Staying In

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  • Summary: Norwegian producer Joakim Dyrdahl releases his debut album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. To be sure, the beats and atmospheres of diskJokke tend toward what could be called tacky extremes. But there’s also a darkness to them--a fertile sense of mood that amplifies dance-floor energy as well as the kind of pathos that adds a little something extra.
  2. Filter
    The Norwegian DJ does a deft job of ambling between Italo, folk, disco, acoustic sounds and the odd sprinkling og old-school video game beeps here and there. [Winter 2008, p.100]
  3. To me this sounds like clear-headed music for lovers of straightforward disco pop--an unblemished set that asks haters and the insecure alike to wait behind the velvet rope where they’re most comfortable while the rest of us throw a cloth over the lampshade in the living room and put on a really great record.
  4. There's more to diskJokke than bulletproof connections; his spacey electro-disco is technically impressive and effortlessly appealing.
  5. Under The Radar
    Norway's diskJokke debut full-length features the most fun aspects of his playful, electroid digi-disco. [Spring 2008, p.88]
  6. Dyrdahl’s efforts on Staying In find disco, house, and techno beats mingling with textured, digestible melodies and intricately woven atmospherics.
  7. Uncut
    The buoyant beats of his debut seem well-judged to invite a wiggle whether your "booty" is on the dancefloor or wearing a groove into you favorite armchair. [May 2008, p.94]