City Spotlight: Stockholm, Sweden

Written By Sam Murphy on 07/01/2014



Dumont Dumont is a Stockholm-based record label who have only released two singles as of yet, but are carving up a pretty good track record. The first release was Australian artist, Ry X’s debut single Berlin while the second release is Faux by Cardiff artist Novo Amor and Brighton artist Ed Tullett. While the young label is yet to release anything by a Swedish artist, the two releases undoubtedly have a Scandinavian air about them. Perhaps it’s the subtle combination of nordic folk with subtle tinges of electronica.




INGRD is a record label formed by Swedish royalty, Lykke Li, Miike Snow and Peter Bjorn and John. It was formed in 2012 with the intention of “creating straight from the heart right to the people without any middle hands”. Their current roster boasts artists like The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow glory and film director cross musician, David Lynch. It’s a well-curated adult contemporary label that showcases some of the best Sweden has to offer, which if you’ve learnt anything from this read, is alot.




Rabid Records was founded by members of Gothenburg band, Honey Is Cool in 1998, however, today the label is run by Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, better known as Swedish-duo The Knife. Over the past few years the label has released records by Fever Ray, Jenny Wilson, First Aid Kit and of course, The Knife. Rabid Records’ latest release was The Knife’s critically acclaimed Shaking The Habitual. In terms of a cool club of Stockholm’s elite, Rabid Records is the ultimate label.




Studio Barnhus is run by three Swedes, Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács, and Petter Nordkvist, with an intrinsic foot in Swedish electronic music. Petter releases music through the label under the moniker of Pedrodollar while Kovács is a radio presenter for an electronic music radio show, P3 Dans who also DJs and throws parties around Stockholm. Axel Boman is also an artist who released his debut album, the brilliant, Family Vacation last year. While the label is based in Stockholm, Studio Barnhus brings the Scandinavian parties all around the world having played gigs in Paris, London and Barcelona this year. Past releases on the label include HNNY, Baba Stiltz and Ex-Pylon.


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