‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ – new Todd Terje track/vid
This week, Todd Terje released a cool new video for his track ‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ off his celebrated ‘It’s Album Time’ outing. The animated vid is done by Espen Friberg, who also directed Todd Terje’s ‘Delorean Dynamite’ video, and it features animation from Bendik Kaltenborn, who’s responsible for Terje’s cover art. A new remix 12″ was also released this week, featuring reworks of tracks from Deetron, Bullion, and Mungolian Jetset.
Nico & Vinz nominated for Billboard Music Awards
Proof that 2014 was a banner year for Nico & Vinz: this week the duo was nominated for the prestigious Top Radio Songs 2014 award for their Billboard Hot 100 hit ‘Am I Wrong’ alongside such tracks as John Legend’s ‘All of Me’, Magic’s ‘Rude’ and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’.
May 4th marks the start of N&V’s new 11-date US tour which lasts until May 19.
Leif Ove Andsnes receives BBC Music Magazine Awards
This week, Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra won both the ‘Concerto Award’ and ‘Recording of the Year’ for Volume 2 of the Beethoven Journey on Sony Classical at the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards. Voted for by the public and BBC Music Magazine’s expert jury of critics, Andsnes’s disc represents the very best of more than 1,500 reviewed by BBC Music Magazine. BBC Music Magazine commented: ‘In an age when the word ‘journey’ is horribly overused, Andsnes reminds us what a true heart-and-mind musical journey really is.’
Dsign + Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon’s new K-pop-themed teen series ‘Make It Pop’ relies heavily on tracks penned by Norway’s successful production/songwriting company Dsign – for the series inaugural airings, no less than six tracs have been penned by the Trondheim based company. The new series, which can be seen as a reflection of the K-pop’s widening importance and reach, and also its traction with young America, is reviewed by The New York Times HERE.
Hypem action for Broiler and Lido
The buzz is mounting for producers/remixers/artists Broiler, who have been hugely successful on the home market for several years now. Their transition to an international focus seems to be building momentum this spring; their remix of Imagine Dragons’ ‘Shots’ is currently No#1 on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Tracks on Blogs Now.
Lido is also on a roll, his remix of Towkio’s ‘Heaven Only Knows’ is on the heels of Broiler, currently on No#2 on Hypem’s Most Popular Tracks.
The latest Nordic Playlist is curated by Elektra and Miranda Kilbey – aka Sweden’s Say Lou Lou. Their carefully put-together playlist features such Norwegian gems as Susanne Sundfør’s ‘Fade Away’ and Todd Terje’s Johnny & Mary (feat. Bryan Ferry).
Read the Nordic Playlist’s interview with Say Lou Lou and listen in on their playlist HERE.