Axel Boman prepares for “Family Vacation”

Swedish musician Axel Boman (edit something about Axel here) is in prep mode. The Stockholm-based musician is set to release his debut album “Family Vacation” in November.

The album will be released through Studio Banhus, another Stockholm native that Boman operates along with Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist.

“I decided to go through the vast collection of ideas and sketches I had on my computer, as a final project before I set that machine on fire and let it all go up in flames, kind of like what Lee “Scratch” Perry did with The Black Ark in Kingston in the ’70s,” Boman told Resident Advisor.

“A friend says the album sounds like ‘weird Jamaican space disco,’ so maybe it’s a fitting reference.”

Boman hit the music scene in 2008 with an irreverent look at house music and he hasn’t looked back since. His music has been on labels such as DFA, Permanent Vacation, Hypercolour and DJ Koze‘s Pampa Records.

Pampa Records released Boman’s breakthrough beat Holy Love. HE has also teamed up with Talabot under the moniker Talaboman on a beat called “Sideral”. That track was included on Talabot’s upcoming DJ-Kicks mix.

Family Vacation will be released on double-vinyl, CD and digital.


Billboard’s weekly top five albums

It seems the controversy over the video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has helped push the song’s popularity. The song has been the number one tune on several of Billboard’s Top lists for five weeks.

The song which features Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. heads the Billboard Hot 100 songs list, the number one song on the Radio play list, and is also the top On-Demand song. The song is also the leading tune on the list of R&B//Hip Hop combinations on Digital and Streaming songs.

The song, which is the top song in the Uk and Canada, also heads the list of tunes being selected as mobile ring tones and is the number one Songs of Summer.

Blurred Lines has certainly stirred up some heat this summer.

Earlier in the year the video for the song was banned by YouTube because the video shows nudity. It has also drawn criticism from a rape charity who says the video encourages rape and violence against women.

Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop is the number two song on the Top 100 followed by Imagine Dragons by RadioActive, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, and Treasure by Bruno Mars rounding out the top five.

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail is number one in the Top 200 Albums list and is also the leading album on the Digital Albums list.