It’s been four remarkably fun years doing the Moonphases show. To properly commemorate the special occasion we have five of the grandfathers of SKWEEE on the show, creating an intricately mesmerizing individuality for this anniversary’s episode. The sets by Melkeveien, Sprutbass, Daniel Savio, Mesak, Beatbully & me are now available for download and stream!
1. Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall
2. Randy Barracuda – Hungry for Another Touch
3. Com Truise – VHS Sex
4. Beatbully – Robot i Tromma
5. Melkeveien vs. Niño – Tirsdag
6. Sprutbass – Romatropo (Ben Butler & Mousepad Mix)
7. Beatbully – Slepenmaskinfonk
8. Limonious – Swedish Pommak
9. Rabbi Bananas – Cat Eat
10. Супералиса – Ди Джей
11. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
12. Backwards Compatible – Vice
13. The The – Giant
14. Daniel Savio – Big Wiener
15. Snap – Rhythm is a Dancer (Mux Mool Edit)
16. Hibiki Yo – LOMMERNE FULDE AF SNEGLE
17. Daniel Savio – Nightmare-Food
18. Easy & Center of the Universe – Halloumi
19. Rigas Den Andre – Rather be Dead
20. Mrs Qeada – Babi
21. Sprutbass – Skitur
22. Herbie Hancock – Rockit
23. Section 25 – Looking from a Hilltop (Megamix)
24. Kraftwerk – Numbers
25. Kuedo – Vectoral
26. Melkeveien vs. Niño – Yo!
27. S-Type – Bairns
28. Hudson Mohawke – Thank You
29. B. Bravo – Computa Love
1. Kuedo – Shutter Light Girl
2. Om Unit – Cold World
3. Stiletti-Ana – Lipi Lipi
4. Jonwayne – Escape
5. Yöt – Chosen Once
6. Groundislava – Animal
7. Beaumont – Aventurescene
8. Com Truise – Air Cal
9. Ford & Lopatin – Break Inside
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1. Ishiwatari Junji / Sunahara Yoshinori / Yakushimaru Etsuko – Kami-sama no Iu Toori
2. Quadron – Come You Cab Go
3. Eric Lau – For the D (Harmonic 313 Remix)
4. Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam
5. Niño & Coco Bryce – Metropolis (Krsur Remix)
6. Drums – Giants
7. Beatbully – Bølleboogie
8. Daniel Savio – Pearly Gates
9. Mother North – Scanners
9. DMX Krew – AM Adventure
1. Mrs Qaeda – Sex Continuum
2. Weather Report – River People (Live)
3. Mother North – Æ
4. Man Parrish – Techno Trax
5. Sprutbass – Odd War Breaux
6. Slugabed – Nu Krak Swing
7. Dam-Funk – Hood Pass Intact
8. Kraftwerk - Kometenmelodie 2
9. Rigas – Simple (Melkeveien Remix)
What is SKWEEE?
Skweee has originated in the Nordic countries and was created by Harmönia Finland and Flogsta Danshall Sweden. The music is often referred to styles like wonky, electro funk, 8-bit, instrumental hip-hop and dubstep but has certainly its own demented twist. More general info about the movement: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skweee, www.nationofskweee.com
There was a documentary film about the skweee movement released in 2009. “We call it Skweee” has been screened in more than 30 film festivals and parties around the world. Info and availability of the film can be checked here: www.wecallitskweee.com/
Kristian Møller Johansen (1982) is a Norwegian producer and artist. He is known for running the label Dødpop Records with Robert Lorenzo and Bård Harazi Farbu since summer 2008. Working with electronic music for 12 years, in and out of many different projects, he is now focusing on releasing his debut album under the alias of Melkeveien.
With two critically acclaimed solo albums behind him, Daniel Savio has grown a reputation as perhaps the finest, most mind boggling electronic beatmaker to come out of Scandinavia. Widely regarded as the inventor of skweee music (as in “squeezing” as much as possible from lo-fi instruments), Daniel’s music continues to find paths beyond the audibly possible. This has taken Daniel to numerous clubs and electronic music festivals worldwide while also being featured on XLR8R TV. His awards history includes the club/dance Grammy award as a member of Hundarna Från Söder in 2003. His solo production and studio work include collaborations with artists from Rye Rye, to contributing studio work to Britney Spears second album (called in to assist Max Martin with turntablist work on the pop icon’s second album).
In addition to live shows of his own material, Daniel’s discoid DJ sets come as a veritable showcase of unheard of private pressings from long forgotten Swedish synth demo bands. In its many forms, Daniel Savio’s DJing has been featured on the world famous Beats In Space radio show, as well as on the legendary mix CD “Disco Opera”.
BEATBULLY raises havoc on the dance-floor with his mpc and his delightful funky beats. He is on of the co-founders of the Norwegian skweee-label Dødpop and as a veteran beat-maker he has conceived his own unique sound: Minimal, yet funky, heavy, but catchy beats – all with roots deeply planted in hip-hop and r‘n‘b. Label-mate MELKEVEIEN often describes Beatbully‘s music as a bouquet of flowers flowing against you – strong colours like turquoise, pink, green hitting you hard.
Beatbully‘s début album “Kosmisk Regn LP” came out on Dødpop in march this year and became quite the favourite among music-critics and beat-heads.
“Bølleboogie has an irresistible beat that leaves no one behind on the dance-floor, and the juicy melody won’t release you till it’s over. It’s a three-minute piece of bliss that will make even your grandmother dance” – The Guardian Music Blog
“The song’s undercurrent of fat, bloated synths is barely a match for the plethora of spry and dazzling synth melodies that crackle in and out, yet lackadaisical kick-drums and hand-claps stickily hold it all together.”
“Beatbully proves that he also excels at the pensive, sunshine side of the synthesizer, offering more than just fluorescent clad 8 bit drum structures. Layering his tracks with relatively simple melodies he creates an electronic haze worthy of lengthier lament.” – Sonic Router
“If you just thought Skweee was a little bit daft, check out Beatbully and you might be pleasantly surprised. Recommended!” – Boomkat
Mesak (Tatu Metsätahti) is best known for his electronic dance music works on Harmönia and Klakson labels. He has also solid background in music production with his legendary Finnish electro group Mr Velcro Fastener plus some other other bands such as Star You Star Me, Gadgets, Cae$ar.
At the moment Mesak is working and living in Berlin, Germany. He’s currently writing more solo material and two albums in collaboration with other artists.
Mesak (Mr Velcro Fastener) and Randy Barracuda (Imatran Voima) direct the HARMÖNIA RECORD LABEL which has released critically acclaimed and highly successful compilations, albums and singles. The pioneering skweee label of Finland, is globally praised for its unique and heavy-hitting funky sounds. Despite the small pressings and strictly underground nature of the label, Harmönia releases have been supported by innovative djs and musicians such as Don Letts, Hudson Mohawke, Kode9, Modeselektor and Thom Yorke among others.
So far the label’s artists have been spreading the gospel of fresh synthetic funk to more than dozen countries. Alongside hundreds of club gigs in Europe and US, they’ve skweeezed the shit out of audience at all the major electronic music festivals, such as Bloc Weekend, Flow Festival Helsinki, Nu Music Festival and Sónar Festival.
You can find more about Harmönia label at: www.harmoenia.fi
“…The best synth- work since the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack! …” Straight out of the fresh, new scandinavian skweee-scene comes Sprutbass. Behind the artist Sprutbass, you find the Norwegian musician Eivind Henjum. After many years active as a musician, playing the electric bass and synth in several Norwegian acts, Henjum decided he had to fulfill his innermost musical dreams. Growing up with the best from both the seventies and the eighties, this meant funky old school beats, heavy synthbass (the Sprutbass…) and odd, soothing, spaced out synthleads; the little bastard space-child of Bootsy Collins, Jan Hammer, New Order, Man Parrish and Kraftwerk was finally born.
Sprutbass first got attention on the skweee-scene with the hard hitting single “Ulykke” (dødpop 02, 2008) and has never looked back since, releasing mainly on dødpop, but also contributes on compilations from well renowned labels like the finish Harmönia and spanish LoFi-Funk label as well as the club-favorite remix of Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit, released on Ninja Tunes 2010. Sprutbass has done extensive touring all over Europe the last years as a proud swordsman representing the Norwegian skweee- movement, hammering his old synths and samplers – filling floors at clubs in Brighton, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and Oslo.
Skweee from the land of the thousand burning churches.