24/02/2015

Carsten Dahl returns to solo concerts in Denmark & Norway + with trio feat. Ginman & Rifbjerg


More Carsten Dahl


Live dates in Copenhagen, Odense, Svendborg and Vossa Jazz 




Just back after a hectic tour with Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson. For Carsten and the boys it was their first trio tour after a bunch of packed nights at Jazzhus Montmarte during early 2014.

on tour in Norway: Hutchinson/ Dahl/ Rogers ( Photo by Dahl)

Right their at the stage in Store Regnegade where it all started, and now out on tour in Norway, Germany and Denmark. In Norway the trio was caught by the most crazy thunderstorm up north. ”Ole” - as the thunderstorm was named basically closed Norway from Trondheim and up... The trio was snowed in Kiruna and never made it to Narvik and Tromsø. Hope to return soon, as the other gigs in Bergen, Oslo, Kongsberg and Berlin were all a big success. And the two final nights back at Jazzhus Montmartre were sold out.








Carsten Dahl Trio feat. Lennart Ginman and Frands Rifbjerg
Carsten keeps being busy and is now looking forward to new dates with his Danish trio feat. Bassist player Lennart Ginman and drummer Frands Rifbjerg. A trio he has been recording with since the late 1990's and is a strong vibrant trio full of soul and heart. With focus on standards they are legendary here in Denmark. But only rare live appearences

First two nights are this spring on the island Fyen









Solo
Jazzhouse 03rd march
Carsten Dahl returns to Jazzhouse on the 3rd March for a selected Copenhagen night. Last solo performance from Dahl at the Jazzhouse was during the DMA Jazz Awards 2013. This is a rare night in Copenhagen
In april Carsten will also return to Norway at the Vossa jazz Festival playing solo. And speaking about solo performances. We are currently working on show in Benelux, Finland and more. Keep updated on all gigs with Carsten Dahl at his website




Carsten Dahl has recently released the highly acclaimed ”Bach – The Godlberg Variations – Prepared piano” via Tiger music. It has been one of the best selling classical albums during 2014 in Denmark. Carsten will sadly not be touring this piece of music. It's simply impossible. You would have to arrange and prepare a piano for each and every variation. Meaning 32 pianos. But saying... You never know what happens. We might do it one day. Imaging that... 32 pianos and one room.







Enjoy

20/02/2015

Fullface, Zetzum Zorglub, Dodebum and Bogan Via: New releases from PG Sounds


PG Sounds is busy these days. New artists getting a platform to show their talent, so you can be inspired. People like Bleep and The Lake Radio have already embraced the sounds from this small digital entrepreneur from the outskirts of Denmark. And we hope you will listen too.





Recent release is with Fullface. A full lenght album named ”Creoletronica” -  is made in the woods up north. Where the waves hits the shore with power and force. Where the wind grabs your hair and if you are lucky, even the wolfs might howl. Fullface is strong beats, free form programming and taking you on a musical trip you think you heard before, but no... Its jazz, world-music. Its Avantgarde and life. Full of energy.
"Creoletronica" balances between Computer Structures and Rootsy Sightseeing. Directed,chopped and assembled under the name FullFace. The output has become either a painters One-Man Band (Several seperate wiew-points and contrasting textures at once, as in a lot of contemporary visual arts)...Or maybe this maximalist expressionism has emerged thru a collective effort of fusionists engulfed in that weird smell of some reconstructed 70 ́s?... Is Fullface an image-maker who intends to paint directly on people's minds?... - Or is this a crew that equally wants to make dub, pumping porn-scores, and nu-jazz with a retro-modern approach? Judge by yourself ! 


 
In April PG Sounds will introduce its 6th release. This time also a new-comer, a shining new talent on the danish jazz scene. Zetzum Zorglub is a quartet from Odense, on the island Fyen. For most people in the world, best known for the writer of great fairytales H.C. Andersen.  This music is also about stories, that soon will be unveiled.


 
Zetzum Zorglub is foremost the young guitarist and composer Buster Jensen. Buster has worked with this music for more than a year now. Recorded mixed and mastered at Mill Factory-Mazza Mansion Copenhagen in the winter of 2014. The 6 tracks will be released on the 23 april 2015.


Danish electronica producer Dodebum made a big impact on the Bleep shop, and is one of the few Danish electronica artists to be on this very fine electronica shop.

3 eps so far and lots of live performances during 2014, among the the highlights was playing at Punkt Festival in Norway .

Dodebum is improvised electronica, hard to grab, hard to hold on to, but will keep you warm in the hearts. The wonderful radio The Lake , curated by Efterklang is already playing tracks from his ep. Check the radio, and get ready to travel beyond.
If you are around Denmark  you can catch Dodebum live collaborating with Maria Laurette Friis and Kresten Osgood. Check this link for info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/762903170470523/?notif_t=plan_user_invited




Future release will also be the Arizona darlings Bogan Via. Their 2nd album is soon due. One of the tracks were recorded during a Red Bull session in Copenhagen in collaboration with Danish singer KirstineStubbe Teglbjærg – former lead singer in Blue Foundation. More details soon on this, meanwhile the first single ”Madly” is already out. Enjoy the melodic synth pop here live from the rooftop:




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..






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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