Folkemusikk EP by Lakeshouse. Photo by: Paper RecordingsPHOTO BY Paper Recordings

Folkemusikk EP by Lakeshouse

Lakeshouse delivers their second release on Paper Recordings: An outstanding EP that blends the sounds of the Norwegian club scene with a touch of exotic rhythms and Berlin melancholy.

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Behind the name is a production team of DJs, artists and jazz musicians based in Oslo and Malmö. Their debut "Firkanta EP" came out early this year and was well received by both press & radio for their unique Norwegian spin on disco and house music. It gained support from the likes of Lindstrøm, Alexander Robotnik, Bottin, RSS Disco, Andy Buchan and Diskjokke to name a few. Since then they also remixed Paper Recordings heavyweights Flash Atkins & 2 Billion Beats' recent summer banger "Drop The Pressure".

Opener "Folkemusikk" offers up a Kraftwerk vibe with a touch Scandinavian cosmic boogie, all served with sparkling synth patterns, loopy melodies and a catchy Norwegian vocal hook which translates to "This is folk music!". A sample of a traditional Norwegian fiddle cements the track's message: Dance music will never die.

Next track "Papaya" is a samba-techno party with aggressive house-chords coupled with a wonky bassline and a steel drum hook that blends the Norwegian cosmic filter with Caribbean beaches. Then "Nrk" slows things down into ambient-techno territory with a stripped down beat of soundscapes and basslines. A deep dive into dusty archives with ghosts in the machine that are set to haunt you whilst you dance.

"Lov" concludes the EP with a heart-wrenching electro-pop ballad on the trappings of love. Diametrically opposed emotions are re-lived through human-robotic vocals, 606- drum machines and a bombastic horn section. It's a heavy-hitting emotional banger that shows a softer side to the group's repertoire.

With all this Lakeshouse manages to blend profound concepts and slick production in an EP that should not go overlooked.

Lakeshouse - Folkemusikk EP
Release Date
27th November 2019
Label Paper Recordings

1. Folkemusikk
2. Papaya
3. Nrk
4. Lov

Find out more
Paper Recordings


Author Mathias Haegglund
Published 13th of Nov 2019

Section Music
URL Bookmark

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