per martinsen aka mental overdrive is one of norwegian dance musics founding fathers. alongside friends such as bjorn torske, biosphere, rune lindbaek and dj strangefruit, martinsen was integral in laying the foundations of norways now blossoming dance music scene during the late 1980s and early 90s. as a producer, he cut his teeth making house, techno and hardcore for belgian imprints ssr and r&s records at the turn of the 90s. he was a regular at the r&s studio in ghent, programming and mixing for other artists including joey beltram. since then, per has continued to produce and release quality electronic music, both under his mental overdrive alias (see releases on full pupp, smalltown supersound, rett i fletta and his own love od communications imprint), and as part of outfits such as frost (alongside his other half, aggie peterson) and illumination/ chilluminati. per is featured heavily in ben davis and pete jenkinsons documentary film chronicling the rise of norwegian dance music, ‘northern disco lights.
nice price deal !!! based on an old sketch for a track that was lost for 20 years and then suddenly resurfaced on an old dat tape when he moved his studio, latest offering from per martinsen aka mental overdrive takes us into a universe where big pianos and bright sunshine is the order of the day. to make things even more summery and relaxed he teamed up with fellow norwegian disco connoisseur rune lindbaek for a joint remix, and while in the studio they had a swift visit from chanteuse anneli drecker - recently known for her position as front vocalist for röyksopp - who added her soothing voice to the mix to transport you even further into balearic bliss. finally this release also introduces the bright new talent of boska, delivering his more uptempo remix duties to complete this essential package to kick off the summer season.
plugged - the reinvented 21 year old norwegian techno classic by mental overdrive gets full remix treatment by the main men involved in unfolding the expansion and remastering of this lengendary recordings: prins thomas and daniel blackbelt andersen ! plus theres an additional mo track here too: disto disco part 3! all available on full pupps techno not techno-offshoot rett i fletta!
beautifully designed 3lp album + mp3 downloadcode.
21 year old norwegian techno classic by mental overdrive gets the expanded and remastered treatment on full pupps techno not techno-offshoot rett i fletta!
3 new tracks from love od label boss per martinsen aka mental overdrive. lovely nordic house music with the pure emotive detroit techno rooted opener chapp and the exceptionally beautiful 3rd track in love we fall. tip!
two remixes of mental overdrives monster and ritual tracks. full pupps daniel blackbelt andersen and optimos jd twitch respectively - blackbelt with a signature eyes-on-the-(mirror)ball techno shuffle, utilizing the rave-stabs from the original monster tune to full effect, while jd twitch opens his drawer full of old hip-hop breaks and adds a razor-sharp bass synth for a truly gut-punching and sub-heavy take on ritual. exciting and adventurous stuff!!
per martinsen aka mental overdrive shouldnt need any introduction being the granddad of the norwegian electronic music scene and all... hidden away in a little snowcave near the polar circle hes currently preparing the bits that eventually will become his debut album for full pupp.weve heard some bits and though wed like to keep them all under the lid for a little while longer, heres a little sneak peek of what hes done and hopefully preparing you off his unique take on modern dance music taking in elements of new wave, new beat, detroit and dubstep on the way. per unleashed this on us at one of the full pupp nights in oslo and recently we saw how it took the roof off at fabric... for the b-side we paired per up with the equally detroit-loving blackbelt andersen which gives us a hi-speed samba techno work out with a unhealthy deep bass.
mental overdrive is norway’s per martenson, famous since 1990 for his productions on belgian superlabel r&s, music man, discfunction, smalltown supersound, virgin and his own love od communications imprint out of norway
beautifully designed cd + digipack reinvented 21 year old norwegian techno classic by mental overdrive gets the expanded and remastered treatment on full pupps techno not techno offshoot rett i fletta!
mental overdrive, norwegian gran ol wizard of techno, owner of love od communications starts of with “clocked”, a colorful and moody track with a touch of grittyness. thomas urv, ploink label head and one of norwegian techno’s main protagonists, brings a signature raw high energy techno track “6.24 con dao”. per hammar, swedish producer and dj based in berlin, the captain behind dirty hands and 10years labels delivers a steady dubbed hypnotic house track “blank space”. thomas skjaerstad from trysil, norwegian winner of burn residency 2017 finishes the ep with a punchy, dark spaced out techno track titled “space x (sommeroya edit)”.
celebrating 20 years, thomas urv and miss mostly’s ploink imprint drops the first in a trilogy of techno releases featuring the norwegian brand’s core artists.
the package inaugurates with oslo’s prins thomas editing tromsø legend mental overdrive ‘hellbent’ for a decadent cut featuring sinister drones and dusky atmospherics. urhaug, also known under his house alias tobii, demonstrates tantalising melodies and a chugging bassline in ‘7.3’ before ploink veteran nordenstam takes things into a rhythmic direction in ‘haustfargar’ using shuffling percussion, bouncy toms and spectral synths. christian tilt, another core ploink member, then drops the mesmerising ‘ord’ boasting industrial stabs, a throbbing low-end and cosmic effects. tying it all together, fresh bergen talent hutmacher concludes the release with a cacophony of grooves, samples and echoes in an arcane number named ‘dobbelgänger’.
for this project the barking dogs rework two tracks by jessie evans, adding their producing skills to her post-punk sax and vocals lines and giving us two old school burning, sweaty killers. the pack is complete with remixes from a couple of hot names on the scene. altz with his enormous, mad remix (something really unique, we where stunned when we first listened to this one) and the deep acid version from rune lindbaek & mental overdrive.
support from: prins thomas, todd terje, jd twitch (optimo), trevor jackson, severino (horse meat disco), sam proper, italoboyz and many more ...
freerange celebrates its 100th 12inch release with a double vinyl release (this is part 2) including brand new tracks from key artists including jimpster, only freak/spirit catcher and palm skin productions. jimpster starts proceedings with a brand new track entitled got a hold on your soul, an appropriate title for a track that ll draw in the dancefloor with its warm, shuffling beats, lush chords and bleepy fx. palm skin productions lose it beefs things up a bit for an edgy tech house track with plenty of funk. belgiums only freak return with mental overdrive (remixed here by their alter egos spirit catcher). they round things off in suitably driving fashion with a powerful, stripped back monster of a track. spirit catcher have been enjoying huge success with their releases as well as awesome live gigs around the world.
incl mental overdrive (r&s) remix !! the second single from cato canari, who was born in norway and gets going for his project in tokyo these days. the 12 single consists of 3 brand new tracks and the latest remix versions of which originals were heard on his debut album >out of tune<