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Mikael Stavostrand

Mikael Stavostrand was born in Stockholm, Sweden 1972, and is now based in Berlin, Germany.

He has been lauded as a key figure of the Swedish electronic music scene for his unique interpretations of minimal club techno as well as for producing some of the most essential experimental electronic music of the past years. Stavöstrand mixes deconstructed sounds with funky little beats to create minimal dance textures. On his debut album on Force Inc., "Reduce", swarms of glitches, crackles and skips infiltrate the 4/4 drive formula of minimal techno. As Vita, his "Vita" 12" on Force Inc. imprint Force Labs was welcomed by critical praise and became one of the best selling releases with its digitalized organic groove.

He started to produce music in the early nineties, but back then he was a part of the industrial scene and released some now labeled as "classic" records under different names. Lately due to a lot of demand from different labels, he agreed to allow reissues of these early works.

After that period he got more interested into sound research and minimalism, which also led to a couple of CD releases on labels as Staalplaat in The Netherlands to name a few. In 2000 he became more focused on bringing his experiences and sound from the pure minimal scene into a more club context, so he started to work with minimal techno sounds, which immediately resulted with releases on Force Inc. in Germany.

He has released 30 12" Ep's and 19 Albums (CD, DLP, LP) so far and he has been featured on many compilation records. He is also a sought after as a remix artist.
The last years he has been playing live around the world at such events as Mutek in Canada and in Mexico and Swedish Style in Tokyo. He has also played in Japan and all over Europe at respected clubs such as Panorama Bar, Weekend, Watergate, Fuse, Otto Zuts, Cargo, Brancaleone and many more. He is often asked by Swedish Cultural Institutes to represent Sweden abroad at festivals (ex. Detali Zvuku in Kiev, Take me to Sweden in Berlin and Swedish Style in Tokyo).

Between 2000 to 2007 he ran the record label Mitek. Mitek's aim was to produce and promote upcoming Swedish talents in the field of electronic music. In the years Mitek produced 22 records with different kinds of electronic music, from avant-garde to club. Mitek often received grants from The Swedish Art Council to produce the records.

In the summer of 2006 he also started his new label "Sunset Diskos". This label is purely for club music and deep, funky minimal tunes are the aim here. With artists such as himself, [a]pendics shuffle, agaric & Bulgur Brothers, Pheek and Franco Cinelli.

Now he is signed by Get Physical [DE], Spectral Sound [US], We Are [SE], Sushitech [UK], Thema [US] and others, with more exciting prospects on the way soon.

Recently he licensed tracks for Audion's Fabric mix CD, a new mix CD by James Holden, Circo Loco @ DC10 CD in Mixmag March issue and Fuse presents Steve Bug mix CD plus upcoming mix CD's by Agoria, Steve Bug and MANDY. His music is heavily played by DJ's as Matthew Dear, MANDY, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ T, Ryan Elliot, Jeff Samuel, Tanya Vulcano, Marco Carola, Dinky, Butane, Jeff Milligan, Troy Pierce, Magda and Jay Haze to name a few.

Discography (Excerpt)

Mikael Stavöstrand - Just For You 12" EP - Titbit [IT] Jnauary 2008
Mikael Stavöstrand & Franco Cinelli - Monday Blue 12" EP - Sunset Diskos [SE/D] November 2007
Ortega&Stavöstrand - Join the Ortega&Stavöstrand Funk Revolution - Rrygular October 2007.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Please My Pain 12" EP - Thema 2007.
Mikael Stavöstrand "Can you see thru my eyes" on Death Is Nothing To Fear Pt. 2 12" EP - Spectral 2007.
The Skull - Enter The Skull 12" EP - Kindish 2007
Vita - Daydream 12" EP - Kindish 2007
Mikael Stavöstrand "Chela Tibia" on We Are comp. 12" EP 2007.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Housedays 2x12" EP - Sushitech 2007.
Mikael Stavöstrand &. [a]pendics.shuffle - Take Me Higher EP 12", Adjunct 2007
Bulgur Brothers/[a]pendics.shuffle - Split EP 10", We Are March 2007.
Vita feat. Erika "Carefully Hiding" on Katapult V/A vol. 3 CD - Karat February 2007. Bulgur Brothers - Smoothie Mixes 12" - Sunset Diskos - 2007
Mikael Stavöstrand - Soulful 12" - Kontra Musik - December 2006
apendics.shuffle&Mikael Stavöstrand - Looking For Me 12"- Adjunct - December 2006
Bulgur Brothers - Smoothie Man Album CD/2X12" - Sunset Diskos - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand - My Moon 12" - Sunset Diskos - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand/Pheek - Split 10" - We Are - 2006
Ortega&Stavöstrand - Dosage of the Ortega/Stavöstrand Satelite 12" - RRygular - 2006
Bulgur Brothers - Jaffa 12" - Karat - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand - Compliments 12" - Adjunct - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand - Fonkage 12" - Audiobahn - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand feat. Big Bully - No Turning Back 12" - Mo's Ferry - 2006
Mikael Stavöstrand - Mosquito Morpher 12", DSP [IT] 2006
Luus - ep2 12", Gastspiel [D] 2005.
Skugge & Stavostrand - Disco 12", Budenzauber [D] 2005.
Skugge & Stavostrand - Grans EP 12", Onitor [D] 2005.
Skugge & Stavostrand - HumlaCD, Onitor [D] 2005.
Skugge & Stavostrand - Angel EP 12", Onitor [D] 2005.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Formula mp3, textone [D/US] 2004.
Jay Haze vs. Mikael Stavostrand 12", Contexterrior [D/US] 2004.
Skugge & Stavostrand - Rheinsberger EP 12", Onitor [D] 2004.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Lite remixed 12", mitek [S] 2003.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Format 12", Klitekture [E] 2003.
Vita - Ena CD/DLP, Force Inc. [D] 2001.
Vita - Vita 12", Force Labs [D] 2001.
Mikael Stavöstrand - Reduce CD/DLP, Force Inc. [D] 2001.
Mikael Stavöstrand - LiteCD, mitek [S] 2000.

For full discography go to discogs

www.myspace.com/mikaelstavostrand

www.sunset-diskos.com

For Bookings please contact andrew@blue-collarent.com

For Italy and Ibiza please contact pego@fmbebooking.com

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