Photo by Carl Ählström
Whether as a tonic for often being buried in snow or perhaps a side effect of global warming, Diskjokke and his Norwegian countrymen have a real knack for writing alluring, physically demanding tunes that use body heat to its fullest potential. Diskjokke (born Joachim Dyrdahl) has plied his craft as a DJ in his hometown of Oslo, on a series of high profile remixes for Bloc Party, Lindstrøm, and Lykke Li, and in singles for fellow Nord, Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp imprint. He’s also made bigger splashes with two full length albums, the second of which — En Fin Tid — just landed on Smalltown Supersound. This week’s download, “1987,” is representative of his delay-drenched sound, as each catchy arpeggio leaves trails of good tidings wherever they roam, leading listeners outside to the nearest grassy dance floor. Fans of Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas should not miss this grin inducing treat. Our thanks go out to Diskjokke and Smalltown Supersound for sharing the jam.
Download: Diskjokke, “1987” (Radio Edit)