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Bjørn Torske

Bjørn Torske hails from Norwegian electronic music’s spiritual home-town, Tromsø – a town that has spawned such key acts as Mental Overdrive, Biosphere and Royksopp.

In the early 90s, Dutch label Djax-Up-Beats picked up Torske, resulting in a string of underground 12″ singles on this and other labels, such as Reinforced Records. After releasing an album on Djax-Up-Beats in 1995 Torske concentrated on DJing for a couple of years, releasing only one single on Per Martinsen’s Love OD label. It did have a noticeable impact, though. ‘Fleet’ became a club hit in Amsterdam, and was pumped regularly by DJs like Dimitri and Derrick May. This in turn led to Ferox releasing Torske’s now classic 1998 album ‘Nedi Myra’. Torske has been a seminal figure in the vital music scene of Bergen since the early 00s, and was instrumental in establishing the Tellé label which released his ‘Disco Members’ in 2000. Torske also released his critically acclaimed outing ‘Aerosoles’ on the SVEK label in the same time period. Another now-classic Tellé album was 2001’s ‘Trøbbel’. Torske latest full-length outing is 2010’s ‘Kokning’