Back To Mine with Ivan Ave

GOT2B · Christoph El Truento

My procrastination anthem!

101 North – So Easy

Anything George Duke produced is worth checking, and this hits home with me. I love how Josie James comes through on the second verse and kills it like a guest verse rapper you regret inviting on your track.

101 North - So easy

Richard Souther – Depths Above

I like songs that sound like their title, and I really like the sound of «Depths Above».

Richard Souther: "Depths Above"

Nova – Rami

This is my bread winner anthem, with some beautiful synth work by Rami.

Pharoah Sanders – Love Is Everywhere

Timeless, hopeful, raw.

Pharoah Sanders - Love is Everywhere


Been getting into UK street soul lately, and this is one of my fav finds.

The Winans – Count It All Joy

I love this song for how it’s so church and slick at the same time.

The Winans - Count It All Joy

Blue Gas – Shadows From Nowhere

A beauty of a song that sounds both like its title AND the name of the band.

Blue Gas - Shadows From Nowhere

Jun Fukamachi – Morning Glow

Some glow for a rough morning.

Gigi Masin – Tears Of Clown

A song that devastates. I was made aware of Gigi Masin through his more recent work with the amazing Gaussian Curve. This is one of his 1986 originals.

Ivan Ave

Ivan Ave Announces new soul-tinged track ‘Nu Path’Oslo-based DJ / producer / musician Ivan Ave, famed for his inimitable left-field hip-hop releases, notably the 2017 LP, ‘Every Eye’, described by Consequence of Sound as a ‘rich sonic palette’, is poised to release a brand new track with the arrival of ‘Nu Path’ due this summer via Mutual Intentions. Ivan details the track: ‘Nu Path’ is an ode to new beginnings. It’s a song about a guy whose body has escaped him due to emotional distress. But also about his aspirations of over coming the slight disadvantage of not having a body at the moment.”Ivan Ave has been making his mark on international indie Hip-Hop for a few years now. Musically raised on the R&B albums he snuck out of his older sisters’ room, Ivan has made the unlikely journey from the mountains of Norway, to the inner circles of contemporary soul and rap music. His melodic delivery, soulful beat selection and introspective lyrics have placed him in headphones and concert venues all over the world. All the while expanding his list of collaborators, like Kaytranada, Dam-Funk, Like and Mndsgn. Both full-length efforts,2016’s ‘Helping Hands’ and 2017’s ‘Every Eye’ drew critical acclaim. Always reinventing himself, Ivan is making moves in a new direction.‘Nu Path’ is produced in part by Ivan himself, along with Like (Kendrick Lamar, Anderson. Paak ++) on drums and Rhodes Sasac (PPU) on bass and Kristoffer Eikrem on a synth clarinet.

Ivan Ave - Nu Path