Sat, 8 Aug 2020
The story of Bella Boo is not one of overnight success, thought it may appear as such. If you have been embedded in the wonderful and weird world of Swedish club culture over the last 12 years or so, then would certainly know Bella Boo as one of the most eclectic, informed and hardworking DJs on the scene. Her DJ skills and proclaimed taste for "hybridity" were quick to get noticed, landing her to a 3 year residency at the Swedish National Radio (Sveriges Radio P3).
Next came her taste for music production. Her debut EP ’Music Playing’ was released with Parisian imprint Third Try records, a jazzy & soulful record blessed with a Marcellus Pittman remix.
But it wasn't until the 2018 Studio Barnhus debut ‘Fire’ EP, that the world finally started talking about Bella's extraordinary skills as a music producer – the record's fuzzy R&B harmonics and snappy analog drums prompted Pitchfork to declare it “the flat-out dreamiest thing to come from the label yet”.
This was followed quickly by ‘boyboy’, a universally beloved track on Studio Barnhus Volym
1 compilation, in which she “[drizzled] bluesy sweet nothings over elliptical scrapes and squelches, suggesting Matthew Herbert remixing St Germain” (Pitchfork again).
She followed with the EP ’ Supervillain’ (Studio Barnhus), continuing to expertly straddle the fence between enigmatic dreamlands and groove-locked dance floors, having Resident advisor describe Bella Boo as ” one of the most promising new artists not only on Studio Barnhus, but in house music in general. ”
Going deeper into production, the Swedish grammy nominee DJ/producer has released a full LP in 2019 again on Studio Barnhus called ‘Once Upon a Passion’ Sitting somewhere between dreamy pop and wonky electronica, ‘Once Upon a Passion’ ”is a succinct, nine track exploration of why Bella Boo’s is a voice with listening to in European Electronic Music” (Mixmag). As described by Resident Advisor, it’s "an album that's easy to get swept along with... in a category alongside Robag Wruhme, DJ Koze, Roman Flügel, Axel Boman and Kornél Kovács, artists who mix surprising or humorous sounds with emotions like sadness and melancholy” Since its release, the album’s glowing accolades include a 5 out of 5 review in Dagens Nyheter “DN,” Sweden’s biggest daily paper.
Splitting her time between Stockholm and Log Angeles with her family, she continues to DJ worldwide, with stylings heard best on this Dazed Mix as invited by superstar Robyn for her curatorial Dazed and Confused issue in 2018.
Johanna Beckman has been in the Swedish music scene for almost 15 years. She has worked as an agent and manager, but especially as an organizer and curator - best known for putting together interesting and exciting music programs for festivals and clubs. She is one of the driving forces and responsible for music for the Gagnef Festival. Beckman has helped launch Nobelberget and now works primarily as creative director of Trädgården.
Fabian is a dancer and music collector that has spend endless hours on dancefloors. Some call him the orange bedouin because he is travelling from dance floor to dance floor dressed in orange. Fabian has been DJing for the past decade but does not come from a particular genre, he rather thinks good music is good music. His intention is to make people dance and take the listener on a musical journey, like a storyteller rather than just playing tracks. Fabian believes that life is easier when you are silly, he invites everyone to be as silly as possible when he plays.
Stockholm based Dj and co founder of the concept Dromedar. Always giving the crowd full love and attention, driven of just that connection. The rhythms of different landscapes is her biggest inspiration and blends the worlds of Dark disco, ethnical rhythms, cultures, melodies and musical memories into her most personal story.
Linda Pistol (Departure Badland)
Born in Sweden Linda Pistol is a true Stockholm original. Growing up with two different cultures that are questioning each other, Swedish and Syrian, she had to find her own way to do things. Linda Pistol promoted popular and groundbreaking clubs for 15 years and It really started to take off as she took her own initiative and built and conceptualized the club Kvarteret. Linda is more and less doing everyting to do in music business, she plays records, build clubs, arranging, promotes and produces her own music. Her passion always lays in work to inspire more women in the music industry.
Linda is an interesting contradictive multi-artist to follow. If you get the opportunity to see playing at the club shes playing techno, house, disco and drumnbass with a heavy bass. And this summer you see playing and organizing the Stockholm based Boatclub Departure.
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