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New video by Mndsgn & Ivan Ave, ‘Young Eye’

L.A. mastermind Mndsgn is back together with Norwegian emcee Ivan Ave for something new—you can’t thank Jakarta Records enough for bringing this duo together with 2014’s Low Jams. “Young Eye” is a fresh teaser for Ivan’s new album, Every Eye, coming up…
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Ol’ Burger Beats – Mind Games (ft. Ivan Ave & Oliver The 2nd)

Norwegian hip hop-slash-jazz producer Ol’ Burger Beats dropped a hella tasty teaser for his same-titled album, to be released via Norwegian label Mutual Intentions. The mellow track features verses by label mate Ivan Ave, and Oliver The 2nd. “Mind Games” is a welcome appetizer for the…
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Interview: Ivan Ave

Ivan Ave almost single-handedly put distant Norway on the hip hop map, partly thanks to some high-quality releases with Fredfades. The real breakthrough came with the Low Jams EP on German label Jakarta Records, with Stones Throw signee Mndsgn behind the boards. A sharp…
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Listen: Ivan Ave – Keep Looking (Prod. by Mndsgn)

New track by Norwegian emcee Ivan Ave, produced by Stones Throw’s latest signee, Mndsgn. It doesn’t top Breathe with Fredfades if you ask us, but it’s certainly a promising cut for their forthcoming collaborative release on Jakarta Records, Low Jams. Available digitally and…
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Video: Fredfades & Ivan Ave – Breathe

UK indie label KingUnderground is killing it lately. Last week we shared the news of a forthcoming record by Lil Dap (of Group Home) entirely produced by Lewis Parker, and now it’s “Breathe” by Norwegian hip hop duo Fredfades and…
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loji & Swarvy – Due Rent (Side A & B)

It doesn’t happen very often that we bookmark a release in our inbox to make sure we share it on the date it drops. Due Rent by emcee loji and beatmaker Swarvy is one of the exceptions. Recommended if you’re into lo-fi…