Vigiland signed by Universal Music

Universal Music has signed Vigiland! An EDM duo from Västervik; Claes Remmered Persson, 18 and Otto Pettersson, 20. Spinnup had a chat with the guys to find out more about who they are:

What is your musical background and when did you start with music?
We both started to produce music individually four years ago, but back then we knew nothing about it, so we just started to explore and play around with sounds. Our music sounded terrible in the beginning and we got tired of it. We were both close to quitting, but in 2012 we went to Globen in Stockholm to see Avicii, CAZZETTE & Sebjak live. We were so inspired by the performances that we started to make music individually again. From this, our music became better and better and we started to collaborate more and more.

In 2013 we did a track together that we thought was pretty good, so we started the group Vigiland and released the song under the name “Bouncer”. We shared it on Facebook with a video from Tommorowland and it got over 600 likes and 250 shares in just two days, so we started to look out for good record labels, but no one was interested in the track.

Then we saw a campaign on Facebook by Spinnup where you could release your music on Spotify, iTunes etc. We did this and the track got a lot of publicity. After a while we released a track called “UFO” and that one was a total game changer for us.

Who/what inspires you?
It inspires us when people enjoy our music. Artists that inspire us include Will Sparks, Deorro & Timmy Trumpet.

Tell us more about the process of being signed; from signing up to Spinnup, to being signed by Universal.
It all started with our latest single “UFO”. The people who work on Spinnup saw that it was becoming bigger and bigger every day, so they played our songs to Universal Music and they liked it.

After a while we got an email from Mikael at Universal Music, saying that he wanted to have a meeting with us in Stockholm. In the meeting, we started to discuss a contract, collaborations, future plans and more. So, thanks to Spinnup, we got signed by Universal Music!

What has the response to your music been like?
Unbelievable! We’ve had so much publicity lately and we are really happy about it.

What are your expectations for the upcoming year?
That the radio here in Sweden will play our music and of course, to get alot of gigs.

What does the rest of the year have to offer? What’s happening next?
A lot. The next thing is to re-release ”UFO” and ”Bouncer”, then following that we will start to work on a vocal version and a music video for ”UFO”. We also have a couple of unreleased tracks coming out next year, so stay tuned!