Agenda-setting Stockholm-based duo Daleri have the full-strength sounds and precision studio skills that will take them all the way to the top of the electro premier league.
Describing their studio technique as “sweat, blood, bruises, tears and joy”, fittingly Eric Kvarnström and Robert Kanat first met on the football pitch. Trading goals for grooves, the boys were inspired by the waves of progressive electronic music happening at the turn of the century. Eric’s first sonic investment was Kai Tracid’s ‘Trance & Acid’, Rob’s was Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’. Armed with a copy of Fruity Loops, the earliest stage of their quest for the perfect dancefloor dynamics began…
After years of experimentation they served their first Daleri dishes in late 2011/early 2012, at the age of 20. Their self-campaigned free download ‘Eavesdrop’ and debut commercial release ‘Touché!’ (on Armada’s Trice) broadcasted their entry message loudly and proudly, instantly raising eyebrows among the DJ elite. Within a matter of two releases, Eric and Robert had already received personal props from none other than Hardwell, Axwell and Ferry Corsten.
‘En Route’ followed. Developing a life of its own it became ‘Somebody Told Me’ with vocalist Vice and proceeded to smash every dance and every download chart in the process…. Paving the way for more unapologetically vibrant and demonstratively alluring big room sounds such as the funk-bumped ‘Curare’, the rush-soaked spine-tingler ‘Pitch Please’ and a high profile remix of Rebecca & Fiona’s ‘Taken Over’ on Ultra. By now Daleri tracks were being fronted and maxed by a roll call of electronic music’s biggest and brightest: Wolfgang Gartner, Zedd, Gareth Emery, Dyro, Thomas Gold, Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko, Cedric Gervais, W&W, John Dahlback, Morgan Page and Hook N Sling… The list goes on.
In the summer of 2013 the Swedish house success story also added to their impressive reputation as genuine scene statesmen with a canny slab of commentary. A rare moment of successful scene satire, Eric and Robert poked fun at the similarity of the Beatport top 100 chart, ruffling EDM feathers by fusing 16 of the season’s biggest hits into one long identikit minute-long ‘mashleg’. Triggering support from Tiesto, Kaskade, Deadmau5 and Sebastian Ingrosso it inspired heated debate and online discussion about the scene and its need to progress, elevating Daleri’s pedigree as thoughtful contributors who aren’t afraid to question the scene and its direction, progressing with enlightened ideas, dynamics and arrangements.
Now at the controls of their own label Dalerious, Eric and Robert promise more progression, development and unchartered audio explorations and it kicks off with their own launch release ‘Hysteria’. Tried and tested across their international shows since spring 2013, it’s yet another full-strength, precision engineered chapter on their journey to the electro premier league. Stay tuned…