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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Dirty Loops' full-length debut album, 2014's Loopified, showcases the Swedish trio's ambitious jazz, prog rock, R&B, and electronic dance-inflected pop music. Formed in 2008, Dirty Loops feature the talents of vocalist/keyboardist Jonah Nilsson, bassist Henrik Linder, and drummer Aaron Mellergårdh. All three members studied jazz and classical music in college and spent several years working as session musicians before forming Dirty Loops as an outlet to express their own eclectic, far-reaching musical vision. Working with manager/producer Andreas Carlsson (as well as executive producer David Foster), the group has put together an album that's one part jazz fusion trio, ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Dirty Loops' full-length debut album, 2014's Loopified, showcases the Swedish trio's ambitious jazz, prog rock, R&B, and electronic dance-inflected pop music. Formed in 2008, Dirty Loops feature the talents of vocalist/keyboardist Jonah Nilsson, bassist Henrik Linder, and drummer Aaron Mellergårdh. All three members studied jazz and classical music in college and spent several years working as session musicians before forming Dirty Loops as an outlet to express their own eclectic, far-reaching musical vision. Working with manager/producer Andreas Carlsson (as well as executive producer David Foster), the group has put together an album that's one part jazz fusion trio, one part electronic dance outfit, and one part contemporary pop act. Impressively, it also ends up being much more than the sum of its parts. Dirty Loops certainly have chops to spare and layer each track with enough jazz-informed chord progressions, arpeggiated six-string basslines, frenetic drum fills, and melismatic vocal breakdowns to fill any number of Stevie Wonder albums (to name-drop an obvious influence). Thankfully, they also don't forget to bring the pop melody, and cuts like the leadoff "Hit Me," the energetic club anthem "Sexy Girls," and the buoyant "Take on the World" grab you with immediately infectious hooks built largely around Nilsson's highly resonant, charismatic croon. In reality, the tracks on Loopified aren't really all that dissimilar to any number of modern pop hits from Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars. The difference is primarily in Dirty Loops' high level of technical skill and jazz-infused progressions that lend a deeper harmonic nuance and maturity to their songs, even when they are singing about "sexy girls in the club." Ironically, besides a few cheeky lyrical asides, there's not too much that's very dirty or even musically messy about Dirty Loops here. On the contrary, Loopified is an innovative, pure musical vision of jazzy, infectious, crystalline-produced, club-ready pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2014
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602537383580
  • Catalog Number: 1844202
  • Sales rank: 5,886

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hit Me (3:32)
  2. 2 Sexy Girls (3:30)
  3. 3 Sayonara Love (4:15)
  4. 4 Wake Me Up (3:27)
  5. 5 Die for You (3:19)
  6. 6 It Hurts (4:35)
  7. 7 Lost In You (3:44)
  8. 8 Take on the World (4:30)
  9. 9 Accidentally in Love (3:43)
  10. 10 The Way She Walks (4:12)
  11. 11 Crash and Burn Delight (4:10)
  12. 12 Roller Coaster (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dirty Loops Primary Artist
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Leader
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Bill Reichenbach Trombone
Martin Stensson Violin
Christopher Öhman Viola
Mikael Sjogren Viola
Claudia Bonfiglioli Violin
Erik Arvinder Violin
Erik Holm Viola
Anna Larsson Violin
Patrik Swedrup Violin
Aleksander Sätterström Violin
Gudmund Ingvall Cello
Andrej Power Violin
Simona Bonfiglioli Violin
Paul Waltman Violin
Riikka Repo Viola
Tomas Lundström Cello
Erik Liljenberg Violin
Daniela Bonfiglioli Violin
Carin Wallgren Viola
Nisse Westfelt Tambourine
Maja Keuc Background Vocals
Andreas Ekstedt Percussion
Henrik Linder Bass, Group Member
Aron Mellergårdh Drums, Group Member
Jonah Nilsson Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Simon Petrén Synthesizer
Åsa Strid Cello
Lars Bryngelsson Viola
Samuel Coppin Cello
Åsa Wirdefeldt Violin
Anna Wirdefeldt Violin
Filip Jers Harmonica
Erlend Habbestrad Cello
Sergej Bolkhovets Violin
Oscar Treitler Violin
Technical Credits
David Foster Executive Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins Composer
Andreas Carlsson Composer, Executive Producer
Andrew Hey Engineer
Jonas Akerlund Visual Concept
Ronny Lathi Drum Engineering
Aloe Blacc Composer
Erik Arvinder String Arrangements
Justin Bieber Composer
Sebastian Larsson Composer
Tim Bergling Composer
Nisse Westfelt Drum Mix, Drum Technician
Urban Näsvall Drum Technician
Willem Bleeker Piano Engineer
Julian Swirsky Composer
Mike Einzinger Composer
Dirty Loops Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Tilly Thomson Composer
Robin Olofsson Art Direction
Rickard Gustavsson Drum Technician
Oscar Vallinder Art Direction
Joshua Gudwin Composer
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