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The music of Axel Boman

The music of Axel Boman

18-04-2013 | 17.28

Axel Boman got discovered in 2010 when he gave Pampa Records boss DJ Koze a cd including a song that would mean his breakthrough not long after: Purple Drank. The song, which was named after a purple fountain that he made during his ‘fine arts’ study at university in Stockholm, was quickly known as a cult-hit and the infamous words ‘I woke up with your name on my lips’ were heard all over the world. Since then, hundreds of Boman's tracks were released and all of them are worth listening to. To highlight them all is a bit over the top, so I made a short list including my favorite Axel Boman productions followed by a bit of background information.
 
The reason that I keep listening to Boman's Europa EP over the last couple of weeks is probably because I’m just to keen for the summer. This release from 2011 was his debut on the label Studio Barnhus that he launched one year before together with Kornél Kovács and Petter. Unfortunately it’s pretty hard to get a good listen to the songs. The EP had a limited press and isn’t available digitally. Besides that, Abba’s label apparently wasn’t as satisfied with the tribute that Boman devoted to them. The band’s label removed the song ABBA 002 from Youtube because of copyright infringement. Despite these setbacks, the EP is still standing and this song is definitely worth listening.
 
As far as I know, there is no spectacular story to tell concerning Axel's remix of 'No Way I Know I Feel'. Not that it’s necessary though. This is a must hear!
 
Last but not least: Man Tear. This new project by Petter, Axel Boman and Axel Boman's cousin Johan Jonason made its debut last week with the EP Outside Amore, which was brought out on James Murphy’s DFA label. The boys have been doing this project for a while now and I’m hoping we'll be hearing more of them soon. Johan Jonason, who’s doing the vocals for the song, recently made a short film that received Sweden’s most prestigious film award, the ‘Guldbagge’. There’s more Man Tear music in the movie itself, so I hope that they’ll release it soon. Let’s just wait and see what’s next!

Text: Ruben Leter