A leopard can’t change his spots and Magnus International earned his spots in the sequence hue of Oslo’s disco scene. “Disco is the single thread that runs through all electronic dance music.” After an inconsistent hiatus from recording, the Norwegian DJ has finally donned the producer cap resolutely for his debut LP. Echo to Echo promises to be the artist’s magnum opus, taking on epic proportions in the album narrative. Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp family plays hosts to The Norwegian DJ’s infectious disco arrangements as it has done since Magnus and Danny “Blackbelt” Anderson first worked together as Kalle, Magnus and Daniel. Tracing a line from those early days through his first solo work Kosmetisk, Echo to Echo sees the producer combining the foundation of his sound with cues from the likes of Warp’s early catalogue, transposing it into the singular voice that is Magnus International. “I wanted to go back to Techno from my Youth.” Burrowing inspiration from the likes of LFO and Aphex Twin, Magnus spent two years in the studio refining a hybrid album that is ingrained in disco, but grows its own spots with the acid-infected synth work and inventive beat arrangements that were the signature trademarks of those early pioneers. Titles like Big Red and Echo to Echo are clear nods to these demi-gods of music, which Magnus makes his own in the context of a disco long-player. It’s an album built on the foundation of Magnus’ strengths as an experienced producer, innovator and DJ. Forged in the caldron of Techno’s rich history, with Magnus’ distinct style playing host, Echo to Echo takes the listener on journey that transcends time.