ICONA POP In the Stars (GALAXY Mix)
Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt met on a Saturday night in February 2009. It was, Aino says quite reasonably, "the best thing that ever happened". So the day after the best thing that ever happened happened, these two girls from the Stockholm suburbs formed a electronic pop duo band - Icona Pop was born. In the intervening years they've working with The Knocks (voted one of NME's hottest production outfits of the hour), Patrik Berger (Robyn), Elof Loelv (Niki & The Dove) and Fredrik Berger, as well as sessions with UK producers like Starsmith (Kylie, Ellie Goulding). Their Neon Gold-released double a-side single 'Manners' / 'Top Rated' prompted journals like NME and The Guardian say things along the lines of "effortlessly cool" and "all the makings of a 24-carat pop hit".
There's plenty more of this evocative stuff right across Icona Pop's as-yet-untitled debut album, due out in 2013. Their hit single "I Love It" is currently sweeping the globe and the girls have sold over 2 million singles to date.