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A Couple of Shots to Catch Electro-Swing Pioneer Parov Stellar Live

October 25th, 2017

Marcus Füreder began working as a DJ in Austrian nightclubs in the ’90s, which eventually led to production and publishing work around the turn of the century—before he began releasing downtempo electronic songs under the name Plasma. And while that moniker didn’t stick, the musical path did: Under the name Parov Stelar (above, the video for “Everything of My Heart”), the prolific musician has released a host of singles, EPs and LPs—2007’s Shine (stream it below) earned him the label of “promising producers active in Europe today” from BBC Music—filled with his pioneering electro-swing sound. Stelar’s most recent studio release, The Burning Spider (stream it below), which features jazz and blues artists like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Muddy Waters, came out earlier this year. And now on a North American tour in support of it, Parov Stelar lands in New York City this week for a double dip, tomorrow at PlayStation Theater and on Friday at Terminal 5. South African dance group Goldfish open both nights.