Those seeking a lesson in passion, perseverance and industrious stamina in the 21st century need look no further than that of Swedish house trailblazer Backwall. Rising to the spotlight as one half of Darwin & Backwall, the Stockholm based artist’s solo expansion signals not the end of this hotly anticipated duos, but the inauguration of yet another versatile asset to the European dance movement.
Far from an overnight success story, Backwall’s footsteps have remained intricately plotted. Ascending the Swedish scene for more than eight years alongside talented studio partner and friend David Sjödin, their collective reign has set a considerable bar for European breakouts across the continent. At the core of their collaborative endeavours, such success stories as the Summerburst Festival anthem “Never Make You Weak” alongside Daniel Gidlund and the big radio hit “Move” alongside national peers Nause have added to an accomplished discography of assorted club anthems for this modern Swedish powerhouse. With major label offerings for EMI, Universal and Sony Music Publishing, top 20 Beatport chart success and live landmarks as broad as Summerburst Festival, Ministry of Sound London, Club Mass in South Korea and Bora Bora in Tunisia you would struggle to find a more shining first leap than this unified first leg of Backwall’s career.
Still as excited by this collective powerhouse, the addition of his solo alias makes for yet another well-placed bullet in the young Swede’s industrious arsenal. A cataclysm of peak time energy, melodic composure and dignified drifts into the ranks of universal club fuel, Backwall’s manoeuvres continue to forge him as an essential trailblazer on the European trail. Now taking the time to show his own musical plumage amid the storm, 2014 is to be a year of reckoning for this ambitious Scandinavian talent. As a trusted tastemaker and record player throughout Sweden’s outspoken club circuit, “Steal The World” alongside Sir Llewy Project looks to set his solo guise off to a fierce start. As melodically charged and technically composed as we have come to expect from his scattered studio artillery, the track beckons a new chapter in Swedish dance culture that, like his earliest career exploits, looks certain to take his name to the stars and back.
Swedish DJ/producer Backwall has proven a versatile asset to the European dance movement. Rising to fame as one-half of Darwin & Backwall and racking a solid run of major labels and live global landmarks, tracks such as “Never Make You Weak” alongside Daniel Gidlund and Nause collaboration “Move” sealed his name as a core component in the new age Swedish dance music. Now found holding the fort under his own alias, his debut solo single “Steal The World” alongside Sir Llewy Project looks to commence his new moniker on solid form. As melodically charged and technically composed as we have come to expect from his scattered studio artillery, the track beckons a new chapter in Swedish dance culture that, like his earliest career exploits, looks certain to take his name to the stars and back.