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19/12/17Danish Sample Gods Awarded The ‘Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris’

15 years in the making, 2017 has been quite the year for Danish sample gods Den Sorte Skole. After laying the groundwork at the tail end of 2015 with the release of their acclaimed longplayer "Indians & Cowboys" and subsequently reeling in a Danish Grammy, the duo delivered a mind-melting performance on the Roskilde Orange Stage in front of 60,000 people last summer and were just nominated to receive the 2018 Steppeulven Danish Critic's Award as 'Live Band Of The Year'.

Most recently, their awe-inspiring sample wizardry drew the attention of the Danish Crown Prince Couple, who decided to honour Den Sorte Skole's musical feats by awarding them the Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris, making them the first musical act in nine years to receive this distinction. The band took to Facebook shortly thereafter to express their extreme joy and gratitude. See the Princess visit Martin Højland and Simon Dokkedal in their studio here and see her award speech here.

What's more, Den Sorte Skole have announced a follow-up album as well as two live shows at Copenhagen's Royal Playhouse in May 2018. The shows are nearly sold out already. Visit here to grab a last ticket or check the band's website for album downloads and regular updates. But before you go, check out their live performance at the royal awards show below.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom