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Continuing to fill a gap in the Swedish market that few have successfully touched upon for 2012, London-residing Swede Johan Blende unites with Turkish producer Surrender! to kickstart the New Year with the three-track ‘Synapse’ EP. Always leading with quality over quantity, the cross-nation duo’s latest work ditches the straight up House grooves to create a track of familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation. Packed with good-time vibes and bubbly lead play, the ‘Synapse’ EP looks to open up 2013 in a particularly impressive fashion for the genre-defying pair.

Out today on Beatport.


In anticipation of his eagerly-awaited ‘Synapse’ EP alongside Turkish producer Surrender! to drop on February 11th, London-residing Swede Johan Blende comes out with a diverse new 36 minute mix. Miles away from your everyday Dance mixtape, Blende’s ‘A Prince In New York’ mix takes us on an eccentric journey into unconventional Dance music. From the Vanilla remix of ‘High’ right through to Gesaffelstein’s futuristic take on Justice, the mix veers between vintage energy and the forward-thinking stylings that we have come to associate with Blende of late.

Tracklist:

01. Wolfwolf feat. Alianah – High (Vanilla Remix)
02. Villa – Mint (Dance Edit Instrumental)
03. Du Tonc – Darkness
04. Spiller – Urastar
05. Gramme – Rough News
06. Shinichi Osawa & Paul Chambers – Fuzzbox (Alex Gopher Remix)
07. Padded Cell – Deviancy Amp
08. Jagwar Ma – The Throw
09. Rotkraft – Love Lights
10. Blende & Surrender! – Synapse
11. Oliver – Control
12. The Young Professionals – Disco (Yuksek Remix)
13. Gigamesh – Enjoy
14. Boys Noize – Ich R U (Van She Tech Remix)
15. Justice – Helix (Gesaffelstein ‘Vision’ Remix)

To those currently on an eager lookout for any leads of Daft Punk’s forthcoming studio album, the latest studio work from Sweden’s Johan Blende and brotherly Israeli duo Surrender! should come as something of a treat. Taken from their upcoming ‘Synapse’ EP, the Swedish-Israeli trio extends their reign on inventive Electronic music with a free download of a Daft Punk-esque new original track entitled ‘Circus.’

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Continuing to fill a gap in the Swedish market that few have successfully touched upon for 2012, London-residing Swede Johan Blende unites with Istanbul duo Surrender! to kickstart the New Year with ‘Synapse.’ Always leading with quality over quantity, the cross-nation trio’s latest work ditches the straight up House grooves to create a track of familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation. Packed with good-time vibes and bubbly lead play, ‘Synapse’ looks to open up 2013 in a particularly impressive fashion for the genre-defying trio.

Out on February 11th.

In the aftermath of dropping ‘Fake Love‘ on Eskimo Recordings to much acclaim, Swedish producer Johan Blende returns with volume three of his Blende Edits series of free EP’s.

Having taken on the likes of Prince, Yes and Blondie in his previous offerings of 80’s nostalgia, volume three sees Blende continue his bold yet inoffensive trip down memory lane to put a 21st century twist on a slew of 80’s songs yet again. This time, ambitiously sailing through the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, ZZ Top, Hashim, and Anne Clark.

Sweden may not be the home of Europe’s humble French House heritage, but since successively injecting Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games‘ and Pnau’s ‘Solid Ground’ with a little New York infused soul alongside Adrian Lux, Johan Blende is proving closer to building the bridge than the vast majority of his peers. Joining the ranks of Eskimo Recordings for his latest studio endeavour, the Scandinavian producer returns with a firm extension of his Nu Disco stylings with ‘Fake Love’.

Transitioning from a sleek flare of eccentric beats and a distinct vocal line courtesy of Rebecca Scheja (of Rebecca & Fiona), ‘Fake Love’ ascends into an all-out affair of subtle strings, infectious leads and deep bass grooves, marking an essential throwback to the vintage day of forward-thinking House music with Justice-like tone. Where Nu-Disco and its associated peers may be proving Electronic music’s hit-and-miss sub-genre for 2012, Blende stirs a sound degree of enthusiasm for the uplifting energy that this vintage sound scope musters.

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Swedish up-and-comer Blende returns with a formidable remix of the latest single of Istanbul based producer Surrender ‘S_M_A_S_H’. With a sound scope somewhere between the epic rock values of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and early Daft Punk, this sturdy set back to the heyday of European Electro sets the Swedish producer well apart of his aspiring industry peers. Blending infectious melodic progressions between the tracks intervals of funky high-end riffage and vivacious low-end chord play, Blende fills a gap in the Swedish market that few have successfully touched upon for 2012.

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Swedish up-and-comer Blende returns with a formidable remix of the latest single of Istanbul based producer Surrender ‘S_M_A_S_H’. With a sound scope somewhere between the epic rock values of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and early Daft Punk, this sturdy set back to the heyday of European Electro sets the Swedish producer well apart of his aspiring industry peers. Blending infectious melodic progressions between the tracks intervals of funky high-end riffage and vivacious low-end chord play, Blende fills a gap in the Swedish market that few have successfully touched upon for 2012.

More info on the release as we get it.

Words by Dan Carter

With an overbearing focus on the future of modern Dance music, few artists have successfully taken that club-orientated trip down memory lane for 2012. Cue the welcome return of Sweden’s vintage-monger Blende, back on track for the summer season with volume two of his Blende Edits series of free EPs.

Having torn apart the likes of Prince and Yes in his inaugural offering of 80’s nostalgia, Volume Two is as true to his fondness for throwbacks as its predecessor would dictate. From the upbeat remodel of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ right through to the Swedish producers own disco retouch of Milton Wright’s ‘Friends & Buddies’, his bold yet inoffensive retouch of these age-defining anthems secures his spot as one of the more courageous underground assets to bless the club floor of late.

Words by Dan Carter

Where Lana Del Rey’s haunting vocal assets have proven indispensible to chart and club alike, a late-coming surge of exploratory enthusiasm sees Sweden’s young master of the melodic club anthem Adrian Lux and his hometown peer Blende take on the familiar and haunting realms of her outstanding breakthrough single ‘Video Games’.

Led by a divine collection of dashing synth work and sufficiently coarse chord progressions, the duos heavy-set disco stylings make for a crisp yet refreshing take on the tracks club worthy appeal. While Del Rey’s spine tingling top line bows aptly to Lux’s melodic disposition, the duos evasion of the all-too-familiar peak time sound scope proves a worthy extension of a somewhat weathered hit with seemingly unlimited floor-filling potential.

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Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Adrian Lux & Blende Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

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