Embee

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Producer, musician, songwriter and DJ.
Born and raised in Västerås, Sweden. Based in Gothenburg since 1997.

In 1991 Embee founded Looptroop together with Promoe and has been responsible for all production, music and mixing in the band ever since. Since 1998 Embee is running the record label David vs Goliath together with the other members of Looptroop.

A large number of records have been created In his studio The Wax Cabinet through the years. From the first noisy cassettes in Looptroop’s early days to the Swedish Grammy Award-winning debut album Tellings from Solitaria.
The studio is now located at Svenska Grammofonstudion, together with the likes of Soundtrack of Our Lives, José González, Division of Laura Lee, Universal Poplab, Markovic among others.
This is where he will be finishing up the next solo-album with lots of new and surprising collaborations.

For two years in a row Embee has been awarded “Best Producer” at the Swedish Hiphop Awards. He also won the Swedish DeeJay Awards 2004 and 2006.

The debut solo album Tellings from Solitaria was in the making for over two years.
It’s a very versatile and widely appealing album that touches many fields on the musical map. It features fine guests like José González, Timbuktu, Vanessa Liftig, Daniel Lemma, Looptroop and Reinis Zarins Jazz Quartet.
The most successful single off the album is Send Someone Away, which is featured on various compilations worldwide and gained a lot of recognition, mainly in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. A remake of the song is featured on José González album In Our Nature (Imperial Records, 2007).

The tour schedule for Looptroop has been infinite since 1998. They have touched down in nearly all European countries, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia and South Africa.
The response has been overwhelming all over the world. In front of 500 persons at The Roxy in LA or on the main stage at the Splash Festival in front of 20.000.

Embee have also done many shows as a solo artist and DJ. Last summer he did a tour in China together with Vanessa Liftig, Timbuktu and a seven-man band.
A long-lasting tour of Tokyo nightclubs was carried out over a five month period last year, when Embee did appearances as a DJ at a dozen of well-known venues throughout the city.

The Japan-stay made a strong mark in the career with lots of new connections and also some skills in the japanese language after months of studying. The period in Tokyo has already resulted in work for japanese acts and labels like Antennasia, DJ Nomak, Plaza & P-Vine.

Embee’s influences are many, vast and varied. Music-wise you’ll find them in Soul, Jazz & Hiphop but also in pop, rock and electronic dance music. He is also a dedicated jogger and it might not have been a coincidence that he was the man behind the underground-classic Long Distance Runner by Promoe back in 2004.
Among the most recent tracks he did for Promoe are Songs of Joy (feat. Capleton), In the Morning (feat. Daville) and Euro Trash (feat. Leeroy of Saïan Supa Crew).

Embee has produced, remixed and written songs on a freelance-basis for a long list of artists and is constantly looking for new challenges besides Looptroop and the solo-career. One excursion is the mixtape-CD Mash Hits that was released in 2006 and contains remixes and rearrangements of hit songs from various artists from the 70’s up ’til now.

In April 2008 Looptroop Rockers released their fourth full-length album entitled Good Things, thru Bad Taste Records.
As usual all the music is written by Embee. The album marks a new era for Looptroop musically with lots of new expressions and a singing producer and has been critically acclaimed worldwide.

www.myspace.com/waxcabinet
www.looptrooprockers.com

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