Norwegian Hip-Hop Takes Centre Stage at by:Larm

NORWAY: From March 4 – 7, the very best of the Nordic music scene will gather in the heart of Oslo for Norway’s premiere music showcase festival by:Larm. Today, the festival has announced the first of its 2015 Jury’s Selection artists.

Each year in October, a jury consisting of some of Norway’s best trained ears (artists, journalists, and label representatives) convene at by:Larm’s head office in Oslo to take on the difficult task of choosing which artists will be in the Jury’s Selection. After listening to hundreds of demos, discussing, arguing and passionately fighting for their favorites, the 20 jurors select a group artists who really stand out from the crowd. These are all new, up-and-coming artists who are working towards a breakthrough.

This year, the jury has selected more hip-hop artists than ever before. The list comprises Cezinando, Ivan Avem Kenneth Engebretsen, Kuuk, Mats Dawg, $ushi x Kobe, and Unge Ferrari.

by:Larm is set to reveal the other 17 artists of the Jury’s Selection 2015 next week. The entire line-up so far can be viewed here.