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Rasmus Stabell Sound of Copenhagen

It surrounds us everywhere – homes, cars, workplaces, bars, streets ... And sometimes it’s just in our heads. It plants ideas in our minds, makes us happy and sad, and triggers feet tapping and dancing. We’re talking about music. We met up with Rasmus Stabell, a music producer to talk more about the sound of Copenhagen.
We pressed the doorbell for what at first, looked like an old factory. We were outside Stabell’s home, standing before a locked, steel gate.

Does he really live in a factory? The answer is yes and no. The unassuming exterior conceals a home behind that steel door, which was clearly decorated by someone who knows contemporary design and has an eye for it. The concrete floor and white walls perfectly matched the austere, dressed-in-black gentleman who welcomed us. hooked.”
Stabell is a music producer, former DJ, and record label owner who has dedicated the past 22 years to music. Stabell and his associates are behind some of the most played songs in Denmark in recent years. Today he divides his time between Copenhagen and Los Angeles, because these days, networking is equally as crucial as studio work. “You’re lucky I’m at home. My life is basically in the studio or at the office,” he explained. “The music industry moves fast, so you must constantly keep up with what’s happening. You need to network and reach out to artists, musicians, and record companies.”

Today most music production is digitalized, and a lot of work is done on computers, but Stabell started out with an analogue mixing board in days gone by.
“Now you can create a beat in the back seat of an Uber if you want to. That said, genuine, old-school knowledge about the craft has helped me a lot. And naturally, my background as a drummer and DJ really helps. It all comes natural to me.”
“Now you can create a beat in the back seat of an Uber if you want to. That said, genuine, old-school knowledge about the craft has helped me a lot. It imparts awareness of how things really work and how to generate a great sound. And naturally, my background as a drummer and DJ really helps. It all comes natural to me.”

Stabell and two friends own a record label. But that wasn’t what they really planned – it’s that thing about music being all around us. Stabell explains:
“We had our mixing studio beside a sandwich shop, and one day we went over to buy lunch. There was music playing in the background, and we asked the girl behind the counter: ‘what are you playing’? She replied: ‘Oh, it’s just me and my music’.”

Stabell invited her over to record some music in the studio, and she obliged. But there was no record label interested in signing her. So they started their own label and released the music.

The rest is history. The girl is Medina – currently one of Denmark’s most awarded female artists. Her breakthrough single was “Kun for mig”, which became one of the best sellers in Denmark that year.
“A few years ago, people didn’t take you seriously when you worked in the music industry. But things have changed, of course. Now, we have signed up with more artists and have become a real label. We also collaborate with some of the big labels in Los Angeles. I guess we’re doing a real job and doing pretty okay now.”

Our interview is over, and Stabell must return to the studio. He jumps into his vintage Porsche 356 speedster parked just outside the door. Judging by his home and car, the music industry is taken serious today.

Rasmus Stabell — Sound of Copenhagen

It surrounds us everywhere – homes, cars, workplaces, bars, streets ...
And sometimes it’s just in our heads. It plants ideas in our minds, makes us
happy and sad, and triggers feet tapping and dancing. It divides. It assembles.
It conquers. We’re talking about music. We met up with Rasmus Stabell, a music
producer to talk more about the sound of Copenhagen.
We pressed the doorbell for what at first, looked like an old factory. We were outside Stabell’s home, standing before a locked, steel gate.

Does he really live in a factory? The answer is yes and no. The unassuming exterior conceals a home behind that steel door, which was clearly decorated by someone who knows contemporary design and has an eye for it. The concrete floor and white walls perfectly matched the austere, dressed-in-black gentleman who welcomed us.

Stabell is a music producer, former DJ, and record label owner who has dedicated the past 22 years to music. Stabell and his associates are behind some of the most played songs in Denmark in recent years. Today he divides his time between Copenhagen and Los Angeles, because these days, networking is equally as crucial as studio work.
“You’re lucky I’m at home. My life is basically in the studio or at the office,” he explained. “The music industry moves fast, so you must constantly keep up with what’s happening. You need to network and reach out to artists, musicians, and record companies.”

Today most music production is digitalized, and a lot of work is done on computers, but Stabell started out with an analogue mixing board in days gone by.

“Now you can create a beat in the back seat of an Uber if you want to. That said, genuine, old-school knowledge about the craft has helped me a lot. It imparts awareness of how things really work and how to generate a great sound. And naturally, my background as a drummer and DJ really helps. It all comes natural to me.”
Stabell and two friends own a record label. But that wasn’t
“Now you can create a beat in the back seat of an Uber if you
want to. That said, genuine, old-school knowledge about the craft
has helped me a lot. And naturally, my background as a drummer
and DJ really helps. It all comes natural to me.”
what they really planned – it’s that thing about music being all around us. Stabell explains:

“We had our mixing studio beside a sandwich shop, and one day we went over to buy lunch. There was music playing in the background, and we asked the girl behind the counter: ‘what are you playing’? She replied: ‘Oh, it’s just me and my music’.”

Stabell invited her over to record some music in the studio, and she obliged. But there was no record label interested in signing her. So they started their own label and released the music.

The rest is history. The girl is Medina – currently one of Denmark’s most awarded female artists. Her breakthrough single was “Kun for mig”, which became one of the best sellers in Denmark that year.
“You’re lucky I’m at home. My life is basically in the studio or at the office,” he explained. “The music industry moves fast, so you must constantly keep up with what’s happening. You need to network and reach out to artists, musicians, and record companies.”

Today most music production is digitalized, and a lot of work is done on computers, but Stabell started out with an analogue mixing board in days gone by.

“Now you can create a beat in the back seat of an Uber if you want to. That said, genuine, old-school knowledge about the craft has helped me a lot. It imparts awareness of how things really work and how to generate a great sound. And naturally, my background as a drummer and DJ really helps. It all comes natural to me.”
Stabell and two friends own a record label. But that wasn’t
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