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THE MAGICIAN – REMIXES (Disco/Electro – Belgium)

The Magician

To start the year nicely, Belgian rising star of Nu Disco The Magician aka Stephen Fasano, formerly one half of Aeroplane, has shared a whole bunch of remixes through his SoundCloud. You can stream them all there and download six of them straight to your hard drive!

The Magician dug into his eclectic bag of tricks to put together a devilishly catchy compilation, featuring some of his own tracks (remixed by Plastic Plates or Erkka), some collabs and many remixes he produced for the likes of The Aikiu, Wolf Gang, Tyson, Beni, Yuksek and Lykke Li.

The Magician - I Don't Know What To Do (Erkka Remix)     

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)     

For more info find The Magician on MySpace. Buy his EP on

LYKKE LI – WOUNDED RHYMES (Indie/Folk – Sweden)

Swedish songstress Lykke Li, who grabbed the attention of bloggers and music critics in the late 2000s with her gorgeous debut album Youth Novels, stayed away from the spotlight for a long time (too long, her fans will say) to write her sophomore effort. Three years it took her to come up with Wounded Rhymes, co-written and produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John), but these years were well employed.

Following the success of her quirky debut, Li was often wrongly tagged as just another frail-voiced electronic artist. With her new album, the young artist shows a completely different of her artistic persona. This time around her voice is stronger, huskier and darker and her confident presence shines through. With Yttling’s help she has created a sweet and sour album that constantly navigates between the brash and the quiet, eftortlessly combining pouding drums, multilayered vocals and lush textures.

Sure enough Lykke Li’s new tunes have attracted some of the best DJs and producers around and remixes are already popping up left and right.

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Dave Sitek remix)     

Lykke Li - Get Some (Beck Remix)     

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)     

Stream the whole album on Soundcloud or sign up for Lykke Li’s official newsletter on to get a free download of the new single. Buy her music on 

LYKKE LI – GET SOME (Indie/Folk – Sweden)

Lykke Li

Two years after her international debut, Swedish songstress Lykke Li is back with a new single! “Get Some” is closer to her album’s livelier tracks with its pounding drums and saturated guitars. On the other hand, the b-side, “Paris Blue,” is a slow and intimate track. “Get Some” is available as a 7-inch vinyl  and as a digital download since October 22nd.

Lykke Li - Get Some     

The song was co-written and produced by long-time collaborator Björn Yttling (one third of Peter Bjorn and John), who co-produced her critically-acclaimed debut album Youth Novels.

Lykke Li - Dance     

Likke Li’s debut was pretty eclectic and featured a rather wide range of beats. Produced by Björn Yttlingand and Lasse Mårtén, it was a subtle mix of indie pop and dance music: great melodies, nice use of samples and programed beats… with an electronic twist! We can only hope that her  new album will be just as good!

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saturday nite with… LYKKE LI

Lykke Li

For the past two years or so, Swedish songstress Lykke Li has been a mainstay of every electro music blog around the world. Ever since the release of her debut album, Youth Novels, Li’s sweet and sour compositions have been a constant source of inspiration for producers and DJs, with new remixes popping up every second day…

The album itself is pretty eclectic and features a rather wide range of beats. Produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Lasse Mårtén, Youth Novels draws on the more subtle aspects of indie pop and dance music to create a sound that is mostly poppy, with an electronic twist. Lykke Li’s quirky personality shines through the fourteen tracks of the album. Definitely a winning debut!

As said before, Li’s songs have been revisited by some of the best DJs and producers (Fred Falke, Villains, Punks Jump Up, CSS, Death To The Throne, Metronomy) and here is a handpicked selection of remixes for your aural pleasure…

Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up Remix)     
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Grandtheft Remix)     
Likke Li - Little Bit (Gigamesh Remix)     

If you like what you hear, head over to MySpace for more music and recent updates. Buy Likke Li’s album and singles on

LYKKE LI vs KINGS OF LEON – KNOCKED UP (Electro/Indie – Sweden/US)

Lykke Li

Lykke Li was born in Sweden in 1986 and was raised by artistic parents. The family moved to Stockholm when Li was a toddler and later moved to a mountaintop in Portugal when Li was six. They lived in Portugal for five years and spent winters in Nepal and India.

This rich cultural background was well put to use on Lykke Li’s debut album, Youth Novels, released in February 2008 in Scandinavia and later that year in the rest of the world. Produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Lasse Mårtén, the album draws on a wide variety of genres, such as indie rock, jazz, 70s pop music and contemporary dance music.  Li’s breathy vocals and Yttling’s subtle arrangements provide for a debut album that is delightfully refreshing and definitely leaves us asking for more.

Lykke Li vs Kings Of Leon - Knocked Up (Death To The Throne Remix)     

One of Lykke Li’s early successes was her cover of the song “Knocked Up”, which earned her a lot of praise. The track was originally recorded by Kings of Leon and it was actually the band who approached Lykke and offered her to cover the song of her choice. Her cover was subsequently given the remix treatment by Death To The Throne to great effect!

If you like what you hear, find out more about Lykke Li and listen to her music on MySpace. Buy her album and singles on