At Work with Nick Höppner

Nick Höppner’s career is one that has been entangled with the Ostgut Ton family since day one. A resident at the precursor to Berghain/ Panorama Bar, Ostgut and the man behind the creation of the Ostgut Ton label, Höppner has been a steadfast figure throughout the Berlin clubbing institution’s history. An integral part of its […]

LCD Soundsystem – american dream

There was no doubt that when LCD Soundssystem said “this is happening” in 2010 and  James Murphy called the whole project quits, it wouldn’t be the last we would hear from him and the post-wave-electro-punk band of his creation. Even as the “long goodbye” tour drew to its conclusion, and the supposed final recordings came […]

A mysterious e-mail appeared in my inbox. “Sassy 009 -pretty baby” in the subjectline.

[Poem] A mysterious e-mail appeared in my inbox. “Sassy 009 -pretty baby” in the subjectline. “Oh this looks interesting” Hopefully it’s an e-mail from a secret agent, a femme fetale in Ukraine. Not a stupid bookingagent. Maybe from someone close by. Aw shieeeeeeeeeet……… Just another mail from Mischa. Mischa the bearded bard. Oh it’s the […]

Not watching, Listening – An interview with G-Ha

Geir Aspenes was flicking through some records at Filter Musikk in Oslo when I bumped to him earlier in the summer. Somewhat dejected, he had felt slightly disenfranchised with the state of new electronic music that he’d been exposed to at that time through his usual digital channels and had turned back to the format […]

JM#061 – Kamelkollektivet

Cruising through the desert of inextricable feeling and ineffable dreams, the dromedary duo Kamelkollektivet, approach this week’s Jæger mix with a lucid tentativeness. They travel through a meditative oasis of sound, subtle and pertinent in their   objective to soundtrack the feeling of an imperturbable Sunday.  Never exceeding the cautious sway of a four-four beat […]

Album of the Week: DJ Hell – Zukunftmusik

Seeing DJ Hell play at Sommerøya a couple of weekends ago plagued by a botched rider; technical issues; and a premature closing time, only to overcome the obstacles and still entertain a loyal legion of fans, was a thing to behold and reminds me yet again of the DJs alluring appeal in the booth… and […]

Greetings from Jæger

There must be a glitch in the matrix… or did I just see two identical black cats? Wasn’t Leon Vynehall just here and didn’t Carl Craig’s rainy sets at Sukkerbiten and Jæger a thing we’ve witnessed only recently? I could have also sworn Ostgut Ton’s celebration of Zehn years occurred some mere months ago. And […]

TBT: Leon Vynehall residency with Medlar

3AM, and the first rays of a premature dawn illuminates the Oslo skyline just above the horizon. It’s the start of a new season where short nights and long days make the city come alive with the new life of fauna and a rested people as they emerge from a winter hibernation embracing the first […]

JM#060 – Kim Dürbeck

Kim Dürbeck sis a familiar name on the Oslo DJ circuit. Often cropping up at Villa, Dattera and of course Jæger, as Dürbeck, DJ Kimichi, one half of SUPERKIND, or as one third of the newly established Deep Dope Dark. An experienced musical entity on the Oslo scene, far greater than his years, Kim Dürbeck’s […]

On the Road with Olaf Boswijk

I first met Olaf Boswijk in 2013 during the annual ADE event in Amsterdam. I was there in a professional capacity covering the event and where I had found nothing but a cold impersonal business-like atmosphere, Olaf Boswijk and Trouw had opened me up to a completely different world in Amsterdam’s nightlife. They’d shown a […]

Album of the week: Les Amazones d’ Afrique – République Amazone

Can a piece of music actually bring about social change? Can the ephemeral placement of a group musical notes with relation to a set of abstract lyrics illicit a public response to dogmatic social practises that would effect change? For a group of west African musicians the answer is emphatically, yes. “Les Amazones d’ Afrique […]

DJ talk with DELLA and Tonchius

Jæger resident DELLA and newcomer Tonchius grace our booth for DELLA’s Drivhus this weekend and had an opportunity to share some questions and insights with each other before the gig. Talking about their beginnings, the role of a DJ and gender inequality in the booth, DELLA and Tonchius talk DJ to DJ, but first a […]