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BLUEBEAT


BLUEBEAT is a collaboration between:

  • MONI VIKING PRINCESS AKA Moni Aksdal
  • ASKELADDEN AKA Tom E.S. Gundersen
  • HEMLOCK AKA Matt Lewis (CUBE LIVE)
The BLUEBEAT members are based in both the UK and Norway and try to meet up in London as often they can these days.
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Askeladden (Tom E.) is introduced as the “ Brain Child” behind the project, and Askeladden refers to his sister as the “Creative Sound Doctor". Nothing less than pure quality is good enough when their magic emerges in studio! The siblings define Hemlock as the “Technical Master Mind” of the team. Together they create a remarkably, dynamic and unique sound. Their expressions touch a wide spectrum of genres through a range of sound sources, vocals, live instruments and original arrangements. Moni VP ads her catchy lyrics and sweet voice to occasional productions, which generates a particular kind of emotion.

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Recently they have created a beautiful Ibiza inspired, summer tune, called “Divine” that had been signed on the Axis Trax label and now released on some of the most popular well know retailers. These include; HMV, iTunes, Track it Down, Beatport, Armada, Amazon MP3, Mixmag, Juno, Spotify & Napster to name a few.

Moni VP’s vocals and lyrics make this Funky House track extremely catchy. When played out, it has already revealed it’s “floor filler” qualities and promises massive potential commercially. Also watch out for the gorgeous, melancholic piece, “Drops of Rain” and the Funk inspired Dub track, called “Positive Friction”. New beats amongst many, in the making as we speak.

AXIS TRAX

CLICK THESE LINKS TO PREVIEW & DOWNLOAD FROM SOME OF THE RETAILERS:
Download on Mixmag Download on Mixmag Download on Beatport
Download on Beatport Download on Juno Download on Armada


WATCH THE DIVINE MUSIC VIDEO!

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HISTORY

Askeladden and Moni VP formed BLUEBEAT in Stavanger (Norway) back in 1998, originally as a Techno/Trance concept. After a period where Moni VP was busy sorting herself a DJ career in London and Askeladden focused on his solo productions, they finally decided to give BLUEBEAT a fresh start in 2006. Now they had both grown older so their expressions, tempo and style had matured significantly.

In 2007 Hemlock, owner and operator of Cube Live, joined the BLUEBEAT team. This was an easy and natural decision as his similar music taste was uncanny, often thinking the exact same thing when producing. It was as if he had been the missing piece of the puzzel to finally complete the BLUEBEAT trio! Quickly they became a strong, dynamic and innovative team, bringing their extensive experience, passion and talents together through their gorgeous display of sounds.

BLUEBEAT has proven to deliver funky and unique events for anyone lucky enough to catch them in their element. Performances and studio productions involving such creative spirits surely make “The Recipe” for one-of-a-kind experiences to listeners.

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CURRENTLY


At the moment BLUEBEAT wanted to take a break from the gigs and concentrate more on putting together a variety of material for a new, “Leftfield” sounding album. This will be containing everything from slow, melancholic, Dub, to Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks, Underground House and Progressive, driving grooves. They use a mixture of live sounds from instruments, vocals and recorded samples with technological expertise, which generates a more organic perspective.

Website links where you can find out more about the members:

MONI VIKING PRINCESS: www.solidkiss.com
ASKELADDEN: www.askeladdenmusic.com
HEMLOCK: www.cubelive.com

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PREVIOUS EVENTS AND RELEASES:

BLUEBEAT SIGNS “SURVIVAL” AND “RELEASE ME” REMIXES TO FUNKLIFE RECORD LABEL!

In August 2007, Funklife Records approached BLUEBEAT, requesting an Underground sounding remix of a House track called “Survival”, featuring Shelley Nelson. BLUEBEAT immediately accepted the challenge and went straight to work. This came to be their very first released track! To purchase track, follow this link:


Funklife Records, known as one of the UK's fastest growing Funky House Labels, are consistently delivering cutting edge music and talent, combined with songs from some of most respected, current artists around. BLUEBEAT has already completed another remix for Funklife. It’s a driving Tech House mix of the tune “Release Me”, featuring Dionne Mitchell. It will be available in shops shortly.

   
   

BLUEBEAT @ MINISTRY OF SOUND - 19TH OF JULY 2008

After the huge success at Skazi, and through Moni VP’s 5 year long involvement with Gallery at Turnmills, it was time to take BLUEBEAT to the next level as Head Liners in the Baby Box at The Ministry of Sound (London). SOLIDKISS brought together all the artists and remixers for Funklife Records, and created a night to remember. BLUEBEAT was on top form and had the floor going totally crazy. Live and semi live acts created a very different and massively appealing journey for the raving audience.

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BLUEBEAT DEBUT GIG, A HUGE SUCCESS! - SKAZI @ RENAISSANCE ROOMS – NYD 2007

The very first time the trio performed together was a blast. They were all excited and nervous about presenting their own music to a crowd. Right from the start the crowd was bewitched, and someone could ask, was the party on the main floor or in the smaller, intimate SOLIDKISS room? Comments were heard all over about the original music style BLUEBEAT introduced.

This was really something else, the crowd expressed. Some people never left the room during the whole event and who could blame them? Such outstanding grooves, for the soul was an absolutely perfect addition to the SKAZI Psy-Tance theme.

BLUEBEAT was of course invited back just a few months later and in April the same year, they delivered another amazing, semi live performance at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle. Again, pure magic!

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