Christian Falk

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Christian Falk (25 April 1962 – 24 July 2014) was a Swedish record producer and musician. Falk started his recording career with the band Madhouse in the early 1980s. He later moved on and became a founding member of post-punk band Imperiet.

In the early 1990s, he emerged as a producer and DJ in the emerging Swedish hip hop, soul and club scene. He switched comfortably between different styles of music; with Papa Dee he did dancehall hip hop,[1] with Stonefunkers it was Daisy Age-inspired hip hop and P-Funk, dancehall with Swing-A-Ling Sound System, R&B and acid jazz with Blacknuss,[2] hip hop with Petter, the Timebomb collective and Timbuktu,[3] hardcore and electro with The Teddybears,[4] and club soul with Kayo, among many others. He also co-wrote the track "Electricity", and several other tracks on the 1995 album We Care from alt-rockers Whale.[citation needed]

He released the hit single "Make It Right" under his own name in 2000. In 2008,[citation needed] he released a new version of "Calling You" with Jevetta Steele's vocals. The cover was released as a single from his album Quel Bordel. In the UK, he enjoyed a Top 40 hit with "Dream On" in 2008, which featured vocals from fellow Swede Robyn. Falk also produced the multi-million selling song "7 Seconds" composed by Youssou N'Dour, Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey and Jonathan Sharp, released in 1994 as a single performed by Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Falk died on 24 July 2014 from pancreatic cancer, aged 52.[where?][5]

Discography[edit]

Albums (in his own name)[edit]

  • Quel Bordel (1999)
  • Christian Falk Hosts Swedish Open (2002)
  • People Say (2006)

Singles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Papa Dee - Lettin' Off Steam". discogs. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  2. ^ "Blacknuss - Made In Sweden (CD, Album)". discogs. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Thåström och andra musiker minns Christian Falk". Dagens Nyheter. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Christian Falk 1962-2014". Svenska Dagbladet. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Artisten Christian Falk död". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 194. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Christian-Falk". The Official Charts Company. 24 February 2016.