Jolene - Dolly Parton

I’m dedicating today’s post to one of the best songs EVER (I will fight you over this if necessary). What’s not to love about Dolly in general? She’s a ridiculously talented singer, songwriter and musician. I’ve been lucky enough to see her live and she played 7 different instruments during one concert! Jolene is the ultimate Dolly song for me though. The guitar riff, the lyrics, Dolly’s vocals….the only bad thing about it is the fact it’s just 2.30 minutes long!

Gotta start off with Dolly belting it out live, wearing what is probably THE ugliest onesie on the planet (matches her eye make-up though)

Honestly never thought I’d post a Miley Cyrus video on this blog (not that I have anything personal against Miley, she’s just not really my cup of tea musically), but she has a set of pipes on her, and this cover is excellent. I honestly CANNOT believe that this video has had nearly 100 million more views than Dolly’s video though…WTF?!

I first heard this remix at the end of Todd Terje’s set at Glasgow’s infamous Sub Club (officially one of the greatest clubs on the planet…and that’s not just me being biased, it’s a well know fact!) It was a truly magical moment when a club full of ravers started having a singalong to it.

Jolene slowed down to 33rpm is a total trip and takes it to a whole new level.


#ToucheRadioStation ♥ Todd Terje - Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)

Interview: Justin Strauss with Todd Terje

Oslo, Norway

Norwegian DJ, songwriter and brains behind Olsen Records, Todd Terje came to early dance floor fame with his orgiastic disco edits. For this episode of the Just/Talk series, Ace friend, legendary DJ and music producer Justin Strauss talked to Todd about early musical influences, the surprising turn in designing men’s underwear and why he can’t stop buying “non-playing” music.

Justin Strauss: This is my third trip to Oslo, and I’ve always been fascinated by how small this city is, and yet, there’s such a big music scene that has had an influence over dance music culture the last ten years or so. There’s you, (Hans-Peter) Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas, the Sunkissed Collective and a lot of other people doing great things in this relatively small city. Was there a time you felt that something was happening? 

Todd Terje: I don’t really have a good answer for that. I mean that’s the most typical question journalists ask, because they think there’s some kind of link. I don’t think there is, to be honest. You’re probably aware of that movie Northern Disco Light or something like that.

JS: I haven’t seen it. Have you? 

TT: No, but I hear it’s supposed to be good. That’s covering the Norwegian scene back to Belle Canto in the 80s, Röyksopp, Biosphere and Strangefruit, who had this early radio station that I was inspired by — but where did he come from? Where did Prins Thomas come from? They were in the same city. I think the answer is that inspiration came from the UK. We’ve been looking over to the UK for so long. We heard about the Idjut Boys. Now Dan is my neighbor. Dan Tyler from Idjut Boys is my neighbor, so he’s not so mythical anymore.

If anything, I would say that it comes from and inspired by UK dance styles and the ability to mix up genres like they do over there. I guess specifically who we looked at was Idjut Boys, Ashley Beedle and DJ Harvey — all the original UK “nu disco” guys.

I think that’s at least what inspired me, and of course Strangefruit here in Norway. If you ask me where his inspiration comes from, I have no idea.

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[Directed by Bendik Kaltenborn and Espen Friberg. “It’s Album Time” is out now on Olsen Records]

Svensk Sås
Todd Terje
Svensk Sås

Ce morceau fait danser les lundis moroses, perce les plafonds gris de nos vies et entraîne vers les sommets de gaieté. Parfait. Svensk Sås est tiré du nouvel album à venir de Todd Terje, It’s album time. Après un nombre impressionnants d'edits et de remixes ces dernières années, le Norvégien se lance enfin sur un long format. Et ce n'est pas (que) l'attrait de la nouveauté qui me fait dire que c'est une grande réussite dansante et synthétique. Ne serait-ce que pour l'enchaînement magique Svensk Sås - Strandbar qui transforme mon cœur en carnaval.

L'album est en écoute complète ici.