[Atomnation | Umeå, Sweden]
Gidge is a duo consisting of Jonatan Nilsson and Ludvig Stolterman from Umeå, a city in the north of Sweden. Jonatan and Ludvig met in school at the age of 16 and quickly became good friends. They had a mutual interest for electronic music, and in their second year together, after taking a sound production class, they started producing music. Twelve years later they have released their debut LP ”Autumn Bells”, EP “For Seoul”, short film “Lulin” and mini album “LNLNN” on Atomnation.
Using the woods and widths of the North as their main source of inspiration, the music of Gidge sounds like a mixture of electronic music and organic elements, such as wooden and stone percussions that the duo recorded in the forests outside of Umeå. Together with melancholic vocal samples and warm, fuzzy chord progressions, the music of Gidge seems to affect their audience in an emotional way, which eventually resulted in the duo taking the top spot as Best New Artist at XLR8R’s readers poll and sold out shows in Amsterdam, Berlin and London.