In the Top 100 last year, hardstyle heavy Coone named Norway's Da Tweekaz as his breakthrough act of 2011, and this year the duo of Kenth Kvien and Marcus Nordli make their own entry in the poll.
"Our journey started in a small bedroom studio here in Oslo, and we're actually still here," they joke.
"With very few expectations for the future, we've always been positively surprised in our growth and success within the hardstyle scene. The big step for us was when Coone welcomed us with open arms at his Dirty Workz label. From then on, things expanded rapidly." Edging in on the Dutch talents who continue to dominate the hardstyle scene, Kvien and Nordli are relishing the underdog role.
"We do our own thing. And as outsiders of the Dutch wolfpack of producers, we see things a bit differently, and we have without a doubt quite different inspirations. We're also not afraid to put humour in our tracks." They've both returned from an extended working holiday in the hardstyle motherland during the summer. "The contrast between Norway and Holland is both economical and cultural. But let's just say we didn't suffer from starvation or lack of alcohol during our stay," they laugh.