The Swedish music group co-op consists of the jazz musicians and producers Zingmark Magnus and Oscar Simonsson. Zingmark and Simonsson met in 1995 in Uppsala, but soon moved to Stockholm, where they recorded their debut album in 1998 which appeared Sons of Koop. The musical style ranges from Nu Jazz, Easy Listening and Ambient.(wiki)
When listening to Koops music it’s somehow easy to believe that it’s played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it’s one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it’s the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren’t sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. Koop Island Blues is sung by Ane Brun and is taken from the album “Koop Islands”. JF Julian directed the video in Paris. Starring french actor Mia Jacob. (youtube)
From the Swedish hip-hop group made up of Promoe (Mårten Edh), Supreme (Mathias Lundh-Isen), DJ/Producer Embee (Magnus Bergkvist) and CosM.I.C (Tommy Isacsson). Listen to their great track “Feel So Good”:
Loreen is a swedish dance and trance singer, born in 1983 in Stockholm. Listen to her nice song “Sober”:
Laleh, born in 1982 in Iran, is a swedisch actor and singer. She is very well known for her nice pop and indie folk music and had a huge succes with her album ‘Sjung’. Listen to her song “Some Die Young”:
Also listen to her great song “Vårens Första Dag”, in english “Spring’s First Day”:
Rebekka Karijord, born 19 November 1976 in Sandnessjøen, is a Norwegian born, Stockholm, Sweden-based musician and composer. After creating music for over 30 films, Karijord recordedThe Noble Art of Letting Go released to the UK and Europe. Afterwards, she went on tours to Scandinavia and Europe. There were also song placements on BBC and ABC Television, and the world touring nouveau cirque Cirkus Cirkör performance Wear it Like a Crown being based upon Rebekkas song of the same title. (wikipedia)
Black Ingvars is a swedish fun metal band, formed in 1995. Listen to their nice piece “Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump”, as a version of the Pippi Longstocking title song:
Mange Makers is a swedish dance group from Stockholm. Listen to their nice track “Mange Bjuder”:
Linea Olsson from Sweden makes Fantasy Cello Pop , here is her newest single “Dinosaur”
Really good guitar based rock music , a good voice and a nice video clip . Really love this new release from this February from the MCV . Hope you enjoy them too , with their songs Nerven ending and Tell Tale Heart .
The Tallest Man on Earth is the pseudonym of Kristian Matsson a swedish folk and indie musician from Leksand. His great song “The Dreamer” got very popular on YouTube and it’s worth listening to a 100 times…..