Marcus Füreder (Parov Stelar)

Parov Stelar is the creative pseudonym of Austrian musician Marcus Füreder and the leader of the eponymous musical collective based in Linz. The freedom of jazz musical patterns, infused with elements of house, as well as breakbeat and downtempo rhythms, makes him a pioneer of the electro-swing music style. His tracks captivate even the most discerning electronic music enthusiasts, immersing you in the cozy underground world and creating a comfortable backdrop for exploration and creativity. He introduced fresh sounds to the music world, blending vintage and modern elements.

Parov Stelar embarked on his music career in the late 1990s and worked under pseudonyms such as Plasma and Nola Grey for a long time. However, his major breakthrough came in the early 2000s when he created the character Parov Stelar and released his debut album, “Shadow Kingdom” in 2004. This album marked the first step in establishing his own musical style, combining elements of swing, jazz and electronica.

Parov Stelar is a shining example of a musician who managed to overturn musical stereotypes and create a distinctive sound. His fusion of swing, jazz and electronica has garnered the attention of millions of listeners worldwide and inspired a new generation of musicians.

Stuff Smith was an American jazz violinist and vocalist from the early 20th century, whose full name was Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith.

Parov Stelar feat. Stuff Smith – Mama Talking

Listening Sensations:

Listening to this track, you can’t help but tap your foot and snap your fingers to the beat, while mentally transporting yourself to the 1920s in the United States. During this period jazz, blues and country music were thriving, and the popularity of these styles had a profound impact on various aspects of cultural life. This led to a surge in dance popularity, new fashion trends, and a significant shift in social norms and relationships between genders. More and more often, you would encounter flapper girls who were rebellious, feeling a sense of freedom and independence in their clothing, makeup, and music choices. They listened to jazz, had their own cars, didn’t shy away from smoking or consuming alcoholic beverages, and often engaged in casual relationships. It brings to mind the atmosphere depicted in the 2013 film “The Great Gatsby” which perfectly captures the essence of this composition. You can imagine yourself at exclusive, underground parties where only a select few are invited.