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Roisto (FI) – “No Regrets”

Roisto - No Regrets

Our favorite Finnish “villain” Roisto is keeping the fire of our love for his electronic masterpieces red-hot with the release of the music video for his wholly satisfying, synth-sational, guitar shredding track “No Regrets”! Continuing the story that started in the video for Roisto’s track “Apart In Love,” the protagonist (dressed in a sharp Youth […]

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Anna of the North (NO) – “Money”

Anna of the North - Money

Today Norwegian-Kiwi pop duo Anna of the North dropped Money, and it’s a clever sucker punch dressed in electronic beats. “Money goes out to all those fake ass people,” said the band. “Users who use those around them; for money, for status, for fame. S/O to fake friends and gold-diggers.” We suggest sharing Money with the fakies in your life […]

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Rony Rex, Gas Gas, Roisto, KASPERG, Smok (FI) – F*cked It Up Remix EP

Rony Rex - Fucked It Up Remix EP

When Finnish DJ and popular radio host Rony Rex‘s debut EP “F*cked It Up” climbed to #2 on the iTunes Dance Albums chart, it inspired the Finnish label Youth Control to hand-pick electronic producers and fellow Finns Gas Gas, Roisto, KASPERG and Smok to remix the EP. The result is the fun, all-Finnish “F*cked It Up Remix” EP. […]

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Bodebrixen (DK) – “Ruins” LP

Bodebrixen - Ruins LP

Danish indie electro-pop duo Bode and Brixen, aka Bodebrixen, have returned after five long years of quiet with a stellar and infectious 4th album called “Ruins”. Tracks Change It Back (disco-vibed with Spanish guitar), Feel Love (trop-pop with catchy harmonies and strings), and Town Hall Square (modern lo-fi space-pop) make “Ruins” a captivating, satisfying party music LP, which we’re pretty sure you […]

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Elsa (SE) – “Nobody Likes You”

Elsa - Nobody Likes You

Nobody like you, you / Nobody likes you, you / Guess this winter cold got me feeling low / Wish you knew that nobody likes you, you Following her first-ever single Skintight, a stomping pop banger released late last year, Stockholm-based songwriter Elsa is back with the heartbreak anthem Nobody Likes You, a ScandiPop-tinted R&B tune with an edge. […]

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John Moose (SE) – “Dragsjöberg”

John Moose - Dragsjöberg

John Moose is more than “just” a band from Sweden — he is the collective alter-ego of the 5-piece folk outfit, the main character in the band’s musically narrated stories about escaping the ambivalence between civilization and nature. Following their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2015, songs from John Moose’s latest EP “O” are […]

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CeaseTone (IS) – “Stranded”

CeaseTone - Stranded

Icelandic trio CeaseTone has released the title track from their upcoming EP “Stranded”! “Stranded is about escapism and the endless need for distraction. It is something that resonates deeply within me so I had a calling to do a minimalistic and upfront song about it,” said singer, songwriter, and founding member Hafsteinn Þráinsson. “I’m not used […]

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An American Goes to Bergenfest – A Multimedia Retrospective

View of Bergen, Norway from the mountains above the city
American Shelby Dennis recently traveled to Norway and attended the music festival Bergenfest for the first time. (Read her pre-trip interview.) She shared her trip via the Nordic Spotlight Instagram account, which we published as posts here on NordicSpotlight.com. This is her recap of her experience abroad. Day one of Bergenfest began like a dream come true! The rain held off hesitantly and [...]
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