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MP3(s) of the Day #569: jj

By on Wednesday, 27th June 2012 at 10:00 am

Just in time for summer, Swedish electronic duo jj are giving away an EP called ‘High Summer’ for absolutely free. The songs included are ’10’, ‘My Name’, ‘Big Hearts, Big Dreams’ and ‘Times’.

Download the EP here.


Single Review: jj – jj n° 4

By on Tuesday, 24th April 2012 at 1:00 pm

Ambient Swedish electronic two-piece jj have been on a steady rise to fame since their debut album release in 2009. Best known for remixing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in r&b – including Akon and Ne-Yo, the dream pop duo are releasing their first new material in two years.

Originally titled ‘Beautiful Life’, it has since been dubbed ‘jj n° 4’ to match the style of their other record releases. From the off it’s instantly recognisable as the enigmatic Swedes creating the most beautiful, yet haunting lullaby. The swooshing synthesised sounds are complemented by the plinky-plonky keys and tribal percussion that elevates jj’s music far beyond their electronica peers.


Elin Kastlander’s whimsical voice echoes softly over the serenity of the music. The inherent innocence and purity is confirmed by the lyrics “it’s a beautiful night to live our beautiful life”, followed by huge bassy wave crashes and wind chimes. The sheer amount of layers involved adds overwhelming depth and heart to what is already a passionate performance that hopefully paves the way for a new jj album in the near future.


‘jj n° 4’ is out on the 8th of May on Secretly Canadian.


MP3 of the Day #384: jj (featuring Ne-Yo)

By on Monday, 22nd August 2011 at 10:00 am

Normally I don’t like most r&b and rap. But Swedes jj recently collaborated with American r&b royalty Ne-Yo for this schizophrenic track ‘We Can’t Stop’. It starts minimally like most jj tracks sound, and then the song shows its American urban top 40 face after the 3-minute mark, and then after another minute or so, the two worlds collide. Listen to it and download it below.


Video of the Moment #429: jj

By on Saturday, 12th March 2011 at 6:00 pm

Swedish indie r&b duo jj have taken a novel approach to their new song ‘Believe Dat’. It features a novel rant of encouragement from up and coming American hip hop / r&b singer Nicki Minaj.

I know they’re Swedish, but surely they must come out of the winter coats sometime, yes?



Video of the Moment #227: jj

By on Monday, 1st March 2010 at 6:00 pm

Indie American label Secretly Canadian recently added a new act to their roster – Sweden’s jj. Those of your savvy music listeners have probably already heard of them, but my ears were first exposed to their sublime electronic sound on BBC 6music last week. Check out this avant-garde, black and white video for their song, ‘Let Go’. The Swedish duo will be joining the xx on a tour of North America later this month.


jj’s album ‘jj nº 3’ will be released in America on 09 March on the Secretly Canadian label. The album will also be released on the Swedish Sincerely Yours label.


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