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AfterParty-350Andreas, with this latest release proves that this kind of crossover electronic music can survive decades and will be still always be very interesting to listen to. Exploring the beautifully structured music of AfterParty is like being on a hypnotic, futuristic trip to retro-dreamland. The melancholy and uplifting energy on this album makes you dance, cry and fly at the same time!

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The whole album is nicely tied together with a similar theme you’ll hear from time to time, running through each song. Andreas is a master at blending highly complex layers of vocal arrangements with dance beats, world sounds, chants and pop sensibilities. Though meticulous, clean and polished, “SYNTHESIZER NIGHT HITS, VOL.1”, has an underlying raw energy that will have you swaying to the groove and stomping your feet in some places, while on others you will pensively be contemplating its darker mood.

AfterParty claims their rightful place among the eclectic artists of electronica, offering well-crafted material that could elevate the genre to a new level of creativity and mainstream credibility, beyond being confined exclusively to the club circuits.

The question is, what is the next step for this 35-year-old, balding and newly wrinkled man from Sweden, who produces gorgeous electronic music – the Billboard Dance Charts or a trip to Disneyland with the family?

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