LABELS:Connaisseur Recordings, Darkroom Dubs
Of Norway is a duo from Oslo, Norway with releases and remixes on esteemed labels such as Connaisseur Recordings, Darkroom Dubs, My Favourite Robot, Supernature, Suruba and Soma, to mention a few. In 2014 they released their debut full length album Accretion on Connaisseur Recordings. 2015 saw releases on Skint & Darkroom Dubs as well as a much anticipated remixes from the Accretion album by Adriatique, Eric Volta, Lehar, The Drifter and Dance Spirit on Connaisseur Recordings.
Of Norway’s live set has taken them to play legendary clubs like Fabric (London), Tresor, Bar25 & Katerholzig (Berlin), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Harry Klein (Munchen), Pfingstweide (Zürich), Propaganda Club (Moscow) and many more. Their live sets are, like their productions, a little quirky and melodic, but with a clear house and techno influence.
My Favourite Freaks Interview
Hey guys! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Chris – I am working at my day job as a music supervisor so I am busy finding music for a client today. Later on I am going out to a restaurant with my girlfriend. We are having a quiet weekend without any DJing or live performances.
Vegard – Hey there, I too am at my day job, as a sound engineer / mixer for a dubbing studio (I mix dubbing for TV etc), today I am doing some cartoons by Dream Works for Netflicks. Tonight I will finish up another podcast we’ve done and then take the weekend off… Do some synth browsing perhaps…
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
Our latest releases of own material are on Skint Records & Darkroom Dubs. We also have a remix album out on Connaisseur Recordings that we are really proud of. We were so lucky to get great remixes from The Drifter, Eric Volta, Adriatique, Moosefly, Dance Spirit, Lehar, Just Emma and many more!
The Skint EP was a cool process to record as we did it live all on midi sequenced equipment. Great fun!
The Darkroom Dubs 12″ EP is more conceptual. We used the same recording method as for the Skint EP but we flirted more with our interest for north african and arabian music. We have more of this kind of music coming up 🙂
Does your Pseudonym „Of Norway“ have a deeper meaning?
We have to disappoint you. Our name does not mean anything else than that we are from Norway. 🙂
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
We have a remix for Satori coming up in January on Underyourskin as well as a collaboration with Bambook coming out on Fayer. There will also be a track on a forthcoming Connaisseur compilation celebrating the labels 10th anniversary. Cant wait to share this music with you! We have been very busy lately and have loads of new unreleased music.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Chris – Meeting the one and only Normski who hosted the 90s show Dance Energy at Fabric when we played there with Silicone Soul.
Vegard – The artist pick-up in Moscow was pretty cool. The driver had crashed the car, so he collected us by train, then we went on to drive his friends most awesome car (some old Russian beast of a motor), superb guys!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
In no particular order:
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Tuff City Kids – R.U.T.H.S / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGE_rrH48Tg
25 Places – Love More / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfRSYAveL8s
Barnt – Chappell / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lLdrwWoaE
Format #3 – Burning Passion / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Ov4nPrnbc
Trulz & Robin – Glad i dag (Frosk Edit) / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt8cRAfgfwM
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by M.in
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„Sculpture 1986 (Original Mix)“ Speedy J, George Issakidis
„Hype Around“ Black Spuma
„The Washint (Original Mix)“ SB*
„Finally – Acapella“ Sandy Rivera, Kings Of Tomorrow
„Je Ka Jo (Drums Of Passion Mix)“ Joe Claussell
„Let The End Chime (Moosefly Remix)“ Of Norway
„I Think I Love You (Original Mix)“ Eduardo De La Calle
„Black Desert Disco Cult“ Of Norway
„Activity (Original Mix)“ Mark E
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