Get To Know Coltsfoot
Oslo based DJ Coltsfoot is a true nerd of house history and always searching of secrets tracks. He often play some of Oslo’s best clubs like Jaeger, The Villa and Sunkissed nights at Blå. He loves to play long sets where he is able to take the listeners on a journey throughout the night. We were very glad when he wanted to join our DJ marathon where everyone was limited to a 30 minute set. I’m also happy that he took the time for this sit down after his set.
What do you feel about your 30 min set?
30 minutes of fame and a horrible monitor. *Laughs*
I played songs I like right now and put one classic* on, dedicated to a good friend of me 😉 (*Robert Owens – I’ll Be My Friend)
Where do you search for music?
It’s interesting how I’m searching for music now compared to the old days when I read DJ Mag, Mixmag and Mutek. I spent lots of hours in Oslo’s record stores and in other cities I visited.
Today I find new music through Soundcloud, Facebook pages and other music sites. Artists and record labels release and inform us from their pages, and I like it. I still buy vinyl by the way.
Now Christmas is arriving and we are going towards the end of 2016. What is your top five tracks of 2016?
There’s lots of good music this year. Here is five of my favorites.
1. ZK Bucket – Let Your Body Cntrl The Beat – The Drifter Remix – Zaun Records
2. Fort Romeau – Secrets & Lies – Live At Robert Johnson
3. Auntie Flo – Auntie Flo – Waiting For A (Woman) [The Revenge Rework]
4. Rampa – Necessity – Innervisions
5. Frank & Tony – Harmonium – Scissor & Thread
What is your greatest music experience?
I have many great musical experiences as a DJ the last 15 years.
Warming up together with my good friend Daniel Gude before Robert Owens, Black Coffee and Nicky Siano was amazing. Three evenings at Jaeger I always will remember.
My birthday party in January was really cool. So many friends around me, lots of love and I put on Fingers Inc’s legendary song “Can You Feel It At Midnight”. Blå was blown away and I thought “Not bad to be 30 years old”. I can also mention a pleasant evening in April when I had Kristian from Âme with me at Jaeger. I warmed up for him and we played back to back the last hour.
Since I was 14 years old I’ve listened to Abstract at radio NRK P3 – a big influence for me as a young DJ. Olle Abstract presented and informed about Norwegian and international club music for over 13 years. Sadly the program was shut down in 2008, but I was lucky enough to be his guest DJ in 2007 – a dream come true.
On the dance floor… I could write a book with all my hours and nights spent at the dancefloor.
So I mention a few nights, but it is not numbered.
Richie Hawtin & Magda at Sunkissed 2005, Blå. 19 years old and I came in. Olanskii didn’t know that I was under 20 years old :). I still think this night was one of the most sweaty Sunkissed parties ever.
Ricardo Villalobos at Sunkissed in 2007 – no comment. Where were you?
James Zabiela at Sikamikanico in 2004. I was huge Zab fan and totally EFX-nerd.
James Holden at Sikamikanico in 2004. It must have been over 10 000 people inside.
Lost In A Moment 2013 in Barcelona. Find the line-up and you will understand.
All of my visits to Robert Johnson in Frankfurt the last 6 years.
One very special evening: Jellybean Benitez at Sullivan Room in Manhattan, New York City. It was in 2010 at it changed my life. So intense, quality, the rhythm, the grooves from the men who sat in the corner with their bongo drums. My best friend Fredrik actually played with them. Ha ha. I think we were the only ones who were under 30 years old in the club. There was no modesty. Sullivan Room is the most welcoming and most friendly club I have ever visited.
Mr. Benitez ruled the evening with his arm and played so tight on his Urei rotary mixer. When he put on Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face – Larry Levan Mix, I actually started crying.
What can we expect from you in 2017?
More fun, more gigs and I will walk across Hardangervidda.
Thank you so much for your time and your amazing set. Hope to see a lot from you in the future.
Always a pleasure, Kevin.