The Vienna based trio Aromabar consisting of Roland
Hackl, Karin Steger and Andreas Kinzl alias DJ Scott,
proves that it is possible to blur the boundaries
between pop and modern electronic music with utmost
elegance and esprit. Doing so they minted the
expression Pop Couture, the search for moments of
everlasting beauty. Pop couture means creating music
which is more than the sum of its parts.?
Aromabar was formed by Andreas Kinzl and Roland Hackl
in 1998 an debuted in the same year on the INFRACom!
compilation "Fast Forward" with "Telephone", which
used to turn up in the playlists of Coldcut and
With the release of their first maxi "Where?s Your
Moon / Space Patrol" In February 1999 singer Karin
Steger became a steady member of the band. "Winter
Pageant? appearing on Café del Mar No 7 sold 250.000
copies. In the same year they released their first
album "1", featuring the track "Little Brother?,
which was remixed by Mo¢Horizons and Vienna Scientist
and notched the German Top Ten Clubcharts in
September 1999. The video for "Little Brother?
rotated on MTV, VIVA and VIVA2 for several weeks.
In 2000 Aromabar released the ultimate summertrack
"Sweetness of Joy", in the same year "Sparkling
Beauty" won the first MTV-I-Clip Award.
With their second album "Milk and Honey", being
released in 2001, Aromabar left the club sound niche
behind. "This time we wanted to go beyond the
contemporary electronic scene and reach people who
don¢t necessarily go to clubs,? says Roland Hackl,
describing the newly defined philosophy of Aromabar.