Sweden Makes Music 2014

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Sweden Makes Music is an exclusive pop music showcase presented by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and Export Music Sweden at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on November 11. The line-up is curated by Grandins Flying Circus and features live performances by Swedish artists Beatrice Eli, Baba Stiltz, Beldina, Merely, Mr Tophat & Art Alfie, as well as DJ sets by Jenny & Vänner, Up To No Good and Hot Baby Karl.

Beatrice Eli
Beatrice Eli quickly intrigued fans and critics alike with her powerful yet vulnerable R&B-inflected pop sound, and hit singles such as "Conqueror", "Girls" and "Moment of Clarity." Her long-awaited debut album Die Another Day, just released on October 22, continues to push the pop envelope and upend expectations.

Baba Stiltz
Baba Stiltz is a superversatile 21-year-old recording artist and producer of hiphop (Yung Lean), folk-pop, house and techno, as well as professionally trained ballet dancer. His solo album Total was released by Stockholm label Studio Barnhus and described as "psychedelic screw-pop, minimalistic emo-acid and opiate-drenched coming-of-age-ambient."

Born and raised in Sweden to Kenyan parents and introduced at an early age to gospel and classical music, Beldina spent the last year recording in Los Angeles and making waves with her self-released mixtape Opening Act. Her soulful electronic sound has a lush and lively feel and spans a wide range of international influences.

> Merely
Merely's atmospheric, dreamy electronic pop was showcased in full effect on her album Nirvana, released this year on Göteborg label Sincerely Yours, also home to CEO and Tough Alliance. The album, three years in the making, was inspired by Merely's own childhood, teenage and adult experiences.

Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie
Mr Tophat & Art Alfie made a splash on the electronic music scene by dropping five EPs in six months on their own label, Karlovak, including KVK 100 and Marlboro Light. Their musical passion and signature disco-tinged house has already brought them to venues such as Corsica Studios, RA Party, Rex Club, Sonar and Boiler Room.

Sweden Makes Music at Baby’s All Right 
Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm
146 Broadway (by Bedford Avenue) 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Free admission
RSVP REQUIRED to rsvp@consulateofsweden.org