Red Astaire

Real Name:
Fredrik Lager
Profile:
first got in contact with hip-hop when he started out as a break dancer in the early 80's. His electric boogie dancing brother was collecting records at that time, which introduced Freddie to the world of black dance music. Around 85-86 he worked weekends at a legendary import record store in Stockholm called Space (special job cleaning the toilet). At this time he started buying more and more records, mostly electro and rap records but also disco and funk 12"/7" classics. One thing led to another and he soon bought his first drum machine and turntables in 88 (according to himself the best investment he's ever done). Around 91 he met up with Mad Mats (Raw Fusion/Jugglin') and started to hang out in Mats' studio in downtown Stockholm. This started a friendship and working relationship, which is still going strong today. Around 92 he bought his first sampler and released his first 12" vinyl in 94 under the name Chimney Heads (only 100 copies printed). But since then he's worked with numerous artists like China Moses (DeDe Bridgewater's daughter), Bob Powers (A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots), Rappadon, Baz Baz, La Nata (France), ADL, Desmond Foster, Linn, Swing Fly, Anthony David, Bas-1 and many more.
The characteristic style off Freddie's productions are a blend off old school hip-hop and b-boy grooves mixed up with dirty funk, soul, reggae, latin and disco rhythms. He's currently signed to Jugglin' Records (sub-label to Raw Fusion Recordings, now distributed by Tru Thoughts in europe and Creative Vibes in Australia) but he also releases music on Swedish Brandy, G.A.M.M. (as the notorious Red Astaire) and his own Home Grown label. Besides this he's also travelling the world as a renowned DJ spinning everything from future to old-school funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, disco and latin.
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Albums

URLP201 Red Astaire - Soul Search album art Freddie Cruger Aka Red Astaire Freddie Cruger Aka Red Astaire - Soul Search (Album) Tru Thoughts, Raw Fusion Recordings URLP201 US 2006 Sell This Version
HOGLP 001 Red Astaire - Nuggets For The Needy album art Red Astaire Nuggets For The Needy (Album) House Of Godis HOGLP 001 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
HOGCD002 Red Astaire - Nuggets For The Needy Volume 2 album art Red Astaire Nuggets For The Needy Volume 2 (Album) House Of Godis HOGCD002 Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
HOGLP 004 Red Astaire - Nuggets For The Needy Volume 3 album art Red Astaire Nuggets For The Needy Volume 3(2xLP) House Of Godis HOGLP 004 Sweden 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GAMM001 Red Astaire - Follow Me album art Red Astaire Follow Me G.A.M.M. GAMM001 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
GAMM005 Red Astaire - Rollin' Stone / The Get Down / B-Boy album art Red Astaire Rollin' Stone / The Get Down / B-Boy(12", Promo) G.A.M.M. GAMM005 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
GAMM011 Red Astaire - Ghetto Hell album art Red Astaire Ghetto Hell G.A.M.M. GAMM011 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN001 Red Astaire - Hazlo Correcto album art Red Astaire Hazlo Correcto(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Homegrown HOMEGROWN001 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
GAMMBATTLE001 Red Astaire - G.A.M.M. Battle Weapons (Vol. 1) album art Red Astaire G.A.M.M. Battle Weapons (Vol. 1)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, W/Lbl) G.A.M.M. GAMMBATTLE001 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
GAMM020 Red Astaire - Whatcha Do / Down 2 Earth album art Red Astaire Whatcha Do / Down 2 Earth(12", Promo) G.A.M.M. GAMM020 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN005 Red Astaire - Move Yo Ass album art Red Astaire Move Yo Ass Homegrown HOMEGROWN005 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN002 Red Astaire - Go Move album art Red Astaire Go Move(12", Promo) Homegrown HOMEGROWN002 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
GAMM027 Red Astaire - Mambo El Kingston album art Red Astaire Mambo El Kingston(12", Promo) G.A.M.M. GAMM027 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
HG007WT Red Astaire - To My MF Clubheadz EP album art Red Astaire To My MF Clubheadz EP (EP) Homegrown HG007WT US 2008 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN012 Red Astaire - The Early Years Vol. One EP album art Red Astaire The Early Years Vol. One EP(12") Homegrown HOMEGROWN012 US 2011 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN011 Red Astaire - Red Striped EP album art Red Astaire Red Striped EP(12", EP) Homegrown HOMEGROWN011 US 2011 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN013 Red Astaire - Suga Dumplin' album art Red Astaire Suga Dumplin'(12") Homegrown HOMEGROWN013 US 2013 Sell This Version
HOMEGROWN015 Red Astaire - Resque Me album art Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier - Resque Me Homegrown HOMEGROWN015 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Red Astaire - 90´s Baby  album art Red Astaire & Olivia Ruff (2) Red Astaire & Olivia Ruff (2) - 90´s Baby (Single) Homegrown none 2018 Sell This Version
MUKAT 060 Red Astaire - Take It Personally album art Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire - Take It Personally(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Mukatsuku Records MUKAT 060 UK 2018 Sell This Version
FF45-014 Red Astaire - Rollin' Stone album art Red Astaire Rollin' Stone(7", Ltd) Friday's Funky 45 FF45-014 UK 2021 Sell This Version