“You recently did an outdoor dj-set that was streamed through Dance Television, with Hardangerfjorden as a backdrop. How did you end up at Friluftsmuseet Skredhaugen dj-ing?”
First and foremostly I was contacted by Vinny Villbass/Oslo Club Cast about doing an extraordinary outdoor dj-set video recording somewhere in Møre & Romsdal, where I grew up. I was there visiting in early July.
But because of rainy weather in July the whole thing was delayed a bit, and we started talking about doing it in the Bergen/Hordaland area. I immediately started looking for an old steamer ferry to rent, and run it on the Hardanger fjord. Well, long story short, wasn’t that easy just obtaining a ship on short notice, but through contacts Vinny finally settled for this outdoor museum in Lofthus, and we were really happy about the location.
“While playing you use your arms a lot – is it the drums?”
Yes, my instrument background is drums. And drums play a really big part in all the tracks I play in my DJ sets – even if it’s computerized drums.
“What will the future bring?”
That is very hard to say right now, but it looks like it will take couple of years until we see really large crowds at events again. I think we’re looking at a period of smaller parties, and more local/national bookings. At least as long as it’s not recommended to cross any country borders.
“Has the dj-gig being streamed through Dance Television attracted extra interest in any way?”
I’ve had a lot of nice response on my set there. And not least the scenery and production of it!
“Any forthcoming releases we should look out for?”
Really soon there’s a new vinyl release on my own label Digitalo Enterprises, featuring collabs between myself, DJ Sotofett (Moss) and Lauer (Frankfurt).
“How do you spend your time in Bergen in these strange days?”
Now I’ve just been moving flats in the last weeks, so that’s been keeping me very busy! Other than that this year I’ve had unusually much time to just hang out, chill, read, go for walks, watch movies, sleep and just enjoy the everyday things in life. But getting really, really ready to start doing gigs again soon!
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