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Week 14 in review

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 04. Apr, 2014

Highasakite US live dates, a new Waffle Mix and an Italian perspective on Norwegian jazz history – it´s Music Norway´s Week in Rewiev.

An evenful week coming up with Todd Terje and Highasakite album releases – this week had plenty of offer , though. We´ve compiled some of this week´s news stories and trivia in our Week in Review.

Highasakite US tour dates revealed –new album streams

Highasakite is busy preparing for next week´s official international release of their aleready applauded album ´Silent Treatment´. Having toured the US successfully with London Grammar in March, the band is now set to cross the Atlantic again later this year to continue to build a rapidly growing North American fan base. This week a string of US live dates were added to the band´s packed 2014 tour itinerary:

May 16th @ Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
May 17th @ Red Room @ Cafe 939 in Boston,
MA May 18th @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
May 19th @ Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA

´Silent Treatment´ is out on worldwide on 7 April (and in the US on the 8th) but can now be streamed ahead of the official release courtesy of 405.


New Waffle Mix

Our very own ´Norwegian Waffle Mix´playlist is continously updated to reflect what´s trending on the Norwegian music scene. New entries on this week´s list includes Funkin´ Matt´s remix of Mariah Carey´s ´You´re Mine´- released this week. Listen in HERE for new tracks from Kid Astray, Emilie Nicolas & more.

Lyd – new & unreleased tracks for the weekend

Challenge your Norwegian skills with DJ Olle Abstract´s new Soundcloud/webcast series of unreleased Norwegian downtempo, disco, house, acid and techno titled simply Olle Abstract´s lyd (sound). The inaugural post features new and previously unreleased tracks such as an Ost & Kjex remix of Atlanter, a Truls & Robin Full Pupp test-track, a Prins Thomas rework of Montee´s ´You Need To Love´. Recommended listenting for the weekend.

The Sound of the North

Earlier this year, Italian journalist Luca Vitali published his book ´Il Suono del Nord´ – La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz Europea (the Sound of the North – Norway champion of the European jazz scene) devoted in its entirety to the history of the Norwegian jazz scene. In his book, Vitali analyses the key moments, profiles main performers and composes and acknowledges the fundamental role played by Norway in Europe to emancipate jazz from its Afro-American roots. A new website has now been launched to accompany the book release – offering a treasure trove of Norwegian jazz history.


Nordic Playlist

To celebrate the release of the full line up for Roskilde Festival 2014, a new Nordic Playlist was released earlier this week, curated by the Danish festival’s chief booker. Stefan Gejsing has served as the Roskilde Festival booker since 2007, and has now revealed the full line up for the much anticipated 2014 edition. Norwegian entries, both confirmed for the 2014 festival, includes Kindred Fever and Cashmere Cat. Listen in HERE.