Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson came from opposing backgrounds. Sebastian was trained as a classical musician playing the organ, piano and the violin among other instruments. He even became involved in teaching them until his coming of age at 18 when he formed a band and began experimenting with the sounds in a more contemporary way.
Marcus lived on a diet of Kraftwerk and the Front 242 until realising his true calling in the techno parties of the 90s. Through promoting parties he moved on to become one of the bigger DJs in Southern Sweden. It was in a party where they met and decided to combine Sebastian's musician's perspective and knowledge with MarcusÂ´ DJ skills and experience from the scene. They got together in 1996 and after 10 years in the music business under successful guises such as Son Kite and Trimatic, Marcus & Sebastian are now Minilogue - an animalistic music concept without the boundaries of genres.
They hail from Malmoe, a small town in the south of Sweden with a population of less than 1/4 million, an unlikely setting for such underground and innovative project. Through the years their music has expanded and moved through a variety of sounds appealing across the board of electronic music.
Their recent material touches on influences from a simplistic early 90s sound of electronica, filled with apocalyptic climaxes, warped and wondrous sounds creating textures with true depth and portraying a true sense of the duo's vision. They make music that is built for peak-time dance floors as well as laid-back listening, producing a sound that is industrial, vivid and continually provocative, and offering a reminder of the fundamental beauty and intricacy of true techno. Minilogue's music is playful, ambitious, simple and melancholic.
Often referred to as way ahead of their time, this year looks set to carve out some well-deserved success for the eccentric Scandinavians with releases out already on Traum, Audiobahn, and Crosstown Rebels. They have received strong international press attention with features in Trax, Debug and Raveline and support from a huge range of DJs including James Holden an appearance on Sasha's compilation. Boasting a forthcoming release on Wagon Repair and an album, "Animals" completed and ready to drop in 2007 Minilogue are definitely an act you will be hearing a great deal more from.