Alex Vargas Concert at Exil, Zürich on TU 15.05.2018

Alex Vargas

TU 15.05.2018
Exil, Zürich

Alex Vargas is one of the hottest exports from the cool north, although the Danish singer, songwriter and producer mostly captivates his audience mostly with his rather reduced, but touching “Noise Soul”, as he himself likes to call it. His trademark is blending guitars and synthie until they fuse into a spacious, modern kind of soul that goes along artists like BANKS or Seramic. His songs are charged with a dark, shadowy energy setting the stage for the haunting falsetto voice with which he won over his fans and the award as “Best Danish Artist” in 2016.

Although he himself explicitly sings “I don’t wanna dance with nobody”, his rhythmical compositions are the perfect club-sound, making you dance instantly and his live-shows mirroring what makes Alex Vargas such a special artist: the quiet moments create such tension you can feel yourself breathing, while the epic crescendos soar.

Smashing a multitude of festivals throughout 2015, high profile support slots included the likes of Jack Garratt and James Bay and his own headline European tour in autumn, which sold out almost instantaneously. Alex was the standout performer at the Eurosonic Festival (NL), which landed him festival slots across prestigious European festivals including Roskilde (DK), Pukkelpop (BE), Lowlands (NL), Montreux (CH) and Glastonbury (UK).