Born in Sweden in 1990 this guy is a true Stockholm original. Having had more than two dozens of his own productions released it’s almost an understatement to say that Rudolf Nordström aka Mr. Tophat has a real passion for dance music.
This has led him to start his well-reputed label Karlovak, co-run with Art Alfie since 2011. “House music for club nights that most certainly can’t end” is how the founders describe it, which gives you an idea of what we are talking about.
Mr. Tophat is also in charge of his own imprint Junk Yard Connections founded in 2009, a label operated with the motto ’strictly limited, no repress’ – by saying that it is not much of a surprise these records sell out fast. In terms of Tophat’s own productions he ended 2016 with outputs on labels Public Possession and Music for Freaks, and earlier in the year also working with fellow Swede pop star Robyn, remixing two singles, being part of her live band and together releasing the single “Trust Me EP“ for Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.
Mr. Tophat is an interesting contradictive artist to follow - audibly as well as visually. Nordström moves confidently and freely between sonic worlds, never compromising, instead continuously building and strengthening his own unique foundation in sound.