Posts Tagged ‘John Dahlback’

Tuesday Tunes: Syke n’ Sugarstarr

| May 18th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Syke n’ Sugarstarr – the name is synonymous with pure house music. Since the late 1990s the duo has crafted a whole series of worldwide club hits, firmly establishing them as top producers and DJs. In the dance scene they are renowned for their knack of setting new trends.

As well as a host of their own tracks, S’n'S have produced or remixed songs for numerous local and international acts over the past decade. They were behind the Disco Boys” megahit “For You” (which attained gold status) whilst Mousse T, Armand Van Helden, Incognito, Michael Gray and Barbara Tucker are among the many artists to have called upon the services of Syke n’ Sugarstarr.

S’n'S have certainly left their mark on the music industry – as a look at the list of labels they have worked with clearly demonstrates: Ministry Of Sound, Universal Music, Subliminal, Soulfuric, Swingcity, Southern Fried, Peppermint Jam and ,last but most definitely not least, Kontor Records. Germany`s leading dance label has signed an exclusive deal with Syke”n”Sugarstarr.

At the time of writing, “Danz” was setting the world`s dancefloors alight. Previewed at the Miami Winter Music Conference “07 the tune went on to be one of the Ibiza anthems for the summer. With their side project SE:SA the pair stormed into the UK Buzz Chart at #3   with “Like This Like That (Bonstair), enjoying support from the likes of Pete Tong. Syke”n”Sugarstarr were responsible for one of the biggest house tracks of 2006 – “Are You Watching Me, Watching You” (feat Alexandra Prince). Their first album was released as long ago as 2004 – “Best Of Syke”n”Sugarstarr”, a compilation of their finest productions and remixes. The tracklisting featured smash S”n”S hits like “Ticket 2 Ride” (Tikke Tikke, Ride Ride), “Release Your Mind” as well as Gadjo`s success “So Many Times”, which Serhat (aka SE:SA) co-produced.

The most appealing aspect of Syke’n'Sugarstarr is just how fresh they sound, both in their productions and their DJ’ing, which, as anyone who has seen them on the decks will know, is as diverse and experimental as their studio work. The best way to describe them would probably be as musical pioneers, which, in this age of copyists and covers merchants, is exactly what the world needs right now.

Tracklist:
01. John Dahlback feat. Elodie “Bing0” (Original Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio-Edit)
02. Funkerman feat. Ida Corr “Unconditional Love” (House For All Mix)
03. Hardsoul “NRG” (David Penn Remix)
04. Kings Of Tomorrow “Finally 2010” (Fox’n'Feel 2010 Bootleg)
05. Interactive “Who Is Elvis” (David Amo & Julio Navas Remix)
06. Pirupa “Blu”
07. Ron May “No Jazzz” (David Jones & Neuroxyde Remix / S’n'S Edit)
08. Lena Meyer-Landrut “Satellite” (Inpetto Remix)
09. Moby “Wait For Me” (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. James Talk & Ridney “Forever” (Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio Edit)
11. The Prodigy “Omen” (Simmons & Machiavelli Bootleg)
12. Afrojack “Pacha On Acid”
13. Tim Berg “Bromance” (Avicii’s Aren@ Mix)
14. Syke’n'Sugarstarr & Alexandra Prince „So Alive“ (Michael Brun Remix)
15. Paul Kalkbrenner “Bengang“

Hat tip to our resident photo man @Smuncky for sending me this weeek’s Tuesday Tunes.

Play

Vital Radio 091 – Hour 1: DJ Endgame

| April 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

This man needs no introduction. DJ Endgame, the voice of Vital Radio, taking over the resident mix this week.

He’s put together a uniquely Endgame selection of housey tunes that are sure to get you moving. If you like what you hear, join us in Toronto April 17th at Libra Lounge as Endgame, M2J and David Akermanis bring the Vital experience live and direct to Toronto’s King St. West!

Enjoy the mix and have a killer long weekend!

Tracklist:
1. Helvetic Nerds – Salto (Leventina Remix)
2. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
3. Green Power – Meet Me At the Hostel (Club Mix)
4. Viani & Menini ft Terri B – The Revolution (Original Mix)
5. DBN – Jack Is Back (Albin Myers Remix)
6. John Dahlback – Autumn (Extended Mix)
7. Skye ‘N’ Sugarstarr & DBN feat Cosmo Klein – My Belief (Jean Elan Remix)
8. Milk and Sugar ft Ayak – Let the Love Take Over (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Remix)
9. The Black Project – In The Disco (Original Mix)
10. Maboo Inc and Prok & Fitch Umbeki (Matteo Di Marr Mix)

Play

Vital Radio 091 – Hour 2: John Dahlback

| April 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

John Dahlbäck was born in 1985 in a small village not too far away from Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Since everyone in his family was in some way involved with music, it was no surprise when John started making his own. By playing around with his fathers Atari computer, John learned the basics and after several changes in setup he finally found his sound.

His First demo went out at the age of 15 without any luck, but the second demo did pretty good. With a track out on Route 33 and his first 12″ out on Deep4life, John was heading for the big league. After “Music So Sweet” the releases kept coming, and Johns first label was born together with cousin Jesper. As Hugg & Pepp, the cousins have established a worldknown superduo.

So the releases got more and more and John started to become quite a well known producer. By starting the label Pickadoll for the Plantage 13 labelmanagement, John finally had his own imprint. And what an imprint. With artists like Özgur Can, Sebastien Leger, Dada Life, Zoo Brazil, Robbie Rivera, Laidback Luke etc showing up on the label, John Dahlbäcks little baby Pickadoll has grown enormous.

There’s nothing stopping this superstar, with more releases than any other on some of the biggest labels. Who knows what will happen in the future but one thing is for sure, John Dahlbäck will be there. John takes over the Vital decks this week for the Vital Radio Guest Mix!

Tracklist:
1. Copyright – Someday feat. Tasita D’Mour & Imaani
2. Dj PP – Miami Vice
3. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (An21 & Max Vangelis Remix)
4. John Dahlback feat. Elissa – Bingo
5. Stefano Noferini – Burujava
6. Paul Harris, Michael Gray, Jon Pearn & Amanda Wilson – Caught Up (Hook N Sling Mix)
7. Tiesto feat. Nelly Furtado – Who Wants To Be Alone (David Tort Remix)
8. Afrojack – Bangduck
9. The Black Project – Off The Wall (Simioli & Black Remix)
10. Cicada – One Beat Away (Arno Cost Remix)
11. Seamus Haji & Dino Psaras – My Destiny (Nino Anthony Remix)
12. Big World – Quadrillion feat. Markus Binapfl (Moguai Remix)


Play

Who’s on Vital Radio this week, you ask?

| March 25th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Vital Radio Special Guest: John Dahlback


John Dahlbäck was born in 1985 in a small village not too far away from Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Since everyone in his family was in some way involved with music, it was no surprise when John started making his own. By playing around with his fathers Atari computer, John learned the basics and after several changes in setup he finally found his sound.

His First demo went out at the age of 15 without any luck, but the second demo did pretty good. With a track out on Route 33 and his first 12″ out on Deep4life, John was heading for the big league. After “Music So Sweet” the releases kept coming, and Johns first label was born together with cousin Jesper. As Hugg & Pepp, the cousins have established a worldknown superduo.

So the releases got more and more and John started to become quite a well known producer. By starting the label Pickadoll for the Plantage 13 labelmanagement, John finally had his own imprint. And what an imprint. With artists like Özgur Can, Sebastien Leger, Dada Life, Zoo Brazil, Robbie Rivera, Laidback Luke etc showing up on the label, John Dahlbäcks little baby Pickadoll has grown enormous.

There’s nothing stopping this superstar, with more releases than any other on some of the biggest labels. Who knows what will happen in the future but one thing is for sure, John Dahlbäck will be there – and he’s set to join us on Vital Radio this weekend, for Episode 090!

Recognize the name, but can’t place the sound? Check out some of John’s biggest chart-toppers:

John Dahlback: Autumn

John Dahlback: Pyradmid (Dirty South Remix) [One my all time faves!]