Under the leadership of Guru Gilles Peterson, the BBC One World has gained status as a standard setting programme for new, eclectic, genre-pushing and innovative music. The same adjectives can be applied to much of the vibrant activity on the Norwegian music scene, and it is obvious that this development is about to reach a wider international audience. One World has a tradition of discovering thriving scenes that will make a future impact on the international scene and now it seems likely that Norwegian electronica performers and producers are in for more exposure.
Saturday 18/1 will see BBC recording the special edition of long standing club night Sunkissed. On stage we find some of the genre’s top Norwegian performers:
Nils Petter Molvær is undoubtedly one of Norway’s best known jazz performers. His unique mix of beats and improvisation has proved to be standard setting.
Sternklang is a veteran on the Norwegian club scene. He has released three albums and toured domestically and internationally over the last six years.
Bjørn Torske and Per Martinsen are veteran DJs from Tromsø, and have been around since the conception of Norway’s club culture in the late eighties. The two are still as vital as ever and will play an energetic mix of old and new.
Olav Brekke Mathisen is a renowned house producer which is rapidly gaining international status. International notabilities such as Doc Martin have taken Mathisen under his wing as a protege.
DJs Strangefruit, G-Ha and Olanskii represent the finest of Norwegian vinyl skills. They have been around for over a decade but still manage to renew themselves and play immaculate mixes of the latest stuff.
Oslo Athletico is quirky electronica from DJ gurus Hi-Fi Haavik and Tore Jazztobakk.
On/Off is Jazzland Records’ latest signing which comprises Patrick Shaw-Iversen and Raymond C. Pellicer – Nils Petter Molvær’s DJ.
BBC One World producer Paul Thomas will record the Sunkissed session, and is also heading for Tromsø and Bergen to interview key figures on the Norwegian scene, gather new music and capture the zeitgeist of Norway today.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the One World Blå broadcast.
The recorded sessions will be aired on three two-hour programmes on One World in February.
More info on BBC’s One World broadcast can be found here.sd
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