Parov Stelar is an Austrian songwriter, producer and DJ. His compositions can best be described as a mixture of jazz, swing, soul and pop elements fused with house, electro and break beat sounds.The man from Linz is seen as one of the pioneersand co-founders of the electro-swing genre.
2001 and 2002 saw a number of early releases on various labels under the
pseudonym Plasma and his real name Marcus Füreder. In 2003 he decided to
establish his own record label, Etage Noir Recordings, and has been releasing
records under the name Parov Stelar ever since.
The first international success came in 2004 with the release of the Kiss Kiss EP andthe ensuing album Rough Cuts. The next two albums Seven and Storm (2005) andShine (2007) soon followed. Parov Stelar originally journeyed from club to club as aDJ, but over time he began to perform his compositions more often with a band.
It wasn’t long before he was playing some of the most prestigious clubs and festivals inthe world with the truly unique Parov Stelar Band, a mixture of vocals, saxophone, trumpets, drums and bass. The raw combination of electro sounds and beats, alongside the pure energy and beautiful aesthetics of a live band soon developedinto an unforgettable concert experience.
Originally Parov Stelar’s tours saw him play mainly across Southern and Eastern Europe from Greece to Georgia, Romania, and Ukraine and even as far as Russia. Since the release of 2009’s double album Coco, the artist now tours regularly across the whole of the European continent as well as playing concerts in Africa, Asia and America. Parov Stelar currently takes to the stage either with his complete band, or as a DJ, supported by live saxophone and trumpet.
His music has also spread like wildfire on the internet, gaining him hundreds of thousands of loyal fans and millions of clicks. His sounds have inspired many major brands to use his music in their marketing campaigns. Individual tracks have found their way on to hundreds of compilation CD’s across the world, and are often to be heard in the most famous clubs and played by world-renowned DJs.
The 5th album „The Princess“ is set to be released in spring 2012 and will be
accompanied by an extensive European tour. In addition to this, the very first US tour is also planned for 2012 after experiencing US chart success in the US iTunes electronic charts.