NORWEGIAN DISCO BLOOMS THIS SPRING (EARPLUG)

"The Northern Lights look especially psychedelic this spring, as Norway's starry-eyed view of dance music shines on several new CDs. This month, Oslo's Smalltown Supersound label releases Sunkissed, a mix CD helmed by DJs g-HA and Olanskii in homage to their similarly named Oslo club night. Smalltown has long been known as an outer-limits label, releasing everything from free jazz (Mats Gustafsson & Paal Nilssen-Love) to experimental electronics (Kim Hiorthøy) to post-rock (120 Days), so it's only fitting that the duo's mix travels to the furthermost orbits of disco. From Todd Terje to Rune Lindbaek to Lindstrøm, Norwegian artists stand behind every cut or remix, making Sunkissed a remarkable snapshot of a scene at the forefront of global electronic music." (Earplug)