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Ivan Ave - Helping Hands
Vinyl LP

Ivan Ave

Helping Hands

Jakarta Records

Released: 3rd June 2016 | 11 track alternative rap/hip-hop album

Ivan signed with Berlin based Jakarta Records in 2014 to release Low Jams, a five track phenomenon produced by Stones Throw artist MNDSGN.The EP was described by as an enveloping head nodder that peppers irresistible grooves with vivid double-entendres and exists in the same elusive strata of true school perfection occupied by Nas' debut Illmatic LP.

Ivan Ave's relationship with music started in the CD shelves of his older sisters. Today the Norwegian MC makes songs clearly shaped by sneaking into 90s bedrooms to play albums by The Fugees and Janet Jackson. In the last few years he has put out several EPs, all deeply rooted in the RnB and Hip-Hop of his childhood, perhaps even more the 70s jazz and soul that inspired it.

In 2016 this Oslo-to-LA collaboration delivers again. This time a full Ivan Ave solo LP, produced entirely by Mndsgn. Picking up where Low Jams left off, but also moving into new realms, the Helping Hands LP will be released on February 12. Available for pre-order now.

The release is acompanied by a 20+ stop tour all over Europe in February 2016.

The Helping Hands Tour - Mndsgn & Ivan Ave 29.01 - Stereo, Glasgow, UK 30.01 - Start The Bus, Bristol, UK 31.01 - Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK 01.02 - Headrow House, Leeds, UK 02.02 - Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK 05.02 - Birthdays, London, UK 06.02 - Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland 07.02 - Bazaar, Belgium Brussels 09.02 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 10.02 - Freund & Kupferstecher, Stuttgart, Germany 11.02 - Distillery, Leipzig, Germany 12.02 - Gretchen, Berlin, Germany 13.02 - Cafe Leopold, Vienna, Austria 16.02 - Geneva Club, Cologne, Germany 17.02 - Exil, Zurich, Switzerland 18.02 - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France 19.02 - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark 20.02 - Radar, Aarhus, Denmark 25.02 - Østre, Bergen, Norway 26.02 - Toldi, Budapest, Hungary 27.02 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway