The Goods - Jeremy Olander

Published on Thursday 2 September 2021

Welcome to The Goods. Our new series of mixes, track selections and quick-fire questions that bring you closer to your favourite artists.

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Keep scrolling to learn more about Jeremy, as he answers some intro questions, shares his selection of The Goods (6 tracks, each selected for classic moments in a 24 hour session) and finally, goes into a little more detail about his upbringing in Sweden.

Jeremy will be returning to E1 this Saturday, 21st August, alongside Sasha, Patrice Baumel, Nick Castle and Asch Pintura. Secure your ticket here.

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"To figure out what to put out, I obviously test everything out in the clubs. Sometimes the reaction is instant, and sometimes it takes months or even years for people to catch on to what you felt making it." Jeremy Olander.


Describe your style in 3 words. No genres!

Melodic, atmospheric, and melancholic.

Been to / played at E1 before?

Yes, I’ve been there once in 2019. A fantastic nightclub with one of the most knowledgeable and up-for-it crowds I know. Can’t wait to be back in September!

Favourite Room?

You just have to love the Black Studio. Dark and intimate with a fantastic sound system.

First music memory / First record you bought / First rave you went to?

I remember exploring all different genres throughout my childhood. From hip-hop and R&B to rock and jazz. But, when I connected with M.J’s Smooth Criminal, something happened inside me. It truly is the perfect record. Everything from the vocal to the drums is in the right place and makes the track a timeless piece of art.

What project are you most excited by right now?

I’m excited to keep working on my label Vivrant, present new artists, and make creative collaborations with creators in and outside of the music business. We have a really clear long-term vision that really excites me and starting it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career.

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Share The Goods

6 tracks, each selected for classic moments in a 24-hour session.

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Warm Up Weapon: Dorisburg - Tundra

Why: Tundra was released as early as 2011. Even though it’s been around for a while, it fits into most of my extended sets. Pretty stripped-down and rough and contrasted against the beautiful melodies makes it great.

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Peak Time: I think my latest Vivrant-release ‘Sagan’ fits in here.

Why: It's a track that I would play at the peak. Melodic and energetic with a touch of harmonies somewhere in the middle. I think it's important that a peak time track doesn’t push it too hard. It’s nice for everyone involved if you get a gasp of fresh air in between the powerful drops every once in a while.

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One Last Tune: Aril Brikha - Winter

Why: It’s an evergreen track. It gets people in the right mood for a long after-party.

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After-Party: Armand Van Helden - My My My

Why: I think this track could fit into every spot on this list, haha.

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Wild Card: I would say all my unreleased ones.

Why: To figure out what to put out, I obviously test everything out in the clubs. Sometimes the reaction is instant, and sometimes it takes months or even years for people to catch on to what you felt making it. There’s nothing quite like being able to work on something and present it to a crowd just hours after putting in the final touches.

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Next Morning: Cokejazz - Songs we loved

Why: These harmonies will help you to get back on your feet the next day. It’s a friend's Korean label that’s really killing it. Their sound is quite eclectic and a mix of house, R&B and electronica. I love their vibe and the aesthetics. 

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Tell us about Vivrant. Why did you want to launch your own label? Has there ever been a specific goal in mind? It’s been going strong for six years now…

I had worked with other labels for a while back in 2015 when my management and I decided to launch the Vivrant imprint. Releasing music can be a frustrating process sometimes and to be fully in control of your schedule, the sound, aesthetic and everything in between, your own imprint is almost a must. The idea was to create something more than just a label. We wanted to do more than that. Shows, fashion, and other forms of creative expression that excites us. An independent hub for creative people where we're able to pick up new talents that we like, put out their music, and support them in their careers.

Did you experience a big electronic music presence during your upbringing in Sweden? And are you still based there? We’d love to hear more about the club scene in cities such as Stockholm and Gothenburg…

I was a lucky young boy growing up in Stockholm at the time I did. We had this club-space in the basement of a fine dining restaurant called Grodan where artists like Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos played every once in a while. A perfect spot for me and my friends. Intimate and sweaty with beer and good music. That’s where I was bit by the bug.

Nowadays, I don’t do any regular club shows in Stockholms apart from our own Vivrant nights twice a year. I hope we’re able to inspire the next generation of DJs and producers in the same way I was at Grodan.

Our Vivrant showcases are a creative exploration in many ways. We try to develop the core concept for every show to give our guests something unique. We never do the same venue twice, dissect the experience from start to finish to see what we can improve and do differently. We've had some crazy shows during these past few years and I’m super pumped to announce the next one.

In terms of 2021, what do you have planned release-wise? Are there any forthcoming solo productions for this year?

I just released a new single called ‘Sagan’ on Vivrant, which means fairytale in Swedish. It’s one of many tracks I made during the last year and a half, which was very productive for me. I’ve just properly played it out once but it really did the track. It’s kind of a leftfield track in many ways and sounds like a Jeremy Olander-esque take a video game score from the 90s.

I have a pretty steady flow of new music, solo stuff, remixes and collaborations, coming out in the next 12 months. I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, let’s just say that!

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Jeremy will be returning to E1 this Saturday, 21st August, alongside Sasha, Patrice Baumel, Nick Castle and Asch Pintura. Secure your ticket here.