Parov Stelar

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Parov Stelar
Parov St elar 2017 by Jan Kohlrusch
Parov Stelar in August 2017, photographed by Jan Kohlrusch
Background information
Birth nameMarcus Füreder
Also known as
  • Plasma
  • Cash Candy
  • Nola Grey
Born (1974-11-27) 27 November 1974 (age 44)
OriginLinz, Austria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1998–present
LabelsEtage Noir Recordings
Websitewww.parovstelar.com

Marcus Füreder (born 27 November 1974 in Linz, Upper Austria) better known by his stage name, Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, composer, producer and DJ. His musical style is based on a combination of jazz, house, electro and pop.

Biography[edit]

Marcus Füreder first appeared as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late 1990s. He became involved in producing and publishing in 2000. Having released his first maxi singles on Bushido using his real name and his stage name Plasma, Fuereder founded the record label Etage Noir Recordings in 2003.[1] A year later, under the stage name Parov Stelar, the EP Kiss Kiss was released, followed by the LP Rough Cuts.[2] Parov Stelar is among those who produce electronic swing music in Europe.[3] Parov Stelar has worked with Lana Del Rey,[4] Bryan Ferry, and Lady Gaga.[5]

On April 11th 2019 Parov Stelar announced that due to life choices long time singer Cleo Panther will no longer participate in the Parov Stelar Band. At the same time Elena Karafizi has been announced as the new singer in the band.[6]

2 sold-out shows at PlayStation Theater in New York on November 6–7, 2015

In popular culture[edit]

  • In 2016 the song Clap Your Hands was used in a TV Commercial[7] for the mobile game Shuffle Cats.
  • In 2014 the song Catgroove was used in a TV commercial for the Belgian telecom operator Proximus.[8]
  • His track All Night from the album The Princess was chosen for a TIM commercial (Telecom Italia Mobile) in 2017.[9]
  • Parov Stelar's song The Princess was chosen for the 2017 Lexus global brand campaign “Shift”.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Parov Stelar won 8 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards: Electronic/Dance (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, 2019),[11] Album of the Year for The Princess (2013), and Best Live Act (2013[12] and 2014[13]). The track Booty Swing charted positions in the electronic US and Canadian iTunes charts.[14] All Night reached double platinum status for 100,000 tracks sold in Italy in May 2017 and in May 2018 the song The Sun featuring Graham Candy reached the No. 1 chart position in the US iTunes Electronic Charts.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Barbara Lichtenauer (better known by her stage name Lilja Bloom), with whom he co-founded the design label Stelarbloom.[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Details Peak chart positions
AUT
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[19]
GRE
[20]
NLD
[21]
SWI
[22]
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
2006 Charleston Butterfly CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2007 Shine CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2008 Daylight CD, Rambling Records
2009 That Swing – Best Of CD, Etage Noir Recordings 7
2009 Coco CD, Etage Noir Recordings 65 10
2010 The Paris Swing Box CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2010 La Fete CD, Etage Noir Recordings
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 2 CDs, 2 LPs, CD, DD Etage Noir Recordings, Island Records, Universal Music Germany 6 117 35 27
2015 The Demon Diaries CD, Etage Noir Recordings 1 93 8 1 9
2016 Live @ Pukkelpop CD, Etage Noir Recordings 9 89 64
2017 The Burning Spider CD, Etage Noir Recordings 1 49 23 9

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album / EP
AUT
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[19]
GRE
[23]
SWI
[22]
2010 "The Phantom" 69 The Phantom EP
2012 "Jimmy's Gang" 43 Jimmy's Gang EP
"Nobody's Fool"
(featuring Cleo Panther)
60 The Princess
2013 "The Mojo Radio Gang" 72 Coco
"Keep on Dancing"
(featuring Marvin Gaye)
45 The Art of Sampling
2014 "All Night" 42 46
[24]
35 57 The Princess
"Clap Your Hands" 52 Clap Your Hands
"The Sun"
(featuring Graham Candy)
31 110 2 The Sun EP
2015 "Hooked on You"
(featuring Timothy Auld)
126 The Demon Diaries
"Six Feet Underground"
(featuring Claudia Kane)
"When I Find My Love"
(as Stelartronic and Anduze)
97 Non-album single
2017 "Step Two"
(featuring Lilja Bloom)
90
[25]
The Burning Spider
2019 "Gringo" Single


References[edit]

  1. ^ Seibold, Ulrike (2012). "Parov Stelar: Extravaganz ale Genuss". faz.net. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  2. ^ "Parov Stelar Release New Single". Rhythm & Booze. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  3. ^ "Parov Stelar Band / new album for spring 2012". electro-swing.com. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  4. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise (Parov Stelar Official Remix)".
  5. ^ "I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Parov Stelar Mix".
  6. ^ "Parov Stelar". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  7. ^ TV Commercial (video) featuring Clap Your Hands from ispot.tv
  8. ^ TV commercial (video) featuring Catgroove
  9. ^ SpotMania (2016-12-30), Spot TIM - Con TIM è bello avere tutto!, retrieved 2017-03-17
  10. ^ "LEXUS 'SHIFT' (AD) // "THE PRINCESS" PAROV STELAR". August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Amadeus Awards: Das sind die Gewinner". www.nachrichten.at (in German). Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  12. ^ "Abgeräumt! Parov Stelar holt drei Amadeus Awards". Tips Online. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  13. ^ "Amadeus-Verleihung 2014", Wikipedia (in German), 2018-12-12, retrieved 2019-04-12
  14. ^ "Parov Stelar - The Princess - DJ DemonAngel & Siouxxx aka DJ HighKik". Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  15. ^ "oe3.orf.at". Hitradio Ö3. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  16. ^ "Stelarbloom has been granted the celebrated Golden A' Design Award". 2018-04-14.
  17. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Austrian charts:
  18. ^ a b Discographie Parov Stelar (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  19. ^ a b Suche nach "Parov Stelar" (album) (in German). charts.de. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  20. ^ Parov Stelar in Greek charts:
  21. ^ Discografie Parov Stelar (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  22. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Swiss charts:
  23. ^ IFPI Greece Digital Singles
  24. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 24, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

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