CONTACT
chris@anthemfallsmusic.com

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Chris Bartels and Bjorn Nilsen's latest Hi-Fi Cali track is "Ocean Love," a fat sample-laced electronic slow jam.  Chris' sampled vocals are interspersed between smooth verse melodies and harmonies, a synth-driven chorus whose line is capped a falsetto screech-like "Love!" exclamation, and an absorbing synth solo bridge.

 

LINKS

Ocean Love on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/hificalimusic/ocean-love

anthemfallsmusic.com/hificali  (bio, photos, streaming music)

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Sounds Like / Influences:  Odesza, Neon Indian, Slow Magic, M83, Good Great Fine Ok, Toro y Moi 

 

DETAILS

-  Hi-Fi Cali is a direct side project of Bora York - frontman Chris Bartels is the main songwriter and drummer Bjorn Nilsen joins for the live show.  Bora York's sophomore album Secret Youth was released last summer.  While they own personalities on different spectrums... Bjorn is a drummer and aspiring fashion designer with long hair; Chris is a 9-to-5 composer and audio engineer, a dad, and very much an introvert... they've always worked well together as a musical team.

-  Hi-Fi Cali is essentially an accident.  Chris started writing a few electro-pop songs for a music publishing company, with no intention of coming up with a project name or playing any shows.  After getting positive response on the songs from a few people and putting together a last-minute set with Bjorn, they decided it should besomething - these songs were fun to play.

-  Chris and Bjorn have been playing live with a somewhat unique setup:  Bjorn plays all the drum parts with sticks per usual, but uses only a sampler and a real hi hat.  Chris switches back and forth from keys, sampler, and guitar, while vocals are heavy with various effects.

-  Hi-Fi Cali has released 3 singles so far, with an EP release set for later this year.


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