Musikkfest 2021: Charlotte Bendiks + Crussen +++

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Charlotte Bendiks | Crussen | g-HA & Olanskii | Mutual Intentions | Olivia Rashidi | Vari Loves 

A glorious din descends onto Oslo. It’s a sound in hibernation, awoken finally after a two year long absence. It’s a slumbering beast, ready to explode with the pent up energy of  two years of unbridled creativity that has longed for an output in the city. Musikkfest returns to Oslo, and in a tradition that we’ve sincerely missed, the city wide music festival comes back to Jaeger, featuring a list of some our closest friends and DJs in the sauna. We extend the backyard and crack up the system for a day of music and culture like you’ll experience nowhere else quite like Oslo Musikkfest.


Playful, explorative, cathartic, ecstatic, integrative, sustainable – Crussen aims to create opportunities for us to allow ourselves to just be – to be fundamentally human. I want us to feel animated and motivated to move into all areas of life – even the dark ones – with lightness. Let’s embrace it all and celebrate life itself!

Charlotte Bendiks

She likes dogs, Jacuzzis, riding a bike, bålkos, å få napp, her own oceans of emotions, hummus, Rhabarbersaftschorle, free WiFi, Mezcal, dark days and dark nights, talking fast, dancing slow, serious shit, funny shit, singing, getting dirty, staying away, getting close, going hard, being active, being passive, being together, being there, getting it all. A DJ, a producer, and a positive thinker, she spent the last years exploring music, people, life and places. Playful and silly, and therefore confident and sexy, whether as a DJ or playing live, her music is deep, dark, and psychedelic.

g-HA & Olanskii

Two pivotal bodies in the sphere of Norwegian electronic music, g-HA & Olanskii are an event, a club, a DJ duo, and a musical authority for Norway. Individually adept as DJ, selectors and tastemaker, Ola “Olanskii” Smith-Simonsen and Geir “g-HA” Holger’s musical voices unified for Sunkissed, an events series that has become the backbone of Oslo’s electronic music scene and  beyond. They have played a fundamental role in the development of Norwegian music abroad with residencies at Panorama Bar, Fabric, Robert Johnson, Into the Valley and Moog, where they’ve given fellow Norwegian artists a platform to the outside world, proving to be a motivational force behind Oslo and Norway’s thriving electronic music scene, through Sunkissed and more recently through Jæger – the club founded by Olanskii and host to their internationally acclaimed Frædag residencies.

Mutual Intentions

A formidable crew of DJs, artists, producers and tastemakers, Mutual Intentions influences spread far and wide, with a focus on black American dance music and its direct descendants. A party clique, label, clothing brand and collective, Mutual Intentions have solidified their collective tastes around a distinctive yet eclectic sound.

Olivia Rashidi 

Olivia Rashidi from Tromsø, a precocious talent, she has an innate musical ability, fusing organic contrapuntal rhythms with vintage synthesisers in exotic mixes forged from chimerical musical landscapes. Mentored by Charlotte Bendiks and with a steep learning curve, it didn’t take long for her to rise in the ranks of the local scene, having graced the dance floors of clubs in Oslo and Copenhagen. With the rule of no fillers, only killers she’ll mix up an eclectic vibe that can go anywhere.
Vari Loves
Following a musical legacy that started somewhere over the rainbow, Vari Loves and her hand selected guests facilitate a night of passionate pulses in our late night-night courtyard and lounge. Vari Loves’ close associations with Oslo’s clubbing community between DJing and working behind the scenes, situates her close to the pulsing heart of the scene’s latest and greatest trendsetters. As a DJ she is known to carve out deep sensual sets from the freshest cuts and with a roll-call of some of Oslo’s most prominent selectors at hand, Vari Loves and friends facilitate night of furtive glances and intimate connections.