Mhost Likely co-owner and Norwegian producer Gordon Joe debuts on Mhost Likely Green with a new single that includes remixes from Henrik Villard and Keecen. Gordon Joe "seeks to collect the musical pollen from the lush ecosystem of Norway" and has a background as a studio producer and ‘an ear for intricate sound design’. He has also worked with singer/songwriter Aurora and has recorded for Eskimo Recordings.
Inspired by a pool of influences, including ambient, electro and house, he crafts music with subtlety and variety of moods that are all demonstrated on his debut single.
The inspiration to make ‘Luminous’ came one summer morning when the artist flipped through clips from old anime TV series’, making him nostalgic for a worry-free childhood.
Gordon Joe: “Gordon Joe is a personal project all about communicating my inner emotions through music. With ‘Luminous’ as my first original release, I can confidently say that this represents me and what I wish to pursue."
The track is a record that taps into an indie-electronica sphere, filled with a blend of dreamy melodies.
Remixer Henrik Villard hails from Oslo and is a deep house artist who fuses warm grooves, lo-fi samples and flowing piano lines on labels such as Moskalus, Tooman, Beatservice and more. His version is a hazy slice of house music that evokes a feeling of hopefulness with vocals harking back to an era of UKG.
Lastly, Keecen hails from the edge of the Arctic Circle and is paving a new path for Tromsø-based artists. The Nordic funk artist releases under various aliases on Full Pupp, Beatservice and Paper Recordings and takes you on a Flume-esque trip through subtle and downtempo dreamscapes.
It’s out 11 February.