News

21 | 07 | 2016
«The Popshop remix of 'Cold War' is stunning, completely altering the original up-beat poppy nature of the original to something epic and experimental.» (goodmusicmatters/UK)
mARTin's work is part of Glitter Wasteland's «EP 1» and you can buy it at iTunes and everywhere else. Read the full review!
 
 
22 | 04 | 2016
This is a formidable airplay I didnt' expected – «Until We're Grown» with Dallan was played frequently at one of most important radio channels in Switzerland, Planet 105 during daily shows with well known international artists. And in addition, this song was also played at SRF Virus, Stadtfilter Winterthur and at other stations.
 
 
24 | 03 | 2016
Sahana Elaiya, a talented young singer and Martin Akeret a.k.a. Popshop are planning to release a first EP this year. Now their second single is ready to listen! «Roads» is a catchy electronic dance/indie pop track with quite a lot of different influences and profound lyrics. Check it out on Popshop's soundcloud page.
 
 
28 | 12 | 2015
Featuring projects, ladies and gentlemen: In the last two months I worked with Dallan and Sahana, two absolutely talented female singer with that certain something. The single track «Until We're Grown» (feat. Dallan) is already available in your favourite digital record store. «Colour Tree» (feat. Sahana) is ready to listen here. Fresh music for smart people!
 
 
23 | 10 | 2015
There is something interesting coming. A band project called
«Art d'Echo» – it's a combination of electronic sounds, beats and keyboards (Martin Akeret), sneaky guitars (Alessandro Maranta) and splendid vocals (Marianna Pisano).  Listen to their first songs and on the following soundcloud page!

 

The following work «THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US» was also released with Raygun. Due to the good feedback, Popshop was invited for two live shows to Montréal (Canada) in 2004.
 
Because of the closing of the German labels Martin wasforced
to  make a change in 2007: «NEW BONES» appeared onthe
Swiss  Alpinechic label followed by the Vinyl EP «Plaisir Noir» on Stattmusik (2008) and accompanied by a special highlight: 
The famous UK act Zoot Woman engages Popshop as their tour support for the Swiss gigs. Finally, «A WARM PLACE WITHOUT MEMORY» was another Popshop album with the awesome video clip of «Basic Life Support» which was selected for the bestof
at  «CH-Filmszene» on television SF1.
 
With the current work «VISUAL HEART BLOOD» Martin went new steps in 2013: He was collecting all the fancy video clips, making of films and trailers of the past years. The result was the release of a beautiful DVD/CD digipac album, distributed by Timezone Records, Germany. In these days, Martin has builded a very new band project with electronics, guitars and vocals.
 

Biography

POPSHOP aka Martin Akeret was born in 1975 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Martin has been studying classic piano and jazz piano for a few years. In the year of 1992 he left conventional music and discovered the possibilities of electronic music. He made first steps as co-producer before he started his own label Poetenpop Records in 1997. From then he released his music using aliases such as Gary Rich, Drama or Drama Martini.
 
In 2001, after an intensive and hard work, he produced his  important album «My FRIEND FRIGO LP». This record was loved
by the press and the public in the same way. Now the Popshop-«Trademark» was born: A new mixture between «futuristic detroit techno» and «electronic advanced pop». A kind of music which doesn't just fit in one category because it's a mix of many different styles like electro, pop, house, digital funk, techno, post wave and indie.
 
Oliver Kapp, head of Indulge/Raygun (Hamburg) signed Popshop for his album «SALON BIZARRE». The album received a few N°1-Chart-Features in Germany, namely in De:Bug and in Groove.
 

Concerts

Upcoming shows:
29.10.2016 | CH-Zürich | Wohnzimmerbar
Latest shows:
12.03.2016 | A-Dornbirn | Conrad Sohm (feat. Sahana)
23.09.2015 | CH-Zürich, Perron 9 | BalconyTV Zürich, 1st Party

Popshop played more than 50 shows in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Canada!

Gallery

Here you can see the latest pictures from selected live shows, studio or outdoor photo shootings and behind the scenes activities.
In the past years I worked with the photographers and film makers Christian Clavadetscher, Jorge de la Fuente and Claudius Daum.

Clips

We invested a lot of time, money and effort in our video works. Watch them all right here:
Popshop –ᅠThe Music Saved Her Life (Official)
Popshop –ᅠTheY TALK TOO MUCH (Official)
Popshop –ᅠSHAPE AND SHADOW (Official)
Popshop –ᅠBasic Life Support (Official)
Popshop –ᅠTOO MANY FACES (Official)
Popshop –ᅠSTUPID THINGS (Official)
Popshop –ᅠROLE MODEL (Official)
Popshop –ᅠCONNECTION/LOST (Official)

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