Check out ‘Also’ from Ivan Ave. This chill downtempo song was co-produced by Kaytranada, and features the smooth and deliberate vocals of Oslo based Ivan Ave. This track came to me at a perfect time of year. The grey, weather we’ve been having calls for chill soulful music and Ivan Ave has been a perfect fit.

What I really love about this track, and everything I’ve heard from Ivan Ave,  is that the songs aren’t over fussed or over produced. Ivan’s got a good style going – check out more music on his bandcamp.

Ivan Ave‘s relationship with music started in the CD shelves of his older sisters. Today the Norwegian MC makes songs clearly shaped by sneaking into 90s bedrooms to play albums by The Fugees and Janet Jackson. In the last few years he has put out several projects, all deeply rooted in the RnB and Hip-Hop of his childhood, perhaps even more the 70s jazz and soul that inspired it. The same vibes are prevalent on any release or event (e.g. Boiler Room) executed by his crew Mutual Intentions, an Oslo based family of visual artists, DJs and musicians.


If you’re into this check out some other great songs from Ivan Ave, including this smooth jam produced by MNDSGN