Carli Loef and Mans Glaeser both spent the greater parts of their teenage years sneaking around in the shady backstreets of their home town Stockholm, looking for unexplored graffiti terrain. Frequently bumping into each other in dark alleys and closed subway stations, the youngsters soon discovered a common obsession with cheesy hooks, bouncy beats and fat basslines. This was in the early nineties, when Carli was busy trying to copy Liam Howlett’s early productions with the primitive sampler he had just bought, while hip hop head Måns was busy getting into trouble in Sweden’s finest music high school.
These days Carli and Måns are busy composing music in their shared studio and enjoying some well-deserved international success, as a duo as well as on their own. Singularly Måns is the driving force behind some of the hottest parties in Stockholm over the last years, and Carli is one of Sweden’s most in-demand remixers as well as new school rap phenomenon Mapei´s tour DJ. It is however when these old graffiti buddies work together that their talents really shine through. Released on Dave Taylor’s Dubsided imprint, their debut twelve inch as Savage Skulls consists of two uncompromising dancefloor bombs, drawing inspiration from wagner, Green Velvet and the classic Swedish loop techno as well as the freshest dancehall riddims from Jamaica.
Another essential from a label now symptomatic of experimental bass driven electro house.