DJ & Techno Producer Johanna Knutsson (UFO Station Rec) has joined the Badlands remix project, where Badlands has asked friends and sources of inspiration from widely different genres to take on a track each from her last album, Call to Love. Knutsson interprets the track “Clown”. The track was first shared via Inverted Audio.
The full remix package named Call to Love: Rendered that also features Art Feynman, Ikonika, Odd Nosdam, PAL, Cooly G, Jape & Lost Under Heaven + 2 bonus tracks, releases through Bandcamp & Aloaded on Dec 6th, 2023 along with a limited edition cassette.
This remix project is my way of bringing some of my favorite independent, primarily electronic, producers together in a bouquet of Badlands interpretations. Badlands always was a very genre-bending project, and always will be. I only do this for fun, but this thing is also a way to pay homage to the international autonomous scene & show some of the places I come from. To somewhat anatomize the sound to the listeners. I’ve purposely asked people with widely different and distinct sounds to contribute.
More about Badlands:
Producer, composer, storyteller and sound designer Catharina Jaunviksna has been operating under the pseudonym of Badlands since 2011, under which she makes lush hyperbolic tracks from a wide palette of inspiration; stretching from post-punk, folk and shoegaze; to electro, dub and gritty techno working with analog electronics, sampling & organic orchestration. With a sound and DIY approach sprung from the Dublin electroacoustic scene, where Jaunviksna lived during the late 00’s, she eventually brought the spirit back home and founded the record label, arts platform and production company RITE based in Malmö, Sweden, from where she also makes transboundary arts and documentary, original music and sound designs for film and theater, as well as production, mix/remix work and collaborations with other labels and artists. With her last album Call to Love (a follow-up to acclaimed LP Djinn from 2021), Badlands continues to push the boundaries with their innovative, and often unexpected, productions.
More about Johanna Knutsson:
Johanna Knutsson’s range as a DJ is centered around her ability to deliver emotionally stirring music in multiple contexts. Raised in a small village in South Sweden on a musical diet of stoner rock and Kate Bush, Knutsson’s earliest musical outlets involved singing in the church choir and learning to play electric organ. Finding herself deeply drawn to Berlin’s electronic music scene in her mid 20’s, she spent several months front and center at Panorama Bar’s dance floor, studying the craft of inspirational artists. Forming her original production alongside fellow Berliner Hans Berg, Knutsson began releasing cosmic slabs of wax that seesaw between house and techno, which put her in high demand from remixers like Minilogue. Knutsson’s latest passion has been a turn towards ambient sets and productions, such as 2019’s Tollarp Transmissions, whose evocative details paint a kaleidoscopically colourful recreation of her hometown.