07/10/2014

Carsten Dahl + Reuben Rogers / Gregory Hutchinson tour winter 2015 in Norway, Germany, Denmark


CarstenDahl has been dreaming sometime about touring his new trio with US bas player Reuben Rogers and US drummer Gregory Hutchinson. After a few introducing concerts at legendary Jazzhus Montmartre the trio is finally stepping into the light with their first tour, bringing them to Germany, Denmark and Norway. Hopefully a few more dates are to be added, but the current tour is ready to get tickets from now.


The album to support the tour will be released via Storyville Records in early 2015 and will feature a live recording from one of the trio's sold-out shows at Montmatre.







Details winter tour feb. 2015: 
 
Carsten Dahl
 Reuben Rogers/ Greg Hutchinson 

Playing Standards:





04 Feb. Kongsberg, Energimolla,  Norway 

05 Feb. Oslo, NasjonalScenen,  Norway 

06 Feb. Bergen, Bergen Jazz, Norway 

07 Feb. Narvik, Narvik Jazz Klub, Norway

08 Feb. Tromsø, Tromsø Jazz, Norway

09 Feb. travel day

10+11 Feb. Berlin, A-trane, Germany
 
12 feb. TBC

13 + 14 Feb. Copenhagen, Montmarte
,Denmark 

For any further info, press, interviews, tickets etc. please do not hesitate in getting in touch with your PG Special Agent.

25/07/2014

Stella Polaris "The X" - yes the 10th compilation from the biggest chillout festival in the world


Stella Polaris - The X
Exclusive tracks + remixes


Out on CD + download + stream world-wide 04th August 2014



with music from 

Days of May - Grand National - Phil Collins - T.O.M. And His Computer -

Max Sedgley - Level 42 - Rumpistol feat. Indians - Robbie Williams –

Culture Club - Grand National - David Bowie - Level 42 and more



The people behind the biggest chill-out event in the world from Copenhagen brings you the finest chill-out & downtempo compilation from the capital up north.14 exclusive new tunes and special ”Stella Polaris Remixes” especially selected for best free summer events across Denmark during july and august. In 2 weeks Stella Polaris is coming to 5 cities and playing for more than 100.000 chillin souls and music lovers. 
Check schedule for the 5 cities here: full 2014 line-up:

As the end of the summer kicks in in the heart of the Scandinavian soul, Stella Polaris is bringing free music events across the country with an packed line-up of more than 20 djs and live acts. Music from the various genres and always a blend of both big international names. In the past we had Moby, LTJ Bukem, Nick Warren, Groove Armada, Tom Middleton, Evan Pearson, Leftfield amo. who performed along local stars like Lulu Rouge, Trentemøller, Opiate, Stella Polaris Allstars, Nicka resident Dj and most loveable host Kalle B+ many more. Always a electric mix of styles, moods and surprises. In the capital 30.000 are visting the park for a all-day music event, and with 4 more cities, Stella Polaris will be joined by more than 100.00 people being lazy in the sun.

The compilations in the past have always been a tasteful selection of electronic music. Introducing new names along special dedicated ”Stella Polaris” remixes. Especially the Stella Polaris Remixes have introduced the vibes of Stella Polaris to a bigger international audience who might never have been in Denmark, but like good music. Artists like Forster The People, Tracy Thorn, Moby, Laid back, Spooky, Trentemøller, Choir Of Young Believers, Lulu Rouge, Groove Armanda have all dedicated remixes to the festival. And this year we have special ”Stella Polaris remixes” with Phil Collins, Culture Club, Level 42 and Grand National on the set list. Mixed with a fabulous and lush set of tracks that will keep you warm and gently shine like the long summer nights of Scandinavia... Remember, we stay up late and have short nights during summer with blessed sunsets and rises..






Why not join and follow Stella Polaris online with nearly 30.000 other music & chill lovers and get teasers and stories

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The full track-list of "The X" is:



Days of May - You and I

Ashibah - Game Over - Stella Polaris Remix

Grand National - Talk Amongst Yourselves - Leo Ryan's Stella Polaris Remix

Phil Collins - The Roof Is Leaking - Nicka’s Stella Polaris Interpretation

Nantes - Unsatisfy - T.O.M. And His Computer's Stella Polaris Remix

Max Sedgley - Slowly - Santiga's Stella Polaris Remix

Myke Terry - Come As You Are

Level 42 - The Sun Goes Down - Asle, Pete Gooding & Nicka on a Stella Polaris mission

David Bowie - Love Is Lost - Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA

Mads Björn - I Have Nothing To Say (feat. Rick Astley) - Cemetary's Stella Polaris Remix

Rumpistol feat. Indians - Drifting With The Water

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Bue & ILLs Stella Polaris

August – Proud

Robbie Williams - Feel - Nicka & Asle's Sensitive Stella Polaris Remix

03/07/2014

Join the jazz festival with new releases, stars, surprises and fantastic summer nights


It's Festival season in Copenhagen now. As the Roskilde Festival kicks in today with opening act Outcast today the 03rd, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival starts tomorrow on the 4th. And along the Cph Festival there is also The Summer Jazz Festival in Valby beginning this friday the 4th July.


The line-up this year at Copenhagen Festival is as always a fantastic mix of classic and news. International and Danish jazz melting together making the city one big music stage of exciting sounds, vibes, grooves and jams.

Here from PG Special Agent most artist are out playing and the most easy way to find the dates is looking through the massive programming here:



There are many many highlights so its just about getting out there and feel the music.

I have a few recommendations here for you with new and established talents from the Copenhagen jazz scene.





Thomas Maintz + Aron Parks 05 July



Danish guitarist Thomas Maintz will be releasing new album ”Present” feat. bassist Scott Colley and drummer Johnathan Blake. Since the highly acclaimed debut ”This is The Color” the expectations for the followup album is high. I already had a close listen, and I think that Maintz has come up with an even stronger album. Can't wait till the album hits the streets/ shops.

Maintz will be playing several shows and there is one in particular to watch out for: his performance with US pianist Aron Parks.








Esben Brandt Quartet feat. Aron Parks 05 July.




Young guitarist Esben Brandt just released his 2nd album entitled ” Constants” and is feat. an international line-up with RJ Miller – Drums, Tomasz Dabrowski – Trumpet  and Anders Christensen – Double bass.


The music uses simple and intuitive melodies solidly founded in the Nordic jazz tradition. There is space, which enables the ensemble to create a whole music expression, to explore and react to each other and the music. The simplicity gives the music a great dramatic and dynamic potential. It creates tension and a fragility that is very aesthetically pleasing. It is very clear that there is an excess of technical ability and that makes the music speak very clearly and intently. 




Esben Brandt will be joined live at Krudttønden with his Quartet feat. 
RJ Miller – Drums,
 Tomasz Dabrowski – Trumpet, 
Anders Christensen – Double bass 
and special guest 
Aron Parks - Piano.




Carsten Dahl
 
Carsten Dahl, who is considered the most important pianist currently in Denmark  also has busy festival. I can strongly recommend two shows feat. Dahl.





07 July jazzhus Montmartre – Release concert 


Carsten Dahl/ piano - Lennart Ginman/ Bass - 
Frands Rifbjerg /drums


This afternoon, Carsten Dahl releases his new trio CD - A GOOD TIME. A recording he wanted to release for some time. The recording sparkles of joy and musicians who are comfortable in each other's company. Drummer Frands Rifbjerg and bass player Lennart Ginman both contributes with superb playing.




08 July at Betty Nansens Teater  


Carsten does not only perform at Copenhagen Jazz Festival but also Summer jazz  taking place in Valby & Frederiksberg.

Here Carsten Dahl join a line-up of international stars in the company of 

Michala Petri / Carsten Dahl / Scott Colley (US) / Benjamin Koppel / Henrik Dam Thomsen / John Hadfield (US)



A dazzling line-up of musicians and one of the most legendary theaters of Copenhagen. Not to be missed.





And not to forget: 
All the Ilk's, The Barefoot, the late night SpacelabSessions, Thorsten Moore from Sonic Youth crashing my favorite Record shop Soundstation  and more than 1000 other concerts during these fine Jazzdays here in Copenhagen. Now go out...feel the vibe !!!!


06/06/2014

Sunshinepeople and the Mud - sounds and beats from the Copenhagen electronicascene with Dodebum




Danish/ Swedish  producer Dodebum is out with 1st part of a series on 3 track eps introducing new Danish electronica. The releases will be out on the PG Sounds imprint during 2014.

Sunshinepeople and The Mud” is the beginning of a new chapter for Dodebum and marks the final debut of the music output as a solo artist.

Dodebum has been collaborating with various perfomers in the last year or so. Kresten Osgood, Maria Laurette Friis, Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg and MC Jabber. Also produced the soundtrack for the theatre performance Black Out !! by Mute-Comp Physical Theartre



The music is electronic, and with the first ep ”Sunshinepeople in the Mud” Dodebum is finally introducing the first step to the final series release of 3 eps with abstract melodic electronica.












Artist: Dodebum

Title: Sunshinepeople in the Mud

Label: PG Sounds

Cat-No: PGS002



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