‘Rock Me Amadeus’ should need no introduction to anyone of a certain age. A massive hit for Austrian artist Johannes “Falco” Hölzel, it’s a bold, synth-drenched electrofunk track which in many ways paved the way for the sound of contemporary funk. Falco himself was tragically killed in 1998, in a road accident in the Dominican Republic. His other hits included ‘Der Kommissar’, ‘Jeanny’, and ‘Vienna Calling’, but it was ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ which was his signature piece, and has become a de facto Austrian national anthem, even featuring as part of the Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Vienna in 2015.
Austrian producer Fabian Luttenberger delivers cinematic electronic music with addictive vocals. Ahead of his new EP and following the release of new single ‘Kouyou’- a Japanese word for change- in December, Fabian gets candid about the big changes in his life, which amazing thing he’d leave unchanged, reveals more about his upcoming EP and more.
Alex Sparrow was born in Russia and raised in Austrian aristocracy. He’s a singer, actor, mult-instrumentalist, dancer, director, and screenwriter. In his home country he’s been on The Bachelor, won Dancing With The Stars, and represented Russia in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest. In other words, he’s a star.
Zöe Straub is an actress and singer, born in Vienna, Austria. Her first studio album, entitled ‘Debut’, was released last year, with twelve tracks. The fourth track released was ‘Loin d’ici’, which ZÖE entered in this year’s ‘Wer singt für Österreich?’, Austria’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She won the opportunity to represent Austria, ultimately finishing in 13th place.