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Midnight

by Dan Lissvik

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John Ponton, III
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John Ponton, III A wonderful collection of catchy tunes that are both energetic and blissed out. Layers of synths and live instrumentation combine in a glorious celebration that is the perfect soundtrack to afterdark. A little funk, a little pop and a little disco all mixed in perfect quantities. Favorite track: M.
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K. Grant Wow.. Just wow. Such an energetic piece of music. it all fits together, yet each piece has its own place. Great work, Dan!
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Midnight, is a brand new collection of instrumentals by Dan Lissvik (formerly of Studio) made throughout 2015, the year Lissvik became a father for the first time. The title refers to the time he would start his recording sessions after his wife and newborn baby went to bed.

Midnight was recorded at home with a stripped back setup of an analog graphic equalizer he found at a flea market, a bass guitar and a mic. He worked at night with a thermos of coffee, while his young family slept in the room furthest away from his studio. His process was to press record and let the midnight jams unfurl, resulting in a sound and mood that has shifted since his previous release, Mediation, under the moniker Atelje in January 2015.

Ten years ago, Dan Lissvik was instrumental in kicking off the mid-noughties Balearic revival alongside his partner in the group Studio, Rasmus Hägg. Both came from the frozen coast of Sweden (rather than Ibiza) and their debut West Coast was hailed as one of 2006’s best releases, making Rough Trade’s top 10 albums of the year. Their sound was a blissful, effortless, laidback afrobeat-kraut-disco-pop and won a legion of fans.

Though West Coast made Studio internationally acclaimed (they even remixed Kylie Minogue’s “2 Hearts”) that was the only record they ever made. Lissvik showed little interest in pursuing an international DJ career or touring as a “band,” preferring to stay in Gothenburg and record. Then, in 2012, six years after West Coast was released, Studio officially broke up with a quick note. For Studio-addicts, Lissvik hinted at a tantalizing stockpile of new material – at one point posting 50 tracks on Soundcloud before taking them down. Then in 2014, he started to release new material, beginning with the limited-edition 300-release run of the Atelje LP Meditations, with the Dan Lissvik “Airwalk/Shuvit” 12” to follow via Smalltown Supersound. Now, ten years following the release of West Coast, as the influence of Studio’s work reverberates up through a new generation of producers (Jamie xx sampled a beach-blissed loop from it for “Girl”), Lissvik’s Midnight is set for release.

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released June 10, 2016

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Dan Lissvik Sweden

Dan Lissvik was instrumental in kicking off the mid-noughties Balearic revival alongside his partner in the group Studio, Rasmus Hägg. Both came from the frozen coast of Sweden and their debut 'West Coast' was hailed as one of 2006’s best releases. Showing little interest in pursing an international DJ career or touring as a “band,” Lissvik now records music under his own birth-name. ... more

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