Tag: Norway

[Interview] André Bratten

André Bratten is one of Norway’s leading artists in terms of electronic music. We caught up with him at Sommerøya, and spoke about everything from black metal to Prins Thomas. We’re sitting in a small tent behind one of Sommerøya’s two stages. It’s the only electronic music festival that caters to solely underground music in the entire country. André is well spoken, and seems the perfect person to shed some light on the mysteriousness of Norwegian electronic music. Growing up in Norway, how did you first get in touch with electronic music? Oslo is 100% black metal, there’s no recordshops ... Read more

What Happens When 30 People Live Jam On A 10.000-Year-Old Hill Overlooking Oslo

10.000BC, a small, winding path leading up the Ekeberg is being travelled by hunters & gatherers. Fast forward a rough 12.000 years and this same road now leads up an extra 115m of elevation and is now being travelled by festival revellers who follow the luring soundwaves of Oslo’s only electronic music festival; Sommerøya. Situated on the side of the Ekeberg, overlooking Oslo with seemingly endless sunsets accompanying its diverse line-up of local and international artists. Boutique Festival Sommerøya is comparatively small. It has 2 stages close to each other. One main stage, and one with the focus on the ... Read more

Sommerøya Returns For 9th Edition In Lush New Location For Weekend Art, Culture & Music Getaway

Presenting the cutting edge of the underground from both its native Norway and abroad, the open air Sommerøya Festival is back in August for its 9th edition. Over two days, 17 – 18 August, Oslo’s Ekebergparken will host the multi dimensional festival event that features music, art, and education. DJs and Live Acts on hand for 2018 will span the spectrum, including the likes of Claptone, Surgeon, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Nastia, ANNA, and Sebastian Mullaert across its two dance areas, the intimate, techno focused Hanger stage and the 3000+ capacity Main area. Also on the program will be a ... Read more

Shapes Festival Kicks Off In Swiss Alps For Trio Of Unique 2018 Festivals

Shapes Festival is set on gathering the best international underground party promoters and artists and pairing with the most unique settings in Europe and around the world. With three editions planned for 2018, in Norway (May) and Greece (August), respectively, its first stop will be in the beautiful ski resort of Leysin (1-4 March 2018), Switzerland. Boasting spectacular ski runs, views of Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera, and nearby thermal baths and glaciers, Shapes Festival’s first 2018 location is quite the unique one, serving as a one stop setting for sun, ski and partying. See also: Shapes ... Read more

Sommerøya Brings Two Days Of Music, Art & Culture To Norway’s Iconic Salt Arena

Norway’s one and only outdoor festival Sommerøya returns 18 – 19 August in a new location with a handful of the world’s best acts along for the ride. Located in the SALT ARENA, with several giant Arctic pyramids rising 12 meters into the sky, the new space will feature both outdoor and indoor stages. The unique wooden structures are traditional fish-drying racks which is a big part of the Norwegian heritage. The space will feature a multi disciplinary art program consisting of 20 curated artists and groups providing lectures, panel debates, tech-talks, debates and more surprises. Music-wise, Sommerøya will bring ... Read more

Mix #176 By Of Norway

The latest edition to our mix series is a warm and chilling house mixtape by a hot rising duo: Of Norway. Stylistically fluent and filled with still unreleased tracks, as well as some favourites, this mix come as a sublime treat we are happy to share. Even if you have never even considered going to Norway, let alone getting lost in its forests, now you will know how it feels. Or, at least, what sound it would entail, according to the Norwegian duo Vegard Wolf Dyvik and Carl Christian Steenstrup. As they promised, the mix presents Of Norway’s some of their unreleased and the most ... Read more

Mix #068 By Charlotte Thorstvedt

For a change we’ve invited a beautiful young lady over to do a Mixtape for us. Charlotte Thorstvedt, all the way from Norway. This talented young lady released her debut album in 2012 ‘salome’ on Universal Music Norway. Of her first single “Treacle”, critics said, “ it’s a deliciously laidback soft house affair. It’s lounge, but it’s by no means background music. Instead it’s got enough interesting layers, levels and depth to basically push that sofa within the aforementioned lounge towards the dance floor, and plonk it right in the middle of a particularly up-for-it bunch of Sunday afternoon clubbers ... Read more

Mix #027 by Jon Celius

Jon Celius from Norway is a 21 year old talent that will soon release his Debut EP on Cream Couture. This EP with 3 tracks of him called: I’m Down, Still Don’t Love You and Rhytm ‘n Poetry are absolutely great tracks and we love all of them. We are looking forward to hear the remixes of PONY, Patrick Podage and more. We already heard a little preview of PONY their remix and this EP will be definitely a big one! Also Jon recently did a remix for the Lee Webster EP on OH! called Romance is Alive. Before this ... Read more