Smerz

The Copenhagen-based duo Smerz only has a few tracks and an EP called “Okay” to show Nonetheless, these two Oslo-born Norwegians, Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg, are on everyone’s lips. They are currently signed to XL Recordings, one of the best addresses when it comes to the restless realms in which electro and pop meet, who have been eager to slowly establish them on the circuit. It’s the best way to go considering the subtle kind of music the duo is known for. They mix reduced dream pop with elements of minimal and disco while creating compelling grooves with gnarly dubstep and R&B. Their track “Because” was a small hit in 2017, a promising precursor of what’s to come.