View Full Version : Bring Swedish Egil to the Sahara!

10-21-2008, 01:57 PM
This man is a legend, a true pioneer in the Los Angeles electronic music scene, and is responsible for bringing lots of the music you all love so much to the masses back in the early 90's (Moby, Prodigy, Underworld). Furthermore, he rocks a dance floor like none other, consistently playing some of the best sets each year at events such as Monster Massive, Together As One, and The Electronic Music Festival @ The Shrine.

Many of you have probably already heard of him, seen him perform, or heard him on the radio during his days with KROQ, MARS fm, Groove Radio 103.1, or Power Tools with Richard Vission on Power 106. I know he's good friends with Paul Tollette, so come on Paul! Book this guy! He deserves it like none other and will blow the roof off that tent! If we request it enough, maybe GoldenVoice will listen!

Check out his bio:

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the "Swedish Egil" is, is he really Swedish? The answer is unmistakably yes. He was born in Malmo, Sweden, collects well over 50,000 recordings and is well recognized in the industry for his incomparable knowledge of music. Egil's musical career began in the active club circuit in Scandinavia and Europe. In 1976, Egil left for the states where in Los Angeles he became Music Director and booking agent to major nightclubs and special events including post-Oscar and Grammy parties. In 1982, Egil joined the most progressive radio station in the nation, KROQ-FM, with its "Rock of the 80s" format. Egil utilized his extensive background to create an overnight buzz on L.A. radio for nearly ten years. In addition to these on-air duties, Egil hosted, produced and/or created special feature programming for KROQ including Love-Line and Reggae Revolution - breaking many artists into the mainstream including ERASURE, NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and UB40. Swedish Egil accepted a rare opportunity to develop his music director skills and visionary style when he left KROQ in 1991 to join L.A.'s new MARS-FM. The station became well-known for its role in introducing America to the techno/rave music phenomenon where Egil was responsible for "picking the hits" and breaking new artists such as 2-UNLIMITED, THE PRODIGY, and MOBY. In 1992, Egil's company began syndicating programs devoted entirely to new music including Groove Radio International, The House Groove, Planet Reggae, and The Import Show; with commercial affiliate stations including WDRE/New York, 91X/San Diego, KEDJ/Phoenix, and Music Choice cable radio reaching over 200 markets in America. Egil also became Executive Producer and Host of GROOVE TV, a music video television companion to Groove Radio, broadcasting to 4.6 million homes in Los Angeles, and earning him a 1995 BILLBOARD MAGAZINE nomination for Best Local/Regional TV show in Dance Music. GROOVE RADIO 103.1-FM exploded onto the L.A. airwaves in 1996, fulfilling Egil's dream of the first full-time 24/7 format in America devoted to new dance music and to the art of the DJ. GROOVE RADIO 103.1 gained an unprecedented notoriety for its innovative programming and groundbreaking music format and became the catalyst for dance music's exposure across the entire states. The station acknowledged club life as a lifestyle and was cited by such publications as L.A. TIMES, USA TODAY, BILLBOARD, and L.A. WEEKLY, as well as national television exposure by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and TURNER BROADCAST NETWORK; exposing artists and DJs such as THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, DAFT PUNK, ARMAND VAN HELDEN, SNEAKER PIMPS, and CARL COX. In 1997, Egil set up egil_music - his record label imprint through Priority Records, with worldwide distribution through EMI. In 1998, he signed on to program Dance music for SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO - America's first satellite-to-car radio network. He expanded GROOVERADIO.COM in the year 2000, which became the Arbitron-rated #1 electronic dance music format ranking top 5 among thousands of stations on the internet. Presently, Egil is soaring ever higher with national platform SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, where his seasoned skills can be heard on stream Planet Dance (38) and First Wave (22). He continues to head up GROOVERADIO.COM and co-host weekly mixshow "Powertools" on L.A.'s POWER 106FM. He had also become a DJ/artist in his own right with several mix-compilations on the retail market, and can also be found behind the decks of top clubs across the U.S.

10-21-2008, 02:57 PM
He was in the Sahara this year:


Just not spinning. i would love to hear my old friend mixing in the tent.

10-22-2008, 01:02 AM
Haha yes, and that would be me and his daughter with him. We were there interviewing the likes of Sasha and Digweed, Above and Beyond, etc. Time for him to join the ranks of his DJ buddies and spin up on that stage!

10-22-2008, 08:41 PM
I would love to see Swedish Egil djing Sahara! The Egil expose many great artist. I use to listen to him back when Kroq was still good and when he started MarrsFm/Groove Radio. The good ol' days! I still have a recording of his interview with Dieter Meier!

10-28-2008, 10:35 AM
Come on now folks, anyone who saw him at Monster Massive this weekend knows how amazing his sets are. Tiesto didn't even have the Sports Arena moving the way Egil did. Bring Egil to the Sahara!

10-28-2008, 01:44 PM