Introducing Swedish Retro Pop Band Dina Ögon: Tombola 94
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posted 09 Apr 2022 by Krister Axel
Somehow putting a Swedish stamp on the dance-friendly pop sound that feels as timeless as an obscure Motown b-side.

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The latest single from Swedish pop band Dina Ögon's self-titled debut-album is "Tombola 94," a bouncy jazz-funk number that recalls the groovy heyday of a band like the Bee Gees while adding a dreamy chanteuse flavor with an impressive performance from vocalist Anna Ahnlund. At its root, Dina Ögon is a collaboration between Ahnlund and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ögren—who is well tapped into his local musical community and has invited a sharp cast of collaborators on this release. Featuring a range of instrumentations to color the music with strings, vibraphone, reeds, and organ, Dina Ögon hits a sweet spot between the styles of bossa nova, lounge, r&b, and smooth jazz.

This unique and eclectic track leverages Ahnlund's gorgeous vocal vocal presence against a sticky Clavinet pocket and a dynamic rhythm section, somehow putting a Swedish stamp on the dance-friendly pop sound that feels as timeless as an obscure Motown b-side yet also as modern and forward-thinking as the latest drop from Amber Mark. "Tombola 94" is impeccably produced and full of light touches that add to its rhythmic flair.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist