When it comes to dark electro pop, The Knife are reigning champions these days. In 2006 the brother and sister combo emerged from their ice cave in Sweden to find themselves front and centre of international attention. The pair have been riding high on the success of their album 'Silent Shout', most recently in Barcelona where crowds in their hundreds jostled for the few limited spaces to catch their live show on the opening day of Sonar 2006.
But for Olof Dreijer, the production mastermind behind the duo, The Knife is not the only tool in his dark cupboard: come nightfall, he swaps FM synthesis for a record bag and spins as DJ Coolof. Sometimes dark, sometimes playful, Coolof has been spinning funky minimal techno around Europe for the two last years. Yet Knife fans be warned: as his management put it, "Don't expect any Knife tunes here, not even a vocal".
In a preview to his debut UK appearance alongside Hardfloor and Trevor Jackson at Together at Turnmills in London on June 24th, RA had a chat to DJ Coolof and a peek in his record bag.