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Bloodshy & Avant
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Karlsson (right) and Winnberg (left) performing in Södertälje, Sweden, March 2011
Background information
Also known as Böz o Lö, Karlsson & Winnberg, Robotberget
Origin Sweden
Genres Pop, dance, electropop, electroclash, rhythmic contemporary
Occupations DJ, record producer, songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Britney Spears, Miike Snow, Henrik Jonback, Nicole Morier
Members
  • Christian Karlsson
  • Pontus Winnberg

Bloodshy & Avant are a Swedish songwriting and production duo of Christian Karlsson (Bloodshy) and Pontus Winnberg (Avant).

They have worked with many pre-eminent artists, including: Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Ms. Dynamite, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Kelis, Girls' Generation (Korean: 소녀시대), Christina Milian, Sky Ferreira, Utada (Japanese: 宇多田ヒカル) and BoA (Korean: 보아). In addition to their production work, the duo are also members of the synthpop group Miike Snow.

Career[edit]

Original songs and production[edit]

Bloodshy and Avant scored their first success working with American singer/songwriter Christina Milian for her début album.[1] The collaboration resulted in two hit singles, "AM to PM," and "When You Look at Me," both of which hit number three on the UK Singles Chart.

They were then commissioned to work with UK hip-hop singer/rapper, Ms. Dynamite and BRIT Award-winning English pop group Sugababes. The collaboration with Ms. Dynamite resulted in several tracks which appeared on her début album, A Little Deeper, including her hit début single, "It Takes More". They also produced tracks for her 2005 second release, Judgement Days.[2]

Bloodshy and Avant co-wrote and produced two songs which appeared on Britney Spears' 2003 album In the Zone: the hit single, "Toxic", that merited a Grammy award; and "Showdown". They also produced all the three new songs on her 2004 Greatest Hits: My Prerogative album and the theme song for Britney & Kevin: Chaotic series. They subsequently worked with Spears on her fifth studio album, Blackout, for which they collaborated with Spears on four songs: the hit single, "Piece of Me", "Radar", "Freakshow" and "Toy Soldier"; and again on her 2008 follow-up album Circus, for which they produced the songs "Unusual You", "Phonography" and "Trouble", the latter two appeared only as bonus tracks. Bloodshy alone co-produced two songs for Britney Spears' 7th studio album Femme Fatale, "How I Roll" and "Trip to Your Heart".

The duo co-wrote and co-produced two tracks with Madonna, "How High" and "Like It or Not", for her 2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor album.[3]

In 2007, for Kylie Minogue's 10th studio album X, Bloodshy and Avant co-wrote and produced "Speakerphone", "Nu-di-ty" and "Cherry Bomb", the latter appeared only on CD singles.

In 2008, Bloodshy and Avant produced few songs for BoA's English début BoA. A year later they produced "Chocolate Love" for South Korean girl groups Girls' Generation and f(x).

In 2010 Bloodshy signed Sky Ferreira and produced songs like "One", "17" and "Haters Anonymous"

Remixes and other projects[edit]

Bloodshy & Avant have also gained fame by remixes. They have remixed songs from Britney Spears including a remix for "Piece of Me" which charted number one on the US Billboard Hot Club Play chart. Also other remixes for "Toxic" and "Me Against the Music" have topped the US Billboard charts.

Outside of being Bloodshy and Avant, Christian and Pontus are in a band together with Andrew Wyatt called Miike Snow.[4] They also run a label called Ändersson with signed artists and musicians including Little Majorette, Sky Ferreira and Meadow (a project with their friends Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello scheduled for release in 2009). They are also working on the music for a videogame with EA Games/Dice to be released in 2010.[dated info]

Karlsson and Winnberg are also founding members of Swedish artist collective and record label INGRID.

Studio Robotberget[edit]

Bloodshy and Avant own a studio based in a 150 year old fire station in the middle of Söder, Stockholm.

Studio Gear & Recording Equipment[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • ASCAP Award for Most Performed Song - "Toxic" - 2005 [5]
  • ASCAP Award - "Toxic" - 2004
  • Grammy Award - Best Dance Recording - "Toxic" - 2005
  • Ivor Novello Award - Performing Right Society (PRS) Most Performed Work - "Toxic" - 2005
  • Swedish Government - Music Export Award 2007
  • SMFF Award - 2006

Discography[edit]

2013[edit]

Katy Perry *"Love Me" - produced by Bloodshy

2012[edit]

Miike Snow's Happy to You

  • "Enter the Joker's Lair"
  • "The Wave"
  • "Devil's Work"
  • "Vase" 3:40
  • God Help This Divorce"
  • "Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)"
  • "Pretender"
  • "Archipelago"
  • "Black Tin Box" (featuring Lykke Li)
  • "Paddling Out"

2011[edit]

From Depeche Mode's Remixes 81-11

  • "Tora Tora Tora" Karlsson & Winnberg remix
  • "When the body speaks" Karlsson & Winnberg remix

From Sky Ferreira's As If!

  • "Haters Anonymous"
  • "108"

From Britney Spears' Femme Fatale

  • "How I Roll" produced by Bloodshy
  • "Trip to Your Heart" produced by Bloodshy

2010[edit]

  • "Sabali" Amadou & Mariam - Miike Snow remix

From Miike Snow's Miike Snow Deluxe Version

  • "The Rabbit"
  • "Silvia" (Robotberget Remix)

From Dangerous Muse's Take Control

  • "Homewrecker"
  • "I Want It All"

2009[edit]

From Miike Snow's Miike Snow

  • "Animal"
  • "Burial"
  • "Silvia"
  • "Song for No One"
  • "Black & Blue"
  • "Sans Soleil"
  • "A Horse Is Not a Home"
  • "Cult Logic"
  • "Plastic Jungle"
  • "In Search Of"
  • "Faker"
  • "Billie Holiday" (bonus track)

From f(x)'s Chocolate Love

  • "Chocolate Love (Electronic Pop Ver.)"

From Girls' Generation's Chocolate Love

  • "Chocolate Love (Retro Pop Ver.)"

From BoA's Best & USA

From BoA's BoA

  • "Did Ya"
  • "Touched"

2008[edit]

From Lisa's Got that Fever

  • "Leave"

From Maroon 5's Call and Response: The Remix Album

  • "Little of Your Time"

From Britney Spears' Circus

From Crystal Kay's Namida no Saki ni (涙のさきに; Beyond the Tears)

  • "Dream World" (SOIDOG MIX) Remixed with Jonback
  • "Namida no Saki ni (涙のさきに; Beyond the Tears)" (SOIDOG MIX) Remixed with Jonback"

From Crystal Kay's Color Change!

  • "It's a Crime"

From Sean Garrett's Turbo 919

  • "Turbo 919"

From Leon Jean Marie's Bent out of shape

  • "You Must Know"
  • "Bring It On"
  • "Fair"
  • "East End Blues"
  • "Jumpin Off the Block"
  • Spiss - "My Slang"

2007[edit]

From Britney Spears' Blackout

  • "Piece of Me" (UK #2, US #18) 3 time VMA winner
  • "Radar" (co-produced by The Clutch) (US #88, SWE #8)
  • "Freakshow"
  • "Toy Soldier"
  • "Piece of Me" (Böz o Lö remix) (US club play #1)
  • "Radar" (Bloodshy & Avant remix)

From Jennifer Lopez's Brave

  • "Brave"
  • "Brave" (Bloodshy radio edit)

From Jordin Sparks' Jordin Sparks

  • "See My Side"
  • "Shy Boy"
  • "Young and in Love"

From Kevin Michael

  • "We All Want the Same Thing" featuring Lupe Fiasco
  • "Hoodbuzzin"
  • "Lollipop" (unreleased)

From Kylie Minogue's X

  • "Nu-di-ty"
  • "Speakerphone"
  • "No more rain"
  • "Cherry Bomb" b-side to "Wow" and "In My Arms" single

From the soundtrack Music and Lyrics: Music from the Motion Picture

2006[edit]

From Kelis' Kelis Was Here

  • "Fire" featuring Spragga Benz

From Natalie's Everything New

  • "Dance With Me"

From Belinda's Utopia

  • "Good... Good"

From Jamelia's Walk With Me

  • "Window Shopping"

2005[edit]

From Britney Spears' Someday (I Will Understand) - CD Single and Britney & Kevin: Chaotic - Bonus CD

  • "Chaotic"
  • "Mona Lisa"

From Brooke Valentine's Chain Letter

  • "Blah-Blah-Blah" featuring Ol Dirty Bastard
  • "American Girl"
  • "Thrill of the Chase"

From Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor

  • "How High"
  • "Like It or Not"

From Rob Thomas' ...Something to Be

From Utada's Exodus

2004[edit]

From Britney Spears' Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

From Christina Milian's It's About Time

  • "I Need More"

From Ms. Dynamite's Judgement Days

  • "Not Today" (#7 UK)
  • "Shavaar" (#7 UK)

2003[edit]

From Britney Spears' In the Zone

  • "Toxic" (UK #1, US #9) Grammy award winner
  • "Showdown"
  • "Me Against the Music" (Bloodshy & Avant's Chix mix) (US club play #1)
  • "Me Against the Music" (featuring Madonna) (Bloodshy & Avant “Dubbie Style” remix)
  • "Toxic" (Bloodshy & Avant's Intoxicated remix) (US club play #1)
  • "Hollow" (unreleased)
  • "Take Off" (unreleased)
  • "Ouch" (unreleased)
  • "Look Who's Talking Now" (unreleased)

From Rachel Stevens' Funky Dory

From Billy Crawford's Ride

  • "The Way She Rocks My World" (bonus track)

From Ruby Amanfu's Sugah

  • "Some of That Marley"

From Lene Nystrøm's Play With Me

  • "Up in Smoke"

2002[edit]

From Christina Milian's Christina Milian

  • "AM to PM" (#3 UK, #27 US)
  • "When You Look at Me" (#3 UK)
  • "You Make Me Laugh"
  • "Got to Have You"
  • "Last Call"
  • "Snooze You Lose"

From Ms. Dynamite's A Little Deeper

  • "It Takes More" (Bloodshy Main mix) - (#7 UK)
  • "Brother"
  • "Put Him Out" - (A Little Deeper) (#28 UK)
  • "Krazy Krush"
  • "Get Up, Stand Up"

From Sugababes' Angels with Dirty Faces

  • "Supernatural"

From Samantha Mumba's The Collection

2001[edit]

  • Infinite Mass - "She's a Freak"
  • Infinite Mass - "People Talk"
  • Ultra Nate - "Get It Up"
  • Ultra Nate - "I Ain't Looking for Nothing"
  • Amanda - "You Don't Stand A Chance"
  • Amanda - "Call Me"
  • Amanda - "Crush On You"
  • Stella Soleil - "Let's Just Go to Bed"
  • Vitamin C - "Busted"
  • Vitamin C - "I Can't Say No"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloodshy & Avant". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ Irene Sokolow (2007-10-31). "Svensken som blir stenrik på Britneys hits - Tjänsteföretag - E24" (in Swedish). E24.se. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Madge-ic fix for Brit's pop | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre". The Sun. 2005-12-16. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  4. ^ "News in Brief: Miike Snow, Ra Ra Riot, Women, Lemonade". Pitchforkmedia.com. February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ "ASCAP 2005 Pop Music Awards: Winners List". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 

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