5 Minutes With... BEATSERVICE RECORDS
Longstanding providers of quality machine funk from Norway, Beatservice Records - and it's label head Vidal Hanson - has been spanning a wide spectrum of genres throughout it's 25 years of activity. The label is back on 23rd October with a remix compilation featuring Third Attempt, Flunk, Lakeshouse and many more. We've picked up Track 1 from the VA to premiere 'Kohib - So Good (Reggie Got Beats Remix)'. Check it out below and see what Vidal had to say when we spent 5 Minutes With him...
1. Give us the lowdown on this release…
I've had this compilation in the back of my head for a while, wanting to highlight remixes that didn’t get the attention they deserved as bonus tracks on various EP's. And finally I got myself around to doing it! It’s a mix of some of my personal favourites, some remixes that work well in my DJ sets, and some new ones.
2. If you had to pick one, what would be your biggest career highlight to date?
The biggest successes have been the debut albums from Flunk (For Sleepyheads Only) and Xploding Plastix (Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents), but the by far greatest kick was when Flunk's downbeat version of ‘Only You’ was used in the Designated Survivor tv-series. Not only because it was way cool for a small label from the north of Norway to get a track on a major US TV-series, but also because of the way it was used, in a heart breaking and dramatic scene, with all sound off, except for the Flunk song...!!! Goosebumps all over the place, and Shazam-friendly indeed!!
3. If we were allowed to be out partying, what current records would you be playout out every set?
Kohib featuring Dagny: So Good (Reggie Got Beats Remix)
Shameless self- promotion. But this always set the dance floor on fire! From the So Good re-release single, and also the opening remix on the BSRMX01 compilation.
9 Grader Nord: Ayo (Horse Love Remix)
Oslo band consisting of people with background from India, remixed by house-collective Horse Love!
...and one classic: Lindstrøm: I Feel Space
...I never get tired of this one...!!!
4. What’s coming up next for you?
New singles from Flunk, album coming up in May 2021, collab album from Third Attempt and LP Martin, remix EP's from Of Norway & Linnea Dale, some archive stuff from Mind Over MIDI, a new album with Third Attempt is in the works for spring release, and autumn 2021, Kohib and Legs 11 albums are planned.
5. If you could spend '5 Minutes With…' anyone, who would it be and why...?
Being a huge Prince fan, and being in the middle of digesting the massive super-deluxe version of Sign "O" The Times, I would have to say that I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Prince was doing his studio magic. 5 minutes would be way too short time though...
RELEASE DATE : Friday 23rd Oct