Lag readies EP for the return of Grovskopa’s label Pohjola
Founded by Swedish techno powerhouse Grovskopa in 2006, Pohjola was a sister label to Emergence Records a label founded by Grovskopa and Archae. And one responsible for some incredible but largely unheard industrial and off beat techno. Obviously those who knew, knew. That’s how it goes, but both labels were very much insiders secrets. Grovskopa was a formidable DJ, mixing records on 3 and 4 decks. Following a very serious motorcycle accident his musical direction changed and Grovskopa became Rivet in 2011. Launching the excellent label Kess Kill in 2017.
For those who know: Pohjola rides again.
Big thanks to Rivet (as well as Triple Vision Distribution) for making it possible for me to release a record on a label that I grew up listening to and which formed my musical taste. Pure joy.
Pre-order Origins through Bandcamp. It’ll be available in stores from November 25th.
Lag – De Intros
Lag – Kolibri
Lag – Ples Slovena
Lag – Kolo (Disko Edit)
Artwork by Trudy Creen, with additional design & layout by Dejan Ilic.
After 11 long years Pohjola reignites it’s furnace to bring a new release by a (let’s pretend he’s) young Serbian producer Lag. Finding a common language in pursuing the unsaid parts of techno, label boss Rivet aka Grovskopa and Lag turned their long, meme-and-trolling-fueled friendship into a gorgeous-looking record. The music it bears is as offset as it is functional: offering a palette of both straight and broken beats driven by vocal snippets, genre-defying arrangements and, most importantly, scream-inducing club moments. Trust us, we tried them in the wild.