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Swedish DJ, producer and artist Rudolf Nordström (b. 1990), artist name Mr. Tophat, is the uncrowned king of the club scene. Wedding underground and mainstream in a heady mix of the lushly experimental and dancefloor beats, Mr. Tophat absorbs genres and makes them his own.

A noughties club kid, Mr. Tophat spent his teens commuting between the iconic clubs he today regularly DJs at, including Berghain and the Panorama bar. Steeped in this rave and deep house tradition, his productions have seduced the new generation of global clubgoers with a mixture of 90s house, rave and disco, to mention just a few key genres.

Alongside performing as a cult DJ, Mr. Tophat has played at festivals like the Governor’s Ball in New York, teaming up with Swedish pop queen Robyn. In 2017, the pair released an EP, Trust Me, to great acclaim. Mr. Tophat also lent his producer’s talent to Robyn’s 2018 album, Honey.

In 2019, the two reunited again on Mr. Tophat’s own epic debut album, Dusk to Dawn. A three LP dark-disco odyssey, it features live instrumentation from some of Sweden’s finest classical musicians like Mats Bergström and Per-Erik Adamsson, and appearances from additional collaborators like Axel Boman and Kleerup. Instantly lauded by the international music press, Dusk to Dawn’s sprawling and compelling neo-romantic soundscape was called “dark, luxuriously twisted” by Mojo in the UK and “boundlessly artistically ambitious” by Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.

Mr. Tophat is also one of the founders of Twilight Enterprise, a multidisciplinary music label rooted in Stockholm, Sweden. Dusk to Dawn is Twilight’s first release.

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‘Dusk to Dawn Part III’ to be released tomorrow

Dusk to Dawn Part III, the third and final installment in Mr. Tophat’s epic debut album Dusk to Dawn, is set to be released tomorrow, June 21st. The three-hour-long debut trilogy Dusk to Dawn has already earned Mr. Tophat international critical recognition, and features some unforgettable collaborations with long-time friend Robyn, Axel Boman, Kleerup Lune, and more. Starting tomorrow, you will find the entire suite available on all digital music platforms and as three double LPs or a triple CD.

“Dark, luxuriously twisted. /…/ Visionary, exhausting, Dusk to Dawn is an extraordinary experience.”
-Mojo, UK

“Mr. Tophat doesn’t push boundaries, he vaults over them to wander into the void beyond.”
-Mixmag, US

“Mr. Tophat possesses the cultural status that Swedish House Mafia can only dream of.”
-DN, Sweden

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Mr. Tophat joins Salomonsson Agency

Swedish DJ, producer and artist Rudolf Nordström, artist name Mr. Tophat, is the uncrowned king of the club scene. Wedding underground and mainstream in a heady mix of the lushly experimental and dancefloor beats, Mr. Tophat absorbs genres and makes them his own.

Mr. Tophat has played at festivals like the Governor’s Ball in New York, teaming up with Swedish pop queen Robyn. In 2017, the pair released an EP, Trust Me, to great acclaim. Mr. Tophat also lent his producer’s talent to Robyn’s 2018 album, Honey.

In 2019, the two reunited again on Mr. Tophat’s own epic debut album, Dusk to Dawn, a three LP dark-disco odyssey which was instantly lauded by the international music press. Dusk to Dawn’s sprawling and compelling neo-romantic soundscape was called “dark, luxuriously twisted” by Mojo in the UK and “boundlessly artistically ambitious” by Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.