Along with fellow club pioneer Alexander Hofman from S.P.O.C.K the Diskodiktator and Electric Fantastic Sound founder Johan Billing hosted a most popular party at Malmös hot-spot Izakaya Koi this week. Electric Fantastic Sound associate Steve Nilsson also performed selected hits from the DJ booth and the crowd got treated to a non stop output of Depeche Mode favourites and the black celebration didn’t end until into the wee hours of the morning. A big Thank You to all who showed up and naturally to the ever so wonderful crew at Izakaya Koi! The normal Spacelab scheme is back at Vinylbaren later this year…

Summer Spacelab
Some of the guests at the summer Spacelab party.

Libra making soundtrack

Magdalena Krantz of Libra is currently working on new material for a forthcoming album but she is also working on songs for the soundtrack of a coming Swedish splatter movie called “En grav för Jimmy” (“A grave for Jimmy”), directed by Dan Hejman and produced by Dustbin Pictures.

En grav för Jimmy
Still from the Dustbin Pictures movie "En grav för Jimmy"

Disco Wacko debuts with EP

The French electro outfit Disco Wacko is the solo project of Pedro Rousseau. His debut EP on Electric Fantastic Sound is entitled “Blue Box EP” and contains four very interesting tracks about a box and what it contains. The release date is set to August 8.

Disco Wacko

New single from Flux

Finnish trio Flux is back with a new single to follow up the critically acclaimed “Claws And Teeth” from last year. This is the second release from this electronic outfit with the new vocalist Salla Rimmi and the band has gone even further in their attempt to find the ultimate mixture of pop, electronics and a healthy dose of Finnish melancholy.

It has been a long process to find the formula for the new version of the band since the previous singer was replaced after the release of the “Safe + Sound” album. The release date is set to July 25 2011.

Flux - Concrete

“Concrete” is a song about self-esteem and self-image and it was recorded in the land of a thousand lakes and Ville Brusi of the band says: “This one is refreshingly different from our previous singles but except for that there’s really not much we can say more than that it was terribly cold when we recorded it.”

I like how the French version sounds French, the US version sounds American and so on…

The single contains the title track and the exclusive B-side “Ebon” and three bonus remixes by the French band Foretaste, Christopher Anton from the American group Information Society and a very analogue remix from Diskodiktator done entirely on vintage Korg MS-synthesizers! Ville Brusi says: “The Foretaste remix has shades of French cold wave in it, Christopher Anton brings good old American muscle to the song and Diskodiktator remix is very stylish and retro, a kind of a Scandinavian point of view. I like how the French version sounds French, the US version sounds American and so on…”

A new album is in the works and “Concrete” is a teaser of what’s coming!

New single from Social Ambitions

Swedish indie pop duo Social Ambitions announces the release of their brand new single entitled “Commandments”, a powerful anthem for a long hot summer night with influences from Manchester, Berlin and Vince Clarke. The release date is set to August 1 2011.

It is the perfect song for a long hot summers night when you’ve stopped thinking of what is right or wrong.

To celebrate the release of the single the band will perform at the annual Stockholm Pride 2011 on August 5 in central Stockholm.

Social Ambitions

The group that consists of Anders Karlsson and Mikael Arborelius was formed in 2006 and after a
collection of singles their critically acclaimed debut album “Almost Gone” was released in 2010, an album that was nominated as Album of the Year in Manifestgalan 2011, the Swedish alternative Grammy Awards.