Named after the Swedish word for “nothing”, [ingenting] is one of Stockholm’s finest indie groups from the last decade. Now they’re back with a brand new, synth-driven single called “(inte) Hem”. Later this year they are going to Berlin to record a follow up to their seminal album “Tomhet, idel tomhet” which they buried with a stunning performance at the Popaganda festival back in August.
Acclaimed Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen, who nowadays lives in Berlin, is producing the album and has already made a remix of the new track which you can listen to exclusively here below. He also took some time to answer a few of our questions.
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What drew you to Berlin?
– That it’s a real big city, the mixture of people, culture etc.
Are you attracted to any other cities?
– New Orleans + Ouagadougou.
What’s it like working with culture in Berlin compared to Stockholm?
What’s you relationship to [ingenting], and what plans do you have for the upcoming recordings?
– Pretty distanced since I live here and don’t speak with them that much these days. The idea is that it’s gonna be plastic and playful. Stiff but with a joy in the music.
What did you have in mind when you remixed their new single “(inte) Hem”?
– I did it on feeling, let my personality and where I am in life influence it.
Are you updated on what’s happening musically in Sweden, or are your more into what’s going on in Berlin?
– No, I’m more into what’s happening in Berlin and the rest of the world.
In which ways do you think art, fashion and music blend into each other?
– In every way. I like all artistic expressions.
What are your best tips for people visiting Berlin?
– Live extremely cheap and give your money to refugees and the homeless instead.