Hej Matematik

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Hej Matematik
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Europop, Pop, Electro
Years active 2005–present
Labels Copenhagen Records
Associated acts Aqua
Members Søren Rasted
Nicolaj Rasted
Nicholas Findsen (bass)
Nikolaj Teinvig (guitar)
Mads Storm (keyboard)
Peter Düring (drums)

Hej Matematik (literally "Hi Mathematics" and also the title of a Danish primary school math book) is a Danish pop band, consisting of the Aqua-member Søren Rasted and his nephew Nicolaj Rasted. On live shows, they are accompanied by Nikolaj Teinvig on guitar, Nicholas Findsen on bass, Mads Storm on keyboards and Peter Düring on drums.

Hej Matematik has done well on the Danish charts. Their debut album was Vi burde ses noget mere. The single "Walkmand" won the Danish "Hit of the Year" at Zulu Awards 2009 — an annual award-ceremony held by Denmark's largest commercial television station TV 2.[1] after the song made it to #3 in the Danish Singles Chart. The 11-track album was released in a special edition that included "Walkmand" as a 12th track as an additional bonus.

Hej Matematik's release of "Party i provinsen", the lead single of their second album,[2] reached #2 in the Danish Singles Chart. The album Alt går op i 6 was released in Denmark on 25 January 2010.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak position Certification
DAN
[4]
Vi burde ses noget mere 4
Alt går op i 6 5
Hej lights 2012
"—" denotes album which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles (as lead Artist)[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak
position
Certification Album
DEN
[4]
"Gymnastik" 2007 Vi burde ses noget mere
"Centerpubben" 22
"Du & jeg" 2008 32
"Walkmand" (Studio/Live Version)[A] 3
  • 2× Platinum[6]
Vi burde ses noget mere (Special Edition)
"Party i provinsen" 2009 2 Alt går op i 6
"Legendebørn" 2010
"Maskinerne" (Kato Remix)[B] 38
"Livet i plastik" 2012 Hej lights 2012
"Sikke en fest (Så da bas)"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

A^ The song of "Walkmand" was released as a part studio, part live version.
B^ "Maskinerne" was released as a remix version titled "Kato på Maskinerne" mixed by Kato.

Singles (as featured Artist)[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak
position
Certification Album
DEN
[4]
"S.O.M.M.E.R." (TV-2 featuring Hej Matematik) (Uncredited)[C] 2007 For dig ku' jeg gøre alting
"Randers station" (TV-2 featuring Hej Matematik) (Uncredited)[C]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

C^ Hej Matematik provided backing vocals on the almost entire album "For dig ku' jeg gøre alting".

Promotional Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak
position
Certification Album
DEN
[4]
"Vi ka' alt vi to" (featuring Lene) (Uncredited) 2008 Vi burde ses noget mere
"The loser sign"[D] 2011 Non-album single
"Det blir en go dag" (featuring Ankerstjerne) 2012 39 Hej lights 2012
"Partyboy" 2013
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

D^ "The loser sign" was exclusively released over the show "Natholdet".

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s) Note(s)
2007 "Gymnastik" Søren Rasted The music video is similar to Søren Rasted's previous solo project music videos as LazyB, also directed by himself.
"Centerpubben" Michael Christensen Søren Rasted's fellow band members of Aqua appear in this music video, who were reunited in a music video for the first time since their sudden split in 2001.
2008 "Du & jeg" Sidse Carstens & Kim Høgh Some parts of the music video had been recorded in reverse.
"Høj 5" Simon Fensholm Fensholm was the winner of the "Høj 5" video fan contest that started in 2008 in Denmark. Hej Matematik are not appearing in the music video.
"Secret of the state" Wayne Coyne Hej Matematik made a cameo appearance in this music video by The William Blakes.
"Walkmand" Various The footage has been recorded during Hej Matematik's 2008 tour turned into the half live, half studio version "Walkmand" music video. It features a cameo appearance of Søren Rasted's wife and fellow Aqua band member Lene.
2010 "Party i provinsen" People are dancing to the sound until it's getting late in form of a blue and red lighted club.
"Legendebørn" Michael Christensen Hej Matematik attending in the video with television heads, watching out of a stylish house and remembering the good old childhood time playing around.
"Maskinerne (Kato Remix)" Two gangs are fighting against each other, while Hej Matematik are watching them in monitors as machines. Kato, who mixed the remix, also appears in the music video.
2011 "The loser sign" The footage video has been exclusively released and promoted through the Danish TV show "Natholdet". Fans were able to send in a clip of themselves, presenting a loser sign resulting in a clip music video.
2012 "Livet i plastik" Hej Matematik in a simple music video recorded in their recording studio with their live band. At the end of the music video they appearing in bubbles.
"Sikke en fest (Så da bas)" Søren Rasted and Nicolaj Rasted are driving through places such as the city on a sunny day. At the end they are jumping naked into the sea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://zulu.tv2.dk/entry.php/id-303244.html (Danish)
  2. ^ Party I Provinsen is Hej Matematik's new single Aquarama.tk, 4 November 2009
  3. ^ Tracklist of Hej Matematik's new album Aquarama.tk January 4th, 2010
  4. ^ a b c d danishcharts.com - Discography Hej Matematik
  5. ^ a b Andersen, Simon Mikdal (13 March 2009). "Platin til Hej Matematik". GAFFA. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Guld og platin i august". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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