The DJ Jeremy Olander and his label/event series Vivrant are usually found on tour all over the world, but this Christmas they’re coming back to Stockholm for a very special show. Vivrant is taking over Slaktkyrkan on Christmas day for a club night that runs until 5am, with a line-up that includes Olander and some of his music world allies and contemporaries. We grabbed a few words with him ahead of the show.
Where did the idea to have an event on Christmas Day come from? It’s not exactly a traditional nightclub day.
A lot of people say that, but historically in Stockholm, the 25th’s actually been a huge nightclub day. Adam and Drumcode used to have their Christmas parties on the 25th back in the day, and those were always so much fun. Ever since they stopped it hasn’t been much going on, so our ambition is to bring it back and hopefully create a new tradition.
Can you talk us through the line-up booked for this club?
Besides myself, we’ve invited Guy J as a special guest. He’s a legend in the true sense of the word and one of the best DJs I know. He hasn’t been playing much in Sweden at all so I’m very excited that he wanted to come over for this show. Then we have Karmon, who many know from Diynamic (Solomon’s label). He released a mini-LP called Picture this year and it’s one the best pieces of work I’ve this year. He’s done something for Vivrant that will come out soon, so it made sense to invite him over for his debut Stockholm show. Lastly, is local talent MOLØ. Since playing our Vivrant show back in February, we’ve had her play with me a few occasions and she’s killed it every time. She’s got a bright future ahead of her!
Is there something special about organising events that are a little bit out-of-the-ordinary like this one?
All Vivrant events in Stockholm are special to me and for each one we try to improve every aspect of the experience for people that come out. All of us that are involved in the production of the events have a very clear image of what we think people like and dislike when they go out based on our own experiences. We’ve done five or so shows here since we started in 2015 and all of them have sold out so people seem to appreciate what try to do.
Finally, what should we expect at Slaktkyrkan on December 25?
Great music delivered by a world-class line up, amazing production and a mixed, up-for-it kind of crowd.