Ravi Brunsvik is one of the young forces in the current house-scene in Oslo, Norway. He is half of the duo De Fantastiske To, who have released fantastic EPs on Paper Recordings, Trunkfunk Records, Omena, and Ism Recordings. Ravi’s solo project, Rave-enka, has issued a couple of house releases on Paper Recordings, along with a more techno-ish EP on Nein Records. Now Rave-enka joins Beatservice Records for Friksjon – a jam-packed release featuring two glitzy club-ready stompers and stellar remix work from Manchester DJ Chris Massey (Paper, Sprechen) and familiar Tromsø-artist Kohib.
“Friksjon” started out as a remix commissioned for Beatservice, but eventually evolved into a track of its own. It’s a frenzied four-on-the-floor club cut with hints of Detroit and an early ’90s sound run through 2017’s rave filter. This is followed by the hypnotic “Diskomiddel” which features robotic arpeggiations, an insistent bass line, and a totally mental build-up that ideally would be accompanied by blazing strobe lights. On the remix tip, Chris Massey tackles “Friksjon” with confidence, delivering a version that gives the retro-flavored original a modern late-night house music sheen. Kohib then works his magic on “Diskomiddel”, somehow making the track more intense and dramatic with a pulsing drive that will send gravitational waves spiraling all over the dance floor.
Claude Young (Different World Productions, Tokyo) – “Friksjon is a really hot floor mover! Nice!”
Larry Tee (Carnage Music) – “I’m loving this!”
Onionz (Electrik Soul) – “Nice One!”
Tronik Youth (Nein Records) – “I love the Kohib remix.”
Dean Facer (Resident Advisor / Our House Magazine) – “Amazing release … I really love this vibe!”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Infectious Dance Floor Trax!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Amazing work again from Rave-enka. I’m a fan!”
David Cronin (RTE 2FM Radio) – “Lovely 4 tracker here. Will play.”
Osvaldo Panero (DJW Magazine – Argentina) – “Bueno!”
Jamie Topham (Summer Soulstice) – “Another fine release on the Beatservice imprint. The Rave-enka original of Friksjon is my pick, it takes you back to the halcyon days of house music.”