Jonatan Bäckelie

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Musician Jonathan Bäckelie, from Gothenburg, Sweden, is the real name of soulful singer Ernesto. He is a part of the Gothenburg Jazz Hipsters, a collective of various people that has got jazz, soul and electronic sounds at the top of their agenda. Musically Ernesto can be described as a lovely blend of vocal based soul, bossa nova, broken beats, jazz and Latin dipped funkiness! Ernesto sings since his childhood, wrote his first song in age of three. He gained experience in the church choir and touring with his father, who’s a pastor, played and sung together when his daddy was out preaching. In fifth grade he came in contact with the rave culture that changed his life. Soon he was not only writing vocal based tracks but also started to experiment with his synthesizer. In college he discovered jazz. Jazz started to infiltrate his music more and more. Meanwhile he started to make contact with three other guys at his musical college, these fellows where also deep into the electronic music and jazz: Andreas Saag, Christoffer Berg and Paul Lachenardière. College was extremely developing for Jonathan. His girlfriend, Mimi Terris, introduced the Latin American music and its great artists to him, especially Brazil singer Elis Regina. She became the new large musical an vocal role model after the Jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. While many jazz musicians have tried to develop their sound by adding electronic elements, it has been the other way around for Jonathan as he comes from the electronic tradition and has later on started to integrate jazz into his music. His music is currently divided into several projects: Ernesto’s stands for the more jazz integrated stuff, while Pinku Vääty and Jong Tan is electronica – Pinku is of the more happy kind and Jong Tan is modal and soft. Tantan is another project in the instrumental broken beat tradition.
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Albums

SK335LP/ELEKTRISH Jonatan Bäckelie - Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstacy album art Jonatan Bäckelie Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstacy(2xLP) Sonar Kollektiv SK335LP/ELEKTRISH Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

REUNION2 Jonatan Bäckelie - Don't Hold Back album art Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie - Don't Hold Back(12") Reunion REUNION2 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
REUNION3 Jonatan Bäckelie - Sky High album art Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie Alex Barck, Jonatan Bäckelie - Sky High(12") Reunion REUNION3 Germany 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ANJDEE267D Jonatan Bäckelie - Higher Love album art Matthias Vogt Feat. Jonatan Bäckelie Matthias Vogt Feat. Jonatan Bäckelie - Higher Love(3xFile, MP3, 320) Anjunadeep ANJDEE267D UK 2016
AST002 Jonatan Bäckelie - Unlock album art Rafael Cerato Ft. Jonatan Bäckelie Rafael Cerato Ft. Jonatan Bäckelie - Unlock(3xFile, MP3, 320) Astronaut (2) AST002 UK 2018
BF219 Jonatan Bäckelie - Sermon On The Mount album art Rafael Cerato Ft. Jonatan Bäckelie Rafael Cerato Ft. Jonatan Bäckelie - Sermon On The Mount(File, MP3, 320) BeatFreak Recordings BF219 UK 2019
JB001 RAKKAUS023 Jonatan Bäckelie - Let Me Be Your Darkness album art Jonatan Bäckelie Let Me Be Your Darkness(File, FLAC) Rakkaus Records JB001 RAKKAUS023 Sweden 2020