Linnea Dale & Of Norway - Pets (Beatservice Records)

Oslo-based duo Of Norway — comprised of Vegard Wolf Dyvik and Christian Steenstrup — have made a name for themselves through countless DJ and live gigs and a healthy discography on the likes of Connaisseur Recordings and Darkroom Dubs. And Linnea Dale is a rising Norwegian singer, known as a popular contestant on Idol Norway before contributing to the international success of Donkeyboy's debut album and releasing solo albums on Warner Music Norway and Aftertouch Records.

Linnea Dale and Of Norway have a long history of collaboration. Linnea sang on both Of Norway albums and on various other tracks. Of Norway, in return, have remixed tracks from Linnea Dale's albums. The Pets album, released with Beatservice Records, is a compilation of sorts — a pet-project, if you will — collecting their joint efforts on one album. It spotlights the magical combination of Linnea Dale's dark and sensual voice and Of Norway's electro backbeat. The two tracks in this promo are exclusive to the compilation: “War With Yourself” features cool breakbeats and dramatic, bassy synths under Linnea’s expressive voice. And “Heart & Soul” is indeed a cover of the classic Joy Division song, respectfully translated into a dreamy electronic interpretation and perfect for those special end-of-set moments. Intimate and otherworldly, these cuts are ready to mesmerize fortunate listeners.

Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister) – “Both tracks are great!”
Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Love these electro vibes.”
Afrika Islam AKA Charlie Funk (Zulu Nation) – “Good new electro funk.”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show) – “I dig the beat of ‘War with Yourself’.”
Kid Loco (Flor) – “Well done, great tracks.”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel on 107.3, Sydney) – “Love the spooky electro vibe of War With Yourself.”
Toomy Disco (Kitsune) – “Super like! Full support.”
Crate Invader (Point Blank FM, London) – “I’m feeling it!”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica FM) – “Heart & Soul – A tasteful version of the Joy Division classic.”
MadameFLY (mmRadio) – “Whoa. This is the sound I’ve been craving without even knowing it.”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Juno Download, Spotify, And Apple Music.

Kohib - So Good (Discomix) [Beatservice Records]

As a longtime member of the Tromsø electronic music scene, the multi-faceted Kohib has acted as a club organizer, DJ, and prolific producer. Since debuting on Beatservice’s Prima Norsk 3 compilation Kohib has released numerous singles and EPs as well as the album Make Fire and its remixed companion. In addition to club-focused tracks for Beatservice, Sprechen, Cibicaldi, and SpinSpin NYC, Kohib is also proficient in headier electronic styles. In that vein, his album track “Hear This” appeared on the Buddha Bar XIV compilation.

A highlight of 2012’s Solar Day EP was “So Good,” a fiery dance-floor stomper with Dagny on vocals — before she released her worldwide super-hit “Backbeat.” Kohib decided to test out a newly constructed studio set-up by revisiting “So Good” for one of his renowned Discomixes. It’s a shameless and irresistible dance version that’s twisted and funky, pulling in elements from disco, ‘80s synth pop, and modern house music sounds. Accompanying this stunner is a remix from Reggie Got Beats, the latest addition to the Beatservice roster. This ‘b-side’ mix complements Kohib’s version with extra funk and rhythm action, giving lucky DJs a tough choice for their sets. Might as well play both!

Vanilla Ace (Toolroom) – “Cool disco flava.”
DJ Sabo (Sol Selectas) – “The Reggie remix is funky.”
Mat.Joe (Mother Recordings) – “This is dope!”
Mr. V (Sole Channel Music) – “I Love this!”
K-Zan (Radio Galaxie FM) – “2 great versions. Full support!”
Cabaret Nocturne (MFR / Nein) – Italo Disco Power! I lke this revival.”
Belabouche (Midnight Riot) – “Reggie Got Beats Remix for me!”
SimonG (Volcano Radio) – “As the title says, so good … Nice, funky, and floor ready.”
Richard Hardcastle (Solid State) – “So good indeed! Reggie’s funkier take does it for me. Killer production and hooks on both.”
Bruce Tantum (XLR8R) – “Cute little tune. Digging both sides a LOT!”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Beatport, Apple Music, And Spotify.

Third Attempt - On Tonight (Beatservice Records)

Third Attempt is Torje Fagertun Spilde, a 20 year old artist and DJ originally from Asker, just outside of Oslo. Now established in Tromsø , Norway, he is one of the young forces in the rising new generation of electronic producers from the birthplace of the Northern Disco Groove.

Third Attempt has a distinct and uplifting flavor, firmly planted in the smoother areas of deep house. His influences range from jazz to ambient, trip hop to classic house. Third Attempt’s Beatservice single, “Shoreline,” accumulated numerous accolades and tens of thousands of plays on various streaming platforms.

This new Beatservice double A-side single opens with “On Tonight” which takes old school sounds and transports them to modern club sets. A funky bass bounce is complemented with squelchy synth lines and an atmospheric, submerged breakdown section. It’s all driven by an insistent rhythm track to keep the floor in motion. “Loading Music” introduces a shuffling breakbeat that anchors jazzy electric piano chords and more analog synth fun. The result is dreamy but propulsive, potentially inspiring introspective dance floor moments. Another winning single from Third Attempt!

(Artwork by Harry Pullar / Twin Sissors)

Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) – “Great lounge vibes.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Lovely tracks. I’ll play both of these.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “I tell you what, I’m getting RIGHT into these Third Attempt EP’s. Real class.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – “Fantastic Record! I will be playing both cuts.” Jeromy Nail (Alibi Room) – “Dope chill vibes.”
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) – “Loading Music is a nice, sultry groover.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “Great tracks to start off my radio show!”
Jean Jérome (Kut ‘N’ Paste) – “On Tonight is the track for me. Lovely vibes!”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Two superb cuts. Love it!”
Bruno From Ibiza (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Both tracks are really nice.”

Available Now From Bandcamp, Beatport, Apple Music, And Spotify.

Vinny Villbass Moneymaker (Sloth UK Remixes) [Beatservice Records]

Vinny Villbass is one of the long-time driving forces behind the Norwegian club scene. In addition to an extensive list of club nights and house parties on his conscience, he is 1/3 of the crew behind the renowned Oslo club night Sunkissed and initiator of the Norwegian web-portal OsloClubCast, building ties between the clubs, DJs, and producers of Oslo.

As a DJ, Vinny Villbass is known for his exceptional groove and timing as a result of 15 years behind the decks, mostly in Scandinavia, but also as a resident in Berlin as well as New York City. As guitar and synth player in diskJokkeBand, Vinny’s musical experience reaches far beyond his DJ and vinyl junkie exploits. Also a master of acoustics, Vinny’s production skills front his very own trademark sound of house music. He has releases on labels such as Eskimo Recordings, Trunkfunk, and Afro Art, and a long history of remixes. Lately he has been remixing Norwegian bands as diversions from his daily studio focus, as collected on Beatservice’s Diversions remix-compilation.

Vinny’s “Moneymaker” was a standout track on the Prima Norsk 4 compilation, alternately released as its own single in 2017. It’s a slinky house groover with vocals from King Midas singer Ando, tailor-made for late night action. British dance music legend Peter Hurst, AKA Sloth UK, has remixed the track into a dubby, percussive masterwork that has ‘instant classic’ written all over it. Cheekily titled the Queen’s Lead Hat Remix, Sloth UK has provided a full-on vocal mix and a potent instrumental, both ready to do serious dance floor damage. Get down!

Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Love this track! Will be playing this out.”
Lenny Fontana (Ministry of Sound) – “Feeling this. I will play it.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “I like it. Right funky.”
DJ Harri (Sub Club) – “Both remixes are great. Will play and support.”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) – “Vinny Villbass can shake his moneymaker at me anytime!”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) – “Norwegian disco of the highest order!”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “Instrumental really rocks. Thanks for this.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Ace stuff here. Love the slightly sleazy loose feel to this one, plus the vocals add a really cool twist. Top beats!”
Richard Hardcastle (All Out War Radio Show) – “Straight up fire!!”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel, Sydney) – “Sweet groovy tune! Love the percussive parts and the flow of it. Will definitely play.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Bandcamp, iTunes / Apple Music, And Spotify.