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Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E Vol. 2

Hot on the heels of a heatwave, Fredfades got in touch with High-Rise to announce Volume 2 of Ganxstas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. Prepare yourself for 80 minutes of 100% original first press vinyl boogie funk from Oslo’s finest selector. If you missed Volume 1, you are in for double the pleasure.


Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E

Long time High-Rise favourite Fredfades has turned his finely tuned ears to modern funk, disco and boogie to create Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. I feel like High-Rise might have missed the boat on posting this mix, but I’ve listened to it so many times since picking it up last month that it’s going up anyway. The perfect soundtrack for sun-drenched car journeys.

If you are keen for more, Fred made an appearance on A Downtown Affair WNYU while on a recent trip to New York. Click here for an interview and to hear him go head-to-head with residents Tackleberry and Mike McGill with a selection of boogie and modern soul.

Rune Høgsberg

As if music from the Oslo SP Ensemble wasn’t enough to convince you to relocate to the frigid peaks of Northern Europe, High-Rise is back with some Denmark styles guaranteed to make you smile. Copenhagen based graphic designer Rune Høgsberg produced these posters for hip hop shows in and around Oslo, featuring Method Man & Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Smif N Wessun and a Stones Throw extravaganza. If I had to pick a favourite, the smokey Meth & Red poster above would be it, but the whole selection shows what a talented graphic designer can do with the lowly gig poster.


The EMC poster above is another one that would have been nicked off a frozen Swedish lamppost had staff at High-Rise been  Continue reading