Håkan Lidbo – Let’s Rock Film

Håkan gets ready to ROCK!

Well it just doesn’t get any ‘Better Than Sex’ does it?

Tony Naylor selects We Are Woodvillle’s latest release from Håkan for the Guardian Guide reviews section and says it with a glowing review:

“Clearly the news hasn’t reached Sweden yet that we’re all beyond bored with ramped Ed Banger electro. And good thing too, as this is unexpectedly brilliant. All biblical drums, shredded metal guitar and a breakdown that consists of some drunk blokes beatboxing into a Dictaphone, its lithe, punchy and winningly daft. Now let that be the last word on the matter.”

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And what a cover shot!

Håkan Lidbo is Better than SEX

Håkan Lidbo, mighty Swedish producer of all things electronic is back on with a four track EP that ranges from deep house to techno via some heavy rock landing bang slap in the middle of the dancefloor.

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First up, ‘Let’s Rock’ takes the two opposite extremes of heavy rock and techno, mashing them together producing a glitchy head banging classic destined for peak time status in your more eclectic DJ’s sets.

Next up ‘Honey Dipping’ takes things bumpier with some futuristic vocoder tinged deep house that comes across effortlessly as Daft Punk with a swing.

Sug Min Puss sounds like a bee stuck in a jar but with a 4/4 beat and big distorted bottom end that gets locked into a groove that builds up the pressure relentlessly. Magik Johnson demanded to remix this, so keep ‘em peeled for his take later in the year as those Kiwi festivals were lapping it up during their antipodean summer.

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Finally, Groove On goes old school with a 909 kit and rave synth straight from ’91. Aciiieeeeed!

Håkan Lidbo is the chosen one!

Håkan takes a closer look

After weeks of deliberation, Depeche Mode have finally chosen a winner for their ‘Peace’ remix contest. Over 1000 producers entered the Beatport-sponsored remix contest, and over 51,000 votes were cast by the public making it the biggest remix competition ever held on Beatportal.

Hi name is our very own Håkan Lidbo!

Altogether the band received 20 remixes, 10 chosen by the public via a vote, and 10 chosen by Beatport’s judges (who listened to, and debated each and every remix).
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Depeche Mode then listened to and scrutinized each of the 20 remixes, and spent many days deciding which mix would be crowned their eventual winner.

In the end, they found their champion.

Wahoooo!!

We Are Woodville – live at The Macbeth, Hoxton

We Are Woodville rocked the rafters at Hoxton’s Macbeth pub – Spektrum played live with Hakan Lidbo from Sweden….

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Message to the guy that left his tombola – its behind the palm tree in the backroom – hubba hubba

The Sweetshop EP from Flash Atkins

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Flash Atkins is a super hero who had his gravy days in the 80s saving the world with his ability to manipulate sound.

Unfortunately he’s fallen on hard times and can be spotted in the less salubrious parts of London, Manchester and West Yorkshire stoned or drunk on borrowed time & money. To make ends meet he uses his special powers to DJ, remix and make tracks for We Are Woodville and PAPERecordings.

The Sweetshop is his new single and is a concise slice of low-fi electronic pop sitting in the hinterland somewhere between Hot Chip and Calvin Harris. Gabriel Olegavich’s alterego, Caspa Codina takes time out from producing Spektrum, Lady Sovereign and Envy to provide vocals.

On the remix front, Håkan Lidbo goes mainfloor with a glitchy 4/4 bass driven thumper, Radioproof veer off in to Hoxton Pop territory and new kids Dieter & the Gadabouts take it deep, big and bouncy. Flash Atkins also has a crack with his Into The Valley version that takes different types of house, sticks them through the mixer and emerges with a whole load of disco attitude and something that The Juan Maclean would be proud of.

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Artist: Flash Atkins feat. Caspa Codina
Title: The Sweetshop
Released: OUT NOW!
Format: Audio Download / Video / Ringtone

1. Original
2. Flash Atkins’s Into the Valley Remix
3. Radioproof’s Dollymixture
4. Håkan Lidbo’s Anti-POP Remix
5. Dieter & the Gadabouts Remix

Buy it at iTunes today!

The DJs say…

Aldrin – Zouk
“Into The Valley remix is tops! Funky!! Feeling the Original & Radioproof remix as well…”

Tony Nwachukwu – Plastic People / CDR / RBMA
“Good Release! Great to see Anti POP on the remix tip again!”

Richie Hartness – Untitledmusic
“Electro funkin house! Pop goes another tune from Flash – sure to ignite the floor!”

LA77 – Chips With Everything
“Nice!! Liking this a lot. Anti POP mix is probably the one for a set but the Diter and the Gadabouts mix is going straight on my ipod. Gig tonight in the Northern Quarter. Anti POP mix is deffo getting dropped. Word!!”

Chris Todd – Crazy P
“Really like Flash’s own into the valley remix, i’ll ‘ave a quarter of lemon bonbons please!”

Stuart Patterson – East Village / MOS Radio / Faith
“Davis in pop chart shocker – could be.. its the into the valley mix for me .. diggin’ the vocal as well.. good work Flash!”

Luke Solomon – Restless Soul
“Loving the original very much indeed..”

Tom Groove Armada
“Like the into the valley rmx, cool, fun party vibes.”

Simon Cosmic Disco
“Very tasty little electro-bumper. love the dieter & the gadabouts remix, getting good response on the dance floor.”

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