Norwegian MC Ivan Ave takes the love concept to a competitive level on his conceptual track titled “Triple Double Love.” Using basketball analogies to enhance his love life, he blends 2 separate worlds into one and gives the listener a whole lot to ponder on. He adds that the song is dedicated to the James Millners of the world, the professional fouls, bruised knees, 3 point shots, and squeaky sneakers.
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 projects, all deeply rooted in the RnB and Hip-Hop of his childhood, perhaps even more the 70s jazz and soul that inspired it. The same vibes are prevalent on any release or event (e.g. Boiler Room) executed by his crew Mutual Intentions, an Oslo based family of visual artists, DJs and musicians. 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 Okayplayer.com 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.” In 2015 Ivan and long time collaborator Fredfades released another duo project, entitled Fruitful LP. In early 2016 Jakarta Records released Ivan’s debut solo LP “Helping Hands”, produced exclusively by Mndsgn. His second solo LP “Every Eye” released late 2017 with production by Mndsgn, Like, DJ Harrison, Kaytranada and Dam-Funk to name a few.