Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Eurotix's first number one

Mine and Larry Forsberg's song "The Best Of Times" has gone to number one on the Club 80's "new generation" chart. It's Eurotix's first number one and I feel so happy and honoured! The radio station specialises in synthpop and italo disco music, both old and new, and have listeners from all over the world. Big thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Please give us a vote for next month's chart by filling out the form on this page. The track is taken from our album "Deux", available digitally on iTunes and Spotify, and as a limited CD edition.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Homophobe, time to man up

I came across the following comment on a forum about a TV series:

"Gay kissing. I mean, really, does the general viewing public want to see this? Call me a homophobe. I don't want to see it. Turned me off to an otherwise watchable show."

I just had to write a reply:

"I'm gay and I don't want to see negative, stupid comments like yours. So I guess we're even. Yes, you might be a homophobe, but more than that, you're a coward and an insensitive person. I'm not offended by all the straight kissing that dominate TV in general. So I wish you would just cut the crap, man up and realise that people are different.

Gay love shouldn't be hidden away just because it's not your 'cup of tea'. Gay people exist. That's life. Just accept it and your life will be a lot better, trust me. It will save you a lot of anger and pain. It might even help you gain some new, interesting friends."

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas 2015

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas! In Sweden we celebrate on the 24th, so I spent Christmas Eve together with mother, grandmother and my uncle Toni. We had too much food and sweets, of course. On Christmas Day, my sister Diana and her boyfriend stopped by, so we got to celebrate twice this year. We ended the evening watching the horror classic "Black Christmas".

Here are some of my Christmas gifts:

I love the Bananarama and Stock Aitken Waterman singles box sets. Sixty-four CD's of pure disco-pop heaven:

My favourite girls, mum and grandma:

My sister and her boyfriend, opening gifts:

And finally a photo of our Christmas tree:

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas wishes from Eurotix

Eurotix – me and Larry that is – want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thanks for all your support this past year. We have a lot of plans for 2016 so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more news.

Our holiday song "Christmas On My Own" is available on iTunes och Spotify. But don't forget that last year's holiday track, "He'll Be Home For Christmas", still is available as a free MP3 download from our Soundcloud page.

From Sweden with love

Monday, 30 November 2015

More Eurotix CD's in the mail

Me and Larry Forsberg have been busy signing and mailing copies of our new CD to different parts of the world lately. We are so glad that you seem to like it! If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can do so by filling out the form on our official website. We currently have a special offer: If you buy both of our albums, you will get the first one for half the cost.

In other news, we found out that two songs co-written by Larry have been accepted to Melodifestivalen 2016, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. The songs will be performed by Swedish artists Anna Book and After Dark. I actually sang on the demo for the After Dark track when it got accepted. That version had English lyrics though.

Congratulations, Larry!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Eurotix - Christmas On My Own

We have received lots of orders for the "Deux" CD and will start sending out invoices and discs early this week. While waiting, please check out our brand new Christmas single "Christmas On My Own", out now digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and 7digital. As you might be able to tell, the sound is inspired by Pet Shop Boys' "Always On My Mind".

Check out the video down below, made using the video game "The Sims 4".

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Eurotix - Deux (Digital Edition)

We are proud to present the new Eurotix studio album "Deux", out now, digitally. The album features the single "Kiss Them For Me", plus the italo disco anthem "The Best Of Times" which has received positive feedback from international disco fans.

"Deux" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and 7Digital. Pre-order the CD edition from our website. Listen to "The Best Of Times" down below.

"Deux" tracklist:

1. Hello Susie
2. Our Spaceboy
3. Don't Trust The DJ
4. Only For Love
5. Will You Remember Me?
6. Kiss Them For Me
7. Tonight
8. Su-Su-Superman
9. The Innocent Years
10. One Step Forward
11. Stun-Gun Set To Face Her
12. The Best Of Times

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Eurotix - Our Spaceboy (Official Video)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix is back with a video for "Our Spaceboy", a track with gay themed lyrics, taken from our new album "Deux". Check it out down below and please help spread the word by sharing the video with your friends.

The video is edited by Stefan Gemzell using clips from the 1960 movie "Space Men", also known as "Assignment: Outer Space". "Deux" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and 7Digital.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Me and Marilyn Monroe

Ever since I was a little boy, I have looked up to Marilyn Monroe. Not just because on her talent and icon status, but because I saw myself in her. I'm not talking about her looks, obviously, since I'm not even half as beautiful as she was. I'm talking about relating to her on a personal level.

Most people think of Marilyn Monroe as just a glamorous sex symbol, the "dumb blonde" who had an affair with the president. Personally, I'm much more interested in the woman behind the glamour and beauty. The sensitive and sometimes fragile woman who fought to be taken seriously and who went through so much pain in her life. The woman who tried her best to survive in a world where sensitivity is seen as a weakness.

I don't know who the real Marilyn was. No one does, at least not completely. But I have my own interpretation of who she was, and that's the Marilyn I relate to. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes it feels like I have a special connection with Marilyn, like I know her. I guess all fans feel that way, but still...

Reading about Marilyn, watching her movies, listening to her music and reading her poems really helps me cope when I'm feeling blue. It makes me feel less alone, like someone out there really understands me, even if it's just an illusion.

In loving memory of Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

Marilyn Monroe... and me.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

I will never stop

People may think I'm "too political" in some of my posts on Facebook and Twitter. Well, honestly, I couldn't care less. For me, speaking up against homophobia, racism, sexism and bullying is essential and I will never stop doing the right thing.

I believe that if we want the world to change for the better, we need to speak up against injustices, even if some people are bothered by it.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Dennis Alexis + Larry Forsberg = Eurotix

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share these fotos of Eurotix with you. They are taken by Stefan Gemzell at Forsbacka Bruk outside Sandviken. We are normally quite shy when it comes to being in front of a camera, but every now and then we try to make an effort for our listeners. So here we are:

Friday, 17 July 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (Official Video)

No one will ever be able to say that we take ourselves too seriously. Here is the crazy video for "Kiss Them For Me" by Eurotix, directed by Stefan Gemzell and starring Angelica Olsson as our Lady Diana. Please share it with your friends!

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Grandpa's old cap

This is a photo of my late grandfather Per-Uno "Puh" Hellström's old and dirty cap. He used to wear it all the time, especially when out on his belowed boat. I have many wonderful memories of spending time with him and grandma Sylvia at their summer house by the lake Storsjön, outside Årsunda.

Puh passed away on April 26 2004. He was a unique person, in both good and bad ways, and I miss him a lot. We all do. But when I sleep, I get to meet him in my dreams, so often that he still feels alive to me.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (Remixes)

Eurotix just released a remix EP, featuring brand new remixes of the tracks "Kiss Them For Me" and "Are You Strong Enough?", produced by synth gurus Rename and A Blue Ocean Dream. You can listen to previews down below.

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check them out!

"Kiss Them For Me (Remixes)" tracklist:

1. Kiss Them For Me (Rename 7" Mix)
2. Are You Strong Enough? (A Blue Ocean Dream Lonely In The Club Remix)
3. Kiss Them For Me (Rename Extended Mix)
4. Are You Strong Enough? (A Blue Ocean Dream Analog In Your Face Remix)
5. Kiss Them For Me (Rename Instrumental)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Eurotix - Computer Dating

What happens when an old computer (last year's model) starts looking for love? Here is your answer: "I Don't Hate You Anymore" by Eurotix is taken from our new EP "Kiss Them For Me", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Eurotix - I Don't Hate You Anymore

The latest track from Eurotix is "I Don't Hate You Anymore", a dramatic track inspired by the sound of eighties icon Visage. The song is available on the new EP "Kiss Them For Me", out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Eurotix - Kiss Them For Me (EP)

My synthpop project Eurotix is back! The brand new EP ”Kiss Them For Me" features four songs, including the title track, an Alphaville inspired synthpop track with lyrics about the iconic Princess Diana.

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores. Please share the photo video down below to help spread the word.

"Kiss Them For Me" tracklist:

1. Kiss Them For Me
2. I Don't Hate You Anymore
3. Computer Dating
4. Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Eurotix - Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, Eurotix has recorded a parody/tribute to the competition. "Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision" is a bit different from our usual style but we hope you will like it. The track is taken from our upcoming EP "Kiss Them For Me", out on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon on May 30. Enjoy!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Kiss Them For Me video shoot

Yesterday, we shot a video for the upcoming Eurotix single "Kiss Them For Me" at the beautiful Forsbacka Wärdshus. Peter Englund from drag show group Diamond Dogs played our Lady Diana while Larry and I got to use these creepy masks of people related to Diana.

It will be a crazy video and we sure had a blast shooting it! The video and the new EP will be out on May 30, so stay tuned.

The beautiful Forsbacka Wärdshus.

Peter as Lady Diana.

Me taking a selfie, as the queen.

Larry is assisting Lady Diana.

Eltons on parade.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Spring time in Gävle

Spring has finally arrived in Sweden. Everything feels a lot better when the sun is shining. Here is a photo taken from the balcony of Rec/Play Studios. I love the view. This is where Larry and I get fresh air when we're working in the studio.

I've taken way too many photos of that building: "Rådhuset". A friend once said: "Every time I see that building on your Facebook profile, I know there's a new hit in the making!"

Monday, 20 April 2015

Second Eurotix album almost ready

In this building in Gävle lies Rec/Play Studios where Larry and I record all of our Eurotix songs. Tonight, we're going to record a bonus track for our next EP, a sort of parody/tribute to the Eurovision Song Contest. All the songs for our second album are already recorded. Now they just need to be mixed and mastered before they are ready for release. We also need to come up with a suitable title for the album. Any suggestions?

I'm so excited about our new material and I can't wait for you to hear it. Don't forget to sign up for our official newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Beautiful pink sky

It's so nice that springtime is on its way. This is how beautiful the sky looked the other morning. Pink is my favourite colour:

And this is how it looked down at the train station:

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Eurotix - When You Are In My Dreams

Dear friends, check out the brand new video for Eurotix' track "When You Are In My Dreams". The gay themed video was made by our friend Stefan Gemzell and features two Ken dolls. The track is taken from our latest EP "Are You Strong Enough?", available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

If you like what you hear, please share the video with your friends, and give the song a vote on the Club 80's New Generation Chart, by filling out the form on their website. We are currently #2 on this months chart. Thanks for your support!