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22-24 Nov 2024

Todd Terje (DJ)

Following a string of celebrated releases leaning on everything
from kitschy euro sounds to deep funk and latin jazz, the relatively
new to the scene Todd Terje has already made his mark within
dance music circuits. Gems such as the cheese monster
“Eurodans” and the latin disco-fuelled edit of Jacko’s “Can’t Help
it” under his Tangoterje edit-moniker instantly made industry types
and clubbers alike go bananas, and whatever the Norwegian puts
his fingers on, it always comes out with that crucial blend of
musicality and playfulness.

Growing up in the rural village of Mjøndalen, dance music
influences were scarce, and no, there was never any Diskoklubb
there. Not a lot of obscure disco or acid house in his milk either.
However, during the early/mid nineties dance culture sneaked it
way into even the most remote parts of Norway, thanks to the
popularity of acts like The Prodigy and national radio stations
filling prime time slots with underground jocks Olle Abstract and
Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus. On the more personal level, Terje’s
sister was a close friend of the late Tore “Erot” Kroknes, and the
tapes she brought home to the young Terje became a major
source of inspiration. Playing around in his early teens on a crap
PC together with his mate Dølle Jølle, Terje made his first
attempts on house and jungle, which they played from cassette
tapes on junior high school-dances. Maybe too young for old
music back then, Terje reckoned that disco was all a bit silly –
until Bjørn Torske’s “Sexy Disco” caught his ears in 1999.



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