Since relocating to Berlin in 2008, Swedish-born DJ and producer Johanna Knutsson has been keeping herself very busy. Alongside production partner and friend Hans Berg she runs UFO Station Recordings, an outlet for them to share their own productions, while with Luca Lozano she runs Zodiac 44, a concept label that with only put out 12 releases, one for each sign of the Zodiac. On top of regular sets across the globe and building up her own enviable discography, she helms a regular radio show on Cashmere with Kate Miller called High/Low Power FM.
She's set to release her debut album on Kontra-Musik this month, which is a homage to her hometown of Tollarp in the south of Sweden. Produced during a period where she was experiencing a lot of stress, the process was a perfect escape from reality that helped her to unwind. Here she picks out her favourite tracks for turning off, zoning out and daydreaming...
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No Chance (Feat. Tuomo Puranen)
This tune makes me imagine myself walking up and down the streets in the night doing private detective work for someone. It has this old school jazzy vibe to it, and the subtle changes between minor and major are so enjoyable. Listening to this is like going back in time, I can totally imagine this being performed in a smokey illegal bar in the 1920s.