Sparkling melodic objects glisten in the wake of a skipping electro beat with a Reedale Rise track commencing Nordiks’ session in our booth for this week’s Jæger Mix. Nordiks hangs on to the track by tooth and nail before ebbing into his comfort zone, moving back into a corner where Tech/Deep House prevails as common denominator. Slipping in and out of beatific melodic passages through beat-bass arrangements that seem to fall off the edge of the world, Nordiks crafts a apathetic Sunday mood in his mix. Passages of quietude counterpoint 4/4 kicks in a calm dynamic wave that laps listlessly against the shores of House music through the DJ’s introspective session.
Nordiks is of course one part of Osloground, the online mix series, who together with sunkissed resident A:G and Thorgerdur Johanna have brought some of Oslo’s most hyped DJs to the fore. Nordiks is the DJ alias of Moroccan-born, Oslo-native Karim and alongside the likes of A:G, he has been a permanent installation in the DJ Oslo DJ community since the mid 2000’s. Influenced by the likes of David Morales, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Sven Vath, Villalobos and Carl Cox, Nordiks’ tastes in electronic music reach far and wide and in this edition of the Jæger mix, he calls on some key points in those influences.