Norwegian beatmaker and Pokémon enthusiast HM Surf drops a new beat called “Spinach.” HM Surf is a producer we’ve been listening to for a while. The Pokémon aesthetic initially drew me in and then I heard the beats. Smooth and minimal, delicate and succinct. Spinach is no exception with its clean chord progression and soft drums spread over the top. According to the Soundcloud description, it’ll be…

Norway’s Nhu-Rha doles out two fantastic beats in three weeks – KingKrush and Rainynotes. We marked Nhu-Rha as a One To Watch back in 2012 and we’re shocked he hasn’t blown up or got more kudos on the blogosphere. Still, that hasn’t caused the quality of his music to decline and in his latest two tracks – KingKrush and Rainynotes – the off kilter Dilla…

Kine Hjeldnes’ Father gets the remix treatment and a new video by Axel Kacoutié. Kine Hjeldnes is a Norwegian singer with the voice of a Scandinavian siren but without the danger of death. Her vocals are a thing of beauty, perfect fodder for any remixer out there. Well, that’s where Axel Kacoutié stepped in when he messed around with Kine’s track “Father”, adding some sparse…

Where do I begin with this guy? He followed me on Soundcloud and from the second I started playing his tracks, I fell in love. His vibe is somewhat paradoxical; while he’s unique in the way that his beats are different to the popular style at the moment, they also fit into that chilled, head bobbing style of some of the hip hop greats, who…