We love new releases from Ceremony home to Albert Swarm, Young Athletes League, and Dag för Dag. Their latest and greatest is Swedish DJ/ Producer Bam Spacey who’s last release Land reminds me a little of The Tough Alliance and Studio with traces of “deep pop” (a term I just learned). It’s got that Swedish summer feel but is also relatively danceable. I just wish I spoke Swedish.
After the demise of his former bands Magnus Johansson began creating music under the Bam Spacey guise in 2007. Mainly as a means to produce music solely on his own, Johansson ditched the idea of a multi-member indie outfit and followed his love for electronic music, soon creating a studio in his bedroom in Malmö, Sweden.
Bam Spacey productions are a means for Johansson to take an explorative focus on many music types including microhouse, ambient dub, and his beloved minimal techno. Even so, Johansson is very much a producer still finding his sound. Throughout the course of his signing to Ceremony and subsequent creation of the tracks that would end up as his debut material for the label (the Vi delar samma grav single followed by the Land EP) his sound morphed in and out of different norms.
What broke through was, at times, a vocal driven approach to minimal electronic music. With that a tripped out vision of a neon shrouded city and the feeling of cruising through it took shape. In a not too distant future where big name corporations dominate the skyline and block out the sun, best exemplified in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner film, Bam Spacey takes on a different approach. One focused on optimism and movement, because people in this future need to dance too.
Bam Spacey – Vintern jagar
Albert Swarm – Aging Out (Bam Spacey Remix)