Balkan Goes North with Nemis - New music In Sweden proudly presents:
Karl Sid (DJ)
Five-time Swedish and Scandinavian DMC champion Karl Sid aims above all to leave his mark on the world. This DJ prodigy and multiple form artist creates art that combine spiritual, social and political questions with a deep interest in communicating experiences.
As an up-and-coming music producer, he brings creativity, positivity and purpose to his vision is that anything is possible. On stage this is a force to be reckoned with as his technique, passion and energy is on a world-class level.
Cristian Saavedra (DJ)
Chilean born DJ and producer Cristian Saavedra, was one of the key people behind the success of the jazzy electronic sound of Monte-Carlo, that swept Italy and France this past decade.
His radio show, Cool Dance, ran for more than six years on Radio Monte-Carlo which has over 3,000,000 daily listeners. He was subsequently asked to perform at a multitude of clubs and festivals internationally. During the success of Cool Dance, he directed the production and release of four mixed compilation albums for EMI Records named Monte-Carlo Nights. They included several tracks composed and produced by Cristian and friends.
His latest project is the Saavedra Sound Company. Activities include DJ and music production courses, operation of the Saavedra Sound Studio, agent for talents and record-label. Saavedra Sound Radio is expected to kick off later this year.
HARDMAN is a DJ/producer hailing from Australia, based in Stockholm and plays a driving mix of deep house, tech house & techno. HARDMAN's taste in electronic music was richly influenced by late 90's novelties of happy hardcore and touch sensitive Sony CD walkmans. Stretching later to envelope the likes of Orbital, Dj Shadow & The Prodigy amongst others, HARDMAN grew to become known as the one responsible for the latest, most coveted and sought after music.
HARDMAN is distinguished by her disarming stage presence, unmistakable charisma and relentless style of house music.
Vulkan is a swedish progressive rockband that spawned in 2006. Influensed by bands such as Tool, The Mars Volta, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree they've created a unique sound that reminds of next to nothing.
Their debut album "Mask Of Air" were released in 2011. A diverse album that can be described as a an orginized chaos of emotions. It recieved a lot of good critics, for example Marcus Grahn, at the time writing for VF and Sweden Rock Magazine namned it album of the year.
With the album came shows at Sweden Rock, Putte i Parken, Slottsskogen Goes Progressive, Progressive Circus and more.
The new album "Observants" had to wait 5 years to its predecessor and were released in 2016. This album is a conceptual journey with a heavier sound and a more modern touch. Since release it has been covered as album of the week in spanish radio and recieved a number of heart warming reviews.
Vulkan gained two new members during the spring of 2016 and after introducing them to the band they now have a growing appetite for playing new shows and spread the Vulkanic soundscapes once again.
VELVET INSANE (Rock)
On November 8th 2013 Jesper Lindgren (guitar) and Jonas Eriksson (vocals) of Velvet Insane organized a fundraising concert in their hometown of Östersund featuring artists such as Nicke Borg (Backyard Babies), State of Drama and journalist Anders Tengner. Although this concert was Velvet Insane’s first ever appearance, word of the band quickly spread among Sweden's rock fans motivating the band to start recording some demos and take to the road for a small Swedish tour.
In April 2014 the band recorded their first EP, which was released on May 16 that year. Shortly after this release two new members; Tobias Reimbertsson (drums) and Niklas Henriksson (bass) were recruited to complete the band line-up. With a new line-up and a new lease of life, Velvet Insane once again made the trip to the Swedish capital Stockholm to record their official debut EP "Youth on Fire" which was released worldwide on October 25th 2014.
The release of "Youth on Fire" sparked an enormous interest in the band, as fans, promoters and record companies worldwide caught wind of bands progress. And at the end of 2014 just one year after the bands formation Velvet Insane had booked an Australia tour that took place in February 2015. A great achievement for a young band from Northern Sweden. Hard work and determination was paying off handsomely for Velvet Insane. And they were only getting started.
In June of that year they released their third EP "Break Out Of Eden". This EP showcased another layer to the bands songwriting capabilities and musical development. Countries like England, Spain and Japan began to take notice of the band and offers for tours began to fly in.
In just a short time, Velvet Insane have managed to tour in such diverse territories as Australia, the UK, Japan and Spain. With more tours planned internationally in 2016/2017 the band is set to continue to break new ground and build their loyal fan base.
The debut album is scheduled for release in early 2017.
GORILLA CULT (Indie)
Gorilla Cult is a five piece experimental indie band from Stockholm who recently released a single called "Mothership".
Since the release of their debut EP "Dialectic Collision" (available on Bandcamp, also on cassette limited to 3 copies) in March 2015, they have mostly gone their path, discarding niche genres in favour of instead combining elements of post-punk, new wave and shoegaze, alongside warped electronics, and absurdist lyricism.
Along with previous single "Other Side Of Town", released late 2016, "Mothership" is a first taste of new material that is due for release this summer. Hear it first live exclusively at InMusic Festival!
NKO$I aka Thato Nkosi is 22 year old DJ and producer, born in South Africa and raised in Sweden. After growing up with music around him, and not enough interest for instruments, he started exploring electronic music. Then when he got to experience it in real life, it caught him in an instant!
Since then he has been showing a mad dedication and passion and has been accomplishing crazy things in this short amount of time at his age. Wonder what happens if he keeps on punshing like this?
His style is very colour ful, but unique and energetic.
CHEOPS’ CAVE (Indie rock)
Cheops’ Cave are a guitar based indie rock orchestra from Sweden.
Since the release of their EP in 2014 and their full length album in 2016, the five swedes have played several festivals and clubs, and appeared on Swedish Radio as they won a competition for the best unsigned band of the month in 2015 with their song ”Show your exultation”.
Cheops’ Cave are now coming to INmusic Festival with their driven and intensive live show, to show how Indie Rock should be presented!
OCTOPUS RIDE (Rock/Psychedelic/Punk)
Since forming in 1999, Swedish psych act Octopus Ride has passed through a number of reincarnations. In 2002, the band invented “psychedelic post-punk”, developing a sound that has been likened to Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd rendering Joy Division. Some years later, they were producing quietly hypnotic “mantra rock”. The debut album proper, released on Rev/Vega in 2013, hinted at influences ranging from Brian Eno to shoegaze and kraut. The following single featured no other than Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth on vocals. They are currently working on their second album.
Amplified is a rock trio from Norrköping, Sweden and they play tongue-in-cheek, no-bullshit hardrock without any pretentious undertones. Amplified toured both Sweden and Finland During 2016 and finished the year with a week of touring in Croatia. They have over 50 000 youtube-views and several of their songs are on rotation on radio stations from all over the US and Europe. Amplified are now coming back to rock Croatia! So do you like music that sounds like the love child of The Hives and Danko Jones? Come see us on InMusic Festival in Zagreb this summer!
Niklas Svedjelind (DJ)
Twenty-three-year-old Niklas Svedjelind combines his passion for music and travel by frequently visiting music-festivals around the world. His dream of becoming a professional DJ and producer is a year and a half in the making and he gives 100% on every well-prepared performance.
This young talent enjoys playing electro house and funky house the most, but is wide ranging and adaptable to most crowds. Always a positive and energetic presence on stage, he's sure to deliver an invitation to dance.
Adam Axelsson (Altman Und Alltman) (DJ)
Altman Und Alltman is a Gothenburg-based electronic music producer and DJ Adam Axelsson, the man behind the project came up with the alter ego during his studies at music college in London.
His compositions are often in a classic house style with vocal inputs and groovy bass-lines. Some of his biggest influences are Candi Staton, The Blaze, Chic, A tribe Called Quest, Alice Cooper and Faithless.