Experimental pop maestros Smerz are a Norwegian-raised and Copenhagen-based producer, programmer and performer duo. Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt consistently blend sounds from various influences, from R&B to dance, to produce a finely crafted collision of distinct, enchanting music. “Oh My My” their debut release on XL Recordings, is a minimal track that’s pinned together by speaker sucking bass and soulful vocal melodies, crafting a modern techno sound that’s uniquely Smerz. Their Have Fun EP is set to release in Spring 2018, just in time for Body&Soul. Their live show, which Noisey described as “a commune with the digital gods of electronic music in front of a live audience like a 21st century coven wearing headphones”, is a party you are not going to want to miss this summer solstice.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come