Δευτέρα, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Parov Stelar

Biography

After first experience as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late1990s, Parov Stelar got involved in producing and publishing in 2000 for the first time. After early works under the pseudonym Plasma and his real name, and also being a partner of the label Bushido Recordings, in 2004 he started producing under the pseudonym Parov Stelar. In the same year he founded his own label: Etage Noir Recordings. His first release,for Etage Noir, „KissKiss EP“ and the soon after released LP „Rough Cuts“, provided him immediate breakthrough on the international electronic music scene. His specific approach to music production, combined with a proven sense of sound aesthetics, led to massive reaction of audience and colleagues all around the world, giving him reputation as the founder of a new genre: "Electroswing[citation needed] The following albums „Seven and Storm“, „Shine“ and latest the double album „Coco“, as well as numerous singles and remixes made Parov Stelar one of the most wanted and successful artists of his kind. Parov Stelar ́s Tracks have been used on more than 700 Compilations (for example: Hôtel Costes, Buddha Bar, Electro Swing) and have been the soundtrack for numerous TV-ads (Chrysler, Motorola, Audi,...), TV- shows, TV series and movies.

The Parov Stelar Band

After starting as a solo artist and gaining initial success, in 2005 Parov Stelar decided to expand his on-stage music with a full band. This collaboration with four musicians noticeably influenced his work. Since that time, the Parov Stelar Band has increased in popularity.

Instrumentation of the Parov Stelar Band

  • Max the Sax aka Markus Ecklmayr (Sax)
  • Beate Baumgartner (Vocals)
  • Gianna Charles (Vocals)
  • Willie Larsson jr (Drums)
  • Michael Wittner (Bass)
  • Parov Stelar (Programming)

DJ Sets

Parov Stelar's DJ sets are mostly including live saxophone performance of his band member Markus Ecklmayr (Max The Sax), and occasionally, singer Beate Baumgartner (Yola B).

Discography

Albums

  • 2001: Shadow Kingdom LP (2x12" Vinyl & CD, Bushido Recordings, as Plasma)
  • 2004: Rough Cuts (CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2005: Seven and Storm (CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: Shine (CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2008: Daylight (CD, Rambling Records)
  • 2009: That Swing - Best Of (CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2009: Coco (CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2010: The Paris Swing Box (Etage Noir Recordings)

EPs

  • 2001: Shadow Kingdom EP (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Plasma)
  • 2002: Lo Tech Trash (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2004: KissKiss (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Move On! (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Wanna get (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Primavera (12" Vinyl, Auris Recordings)
  • 2005: Music I believe in (12" Vinyl, ~Temp Records, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2005: A Night In Torino (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2005: Spygame (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2006: Parov Stelar EP (12" Vinyl, Big Sur)
  • 2006: Charleston Butterfly (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: Jet Set EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Special)
  • 2007: Sugar (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2008: The Flame Of Fame (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2008: Libella Swing (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2009: Coco EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2010: The Phantom EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2010: The Paris Swingbox EP (Etage Noir Recordings)

Singles

  • 2000: Synthetica/Stompin' Ground (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2001: Guerrilla (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2004: Get Up On Your Feet (12" Vinyl, Sunshine Enterprises)
  • 2005: Faith (Maxi-CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: Rock For / Love (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: Shine (Maxi-CD, Etage Noir Recordings)

Videoclips

  • Seven (from the album Seven and Storm)
  • Love (from the album Shine)
  • Shine (from the album Shine)
  • Matilda
  • Coco
  • Let's Roll

External links




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