January 29 2010
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.