Dirty Loops bassist demonstrates his pop and double-thumb techniques
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
April 29, 2019
By David Sands
It’s hard to miss that punchy bass when you’re listening to Dirty Loops. And that’s Henrik Linder’s doing. His bass-playing helps give the Swedish power trio that special oomph that’s made it so popular with audiences around the world.
The band first began attracting attention online with innovative covers of popular songs, which blended elements of jazz, R&B, electronic dance music into their own unique hybrid. Their first video, a version of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” became an overnight success when in 2010, attracting 100,000 YouTube views within two months of being posted and helping them score a record deal. Four years later, Dirty Loops released their debut album Loopified, which combined covers with original material and has proved popular with fans in Europe, Japan and the United States. The band’s success has also led to high-profile tours with David Foster, Andreas Carlsson and Maroon 5.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman met up with Linder at this year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California to discuss the origins of Dirty Loops, bass influences like Flea and Victor Wooten and upcoming projects. And during their conversation, FBPO also got a first-hand look at some of the Swedish bassist’s innovative techniques.
Watch our interview with Henrik!
See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview, here.