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The first sound of Slagsmålsklubben (SMK) was made by mistake in November 2000 when the leadsinger of The Solbrillers didn’t show up for rehearsals and a faulty installation produced some sound that inspired the musicians present at the rehearsal… Before sunset three songs were made in which everything (drums, bass and melody) came from that faulty toy keyboard/amp set up. One of those tracks, “Hit Me Hard”, was later released as the first single from SMKs debut album Den Svenske Disco (2003).

SMK gradually added members until reaching their current lineup. Björn, Frej, Hannes, Beebop, Joni and Kim each bring their own influences and musical backgrounds to the project and their music is all the richer for it.

Slagsmålsklubben - Sponsored By Destiny     

Last night at springten, SMK swept festivalgoers off their feet with a dazzling performance at Orpheum theatre. The swedes proved that they really are one of the best live electronic acts around. With their synths and beatboxes they managed to breathe life into the electronic beeps and bops that make up their songs. Hypnotic melodies and thumping basslines inundated the theatre and the crowd couldn’t have been happier. Wow!

Check out Slagsmålsklubben on MySpace or go to their official site for more detailed information. To buy all their music, head over to Slagsmålsklubben


Kicking off the festival season, springten will be opening tomorrow in Graz, Austria and umstrum||music will be there to cover the event. Reporting every day from May 12 to 15, we will bring you a handpicked selection of the best artists, international and local. This year’s lineup includes such acts as Moderat, Yuksek, Villa, Disco of Doom, NOZE, SomethingALaMode, James Yuill, DJ Hell, Ebony Bones, Chicks On Speed, Rainer Trüby, Zoot Woman, Erol Alkan, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Autokratz, Breakbot, ETEPETETE, Slagsmålklubben, Zombie Nation, Jahcoozi…

For the record, springfestival in Graz was born ten years ago and over the years it has grown to become the biggest Austrian festival for electronic music and art.  It is now a true meeting place for live musicians, multiple electronic genres and clubbers alike, united for a long weekend of aural enrichment and cultural hedonism. In 2010, celebrating its tenth anniversary, springfestival is ready to take on the new decade bigger and better than ever. 

As a teaser, here are some tunes that are likely to float in the air of Graz in the next few days: Autokratz‘s new single “Kick” remixed by KATFYR and a remix of Rob Cowen & The Dissidents by James Yuill..

Autokratz - Kick (KATFYR Remix)     
Rob Cowen & The Dissidents - City Lights (James Yuill Remix)     

See you tomorrow for the first springten post.. Find out more about the festival on the official website and buy tickets HERE.