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Originally much metal drummer, Bård Aasen Lødemel, aka Skatebård, experienced techno and rave through the ’90s just before he became a producer of retro-futuristic disco, house, and techno. Hailing from a little town known as Ørsta over the Norwegian western world coast, Lødemel transferred to Bergen in the entire year 2000, where he quickly became area of the town’s developing club picture. After handing more than a homemade demonstration to Informé Information label employer Mikal Telle, Lødemel was agreed upon to Informé offshoot label Tellektro in 2001. His initial release beneath the name of Skatebård, a concise vinyl-only record known as Skateboarding Was a Criminal offense (In 1989), premiered in 2002, and gradually Skatebård’s reputation began dispersing beyond Norway’s edges. Quickly thereafter, Lødemel instantly became a hip-hop cult amount in his house country, because the sidekick MC in Part Brok — an ensemble that, during 2004, was among Norway’s best-selling hip-hop works. Despite his unexpected hip-hop stardom, Lødemel under no circumstances remaining his dance origins, and continued release a 12″s on different worldwide labels such as for example Keys of Existence. Although he was occupied with productions, remixes, and DJ’ing, in addition to duties with Part Brok, Lødemel still discovered time to begin his personal label, Digitalo Corporations, which got a cope with the distribution wing of Cologne, Germany’s Kompakt. Midnight Magic, released in 2006, got a solid Italo disco experience to it and received great evaluations both in the Norwegian and worldwide music press. Cosmos (2008) as well as the digital download-only Vill Stil (2011), also released on Digitalo, veered from uncooked, jacking home to smooth Euro-disco. CDIII (2015), the 3rd Skatebård record released on compact disk, was his most different and refined discharge, since it drew from Moroder-style disco, Krautrock, and many post-disco designs, including Italo-disco and early Chicago home.

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