Archive | February, 2011

Those DARN Swedish people!!

26 Feb

They did it again. The Swedes.
Won the never-ending cool-music-factor-competetion!

Denmark really has a lot of GREAT stuff happening on the music scene, but somehow that special Swedish touch, just always sneaks in and adds an extra layer of laid back and effortless cooooooool to things from up north. It’s equally annoying and inspirational ;)

Stumbled across this today (thanks to Friedericke Guggolz!) and I totally love it!

 

Love it love it love it!! For more on Nottee go here.
Enjoy the weekend!

//Ida

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START! MELT! SPOT

21 Feb

I’m trying to narrow down my choice of festivals this year. Not easy, not easy.

The 3 in the headline are al ready on the list, and I just stumbled across the resemblance in the names and the common use of !!!!

Also known as the :

CAN YOU SENSE HOW INSANELY AWESOME THIS IS GOING TO BE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!” ; )

The SPOT! festival is in Denmark, in a town called Århus and takes pride in giving you the some of the best Danish acts, that you haven’t heard (a lot) about yet and some really cool foreign names as well. There’s not a lot on the programme yet, but you can check it out at the SPOT website. Besides being quite cheap, this is an insanely cosy festival with an audience mixed of music-interested/music-industry/music-geeky 25-50 year olds.

START! festival is a local Copenhagen festival, also showing a lot of new talent.It’s basically in my backyard, so I find it impossible not to go! Earlier they’ve had some calendar issues, because every Copenhagen event insisted on using the same exact weekend! – leading to somewhat poorly interest in all of the events. But this year START! has the weekend of 16.-18. og June all to themselves (in my calendar, anyways) so it should be exciting to join them!

The festival takes place in the old meatpacking district at Vesterbro in Copenhagen, and it has a cosy, yet raw, feel to it. And a lot of their “this is gunna be huge!” were right on. Actually most of the new-ish acts, that I saw at START! back in 2009, have really hit the radio stations/festivals/tv-stations masses this year. For instance the adorable disco-dancy-perfect-company of Vinnie Who and also another interesting Danish act called Kings of dark disco.
This years program is yet to be revealed, but you can check out the earlier years at the START! website and make sure to flag the dates in your calendar.

And now for the final “OMG!! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FREAKIN AWWWEEEEESOME!!!” exclamation mark : the MELT! festival.

Although based in Germany, I’ve never been there nor heard of this extravaganza up until the summer of 2010 where I went to Sonar (no exclamation mark) in Barcelona, and met lovely new friend Cris, who introduced me to a ton of nice new friends, and also : MELT! Focusing mainly on electro and electro rock, this must be my kind of heaven on earth! Seriously … look at this trailer, how can I not go ? ; )

MELT! Festival 2011 Trailer #2 from Melt! Festival on Vimeo.

For more on MELT! go check out their website The program is nowhere near complete yet, but already now MELT! 2011 includes exciting acts as : Modeselektor, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pulp, Robyn, Sbtrkt, Ellen Allien, Junip, White Lies, Cut Copy and Junior Boys! Cool. Check out the rest of the line-up here. Looks goooooood!

So, 3 festivals are settled up until now. I’m thinking … 4 more to come. Maybe 5. Uh, actually it’s 6 including the Reeperbahn festival in september … I’m pretty sure I need to get some more jobs to make this happen ; )

Yai!

//Ida

I saved it for a rainy day …

11 Feb

A couple of weeks ago I went on a bike ride in the most beautiful snow-covered, sunny Sunday weather ! The perfect weather to fall in love with Copenhagen all over again!

I saved the pictures for at rainy day … which is today.

Enjoy!



So. Remember these wonderful places in our lovely, lovely town! Suck out all the energy of the sunny, shiny photos … because supposedly the snow is coming back tomorrow. Hang in there! Spring is aaaaaalllllmost here!

Have a good weekend : )

//Ida

Lovely, lovely Glasser!

9 Feb

Glasser is the stage name of L.A. musician, Cameron Mesirow. I found her debut album “Ring” at the Rough Trade shop at Brick Lane market in London in october last year, and ever since then I’ve been completely smitten.

Her album really took to my liking and it was with me a lot of the time while I was travelling ’round Europe. Maybe I have an extra dimension to her music, because of all the memories? but I reeeeeeeally like it!

Listen to the first track on the album: “Apply”.

Maybe you already know her and love her to?
If you saw some of the picture movies I made along the trip, you’ll probably remember her sound to. For instance the one from the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, that I’m still totally in love with.
The track here is called, T. (Make sure to pass the cemetery if you’re in the eastern part of Paris at some point. HUGE experience!)

Anyways! Glasser has my best of recommendations and you should really get moving and spend a little money on this brilliant piece of work! Being a big fan of the Fever Ray project, I wasn’t at all surprised to read that two of the Fever Ray producers Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid (alongside producer Ariel Rechtshaid) were also involved in the making of “Ring”. An album that doesn’t have an ending nor a start, and therefore goes on and on for ever and ever in a never ending loop …

Or, at least it could :)

Also, you might wanna check out this loooooovely remix that Jamie XX did last year. “Tremel” in it self is a really nice track, but Jamie XX added some more bass, changed the tempo a few places and in my opinion, really made a perfect remix! (Kinda makes you feel like it’s already Friday night!)

Live at Lille Vega
This Sunday Glasser finally came to Copenhagen and I went to see the concert with some good friends. Yai!
It totally met my expectations – and then some.

Really an amazing concert where everything just fits together and where sound, light, costumes and the intensity of the music just makes everything flow towards you, grab you and gently suck you into all the wonders.

Ahhh … A perfect way to end a weekend and begin a new week!

For more on Glasser go here and make sure to treat yourself to her album. It’s available at iTunes store. Really easy. I’m totally convinced that you deserve it …
It’s Wednesday!

//Ida

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