The Oslo Underground Scene

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is known for its stunning architecture, beautiful fjords, and a vibrant cultural scene. However, the city also has a unique underground house scene that is gaining popularity. In recent years, a growing number of underground house music events have been popping up in various locations across the city, attracting a diverse crowd of music lovers.

One of the reasons for the popularity of underground house in Oslo is the city’s rich musical heritage. Oslo has a long-standing tradition of electronic music, with artists such as Lindstrøm, Finnebassen, Ost & Kjex and Todd Terje paving the way for the genre in Norway. The city’s vibrant nightlife also provides the perfect setting for underground house events, with numerous clubs and bars offering a platform for both established and upcoming DJs.


One of the most significant players in the Oslo underground house scene is the club JÆGER. Situated in the city center, Jaeger has been at the forefront of electronic music in Oslo for over a decade, hosting regular events featuring some of the best local and international DJs. The club has a reputation for its excellent sound system and intimate atmosphere, making it a favorite among club-goers. Among the resident DJs at Jæger you´ll find: Ole HK, G-Ha, Olefonken, Prins Thomas, Vinnie Villbass and Charlotte Bendiks.

Web page: https://jaegeroslo.no/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaegeroslo/ 
Resident Advisor: https://ra.co/clubs/39924 


Another venue that has been instrumental in promoting underground house in Oslo is The Villa. Located near the fashionable Grünerløkka district, The Villa is known for its cutting-edge music programming and rough underground interior. The club has hosted some of the most significant names in underground house, including Dixon, Âme, and Tale of Us, cementing its reputation as one of Oslo’s premier electronic music destinations. Among the resident DJs at at the decks at THE VILLA you´ll find: Julie Reistad, Monojack, Ost & Kjex, Nils Noa og Normann.

Web page: http://www.thevilla.no/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevillaoslo/ 
Resident Advisor: https://ra.co/clubs/5879 


Skaugum is another venue that has made a significant contribution to Oslo’s underground house scene. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Sollie Plass and the Royal Palace, Skaugum has become a favorite among the city’s partygoers thanks to its unique setting and excellent music programming. The venue, which is housed in a converted train station, boasts a large dance floor, top-of-the-line sound system, and an outdoor terrace. Skaugum also has a great list of names from the underground scene, including Amelie Lens, Solomun, and Nina Kraviz, cementing its position as a must-visit destination for electronic music fans in Oslo. Events to look out for at Skaugum are clearly the Skaugum Express – deep house Wednesday normally packed! Among the resident DJs at SKAUGUM you´ll find: Blichfeldt, Eyvind Alnæs

Web page: https://palacegrill.no/skaugum-bakgarden 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skaugum/ 
Resident Advisor: https://ra.co/clubs/34334 


Apart from these established clubs, Oslo’s underground house scene is also fuelled by a growing number of pop-up events and parties. These events, often held in unconventional spaces such as warehouses, art galleries, and abandoned buildings, provide a unique setting for underground house music and attract a diverse crowd of music enthusiasts. They offer a more intimate and immersive experience, with DJs and party goers alike united by a shared love of house music. Events to look out for: Basement Sessions, Det Gode Selskab, Epiphany, Pils & Plater, Øya Natt

In recent years, the Oslo underground house scene has gained recognition beyond Norway’s borders, with international DJs and promoters taking notice of the city’s thriving electronic music scene. This has led to an increase in the number of international acts performing in Oslo, further fueling the growth of the scene.

The underground house scene in Oslo is thriving, thanks to a combination of the city’s musical heritage, vibrant nightlife, and innovative venues. The scene is continually evolving, with new clubs and events popping up regularly. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the city, exploring Oslo’s underground house scene is a must for any electronic music lover.


Oslo’s underground house scene is not only defined by its venues but also by its roster of talented artists. There are several local DJs who have been making waves in the city’s electronic music scene. Get a taste of some of them here:


Basement Session #3 is up on Youtube. Watch the full set here or on my youtube channel. Make sure to subscribe to my channel.


  • Band&dos – La Montaña
  • HotLap, SHELLS – You & I ft. SHEELS
  • Tim Green – Mobara
  • Sebastien Leger – Kanga
  • Fulltone, Parallells – How Can I Resist
  • Lost Desert, Junior Akwety – Vibe With Me
  • Lui Danzi & Hachero Feat. Aurinha Do Coco – O’ Grito 
  • Sebastian Haas & Ignacio Corazza – Estrella Del Alba
  • Shai T – Where The Heart Is
  • JT Donaldson, Liv.e – Stay Inside feat. Liv.e 
  • Dum K – Nativos (Original Mix)
  • Curol, Wolsh – Curol – Altyd (Wolsh Remix)
  • Blinding Lights, Joris Voorn – Blinding Lights 
  • Trigger Me – Trigger Me All I Do – All I Do
  • Wet Velvet – Do The Dance
  • Rosario Galati & Yves Murasca – Comprendo
  • Echo Daft, STEREO MUNK, Dublew – Embers
  • Simon Field – Shake The Tree (VIP Remix)
  • Malone, Calussa – More Life (After Hours Mix)


Minimal Tech, Organic House, Deep House, Organica, Progressive House

Exclusive Interview with Soundrivemusic.com

Bringing together like-minded DJs and music enthusiasts to celebrate the sound that inspired us all, I believe that music is more than just a commodity; it’s an experience that should be shared and enjoyed together. A space where artists can express themselves freely, and you can immerse yourself in the music without any distractions.” Simon Field

Read the full interview from the chat I had with Soundrive not long ago from my collaboration with Jame Hurr and Georgia Meek on Vibe Like That to my vision for Basement.

BASMENT SESSION #1 – Simon Field

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  • Simon Field Basement
  • Braydon Terzo, Gio Lucca The Rhythm
  • Simon Field Drippin’
  • Simon Field Need No Music
  • Alterboy, Thorn Everybody
  • Saison Addiction
  • Franky Rizardo Taking Me Higher
  • Simon Field Callin´
  • Otistic This Is Funky
  • EchoStorms Hallucination
  • Simon Field Diamond
  • Sllash & Doppe Bumpty
  • Amy Lauren & Bauti Tesei Tonight
  • Phella Phreak Phonk
  • Simon Field, James Hurr, Georgia Meek Vibe Like That


Tech House, Funky Tech House, Deep House, House

Balearic House Music

Balearic beats

Balearic beat, better known as Balearic house, Ibiza house, Ibizan chillout or just Balearic is an eclectic DJ blend dance music emerging mid-1980s. It later became the name of a more specific style of electronic dance music that was popular into the mid-1990s.

Balearic house was named for its popularity in European nightclubs and beaches on the Balearic island of Ibiza. Balearic beats is often referred to as “the sound of Ibiza”, even though many other, more aggressive and upbeat forms of dance music can be heard on the island.

Here´s my take on defining balearic beats as a playlist. I will update frequently to keep you up to date on the genre. Please click through to follow the Balearic House music playlist 🙂

New Years Eve 2021 – Spotify playlist

The Ibiza 2021 playlist is probably the best playlist for your New Years Eve party this year. Topped up with all the great club hits from 2021. Listen on Ibiza 2021 playlist!

The “setlist” for the NYE party on the IBIZA playlist is more or less this

Shouse, Vintage Culture, Kiko FrancoLove Tonight – Vintage Culture & Kiko Franco Remix Edit
John SummitDeep End
HUGEL, CumbiafricaMorenita
Ridney, Simon Field, Errol ReidRun!
Gorgon City, Hayley MayNever Let Me Down
Tube & Berger, GoatchyWaterfall
Simon Field, Magnus Foss, MilosIf I Don’t
KAYTRANADA, H.E.R.Intimidated (feat. H.E.R.)
Fred again.., The Blessed MadonnaMarea (We’ve Lost Dancing)
Simon Field, SverreVClosure
Dean Mickoski, Simon FieldFever In My Feet
ClooneeSun Goes Down
EndorPump It Up
Simon FieldNo One’s Talking – Radio edit
Maverick Sabre, Jorja Smith, Vintage Culture, Slow MotionSlow Down (feat. Jorja Smith) – Vintage Culture & Slow Motion Remix
KREAMTake Control
Tobtok, Simon Field, Oliver Nelson, Salena MastroianniIs It Real? (feat. Salena Mastroianni)
Paige, Nihil YoungSay
Simon FieldShake The Tree
Kokiri, EmidaBetter Than This (feat. Emida)
Husky, Simon Field, Shyam P, Secret SpadeFree – Secret Spade Radio Edit
Simon FieldDon’t Wanna Go
Xoro, TwoWorldsApart, Mathew VHear My Soul
Simon Field, Yasmin JaneSirens (feat. Yasmin Jane)
ACRAZE, CherishDo It To It
Simon Field, Adam Griffin, Clare SophiaSo Cold (feat. Clare Sophia)
Doja Cat, DisclosureStreets – Disclosure Remix
Paige, Nihil YoungIn Between
KREAM, Millean., BemendéWhat You’ve Done To Me (feat. Bemendé)
Anton PowersClose
Ridney, Shannon B, Lovely Laura, HuskyRunning – Husky Remix
MOUNT, Sound Factory, JUSTN XHigher Love
Owen Westlake, Lloyd WadeSo Much Love (feat. Lloyd Wade)
Kryder, B JonesGirlfriend
JT Donaldson, Liv.e, Sandy RiveraStay Inside (feat. Liv.e) – Sandy Rivera Remix
Nihil Young, Artifex Mundi, Luke CoulsonRunning – Radio Edit
HOBBS, Café Du MIDIWatch You
Paul Mayson, Zac PajakDon’t Let Me Down
Simon Field, SverreVBack Of The Room
Disciples, bshpSolid Gold (feat. bshp)
Vintage Culture, Elise LeGrowIt Is What It Is (feat. Elise LeGrow) – Club Mix
Tobtok, farfetch’dHave It All
Disclosure, Fatoumata DiawaraDouha (Mali Mali)
Bauuer, Nikki BellePushin On
Bo DegasStay Forever
Peter Brown, Glen Horsborough, Lee WilsonFever
Love Regenerator, Steve Lacy, Calvin HarrisLive Without Your Love (with Steve Lacy)
SverreV, Bo DegasHold Your Tongue
Café Du MIDI, Jay NemorMidnight Cherry
Diplo, SIDEPIECEOn My Mind
Imanbek, GoodboysGoodbye
Sammy Porter, George Mensah, Secondcity, CharlotteAin’t Nobody Else – Secondcity Remix
Simon Field, jackLNDNCourage or Blindness
Chris RiverVida E O Sol
Bleu ClairHypnotized
Royal Blood, Purple Disco MachineTrouble’s Coming – Purple Disco Machine Remix
Atella, HOBBS, DigvalleyHolding On
Mark Knight, Rene Amesz, Tasty LopezAll 4 Love (feat. Tasty Lopez)
Simon Field, SverreVLa La La – Verano 2018 Remix
Gorgon City, DRAMANobody
Mark Knight, Chenai, Mr. VTonight
A-Trak, Ferreck DawnComing Home
Simon Field, The EndorphinsOut Of The Blue (feat. The Endorphins)
HOBBS, AWRAnother Round (feat. AWR)
Café Du MIDI, Jay NemorEcstacy
Sofi Tukker, Vintage Culture, John SummitDrinkee – Vintage Culture & John Summit Remix
Gorgon City, Jem CookeDreams
T-Bor, Jessica Rhodes, David MoralesRescue Me – David Morales Classic Mix
New HypeLove Again
Louie Vega, The Martinez Brothers, Vintage Culture, Marc E. BassyLet It Go (with Marc E. Bassy) – Vintage Culture Remix
The Vision, Andreya TrianaHeaven (feat. Andreya Triana)
Fatboy Slim, Purple Disco MachinePraise You (Purple Disco Machine Remix) – Radio Edit
Fred again..Billie (Loving Arms)
DisclosureIn My Arms – Edit
Joy Orbison, Léa Senbetter
Jack Back(It Happens) Sometimes
THAT KIND, KC LightsOne Last Time – KC Lights Remix

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Why is Ibiza so popular?

Ibiza has become known for its association with nightlife, electronic dance music and for the summer club scene, all of which attract large numbers of tourists and club music lovers from all over the world. Listen to my IBIZA Club Classics playlist on Spotify.

Ibiza Classics playlist Spotify.

The name ‘ Ibiza’ originally comes from the Arabic word ‘Yabisah’, meaning Land (or the Landward) and ‘Eivissa’ is the official Catalan pronunciation of the name. … Ibiza’s history dates back to 654 BC when the Phoenician settlement established a port on the island and named it Ibossim. Read up on the history of Ibiza on Wikipedia.

When should I go to Ibiza?

The best time to visit Ibiza is from May to October when high temperatures hover in the mid-70s and mid-80s and the party crowd descends. The months between November and April are considered low season, when flight and hotel rates drop along with the temperatures to more moderate 50s and 60s.

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11 best beach clubs – Ibiza 2022

Cafe Mambo Ibiza

There are so many great beach clubs on Ibiza for daytime clubbing, its virtually impossible to recommend one single beach club. Here are some of my favourites beach clubs with a slight biased focus on the music. This article will be updated.

Café del Mar

The original and probably best known places on the island. A classic place with amazing chill music. Among the resident DJ´s are Ken Fan who you really should go and check out on Spotify. Probably one of the most famous sunsets in the world.

Balearic music history still in the making – listen up on the Café del Mar playlist on Spotify

Café del Mar – Ibiza

Café Mambo

THE place for Balearic music. This is probably where you are most likely to hear at least one classic house tune every hour. The list of famous DJs visiting the decks on this legendary place is unreal. Literally every named DJ has played here. Café Mambo Ibiza got their own profile on Spotify. You´ll find Café Mambo just next door to Café del Mar.

Make sure you know the Ibiza Classics before visiting to hear the DJs takes on the amazing musical catalog. And of course liten up on current Ibiza tracks here..

Café Mambo – Ibiza


Alma Beach

Amazing place for music – both night-time and daytime. Among my favourite DJs to resident here are Pablo Fuero. The kind of sounds you´ll hear at Alma Beach is very much the nomadic sound of international ethnic inspired house. Check out my Nomade playlist for a taste…

Alma Beach – Ibiza


Nassau Beach Club

A classic Ibiza lounge place with amazing food and music. Want to highlight what DJs like Alex Kentucky has done for this place both in terms of DJing but also curation of the yearly compilation release.

Exhilarating entertainment and themed nights.

Striking the perfect balance between barefoot-chic and glitz and glamour, Nassau has become the beach club of choice for Ibiza’s in-crowd. It has a range of amenities on offer, so you will surely find something to suit everyone in your charter party, and it’s conveniently located on one of Ibiza’s buzziest beaches,  Playa d’en Bossa. 

Nassau Beach Club – Ibiza


Cotton Beach Club

Cotton Beach Ibiza is a really unique place both in terms of music but also food, music and location. Dont be surprised to find live band here or a combination of DJs and percussion.

Celebrity spotting and an extensive wine-list

With your yacht anchored in the bay, Cotton Beach Club’s exclusive tender service will bring you directly to the soft, white shore, where you can relax in a private gazebo or lounge on a daybed. From the beach, a flight of stairs leads you up to the popular terrace restaurant which enjoys spectacular views over the Balearic Sea.

Cotton Beach – Ibiza


Blue Marlin

Amazing place for music. Blue Marlin also got their own playlist curated by their own resident DJ. Blue Marin Ibiza Spotify Playlist. Blue Marlin is also a great place for night time outdoor clubbing with amazing DJs.

The Ibiza club experience in a beach party setting!

One of the hottest party destinations in Ibiza, Blue Marlin is popular during the day and into evening. The venue is a great place to take a swim, enjoy a light lunch or wind down with a relaxing massage from one of the club’s resident massage therapists. When the sun goes down, you can expect DJs and dancing.

Blue Marlin – Ibiza


Make sure to follow Ibiza 2022 playlist on Spotify for a perfect Ibiza beach vibe.

Nikki Beach

High energy at all hours and a spacious pool!

Nikki Beach offers its signature style and exclusive charm at its Santa Eulalia beach venue. Always a top DJ on guard spinning house, deep house, tech house and lounge.

Nikki Beach – Ibiza


Beso Beach

Beaso Beach – Ibiza


Beachouse Ibiza

Morning yoga sessions and healthy menu options

You can begin your day at Beachouse with an early morning yoga session on the sand. Afterwards, enjoy a healthy breakfast before flopping onto a sunlounger and drinking in the Balearic sunshine. 

Beachouse – Ibiza


O Beach

Daytime clubbing at the heart of San Antonio. Music ranges from house to pop. Also includes live musicians. Party all day with a relatively young audience.

O Beach – Ibiza



Apart from being one of the biggest venues on the island, the Ushuia beach club is also a great place to chill out with great music and resident DJ´s

Ushuia Beach Club – Ibiza


Amante Ibiza

Secluded location and Tuesday movie nights!

The rustic setting of Amante, set on beautiful Sol D’en Serra Bay, is hard to beat if you’re looking for a chilled-out atmosphere where you can escape the crowds. Tucked into an idyllic little cove, Amante has a more secluded feel than other beach clubs which lends itself perfectly to lazy days that turn into unhurried evenings. 

Amante Ibiza


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