Mitch Murder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mitch Murder
Birth nameJohan Bengtsson
Also known as
  • Stratos Zero
  • Michel Meurtre
OriginStockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)Music producer
Years active2009–present
Labels
Universal
Websitemitchmurder.bandcamp.com

Johan Bengtsson (known under his stage name Mitch Murder) is a Swedish electronic musician from Stockholm, known as one of the many artists that popularized the synthwave genre.[1][2][3][4] His first EP, After Hours, was released in 2009, followed by Current Events and Burning Chrome on Rosso Corsa Records in 2010 and 2011. He explained in an interview of his inspirations being "jazz, cheesy 1950s bossa nova, 1970s motown or 1980s pop", and mentioned Paul Hardcastle, Jan Hammer, and Vince DiCola as examples.[5] His primary software for music is the tracker program Renoise.[6] In 2013, he was contacted by director David Sandberg regarding his film project Kung Fury,[7] where he would compose the majority of the music.[8] Prior to the movie's release, he collaborated with David Hasselhoff for the single True Survivor.[9][10] Both the single's music video and the movie went viral upon their releases, gaining considerable acclaim.[11][12] In 2014, he released his third album Interceptor on Mad Decent.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Burning Chrome (October 2010, Rosso Corsa Records)
  • Current Events (November 2011, Rosso Corsa Records)
  • Interceptor (July 2014, Mad Decent)

EPs[edit]

  • After Hours (September 2009)[15]
  • Television (March 2010, Karakasa Music)
  • This is Now (February 2011)
  • Elevator Music (February 2011)[16]
  • High Plains Drifter (Michel Meurtre) (April 2012)
  • MARS (June 2012)
  • Glass Cities (September 2012, Dharma Records)[17]
  • Mitch Murder vs. Mega Man (October 2012)
  • SPRAWL OST (September 2012)
  • Planet V (Stratos Zero) (December 2012)
  • The Touch (June 2013, Mad Decent)
  • Descent (Stratos Zero) (August 2013)
  • Another Place (October 2013)
  • The Real Deal (October 2016)
  • Strike Zero OST (August 2017)
  • Instances (Stratos Zero) (January 2018)
  • Hardwired (November 2018)

Compilations[edit]

  • Selection 1 (December 2012)
  • Selection 2 (March 2014)
  • Selection 3 (May 2015)
  • Selection 4 (December 2016)
  • Selection 5 (September 2018)

Singles[edit]

  • Mirage (May 2013)
  • Just till Midnight (feat. Miranda Carey) (December 2013)
  • Ocean Avenue (May 2014)
  • Breeze (August 2014, Mad Decent)
  • Savage (October 2014)
  • True Survivor (with David Hasselhoff) (May 2015)
  • Sniper Rouge (feat. Emi) (February 2016)
  • Story Mode (August 2016)
  • Lit (September 2016)
  • Turning Point (February 2017)
  • Of Below (October 2017)
  • Taken (October 2017)

Soundtracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ygrelius, Daniel. "Tillbaka till Åttiotalet med Mitch Murder" [Back to the eighties with Mitch Murder]. Upplev GBG (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ Hunt, Jon (9 April 2014). "We Will Rock You: Welcome To The Future. This is Synthwave". l'etoile. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ Higgins, Christopher. "The 7 most essential Synthwave Artists". NerdGlow. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ Neuman, Julia (30 July 2015). "The Nostalgic Allure of 'Synthwave'". Observer. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ Andujar, Carlos (10 October 2011). "Smooth as Chrome – An Interview with Sweden's Mitch Murder". Synconation. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Mitch Murder Profile". Rosso Corsa Records. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Kung Fury (2015)". IMDB. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  8. ^ Spacek, Nick. "Mitch Murder - Interview". Starburst Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  9. ^ Lynch, Joe (27 April 2015). "The True Story Behind David Hasselhoff's Bonkers 'True Survivor' Music Video". Billboard. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  10. ^ Dean, Rob (16 April 2015). "Go back in time to fight Hitler with David Hasselhoff's "True Survivor" music video". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  11. ^ Locker, Melissa (31 May 2015). "Kung Fury Is The Best Movie Ever Exclamation Point". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  12. ^ Debruge, Peter (27 May 2015). "10 Reasons 'Kung Fury' Was the Most Awesome Project in Cannes". Variety. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Mitch Murder – Interceptor LP – Out July 29th on Mad Decent". Mad Decent. 4 June 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  14. ^ Carlsson, Johan (18 September 2014). "Mitch Murder - Interceptor Review". Release Music Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Catching Up With Mitch Murder, King of the 80s Revival". Vehlinggo. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Mitch Murder - Elevator Music". Brainchops. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  17. ^ "Mitch Murder - Glass Cities". Dharma. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

External links[edit]