Parov Stelar

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Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar (Foto © Gerd Schneider)
Background information
Birth name Marcus Füreder
Also known as
  • Plasma
  • Cash Candy
  • Nola Grey
Born (1974-11-27) November 27, 1974 (age 39)
Origin Linz, Austria
Genres
Occupations
Years active 1998–present
Labels Etage Noir Recordings, Universal Music Germany
Website www.parovstelar.com

Marcus Füreder (born November 27, 1974), better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, producer and DJ. He performs with his band, the Parov Stelar Band, and as the Parov Stelar Trio worldwide. Parov Stelar is the head of Etage Noir Recordings and Etage Noir Bookings.

Biography[edit]

After gaining experience as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late 1990s, Parov Stelar got involved in producing and publishing in 2000.

His first release, for Etage Noir, the EP KissKiss and the release soon after of the LP Rough Cuts, provided him immediate breakthrough on the international electronic music scene. His specific approach to music production, combined with a proven sense of sound aesthetics, led to a massive reaction from audiences and colleagues all around the world, giving him a reputation as the founder of a new genre: Electro Swing. From then onwards, everything moved very fast and Parov Stelar became famous not only for Electro Swing, but also sampling on the highest level and the combination of different music styles into something new. [1]

He is Austria’s most successful international artist and won 3 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards in 2013 (Best Live Act, Best Electronic Act, Best Album) and 1 in 2014 (Best Live Act). Parov Stelar worked with Marvin Gaye, Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry and many more. He released 6 albums, more than 20 EP's and sold more than 250,000 albums independently. The track Booty Swing reached No. 2 in the electronic US iTunes charts and No. 1 in the Canadian.

The Parov Stelar Band and the Parov Stelar Trio played more than 600 live shows all around the world, e.g. sold out the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, the Irving Plaza in New York, Club Nokia in L.A., the Forum in London twice, Zenith in Munich and Columbiahalle in Berlin on headline shows. They played many major festivals like Glastonbury, Eurockéennes, Rock Werchter, Solidays, OptimusAlive!, Zurich Open Air and co-headlined La Fete the L’Humanite in Paris in front of 100,000 people.

Parov Stelar has almost 1 Million facebook fans and more than 100 Million youtube views. His tracks haven been used on more than 700 compilations worldwide (e.g. Hotel Costes, Buddha Bar and Electro Swing) and have been used in numerous TV shows, TV series and movies. There are dozens of TV ads with his music e.g. Bacardi, Microsoft, Fiat, Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, Chevrolet, Audi, Chrysler, Motorola, Nespresso, Colgate and Hyundai to name just a few.

The next highlights will be hopefully sold out Parov Stelar shows at the renowned Zenith in Paris and the world famous Brixton Academy in London in November 2014.

The Parov Stelar Band[edit]

The Parov Stelar Band live at the Fête de l'Humanité, in 2012

After starting as a solo artist and gaining initial success, in 2005 Parov Stelar began to perform live sets with a full band. This collaboration with four - sometimes five - musicians and a vocalist noticeably influenced his work.

Current members of the Parov Stelar Band[edit]

Main band:

  • Parov Stelar aka Marcus Fuereder – programming
  • Cleo Panther aka Daniela Hrenek – vocals
  • Max the Sax aka Markus Ecklmayr – saxophone
  • Jerry Di Monza aka Gerd Rahstorfer – trumpet
  • Willie Larsson Jr. aka Hans-Juergen Bart – drums
  • Michael Wittner – bass, guitar

Additional:

Former members of the Parov Stelar Band[edit]

  • Gianna Charles – vocals
  • Stefan Hölzl – bass
  • Eva Klampfer – vocals
  • Andi Lettner – drums
  • Wolf Myer – drums

Parov Stelar Trio[edit]

Parov Stelar Trio shows include live performances by Parov Stelar with his band members Max the Sax (saxophone) and Jerry Di Monza (trumpet).

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Details Peak chart positions
AUT
[1]
FR
[2]
GER
[3]
GRE
[4]
NLD
[5]
SWI
[6]
2001 Shadow Kingdom 2×12" Vinyl & CD, Bushido Recordings, as Plasma
2004 Rough Cuts CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2005 Seven and Storm CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2007 Shine CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2008 Daylight CD, Rambling Records
2009 That Swing – Best Of CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2009 Coco CD, Etage Noir Recordings 65 10
2012 The Princess CD, Etage Noir Recordings 4 35 8 86 9
2013 The Invisible Girl
(Parov Stelar Trio)
CD, Etage Noir Recordings 18 4 40
2013 The Art of Sampling
(Parov Stelar Trio)
2 CDs, 2 LPs, CD, DD Etage Noir Recordings, Island Records, Universal Music Germany 6 117 35 27

EPs[edit]

  • 2001: Shadow Kingdom EP (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Plasma)
  • 2002: Lo Tech Trash (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2004: KissKiss (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Move On! (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Wanna Get (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2004: Primavera (12" Vinyl, Auris Recordings)
  • 2005: Music I Believe In (12" Vinyl, ~Temp Records, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2005: A Night in Torino (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2005: Spygame (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2006: Parov Stelar EP (12" Vinyl, Big Sur)
  • 2006: Charleston Butterfly (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: Jet Set EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Special)
  • 2007: Sugar (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2008: The Flame of Fame (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2008: Libella Swing (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2009: Coco EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2010: The Phantom EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2010: The Paris Swingbox EP (Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2011: La Fête EP (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2012: Jimmy's Gang EP (Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2014: Clap Your Hands (Etage Noir Recordings)

Singles[edit]

  • 2000: "Synthetica/Stompin' Ground" (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2001: "Guerrilla" (12" Vinyl, Bushido Recordings, as Marcus Füreder)
  • 2004: "Get Up on Your Feet" (12" Vinyl, Sunshine Enterprises)
  • 2005: "Faith" (Maxi-CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: "Rock For/Love" (12" Vinyl, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2007: "Shine" (Maxi-CD, Etage Noir Recordings)
  • 2013: "The Mojo Radio Gang"
  • 2014: "All Night"

Video clips[edit]

  • 2005: "Seven" (from the album Seven and Storm)
  • 2007: "Love"[7] (from the album Shine)
  • 2007: "Shine"[8] (from the album Shine)
  • 2008: "Matilda"[9] (official)
  • 2009: "Coco"[10] (from the album Coco)
  • 2009: "Let's Roll"[11] (from the album Coco)
  • 2010: "Catgroove"[12] (TSC – Forsythe)
  • 2010: "Coco Remixed" [13] (Remix)
  • 2010: "The Mojo Radio Gang"[14] (Chris de Krijger & Bart Geerts)
  • 2010: "The Phantom" (Markus Seisenbacher)
  • 2012: "Jimmy's Gang"[15] (from the album The Princess)
  • 2012: "Nobody's Fool" (Drushba Pankow)
  • 2012: "Nobody's Fool"[16] (official)
  • 2012: "Parov Stelar Shuffle"[17] (Josy Carver)
  • 2012: "Requiem for Annie"[18] (from the album The Princess)
  • 2012: "The Princess"[19] (official)
  • 2012: "Love Remixed"[20] (official)
  • 2013: "All Night"[21] (JSM JustSomeMotion)
  • 2013: "Keep on Dancing"[22] (official)
  • 2013: "Josephine"[23] (JSM JustSomeMotion)
  • 2014: "Clap Your Hands"[24] (official)
  • 2014: "The Sun"[25] (official)

Tour documentary[edit]

  • 2013: ALL NIGHT – The Parov Stelar Tour Movie (2012–2013)[26] (video by Florian Schwarz & Manuel Knoflach)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parov Stelar in Austrian charts:
  2. ^ Discographie Parov Stelar (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Suche nach "Parov Stelar" (album) (in German). charts.de. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Parov Stelar in Greek charts:
  5. ^ Discografie Parov Stelar (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Parov Stelar in Swiss charts:
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeVTzPkqKeo
  8. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDMQy1h_OI4
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpEmIUFXJK0
  10. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgnwUgROfZw
  11. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSuwZR8S1NQ
  12. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twqM56f_cVo
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt2aX-MeXEo
  14. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BsAl6HVZ-Y
  15. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fkOqXAHLKQ
  16. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI1OuePz2pY
  17. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-MRIbtyP8
  18. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj0-mMa1-y4
  19. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwsufz9C4A8
  20. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWUK-sm9OQ
  21. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ueJ4-lTa1s
  22. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=352IcwNtYTQ
  23. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gco8UHZHNg4
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHs7Av5TZhQ&feature=player_detailpage
  25. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WTrNsAsjEmY
  26. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGKTesEseV8

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