“They call it disco since it’s released on full pupp. And yes, it’s music made for loud systems in discos, clubs and raves. But the music itself is inspired by listening to loads of British emotional techno from the early 90ies, electro and sleazy cruising music.” - Øyvind Morken
We really should have written about this one when it came out in October last year. Where on Earth does the time go? That said, I really despise the idea that because it's four. months. old. something isn't current anymore, and I'm sure a lot of you agree. After all, we regularly spend years waiting for the record we love to get affordably reissued.
Anyway, here's the Vegator EP, the latest project from Norwegian DJ/producer Øyvind Morken, loved for his versatile and adventurous approach to his crafts. Released through the Oslo-based label Full Pupp, it's four tracks hang together around a conceptual theme Morken outlined on Instagram. In his words, "They call it disco since it's released on full pupp. And yes, it's music made for loud systems in discos, clubs and raves. But the music itself is inspired by listening to loads of British emotional techno from the early 90ies, electro and sleazy cruising music."
Starting off with the handclap-heavy, rave stab riot music of the title track, Morken dips into an electro-boogie strut on "Disco, Whorehouse and a Barbershop", before hitting a synthy, 808 skip on "They Look At Stars" and wrapping things up with the rhythmo-melodic beatscapes of "East of Yava". Function dancefloor weapons with enough nostalgia triggers to set off a stray feeling or two.
You can purchase the Vegator EP in 12" vinyl and digital formats (here)