J-RAMM / KOLON PRODUCTIONS / NUTSONS / CLARK F

Digipack CD // Gatefold 2 LP

This is the first release in the Produced in Norway series on Plastic Strip Press, a new series showcasing talent from the Norwegian music scene on quality vinyl and digipack CD format.

This release features four up and coming producers from the Norwegian hip-hop scene J-Ramm (Jørgen Ramm), Kolon Productions (Intact & FLG/Erik Norderval og Joakim Martinussen), Nutsons (Erlend & Haakon Mjømen Knudsen) & Clark F (Marius Haugan) that have all been active on the scene in Norway as producers, DJ`s or MCs the last ten years. They have in common (with Nutsons as an exception) that they are part of a new generation of Norwegian beat producers that has grown up on the music of Jay Dee & Madlib and the sound from Detroit and Los Angeles - compared to the earlier beat makers in Norway, more influenced by New York producers like DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Large Professor.

Many of the producers have worked tightly with foreign artists, either living abroad or hooking up through MySpace and this album showcases some of the collaborations with American, Swedish and English names such as Frank N Dank, Baatin (of Slum Village) Shawn Jackson, Leaf Ericson Johnny 5, Organism 12 Niamh Mc Cartney and Illa J. Also some of the best Norwegian rap acts are featured such as Loys Doy, Onkl P & Jaa9, Budbringer, Follo Pluss, RSP, Freakshow and Toby Tones.