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Standing On Top Of Utopia
HFN music proudly presents its first artist release with Kasper Bjørke's second long-player, Standing On Top Of Utopia. Two years after his much-applauded solo debut In Gumbo (released on NYC-based Plant Music in 2007), Denmark's Kasper Bjørke is thriving in the heart of the Copenhagen electronic scene. After more than a decade as a busy producer and DJ, Kasper has released his work on labels such as Plant Music, Fine, Thugfucker and V2 Records, and in addition, received a Danish Music Award for "Best Producer" for the project Filur, which he still runs with his old friend Tomas Barfod. This album is an exciting, multi-genre journey through Kasper's mature, extravagant and richly musical mind. Lashings of glittering analog synthesizer jams, warm, throbbing post-disco trips, touching, heart-felt pop songs and dark electronic club tools are all present. Kasper really went to town on this album, and each track literally overflows with first-class studio and musical ability. Bursting with live instrumentation, tape deck overdubs and an unmissable finger-on-the-pulse atmosphere, it's a treat for the ears, and in fact, all the senses. Ten uplifting, melancholic, timeless and life-affirming songs lie in store. A veritable Danish entourage of vocalists including Louise Foo (Giana Factory) and Tomas Höffding (WhoMadeWho) are featured on the album, alongside a wide selection of guest musicians. Jacob Bellens (I Got You On Tape/Murder) wrote the song and contributed the vocals and lyrics on "Young Again," the first single to be lifted from the album, which will be remixed by WhoMadeWho, Tomboy, Serge Santiago, and Lopazz & Zarook. Other remixes will follow from Jimpster, Zombie Disco Squad, and Kenton Slash Demon.