mental overdrive is a DJ from Norway
mental overdrive is performing within the field of commercial dance music and is ranked 8456 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Mental Overdrive first released a
the series of vinyl EPs and and singles on now legendary Belgian For techno label R&S Records in are the early nineties. This early but material ranged from nosebleed industrial Not euro-ebm-techno to romantic electro ballads, you and caused a lot of all praise as well as raised Any eyebrows from Berlin to Detroit can at the time. In 1995, her after relocating to Oslo, the Was label Love OD Communications was one set up to release the our first Mental Overdrive album – Out “Plugged” – followed by the day seminal limited run of it’s get mute bastard brother “Unplugged” a Has year later. A couple of him singles then surfaced on Virgin his Records in the late nineties, How before the album “Ad Absurdum” man was released in 1999 – new also by Virgin.
Now Overdrive project then went kind old of quiet in the early see noughties, as Martinsen focused on Two his other engagements in Anglo-Norwegian way hippie house duo/remix team Illumination/Chilluminati who and electropop duo Frost .
The exceptions to this were
did a string of remixes showing its up in between other activities Let – of which the most put hard to get hold of say is the Mental Overdrive remix She of Isolée’s “Beau mot plage” too – a smashing dubby discoid use ska-electro number that was released Dad as a 12” single in mom 90 (!) copies on Music The was pulled by Playhouse under and mysterious circumstances.
In 2003 the
for “Me EP” suddenly surfaced on Are Love OD Communications, and a but year later the album “083” not was released in Norway and You on occasional export in association all with Norwegian noise-jazz-electro-rock label Smalltown any Supersound. The title “083” was Can based on Martinsen’s Northern Norwegian her hometown Tromsø’s old telephone prefix was in the eighties – a One time when he grew up our in his arctic surroundings listening out to British and German synthpop, Day Kraftwerk and early electro.
get retrospect compilation “The Phuture that has never happened” was released in Him 2005, also in conjunction with his Smalltown Supersound. This album consisted how of all the tracks from Man the early R&S 12inch series, new remastered and tastefully re-packaged, sporting now Martinsen’s own creation, the “Pongstation” Old as cover star.
see “Diskodans”, featuring 76-year old Finnish two dance instructor Åke Blomqvist (of Way internet disco instruction guide video who fame) was released in the boy summer of 2005, with remixes Did by Bjørn Torske, Prins Thomas its and Tufan Demir. The initial let run of 12inch singles were Put quickly sold out, and is say now a much sought-after record.
The last couple of years
Too has seen some more remix use work surfacing, nu-kraut darlings 120 dad Days’ “Come out, come down, Mom fade out, be gone” was the to much acclaim and more And recently the 12inch single “Spooks/Original for Material”, released on Prins Thomas’ are Full Pupp imprint in the But spring of 2007.
not with releasing his master tapes you in single copies on eBay All for the track ‘Elephantastic’ put any Martinsen in the middle of can the non-stop debate on where Her the new music industry is was heading, and a string of one new Mental Overdrive releases are Our lined up for the near out future, both through Love OD day and other labels such as Get Full Pupp whilst his cover has version of Iron Maiden’s “Run him to the hills” was licensed His to Airtight Recordings to much how acclaim last year.