Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Hellströms in Furuvik

Me, mum and my sister Diana spent our Saturday in Furuviksparken, a big park and zoo near Gävle. We always used to go there as kids so it was quite nostalgic to be back there. It was like being a kid again. Here are some photos from the day.

Mum and Diana in front of the lemurs who were quite social. Behind them is an old building called Kyrkan (The Church) built in 1901:



We got really close to the animals and they were all so cute:



Diana and her new friend:



The Hellströms love a good coffee "fika" break:



The perfect end to a lovely day. Mum won a stuffed pineapple for Diana, just the one she was hoping for:

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Eurotix - My Eyes (Remixes)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix released the new digital EP "My Eyes (Remixes)" today. Included are the amazing 7" and 12" retro remixes by RetroTeque, with sounds that will make fans of Stock Aitken Waterman and Secret Service fans very happy.

The EP also includes brand new remixes of the older album tracks "Our Spaceboy" and "Don't Let Go" by Eurotix and RE:Active respectively. We hope you will enjoy them all.

Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"My Eyes (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. My Eyes (RetroTeque 7" Throwback Remix)
2. Our Spaceboy (Revisited)
3. Don't Let Go (RE:Active Footsteps On The Floor Remix)
4. My Eyes (RetroTeque 12" Throwback Remix)

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Getting back to work, bitch

Returning to work after the summer holiday is always filled with mixed feelings. But it helps a lot if you have great co-workers, which I do. Laughing is the best medicine and the first day of work was luckily full of it. My summer was quite good in spite of the Swedish heatwave, but I have mainly focused on doing stuff that makes me happy.

One thing that made me very happy was attending Britney Spears' "Piece Of Me" concert at Göransson Arena in my home town Sandviken. It was a great show, as usual, and we met a lot of friends there, even making a couple of new ones. It was a magical evening.

Some people have been overly negative about the concert though. Some seem surprised to learn that Britney usually don't sing live, mainly due to the dance routines. This isn't news. Have these guys been living under a rock the past twenty years? Well, each to their own, I guess. I, for one, loved the show.

Here is a rare live video by Britney, for those who think she can't really sing:

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

My name day

Today is my name day. This isn't such a big deal these days. When I was a kid, me, mum and my sister Diana used to go to my grandmother and grandfather's summer house and have a big celebration with cake and gifts, since many of us had the same name days around this time.

Nowadays, I don't really celebrate it. But someone remembered it. My sweet grandmother Sylvia came home from the store today with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a cake, saying "happy name day". Isn't she the sweetest?

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Hello in the heat

I know, it's been ages since I wrote something personal in my blog so it's about time. I've had quite a good summer so far, even though the heat has done my head in. As you know, it's been hot as hell in Europe and Sweden is no exception. As much as I love sunshine and good weather, I usually feel sick when it gets "too hot".

I totally respect people who are enjoying this heatwave, but for me personally, it gets a bit much. However, it seems like it's getting a bit cooler now. I just got back from a long walk where it started raining like hell. It felt great to get cooled down by nature's shower.

What have I been up to lately? I have mainly relaxed and enjoyed my holiday, met a few friends, seen loads of movies and listened to a lot of music. Next weekend, Britney Spears is coming to my town Sandviken with her Las Vegas show and I'm going with my sister. I've been a fan since 1998, so I'm very excited.

Have a wonderful summer!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Eurotix - My Eyes (EP)

Artwork by: Jimmy Dyrebrant
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix released the brand new digital EP "My Eyes" today. The title track is an electronic throwback to the eighties with sad lyrics and a retro sound.

The EP also includes brand new remixes of the album track "The Secret" and our cover of "Broken Hearts" by Secret Service. Finally, as a bonus track, we've added our cover of the Swedish synthpop classic "Bang Bang (Heart On Fire)" by Shanghai. Listen to the whole EP down under.

Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"My Eyes" tracklist:

1. My Eyes
2. The Secret 2018
3. Broken Hearts (Remix)
4. Bang Bang (Heart On Fire)

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Eurotix - Naughty Boys (Remixes)

Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released the new digital remix single "Naughty Boys (Remixes)". Included are modern house mixes by Kentomen, Eurovision-esque mixes by Le Cantaloupe and retro mixes by Swedish Chris.

Fans of eighties music are sure to like the Swedish Chris (Christer Modig) remixes. He did remixes in the eighties and nineties for artists such as Paula Abdul, Stacey Q, Hubert Kah, Boy George, Falco, Thompson Twins, Real Life and Swedish artists Lili & Susie, Style, Trance Dance and Lena Philipsson.

Support us by buying or streaming the EP. It's out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and more. You can still get our CD albums from our official store.

"Naughty Boys (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Naughty Boys (Kentomen Remix)
2. Naughty Boys (Swedish Chris Retromix)
3. Naughty Boys (Le Cantaloupe And Our 12 Points Goes To...)
4. Naughty Boys (Kentomen Extended Remix)
5. Naughty Boys (Swedish Chris Maximix)
6. Naughty Boys (Le Cantaloupe Instrumental)