Beyond Avicii: The Swedish Techno Mafia

December 2, 2014 9:13 PM

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As Sweden prepares to put Avicii's face on a new stamp, it seems that this country of less than 10 million people is dominating the global mainstream music scene more than ever. From Max Martin's recent collaborations with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift sitting in the global top ten, to the fact that (unfortunately) House Music has become synonymous with the term EDM....Swedish music production (or at least its influence) is just about everywhere.

But during a recent visit to Stockholm, what surprised me (or comforted me I should say) is that amidst the sea of white noise and radio driven pop being created, there is also a sophisticated underground and techno scene, providing a refreshing sound and being led by a host of female Ds.

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