Olof Dreijer

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Olof Dreijer
Olof Dreijer of The Knife, in performance (2006).jpg
Olof Dreijer of The Knife performing at Sónar in 2006
Background information
Also known asDJ Coolof, Oni Ayhun
Born (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981 (age 36)
OriginNacka, Sweden
GenresTechno, house, minimal
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ
Years active2000–present
LabelsRabid Records
Associated actsThe Knife, Oni Ayhun
WebsiteOfficial The Knife website

Olof Björn Dreijer (born 27 November 1981) is a Swedish DJ and record producer, best known as a member of the electronica duo The Knife, formed with his sister Karin Dreijer.[1]

Although The Knife very rarely performed live concerts, Olof performs as DJ Coolof in nightclubs across Europe. He only performs at nights or at festivals with equal gender representation on the lineup of artists – no more than 50% people who identify as men.[2]

In late 2009 and early 2010 Olof released four EPs under the pseudonym Oni Ayhun.

In late 2010 Olof released a remix of Emmanuel Jal's "Kuar". In 2011, he produced the song "Jam" by Planningtorock from the album W.[3]

Olof Dreijer, upon being asked to DJ in Tel Aviv, stated that he supports the international cultural boycott of Israel, requested by the Palestinian Civil Society in a call for the controversial BDS organization (Boycott Divestment Sanctions). Organisations like The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, PACPI, and Queers against Israeli Pinkwashing, urge artists not to perform in Israel. Olof Dreijer and The Knife have supported this boycott for many years. [1]

Releases[edit]

as Oni Ayhun:

Release Format Tracks Length Date
OAR001 Vinyl 12" + WAV + MP3 OAR001-A 15:00 June 16, 2008
OAR001-B 5:24
OAR002 Vinyl 12" + WAV + MP3 OAR002 A + B 22:44 October 27, 2008
OAR003 Vinyl 12" + WAV + MP3 OAR003-A 8:12 April 25, 2009
OAR003-B 11:13
OAR004 Vinyl 12" + WAV + MP3 OAR004-A 7:14 March 3, 2010
OAR004-B 13:23
OAR005 TBA[4] TBA 13:31(?)[5] TBA
OARFREE001 MP3 Under Western Eyes 16:16 December 13, 2010
OARFREE002 MP3 Nablus 4:07 December 13, 2010

as Olof Dreijer:

Release Format Tracks Length Date
Ström - Music For Alien Civilisations CD Album Al Jazeera 7:22 January 1, 2007
Climatixx (Vinyl Series) CDr Me, I'm Not 13:56 2009
Kuar EP Vinyl 12" + MP3 Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix) 7:23 October 5, 2010
Shangaan Shake Vinyl 12" Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro 6:35 August 30, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-knife-p688598
  2. ^ https://www.spin.com/2013/04/the-knife-shaking-the-habitual-interview/
  3. ^ "PlanningToRock – W (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.oniayhun.com/OAR005.html
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcilC_0kRNg

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