Svein Berge

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Svein Berge at Arvika Festival 2009

Svein Berge (born 17 February 1976 in Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian electronic musician who makes up half of the duo Röyksopp.

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Berge made his debut in 1994, as a member of Aedena Cycle with Gaute Barlindhaug (Kolar Goi), Kolbjørn Lyslo (Doc L Jnr) and Torbjørn Brundtland (Röyksopp). The group's first release was "Traveller's Dream EP" (12") released on R&S in 1994. In 1997 Berge joined Drum Island alongside Torbjørn Brundtland and Ole J Mjøs. Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland then went on to form Röyksopp in 1998. Their first release as Röyksopp came in 1999 on Tellé Records with "So Easy" 7" and "Your Hands" on the Beatservice compilation "Arctic Circles 2". Berge signed with Wall of Sound in 2000 and Röyksopp released their debut album, Melody A.M., in 2001. He wrote, produced and co-producer a few tracks on the Frost album "Melodica" in 2002, and in 2003 wrote and produced tracks for the Anne Lilia Berge Strand debut album Anniemal. One of songs, "Heartbeat", was voted number one on Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Singles of 2004 list. In 2003 members of Röyksopp possibly behind the Hex Pistols: No Celebrities 7" on Love OD. In 2005 New Anneli Drecker album with one track produced by Röyksopp. Second album, The Understanding, released autumn 2005, third album, Junior, released on March 23, 2009 and fourth album, Senior released in 2010. Berge has done several remixes for other artists, amongst them artists like Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode and Beck.

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