Norwegian producer Todd Terje and his band the Olsens have an new EP on the way — good thing, too, because the grooves in our copies of It’s Album Time were starting to wear deep. It’s a collection of covers called The Big Cover-Up, and the first cut is here now: a totally Terje’d version of “Baby Do You Wanna Bump,” originally performed by Caribbean-German disco quartet Boney M.
Terje’s signature playfulness bubbles through “Baby Do You Wanna Bump,” a sparkling production that pairs lasering synths and whispering beatboxing with heavily processed, deadpan lead vocals. Also on the list of classic acts honored on The Big Cover-Up: Japanese electronic trailblazers Yellow Magic Orchestra; Greek composer Vangelis, known for his Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire soundtracks; and ’70s French funk rock group Martin Circus.
The EP is out June 16 from Olsen Records. “No Bad Days,” an all-Norwegian show featuring Todd Terje & the Olsens, producer Lindstrøm, and space-jazz jammers Jaga Jazzist, happens on July 29 in Brooklyn. Check out “Baby Do You Wanna Bump,” a full track list, and show poster below.
Todd Terje & the Olsens, The Big Cover-Up track list
A1. “Firecracker” (originally by Yellow Magic Orchestra / Martin Denny)
A2. “Disco Circus” (originally by Martin Circus)
B1. “Baby Do You Wanna Bump” (originally by Boney M)
B2. “La Fete Sauvage” (originally by Vangelis)
C1. “Baby Do You Wanna Bump” (Daniel Maloso remix)
C2. “Firecracker” (Dan Tyler remix)
D1. “La Fete Sauvage” (Prins Thomas remix)
D2. “Disco Circus” (Øyvind Morken remix)