Movits!

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Movits!
Movits at SXSW.jpg
Movits! at the 2010 SXSW Music Festival
Background information
Origin Luleå, Sweden
Genres Swing, hip hop, jazz
Years active 2007–present
Labels

Comedy Central (USA)

BD Pop (Sweden)
Website http://www.movits.se
Members Johan Rensfeldt
Anders Rensfeldt
Joakim Nilsson

Movits! (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmuːvɪts]) is a Swedish music group from Luleå. The group plays swing mixed with hip hop. Their debut album Äppelknyckarjazz, literally translated as Apple swiper jazz or scrumping jazz,[1] was released in November 2008 and has been recognized by national Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.[2] In the United States the album Äppelknyckarjazz is released by Comedy Central Records.[3]

The name Movits! alludes to Fader Movitz, a character in the Epistles of Fredman by Swedish 18th-century poet and composer Carl Michael Bellman. The band, however, replaced the last character of the name z with an s in order to avoid being associated with Swedish bands playing dansband style music, such as Lasse Stefanz, Svänzons or Larz-Kristerz.[4]

On July 27, 2009, Movits! was featured on the American satirical news show The Colbert Report. The band was interviewed and performed their song "Fel del av gården".[5] Colbert mentioned on his show on 30 July 2009, that the band's album Äppelknyckarjazz recently had gained significant popularity on Amazon.com and claimed that their appearance on his program was significantly responsible for their newfound popularity (referred to as "The Colbert Bump").[6]

The band is made up of brothers Johan Jivin' Rensfeldt (vocals), Anders Rensfeldt (multi-instrumentalist and DJ) and saxophonist Joakim 'One-Take' Nilsson.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[7]
2008 Äppelknyckarjazz 43
2011 Ut ur min skalle /
Out Of My Head
10
2013 Huvudet bland molnen /
Head Amongst the Clouds
18

Singles[edit]

  • 2007: "Swing för hyresgästföreningen"
  • 2008: "Äppelknyckarjazz"
  • 2008: "Fel del av gården"
  • 2009: "Spela mig på radion" (feat. Zacke)
  • 2009: "Ta på dig dansskorna"
  • 2011: "Skjut mig i huvudet"
  • 2011: "Na na nah!" (feat. Timbuktu)
  • 2011: "Sammy Davis Jr"
  • 2013: "Röksignaler"
  • 2013: "Nitroglycerin"
  • 2013: "Limousin" (feat. Maskinen) (Peak SWE #28)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "wiktionary.com scrump". 
  2. ^ Gustavsson, Andreas (2008-12-03). "Movits!: "Äppelknyckarjazz"" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com Äppelknyckarjazz: Movits!". 
  4. ^ "Movits" (in Swedish). Digfi. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  5. ^ "The Colbert Report July 27, 2009 - Movits!". 
  6. ^ "The Colbert Report July 30, 2009 - Tip/Wag - Man-Words & Movits!". 
  7. ^ "Movits! discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 

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