Stockholm LTD, Pär Grindvik’s celebrated techno imprint, is turning 15 years old and for the occasion, they are doing what they do best: releasing quality music.
Sthlm LTD 15y is comprised of 5 etched one-sided vinyl with 10 remixes. First vinyl with Shifted and Damon Wild remixes is dropping out today, while others will follow every three weeks, including remixes by Adriana Lopez, Anthony Linell, Solid Blake, and more.
Pär himself had this to say about the milestone achievement:
“My label Stockholm LTD turned 15 recently, so I decided it was time for a little celebration. I’m happy and grateful for the past, and I can’t wait to see what will happen next. Here’s how it all started:
Södermalm, Stockholm 1999. The capacity of the store was probably less than 20. The cold and industrial-tinged interior featured ash grey walls, rust-free steel accents, and a magnificently elevated cashier desk. The ceiling was an impressive 3.5 meters with two massive speakers hanging above the cashier. Shelves and bins stocked with vinyl, tapes, and magazines covered the walls. In the storefront, you would find the listening stations with turntables that sit nicely inside their desks. While you listened to the week’s new releases, you’d be treated to a view of the blooming streets of Södermalm as people rushed by. There was a small sign with operating hours in the window which also said “TECHNO / ELECTRO. Welcome to Illegal Stockholm!”
Illegal Stockholm was founded by Tobias Von Hofsten and myself in late 1998. It became our home, blood, sweat, and tears for a good 4-5 years. I was only 18 years old at the time and still in school when we opened its doors. I couldn’t think of anything cooler or more fun than hanging out, talking and listening to music all day and night. After we closed the shop at night. We would hang in the ‘office’ which was the store’s back room. I forged life life-long friendships and gave birth to the idea of Stockholm LTD. I wanted to show people a slightly different side of our scene. The original idea was to keep the recording artist secret with no names announced on the release, but the idea fell flat as people figured it out the day of our first release. Since then, the concept of the label has changed a few times but the core idea and desire remains the same: releasing timeless electronic music.
Stockholm LTD has stood the test of time, it’s not that many labels that stay current for that long. This is only possible with the help of all the artists I’ve been working with over the years. To say I am extremely grateful is an understatement!
With this in mind, let’s celebrate the label’s 15th anniversary with a 5 part release! 15Y contains remixes by some of my favorite artists at the moment. They have all picked and reworked something from my part of the label’s back catalog. The series will stretch out over a set of 5 vinyl singles with a special anniversary sleeve and a beautiful engraving made by graphic designer Håkan Ullberg.” – Pär Grindvik
Sthlm LTD 15y-1 – March 29th
A1 – Tide Us Part (Shifted Remix) –
A2 – Folium (Damon Wild Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-1 – March 29th
Sthlm LTD 15y-2 – 3 weeks after 15y-1
B1 – Front Row (Adriana Lopez Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-2
B2 – London Marble (Klara Lewis Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-2
Sthlm LTD 15y-3 – 3 weeks after 15y-2
C1 – Magnolia (Sissel Wincent Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-3
C2 – Ensemble (Anthony Linell Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-3
Sthlm LTD 15y-4 – 3 weeks after 15y-3
D1 – Silent Below Deck (Solid Blake Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-4
D2 – The Marlton (Art Alfie Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-4
Sthlm LTD 15y-5 – 3 weeks after 15y-4
E1 – Wall To Wall (MM KM Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-5
E2 – Drift (Physical Therapy Remix) – Sthlm LTD 15y-5