Danish duo phlake blew up with their 2016 debut album, Slush Hours, landing a placement in the Top 20 of the Danish Album Chart and five Danish Grammys, including “Best Danish Album” and “Best New Danish Artist.” Vocalist Mads Bo Iverson and producer Jonathan Elkaer’s latest single, “Waited All Summer,” comes on the tails of their 2017 album, Weird Invitations, which garnered millions of streams. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Alina Baraz, a Ones To Watch favorite, and continue to expand their sound and their network with every new release. Wrapping up a nationwide Can We Talk Tour of their home country, the duo prides themselves on their alternative sound and experiential live shows.
Enter into the Phlake Mansion, where R&B is king and the people are always welcome.
Photos: Sarah ButhmannThis is the duo Phlake. Right before the first of three sold out concerts in the beautiful Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen. The 360 degrees Colosseum-ish concert hall stage is the last one they play on their ‘Can We Talk?’ Fall Tour
WELCOME to the “Phlake Mansion Studio” (sound check)
Jonathan Elkaer- the producer of Phlake, preparing for the 360 experience in the Danish Radio Concert Hall
Wads.png- the lead singer of Phlake
“Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest bass player of them all?!” (Louis Winding Børresen, bass player in the Phlake band)
Battle cry: “Phlake world don’t be fake girl!!!!!!!!”
The ‘Can We Talk?’ show is split in 5 different sections. This is ‘Section One; “The Phlake Mansion Studio.”’ The audience is invited into the studio for a chill sit down studio session. While playing stripped down alternative versions of new and old material, Phlake also show and explain some of the beat making process. From the left: Lasse Ziegler (guitar), Jonathan Elkaer (keys, synth, production), Wads.png (vocals), Louis Winding Børresen (bass, synth, vocals), Nikolaj Montin (drums, drumpad, vocals).
‘Section Two;’ Stand Up. Band stands up. Audience stands up. Time to partyyy!!!
‘Section Three;’ The Club Wads.png on the royal balcony and DJ Ary on the floor 🔥 (This is a short extra party section; two times Danish champion in mix, DJ Ary and lead singer Wads.png turn up. The warm up act Lleoh and danish rapper Benjamin Hav from the group Benal both join the stage to feature on a song each)
‘Section Four;’ Stripped down lazer light harp section. The band and DJ Ary are joined by artist and harp player, Selma Judith.
‘Section Five;’ The Band Finale - Everybody on stage 🙌
Post show; signing ‘Weird Invitations’ vinyls 🖋
Thanks for l👀king 💞