Old school hip-hop, minimalist sonics and deep house vibes abound on this new single by Swedish producer Slumberville (Sebastian Fronda). Following on from his recent acclaimed collaboration with Melbourne singer Woodes on ‘Forever Young’, ‘Gulfoss’ is a personal, introspective insight into the inner recesses of Slumberville’s mind, blending slick, lush production with intimate, rich songwriting.
“I visited Iceland years ago and absolutely fell in love with the place. I wanted to mirror the feeling when I walked through a rainy Reykjavik early morning. Visited Hallgrímskirkja and later the active geyser Strokkur. I also wanted to capture that mysterious, overwhelming, feeling I got when I visited Brúarárfoss & Gullfoss – in a minimalistic, downtempo, Slumberville environment.” – Sebastian Fronda
Slumberville epitomises lo-fi music and is always trying to simplify. “Simplicity is key. Always.” is his motto. Loving the DIY headspace, the approach and creative freedom, of a ‘bedroom producer’, Sebastian loves incorporating different genres/styles into his lo-fi world.
Sebastian Fronda has been labelled as one of Sweden’s ‘hip hop pioneers’ according to Swedish national TV documentary (SVT – Den Svenska Hiphopens Pionjärer 2021). The multifaceted musician started rapping and producing in 1999 and has been described as ‘one of the most entertaining hip-hop artists’ in Sweden for his ‘heavy beats, unusually interesting choruses and good flow’. A live force to be reckoned with, Sebastian has amassed over 500 live shows in the Nordic countries, including 3 platinum and 10 gold selling songs.
‘Gulfoss’ is released today (29th April).