If you think that the history of Scandinavian disco ended with ABBA, you deserve a swift kick in the teeth. The amount of talent emerging from these countries is astonishing. You may have hear of Prins Thomas, Todd Terje, Studio, Lindstrøm, Mungolian Jetset, etc. Or maybe you haven’t. All these guys are on the forefront of contemporary disco and never cease to rock my socks. Today I’d like to highlight two more Norse gods, diskJokke and Jackpot.
DiskJokke (aka Joachim Dyrdahl) grew up in a small suburb of Oslo and is a classically trained violinist. He started producing electronic music at age 15 and has since joined his friends Prins Thomas, Lindstrøm and Todd Terje in the burgeoning Norwegian disco scene. After releasing a few tracks on Thomas’ Full Pupp label, he’s since release a full length, Staying In, off Smalltown Supersound.
Jackpot hails from Stockholm, Sweden where the trio started putting together tracks out of an apartment. They describe their music as a fusion of italo disco and early-80s body music. With recent releases off Permanent Vacation and remixes by Rory Philips and In Flagranti, these guys will keep you moving during those cold nordic winters.
Posted by Patrick