The man with his iconic glasses -music visionary Kenneth Bager is a pioneer, music lover, label owner, and record hunter and collector. Through his legendary Club Coma and subsequent stints with Danish National Radio, he has been on air for 4 decades p..
The man with his iconic glasses -music visionary Kenneth Bager is a pioneer, music lover, label owner, and record hunter and collector. Through his legendary Club Coma and subsequent stints with Danish National Radio, he has been on air for 4 decades promoting dance music. These days he also does a weekly monday radio show for Ibiza Sonica.
Kenneth Bager started out as a dj i 1979, he has played a numerous of styles, House, Jazz Funk, Electro, Reggae, Mombathon, Disco, Chill Out, Balearic - anything that goes with a strong identity. His collection is over 70.000 vinyls and cds.
He has played in some of the world s most famous clubs and Festivals: Bestival, Roskilde, The Big Chill, Mayday, The Omen and Dorian Gray in Frankfurt, Amnesia, Cafe Del Mar, KU, Sa Trinxa, Space, Mambo, Sunset Ashram, Khumares and Pacha in Ibiza, Spectrum in London, Roxy in Amsterdam, 1985 djing with Marco Trani in Hysteria in Rome, Quatar, Oslo, Manchester, Munich, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cannes, Dubai and playing a numerous of raves in the UK in the early 90 ties as the Act Dr Baker - famous for their track "Kaos". In 1992 he did the remix of The Overlords - Sundown - a remix that took 2 months to make and became a european techno classic. He has been in the top 100 of the world best best dj's in Dj magazine.
Kenneth is also a regular at high profile private parties and has been spinning for Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, Talk Talk, New Order and Heaven 17. Over the years he has been following the moods and ever evolving sides of dance culture visiting clubs like Camden Palace ( hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan), The Wag Club, Mud Club, David Mancusos The Loft, Shake and Finger Pop, Future, The Trip, Dingwalls, The Box, High on Hope, Caister Soul Weekender and
He has ran several labels with great success in Scandinavia, Coma Records where he released, international dance hits from: The Klf, The Shamen, Moby, FPI Project and Dance to Trance. Later the label was called Flex and the line of international dance hits continued: Ramirez, Storm, Hypetraxx, Celvin Rotane, Heller N Farley , Dub Tractor, Josh Wink, IIO, Night crawlers, Baby D, Jx, B.B.E. In total Flex sold over 4 million units and had tracks on over 40 million units of compilations.
Names like: Gotan Project, Sven Vath, Bob Jones, The Klf, Norman Jay, Torsten Fenslau, Colin Faver, Jay Strongman, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Guru Josh, The Orb and Metro Area have all played at some of the numerous events and gigs that Kenneth has been involved in.
Next stop was the 2 cd compilation called Music For Dreams that lead to the label of the same name, it started out as a lounge /chill label but has evolved into a label without any boundaries: Bliss,Fagget Fairys, Laidback, Dj Disse, Banzai Republic, Lulu Rouge, N*Grandjean, Jazzbox, Luke, Giana Factory, Specktors and Aura has all generated sales of over 2 million units.
Kenneth has organzied a Music For Dreams Festival - a combination of Live acts like Jose Gonzales and djs like Carl Craig, Radio Slave and Valentin Huedo, a chill out area at the Roskilde Festival with the biggest line up of international chill out names ever to attend Denmark, he has even done a weekly dance programme on TV.
He has done two solo albums under the moniker: The Kenneth Bager Experience - a weird and wonderful happy place where balearic electronica soundtracks, scenes of decadence, beautiful women - frolic in lacy underwear, white rabbits are regarded as equals. Featured guests on the two albums include: Violin wizard Jean Luc Ponty, Julee Cruise ( Twin Peaks), Aloe Blacc and Thomas Troelsen ( Private/ Junior Senior). His tracks has been used in several commercials, campaigns and, movies ( amongst: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
Kenneth's latest venture is doing regular nights at the famous danish Museum Loisianna, and recently he started a new danish festival on an island called Lille Ø - a food and music festival with one of the owners of the worlds best restaurant Noma, Claus Meyer. His well-established radio presence continues to push Electronic Dance Music with regular shows and he is working on his forthcoming album "Follow The Beat" to be released in 2013. Pete Tong recently aired the title track to great response.....