Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar

Parov Stelar

About Parov Stelar

Austrian DJ and producer Parov Stelar is known as the founder of electro swing, which pairs samples of ’20s and ’30s jazz recordings with modern dance beats.

• The artist born Marcus Füreder studied applied design at the University of Art and Design in his hometown of Linz. He began making music without any formal training.
• He founded his own label, Etage Noir Recordings, in the early 2000s and released his debut album, Rough Cuts, in 2004.
• Although he’s best known for sampling vintage swing records, Stelar isn’t a one-trick pony. He’s also interested in soul and pop—check out his 2013 track “Keep on Dancing,” which samples the Marvin Gaye classic “Got to Give It Up.”
• Stelar has also proven his mettle as a remixer, putting his unique spin on Lana Del Rey’s “Dark Paradise” in 2013 and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in 2014.
• Over the years, he’s acquired nine of Austria’s prestigious Amadeus Music Awards, including Album of the Year for 2013’s The Princess and Best Live Act in both 2013 and 2014.
• His 2015 LP The Demon Diaries reached No. 1 in his native Austria.

  • HOMETOWN
    Linz, Austria
  • BORN
    November 27, 1974

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