Jeremy Olander introduces new event series concept, ‘Lo-fi’
PRYDA mainstay Jeremy Olander has just announced plans for a new concept event series. Olander has dubbed the series ‘Lo-fi,’ and says it aims to counter excessive visual experiences, pyrotechnics and DJs screaming on the mic — all of which are common at many of today’s mainstream EDM performances.
“The vibe you felt in a cool venue contributed enough to the ambiance and we feel like a lot of people that discovered house music in the past 3-4 years have missed that. That’s where lo-fi comes in,” says Olander. The name of the series was inspired by Olander’s idea of the ideal setting for his techno-progressive hybrid sound: intimate, dark, gritty and genuine. “We want to create a simple but powerful experience that reminds us of the type of events that made us fall in love with this music 13-14 years ago. My manager and I were brought up at warehouse parties and small, sweaty 200 capacity venues where LED walls and co2 cannons were non-existent.”
Olander plans to debut the event series May 15 when he returns to his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. Held in a defunct bomb shelter, the Lo-fi show will be Olander’s first Stockholm performance in over two years. Presented by partners Uber and Pioneer DJ, the show will feature an extended set by Olander as well as support from Pryda Friends’ Richard Knott and local rising talent Hultmaskjina. Olander plans to expand the series to unique and non-traditional venues around the world.
Early bird tickets for the debut show are currently on sale.