Robyn just completed a short run of festivals in North America, including a headline set at Governors Ball. Ahead of these shows she invited some of her favorite artists in dance music from across the globe to remix key tracks from throughout her career, she performed these new versions of the songs live at the brief tour.
Here’s the sublime, cowbell infused and hypnotizing tribal house version of the track “Hang With Me” done up by Axel Boman – the reigning king of electronic dance music in Sweden.
We here at Discobelle are collaborating with Swedish premier electronic music festival Into The Valley for the second year running, 2016 will be second year of the festival and it will be held July 29-30 in the stunning setting of Dalhalla (a former lime quarry turned amphitheater). The concept of Into The Valley is to shed light on some of the most talented artists within the electronic music scene.
This years spectacular lineup includes: Abdulla Rashim, Abelle, Axel Boman, Baba Stiltz, Bella Sarris, Ben Klock, Ben Ufo, Bicep, Black Madonna, Charlotte Thorstvedt, Damian lazarus, Daniele Baldelli, Dixon, DJ Clea, DJ Tennis, Dorisburg (live), Ellen Allien, Four Tet (live), Fred P, Fredrik Stjärne & Cindy Norrby, G-Ha & Olanskii, George Fitzgerald, Gerd Janson, Gidge (live), Haidl & Lindstrøm, Honey Dijon, Hunee, Jamie Principle, Janina, Jeff Mills, Jenny Seth & Love Lagerberg, Joel Mull, Johanna Schneider, John Talabot, Joy Orbison, Kerri Chandler, Kim Ann Goxman, Kink, Kornél Kovács, La Fleur, Levon Vincent, Majkel, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Kling, Maya Lourenço, Mirja, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Move D, Mr Tophat & Art Alfie, Nadja Chatti, Nastia, Nils Schéle, Nina Kraviz, Olof Uhlin, Omar S, Paranoid London, Per Hammar, Praslea, Prins Thomas, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Rollerboys, Roman Flügel, Rødhåd, Sonja Moonear, Tama Sumo, Tini, Tornado Wallace, Young Marco and Zip.
We are proud to present an exclusive competition for two tickets to the festival, just answer this question: How many stages are there at the festival? and send an e-mail to: email@example.com with “Into The Valley” in the subject line. You have until June 28th.
And as an added bonus, Nils Schéle – a prolific Stockholm based dj – did this exclusive mix of grooved out awesomeness that serves as a prelude to the Into The Valley extravaganza this summer. Nils chose some of the tracks he likes to play at the moment and recorded the mix live in his living room. He suggests you listen to the mix to get in the right mood for the party.
Swedish festival Into The Valley has already been named one of the top festivals in the world and it hasn’t even taken place yet, it’s a two day celebration of electronic music where Dalhalla – a former limestone quarry and one of the most unique venues in Sweden – is rebuilt to an open air club. The festival takes place from July 31st to August 2nd in Dalhalla, outside of Rättvik which is located about 280 kilometres from Stockholm and tickets are available here. Artists performing includes Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, Nicolas Jaar, Ricardo Villalobos, John Talabot, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Âme,
Axel Boman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Nina Kraviz, Ida Engberg, Benoit & Sergio, Genius Of Time, Dixon, Kim Ann Foxman, Baba Stiltz, Kornel Kovacs etc.
Into The Valley takes the pulse of the city to the heart of the forest. By being an extension of previous projects the club feeling is intact, though the context is different. An urban club environment is recreated, and maximized while sound, machinery and lineup aligns with Dalhalla’s majestic backdrop of trees, water and sky. The limestone quarry transforms into a stew of deep electronics and artificially created light warped far from its original destination. Into The Valley is a dream come true for everyone involved, and expectations are high.
We here at Discobelle have teamed up with the organizers Segren Hedlund and will present exclusive mixes from some of the performing artists in the weeks leading up to the festival, first out we have an amazing mix from Stockholm dj/producer Jessie Granqvist who gives us 58 minutes of dark and brooding techno, perfect to listen to in the summer heat.
The new AUDION (the moniker of Matthew Dear) single “Dem Howl” featuring the vocal offerings of Danish artist Troels Abrahamsen was released yesterday via Kompakt and it’s a 7 minute long driven, emotional techno infused anthem that has already received love from big names such as Skream, Jamie XX, Daniel Avery, Axel Boman, Mano Le Tough etc. The single comes fully packed with remixes from techno legends Joris Voorn and Michael Mayer.
Kornél Kovacs was born in Stockholm and grew up listening to his Hungarian parents’ Kraftwerk tapes while taking drum, piano and singing classes, fell in love with jungle at the early age of 10 and started djing professionally three years later. Back in 2006 Kornél started throwing parties in his hometown, playing at clubs and festivals all around Sweden as well as in Tokyo, Mexico City, New York, London, Barcelona, Berlin and wherenot. He then began hosting the highly influential P3 Dans show on Swedish national radio, partook in the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy and played a smashing peak time set for a packed Sónar By Day stage in 2009 and continued his quest for world dominance with starting the record label/dj trio/love thang Studio Barnhus together with Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist.
Last year year he started the Puss label together HNNY and now we get his new vinyl only single “1985 Edits” which is basically three stupid fresh edits of tracks from the year he was born, to celebrate the release we here at Discobelle got an exclusive mix recorded live in the basement of the Marie Laveau club in Stockholm that takes on a booming ride through the Kornel soundscape of dirty techno, smooth house and raved up sounds.
BONUS: As an exclusive download, Kornél graciously gave us the cozy, heartfelt and pianobased B-side track “Björn”. Enjoy!