Parov Stelar

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Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar 2017 by Jan Kohlrusch
Parov Stelar and Lilja Bloom - Amadeus Awards 2013
Background information
Birth nameMarcus Füreder
Also known as
  • Plasma
  • Cash Candy
  • Nola Grey
Born (1974-11-27) 27 November 1974 (age 48)
Linz, Austria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1998–present
LabelsEtage Noir Recordings
Websitewww.parovstelar.com

Marcus Füreder (born 27 November 1974), better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, composer, producer, DJ and designer.[1] His musical style is based on a combination of jazz, house, electro, hip hop, 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, Füreder founded the record label Etage Noir Recordings in 2003.[2] A year later, under the stage name Parov Stelar, the EP Kiss Kiss was released, followed by the LP Rough Cuts.[3] Parov Stelar has worked with Lana Del Rey,[4] Bryan Ferry, and Lady Gaga.[5]

Cleo Panther was the lead singer for Parov Stelar from 2011 to 2019. She was replaced with Elena Karafizi, who "brings a versatile musical background" from her hometown of Chisinau, Moldova. Soul singer Anduze co-inhabits the lead singer position alongside Elena. He officially joined the band in 2018, but has been working with Parov Stelar since 2012 as a writer and featured artist.[6] In the summer of 2021 Parov Stelar gave the first insight into his work as a visual artist in his hometown of Linz. The Francisco Carolinum Museum presented 25 large-format paintings such as "HELLO Mom" - a homage to his mother Margit Füreder, who is also active as an artist - "I'll be OK soon" as well as "Toxic Lover" in which he receives and artistically processes autobiographical events and fears.[7][8]

Critical reception[edit]

Parov Stelar won ten Amadeus Austrian Music Awards: Electronic/Dance (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021),[9] Album of the Year for The Princess (2013), and Best Live Act (2013[10] and 2014[11]). The track "Booty Swing" charted positions in the electronic US and Canadian iTunes charts.[12] "All Night" reached double platinum status for 100,000 tracks sold in Italy in May 2017. In May 2018, the song "The Sun" featuring Graham Candy and in April 2020, the release "Voodoo Sonic Part 2" reached the No. 1 chart position in the US iTunes Electronic Charts.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Barbara Lichtenauer (better known by her stage name Lilja Bloom), with whom he co-founded the design label Stelarbloom.[15] Stelar and Bloom divorced in early 2020.[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Details Peak chart positions Certifications
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
2006 Charleston Butterfly
2007 Shine
2008 Daylight CD, Rambling Records
2009 That Swing – Best Of CD, Etage Noir Recordings 7
Coco 65 10
Coco, Pt.1
Coco, Pt.2
2010 The Paris Swing Box
La Fete
2012 The Princess CD, Etage Noir Recordings 4 35 8 86 9
The Princess, Pt.2
2013 The Invisible Girl
(Parov Stelar Trio)
18 4 40
Parov Stelar & Peter Kreuzer Pres.: Klangwlke 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 2x12" LP, CD, Etage Noir Recordings 1 93 8 1 9
2016 Live @ Pukkelpop CD, Etage Noir Recordings 9 89 64
2017 The Burning Spider 1 49 23 9
2019 Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 1 *Release 1 November 2019 Etage Noir Recordings
2020 Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 2 *Release 24 April 2020 Etage Noir Recordings 33
Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 3 *Release 4 September 2020 Etage Noir Recordings 45 80
2022 Moonlight Love Affair *Release 29 April 2022 Etage Noir Recordings 4 83 20

Singles & EPs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album / EP
AUT
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[19]
GRE
[24]
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
[25]
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
2016 "Grandpa's Groove"

(with AronChupa)

Single
2017 "Step Two"
(featuring Lilja Bloom)
90
[26]
The Burning Spider
2018 "Taking Over"

(featuring Krysta Youngs)

Single
"Mambo Rap" Single
"TROUBLE"

(featuring Nikki Williams)

Single
2019 "Gringo" Single
"Snake Charmer" Single
"Go Wake Up"

(featuring Lilja Bloom)

Voodoo Sonic Pt. 1 EP
"Voodoo Sonic" Voodoo Sonic Pt. 1 EP
2020 "Brass Devil" Voodoo Sonic Pt. 2 EP
"Don't You Forget"

(featuring Lilja Bloom & Anduze)

Voodoo Sonic Pt. 2 EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilar, Sylvia. "Kunst trifft Handwerk". Wohndesigners.
  2. ^ Seibold, Ulrike (2012). "Parov Stelar: Extravaganz ale Genuss". faz.net. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Parov Stelar Release New Single". Rhythm & Booze. 29 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise (Parov Stelar Official Remix)". YouTube.
  5. ^ "I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Parov Stelar Mix". YouTube.
  6. ^ "Welcome, Elena Karafizi". Facebook. 11 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Parov Stelar. I'll be OK soon".
  8. ^ "Parov Stelar mischt mit seiner Kunst das Francisco Carolinum auf".
  9. ^ Zeidler, Thomas (9 September 2021). "Amadeus Awards 2021: Die Sieger". oe24.
  10. ^ "Abgeräumt! Parov Stelar holt drei Amadeus Awards". Tips Online. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Amadeus-Verleihung 2014", Wikipedia (in German), 12 December 2018, retrieved 12 April 2019
  12. ^ "Parov Stelar - The Princess - DJ DemonAngel & Siouxxx aka DJ HighKik". Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  13. ^ "oe3.orf.at". Hitradio Ö3. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Parov Stelar wieder Nummer 1 in den USA". Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Stelarbloom has been granted the celebrated Golden A' Design Award". 14 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Der Maler Parov Stelar".
  17. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Austrian charts:
  18. ^ a b Discographie Parov Stelar (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  19. ^ a b "Discographie von Parov Stelar". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  20. ^ Parov Stelar in Greek charts:
  21. ^ Discografie Parov Stelar (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  22. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Swiss charts:
  23. ^ a b c d "Austrian certifications – Parov Stelar" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  24. ^ "IFPI Greece Digital Singles". Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  26. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 24, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

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