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Favorite ThisJakob Liedholm: Artist Spotlight

Published: July 18, 2012
By: Jordan Calvano

From inside the frigid Arctic Circle comes something cool for hot summer days. Jakob Liedholm of Helsingborg, Sweden is a fifteen-year-old phenom—yes, a 1 followed by a  5—who is producing big tracks at a skill level well beyond his age, and is doing it quite prolificly. He is best known for unloading a unique and energetic style of progressive house. This can be heard on explosive original tracks like “Love Tonight” and “Come Again,” along with fist pumping switch ups of artists like Yuna, Gotye, and Zedd.

On the young producer’s latest endeavor, he drops a tantalizing remix of a classic Timbaland/One Republic song as a birthday present to himself, and for his fans of course. “Apologize” is a bass bursting, drum-clapping banger that features addicting vocal progressions layered over tenacious synth lines that will send tinges of nostalgia running through your head. Ample fluctuations progress from start to finish, and help create a summer anthem that is undeniably fresh.

Also worth checking out is his most recent original track, which was released just a day before his “Apologize” remix. “Citylights” is a thrilling cut that that will have any listener on the edge of their seat as a melodic two-minute intro slowly builds up; eventually releasing into a charismatic drop filled with aggressive drum hits and high-flying synth progressions.

Liedholm goes hard on two incredibly tenacious tracks while proving how quickly his contagious sound is developing; watch out world, ‘cause this young gun shows no signs of letting up.

Tags: ElectroHouseTrance