8 Tracks: Of Smalltown Supersound with Joakim Haugland

25 years of the spectacular label.

8 Tracks: Of Smalltown Supersound with Joakim Haugland

25 years of the spectacular label.

This year marks what can be regarded as a landmark occasion in the lifetime of a record label which has had a sprawling influence upon the world of music for a long time. Smalltown Supersound is 25 years old, no small feat. The label run by Joakim Haugland is as pioneering as they come having helped champion a wave of Scandinavian musicality and offering a creative outlet to a vast array of producers, disc jockeys and artists whom might never have had a chance. Based in Oslo the imprint has been responsible for the release of music by the likes of Lindstrom, Bjorn Torske, Four Tet, Idjut Boys, Neneh Cherry, Todd Terje, Prins Thomas, Biosphere, Kelly Lee Owens, Robyn and many, many others. It has acted at times as a gateway between the world of pop and dance music channeling kindred spirits in unique and creative ways. 

There truly are very few labels which can be said to have left as positive mark on the scene as Smalltown Supersound has, we are delighted to welcome founder Joakim Haugland to take us through eight respective tracks. 


Buy the 25 year compilation mixed by Prins Thomas HERE

Lindstrom - The Magnificent

My favourite Lindstrøm track. For some strange reason it was overlooked compared to his bigger songs I Feel Space, Lovesick and Closing Shot. Lindstrom is now the artist that has been longest on the label. I think we have a unique relationship. What I like most about his musical output is that he moves very easy between the commercial and the avantgarde. He never stays still and that is the reason he is as relevant now as he was when we started working together in 2005.

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