Oslo-based duo Of Norway — comprised of Vegard Wolf Dyvik and Christian Steenstrup — have made a name for themselves through countless DJ and live gigs and a healthy discography on the esteemed Connaisseur Recordings. And Linnea Dale is a rising Norwegian singer, known as a popular contestant on Idol Norway before releasing a pair of solo albums on Warner Music Norway. Linnea has guested as vocalist on Of Norway’s recordings.
The collaboration continues with “High Hopes.” a song from Linnea’s most recent album, remixed by Of Norway. The track has been a secret weapon in the hands of a select few DJs, now finally receiving a wide release through Beatservice Recordings. It’s a soaring affair, deftly merging Of Norway’s driving electronics with Linnea’s evocative vocals and lyrics. The full version is accompanied on this release by a sparser Dub and a radio/playlist-ready edited version. Dive deep into the underground club sound of Norway.
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “Vegard’s music is smooth as always.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio show) – “Thumpin’ and Pumpin’. Right down my alley!”
Jon Fugler (XLNT Radio Show) – “Deep & Lovely.”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) – “This is lovely!”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Love the dub. Tripped out.”
JEPE (Moodmusic) – “Excellent work. I’m a fan of Of Norway, and this is no exception.”
Patrick Balzat (BXFM / Vibration) – “Great tool for sunny outdoor afternoons.”
Dale Middleton (Sudbeat / Sunsidence Sounds) – “Loving the remix here. Full support!”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Wicked release! Love the vocals against the perfectly paced dark background. Futurists!”
Clive Craske (RadioReverb, Brighton) – “Beatservice certainly know how to pick ’em! Crisp production pairs the sultry yet edgy vocal with rubberized bass, electro arpeggiation and solid house beats that don’t overdo the claps.”