Todd Terje

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Todd Terje
Todd Terje (2015).jpg
Background information
Also known asWade Nichols, Duliatten Disco Dandia, Chuck Norris, New Mjøndalen Disco Swingers, Kacic Kullmann's Five
Born1981 (age 37–38)
Mjøndalen, Norway[1]
InstrumentsArpeggiator, keyboard, drum machine, sequencer, sampler, drum machine, Piano, Bass Guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsPermanent Vacation, Bacause Music, Soul Jazz Records, Bear Funk, Full Pupp, Running Back, Smalltown Supersound, Olsen
Associated actsLindstrøm, Prins Thomas, Bryan Ferry, Franz Ferdinand

Terje Olsen (born 1981), better known as Todd Terje, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer. His stage name is a homage to house music producer Todd Terry.[1]

Called "King of the summer jams"[4] by Mixmag, "one third of the Holy Trinity of Norwegian disco"[5] by Spin magazine, and "one of [the Scandinavian dance scene's] prominent figures"[6] by AllMusic, Todd Terje made his name with a string of remixes and re-edits in the mid 2000s. He is the younger brother of Olaf Olsen, who often performs drums for Terje's live shows.

He was one of the headliners at the prestigious Sónar festival in Barcelona, playing alongside frequent collaborator Lindstrøm.[7] He was listed at #17 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of "The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth".[8] In July 2013 he recorded a mix for BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix series. He is best known for his 2012 house track "Inspector Norse".[9] The song Alfonso Muskedunder was featured in an episode of the third season of the television series Better Call Saul on AMC. The introduction to "It's Album Time" is regularly referenced in a feature in Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens' late night show.

In 2017, he was nominated for Record of the Year for "Jungle" at the Electronic Music Awards.


Terje co-wrote the Robbie Williams song "Candy"[10] that reached the Top 10 charts in many European countries and reached #1 on the UK charts.

In 2013, Terje collaborated with Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand on material for their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, co-producing two tracks.[11]

He mixed and edited Lindstrøm's album Smalhans, which led to further collaboration. The pair recorded the single "Lanzarote", which was released on Olsen Records in January 2013, and later in the year embarked on a tour that included gigs at Nuits Sonores, Sónar, and Melt!..[12] Throughout 2014 and 2015, Terje has performed on multiple festivals across the world, such as Coachella, Lowlands and Pitchfork Festival.[13][14][15] On stage, he is joined by his brother Olaf and percussionist Martin Windstad.

Terje recorded a cover of Robert Palmer's 1980 single "Johnny & Mary" with Bryan Ferry. The track appeared on Terje's debut album It's Album Time and was released as a single.

In 2016, Todd Terje released The Big Cover-Up, an EP consisting of covers by Disco artists, such as Boney M and Yellow Magic Orchestra as Todd Terje and the Olsens.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions


US Dance
It's Album Time 2 36 94 72 64 67 23 120 4


Year Album and details
2010 Remaster of the Universe
An Anthology: Weighed & Measured
  • Released: August 28, 2010
  • Label: Not on label (Unofficial)
  • Formats: CD
The Red Album
  • Released: August 28, 2010
  • Label: Not on label (Unofficial)
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Release date Label
2005 Mjøndalen Diskoklubb Jan 1, 2005 Full Pupp
Eurodans Apr 4, 2005 Full Pupp
2011 Ragysh Apr 4, 2011 Running Back
2012 It's the Arps Jan 9, 2012 Olsen Records
2014 Delorean Dynamite Apr 22, 2014
2015 Alfonso Muskedunder Remixed Apr 6, 2015
2016 The Big Cover-Up (with the Olsens) Jun 17, 2016


Year Single Peak positions Album

2012 "Inspector Norse" 9  – 88 It's the Arps
2013 "Lanzarote" (with Lindstrøm)  –  –  – Non-album single
"Strandbar"  –  –  –
"Spiral"  –  –  –
2014 "Delorean Dynamite" 56  –  – It's Album Time
"Leisure Suit Preben"  –  –  –
"Johnny and Mary" (featuring Bryan Ferry)  – 185  –
2015 "Alfonso Muskedunder"  –  –  –

Vinyl singles[edit]

Year Title Release date Label
2004 Bodies (split with Akwaaba) Sep 1, 2004 Bear Funk
Eurodans / Reinbagan Nov 15, 2004 Soul Jazz Records


Year Artist Track Title
2005 Snuten featuring Fox N' Wolf "Wild and Free (Claws Against Knives)" Todd Terje Night Version
2006 Antena "Camino Del Sol"
Felix Laband "Whistling In Tongues"
Lindstrøm "Another Station"
2007 Kaoru Inoue "The Secret Field"
Reverso 68 "Piece Together" Todd Terje Remix #2
Todd Terje Spinning Star Mix
Studio "Life's A Beach!" Todd Terje Beach House Mix
2008 Arbeid Adelt! "Death Disco" Todd Terje Edit
Chaz Jankel "Glad to Know You" Todd Terje Edit
Dølle Jølle "Balearic Incarnation" Todd Terje‘s Extra Døll Mix
José González "Killing for Love" Todd Terje Brokeback Mix
Simon Baker "Plastik" Todd Terje Trkatech Remix
2009 Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 "On a Day Like Today" Todd Terje's Friendly Children
M "Pop Muzik"
Rogue Cat "Magic Journey"
Shit Robot "Simple Things" Todd Terje Version
2011 Bombay Bicycle Club "Lights Out, Words Gone"
Bryan Ferry "Alphaville"
Claudja Barry "Sweet Dynamite" Todd Terje Edit
Mungolian Jetset "Moon Jocks 'n' Prog Rocks" Todd Terje's Schlong Tong Vocal Version
Todd Terje's Even Stiv-En Dub Version
The Units "High Pressure Days" Todd Terje Disco Mix
2012 Bepu N'Gali "I Travel to You"
Bjørn Torske "Langt Fra Afrika" Todd Terje's Enda Lengre Miks (Fra Afrika Altså)
Joakim "Nothing Gold" Todd Terje Remix
Todd Terje DJ Tool
Gary's Gang "Keep On Dancing"
Hot Chip "How Do You Do?"
Roxy Music "Love Is the Drug" Todd Terje Disco Dub
2013 Bryan Ferry "Don't Stop the Dance"
2014 Dolly Parton "Jolene"
2015 Jaga Jazzist "Oban"
2016 Beranek "Dra Te Hælvete" Todd Terje Edit
Todd Terje Disco Dub
Todd Terje Acid Remix


Todd Terje has many unofficially released disco edits under various pseudonyms.[27] Many of them are released without credits. List contains officially released edits.

Year Artist Track Title
2012 Aksel Friberg "To Be There With You" Disco Mix
"Viking Music" Disco Mix
Lindstrøm "Eg-ged-osis" Todd Terje Extended Edit
"Ra-ako-st" Todd Terje Extended Edit
2013 Franz Ferdinand "Evil Eye" Todd Terje Extended Mix
"Stand on the Horizon" Todd Terje Extended Mix
Lindstrøm "Faar-i-kaal" Todd Terje Extended Edit
"Vos-sako-rv" Todd Terje Extended Edit
Todd Terje Extended Mix - Dub Version


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  2. ^ a b Fenwick, Tom (28 May 2014). "Todd Terje: It's Album Time (Olsen) Review". Under the Radar. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ Huizenga, Tom; Tsioulcas, Anastasia; Powers, Ann; McCartney, Kelly; Hart, Otis; Thompson, Stephen; Hilton, Robin; Ganz, Jacob; Gotrich, Lars; Fitzgerald, Kiana; King, Jason; Kelley, Frannie; Contreras, Felix; Jarenwattananon, Patrick; Garsd, Jasmine; Dye, David; Carter, Bobby; Boilen, Bob; Katzif, Mike. "NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2014". National Public Radio. National Public Radio. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
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  5. ^ "Todd Terje". SPIN. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  6. ^ Andy Kellman. "Todd Terje | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  7. ^ Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  9. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix, Todd Terje". 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  10. ^ Sherburne, Philip (2012-09-11). "Robbie Williams Taps Todd Terje's 'Eurodans' on New Single 'Candy'". SPIN. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  11. ^ "Franz Ferdinand Take 'Right' Turn With Album That Almost Didn't Happen". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  12. ^ "RA News: Lindstrom and Todd Terje hit the road in 2013". Retrieved 2014-08-01.
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-12-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  21. ^ "TODD TERJE | Artist". Official Charts. 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  22. ^ "Todd Terje - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
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  24. ^ "Todd Terje - Delorean Dynamite". Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Discographie Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry". Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  26. ^ Steffen Hung. "Todd Terje - Inspector Norse". Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  27. ^ "Starter". Pitchfork.

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