Lo-Fi-Fnk's new video for "Kissing Tastes" proves these Swedes have some seriously thick, wintertime skin.
What do you have in your drinking water in Sweden? It was an open question an American journalist used when he wrote about the fact that Sweden gives birth to so many musical talents. An interesting question but nothing that the Stockholm duo Leo Drougge and August Hellsing have reflected too much upon. When they are asked the question themselves August responds swiftly We have inherited mainly from ABBA which is the closest we get musical perfection. So it is in our blood rather than in our water.
August 28 and Leo 28 years work under the name Lo-Fi-Fnk creating catchy electronic pop music for nearly ten years. They met back in high school and became friends when August commented on Leos New Orleans Jazz T-shirt.They found a common love of music and in 2002 came the first EP We Is on Swedish label La Vida Locash (Adrian Lux, Alexis Weak). The debut album Boylife that includes the singles Change Channel and Wake Up was released in 2006. British indie label Moshi Moshi nodded approvingly and quickly licensed Boylife and subsequently years of touring around the world soon took over.
LFF gained witty fans among musicians and the list of artists theyve remixed is long Mika, Architecture in Helsinki, Casiokids, Le Tigre, Yelle & most recently Foster The People is only a small sample. Nothing that has risen to their heads especially but something that definitely contributed to the duo taking the bulk of five years to compile their second album The Last Summer. The first single Boom is already a favorite at Swedish Radio and with a solid remix package ready to be released in August will LFFs music to reach it through to the dance floor at home and in the big wide world.