What better way to start a new year, than by notching it up ?
In november I asked my friends from the agency B14, who design some of the most stylish websites, if they would redesign mine - and you are now looking at the result!
(mabu.dk designed the KB badge in the bottom of the site)
I don't think the world really needs another blogger, so this will be short posts, info on new releases - the first one will be about looking back at the year that has past:
In februrary my second solo album "Standing on top of Utopia" came out on Hfn Music, and I was happy to see it well received almost everywhere - from Nylon Magazine and Time Out NY to Dazed & Confuzed and numerous music blogs - you can check some of the press reviews under press.
I travelled and dj´ed quite a bit throughout the year, hitting everywhere from Venice and Berlin to Reykjavik, Sao Paolo and New York, while in-between working on music.
On Tensnakes imprint Mirau, I released the Superbacon EP as Bjørke & Barfod together with my old producer-buddy Tomas Barfod. It received great feedback from the likes of Erol Alkan and Michael Mayer - and Pete Tong played it on Radio 1. On Compost Black Label, I released The Go Away Song under my solo moniker Kasper Bjørke & His Friendly Ghost.
Barfod and I also revived our 10 year old project Filur and released the single Welding Love featuring Daniel August from Gus Gus. You can check all the stuff here on the site.
I have also been remixing quite a bit - from Danish indie darlings Ghost Society and Under Byen to Swedish This Is Head, US band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and for Great Stuff´s re-release of Rah Band´s classic Cloud Across The Moon, to name a few.
In november I signed a publishing contract with SonyATV in Germany - after being with EMI Publishing for almost a decade, it was time for a change - and Im really excited about the new setup and what it hopefully brings of new opportunities.
Im still also doing the A&R at Fake Diamond Records, and had the pleasure of expanding the artist roster with some great acts in 2010:
Peder, Darkness Falls and The Late Great Fitzcarraldos are all artists that you hopefully will get to know (link) - plus, I have some very exiting names in my sight for 2011.
My new year resolution is to focus even more on my own music and a bit less on dj´ing, so I will be playing less gigs in 2011 - to find more time and energy to work in the studio.
I am currently finishing an EP called Symptomes, which will come out on Hfn Music around May. Its sort of a response to the more song based material from my latest album - so this will be around 30 minutes of instrumental dance music - with a remix from Mano Le Tough.
Tomas Barfod and I will do more singles for both the Filur project and Bjørke & Barfod - and also release a full Filur album around october (We are working with some very interesting collaborators at the moment).
Furthermore the plan is to start working on my 3rd solo album very soon - and have it ready for a 2012 release - accompanied by a short, yet intense live-tour sometime next year.
But a lot more about that, as we move closer. Enjoy the new site!