Oslo club makes hot list

The Villa chosen for The Guardian’s European top-25 list of nightclubs

Photo: the Villa / Facebook This Oslo nightcub is among Europe’s best.

Photo: the Villa / Facebook
This Oslo nightcub is among Europe’s best.

Lyndsey Smith
The Foreigner

The Villa in downtown Oslo’s Møllergata was praised for having a variety of DJs performing, booked by the club’s Nils Noa.

“This is the main place to go in Oslo if you’re into underground tech house and techno, and the club has a really knowledgeable, smart crowd. He [Noa] does the programming and gets in some great DJs, but he’s open to bringing in new acts too,” The Guardian’s Jon Rudell wrote.

Nils Noa told Aftenposten-run site osloby.no that The Villa’s position on the list means the club is doing something right. He does not claim sole responsibility for this, though.

DJ Charlotte Thorstvedt, born in western Norway’s Stavanger, recently became one of the club’s staff members. She was the first Norwegian VJ on MTV.
Her father is Erik Thorstvedt, who was goalkeeper for British soccer club Tottenham, amongst others.

“After Charlotte Thorstvedt came in about a year ago, we’ve managed to build a very good network together. She has undoubtedly given the place a new dimension and flavor,” said Nils Noa.

Some of the other clubs Jon Rudell at The Guardian recommends are Fluxus Ministerija in Lithuania, Kaffibarinn in Iceland’s Reykjavik, Prague’s Cross Club, Kaiku in Helsinki, and Moscow’s Propaganda.

This article was originally published on The Foreigner. To subscribe to The Foreigner, visit theforeigner.no.

It also appeared in the Jan. 9, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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