Dirty melancholic house music is the produce of much musical soul searching for emerging Norwegian star Finnebassen.
Leaving his teenage genre hopping days behind him, 2008 saw a house music epiphany, as a deep rooted interest in electronic music began, bringing Finnebassen to the sound he relays today.
Although he has been producing music and playing gigs in his hometown of Oslo for a long time, 2012 has finally seen the first attacks of Finnebassen on the worldwide electronic music scene, in both performance and production.
UK label Electronique, took hold of his own production ‘If You Only Knew’ and provided remixes by Matt Fear, The Mekanism and Balcazar & Sordo. The original was seen prior to the full EP release and reached number 3 on the Beatport Nu Disco Chart.
May 2012 saw Finnebassen release two tracks on Noir Music’s “Second Chances and Romances EP”, entitled “Touching Me” and “Such a High”. These releases have gained support from Solomun, Hot Since 82, Sasch BBC, Motorcitysoul, Atapy, Djuma Soundsystem, Alex Niggerman, Gabriel Sordo, Hunter/Game, The Mekanism, Blond:ish, Toky and MORE.
“Touching Me” reached the number one spot on Beatport’s Deep House chart, and was also played by Pete Tong, on Radio 1, in his ‘Wonderments’ section.
Finnebassen has original material coming on NastyFunk Records, Sleazy Deep and Acid Fruits along with remixes for Nurvous Records, Get Physical Music and OFF Recordings.
The Finnebassen remix of Brandy track ‘Baby’ has also been picked up, and now soon to be released by UK based bloggers and label, The House of Disco. They have also featured his track ‘Bleedin Out’ on their soon to be released ‘House of Dikso’ compilation.
The guitar you hear in many Finnebassen tracks is Finn himself playing: a note to his true understanding of music.
Respecting the work of his peers, he lists artists such Maceo Plex, Solomun, Art Department and all of the major players in house music of today as his influences.
But, it is his own version of silky smooth house by which he intends to impress. As well as regularly playing at massive Oslo night spots Jaeger and The Villa, Finnebassen also has regular gigs worldwide, with recent visits to Berlin, Greece and many appearances around the UK.
Romania and Belgium are scheduled for the Finnebassen treatment later this year, as well as appearances at Berlin’s Watergate and Amsterdam ADE. There is also, excitingly, a planned tour of Brazil in November.