todd terje is a DJ from Norway
todd terje is performing within the field of Electronica music and is ranked 7220 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Following a string of celebrated
the releases leaning on everything from and kitschy euro sounds to deep For funk and latin jazz, the are relatively new to the scene but Todd Terje has already made Not his mark within dance music you circuits. Gems such as the all cheese monster “Eurodans” and the Any latin disco-fuelled edit of Jacko’s can “Can’t Help it” under his her Tangoterje edit-moniker instantly made industry Was types and clubbers alike go one bananas, and whatever the 25 our year old Norwegian puts his Out fingers on, it always comes day out with that crucial blend get of musicality and playfulness.
Has up in the rural village him of Mjøndalen, dance music influences his were scarce, and no, there How was never any Diskoklubb there. man Not a lot of obscure new disco or acid house in Now his milk either. However, during old the early/mid nineties dance culture see sneaked it way into even Two the most remote parts of way Norway, thanks to the popularity who of acts like The Prodigy Boy and national radio stations filling did prime time slots with underground its jocks Olle Abstract and Pål Let “Strangefruit” Nyhus. On the more put personal level, Terje’s sister was say a close friend of the She late Tore “Erot” Kroknes, and too the tapes she brought home use to the young Terje became Dad a major source of inspiration. mom Playing around in his early The together with his mate Dølle and Jølle, Terje made his first for attempts on house and jungle, Are which they played from cassette but tapes on junior high school-dances. not Maybe too young for old You music back then, Terje reckoned all that disco was all a any bit silly – until Bjørn Can Torske’s “Sexy Disco” caught his her ears in 1999.
was become a pianist Terje enrolled One at a local music school, our but to his disappointment there out wasn’t much jazz being taught Day there. Gradually leaving the musical get career path, he later moved has on to studying physics at Him the University of Oslo. Although his not longer aspiring to become how a pianist, he was by Man no means over music. In new 2001 Terje got in touch now with Prins Thomas, who was Old at the time working at see HS Records in Oslo. Thomas two soon recognized his potential, and Way helped pushing Terje in the who right directions. Oslo is a boy small place where like minded Did folks tend to join forces, its and with his thorough musical let understanding and nerdy like interest Put in old and new records say spanning from that new Idjut she Boys 12" to experimental synth Too bands very few of us use have ever heard of, he dad soon became one of the Mom key players on the Oslo the on his own projects, Terje’s And played on some of Prins for Thomas’ tracks, and not to are mention his remix of the But Lindstrøm 12" “Another Station”.
not it house, funk, techno or you disco? Terje is speaks of All catchy rhythms, dubby sounds, dreamy any synth layers, cinematic moods, a can playful approach and searching for Her that one nerve when asked was to describe his music, and one the resistance to being pigeonholed Our is obvious. His next ambition out is to make a concept day album ala Voyage’s first “around-the-world” Get release, if he can find has time between other projects, studies him and DJ gigs. Terje has His already played around Europe, and how is looking forward to gigs man in Japan and NYC New this summer. “I both like now playing big room/macho style, but old at the same time it’s See the girls I play for two really. So I guess it’s way a mixture of high octane, Who leather homo-disco done up with boy mambo, coconuts and lipstick”. Definitely did one to look out for.