Quintin Goynes | ManIntheMiddleqg
‘bubbly, elastic music that’s garnered spins from fav DJs like Ryan Hemsworth, Eclair Fifi and Cashmere Cat’ – The FADER
Rytmeklubben (translation; the rhythm club) are a crew of 4 DJs and producers from Norway – Henrik The Artist (Mad Decent), Hi Tom (NLV), DJ Karaoke and Torjus. A self-professed ‘club boyband’ who started playing their music live as a group, they developed their sound alongside fellow countryman Cashmere Cat. After releasing singles like “Seen” and “Girlfriend” independently, then remixing pop heavy hitters like Zayn Malik, and Kelly Clarkson they have now signed to Sony Music (coming through pop-powerhouse RCA in the USA).
Their first single on Sony ‘Like That’ released in Feb 2017 has been a smash, with over 7 millions streams across Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and Soundcloud.
The 4 met at University in the far northern Norwegian city of Trondheim. They bonded at a club night they ran called Raw Juice, which also hosted talents like Cashmere Cat and Oslo’s Slick Shoota early in their careers. At first they all produced separately but to have fun they started jamming together like a band on their production equipment live. Which lead them to come together and actually form their “club boyband.”
New single “Impatience” is more elastic pop, wearing its influences of glossy RnB, pop, melodic grime, trance and rap. Rytmeklubben say on the sentiment of the track ‘don’t go back to less, just because you’re too impatient to wait for the best,’ it’s an [anti-f*ck] boy number, delivering a romantic ultimatum.
Mixing the genre-splicing exuberance of the underground with a typically Nordic flair for melody; Rytmeklubben are the future of pop.