Paperâ€™s association with Norway runs deep; from first signings Those Norwegians it has continued to flourish through to today with the labelâ€™s Paper Vision making a documentary called â€œNorthern Disco Lights : The Rise & Rise of Norwegian Dance Musicâ€ due out in 2016.
So we thought it was time we pulled together some of the catalogue for a compilation.
â€œSkrangleâ€ means leftfield or wonky and is a sound that the Norwegians have invented and claimed as their own. Rune Lindbaek fits the bill perfectly and his Junta Jaega is psychedelic disco at itâ€™s best. He was also part responsible for Those Norwegians whose Da King Da Mazda was an anthem in Osloâ€™s seminal Skansen club and sounds as freshly unhinged now as it did back in the day.
Ralph Myerz has been a cornerstone of the scene since the early TellÃ© Records days and his Acid 4 Eddie is 14 minutes of deep bubbling house that had types like Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Soul Clap and The Emperor Machine giving it the big one.
The sound has been passed on to a younger generation to producers like The Treatment, Diskobeistet, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio whoâ€™s out the box pop shouldnâ€™t work but does in spades. Latest in line has been De Fantasiske To whose take on classic US garage comes with an arctic twist and they are looking like they have the legs to go all the way.
Add in a classic from from Keyboy, a remix from electronic pioneer Prins Thomas and exclusives from Nordic legend Kahuun, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio and you get a compilation that showcases the best of the countryâ€™s world influencing, genre-busting dance music.
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