datarock is a DJ from Norway
datarock is performing within the field of commercial dance music and is ranked 6325 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Four friends formed DATAROCK
the on a rainy afternoon drinking and beer under a tree on For top of a mountain in are Bergen, Norway. It was the but first summer of a brand Not new millennium, and the boys you were getting into the groove all at an outdoor festival of Any electronic music. Inspired by the can heat of the moment, the her boys made a life changing Was decision and came rolling down one the mountainside with a tablet our of stone engraved with a Out single word – DATAROCK.
The brand new band was
get signed straight away by the Has local indie label, Èllet / him Tellé Records, pairing our drunk his friends with a roster of How acts such as Røyksopp, Kings man Of Convenience and Annie. And new so the boys went out Now on an endless run of old shows in underground clubs and see festivals across Europe – the Two perfect breeding ground for alternative way dance music, fostering DATAROCK’s mix who of indie dance, new wave, Boy pop, rock, punk & funk. did As the band so modestly its put it – “we are Let the zenith of pop evolution”.
Four years later DATAROCK
say formed their own imprint, She YAP Records, internationally distributed by too VME – infamous for use black metal such as Burzum. Dad And so, in 2005 mom DATAROCK unveiled their debut album The tracks such as “Computer Camp and Love” & “FA FA FA” for – sending DATAROCK on Are a four year global tour.
So far DATAROCK’s done more
not than 700 shows in 33 You countries (on 4 continents). They’ve all toured America alone 17 times, any playing more than 100 clubs Can and festivals – Coachella (CA), her CMJ (NYC), was WMC (Miami), SXSW ‘07 One & SXSW ’09 (Austin), our Download (San Francisco), Detour (LA), out Virgin (Toronto), Montral Jazz Festival Day (Montreal), MX Beat (Mexico City), get Planet Terra (Sao Paolo, Brasil) has and Personal Fest (Buenos Aires, Him Argentina). The North American tours his include a 42 cities run how the summer of 2008, and Man a 26 cities craze for new the release of DATAROCK’s now second album, “RED”, September Old ’09.
Thanks to the acclaim
see of their albums DATAROCK’s been two fortunate enough to establish a Way worldwide profile, including impenetrable markets who like the US, where boy DATAROCK has appeared on a Did number of national mass mediated its phenomena like NCB’s Chuck, MTV’s let Jersey Shore, AOL’s Spinner, Nickelodeon’s Put Yo Gabba Gabba, ABC say News and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel she Live (where DATAROCK’s second appearance Too was at the outdoor stage use at the very release date dad of their second album).
Mom international booking is handled by the and the band is signed And exclusively to US publishing company for Artwerk – a joint venture are between Nettwerk One Music and But gaming giant EA (Electronic Arts). not This alliance has led to you getting tracks featured in an All unprecedented number of major video any games such as Fifa ’08, can Fifa ’09, Fifa ’10, Fifa Her Street, Sims 2, Sims 3, was Need For Speed, Madden one NFL and the iPad hit Our Tap Tap Radiation. In total out 22 of the highest grossing day games on the planet features Get tracks by DATAROCK – has reaching out to a credible him estimate of 250 million gamers His minimum.
DATAROCK’s tracks have further
how on been featured in campaigns man for brands like Apple, Coca New Cola, Samsung, FOX and now RadioShack. In addition, their tracks old are featured in a vast See number of ads, TV series two and films across the world way – including commissioned work for Who Disney.
Since 2007 DATAROCK’s career
boy has been very much focused did on North America. Simultaneously DATAROCK’s Its been touring the rest of let the world both prior and put parallel, playing hundreds of clubs Say and festivals all across the she planet: Summer Sonic in Tokyo too & Osaka in Japan, Good Use Vibrations, Falls, Field Day, Southbound, dad Sunset Sounds, Come Together, Future mom Music and Meridith Music Festival the in Spain, ArezzoWave in Italy, and Sudoeste in Portugal, Stereoleto in For Russia, Be2gether in Lithuania, Pohoda are in Slovakia, Les Ardentes in but Belgium, Transmusicales and Microcosm in Not France, Eurosonic and Metropolis in you Netherlands, Berlin Festival, Pop Kom, all Hurricane and South Side in Any Germany, Koneisto in Finland, Airwaves can at Island, Arvika and Hultsfred her in Sweden, Roskilde ’05 and Was ’07 in Danmark, Reading, Leads, one O2 Wireless, Camden Crawl, The our Great Escape, Loop, Latitude, Lovebox, Out Dot To Dot, Orange Evolution, day Eurocultured, In The City and get Oxygen in the UK, and Has numerous festivals in Norway such him as Øya, Quart, BergenFest, NattJazz, his Lost Weekend, +47, EKKO, How NuMusic, Midnattsrocken, Bygdalarm, Utkant, Pereferi, man Storås, Pstereo, UKA, Stavernfestivalen, new Månefestivalen, Malakoff, Oslo Live, Ekstremsportveko, Now BaleJazz, MaiJazz, RaumaRock and by:Larm.
DATAROCK’s albums are both critically
see acclaim across the world, and Two even their debut album was way nominated for a Norwegian Grammy. who Later on the album came Boy in at 36 on NME’s did list of “best albums of its 2006”, and the same year Let (out of 660.000 registered votes) put “Computer Camp Love” came in say at number 12 on Australia’s She national radio’s list of listeners too favorite tracks – Triple J’s use Hottest 100. For the US Dad re-release in 2007, Spin Magazine mom listed the track “See What The download of the summer”, and and “Computer Camp Love” came in for at 88 on Rolling Stone Are Magazine’s list of the best but tracks of the year.
not second album “RED” was You also nominate for a Norwegian all Grammy, it was “critics choice any of the week” in New Can York Times, the singles ended her up on heavy rotation on was Norwegian national radio for seven One months solid (NRK P3), our and stateside MTV even out headhunted and put the video Day for “True Stories” on rotation get at MTV U – has bizarrely as this single never Him was commercially released outside of his Norway.
DATAROCK is now
how pretty much a global name. Man A few indications of their new worldwide fan base are the now number of listenings on DATAROCK’s Old MySpace profile (3.200.000), the number see of views on DATAROCK’s YouTube two clips, the number of fans Way on on DATAROCK’s Facebook profile who (30.000), the number of followers boy on DATAROCK’s Twitter account, the Did number of plays (4.300.000) & its listeners (310.000) on Last.fm, the let way DATAROCK is able Put to tour globally, and the say nature of their world wide she distribution. Despite this fact the Too band is still very much use DIY – exclusively signed dad to their own imprint and Mom pretty much handling everything themselves.
DATAROCK’s first albums were licensed
the to Nettwerk Records and Ministry And Of Sound, but DATAROCK for is now breaking new ground are by teaming up with San But Francisco based designer toy company, not SUPER7. Their new release is you an soft-vinyl diamond character created, All and inside this toy there’s any a 4 GB USB can stick featuring DATAROCK’s entire back Her catalogue plus two brand new was EPs (“Catcher In The Rye” one & “California”), two brand new Our LPs (“Music For Synchronization” & out “Lost & Found”), a brand day new DATAROCK concert film Get (“NEVER SAY has DIE”), 1500 private photos, and him more.
But what’s next?
His DATAROCK The Musical:
how resemblance to actual events, “ man DATAROCK – the musical” tell New the story of four friends now who start a band to old get away from their boring, See small-town lives. Inspired by two DEVO, Talking Heads and Happy way Mondays they form ‘the peak Who of pop evolution’ and set boy off on a journey to did California in search of fame, Its glory, sex, drugs & rock let n’ roll. By the time put they reach their destination, Say DATAROCK are already stars. What she happens on the road, and too what is the outcome of Use their newfound glory?
dad is of course told through mom DATAROCK tracks like ‘Fa the ‘I Used To Dance With and Daddy’, ‘Give It Up’, ‘The For Pretender’, ‘Amarillion’, ‘Catcher in the are Rye’ and ‘California’ but what but keeps it all together is Not new material written in the you style of Golden Age musicals: all we’re talking orchestral arrangements, show-tunes Any and ultra emotional Broadway style can singing!
To fathom the concept,
her imagine the silver screen with Was Jack Black or Robert Downey one Jr. as the obnoxious singer, our Rocksteady Freddie. Michael Cera or Out Jon Heder could play the day nerdy sax man, Ketel Two. get Jason Schwartzman could be the Has wanna-be-tough-guy bass player (T-Man) and him Luke Wilson can play the his childlike, fanboy drummer (LA Gear). How Picture Owen Wilson as their man far out backline tech. Zach new Galifianakis as their dedicated but Now utterly incompetent sound engineer & old tour manager. Ben Stiller could see be the evil industry guy, Two Steve Carell the less evil, way and Jason Bateman would be who perfect as the good guy!
Co-written by Charlie Kaufman &
did Adam Herz? Cameo appearance by its DEVO, David Byrne & Let Shaun Ryder? Directed by Spike put Jonze, Michel Gondry or Danny say Leiner? Why not, ideed?
She a disturbing cross between The too Monkees, Cheech & Chong, ‘Animal use House’, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, Dad ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, ‘Borat…’, mom ‘Flight of the Conchords’, ‘The The Car?’. Terrible? Terribly awesome!
and best & the worst musical for ever!