The duo has raised the volume on their foreign hipster vibe, pairing with subculture specials like The XX and elevating their name as top tier remixers for a slew of hit tracks including a luscious revisit to Chronic 2001 with Dre’s “Still” to Akon’s “Troublemaker,” to last year’s Battlefield 3 theme, “My Life,” and the list goes on. It’s punchy, it’s pulsating, and its beat-a-holic music speaks–if you can escape for some sophisticated sound technology and two seasoned lyricists. Next to “High Summer” is a hungry 5-track EP also titled High Summer released last month just in time for your soiree, your poolside stints, or whatever floats your summer boat. Enjoy JJ’s recent releases and indulge in their previous success if you’re new to their scene.
Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander bring Sweden’s Midsummer to our music summer with their “High Summer” (Secretly Canadian) in a distilling vocal commitment wavering between a combination of Pan’s Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete, “Mercedes Lullaby”) and a less polite Ben Gibbard. JJ has been hurling glow-tronic pop fists since the early 90s under Gothenburg indie label, Sincerely Yours.
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom