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SESSION: Adam Green and Binki Shapiro

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Adam Green (The Moldy Peaches) and Binki Shapiro (Little Joy, Beck) formed after touring together and exchanging texts about a possible collaboration, the outcome, a three song EP ‘Fall’. After proving a success they began writing material for their self titled album ‘Adam Green & Binki Shapiro‘. With no romantic ties between the pair Green and Shapiro spire off each others own relationship experiences to a 50’s/60’s folk pop soundtrack.

CREDITS

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

Location: Supersonic Studio CPH

 

SESSION: Egyptian Hip Hop

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Manchester based Egyptian Hip Hop formed in late 2008, the band attracted attention early on from major UK music publications such as NME, The Fly and Q after extensively playing venues in their home town. In December 2009, they released single ‘Rad Pit’ as a free download on an NME mixtape featuring hotly tipped acts of 2010. Spring 2010 saw them release ‘Wild Human Child’ and ‘Heavenly’ as a double A side, between this they featured at several UK festivals and also played support slots with Girls and Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti. They released single ‘SYH’ in the lead up to their debut album ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ in October 2012 released on R&S Records.

 

CREDITS

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

Location: Supersonic Studio CPH

SESSION: Jacob Bellens

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For
 the 
past 
10 
years, Jacob 
Bellens 
has 
been 
at the forefront of the Danish music scene earning a great reputation with duo-project Murder, fronting I Got You On Tape (see I Got You On Tape’s session here) along with several external collaborations. 
His 
signature 
is 
his 
strong, 
deeply 
emotional 
vocal
 performances, 
coupled 
with 
highly 
poetic 
lyrics 
and 
tightly 
calibrated 
musical
 arrangements. He recently released his debut solo album ‘The Daisy Age’ receiving critical acclaim in Danish media. On a blustery/chilly Saturday morning in Copenhagen he came and performed lead single ‘Heart Of Africa’ from ‘The Daisy Age’ and also gave us a sneak preview of things to come with two new tracks, ‘Another Lung’ and ‘Northern Lights’.

 

 

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard Holm
Mix/Master: Troels Damgaard Holm
Location: Supersonic Studio CPH

SESSION: Schultz and Forever

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Schultz and Forever’s lead man Jonathan Schultz captured the attention of the Danish media in 2011 after releasing his debut EP ‘Odd Stories‘. He continued to build hype by playing popular sets at SPOT festival and across Denmark, in May 2012 he was placed number 1 on the highly regarded DR P3 ‘Det Elektriske Barometer’. With mature gruff vocals comparable to The Tallest Man On Earth/Mumford and Sons/Dylan and song writing credentials to match at only 18 years of age. Schultz and Forever has just released their second EP ‘Celine‘ in January 2013 on Cracki Records.

You can download ‘Odd Stories’ HERE for free.

Schultz and Forever will be playing this years Roskilde Festival on the Pavilion Junior Stage 14:30 on 01.07.2013

CREDITS

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

SESSION: Shiny Darkly

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Copenhagen post rock quartet Shiny Darkly first came to the fore front of the Danish music scene in the spring of 2012 after releasing their 6 track debut EP ‘Shiny Darkly‘ on Crunchy Frog Recordsand playing a set at Roskilde Festival 2012. Their influences are heavily leaning towards late 70’s/early 80’s post rock, particularly Joy Division/The Jesus and Mary Chain. 2013 sees them going to the USA to play showcases at SXSW and the Canadian Music Festival. We expect their debut album in the latter part of the year.

 
Shiny Darkly – You Feel Like You Should

 

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Nikolaj Vinten
Mix/Master: Troels Damgaard
Location: Supersonic Studio CPH

SESSION: Cody

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Danish folk septet Cody was formed by Kaspar Kaae back in 2004 inspired by a mix of folk/pop melodies with hints of post rock and nordic glum. The band released their debut album ‘Songs‘ in 2009 on the back of hype around their first EP ‘Cody‘. They released their second EP ‘Under The Pillow, Under The Elms‘ in the summer of 2011 in the lead up to their Roskilde Festival performance and recently released their second album ‘Fractures‘ late summer last year in Denmark (1st February 2013 rest of Europe). Cody are known for their intimate and honest live shows consistantly gaining rave reviews from Danish and International media alike.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Troels Damgaard Holm
Audio mix/master: Leif Bruun
Master: Nikolaj Vinten
Location: Black Tornado

SESSION: Reptile Youth

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Energetic post punk/synth pop duo Reptile Youth formed in Aarhus back in 2009 (now based in Copenhagen). Since then they’ve toured Europe and Asia extensively building hype around their intense live performances. Their critically acclaimed self titled debut album ‘Reptile Youth’ was released in the fall of 2012 on HFN and are set to continue wreaking havoc across Europe, North and Central America in 2013 stopping off at SXSW (US), Marvin Festival (MEX), New Blood Festival(UK), Smuk Festival (DK) to name a few…….

CREDITS

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

 

SESSION: The Luyas

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Out of the bustling music scene of Montreal comes indie-rocker’s The Luyas. Their debut album ‘Faker Death’ was released in 2007 on Pome Records (You’ve Changed Records). In the summer of 2010 the band signed to Dead Oceans Records after Pome disbanded. They released their follow up album ‘Too Beautiful To Work‘ in February 2011, for which they recieved a Polaris Music Prize shortlist nomination. The band switched to Paper Bag Records for their third album release ‘Animator‘ in October 2012. We caught them while touring with fellow Canadians Destroyer on their short European tour in support of ‘Animator’.

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Nikolaj Vinten
Audio mix: Troels Damgaard
Location: Supersonic CPH

SESSION: Ring Them Bells

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Copenhagen “noise rockers” Ring Them Bells first came to light at the start of 2012 after they released teaser track ‘Technicolor’ on their social media. With powerful riffs at the center, along with curvy melodies and seductive vocals the band have taken inspiration from ’60s soul and blues roots combined with acid and noise. They’ve recently finished recording their debut album, set to be released at the start of February 2013. We met up with them on the final day of recording. Featuring: Marcus Bror Forsgreen (guitar) and Laila Macfarlan (percussion)

CREDITS

Production: Here Today
Sound engineer: Nikolaj Vinten
Assistant engineer: Martin Birket-Schmidt
Audio mix/master: Nikolaj Vinten
Location: Black Tornado (by Nikolaj Vinten)
Mixed at: Supersonic (by Nikolaj Vinten)

SESSION: Mac DeMarco

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Mac DeMarco started up his solo venture as a bedroom project after moving to Montreal, Canada. Labeled as “slacker rock” (or “jizz jazz”) he first grabbed the attention of media with his debut EP ‘Rock and Roll Night Club’ (April 2012) released on Captured Tracks, who were impressed by his debut and decided to release a full length album ‘2’ in the fall of 2012. ‘2’ was recieved well by critics, scoring 8.2 in Pitchfork and claiming ‘Best New Music’.

CREDITS

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

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