Joakim Åhlund

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Joakim "Jocke" Åhlund
Also known as Jocke Åhlund
Born (1970-08-09) 9 August 1970 (age 47)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter
Associated acts Caesars, Teddybears, Les big byrd

Frans Joakim "Jocke" Åhlund (born 9 August 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish musician, producer and music video director. He is a member of the bands Caesars, Teddybears, Smile and Les Big Byrd.

Joakim Åhlund is older brother to musician and Teddybears member Klas Åhlund, film producer Johannes Åhlund and illustrator Anna Åhlund. He was raised in Bagarmossen in Stockholm.[1]

Producer and songwriter[edit]

Aside from his artist career, Åhlund is also a songwriter and music producer. He has written and produced a number of international artists, such as Giorgio Moroder, Cheryl Cole (her UK #1 song I Don't Care), Charli XCX, Robyn and Petite Meller (whose debut album he produced). Other collaborations include Sia, Cee Lo, Theophilus London, Iggy Pop and songwriters Bonnie McKee och Wayne Coyne.[2][3] He also produced the two albums För sent för Edelweiss and 2 steg från Paradise by Swedish artist Håkan Hellström.[4]

He collaborated with Chrissie Hynde on her 2014 debut solo album Stockholm, co-writing two of the songs with Hynde, playing guitar, producing, and providing background vocals.[5]

Åhlund has also directed the music videos of "I'll Be Gone" and "When We Were Winning" by Broder Daniel, "New Noise" by Refused and "Black Mask" by The (International) Noise Conspiracy. He is also one of the co-founders of artist collective and record label Ingrid, with among others Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn & John, Christian Kalsson and Pontus Winnberg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Groove" (PDF). Sveriges största musiktidning. 1. 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jocke Åhlund | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Lateral | Jocke Åhlund". Retrieved 2016-09-21. 
  4. ^ WENNERSTEN, LINA (19 March 2010). "Nallarna tar ton igen". SvD. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2014). "Chrissie Hynde: Stockholm". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 June 2014.