Newcomers on the Oslo scene are the fabulous Lyskestrekk crew. Some of the funky stuff to come out of our city in ages, please check their whole catalog, all is ace.
Vainqueur – Ranges (Expanded)
The German Scion Versions label released some amazing, spacious techno between 2006-2010. Here is a piece by an old hero, Vainqueur.
Serge Gainsbourg – Lunatic Asylum
Had a Gainsbourg summer, going through the catalog. Gainsbourg had a willingness to experiment, like few other pop stars. Here is a spaced out tribal piece that sounds like it uses the Norwegian mouth harp.
Got a big interest in Brazilian music. And Thiago Nassif is some of the most exciting new stuff we’ve heard. Great mix of Brazilian, punk and no wave music. Also an old hero, Arto Lindsay (Of DNA fame), is present.
The Germs – Shut Down (Annihilation Man)
Judas used to be a punk, unfortunately The Germs were not on my radar then. Later discovered this dirty, raw and in my view extremely funky tune.
Divine Interface – Slide Piece
Deep soulful house / breaks music, straight out of Atlanta, something like modern Hip-House. Love this style!
JJ Cale – Call The Doctor
This is where we head on blue days, a stoner classic.
K-Lone – Palmas
K-Lone’s album Cape Cira is pure electronic bliss and has a classic feel to it. Echoes many types of minimalism, from Steve Reich, Krautrock to bleep Bleep techno and Warp rec.
Anadol – Uzun Havalar
Berlin based Turk, Anadol blends shades of cosmic disco, prog and Turkish psych on this floating and slightly psychedelic album. Best enjoyed as a whole.
Center of the Universe – Flying Carpet Mystery
Our dear friend Center of the Universe never ceases to amaze us with his wonderful and wonky sounds. Often exploring eastern melodies and scales.
Sex Judas feat. Ricky strikes back with a joint effort from the Norwegian underground. Borrowing the vocal talents from Raymond T. Hauger of the infamous art rockers Beglomeg for the summer anthem, Dum Stripper . If you scratch the surface of Oslo, you find a deeply rooted culture for underground music. For noise, the avantgarde, experimental jazz, electronic music and beyond. For Sex Judas , this is the epicentre; where everything started, where all inspiration comes from. “Kan du se meg?” translated “Can you see me?”, is a salutation to the city they love and all the freewheeling attitude that flows through it. First off is Dum Stripper , where Raymond T. Hauger sheds his skin whilst accompanied by a driving minimal, punk-funk groove. Echoing the spirit of a care-free 80’s NYC, it’s sure to loosen a few buttons this summer. Second out, No Shame heads into deep and slow disco-territory as chanteuse Linn Nystadnes brings a sexual vibe to the party. A remote, funky coolness brings to mind greats such as Blondie, Nico and Kim Gordon. Ikke Alle Kan Like Deg (Not Everybody Can Like You) follows and is a classic Sex Judas tune where the band heads out on an astral, disco funkrock trip, with cosmic guitars and driving percussion leading the way. The EP rounds off in emphatic style as Ricky provides an electro twist on the title track Dum Stripper. Sex Judas feat. Ricky started out as the solo project of Norwegian producer Tore Gjedrem, known for his work as one half of electronic duo Ost & Kjex. The project gradually developed into a fully fledged band, home to; multi instrumentalist Ivar Winther, the bass magic of Kristian “Gesse” Edvardsen, the percussive forces of Sidiki Camara and Tore Brevik and the vocal talents of Tracee Meyn. Band affiliates include modern composer and violinist Ole Henrik Moe and illustrator Sindre Goksøyr, responsible for the instantly recognisable visual life of the project. The band received the prestigious Norwegian Spellemann award for their debut album, “Go Down Judas”.
Sex Judas feat. Ricky – Dum Stripper EP Released 7th August on Fysisk Format