Electronic, Progressive House | Pryda – LYCKA

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Collab post from your favorite Swedish partners in crime, Mimada & Rebecca.

”Anyone who listens to this show regularly or knows me personally, will know how I feel about Pryda”, was one of the comments from Zane Lowe on Eric Prydz’s booming hit, “Power Drive.” Tong has never been quiet with his worship of Prydz, and nor have we. This latest release, “LYCKA,” uploaded yesterday for the crowd to indulge in, gives us 100 more reasons to go on about the man and his almighty talents. In fact, Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 have already deemed this the “Hottest Record In The World.”

The title LYCKA, which is ”Happiness” in Swedish, fits the track like a glove, as Prydz now has opened the shutters to his dark (but oh so lovely) California studio. Pryda describes to Lowe his inspiration for the track in a brief interview below, claiming he was simply in a “good place” when he produced this project. And boy do the good vibes radiate through this sound. LYCKA is light, uplifting, just pure bliss, which is much needed in this pitch-black Swedish winter. This guy always knows how to provide listeners with what they need to warm their hearts.

Stick around to catch the interview at the end of this journey of a track, because you will be listening to the friendly voice of the most modest, down to earth DJ in the world. Enjoy his epic work below.


Progressive House | John Newman – Love Me Again (Steerner Bootleg)

Posted by on November 13, 2013



Not long after the release of his “Turn Back Time” bootleg, Steerner is back with another huge track and once again he crushes it. Tracks like these are what keep people interested in the increasingly stale genre that is progressive house. Steerner is easily one of the top young guys coming out of Sweden. All of his productions are just so full and of a professional standard. I enjoy this song so much that I’m going to have to borrow VMan’s ingenious saying and toss down a must listen and must download on this one!

House | Axel Boman – Riding High On Love

Posted by on November 6, 2013

And yet… another contribution from our sweeter than Swedish Fish Swede, Rebecca. I don’t know if you know this about Sweden but they drink about 5x the amount of coffee per day than we do in America so dis girl be busting out posts like it was her job. And who knows maybe one day it might be. Not until she gets some more Twitter followers though (help her out here!). 

If you don’t feel the good vibrations in your whole body from this track, there must be something wrong, because WOW this is addictive. I’ve got that tingling sensation in my skin that goes hand in hand with the discovery of a new favorite song. And this particular one makes me wanna do a spontaneous twirl of happiness. If it wasn’t for my flatmate’s pulled-together presence, honestly I would already have done it.

Opening my Soundcloud stream turned this grey afternoon into a glamorous yet modern, Motown party (…at least in my head, no reaction from my not very engaged roomie). And not to mention, everything Motown makes me melt (my dear family has never been religious apart from praising The Supremes and Jackson 5.) With ”Riding High on Love Edit”, the Swedish DJ Axel Boman does his house version of Jr. Walker and the Allstars’ Motown classic.

Axel Boman is my personal deep house/house crush as he manages to really stand out from the crowd of thousands and thousands of similar DJs. It may has something to do with his down to Earth charm (check his insta and be love struck), but it’s clear his productions possess the originality that makes them most memorable. His ”Purple Drank” got stuck in my head right away the first time I heard it. It was the vocals: One sentence, right where it should be: ”I woke up with your name on my lips.” I woke up with this song stuck in my head, I’ll tell you. And it was pleasurable.

So check out his latest track below, put on your retro shoes and hit the floor with your smoothest moves.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Axel Boman – Riding High On Love


Electronic | Drop Out Orchestra – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Remix) feat. a Swedish Introduction

Posted by on October 28, 2013

My time in Sweden has not only presented me with an abundance of new music, but also quite a handful of musically inclined individuals! Today I introduce to you our newest guest writer, the Swedish vixen that is Rebecca. Check out her very first contribution below, and expect to see more in the future! 

As born and raised in one of the most EDM productive countries in Europe (split with the fabulous Dutchmen), my passion for electronic music developed with the Big Swedes’ earliest breakthroughs. Avicii’s “Penguins,” then with added vocals and sadly renamed and made famous as “Fade Into Darkness,” (I mean, keep it cute and original and let the birdlike mammal have its place in the industry) was my first encounter with electronic music, and with that the start of the radical transformation from the teenage rocker I was, to the grown-up raver I became. I was 16 when it started, now I’m 20, and with the obsession like an Asperger’s kid, I have no plans on stopping. I’m still listening to and keeping up with the development of everything from trance to dirty Dutch, progressive house to hardstyle, but my heart has landed in the emotional, dreamy fields of the “original” house and deep house, and the land of the mind-blowing drops of the electro house. As I’m admiring the work of my wonderful friend, party-shaker-in-crime and talented music knower Mimada, I jumped for joy when she offered a spot as a guest blogger. I feel it to be my mission to give you the input of the Swedish EDM scene beyond Swedish House Mafia and the songs your radio station killed the day they were released. I’m giving you the new and the upcoming, from a Swedes state of mind.

On to the track! Being not 17, not in sweatshirts and flipped caps, the gentlemen of the southern-based Swedish nu disco/deep house duo Drop Out Orchestra bring “maturity”  back to the DJ scene. Having a couple a years behind them may be the best of qualities when it comes to making 70’s disco influential house, as they were actually there when it happened for real. After “Be Free With Your Love” scored the billboard dance chart this year, and their remix of ”Get Lucky” was recognized during an interview with Daft Punk during the one and only Pete Tong’s BBC 1 show, the duo takes on Joy Division and manages to retouch the, sorry for stepping on some people’s toes here, old and gray melody like a facial works its magic on a post-festival face. Eric Prydz, the master of putting the magic back into songs the last decades forgotten (read: repressed), should approve with this Drop Out Orchestra rework.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Drop Out Orchestra – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Remix)

House, Videos | Ylvis – The Fox

Posted by on September 5, 2013

This is the most legendary thing to ever hit the internet. Norway brothers known as “Ylivs” have released the next Gangman Style entitled, “The Fox” which details the life of the fox through very thorough and award winning level lyricism. Prepare for this one to go viral by the end of the day. Believe it or not, these guys are making a name for themselves in Norway, check them out here.

Electronic, House | Rasmus Faber – Indian Summer feat. Frida Sundemo

Posted by on September 4, 2013

As evening approaches over here in the land of the tall, blonde and beautiful, I’ve got a spectacular view out my dorm room window of the sun setting in the horizon. Inspiring, to say the least, to watch it while listening to one of my latest discoveries. Now before I give that away, let me tell you I love house just as much as the next frat star but there comes a point, not just for house but all genres, where everything honestly starts to sound the same. I was worried I had reached that point until I stumbled upon Swedish producer (there seems to be a lot of these floating around FNT lately…), Rasmus Faber. And his latest release, titled “Indian Summer” featuring fellow Swede Frida Sundemo stands out to me the most. Like many a great progressive house tracks, it has the heavenly vocals and pulsating beats but instead of the overused builds and drops, Rasmus provides us with a “musical landscape of meandering and looping piano.” Not bad, right?

As I writer I do my best to share my own unique feelings, but considering my circumstances, the track’s description really nails it on the head for me:

Indian Summer evokes lazy, sunny days of happiness, yet with the imminence of autumn comes a slight sense of foreboding and melancholy that is ever-present in Scandinavian culture. Enjoy the last few rays, the swan song, the gentle passing of time as thoughts look to the future and what could be!

Will do, Rasmus.


Pop, Progressive House | Kim Cesarion – Undressed (Tjernberg Bootleg) + B3TA and Callaway & Rosta remixes

Posted by on September 3, 2013





Ever since this track was previewed 20 days ago, I have been eagerly awaiting its release. So much so, that I scoured soundcloud for any other remix of this song to see if there were any that could satisfy me until I could finally download Tjernberg’s remix. The answer to that is there was, and I have also included those after the break if you want to see for yourself which one you like best. Kim Cesarion is an amazing singer from the land of Sweden, which explains why you nor I had heard of him before and why pretty much everyone who remixed this is also Swedish. Tjernberg provided the perfect instrumental to compliment the superb vocals and even though it is pretty much a pop song, I still find it very enjoyable. Free download below and if you want to hear a couple of other great remixes of this song then click past the break.

Free Download: Kim Cesarion – Undressed (Tjernberg Bootleg)