The Persuader ‎– Stockholm

Svek ‎– SKCD 008
CD, Album

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1 Slussen 5:10
2 Centralbron 4:23
3 Strömbron
Guitar – Mark O'Sullivan
4 Vasastaden 6:13
5 Djurgårdsbron
Drums [Additional] – Andreas Dahlbäck
6 Norrmalm 4:54
7 Mosebacke 4:32
8 Kungsbron 4:44
9 Östermalm 4:47
10 Södermalm 5:40
11 Kungsholmen 2:51
12 Gamla Stan
Drums [Additional] – Andreas Dahlbäck

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Issued in a 4-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 394018 555595
  • Barcode (Scanned): 7394018555595
  • Matrix / Runout: SKCD 008 [DCM Sweden Logo] 18122104 ifpi L051
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L051


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December 1, 2012
edited over 2 years ago

Released on a seminal Swedish house imprint Svek (which means "betrayal" in Swedish) this album is an absolute masterpiece of deep house and an embodiment of quality contemporary electronic music.
Throughout the hour or so together Jesper Dahlbäck takes us on a personal tour of his beloved Stockholm with every track
being named after a particular area of the city and in doing so perfectly captures and conveys the rich diversity of the place.
Whether it's the disco flavoured "Centralbon", slow and somewhat scattered beats of "Kungsholmen" or enveloped in hypnotizing synht work "Östermalm", there is an overwhelming feeling of joy and happiness with an underlying sense of some serious funk.

As time goes by, both this as well as the vinyl version (which unfortunatelly has only 6 tracks on it) will become even more sought after and pricey affairs, therefore if you come across a good copy of either version do yourself a favor and don't hesitate for a second.


November 15, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

The debut album from The Persuader, STOCKHOLM, remains an overlooked gem of deep house. The house-breaks of “Slussen” and the robot funk of “Centralbron” still sound relevant today, while “Strombron” and “Djurgardsbron” edge into moodier territory. “Vasastaden” gets us back into the sunny part of the house, while “Mosebacke” edges into the dub room. And even though “Kungsbron” takes its harp arpeggio from a well-travelled disco track, the final results are still ethereal. For full-out disco, “Sodermalm” begs for the platform shoes and sequins to come out. The interlude “Kungsholmen” drifts along in a haze of downtempo jazz, and “Gamla Stan” takes the album out in full funk mode. A rich album that should have you booking a ticket to Sweden as soon as possible.


July 5, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
This is an essential moment in the history of deep house music. Dahlbäck asserts his talent and mastery over a series of very personal tracks, expertly bringing forth a warm, perhaps even melancholy atmosphere alongside jazzy elements. Each track is named after an area in Stockholm, and understandably each piece follows its own aesthetic. Even still, the whole album comprises a range of music with consistent depth and mood. My picks would be "Östermalm," "Gamla Stan," and "Vasastaden."