Known for the incredible musicianship of their funk-fusion covers of pop hits on YouTube, Swedish trio Dirty Loops has now released an original album, Loopified, produced by veteran hitmaker David Foster. The band is currently touring the world in support of the album, and at a gig at New York City's Webster Hall, keyboardist and lead singer Jonah Nilsson took time out to give us a video tour of his stage rig. Read the full interview in our September 2014 issue.
Dirty Loops: how funk fusion covers led to international acclaim
Imagine if Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, and Toto had triplets who started crafting covers of well-known pop songs—that are by and large far more musical than the originals. Add to that a generous helping of infectious original tunes that exhibit the same disdain of the mundane, and you begin to understand the Dirty Loops sound. Since 2010, after releasing several self-produced YouTube cover videos, the group have been hard at work alongside mega-producer David Foster on their debut album, Loopified, just out this month on Verve. Just hours after playing to a packed house at New York’s Webster Hall, keyboardist and frontman Jonah Nilsson talked about his band’s wild musical ride.