A big hej hej from the Doberman HQ in Stockholm. We are very excited to be a part of Music Hack Day Stockholm. We have temporarily “moved” our office from Berlin to Stockholm for the Weekend to join the fun and excitement. (It’s a shame Alex couldn’t join us. We miss you!)
the SoundCloud team at the hackday
SoundCloud, along with other grrrreat companies (Spotify, Last.fm, The Echo Nest, Playdar, and more) and generous sponsors (Sony Ericsson, Spotify, and more), is in Stockholm for “the best #musichackday eva!!“.
In spirit with other Music Hack Days, we are here to explore, conceptualize, develop and present top-notch music applications. Woot. Join us by following the live-feed provided by Doberman!
I (jc) will keep you guys updated with our progress through out the hackday.
Also check out some pictures: here and here.
Music Hack Day really is turning into a global phenomenon. Only a month after the last hack day in Boston, we’re gearing up for the next pan-European hop. This time we’re going to Stockholm, home of the next Music Hack Day on January 29-31.
The first Swedish Hack Day is organized by our good friend Henrik Berggren and the fine folks at Doberman.se who are kindly providing the location for the hacking.
Since about half of the SoundCloud team is Swedish, we will be present with full force and join a list of great companies that have already confirmed their participation. So if you’re a hacker who loves music, come and spend a winter weekend with us in lovely Stockholm and hack the night away and get to meet the developers behind Last.fm, Spotify, The Echo Nest, Playdar, Bambuser, Sonos, RjDj or Songkick.
Here’s the coolest: we want to fly you to Stockholm to hack with us. Submit your idea below and we will select the one that rocks most.
Registration is free and read all the details about schedule & location here.
By the way, if you can’t make it to Stockholm but have a great idea too, check out our new developer pages we just launched.
Hope to see you all in Stockholm next year!
Photo of Henrik courtesy by David Kjelkerud.
There is no doubt that these two technofreaks are Swedens new hope for electronic music. They have already released on a dussin different labels around Europe and are truly the hottest thing since sliced bread. We are very happy to present to you:
Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid (Stockholm LTD, Islands & Islets, Stockholm)
After many years behind the microphone, screaming in various punk bands, Van Rivers realized that the way to go on was behind the machines. With the stunning hit “Kill The Disco” released on Cologne based label “Boxer” during 2006 Van Rivers paved the way for dance floor success. Besides producing under the name Van Rivers, Henrik works as a recording engineer and producer for everything from local band to well know artists. He belongs to the studio complex “Five Guys and a Dog” with neighbors like Marcus Enochson and close friend The Subliminal Kid.
Here is an extract from his lates release on Pär Grindviks label Stockholm LTD:
The Subliminal Kid used to work for the well known studio Murlyn Music helping out with productions like Britney Spears – Toxic. He also has a history of producing quite famous swedish rockbands like the Shout Out Louds aswell as composing funky chip music. Nowadays he is producing unique techno with a special feeling for groove and chords. He is a total synthesizer nerd and his Macbeth M5N jam has been widely spread. His first release was on Free Form Fives label Perspex back in 2006 and since then his tracks has been endorsed by hot shots like Gilles Peterson and Gabriel Ananda.
Here is one of his hits on label Still Music:
Together these two party animals gives you the best dj- and livesets in this part of the world and for our party they are doing a combination. Can’t. Be. Missed.