Ronni Vindahl is an award-winning[1] and Grammy Awards-nominated Danish music producer, composer, re-mixer and musician. He is co-founder of the Copenhagen-based music collective Boom Clap Bachelors,[2] and has worked with artists such as ,[3] Avicii,[4] and Kendrick Lamar.[5] Vindahl occasionally also writes and records under his own name, and released his first solo album in 2012.[6]

BiographyEdit

Ronni began playing guitar at the age of 12, and started producing at 18. It was also around that time that he co-founded the Copenhagen-based music collective Boom Clap Bachelors together with Robin Hannibal.[7] Their track, Tiden Flyver, later got sampled by Kendrick Lamar on his track "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe".

Vindahl's first international appearance was in 2008, when Gilles Peterson released the Boom Clap Bachelor's track "Combiner" – produced, co- written and performed by Vindahl – on his compilation Brownswood Bubblers. vol. 2 on Gilles Peterson's own record label Brownswood. Peterson also put "Combinér" in rotation on his weekly radio show on BBC1, which gave Vindahl the exposure needed to take his career to the next level.

Upon meeting her in 2012, Vindahl started working with , and solely produced and co-wrote her EP Bikini Daze the same year. The Line of Best Fit praised the EP, giving it an 8/10 score and calling it "sensational".[8]

The collaboration with continued on her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, which was released in 2014. The album, which was co-written, produced and also executively produced by Vindahl, was well received by music critics and won two Danish Gaffa Awards for best pop album and Hit of the year.[9] Between 2012 and 2014 Vindahl also toured with , playing live guitar.[10]

In 2011, Vindahl released the first album under his own name, entitled Serendipity. The title refers to term used in science use to describe when one finds something that wasn't intended. Alan Brown at Soul Seduction praised the album, calling it "Drop dead gorgeous like the most beautiful girl you've ever met!".[11]

In 2015, Vindahl won a Danish Critics Award as best writer, and was also nominated in the best producer-category. The same year, he also won two Danish Writer's Awards for both best pop writer as well as international breakthrough.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Artist Release Record Label Credit Year
Nobody Beats The Beats "Drops From Above" (Track) Universal Music Producer, writer 2005
Boom Clap Bachelors LP (Album) Self Released Producer, writer, artist 2005
Boom Clap Bachelors "Kort Før Dine Læber" (Album) Music for Dreams Producer, writer, artist 2008
Non+ Sound of Chance (Album) EMI Producer, writer, artist 2009
Boom Clap Bachelors "Mellem dine Læber" (EP) Plug Research Producer, writer, artist 2011
Kris Mars "The Traveler" (EP) Self Released Producer, writer 2011
Ivory&Gold "I" (EP) Universal Music Producer, writer, artist 2011
Vindahl "Serendipity" (Album) Playground Music / Tokyo Dawn Records Producer, writer, artist 2011
Kendrick Lamar "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" (Single) Interscope Writer 2012
Ivory&Gold "Burst" (Album) A:larm Producer, writer, artist 2013
"Bikini Daze" (EP) Chess Club Records / RCA Victor Producer, writer 2013
Avicii "Dear Boy" (Track) Universal Island Co-writer 2013
"No Mythologies To Follow" (Album) Chess Club Records / RCA Victor Executive producer, producer, writer 2014
"Say You'll Be There" (Single) Chess Club Records / RCA Victor Re-mixer, producer 2014
For Akia "Recognizer" (Single) Sony Music Producer 2015
XOV "Lucifer" (Single) Sony Music Re-mixer 2015
ANYA "BreakUP Battle" (Single) Sony Music Producer, co-writer 2016
Scarlet Pleasure "Blow" (Track) Copenhagen Records Producer, co-writer. 2016
"New Year's Eve" (Single) Chess Club Records / RCA Victor Co-producer, arranger, mixer 2016
CASI "Lion" (Single) Chess Club Records / Roc Nation Producer, co-writer 2016
Lulu James "It's the time" (Single) White Producer, co-writer 2016
Una Sand "Wanderlust" (Single) Universal Producer, co-writer 2017
Emma Haga "Nosebleed" (Single) Starbox/Sony Music Producer 2017
"When I Was Young" (Single) Chess Club Records / RCA Victor Writer 2017
Lazy Weekends "Caught Up" (Single) Beachy Records / Sony Music Writer, co-producer 2018
Springer "Wanna Go" (Single) Beachy Records / Sony Music Writer, producer 2018
Springer "Am I" (Single) Beachy Records / Sony Music Writer, producer 2019
Neigh "CmeCry" (Single) Beachy Records / Sony Music Writer, producer 2019
Alessandra "Hollywood" (EP track) KUMLA Music Writer 2019
NIIA "Pull Up" (Single) Atlantic Records Co-writer 2019
Elias Boussnina "Come Alive" (Single) Universal Music Producer, co-writer 2020

Awards and nominationsEdit

2012

2013

2014

2015

  • Danish Critics Award "Steppeulven" – Song of the Year (MØ – Don't Wanna Dance)
  • Danish Critics Award "Steppeulven" – Writer of the Year (Won)[16]
  • Danish Critics Award "Steppeulven" – Producer of the Year
  • Danish Critics Award "Steppeulven" – Album of the Year (MØ – No Mythologies to Follow) (Won)[17]
  • Danish Writers Award "Carl-prisen" – Writer of the Year POP (Won)
  • Danish Writers Award "Carl-prisen" – International Break through (Won)[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Steppeulven – og vinderne er…". GAFFA.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Ronni Vindahl interview". Bitchslap Magazine Copenhagen. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "MØ – No Mythologies To Follow". Discogs. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Lyrics for "Dear Boy" by Avicii". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Vindahl". Tokyo Dawn Records. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Vindahl – Serendipity". Tokyo Dawn Records. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Ronni Vindahl – May 26th, 2014 – Interview". swedeandsour.tumblr.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  8. ^ "MØ – Bikini Daze EP". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  9. ^ "GAFFA-Prisen: Og vinderne er..." GAFFA.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Ronni Vindahl – May 26th, 2014 – Interview". swedeandsour.tumblr.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Vindahl – Serendipity". Tokyo Dawn Records. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Reportage: Steppeulven 2015". GAFFA.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  13. ^ "BET Hip Hop Awards 2012, Hosted by Mike Epps". BET.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  14. ^ "American Music Awards 2013: Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Vinderne ved DMA 2014". IFPI.dk. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Reportage: Steppeulven 2015". GAFFA.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Reportage: Steppeulven 2015". GAFFA.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  18. ^ "De vandt Carl Prisen 2015". MUSIKEREN. Retrieved 7 March 2016.