We've been featuring Ivan Ave on the website quite a bit and this is definitely for a very good reason. I am not the biggest hip-hop connoisseur, but I know when the sound is fresh. This is exactly what Oslo-based Ivan Ave delivers. He has just dropped a new Mid Season EP (out via Oslo's Mutual Intentions) and it's a goodie.
First things first, his voice is something else, it's an immense pleasure to listen to him spit out rhymes and at times it feels almost as soft as a neo soul tune. But it's not. The production is also quite unique: synthesizers, retro sounding keyboard, and a general almost 90s vibe. Everything is great about "Mid".