Meet the SKAM Artist: StoneBridge
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Since tapping into the musical mainstream with his remix work for artists such as Robin S, Sia, Texas, Missy Elliott, Madonna, Taio Cruz and Ne-Yo, GRAMMY Award nominated artist, producer and DJ StoneBridge has not slowed down. StoneBridge has taken his unique brand of sexy, groove-ladled house to crowds throughout the world. His DJ travels have encompassed top bill performances at stages from Australia’s Future Music Festival, Sundown Music Festival and Wet Electric to Womb in Tokyo, while being a regular guest at clubs like London’s Ministry of Sound, San Francisco’s Ruby Skye and Bleu in Detroit.
In his early days, StoneBridge created Sweden’s first DJ/Remix company, SweMix. He turned a basement operation into a hugely successful record label and brand and as part of this, StoneBridge was responsible for worldwide hits like Robin S “Show Me Love (StoneBridge Mix)” and later earning his GRAMMY nomination with Ne-Yo “Closer (StoneBridge Club Mix).” In 2012, StoneBridge received a BMI Songwriter of the year award as co-writer of Jason Derulo’s “Don't Wanna Go Home,” which uses StoneBridge’s iconic “Show Me Love” bass line.
His prolific musical output has led to three studio albums. StoneBridge’s debut LP came in 2004 with the arrival of Can’t Get Enough, which garnered international acclaim among clubbers and the world’s music press. The album went on to sell over 60,000 copies and spawned undoubtedly two of StoneBridge’s biggest singles to date: “Put ‘Em High” and “Take Me Away,” which both scored UK Top 10 chart positions. He then returned to the studio to complete his next album, Music Takes Me, which featured massive hits like “SOS,” “You Don’t Know,” and “Close to Heaven.” His third artist album, The Morning After, was released in 2010 was regarded by StoneBridge as his “musical chef d'oeuvre.” The title track and second single from the album, “Trip’en,” saw StoneBridge maintain his form for success with a slew of DJ and radio support.
With his music regularly chalking up playlist support on radio networks such as BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM and Kiss FM, StoneBridge’s presence on the airwaves is familiar. This led to StoneBridge hosting his own weekly radio show on Sirius XM/BPM broadcasting to millions every Saturday throughout North America, as well as a weekly guest mix for Hed Kandi Japan on Japanese top station Block FM. As a resident at Sirius XM/BPM his name has become synonymous with Saturday night dance music.
In addition to his busy studio, radio and touring commitments, StoneBridge also runs his own record label, Stoney Boy Music, which was established in 1997 and boasts early releases from future stars Axwell, Eric Prydz, and Robbie Rivera, and the highly acclaimed sub label Dirty Harry Records.
“StoneBridge #bpmMix” airs every Saturday on Sirius XM/BPM 11:00 PM (PST) throughout North America. StoneBridge can also be heard every Saturday afternoon in Japan on Block FM with StoneBridge Guest Mix for Hed Kandi Japan.
When did you join the SKAM Artist roster? What did it feel like to join SKAM?
I joined SKAM Artist in 2015, and it was amazing to see the family vibe and awesome branding. All artists support each other in a really cool way!
What genres of music are your specialty?
I’m 100% house. I prefer upfront music, but can drop a classics set if the vibe is right.
What’s something you’re known for as an artist/DJ?
I created Robin S’ “Show Me Love” remix, did a song called “Put ‘Em High,” and received a Grammy Nomination for my Ne-Yo “Closer” remix.
Please list some of your favorite recent gigs, and why they were favorites.
Best gig I have done in a long time was Riva in Melbourne, Australia, on New Year’s Day. The crowd was into every track, and in the end the stage was as full of people as the floor.
Besides DJing, what other projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on my new single that will drop in March. It’s large, very large! :-)
When performing, what types of bar and nightlife venues do you prefer?
I prefer mid-size clubs as you still have a connection with people and get the crowd super involved.
What is your adult beverage of choice?
I’ve had decades of fun nights, so for now I usually stick to San Pellegrino. ;-)
What advice would you give someone who wants to get noticed by SKAM Artist?
Be you, be original, and don’t be shy on stage!
What’s the biggest challenge you face as a DJ?
The sheer volume of DJs around. I love competition, it’s healthy so I’m all for it, but it can be hard to show your unique style as you can’t invite each and every one on social media to a night out.
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