The Norwegian artist's next LP is inspired by Gamelan, a musical tradition from Indonesia.
As a compatriot to artists like Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas, diskJokke is best known for his cosmic-flavored disco and house. He's developed this style across two albums, Staying In and En Fin Tid, as well as a string of 12-inches and remixes, including some for The xx, Crystal Castles and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Sagara breaks away from his usual style a bit, in part because it's conceptually driven. The idea began in 2009, when Norway's Øye Festival commissioned Diskjokke for a one-off project. They told him he could travel anywhere in the world and work with whomever he liked, and they would cover all the expenses. He decided on Indonesia with the idea of studying Gamelan music. Ultimately he spent two weeks in the city of Java, working with local musicians and capturing field recordings from the surrounding area.
You can stream or download the final track off Sagara directly from from Smalltown Supersound's Soundcloud page.
Smalltown Supersound will release Sagara on June 14th, 2011.