Today I made an interview with Ulf. It was possible because of the major help of Zoran Vladic, the godfather of Ulf's son. Zoran is also the owner of the club where Ulf will performe as a DJ this Saturday. I spoked with Ulf about 15 minutes. I recorded the intervju via my digital cam, and than I put it to the PC. I must say that strange thing happen, I can't find the first part of the interview anywhere, maybe it's hidden somewhere… But I uploaded the last part of the intervju (3 minutes). All in all, I asked Ulf about his holidays in Croatia, he said that Croatia and esp. Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places for vacation in the world. He will play this Saturday as a DJ in the club just for fun, not professionaly. The gig starts around midnight, and I will meet Ulf one hour earlier. If anyone is interested to meet Ulf with me pleas contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I asked about the new album. I was quiet angry at Ulf beacause I sad it is very unfair towards the fans to say so often that the new album comes soon. He said that the record companies are to blame, not the band memebers. Ulf said that the bend member have strong will to make an album. But it won't come out at least in one year. And I think that's about it. He also said that few songs are finished. And that they have more than 200 demo singles. But they don't want to publish an album before they are completely ready for that. That means two things: they have to have very good songs, and more imortant they have to be mentaly ready for new album. I told Ulf that they should do more original music than with Da Capo. Poppy songs are out. Ulf said that the strange thing is that the whole first album (which was mega succesfull) was completely made by the computers. The big role in the sound played legend Dennis Pop. On other albums they used some real sounds - instruments. Ulf said that he hear more and more music that soundd like early '90s on american radio stations, so this could mean that new Ace of Base would be Ace of Base of 1992. Ulf doesn't think that Malin is ready to take the front place in the band once again, she will do the vocals, but probably won't tour with other aces. Malin returned to the University once again whre she studies now. Finaly Ulf said that he thinks that last year's performances in Belgium were success, the band enjoyed the gigs, and fans were happy too. He said that something like that is possible once again before the new album.
Here is the intervju with Ulf (WMA format, 1,56mB).
Click on the picture below, that's Ulf in Dubrovnik last year!
BUDDHA FROM ACE OF BASE IS SPENDING HIS HOLIDAYS IN DUBROVNIK WITH HIS FAMILY
Dubrovnik's Eastwest Beach Club, thanks to it's atractive beach and to the most beautiful view towards the ancient center of the city, became one of the most fameous night-life places during the long Adriatic summer in last few years. A lot of celebrities visited this club and drunk the coctails at Banjama, such as Swedish king, footballer Rio Ferdinand, actress Tara Reid, swedish popo model Carolin and many more.Now the list have been updated with another celebrity – Ulf Ekberg from pop band Ace of Base, whic was very popular during the '90s, when they were winning biggest awards like Billboard.
«I adore Dubrovnik» sais Ulf, known under nickname Buddha. We took the chance to chat with Buddha, who seems to be surprised with the early closing of the night clubs and meeting place sin Dubrovnik at night. «It is a real catastrophy to turn of the musi cin clubs at night in touristic centers like Dubrovnik. There is no fun without the music, and at least at summer it should be played longer than in winter…», noticed Ulf.
Swedish group Ace of Base, which makes Ulf together with 3 Berggren siblings, is probably of the rare groups that entered the Guiness book of records. Their hit All that she wants stayed for a months at the top of the charts, and their first album was sold im more than 23 mill. of copies. After last year's concerts in Belgium, where they played live, and in the pause of recording the new album, Ulf is spending his holidays together with the familiy at his friend and godfather Zoran Vladic. "Zoran is my perosonal oldtime friend and he became my godfather. I am the godfather to his 4-years old daughter Aurora, and he became the godfather to my one-year old son Wigg Viking. Ulf is spending the holidays in Dubrovnik with his son and wife Johana, and they live in Marbela, Spain. Ulf will perform as a DJ in Eastwest Beach club on saturday, 24th of Juny. "This is an axclusive news", said Ulf.
Paulina Peko, Slobodna DalmacijaThe original article: