Malk de Koijn

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Malk de Koijn is a Danish rap group formed in 1993, known for their innovative use of the Danish language. The group has 3 members, Tue Track (rap, keyboard & turntables), Blæs Bukki (rap & keyboards) and Geolo G (rap).

Biography[edit]

Malk de Koijn was formed on New Year's Eve 1993, when Geolo G proposed that they should make a band who should become the best in the world. At that time, Tue Track and Geolo G already had worked together on several occasions. Blæs Bukki used to be producer in the Danish producer team Madness 4 Real. In the group's first years they became popular among the underground scene with their prods (songs copied on cassette tapes) with songs like "Lortesangen" and "Livet På Langestrand".

In 1998 their first album Smash Hit in Aberdeen was launched. The style was different from the usual rap songs at that time - the group rapped about their imaginary universes in Aberdeen (not to be confused with the city in Scotland) and Langestrand, and the (often bizarre) humor was the most essential part of their songs. The critics liked the album and it was nominated for a Grammy - in 1999 the group also won Maarums Lyrikpris, a lyric prize.

Their second album Sneglzilla came in 2002 and once again the album was very well received among fans and critics. The Danish music magazine Gaffa and two national papers, Politiken and Ekstra Bladet, wrote that Sneglzilla was the best album of 2002, and it won two Danish Music Awards, two Steppeulve and six prizes at the Danish Hiphop Awards.

The band members often have "alter-egos" when performing, often wearing creative costumes at their sold-out concerts.

Between 2002 and 2011 the 3 members worked on other projects in the meantime. Blæs Bukki, especially, has made a breakthrough with the Dancehall/ragga group Bikstok Røgsystem. Tue Track is working as producer under the name Track 72, and has released the album titled Rockin'. He's also a part of the band Booty Cologne. Blæs Bukki and Geolo G also was a part of the play Peer Gynt in the Copenhagen Betty Nansen Theatre.

In 2006 Geolo G announced that he would retire completely from the music industry, thereby rendering a new album from the original Malk de Koijn-crew impossible. This later turned out to be untrue, as Malk de Koijn released a new album in 2011, "Toback to the Fromtime" (described later).

Malk de Koijn was booked for the 2009 Roskilde Festival,[1][2] much to the surprise of thousands of fans.

Malk de Koijn played at the Arena Stage at the Roskilde Festival 2009, the night between Saturday and Sunday. The band stated in the Festival Newspaper that they preferred to play at the smaller Arena instead of Orange stage, this meaning an absolutely packed area in front of Arena, already 2 hours before the concert, when Fever Ray went on stage. Thousands of fans were gathered at the entrances to the pits. Some were in queue from 6PM[3] and the field outside the tent was packed when the 3 rappers went on stage. During the concert, Geolo G started rumors that a new album was on the way by saying "I think that was a new song we played there, I wonder if that means a new album".[4]

Many years passed since the release of "Sneglzilla", and in 2010-11 the 3 guys started getting together again for some jamsessions and through this work-in-progress they realized they had to release another album, a decision that was hugely praised by fans. The album became the latest masterpiece in hip hop, "Toback to the Fromtime", released Sept. 19th 2011. It went straight to #1 on the Danish record sales chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Position
DEN
[5]
1998 Smash Hit in Aberdeen
2002 Sneglzilla 11
2010 Smash Hit in Aberdeen (re-release) 38
2011 Toback to the Fromtime 1

EPs[edit]

  • 1998: "Å ÅÅ Mæio/Jim Daggert Huggert" (Vinyl and EP)
  • 1998: "Jagt" (Vinyl and EP)
  • 1998: "Ørkenstorm i Aberdeen (EP)
  • 1999: "Kosmisk Kaos/P.I.G.E." (10" Vinyl)
  • 2002: "Los Salvajes (Caracoles Marinos)/Gusto (7" Vinyl)
  • 2002: "Rocstar" - (Vinyl and EP)
  • 2002: "Vi Tager Fuglen På Dig" - (Vinyl and EP)

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak
position
Certification Album
DEN
[5]
2011 "Toback to the Fromtime" 6 Toback to the Fromtime

Other Appearances[edit]

  • 1996: "Til De Folk" - Various Artists - (De Grimme Ællinger - Rappen Fra Undergrunden - Track 9)
    • 1996: "Vi Stikker Ikke Op For Bollemælk" - Various Artists (Rap'O'Mania vol. 1 - Track 10)
  • 1996: "Hvem Er Det Der Banker?" - Hvid Sjokolade (Så'n Er Vi - Track 12)

Awards[edit]

Danish HipHop Awards 2003

  • "Best producer": Tue Track
  • "Best Danish single/EP": Malk de Koijn for "Vi tager fuglen på dig"
  • "Best group": Malk de Koijn
  • "Best Danish music video": Malk de Koijn for "Vi tager Fuglen på dig"
  • "Best lyrics": Malk de Koijn
  • "Best Danish album": Malk de Koijn for "Sneglzilla"

Danish Music Awards 2003

  • "Best Danish music video": Malk de Koijn for "Vi tager Fuglen på dig"

P3 Guld 2003

  • "Syng Dansk Prisen": Malk de Koijn

Årets Steppeulv 2003

  • "Best album": Malk de Koijn for "Sneglzilla"
  • "Best orchestra": Malk de Koijn

Årets Steppeulv 2012

  • "Best orchestra"
  • "Best album" for Toback to the Fromtime
  • "Best lyrics"

Danish Music Awards 2012

  • Danish Album of the Year
  • Danish Live Name of the Year
  • Danish Urban-album of the Year for "Toback to the Fromtime"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malk De Koijn til Roskilde". Roskilde Festival. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Malk De Koijn tilbage på Roskilde Festival". TV 2. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  3. ^ http://ibyen.dk/fokus/roskildefestival/article746621.ece
  4. ^ http://ibyen.dk/fokus/roskildefestival/roskildeanmeldelser/article746634.ece
  5. ^ a b danishcharts.com: Malk de Koijn Discography

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