Music from Finland

Playlist: Nordic Artists Playing SXSW 2017

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun constantly listening to Nordic music to share here on Nordic Spotlight! Suddenly it’s almost the start of South by Southwest Music again. Come March, we’ll be in Austin, Texas once again to cover the bands that hail from Northern Europe. This SXSW is different, though, for two reasons: 1) […]

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Exclusive: Nordic Spotlight Mix #019 – Roisto (FI)


Electro-disco producer/DJ Roisto is working non-stop these days working his magic for the masses worldwide, but we managed to get the hard working Finn to put together Nordic Spotlight Mix #019, and here it is in all its remixed gloriousness! TRACKLIST Birdee – I Can’t Fight The Feeling (Roisto Remix) Birdee – Hold On (Instrumental) […]

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Satellite Stories (FI) – “Confetti”

Satellite Stories - Confetti

Tropical-pop band Satellite Stories is back with another delicious, danceable song! Confetti, a track from the Finn’s fourth album “Young Detectives” which is set to be released March 24th, is 1 part magic, 1 part hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don’t-care, and 1 part musical party hat. In other words, it’s an instant fete playlist favorite. Push play on the video below […]

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30 Nordic Music Artists on the 2017 SXSW Music Schedule

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

YOU GUYS, THIS IS HUGE. Today, SXSW festival and conference released their latest line-up of artists playing official showcases, and this batch brings the number of artists from Nordic countries to a total of 30! We’re so excited there is finally a spotlight at SXSW on music from the Arctic because we know (as do […]

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The Hearing (FI) – “Faint”

The Hearing - Faint

Music video directors Onni Nieminen and Ina Mikkola have made a music video for Finland’s The Hearing, of her track Faint from the album “Adrian”, which was released into the wild last year. The minimalistic story is set in wintery Finland and ends with a cliffhanger in a sauna. Onni and Ina had this to […]

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Disco Despair (FI) – Instrumental Remix of “I Want You” by Birdee Feat. Gamble & Burke

Disco Despair - I Want You Remix

We like Disco Despair‘s new jam, an instrumental remix of I Want You, that funky track from London-based DJ Birdee featuring electro-soul duo Gamble & Burke. A beat-iful, danceable collage of groove and smooth, the Finnish producer’s mix, sans the vocals, isn’t missing a thing. It’s hot, like a poly-blend body suit on a humid summer night, and chill, like the […]

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Itä-Saksa (FI) – Das Monument EP

Itä-Saksa - Das Monument

Finish industrial band Itä-Saksa (East Germany) is back with their first album in 16 years, and it’s a beautiful and surreal soundscape that I do not wish to escape. Das Monument, the band’s newly released fourth album, was recorded in Finland and Belgium in the studios of experimental artist Timo van Luijk. It’s all the things I […]

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Nordic Spotlight’s Top 20 Songs in 2016 on Hype Machine

Nordic Spotlight's 2016 Top 20 Songs on Hype Machine

It’s that time of year again, where “Best Of” and “Top __” posts fill the interwebs as a way of recapping the year’s goodness, in case you missed some of the good. We’re jumping in with our own list: The 20 most popular songs on our Hype Machine profile. (If you haven’t already, I suggest […]

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TJH87 (FI) – “It’s All Reel”

TJH87 - It's All Reel

The final song in the trilogy from Finnish nu-disco artist TJH87 is out, worldwide. Synth-driven and 90s indie trance inspired, It’s All Reel squashes the notion that music creators should follow trends in order to stay within genre expectations. “For some time now, there’s been a trend for producers who stay really true to their ‘roots’, in fact […]

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