Introducing Mads Axelsen

Radar Magazine’s newest blog recruit is the Danish radio host, music journalist, and style icon Mads Axelsen. We asked him a few questions in order to get to know him him better.

Tell us more about about who Mads Axelsen is.
– I’m a twenty-one-year-old radio presenter and music journalist from Copenhagen, working with the Danish broadcasting corporation DR P3. I’m hosting a show named Det Elektriske Barometer, which is an alternative music chart, broadcasted every Sunday night between 10 and 12 p.m. When not working I wander the streets of Copenhagen, enjoying all the marvelous facilities the city has to offer. I love explore the cultural scene in Copenhagen, going to concerts, museums, and dinner parties. I also DJ every once in a while, something I enjoy quite a lot. Not that I’m particularly good at it, but I’m always having a lot of fun behind the turntables. Previously I’ve worked for fashion brands such as COS and ACNE Studios, specializing in visual merchandising and styling in general. Unfortunately I had to quit my quit my job at ACNE when I got a full time position at the radio.

Why did you decided to start a blog?
– For me, a blog is a way to transform ideas, thoughts, sounds, inspirations, and feelings into actual and visual states of mind. After trying to write a diary for a couple of years, I realized that a blog in many ways is a better platform for this.

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What do you think that you’ll do ten years from now?
– I have a dream about living in New York for a while, but if that will be in ten years or less I really don’t know. I’m really keen on exploring the world at some point in my life, since I’ve been working more or less nonstop since I was seventeen. My goal has always been to stay true to my roots, and to follow the dreams and opportunities that comes along my way.

What will we see in your blog?
– I will share all the small things that I enjoy in life, such as music, inspiring images, fashion, food, friends. It will be a visual diary of my life in Copenhagen, one could say.

Could you share some of your favourite music of the moment?
– As a radio presenter, you always have to keep up up with the latest tracks and albums, so I spend a lot of my time listening to new and up and coming artists. But when I’m off duty I really like to listen to older stuff, such as Velvet Underground, David Bowie, New Order, John Cale and so on. Recently I stumbled upon Colin Blunstone’s debut album One Year from 1971, which I really enjoyed. I especially like the song Caroline Goodbye, which calms me down every time I hear it. Currently I’m obsessed with King Krule’s debut album 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. My expectations were really high for this young, British ginger’s debut, but luckily King Krule succeeded to fulfill them all. It’s desperate and heartbreaking, like the feeling of walking on empty streets in a grey and rainy city. So far the best album of 2013, if you ask me.

Follow Mads Axelsen’s blog under Radar Magazine here.