Innotune.net is finally launched, a project I’ve been working on for the last six months. It’s an electronic music podcast and blog.
It’s been a while since I retired as a house dj and a host in the radio show about electronic music called Feedback. This winter I felt the urge to work with electronic music again, and I wanted it to be through a podcast.
When Håkon Lofthus (the co-host) and I did Feedback at the local radio station in Gjøvik (Norway), we featured fresh releases, gave the listeners EDM news and interviewed and had exclusive guest mixes from a lot of world known dj’s. Hybrid, The Thrillseakers, Matt Darey, Danjo & Rob Styles, Airbase, Gabriel & Dresden and Benjamin Bates were all featured in Feedback. As we only aired in the eastern part of the county Oppland, we didn’t have a lot of listeners. A new project like Feedback had to be available for people from all over the world.
My idea was to gather a few established EDM artists which should all contribute in the making of the podcast episodes. Like Feedback, this podcast would contain all kinds of electronic music. I turned to Håkon, cause I knew he wanted to get back into the EDM buzz as well. We developed the Innotune concept: A monthly podcast and a blog about electronic music. The Innotune collective was soon established, consisting of the following:
- The incredibly talented Swedish producer and dj Marcus Schossow.
- Thomas Sagstad, which is a friend of Håkon and me from the days of Feedback and the Myth parties in Gjøvik.
- Finnish dj and producer Ville Lope, a rising star.
- Håkon Lofthus, marketing professional with a lot of releases under the aliases Hawk and HKN.
- And myself.
We are all proud Scandinavians and ready to bring the cultivated world that viking sound.
This summer I’ve been building the website, doing the Innotune artwork and the sound design for the podcast. We launched the website 1st of September, and the first podcast episode was out on the 17th. From now on Håkon is the editor of the blog and I will produce the podcast episodes. All five of us will do the blogging.
Here’s both a teaser and the first podcast episode for you to listen to. If you like what you hear, head over to innotune.net and subscribe to the podcast and the blog. Hopefully we’ll be able to create a lot of high quality content for you in the future.