The Ja Ja Ja club night is back once again at The Lexington next week, and those Nordic music geniuses at JJJ have came up with the goods in a lineup that includes Iceland's Mr Silla, Sweden's Mountain Bird and Norwegian producer Gundelach.
The Oslo-based artist Gundelach is the first of the three artists on the bill we'll be introducing you to; he's already released two tracks, "Alone in the Night" and "Spiders", which we said mixed "soulful electro-R&B vocals with warm, Child Of Lov-esque production". On both tracks the Norwegian has worked with Joel Ford, and the pair have also worked on Gundelach's debut EP which will be released in May.
You can find out a bit more about the producer through our Q&A below.
Can you tell us a bit about how you got started? What made you want to get involved in music and DJing?
I started in a theatre group when I was around 9 years old. We played musicals, and I really enjoyed singing and being on stage. That's how I got into music I guess.
Was there a moment watching a particular DJ that made you realise you wanted to do that too, to be the guy onstage?
I remember the first time I went to a club concept in Oslo called "Foot Food", it was magical. I think that's when I got really into club music. G-ha, Olanski, Diskjokke and Vinny Villbass are the guys who still play those nights in Oslo.
What do you get more of a buzz from, DJing or playing your own music?
My own music definitely! I like DJing too though…
One of my managers knows Joel, so he sent him a couple of demos. He really liked them and wanted to work with me, so we did "Alone in the Night" together via mail, Skype etc, sending stuff back and forth.
What can you tell us about your latest single "Spiders"?
It's a song that I wrote a couple years ago. It's about being vulnerable, not knowing if the person that you are into likes you back.
Up to now you've released music without much press and staying shadowy while still making a name for yourself...is that the way you prefer it?
For sure. I enjoy doing things slowly, have a steady build instead of rushing things.
Can you tell us anything about your next release?
There is an EP coming out in May. I recorded it in New York with Joel last summer. I am really proud of it, and I think that people will find it interesting.
Are you looking forward to playing Ja Ja Ja?
Yeah! Its my first gig outside of Scandinavia, I’m psyched.
Gundelach will play Ja Ja Ja at The Lexington alongside Mr Silla and Mountain Bird on 31 March. Tickets cost just £5 in advance for Ja Ja Ja members (£7 for non-members), and you can sign up for free.