Kanye West presents new song co-produced by Cashmere Cat
This week, Kanye West played the new song “Wolves” at his Adidas fashion show. The song is produced by Norwegian rising star Cashmere Cat together with Canadian-American producer Sinjin Hawke. Needless to say, this is huge news for Cashmere Cat, who will also perform at this year’s Coachella festival.
Check out the song in the video below (jump to 8:30).
Susanne Sundfør’s new album “Ten Love Songs” will be released internationally on February 16th. The reviews, however, are already here, and so far they are spectatular. Just take a look at this piece in The Guardian. Keywords are “utterly magnificent” and “a quite brilliant album”.
The 405 just published a long interview with Sundfør. Check it out!
Nominees for Phonofile Nordic Music Prize announced
Digital distributor Phonofile ups the ante and is now sponsoring the ‘Phonofile Nordic Music Prize’ – an annual award for the best album of the year. 12 Nordic albums have been nominated for the prestigious Phonofile Nordic Music Prize. These are:
Emilie Nicolas (NO) – Like I’m a Warrior
Gracias (FI) – Elengi
Iceage (DK) – Plowing Into the Field of Love
Lorentz (SE) – Kärlekslåtar
Lykke Li (SE) – I Never Learn
Neneh Cherry (SE) – Blank Project
Mirel Wagner (FI) – When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
MØ (DK) – No Mythologies to Follow
Pink Street Boys (ICE) – Trash From the Boys
Prins Póló(ICE) – Sorrí
Selvhenter (DK) – Motions of Large Bodies
Todd Terje (NO) – It’s Album Time
More on the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize HERE.
Nordic Playlist – new Magma edition
Nordic Playlist presented a new Magma edition this week, curated by Oslo-based Swede Sofia Jernberg!
Ethiopian born Swede Sofia Jernberg is a young singer extraordinaire and a composer who fearlessly expands traditional genre boundaries. She defies preconceptions about what the human voice is capable of, let alone what constitutes singing. At Magma, Sofia Jernberg shares her idols, inspirations and contemplations on music making.
Tune in HERE.
Inferno lineup revealed
The lineup for the Inferno metal Festival’s 15 year anniversary was revealed at the Inferno Festival kick-off at Pokalen in Oslo this week-end. This year’s headliners will be Polish legends Behemoth, Norway’s own Enslaved and Arcturus, as well as British doom masters My Dying Bride.
Other exciting acts taking the stage between April 1st and 4th are Dødheimsgard, 1349, Taake, Bloodbath (SWE), Kampfar, Naglfar (SWE), Skeletonwitch (USA) and Sheol (UK), to mention a few.
The whole schedule has been posted at the festival’s web site here: http://www.infernofestival.net/no/festival/artists.aspx