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3 x Dante

After the release of his debut album True Emotion Dante’s been producing as well as working on new material of his own. But his schedule also involves drinking coffee and sometimes: getting a new haircut. Radar hung out with the Stockholm musician and got to see three of his favourite spots in the city.

 

1. Barber
Dante goes to a barber on Folkungagatan in Stockholm two times a month (when his budget allows it). He found the place, called Adam’s, through photographer Saga Berlin who shot his press photos. She recommended the place and ever since, for about one and a half years, he’s been returning to cut his hair here.

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2. Favourite café
Dante started an internship at Louie Louie when he was 14. Later on he advanced and worked at the place for five years. Now he’s a regular, visiting the café on Södermalm in Stockholm basically every day.

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Dante taking a break in the coffee drinking to show Radar a new song he’s working on together with Adrian Lux (a house track to be more specific, which Dante agrees sounds quite different from his usual stuff).

The song got its vocals just a few days ago, after an epiphany Dante got sitting by the window in his apartment.

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3. Vitabergsparken
Growing up, Dante went to school close to Vitabergsparken in Stockholm while also drumming in a reggae band from age 11 to 17. The band was called Röda Stjärnan Stockholm (The Red Star Stockholm) and yes, it was a communist band. Together with the other band members Dante (at that time with dreadlocks) were quite popular and did shows around Sweden.

Between rehearsals with Röda Stjärnan Stockholm this park was where Dante and his friends secretly grabbed a smoke.

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Being under aged and smoking wasn’t the only not-so-legal-thing Dante engaged in growing up. He also embellished the area with graffiti from time to time. “My tag was ‘Anti’ and I also did a dinosaur. But then I got caught and had to stop”.

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Photography by: Liam Warton. View all photos on top.