MARIA KØHNKE - Top Of The Hill
The experienced vocalist, producer and songwriter Maria Køhnke has made a comeback on the Danish music scene with an EP whose sound brings to mind futurism, 80s evergreens and French electro-pop.
To say that the creation of the EP has been a long journey would be an understatement! Maria started recording the tracks 7 years ago and then put them in the drawer while she had a baby and built a successful career in digital design. Luckily, the music kept pulling at her, and she pulled the plug on a job as a design manager, made a record label, and in a short time completed an EP with the old material. The songs are written by Maria Køhnke, Jarno Varsted & Christian Bech and revolve primarily around themes such as introvertedness and counterproductive thinking.
Prior to the launch of the EP "Don't Look", Maria has released three singles, two of which have ended up on playlists such as New Music Friday (Spotify), Chill Alt. Pop - as # 1 (Spotify), The New - as # 1 (Spotify), New Music Daily (Apple Music) and "Brand New" (Deezer). The EP is produced by Køhnke and former Turboweekend keyboard player Anders Stig Møller. It is mixed by Swedish Fredrik Okazaki, who has played with Robyn, Mapei and Röyksopp.
As a follow-up to her EP, Maria releases five remixes by, among others, Bjørn Svin, Merlyn Silva and New York avant-garde musician Andy Green.
Although the release indicates a new beginning, Maria is an experienced artist. She released her debut album 'Collector' in 2007 and has a wide musical experience. She has recorded and toured with Robyn, Swan Lee, Niels Skousen, Nikolaj Nørlund, Er de Sjældne, Caroline Henderson, Nicole Atkins and many more. She is also part of the vocal ensemble Korage with, among others, Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjerg and Sharin Foo.