Event | Movits! Swing Jazz meets Hip Hop at Stonefly, Saturday, January 30th

Photo Credit: Fredrik Larsson (hayvosh.net)

I continue to say this: Sweden’s music scene is crazy.  From the country that gave us Abba, this country is producing some amazing artists within last 4 years in all genres. Artist such Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Kissey Asplund, Red Astaire, El Perro del Mar, Peter Bjorn & John, Mando Diao, Mapei, and Adam Tensta are helping put Sweden on the map for music. I always wanted to visit Sweden to see what kind of water they are drinking to produce some of the stuff I hear.  Another group from Sweden that is making a mark here in the states is Movits!

Movits! is a hip hop group that blends the sound of swing jazz and hip hop with Swedish lyrics.  They created a huge buzz here since their performance on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report.  Lucky for Milwaukee this Saturday, you will get a taste of their sound this Saturday at Stonefly.  Milwaukee’s Fresh Cut Collective and 88Nine’s Tarik (that’s me) will also be performing.  A show not to be missed.


Are You Feeling This: Adele, Lykke Li and Yeah Yeah Yeahs




Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online.  Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists.  Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about.  You tell us what you think.  Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

NASA’s Money featuring Chuck D, David Byrne, Seu Jorge” from the forthcoming album The Spirit of Apollo on Anti Records.

 This week on ”Are You Feeling This”: A mashup of Adele with some 1988 hip hop from Mick Boogie’s Adele 1988, Lykke Li covering Kings of Leon, and holiday tune from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Take a listen below and let us know what you think by voting in the “Are You Feeling This” listener poll.

Lykke Li – “Knocked Up (Kings of Leon Cover)”



Freebie: Lykke Li covers Kings of Leon

This is a good one. One of my favorite Swedes Lykke covers Kings of Leon (sort of). Yep you heard right. Personally I think Lykke does a better job. Check it (via MFR)

Lykke Li vs. Kings of Leon – “Knocked Up (Rodeo Mash Up) (download)

Don’t Sleep On: N.A.S.A.


The Spirit of Apollo Mini Documentary 

What do get when you put Method Man, MIA, Santogold, Lykke Li, Kanye West, E40, David Byrne, Chali 2na, Z-Trip, RZA, KRS-One, Lovefoxxx from CSS, Sizzla, Amanda Blank, George Clinton, The Cool Kids, Spank Rock, Scarface, Tom Waits and Kool Keith on one album, probably one of 2009’s most hyped and anticipated album from a group that you may not be to familar with.  The group is N.A.S.A. (North America South America). N.A.S.A. is duo consisting of Sam Spiegel aka Squeak E. Clean (brother of video director Spike Jonze) and Ze Gonzales aka DJ Zegon. N.A.S.A. is an international collective of musicians spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres. The name of their forthcoming album will be called The Spirit of  Apollo.  This album has been in the works for over a year and will be released in February 2009. 

They currently have video for the song Money featuring David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu Jorge, Ras Congo and Z-Trip.

Recently another track from their album leaked. The cut is entitled “Gifted” and it features Kanye West, Santogold, and Swedish sensation Lykke Li. Check it out below.

N.A.S.A. – “Gifted feat. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li”

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Video: Lykke Li and Bon Iver

Check this video fo Lykke Li performing her song Dance, Dance, Dance with Wisconsin’s Bon Iver in LA.  It put a smile on my face.

New Music Wednesday(11-26-08): Of Montreal, Jazzanova, Franz Ferdinand, and Lykke Li

For New Music Wednesday 11/12/08, we’ve got four brand new songs. Of Montrel, Jazzanova featuring Ben Westbeech, Franz Ferdinand, and Lykke Li. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

Jazzanova feat. Ben Westbeech – “I Can See”

Lykke Li – “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

Video+Freebie: Lykke Li ‘Breaking It Up’ with Conan

Check out the performance of one of my favs from Sweden, Lykke Li on Conan O’Brien.

Lykke Li – “Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up Remix)” via Gorilla Vs. Bear