171125 – ULF ERIKSSON: Elysia, Basel, Swizerland * 170923 – ULF ERIKSSON + ANDREAS TILLIANDER: Sing-Sang, Malmö, Sweden * 170917 – ULF ERIKSSON: Berghain, Berlin, Germany * 170916 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Gather Festival, Sthlm, Sweden * 170909 – ULF ERIKSSON: Somewhere Festival, Denmark * 170901 – ULF ERIKSSON: Concrete, Paris, France * 170826 – ULF ERIKSSON: Tjäro Festival, Sweden * 170818 – ULF ERIKSSON: Walking Life Festival, Portugal * 170812 – ULF ERIKSSON: Hangzhou, China * 170811 – ULF ERIKSSON: Elevator, Shanghai, China * 170809 – ULF ERIKSSON: Interstellar, Singapore * 170805 – ULF ERIKSSON: Smoke Machine, Korner, Taipei, Taiwan * 170722 – ULF ERIKSSON & HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS: Sing Sang, Malmö, Sweden * 170701 – ULF ERIKSSON: Trolldans, Malmö, Malmö, Sweden * 170625 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Paradise City Festival, Belgium * 170614 – ULF ERIKSSON, Control, Bucharest, Romania * 170610 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Drift Festival, Nijmegen, Holland * 170602 – ULF ERIKSSON: Distortion Festival, Culture-Box, Cph, Denmark * 170429 – ULF ERIKSSON vs KANYL: Sorgenfri, Malmö, Sweden * 170429 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Intonal, Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden * 170415 – ULF ERIKSSON, Pommes 94, Malmö, Sweden *170415 – ULF ERIKSSON, FABIAN BRUHN & DORISBURG LIVE: Kontra vs Aniara, Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden *170325 – ULF ERIKSSON, Fee Fi Fo Fum, Gothenburg, Sweden *170224 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Khidi, Tbilisi, Georgia * 170128 – ULF ERIKSSON: Dommune, Tokyo, Japan * 170127 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Nuance, Unit, Tokyo, Japan * 170121 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Smoke Machine, Korner, Taipei, Taiwan * 170120 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Faust Seoul, South Korea * 170114 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Strange Signals, Civic Underground, Sydney, Australia * 170113 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Butter Sessions, Melbourne, Australia * 170107 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Shadow Play, Elevator, Shanghai, China * 170106 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Shadow Play, DADA Bar, Beijing, China * 161210 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Kontra-Musik 10 Year, Damfzentrale, Bern, Swiss * 161119 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE, SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON, RIVET: Kontra-Musik 10 Year, Berghain, Berlin, Germany * 161118 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Kontra-Musik 10 Year, Control, Bucharest, Romania * 161023 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: ADE, Breakfast Club, Amsterdam, Holland * 161015 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Ampere, Antwerp, Belgium * 160910 – ULF ERIKSSON, RIVET, TYLER FRIEDMAN, PRINS EMANUEL: Somewhere Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark * 160903 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Inkonst 10 Years, Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden * 160827 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Forte Festival, Portugal * 160826 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON: Kruthuset Outdoors, Stockholm, Sweden * 160812 – ULF ERIKSSON: Batofar, Paris, France * 160805 – ULF ERIKSSON: Svenska Ravelandslagets Årsmöte, Secret location, Höör, Sweden * 160730 – ULF ERIKSSON, RIVET & TM404 LIVE: Kontra-Musik 10 Year, Culture Box, Cph * 160730 – ULF ERIKSSON & TM404 LIVE: Landskrona Karnevalen, Landskrona, Sweden * 160723 – FRAK LIVE, TM404 LIVE, RIVET, PRINS EMANUEL: Kontra-Musik 10 Year, Poppel, Malmö, Sweden * 160611 – SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & ULF ERIKSSON, Druckluft, Oberhausen, Germany
Frak – Altan Gathering
A long time ago, at a festival far, far away, the members of the legendary Börft trio Frak were just going to bed in their tent when something caught their attention. Now, this was well before Frak’s rise to international fame – in fact, this moment was Swedish music history in the making, because what they heard was someone playing a Frak tune. That someone turned out to be Kontra-Musik’s own Ulf Eriksson and once their paths had crossed, there was no turning back.
Frak has since released five highly sought after records on Kontra-Musik and Kontra-Musik White Label. When it was time for a 10-year anniversary gathering in Ulf Eriksson’s private garden, Frak of course turned up together with other Kontra artists like TM404 and Rivet. For those present – we few, we happy few – this turned out to be one of the most magical summer nights in living memory. The Swedish word for porch is altan, and so, to honour this wonderful experience of the whole Kontra-Musik family coming together, Frak decided to name their brand new album Altan Gathering.
Another great friend of Kontra, Henrik Jonsson aka Porn Sword Tobacco, made the album cover and we wouldn’t have it any other way. His aesthetic choice of tin foil is on point: Listening to Frak is a lot like biting into a fresh falafel wrap without first removing the aluminium foil holding the delicious mess together; it’s mouth-wateringly warm and moist but at the same time intensely harsh and tough to chew. This might seem like a far fetched analogy but if you’ve ever went partying in Kontra-Musik’s home town Malmö you’ll know the feeling. And if you’ve never been to Malmö, well do stop by someday. It seems, when the stars align, the gatherings here can be the stuff both legends and albums are made of.
Kontra-Musik is an electronic music label that celebrates diversity, personality and art. Started in 2006 by Ulf Eriksson the label has today become and important antagonist on the international scene. Kontra-Musik is an independent label free as can be. The label tries not to follow trends or fashion to avoid becoming the short-lived product of the most recent hype.
Kontra-Musik intends to show different angels of perspective, not to convert you to a new Religion or Ideology.
Here you can book parts of the ever-growing Kontra-Musik roster. We also work with a selection of artist out side of the label, artists we believe in and who match our philosophy of diversity, personality and musical freedom. Our touring roster are at the moment: Arpanet, Ikonika, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Korridor, Mokira, TM404, Olle Bergkvist, Rivet, rRoxymore, Sebastian Mullaert, Sebastian Mullaert & Ulf Eriksson, TM404, Ulf Eriksson
This is where you buy your kontra music to support the label and its artists to the fullest. No middle hands erasing all the profit. Still the main idea of having our own shop is to make back stock available and fight the stressed news obsession of today’s industry. We believe we release music that last over time. And therefore want to make them available over time. This shop is a movement against the hurried Zeitgeist. A movement against the grain.