Through the summer months, smalltown retreats into the coolest intimate spaces in melbourne to deliver our favorite artists up, close & personal. sometimes bigger is not better and from december to march smalltown will be presenting you like-minded souls with some taste house artists in limited capacity events..beginning with the amazing Todd Terje.
Along with his compatriots Prins Thomas and Hans-Peter Lindstrom, Todd Terje was instrumental in the development of the unique Norwegian nu-disco sound that materialized at the end of the last decade. Infamous for his remixes and edits, Terje brings a delicate and nuanced touch to anything he lays his hands on.
Now with his latest EPs, Ragysh and It's The Arps, Terje has shown the world the might of his original productions. Tracks such as Snooze 4 Love and Inspector Nors have become staples in the current nu-disco scene. With an analog flair, he not only continues to keep Norway on the map as a disco epicenter, but proves that the nu-disco scene continues to evolve and thrive the world over.
Following a string of celebrated releases leaning on everything from kitschy euro sounds to deep funk and latin jazz, the relatively new to the scene Todd Terje has already made his mark within dance music circuits. Gems such as the cheese monster “Eurodans” and the latin disco-fueled edit of Jacko’s “Can’t Help it” under his Tangoterje edit-moniker instantly made industry types and clubbers alike go bananas. Whatever the 25 year old Norwegian puts his fingers on, it always comes out with that crucial blend of musicality and playfulness.
Is it house, funk, techno or disco? Terje speaks of catchy rhythms, dubby sounds, dreamy synth layers, cinematic moods, a playful approach and searching for that one nerve when asked to describe his music, and the resistance to being pigeonholed is obvious.
“I both like playing big room/macho style, but at the same time it’s the girls I play for really. So I guess it’s a mixture of high octane, leather homo disco done up with mambo, coconuts and lipstick.” -Todd Terje