Axel Boman, the man responsible for some of the most fascinating dance music coming from Sweden lately, joins us on the first Saturday of April. Known for his releases on such labels as DJ Koze’s Pampa and Glass Table (yes, the one with probably the craziest artwork of 2011), as well as being one of the guys behind Studio Barnhus, Axel told us what he has been up to lately.
– I’m finishing my album for the English label Glass Table, remixing a lot of interesting stuff and trying to exercise a lot to get rid of all the beer-fat that I have accumulated over winter. We have fantastic releases in the pipeline for Studio Barnhus from artists like Wesley Matsell, Lukas Nystrand, Kornél Kovács, the Dutch superstar Pitto, Ex-Pylon, Pedrodollar and myself of course!
– The feeling of the album is going to be like the last shivering hours of a mushroom trip, you’re back to normal, but yet your head is tingling because of the weird experiences you’ve just had. As usual, I’m sampling a lot, but playing more synths now. Tracks are shorter, more suited for the album format. It’s weird to speak about it really, still I have no distance to it… but I guess I feel kind of proud of it also!
Axel, who has remixed Kasper Bjørke, Kenton Slash Demon and Wolfram featuring Hercules & Love Affair just to name a few, was also involved in a special project with Swedish nuclear physicists last year.
– As usual, I try to mix up different styles a bit and at the moment I play a lot of records from the afro-disco label Sofrito, Kyle Hall, Lukas Nystrand, Sweden’s Press label, old Chicago classics, everything from Rush Hour, Qaadir Howard, Tin Man and Dance Mania.