Thomas Troelsen

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Thomas Troelsen
Birth name Thomas Troelsen
Born (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 34)
Origin Skive, Denmark
Genres Pop
Rock
Pop rock
Dance
Dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, sampler, keyboards, synthesizer, vocoder, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Flo Rida, Inna, Robin Schulz, PRIVATE, Junior Senior, Girls Generation, SHINee, TVXQ
Website http://www.weareprivate.com

Thomas Troelsen (born 6 October 1981) is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Denmark. Troelsen has written and produced songs for Pitbull, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Nile Rodgers, Robin Thicke, Charlie Puth, Chris Brown, Robin Schulz, Akon, Inna, and Junior Senior.

In 2015, Troelsen co-wrote 3 songs for the new Flo Rida EP My House, including the single "I Don't Like It, I Love It" feat. Robin Thicke. Troelsen also co-wrote the song "Company" by Justin Bieber from his album Purpose, "Back in the Old School" for Chic feat. Nile Rodgers and the single "Heatwave" for Robin Schulz feat. Akon.

In 2014, Troelsen co-wrote and co-produced “We Are One (Ole Ola),” the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song, featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.[1]


History[edit]

As a writer and producer, Troelsen’s work has charted globally, with hits such as Junior Senior’sMove Your Feet” (#2 UK), "I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke (#7 UK), Aura Dione’sGeronimo” (#1 Germany), Monrose’s "Hot Summer" (#1 Germany), and Private’s “My Secret Lover” (#1 Denmark).

In 2014, Troelsen co-wrote and co-produced “We Are One (Ole Ola),” the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song, featuring Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte. The song was performed by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 World Cup and was included on the “Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album," released by Sony.[2]

In Asia, Troelsen is regarded as one of the most successful and prolific writers and producers of K-Pop. Troelsen’s compositions have sold over 10 million units in Korean and Japan to date. Troelsen wrote TVXQ's single "Mirotic", whose eponymous album was the best-selling album of 2008 in South Korea. Other major K-Pop songs written and produced by Troelsen include SHINee's "Love Like Oxygen", EXO's "History," and TVXQ's "Humanoids."

Troelsen also fronts the pop group Private, whose single “My Secret Lover” was remixed by Diplo and Egyptian Lover and was featured as Record of the Week on Scott Mills and Nick Grimshaw’s shows on BBC Radio 1. The song was also featured in a Prada commercial in 2010.

Troelsen owns a recording studio, Delta Lab Studios, in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose design was inspired by Verner Panton and has a vast collection of analog equipment.

Troelsen has been profiled in publications such as Dazed & Confused, NME, and Monocle.

Since July 2011, Troelsen is signed to EMI Music Publishing.

Music in Film, Television and Video Games[edit]

Thomas Troelsen's compositions have appeared in the following:

  • Gossip Girl ("Last Dance" and "Suicide")
  • EA's FIFA 10 ("The Sound of Swing")
  • Fuel TV ("Suicide")
  • Lifetime's "Seven Deadly Sins" ("Bang!")
  • 90210 ("Hot Summer")
  • EA's Boogie Superstar ("Hot Summer")
  • Clicknet ("Fragment Eight")
  • Poppy Shakespeare ("Fragment One," "The Sound of Swing" and "The First Picture")
  • Dong Energy ("The Sound of Swing")
  • Renault ("The Sound of Swing")
  • Rock Band 3 ("Last Dance")
  • Patagonia ("On the Floor")
  • Google Chromebook (“Move Your Feet”)

Thomas has also written jingles for Gametap, Dong Energy, Lalandia, and DK TV.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Select Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup success". Copenhagen Post. 2014-01-30. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Cantor-Navas, Judy (2014-01-23). "Pitbull's FIFA World Cup Song a Collab With Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte". Billboard. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "Blog". iloapp.princessonwheels.net. Retrieved 21 September 2014.