My music added to iTunes, Beats, Tidal and more

April 7, 2015

I have been using the excellent music distribution service Distrokid for a couple of years. Once in a while they add more stores and streaming services that you can put your music on, but I somehow never seem to find time to actually do that, until a couple of days ago..

Now almost all releases on my label XAKK are or will be available on Amazon, Beats, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube.

House Music With Love (HMWL) Rust and Dust

January 18, 2015

Check out the next release by Rust and Dust on the Swedish house label HMWL. All three tracks were mixed and mastered by me.

The end of 2014

December 31, 2014

Sonar 2014 with friends

Another year has come to an end and I must say 2014 was a pretty good one for me, both personally and professionally. I got to travel some more and do more of the things I love. My freelance jobs brought me to places like Barcelona for the Sonar music festival, Lisbon, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I released two EPs called Rework Vol 1 and 2 and mixed/mastered the next release by Rust & Dust on the swedish house label HMWL.

I continued to write articles and reviews for magazines like MacWorld and Studio. Another mag was added to the list this year – PC för alla, the biggest computer magazine in Sweden.

The studio got some new professional equipment, like the Adam A7X monitors and a modular synth. As usual I’m working on new music, but you will have to wait and see which of the tracks that will actually be finished and released…

Happy new year! Let’s make 2015 an even better year!!

I was in Abu Dhabi and Dubai last weekend

November 27, 2014

Last weekend I went to Dubai for work. Fortunately we found some time to visit the Grand Prix finals in Abu Dhabi as well. Here’s a picture of Jerry Wiener and me in the Yas Marina.

Listen to my EPs Rework Vol 1 and 2

September 18, 2014

The release date on the major streaming sites has been set for tomorrow friday but I decided to do a sneak release on Soundcloud. So here they are. Rework Vol 1 and 2. Both EPs are made up of previously unreleased tracks from around 1999 to 2003. At the time I wanted to do a third full length album but I somehow never really got around to finish enough good tracks. A while ago I decided to remaster and reproduce some of them, and the result are these two EPs. Enjoy!

Check out my article about Sonar D+

September 17, 2014

Among many things I’m also a freelance writer for the swedish magazines Studio, MacWorld and PC för alla. This summer I went to the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Check out my article about the tech I tried out there, at the Sonar D+ Marketlab. Article is in Swedish.

4 coolaste nyheterna från Sonar D+

Rework Vol 1 and Vol 2 will be released on September 19th

September 13, 2014

Bjorn Fogelberg - Rework Vol 1 Bjorn Fogelberg - Rework Vol 2

My EPs Rework vol 1 and vol 2 will be released friday September 19th on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer and SoundCloud. Seven previously unreleased tunes, all remade and remastered for 2014.

New photo of my studio together with the Adam A7X monitors

August 11, 2014

XAKK Studio 2014

Here’s what the studio looks like at the moment. I have installed my new Adam A7X monitors and switched around the stuff in the rack. Now there should be room for some euro modules as well.

Commodore 64 demos are part of our cultural history

August 9, 2014

Last year the demo No Sleep 2 (1987) by my old C64 group XAKK was chosen to be part of the exhibition Typemotion at ZKM at the Center for art and media in Karlsruhe Germany.

If you missed the exhibition you can catch it again and again since it’s a travelling exhibition. Next up will be in Vilnius, Lithuania and the National gallery of art, the branch of the Lithuanian art museum, between Oct 10 and Nov 9, 2014.

Improvisation on a Roland System-100 Semi-modular analog synthesizer

August 2, 2014

I did a demo of some of the possibilities using sample & hold on the System-100. This is a bit different from the usual stuff I do nowadays but here you go..