Zophy

Spotlight: Zophy

Who is Zophy and when did she see the daylight?

Zophy is an electro/house/complextro DJ based out of Malmö, Sweden. I started to DJ together with a friend, on some really old and crappy equipment in my living room back in 2010. Back then we were DJing in a duo together, but in early 2013 I decided to go solo and that’s when Zophy was born.

Can you try to explain a typical Zophy-set?

A typical Zophy-set includes a lot of energy, base and all those electro sounds that I love. The most important thing for me during a set is to connect with the audience. I think the hardest part about being a DJ is to constantly read the audience to see what they like and what they react to. It’s all about that. Also, I always try to throw in some surprises, something that the audience doesn’t expect, that I know they’ll love.

What’s the ambition with Zophy and what happens in the future?

My ambition right now is to keep on doing my thing and to have fun with it. I want to keep playing the music I love and to make people dance. I hope that the future will bring some really interesting stuff. I have some projects for this autumn/winter, but nothing is final so I have to keep it a secret for now.

Zophy will be DJing at the Emues Showcase in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Be there!

Albin Spotify Top List

Most played on Spotify in Sweden today – ‘Din Soldat’ by Albin ft. Kristin Amparo

Today Albin and Kristin Amparo hit the top with their track ‘Din Soldat’, being the most played song on Spotify in Sweden.

We love Albin and his new single ‘Din Soldat’, the looping beats and the up-lifting crystal clear lyrics, hit you straight in your midsummer heart. So we have put down the lyrics for this track on paper for you (In Swedish, feel free to Google Translate). Enjoy!

Lyrics for Din Soldat by Albin.

Låt mig vara din soldat. Låt mig vara din soldat. Har du också tänkt sista gången, och gjort samma misstag om igen sen. Har du också legat vaken flera nätter panik massa pressade tänder. Har du också  lovat dig själv att imorn tar jag tag i mig själv. Har du också provat deras norm, och sen insett att du inte är som dom. Har du också satt i en bil, bara kört till du inte har bensin. Har du också tänkt att om jag flyr, kommer allt bli bra inuti. Har du också fattat tillslut att den enda som kan rädda dig är du.Du behöver inte bära allt själv, för jag har känslan precis som du känt.

Jag har sett hur den där skiten alltid tär på dig, jag kommer kriga för din skull och finnas där för dig. När du stupar nästa gång så vill jag bära dig. Låt mig vara din soldat.

Har du också kört huvudet i väggen så hårt att det känns som du sprängt det. Har du också svurit att aldrig ge upp det du drömt om som framtid. Har du ocskå stått på ditt jobb, sen känt att du är värd med än så. Har du också stressat ihjäl dig för en lön som knappt ger dig själ nej. Jag har också tappat ibland och snabbt försökt komma ikapp. Jag har också set när du faller och försökt bygga nytt ifrån marken. Jag har också varit nära min gräns så jag fattar precis hur det känns. Men jag lovar att allt kommer vända om vi lovar att tro på oss själva.

För dom pekar, blinkar in oss vinkar hitåt, måste bli nåt, skapar normer, väcker sorger, skapar luftslott utav ångest, informerar, propagerar, ger oss manus för att leva, så vi blundar för det skeva, men om du frågar kan vi segra!

Albin is on Emues, sign in and book him for a concert

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  2. Suggest a show with Albin, to be booked by you and an amazing crowd!

 

First Aid Kit

Watch First Aid Kit perform “Silver Lining” on Letterman

“I am moving to Stockholm, and I’d be happy to run your errands” – David Letterman.

As I am a big fan of this duo, I just wanted to share this video with you all.

Watch the amazing sisters in First Aid Kit perform “My Silver Lining” from their new album “Stay Gold” on the Late Letterman show.

Be sure to check out their new album below on Spotify.

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NEW RELEASE: FEEL GOOD INC. (SLACKIN’ BEATS REMIX)

The young  Swedish producer from the small town Katrineholm Slackin’ Beats keeps giving us fresh remixes. After giving us new takes on Swedish tracks such as Mack Beats – Lägg dig ner and Amsie Brown – Min kvinna he has now decided to take on a modern classic, as he drops a heavy remix of Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.

Would you like to see and hear more of Slackin’ Beats? Suggest a show with him through Emues.


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Fans are Now Booking: Funked Up and Truman Legion at KICK-START

Fans are now in the process of booking Funked Up and Truman Legion at KICK-START at Babel, Malmö. 

Get your tickets and ensure that these amazing Swedish funk, soul and hip-hop bands get booked!

Funked Up

What’s there more to say than: “FREAKIN’ FUNKY!”? This band has been booked several times with Emues, check out their interview below.

Truman Legion

This Swedish hip-hop group is full of funk, soul and a whole lot of groove.

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Spotlight: Tim The Lion Tamer

Tomorrow, Thursday April 3rd, Tim the Lion Tamer is playing at Kick-start club at Babel Malmö together with Black River Delta.

Where and how did it all start for Tim the Lion Tamer?

I started playing and writing music when I was a kid, but the Tim the Lion Tamer project itself started about three years ago. I had written a few songs and was asked by a friend to perform at Mässingshornet in Kirseberg. So I did that and then it just went on from there.

“When I was in high school, I got an F in music.” – Tim the Lion Tamer

Tell us about your most recent concerts.

I haven’t been performing a lot lately. I think the last gig was like a year ago or something like that. But most of my gigs have been in and around Malmö – Stapelbädden, Mascot, Slottsträdgården, På Besök, Café Montag and so forth.

What’s your dream for the coming year?

I just attended a showing of my dream apartment, a five-room flat right on Fersens väg, so getting that certainly qualifies. Otherwise it would be to finally record that debut EP I’ve been blabbering on about for the last two years. I think I just need to get it out of my system.

How does it feel to get booked by your fans through Emues again?

I’m very satisfied and very humbled for sure. Performing at Kick-Start Babel is sort of like a milestone for me – so many great acts and artists have started out doing just that. I remember contacting Peter Briggs back in 2011 and basically begging for a gig, without any luck, but now I guess I’m ready for Babel. Or maybe Babel is finally ready for me.

Would you like to share some of the songs on the set list?

I usually make up my mind regarding the set list the same day as the actual gig takes place, but I’ll probably do a mixture of covers and self-penned stuff. Whistleblower, Ballad For Caroline, So Many Miles Ago and so on. I’ve been listening a lot to Bruce Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkel lately, so the chance of there being a few of their songs is fairly big.

You’re uploading amazing intro’s and covers to your Soundcloud, tell us more about your process when writing and recording new material.

Well, cheerio to you lad! My creativity behaves like a volcano, sort of; I mope around for weeks and sometimes months without writing a single sentence and then: Boom. Eruption. Lava everywhere.

The best songs are the ones that write themselves. And the less I think about what I’m writing, the more honest and true and poetic the writing becomes. You kinda make sense of it all afterwards. I envy people who are able to just sit down and write a song on a regular Tuesday.

Recording is a completely different thing, however. It is extremely time-consuming and you really have to put in the hours. I try to carve out an hour here and there after work and on weekends and stuff like that, but it’s still a very slow process. I’m very spontaneous when it comes to songwriting – but a bloody perfectionist when it comes to recording.

Where do you go for inspiration?

Hard to say really. I used to find inspiration in everything – I would sit on the bus and tap my fingers against my knees and come up with a melody in my head, but not anymore. It’s still there somewhere though, I just have a harder time channeling it now.

Are you working on any new material?

Right now I’m mostly trying to make sense out of old material actually. But since it’s new for everyone else: Yes, I am.

If you were to get booked together with another band or artist through Emues, with who would it be?

Do you think you can borrow that hologram projector they used at Coachella to revive Tupac Shakur? In that case my answer would be Hologram 2Pac. Otherwise, I would love to perform with my friends in Wittsell 3 and High Coast.

Three fun facts about Tim the Lion Tamer

  1. When I was in high school, I got an F in music.
  2. Before I came up with Tim the Lion Tamer, I was going to call my self Tim the Giant. I thought it was going to be ironic and funny but since I’m sort of a big guy, that didn’t play out ironically at all.
  3. Sometimes I listen to gangsta rap really loud. True story.

Get in touch with Tim the  Lion Tamer

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Concert Confirmed: Black River Delta & Tim The Lion Tamer at KICK-START, Babel

Fans did it again! Black River Delta & Tim The Lion Tamer have been booked by fans for KICK-START at Babel, Malmö on Thursday, April 3rd.

This is what you’ve got to look forward to! SEE YOU ON THURSDAY!

P.S. Amazing bands Idle Hands & the Devil’s Playthings and Fallen Trees will also be playing live and Hey Elbow will be DJ:ing on Thursday!

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Fans are Now Booking: Tim The Lion Tamer + Black River Delta

Fans are now in the process of booking Tim The Lion Tamer and Black River Delta at KICK-START at Babel in Malmö, Sweden.

Get a ticket for yourself and a friend to be a part of booking  these amazing up & coming bands. When enough tickets are sold, the gig is on!

Tim the Lion Tamer

This amazing song-writer mesmerizes with his folk and indie-inpsired tunes. Tim the Lion Tamer‘s clear and deep voice resonates into the soul.

Black River Delta

Black River Delta is a blues rock band from Sweden, with an industrial and naked sound. This trio makes music that takes you back to the future.

KICK-START has several concert suggestions open to be booked by fans through Emues during the coming months. Check out the complete line-up and get your tickets to book the best, new, local bands around.

New Release: i$allabout EP by Jeff and ByAnyMeans

I didn’t have the chance to see Jeff battling with Ness Lee last year nor did I see his performance at last year’s Roskilde Festival. But when I first came across his new released EP, from early this month, i$allabout, in collaboration with By Any Means, I realized that I’ll be sure to catch him live this year.

Jeff is backed on this EP by Robert Athill and S.P.

If you’re in Sweden and anywhere nearby Jeff’s hometown, Kristianstad April 5th, check this out.

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