Skweee


Skweee

Skweee is a musical style, with origin in Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. Skweee combines simple synth leads and basslines with funk, r'n'b or soul-like rhythms, overall rendering a stripped-down funky sound. The tracks are mostly entirely instrumental, though there are exceptions. The current producers are both newcomers and old, experienced producers from the Scandinavian Electro and electronica environment.

Community sites such as MySpace and [http://www.nationofskweee.com Nation of Skweee] have played a major role in the distribution of Skweee-music, as well as the general public exposure.

The major outlets of skweee music are the Swedish record label Flogsta Danshall and Finnish record label Harmönia. The preferred media format of skweee enthusiasts is the 7" vinyl record. So far all releases have been on this format, even though a CD compilation called "Museum of Future Sound" and three 12" vinyl record compilations "Harmönia Presents: Skandinavian Skweee Vol. 1&2" and "Harmönia Presents: International Skw***" have been released on Flogsta Danshall and Harmönia respectively. These releases are probably good opportunities for newcomers to get into the music.

External links

* [http://www.flogstadanshall.com Flogsta Danshall]
* [http://www.myspace.com/harmoenia Harmönia at MySpace]
* [http://www.nationofskweee.com Nation of Skweee forums]
* [http://www.flowmagazine.net/more.php?id=45 Interview with Skweee-pioneer Pavan]


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