Barbarella is placed somewhere on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, hidden in the typical Mediteranean bushes that protect the rocky seashore. This outdoor venue boasting a cool Funktion ONE soundsystem revealed to me in its plain simple beauty 10 years ago, at an epic afterparty. And while I got lost into the crowd, binging on shots of rakija with Brits asking me all the same question “Ah, you’re from Romania? U know arpiar?”, the sun came up and the morning morphed itself into one of the most amazing parties I’ve been part of. And that was mostly thanks to the guy behind the decks, one of our favourite record selectors :) Axel Boman had no regrets driving us into a crazy electronic roller coaster, from Cobblestone Jazz – India In Me to Andres’ New For U.


With the seminal Family Vacation LP launched at Studio Barnhaus, the imprint he owns together with his good friend, Kornel Kovacs, and other releases at various labels, including Pampa, Hypercolour or Tief Music, Axel Boman has his very unique way of translating deep house into a rather wide area of electronic sounds, touching disco as well as synth pop.

So it was about time to reveal a part of his private musical universe on a short chat with his vinyl alter ego:

A second hand dig I’m most proud of

I’m proud of all my babies! But this was cheap dig that ended up being one of my fav records ever: Phillipe Maurice III – Moon Underwater


The record I’d love to see it repressed

This is one of the baddest house jams ever made, always tears up the floor when you play it!

DJ Jes – Feels Like The First Time


The label I’d buy all their releases without even listening to them


The record artwork that blows my mind every time I look at it

I really love what Lowe Steiner did for Art Alfie’s album Reveries Of on my label Studio Barnhus


The record that triggers childhood memories

My older brother used to cane this one, I still love it: Double Trouble ft. Rebel Mc – Street Tuff


The record shop I would spend my whole savings in

Dub Store in Tokyo


The record that never leaves my DJ bag

Love Love Love this one on Banoffee Pies


Last record I checked its price on discogs

I don’t usually do this…..


Last record I bought for my home listening pleasure

Another dollar bin dig here in Stockholm and it’s really amazing – I play it on 45rpm because then it becomes a whole new affair alltogether!


The record closest to my heart from my entire collection

King Tubby – Dub From The Roots