Ike, one part of the creative Swedish house music duo “Refined.se” has been making music for over a decade now. Together with Eric, second part of “Refined.se”, he has been making music for different labels both in the US and Europe and a few remixes for big artists like Joshua Collins and Chris Lake.
The sound of Refined.se has been described as a blend of funky techhouse beats mixed with elements of both Tribal and techno influenced sounds. A mix that has become a trademark of the duo.
In the early 90’s Ike got introduced to the wonders of DJing from a former music partner. Soon he fell in love with the trade and has been DJing ever since. His music production skills as well as DJ skills have evolved over the years and going from early encounters with Acid and Trance he slowly moved over to Detroit techno.
After a few years of spinning the more heavy Detroit techno sounds, he found house music and got bitten by the house bug. Which also reflects in his productions today, even though he since then has moved over to a mixture of funky, tech and progressive house.
With his friend Daniel, they ran their own radio-show on the local radio-station in Gothenburg called Groove every week they invited the listeners to a voyage into the soundscapes of Ike and Daniel’s own diverse backgrounds.
As a DJ he has always been into various elements in the all stated genres, which today reflects on his crowd pleasing ability to rock any crowd with his skills and technique to find the best track for the moment, regardless if it’s in a club in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, UK or somewhere in Europe.
It all started of doing parties and clubnights with his friends in his hometown of Gothenburg, he soon was offered a resident spot at a clubnight called Splash at the infamous Gossip nightclub which he held for over a year until the clubnight changed into a more non-underground sound that it still holds to date.
Currently on work in the refined.se studio is remixes from one of Sweden’s hottest acts around, Phunky Drakes, who established themselves a few years ago with the track “LOVE”, that is now up for a remix run and Ike has promised a very diverse remix holding all the elements of the original track, but with the trademark Refined.se sound. Up for remix work is also Joshua Collins for his ever so impressive Frik:n:Frak label and DJ Dimix.
Besides the remixing and his move to Canada, ike is getting in to gear with even more upcoming releases, gigs and remixes. Ability, experience and motivation makes Ike an DJ & Producer to look out for in the future.