John Dahlback offers up new "not EDM" album for free
Fri 17th Aug, 2012 News 956 viewsin
For a 27-year-old, Swedish production gun John Dahlback has a seriously extensive Discogs page. First making his mark in the early 2000s through Steve Bug’s deep house-focused sub-label Dessous Recordings, his journey over the last decade has included releases on a wide range of labels. Writer’s block is clearly no issue for Dahlback. From the deeper side of four-four to tech-house to big-room fodder, his range has seen him picked up by the likes of Kompakt, Morris Audio and Systematic, while later aligning with Defected, Toolroom and Phazing Records. He’s also a prolific collaborator, sharing studio time with his cousin Jesper Dahlback, Swede-of-the-moment Avicii, Alex Kenji and Sebastian Ingrosso. Then of course he’s got the aliases like Hug, Huggotron and Kaliber to keep up.
Pinning Dahlback down isn’t easy, and now he’s adding more notches to his belt with a full album under his Demure moniker. Luckily for us, the only payment he’s asking for is a ‘like’ on Facebook (you can try before you ‘buy’ in the Souncloud embeds below). Here’s how it’s described by Dahlback’s camp: “Stepping out from the world of big room EDM, John Dahlback presents his Demure side project and a brand new album of special music made especially for home listening and times of relaxation.” Featured throughout is John’s sister, the velvet-voiced singer-songwriter Erika Gellermark, while Dahlback takes on instrumentation throughout.
“This album is something I first started doing for my iPod,” writes Dahlback. “Something beautiful I could listen to on the plane, bus or wherever I was. I’m now sharing this with you. This is not EDM and not for the clubs. This is purely just for listening.”