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SESSION: The Felines

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The Felines are an all-girl garage punk trio out of Copenhagen consisting of Ditte Melgaard (guitar, vox), Mei Long Bao (drums, vox) and Asta Bjerre (bass, vox). They formed in November 2010 with a shared interest in simple compositions and raw, authentic sound, where imperfections are considered a treasured virtue. The music is defined by their love for old and new garage punk and punk bands, as much as a rich vocal part where everyone sings the lead.


The Felines – “A Man Stuck In Your Mind”


The Felines – “Pretty Boy”

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard
Audio mix: Troels Damgaard
Master: Martin Birket-Smith
Location: Black Tornado

SESSION: Taragana Pyjarama

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Taragana Pyjarama aka Nick Eriksen, started his solo project back in the fall of 2010, he has been compared with other electronic artists such as James Holden, John Talabot and Gold Panda. Taragana Pyjarama gained an international breakthrough when he signed to French label Fool House in the spring of 2011, releasing his self titled debut EP. German label Kompakt then offer him the chance to record a full length studio album on the back of the EP’s online success, this debut album Tipped Bowls showed a slightly darker/experimental side to his music. Come autumn 2012 Nick Eriksen went to work in his home studio to produce the follow-up to Tipped Bowls, the outcome Nothing Hype which was released in June of this year. With the release of the mini-album Nothing Hype came critical acclaim from a range of Danish and international media alike, firmly putting Copenhagen on the electronic map.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard
Audio mix: Troels Damgaard
Master: Nikolaj Vinten
Location: Black Tornado

SESSION: Kool A.D.

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Representing San Francisco and the Bay area Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D. first came to fame with fellow rapper Heems and hype man Dapwell in Queens based rap act Das Racist. After they disbanded in 2012 both Kool A.D. and Heems went in their separate directions, in a busy first year Kool A.D. released two mixtapes The Palm Wine Drinkard and 51, he kept up the pace in 2013 releasing another two 63 and 19 (the latter 3 mixtapes named after San Francisco bus lines)On a sweltering summer day in June Kool A.D. stopped by our basement studio with his DJ and visual guitarist to give us a run down of tracks from both 51 and 19.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Rune Klausen
Audio mix/master: Rune Klausen

Location: Supersonic CPH

SESSION: Ásgeir

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Classically trained Ásgeir Trausti mixes the raw powerful sound of his tender vocals, acoustic guitar and piano with modern electronic features on his debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn. The Icelandic singer/song writer released his debut album to critical acclaim in Iceland taking home 4 awards at the Iceland Music Awards including, Best Album and Best Newcomer. He’s currently in the process of rewriting Dýrð í dauðaþögn into English with a helping hand from John Grant. Ásgeir and his band took time out during Roskilde Festival to come perform Going Home and Lupin Intrigue.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Peter Emil Skielboe Sloth
Audio mix/master: Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson

Location: Tapf Studio

SESSION: Ghost Venue

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“Soothing samples with modern beats & smashing synths” is how Copenhagen based electronic act Ghost Venue (Theodor Storm Kristensen/Benjamin Fischermann) describe themselves, mixing from genres such as soul, RnB, jazz, hip hop, funk, a range of world music and mashes them together with youthful force comparable to acts like DJ Shadow, RJD2, Blockhead etc. Debut albumLooking Back On Broken Pieces’ was released in the latter part of 2012 (and is available as a free download HERE!)

They stormed the Apollo stage at Roskilde Festival in the warm up days to a packed crowd, now you can reminisce that Wednesday evening as the sun is setting across festival grounds as the sounds of Ghost Venue are drifting across Dream City.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Nikolaj Vinten
Audio mix/master: Nikolaj Vinten
Location: Supersonic

SESSION: Broke

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Broke formed in Copenhagen, DK late 2011 after Simon Littauer originally moved to the Danish capital to study management, but after growing frustrations of lack of creativity and the uniform culture in school decided to leave his pipe dream of corporate success behind. Soon after he moved in with Mads Bergland into his Nørrebro apartment with the sole purpose of forming a band. The two named the band Broke on reflection of the youths state of a hopeless and a demoralised generation not to mention their own financial situation at that time. They spent the next year moulding the sound of what Broke has become today, “a digitalised post-punk assault”, with a blend of relentless beats and futuristic psychedelic.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Peter Emil Skielboe Sloth
Audio mix: Simon Littauer
Master: Simon Littauer
Location: Tapf Studio

SESSION: The Woken Trees

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Six piece The Woken Trees formed 2010 in their hometown of Tversted (North Jutland, Denmark) as a group of childhood friends, they soon relocated to Copenhagen where they took over an abandoned house outside the city to rehearse and develop their sound.

The debut album “NNON” was written in 2011/2012 and recorded in late spring 2012. In the summer 2012 the band signed with Pad & Pen Records and the mixing and mastering began. October 2012, the single Yells B/W Holy Water was released which is now followed up by the full album co-released by Fuzz Club Records and Pad & Pen Records in March 2013.

The band will be playing this years Roskilde Festival on the Pavilion Junior Stage 17:30 on 03.07.2013

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard
Audio mix: Tim Harris
Master: Tim Harris
Location: Supersonic

SESSION: Ice Cream Cathedral

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Space pop trio Ice Cream Cathedral formed in 2010 after meeting at the music conservatory in Copenhagen. In the summer of 2012 Anja Lahrmann (vocals, guitar, synth), Anders Bach (drums/synth kor) and Kristian Paulsen (guitar/synth) drove to a secluded cabin in the Swedish woods to record their debut album, the outcome, critically acclaimed record The Drowsy Kingdom. Producer Paul Gold (LCD Sound System, Animal Collective etc) mastered the album and although glimpses of these bands can be heard in the bands sound it goes so much deeper than that, but its a starting point for you to get lost in their sound.

The band will be playing this years Roskilde Festival on the Pavilion Junior Stage 14:30 on 30.06.2013

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard
Audio mix: Troels Damgaard/Anders Bach
Master: Troels Damgaard
Location: Black Tornado

SESSION: Widowspeak

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Brooklyn based indie rock band Widowspeak formed back in 2010 when childhood friends Molly Hamilton (lead vocalist) and the bands former drummer Michael Stasiak moved to New York City. They met with Robert Earl Thomas (lead guitar) early that year and began rehearsing/writing material.  The band released their debut album ‘Widowspeak’ on Captured Tracks in August 2011 to critical acclaim. At the beginning of 2012 they began work on their second album ‘Almanac’ which was released January 2013. They gave us a taste of Almanac performing current single Ballad Of The Golden Hour and Spirit Is Willing along with debut album favourite Nightcrawlers.

 

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard
Audio mix: Nilolaj Vinten
Master: Nilolaj Vinten
Location: Black Tornado

SESSION: Shout Out Louds

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Sweden has a rich history for producing some of the worlds most influential pop music, Shout Out Louds are a band that have developed their sound to rival some of the best indie pop music to come out of the country and establish themselves internationally. The band formed in their hometown of Stockholm as a group of childhood friends Adam Olenius (vocals/guitar), Ted Malmros (bass/guitar), Carl Von Arbin (guitar) and in 2001 completed that line up when Eric Edman (drummer) and Bebban Stenborg (vocals/keys) joined. They found success in their home country in 2003 with debut release Howl Howl Gaff Gaff (which was later released internationally a couple years later in 2005), the band spent the next year touring and hit the States with The Dears boosting the bands profile State side. Their follow up album Our Ill Wills was released in 2007 and to date is their most successful album in both Swedish and aboard. After a short hiatus they returned to studio in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes etc) the outcome 2010’s Work. Their most recent album Optica was released in 2013, they gave Here Today a taste…..

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard Holm
Mix/Master: Martin Birket-Smith

Location: Supersonic Studio CPH

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