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boredaudio Podcast 9 – Diskjokke

We continue into June after a busy May by giving you an exclusive mix from one of our favourite DJs/Producers.

Joachim Dyrdahl alias diskJokke, a 28-year-old classically trained violinist from Svelvik, a small town southwest of Oslo with 5,000 inhabitants, who discovered electronic music aged 15 since when he has been at the vanguard of Norway’s club culture alongside Lindstrom and Prins Thomas, is very much in the Studio vein. Like them, he is a musician from the frozen north who specialises in creamy, dub-spacious electronica that would sound great played on the beach, or played alongside The Beach, the B-side of New Order’s seminal 12-inch single Blue Monday.

As diskJokke, Dyrdahl purveys a quirkily melodic blend of dub, house and Italo-disco. In his spare time, he is resident DJ at Norway’s premiere club night, Sunkissed, and he has remixed tunes for, among others, Lindstrom, NBOTD faves Spektrum and Bloc Party – his 11-minute overhaul of Sunday is to be released on Vice Records later this year. For the last eight years he’s been studying mathematics, but whether or not his future is arithmetical or electronical depends on how many of you rush out to buy his debut album, Staying In, the sound of Norse disco taken to its farthest, futuristic limits. But if we tell you that the opening track Folk I Farta samples Coati Mundi’s 1981 tour de force of satirical salsa Que Pasa/Me No Pop I and that the rest of the album is a mini-masterpiece of handclaps, poignant piano notes, dubby synths, clattering drums, basslines that are by turns bubbling and mournful, techno bleeps, acid squelches and jacking rhythms that nod to classic Chicago house while sounding grooviliciousy Scandinavian, we’re confident that academia’s loss will be electronica’s gain.

Diskjokke boredaudio Podcast

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