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New Release: I’ll Risk It by Joe & The Anchor

A couple of months ago Joe & The Anchor were booked by over 100 fans for an amazing show in Malmö through Emues. Now they have released their second single, I’ll Risk It.

“We wanted the video to emphasise the feeling of the song rather than the story.”

The video is created together with Mattias and Markus Thernström Florin, who also made the video to Keep Your Head Up High.Nora Birde plays the main character.

Watch the interview SPOTLIGHT: Joe & The Anchor, made in October last year.

Listen to I’ll Risk It on Spotify

Would you like to see Joe & The Anchor live?

  1. Sign in to Emues
  2. Click Suggest New Concert and type Joe & The Anchor
  3. Select a venue and click Suggest! Easy.

Watch: Ship Coming in by J.Tex and The Volunteers

J.Tex and The Volunteers, are inviting you on a road-trip through Sweden – in the wait for the release of their new album.

The album Old Ways vs. New Ways is released January 30th on Heptown Records. J.Tex was one of the first to get booked through Emues by his fans! Suggest a gig with J.Tex here.

Book a band to club Kick-Start!

The amazing people behind club Kick-Start in Malmö, Sweden, are using Emues as a tool to explore and book new talented up-and-coming bands. Throughout 2014 several bands have been booked by their fans through Emues for club Kick-Start at Babel in Malmö.

With the help of friends and fans you have the possibility to choose a band to get booked at this amazing club, where talents like The Ark, The Sounds, Magnus Tingsek, Helena Josefsson, David & The Citizens, The Rasmus and Sahara Hotnights all started their careers.

Suggest a band

Suggest a band by signing in to Emues.com and:

  1. Click ‘Suggest New Concert’
  2. Select the band(s) of your choice. (Can’t find the band you want? Encourage them to register on Emues, it’s free!)
  3. Select “Kick-Start @ Babel” as venue and pick a date during the Spring. (Available dates: Jan 29th, Feb 26th, March 12th & 26th,  April 16th and May 7th)
  4. Click the green button ‘SUGGEST’

Screenshot, Suggest Concert

To make it on to KICK-START’s official program, submit your suggestion before January 30th!

Read more about Kick-Start and some of their previous bookings through Emues:

Get to know some of the bands better and check out these interviews:

Do you have any questions? Please reach out to us via email, (crew@emues.com), Facebook or Twitter

NEW ARTIST: GARDEN

We had a nice chat with a great duo from Åtvidaberg/Linköping the other day. They go by the name of Garden, they’re new to Emues and they told us about their new EP Framed that is truly amazing. Check out the interview below!

Photo: Sebastian Falk
Photo: Sebastian Falk

Who are Garden and when did they see the daylight?

Garden. is a duo consisting of Julius Norrbom and Joakim Andersson. We’ve been making music together and been friends since 2012. 

Can you explain your process of making music?

We often improvize. For the most part Joakim starts laying down a guitar phrase and we just keep adding our elements of choice. I’ll try out some vocal ideas or pre-written texts on top of it. The core of a track is almost always finished in a night and then we tear our hair out over it for a few weeks.  

What inspires you?

Feelings in general.

Are there any particular artists that have influenced Garden? 

I’d say that we cover most of the musical trenches between us. Everything from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Moderat to Aesop Rock. I think It’s hard to specify your influences, but of course stuff you listen to finds its way into your own music. I listen to a lot of upcoming Swedish artists right now like Alice Boman, maybe you’ll be able to hear that in our future songs, maybe not. 

Tell us about the Framed EP?

Since we made our first song Another Face together we felt an urge to make something more cohesive. Then Joakim abandoned me for a year and ran away to Vancouver so the work pace slowed down a bit. We finished the song Framed over the Internet, emailing tweaks to each-other every other day while he was staying on the other side of the pond. As soon as he got back this summer we finished the other three songs on the EP and just released it. We’ve done exactly everything on this release by ourselves just to see if we could.

Do you have any final shout outs you would like to share with us?

Never trust a man in a hat. 

Would you like to see and hear more of Garden? Suggest a gig with them in your town through Emues.com.

Spotlight: MAKKS

Who is MAKKS and when did he see the daylight?

Makks is an old rudeboy with a lot of gentleman qualities. He has been DJing for about 6 years, and been producing for about 4 years.

How would you describe a typical MAKKS-set?

A typical Makks set starts off at around 85 bpm with some slow wine tunes, then I work myself up tempo-wise. A main thing for me is to keep the energy flowing during my set, and not just jump from one track to another. Then it makes more sense for the crowd so they let go of their phones and start dancing. And musically I mix club music with dancehall, reaggeton, zoukbass and other rhythmical stuff!

What have you been up to this summer and what’s coming up?

Mostly working my daytime job, then been BBQing  every other day, and of course doin’ some beats.

Which track should we absolutely not miss out on this summer?

Oufff, there is so much good music coming every day. From my ringside, you should definitely listen to “Dem Show Me” from myself & Milanrepa out on Fresh Bed Recordings, and I heard my breddas Cocotaxi are cooking up something big for DuttyArtz in NYC!

MAKKS will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

Spotlight: Jesper Bohman

When did the artist Jesper Bohman see the daylight? 

Jesper Bohman is a trippy DJ based out of the woods of Småland. I started to DJ/produce in my bedroom back in 2011, but I still find it extremely difficult to release something because I’m so self-critical. So I prefer to play others’ stuff and keep struggling with my own shit.

How would you describe a typical Jesper Bohman-set? 

With two words: Chopped & screwed. A great variety of new beats and the most classic RnB songs with a new twist. There’s nothing better than a high-pitched RnB voice with some electronic beats hammering in the background.  ( ˘ ³˘)❤

What have you been up to this summer and what’s coming up?

I’ve been working on my own material and I hope to be able to drop an EP this autumn.  Upcoming gigs this summer is Emmabodafestivalen and a lot more craziness with the Pizza Slize Crew.

Which track should we absolutely not miss out on this summer?

Acqua di Losó – Lorentz. This song is pretty dope for being Swedish.

Jesper Bohman will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

Spotlight: Zophy

Who is Zophy and when did she see the daylight?

Zophy is an electro/house/complextro DJ based out of Malmö, Sweden. I started to DJ together with a friend, on some really old and crappy equipment in my living room back in 2010. Back then we were DJing in a duo together, but in early 2013 I decided to go solo and that’s when Zophy was born.

Can you try to explain a typical Zophy-set?

A typical Zophy-set includes a lot of energy, base and all those electro sounds that I love. The most important thing for me during a set is to connect with the audience. I think the hardest part about being a DJ is to constantly read the audience to see what they like and what they react to. It’s all about that. Also, I always try to throw in some surprises, something that the audience doesn’t expect, that I know they’ll love.

What’s the ambition with Zophy and what happens in the future?

My ambition right now is to keep on doing my thing and to have fun with it. I want to keep playing the music I love and to make people dance. I hope that the future will bring some really interesting stuff. I have some projects for this autumn/winter, but nothing is final so I have to keep it a secret for now.

Zophy will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

Emues DJ Showcase

Last fall Emues had a showcase at Mitt Möllan in Malmö, Sweden, where some of all great bands on Emues were showcased. Now it’s time for the DJ acts! Some of all the awesome DJ acts are going to perform a special set for this showcase.

Saturday July 26th Emues will be taking over Stora Galleriet inside Mitt Möllan. Great music from awesome DJ acts (with more acts to come), refreshing beer from Pripps and a chance to get to know more about Emues vision that will change the concert industry. Emues is additionally always interested in talented and stoked new additions to our team (read about me here on the blog 😉

See you at Mitt Möllan! And hey, don’t forget to attend the Facebook-event.

MAKKS

MAJA GOFFE

SLACKIN’ BEATS

JESPER BOHMAN

More acts to be announced…

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Most played on Spotify in Sweden today – ‘Din Soldat’ by Albin ft. Kristin Amparo

Today Albin and Kristin Amparo hit the top with their track ‘Din Soldat’, being the most played song on Spotify in Sweden.

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We love Albin and his new single ‘Din Soldat’, the looping beats and the up-lifting crystal clear lyrics, hit you straight in your midsummer heart. So we have put down the lyrics for this track on paper for you (In Swedish, feel free to Google Translate). Enjoy!

Lyrics for Din Soldat by Albin.

Låt mig vara din soldat. Låt mig vara din soldat. Har du också tänkt sista gången, och gjort samma misstag om igen sen. Har du också legat vaken flera nätter panik massa pressade tänder. Har du också  lovat dig själv att imorn tar jag tag i mig själv. Har du också provat deras norm, och sen insett att du inte är som dom. Har du också satt i en bil, bara kört till du inte har bensin. Har du också tänkt att om jag flyr, kommer allt bli bra inuti. Har du också fattat tillslut att den enda som kan rädda dig är du.Du behöver inte bära allt själv, för jag har känslan precis som du känt.

Jag har sett hur den där skiten alltid tär på dig, jag kommer kriga för din skull och finnas där för dig. När du stupar nästa gång så vill jag bära dig. Låt mig vara din soldat.

Har du också kört huvudet i väggen så hårt att det känns som du sprängt det. Har du också svurit att aldrig ge upp det du drömt om som framtid. Har du ocskå stått på ditt jobb, sen känt att du är värd med än så. Har du också stressat ihjäl dig för en lön som knappt ger dig själ nej. Jag har också tappat ibland och snabbt försökt komma ikapp. Jag har också set när du faller och försökt bygga nytt ifrån marken. Jag har också varit nära min gräns så jag fattar precis hur det känns. Men jag lovar att allt kommer vända om vi lovar att tro på oss själva.

För dom pekar, blinkar in oss vinkar hitåt, måste bli nåt, skapar normer, väcker sorger, skapar luftslott utav ångest, informerar, propagerar, ger oss manus för att leva, så vi blundar för det skeva, men om du frågar kan vi segra!

Albin is on Emues, sign in and book him for a concert

  1. Sign in to Emues
  2. Suggest a show with Albin, to be booked by you and an amazing crowd!

 

Watch First Aid Kit perform “Silver Lining” on Letterman

“I am moving to Stockholm, and I’d be happy to run your errands” – David Letterman.

As I am a big fan of this duo, I just wanted to share this video with you all.

Watch the amazing sisters in First Aid Kit perform “My Silver Lining” from their new album “Stay Gold” on the Late Letterman show.

Be sure to check out their new album below on Spotify.

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