Parov Stelar

Marcus Füreder (born 27 November 1974 in Linz, Upper Austria), better known by his stage name, Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, composer, producer, DJ and designer.[1] His musical style is based on a combination of jazz, house, electro, hip hop, and pop.

Parov Stelar
Birth nameMarcus Füreder
Also known as
  • Plasma
  • Cash Candy
  • Nola Grey
Born (1974-11-27) 27 November 1974 (age 46)
OriginLinz, Austria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1998–present
LabelsEtage Noir Recordings
Websitewww.parovstelar.com

BiographyEdit

Marcus Füreder first appeared as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late 1990s. He became involved in producing and publishing in 2000. Having released his first maxi singles on Bushido using his real name and his stage name Plasma, Fuereder founded the record label Etage Noir Recordings in 2003.[2] A year later, under the stage name Parov Stelar, the EP Kiss Kiss was released, followed by the LP Rough Cuts.[3] Parov Stelar has worked with Lana Del Rey,[4] Bryan Ferry, and Lady Gaga.[5]

Cleo Panther was the lead singer for Parov Stelar since 2011. In 2019 Cleo Panther left the Parov Stelar Band. She was replaced with Elena Karafizi, who "brings a versatile musical background" from her hometown of Chisinau, Moldova. Soul singer, Anduze, co-inhabits the lead singer position alongside Elena. He officially joined the band in 2018, but has been working with Parov Stelar since 2012 as a writer and featured artist.[6]

Critical receptionEdit

Parov Stelar won 9 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards: Electronic/Dance (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, 2019, 2020),[7] Album of the Year for The Princess (2013), and Best Live Act (2013[8] and 2014[9]). The track Booty Swing charted positions in the electronic US and Canadian iTunes charts.[10] All Night reached double platinum status for 100,000 tracks sold in Italy in May 2017. In May 2018 the song The Sun featuring Graham Candy and in April 2020 the release Voodoo Sonic Part 2 reached the No. 1 chart position in the US iTunes Electronic Charts.[11][12]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Barbara Lichtenauer (better known by her stage name Lilja Bloom), with whom he co-founded the design label Stelarbloom.[13]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Details Peak chart positions
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
GRE
[17]
NLD
[18]
SWI
[19]
2001 Shadow Kingdom 2×12" Vinyl & CD, Bushido Recordings, as Plasma
2004 Rough Cuts CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2005 Seven and Storm CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2006 Charleston Butterfly CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2007 Shine CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2008 Daylight CD, Rambling Records
2009 That Swing – Best Of CD, Etage Noir Recordings 7
2009 Coco CD, Etage Noir Recordings 65 10
2010 The Paris Swing Box CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2010 La Fete CD, Etage Noir Recordings
2012 The Princess CD, Etage Noir Recordings 4 35 8 86 9
2013 The Invisible Girl
(Parov Stelar Trio)
CD, Etage Noir Recordings 18 4 40
2013 The Art of Sampling 2 CDs, 2 LPs, CD, DD Etage Noir Recordings, Island Records, Universal Music Germany 6 117 35 27
2015 The Demon Diaries 2x12" LP, CD, Etage Noir Recordings 1 93 8 1 9
2016 Live @ Pukkelpop CD, Etage Noir Recordings 9 89 64
2017 The Burning Spider CD, Etage Noir Recordings 1 49 23 9
2019 Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 1 *Release Nov 1, 2019 Etage Noir Recordings
2020 Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 2 *Release April 24, 2020 Etage Noir Recordings 33
2020 Voodoo Sonic Trilogy, Part 3 *Release September 4, 2020 Etage Noir Recordings 45 80

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album / EP
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
GRE
[20]
SWI
[19]
2010 "The Phantom" 69 The Phantom EP
2012 "Jimmy's Gang" 43 Jimmy's Gang EP
"Nobody's Fool"
(featuring Cleo Panther)
60 The Princess
2013 "The Mojo Radio Gang" 72 Coco
"Keep on Dancing"
(featuring Marvin Gaye)
45 The Art of Sampling
2014 "All Night" 42 46
[21]
35 57 The Princess
"Clap Your Hands" 52 Clap Your Hands
"The Sun"
(featuring Graham Candy)
31 110 2 The Sun EP
2015 "Hooked on You"
(featuring Timothy Auld)
126 The Demon Diaries
"Six Feet Underground"
(featuring Claudia Kane)
"When I Find My Love"
(as Stelartronic and Anduze)
97 Non-album single
2016 "Grandpa's Groove"

(with AronChupa)

Single
2017 "Step Two"
(featuring Lilja Bloom)
90
[22]
The Burning Spider
2018 "Taking Over"

(featuring Krysta Youngs)

Single
"Mambo Rap" Single
"TROUBLE"

(featuring Nikki Williams)

Single
2019 "Gringo" Single
"Snake Charmer" Single
"Go Wake Up"

(featuring Lilja Bloom)

Voodoo Sonic Pt. 1 EP
"Voodoo Sonic" Voodoo Sonic Pt. 1 EP
2020 "Brass Devil" Voodoo Sonic Pt. 2 EP
"Don't You Forget"

(featuring Lilja Bloom & Anduze)

Voodoo Sonic Pt. 2 EP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pilar, Sylvia. "Kunst trifft Handwerk". Wohndesigners.
  2. ^ Seibold, Ulrike (2012). "Parov Stelar: Extravaganz ale Genuss". faz.net. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  3. ^ "Parov Stelar Release New Single". Rhythm & Booze. 2013-08-29. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  4. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise (Parov Stelar Official Remix)".
  5. ^ "I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Parov Stelar Mix".
  6. ^ "Welcome, Elena Karafizi". 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ "Viele Gewinner bei 20. Amadeus Awards". www.derstandard.at (in German). Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  8. ^ "Abgeräumt! Parov Stelar holt drei Amadeus Awards". Tips Online. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  9. ^ "Amadeus-Verleihung 2014", Wikipedia (in German), 2018-12-12, retrieved 2019-04-12
  10. ^ "Parov Stelar - The Princess - DJ DemonAngel & Siouxxx aka DJ HighKik". Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  11. ^ "oe3.orf.at". Hitradio Ö3. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  12. ^ "Parov Stelar wieder Nummer 1 in den USA". Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  13. ^ "Stelarbloom has been granted the celebrated Golden A' Design Award". 2018-04-14.
  14. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Austrian charts:
  15. ^ a b Discographie Parov Stelar (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  16. ^ a b Suche nach "Parov Stelar" (album) (in German). charts.de. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  17. ^ Parov Stelar in Greek charts:
  18. ^ Discografie Parov Stelar (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  19. ^ a b Parov Stelar in Swiss charts:
  20. ^ "IFPI Greece Digital Singles". Archived from the original on 2018-10-22. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  21. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 24, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

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