Danish producer Kasper Bjørke released his third album, Fool, this month on HFN music. He makes a brilliant blend of electronic pop and has caught the eye of some wondrous producers. He chats to us about wanting to work with Bjork in the past (Bjorke and Bjork), his previous project with Whomadewho’s Tomas Barford and “riding the white horse” with Laidback – that’s code for collaborating.
‘Heaven‘ is a coverversion of The Rolling Stones old classic from the 1981 „Tattoo You“ album, which Kasper Bjørke has turned into a rousing, floating and sublime post-disco summer anthem.
The strings are performed by top dog Italian string composer and arranger Davide Rossi (best known for his work with Goldfrapp, The Verve, Coldplay and the latest Alicia Keys hit „New York“). Vocals are by Danish Louise Foo, leadsinger in the much talked about new band Giana Factory, which will drop their debut album later this year. The song‘s dreamlike atmosphere has been perfectly transcribed into a stunning music video by Florence Tetier, Swiss graphic designer, art director and multi artist, who has done both Kasper‘s album artwork as well as making the video for the 1st single „Young Again“ together with Florian Joye and Karim Huu Do. For „Heaven“ Florence teamed up once more with her friend Florian Joye, a photographer and multi artist and came up with an installation scenario where mirrors, star-filters, a wind-machine, lipgloss, makeup and a beautiful girl in a wonderfully designed dress makes you feel like you‘ve been swirled into a burlesque, sensual waiting room - propably somewhere between heaven - and hell....?
„Heaven“ is taken from the Danish talent‘s second album ‚Standing On Top of Utopia‘ which was recently released on hfn music to much international applause. Magazines like Dazed & Confused, Nylon, Artrocker, Time Out NYC, Dj Mag as well as numerous blogs like Big Stereo and Dummy have been full of praises so far...
Kasper's hot & fresh new single 'Young Again' on HFN Music is out now. Check it out!
Kasper Bjørke, one of Copenhagens most renowned producers and DJs , announces his second long-player exclusively on hfn music!
‚Standing on top of Utopia‘ will drop in February 2010, and ‚Young Again‘ is the first single to be released in anticipation of what is sure to be a momentous album.
Featuring the mesmerising vocal talents of fellow dane Jacob Bellens, and bundled along with three simply unmissable remixes from WhoMadeWho, Lopazz & Zarook and Serge Santiago, ‚Young Again‘ is a heart-warming tale of love and life, told through the eyes of a hopeless romantic.
Kasper‘s unique instrumentation and production skills add up to him being one of the most important, young musicians emerging at the moment.
This single shows off his potential for producing hit records, not only with classy, catchy melodies and re-listen-ability but with A-Class studio finesse too!
Jacob Bellens, of ‚I Got You On Tape‘ and ‚Murder‘ fame is well known amongst Copenhagen‘s indie scene, and so it made perfect sense that Kasper teamed up with him, to create this spellbinding, modern pop song.
Kasper then asked Italian string composer Davide Rossi (who has previously worked with artists such as Goldfrapp, Royksopp and The Verve) to perform a cinematic stringsection, making the soundscape of Young Again complete.
To top everything, Swiss graphic designer and multi artist Florence Tetiér and her collective Fortune have created a beautiful music video, to give Young Again a strong visual side as well.
Danish indie disco kids WhoMadeWho provide an amazing interpretation full of live instrumentation mixed with casually dubbed electronic undercurrents. Wrapping the original vocal in a pair of skin tight jeans ready to rock out to house music, this hypnotic analogue version is as individual as it is versatile!
Serge Santiago is a name any respectable electronic music follower should be familiar with. Blending funky italo disco, acid house and everything between, his DJ sets and productions hold him in a class of his own. Santiago‘s ‚Italo Boot Mix‘ whips things into a frenzy, just in time for summer closing parties worldwide!
Remix duties are also dutifully fulfilled by Heidelberg‘s Lopazz and Eddie Zarook, who have been friends and studio partners for many years. Lopazz, who‘s countless releases for labels like Get Physical, adds his classic analogue tweaked out touch, while Zarook blends in a touch of deep and techy minimal house into the mix.
Danish fellow Kasper Bjørke delivers a quality DJ mix here. His forthcoming release "Young Again" on hfn music, with remixes by WhoMadeWho, Serge Santiago and Lopazz & Zarook, is to be released Oct. 21st, accompanied by a beautiful music video. More infos on this soon!
Kasper Bjørke´s Farewell & Goodbye to The Summer 2009 Dj Mix
01: Pollyester - The Indian (Mock & Toof Remix)
02: Matthew Dear & Seth Troxler - Hurt
03: Siopis - Im on Miami
04: Misstress Barbara - Dance Me To The End Of Love (T. Schumacher Remix)
05: Bon Iver - Re:stacks (T. Barfod Bootleg)
06: H.O.S.H. - Better & Sweet
07: Kenton Slash Demon - Brunn
08: Kasper Bjørke - Danish Bastard
09: Justin Martin & Claude VonStroke - Beat That Bird
10: Catz 'n Dogz feat. Pol_On - Lolek & Bolek
11: Sabb - Love Hurts
12: Kasper Bjørke - The Great Derangement (Catz ´n Dogz / Pol_On Skandal Mix)
13:Skatebard - Sgnelkab - Mental Overdrive Remix
14: Patrick Chardronnet - Piper
15: Wareika - Burni