The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. Within the grand narrative of global pop music, the Swedish quartet Ace Of Base were a blip, a one-album wonder who came and went. Between and , Ace Of Base essentially conquered the world, and their hits from that album will always work as strange, anachronistic reminders of a very specific early-Clinton moment. In Sweden, a certain form of sleek, shiny, bulletproof computer-pop music was just starting to come into existence, and that sound would rule the pop charts in the century to come.
Ace Of Base gave some indication that this new hybrid style could work. This column has covered Swedish pop music before. Ace Of Base emerged just shortly after the heyday of Roxette, a duo who were, in their time, the most successful Swedish group in the history of the American pop charts. Like so many other groups, Roxette essentially offered up a funhouse-mirror version of what was happening in America.
They took American corporate-rock sounds, polished them to an unreal gleam, and sold them back to America. Ace Of Base essentially did the same thing, though they sounded nothing like Roxette. This particular mad-scientist crossbreed should not exist, and yet it resonates.
Their father was an X-ray technician, and they grew up in a Gothenburg suburb. The group went through a few different names before settling on Tech-Noir, named for the club that Arnold Schwarzenegger shoots up in The Terminator. At the last minute, Jonas got his friend Ulf Ekberg to fill in, and Ekerg became a permanent member of the group.
This would later turn out to be a problem for the band. However, I find some of my thoughts from those days nauseating to myself today… Ace of Base never shared any of these opinions and strongly oppose all extremist opinions on both the right and left wing. It made them sound like they were floating in space. Eventually, they made a deal with the Danish label Mega. Dag Krister Volle, known professionally as Denniz Pop, is the man who basically invented Scandinavian pop music as it exists today.
Denniz Pop started out as a DJ, and he saw the effect that beat-driven music — rap, house, reggae — had on dancefloors. Pop wanted to figure out how the gleaming Swedish melodies of groups like ABBA and Roxette could work with those beats so that the beats and melodies would strengthen and support each other. Pop started producing records in In , Pop produced a single for another Nigerian-Swedish artist, a singer named Kayo. In that time, the song snuck up on him, and he started to realize what he could do with it.
Clive Davis was always big on cover songs, and he wanted Ace Of Base to remake something old. It feels like everything is exploding here. Ekberg is working with several companies, including Nordic Ventures, which takes an active role in helping other companies off the ground. Some prominent items Nordic Ventures is working on include an artificial intelligence that gives everyone the ability to play instruments and what Ekberg calls a "Guitar Hero on steroids.
Right now, Ekberg is focused on investing, though he still keeps in touch with some of the founding members of Ace of Base, including Jonas. Jenny is still working in the business and released her solo album "My Story" five years ago.
Our last concert, we expected , people to show up and , showed. If I'm never going to be on a stage again, this is the best exit ever. First thing, Malin will never be part of that if it happens. She left the band and we promised her to never even ask to come back. She's done with entertainment industry. It's understandable. She has no craving to be famous, she loved her fans, but the fame factor was not for her.
I love to travel, I love to meet people, I love to learn things. Also, it was a very interesting time to break through -- '92, '93, the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was just over. We live in a nice, little country, but when you travel to Africa, Asia, and even parts of the U.
Ekberg added that the band toured so much around that time that there was no single moment the group realized they had made it. In , Ace of Base finally hit the music charts in Denmark and that was more important to the group than hitting No. My cell rings and they called to tell us we had finally hit No.
I had to wake everybody up. We had just one beer, so we opened it up and had a little toast, then everyone went back to sleep. In the mid's, the group was also producing for other bands and working in a little rehearsal space. A reggae band was also working in the space, which ended up being a future influence for Ace of Base's unique sound.
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