Strandbar marks the first 12″ in the Todd Terje artillery since the highly lauded It’s The Arps EP from early 2012 and although his three versions of the title track aren’t the next “Inspector Norse,” the versatility he shows should not be ignored. Rather than produce another supremely feel-good club hit, Terje’s just playing around with with Latin sounds. In his own press release he describes the sounds — “Strandbar” (meaning beach bar in Norweigan) is allegedly a pun on the description of “Inspector Norse” as “background music at a beach bar.” The samba cut is slinky piano house, and the disko cut is his interpretation of what would happen if he’d been “asked to program the music at the Virgin space shuttle.” The bonus version, as you’ll notice, is the most stripped down version of the three.Posted by
Despite a huge critical success in 2012, Todd Terje is definitely not resting on his laurels in 2013. Today the Norweigan producer/DJ released “Lanzarote,” a bit of a tribute to the start of a great partnership with fellow countryman Lindstrøm. The two have already announced their impending partnership for a live touring show this summer, scheduled to hit big festivals like Sonar.
“Lanzarote” offers a look back at past summer seasons as well as look forward to a blissed-out, synthed-out, disco-groovy tune. The full track clocks in at almost nine minutes and leaves us wondering when we’ll be able to book our next flight to the Canary Islands with a bunch of jolly Scandinavians. Stream the whole thing and purchase on Beatport below.