Finally Friday! I’ve had the most intense week, which also featured a bonding trip out of town with mye fellow The Voice mentors, Yousef from Madcon, Lene Marlin and Morten Harket. We had a great time at Refsnes Gods, and I got to try really fine wine for the first time (so far, the only fancy drink I’ve tried is fine vodka. There’s no fine wines in the club.) So apparently, I’m a wine person now!
This weekend I’m headed back on the road, and will visit Trysil for a show. Since it’s the first weekend of easter, I’m hoping for a great turn out.
I do a substantial amount of traveling in a year, and I might have perfected the art of packing. As you can see, I’m not the most colorful traveller, but I like my things to be top quality, as they get banged around a lot when you travel.
I never go anywhere without my trusted Brics carry on suitcase. It maxes the amount of carry on you’re allowed to have, and to keep all my stuff in the hand luggage saves me huge amount of time, because I can just skip the entire baggage claim bit.
Secondly, you need a good toiletry case. It’s critical to have a case that won’t break during travel, and coat all your stuff in sticky product.
Sunglasses. Loads of travel and late night gigs tend to do something to your face. I hide tired eyes in my favorite sunglasses from SEE Eyewear.
As a DJ and producer I need to work while on the road. A good headset is essential. I go for Sennheiser, but I always keep a spare pair or two. Just in case, you know.
Perfume. Good for feeling fresh when you’re actually not. Also, always make sure you have deodorant with you.
I’ve keeping this secret for a while now, and finally it’s official. I’ll be one of four mentors on the Norwegian version of The Voice! This is the first time ever a non-vocal artist will be mentoring, and it’s so scary and fun! I hope to see a lot of talents that I can take to the next level, and if you’re a Norwegian aspiring popstar, you should apply by March 8th!
After spending months, and now two years in the studio with my album (coming soon, I promise!), I’ve come to the point where I feel like I’ve exhausted my own resources. It’s not easy staying creative and progressive on an everyday basis when you’re constantly emptying yourself. I’ve realized I need to do me now, at least for a while. I’ve signed up to a new gym, one that can help me improve myself on everything physical. I’m not very into the whole training thing, so I need professionals, for sure. I’ll share my routine as soon as I get into it, and hopefully we’ll get some good results to share too 🙂
My good friend JOWST, who is now also competing in the biggest musical competition in Europe, Eurovision, has done me the honor of remixing one of my favorite tracks of my own making this past year, “Night Train” ft. Alida.
Check it out below, it was recently released with a bunch of other amazing track via Armada Trice!