Xploding Plastix

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Xploding Plastix
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Big beat, acid jazz, electronica, trip hop
Years active 2000–present
Labels Beatservice, Hospital
Website www.xplodingplastix.com
Members Jens Petter Nilsen
Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen

Xploding Plastix is a Norwegian electronic music duo, consisting of Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen.


Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen (formerly in Norwegian black metal band Kvist) formed the group in early 1999, and submitted their first demotape in 2000. Their song, "Treat Me Mean, I need the Reputation" became an instant classic when it was released as a 7" on Beatservice Records in 2000. It was later re-released in 2002 on Hospital Records and championed by LTJ Bukem, Coldcut, and Grooverider. Their first album, Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents, was released in 2001 on Beatservice, and re-issued in 2004 by Palm Pictures.[1]

Since the release of The Donca Matic Singalongs album in 2003, they have been busy working with music for short films, movies, and TV- and radio-productions.[2] They have also collaborated with the Kronos Quartet[3] who have performed their three movement composition, The Order on Things: Music for the Kronos Quartet. They have also worked in the collaboration project Piston Ltd who released the album Domestic Engine in 2007.[4] They also have a sideproject The Electones.[5]

Xploding Plastix released a new album in September 2008 entitled Treated Timber Resists Rot on Beatservice Records. This was accompanied by a revisited re-release of The Donca Matic Singalongs which was not originally distributed outside of Scandinavia,[2] and a new EP called Devious Dan featuring tracks from previous music videos.[2]



Singles and EPs
  • 2000: Treat me mean, I need the reputation, 7" (Beatservice Records)
  • 2001: Doubletalk, EP 12" (Beatservice Records)
  • 2001: Behind the Eightball, EP (Beatservice Records)
  • 2002: Plastic Surgery LP 3 Sampler side A, 12" (Hospital Records NHS42)
  • 2003: The Benevolent Volume Lurkings, EP (Columbia Records)
  • 2003: Geigerteller, Single (Sony Music Entertainment, Norway)
  • 2004: The Rebop By Proxy EP, EP (Palm Beats)
  • 2010: Devious Dan EP, EP (Beatservice Records)[6]


  1. ^ allmusic - Xploding Plastix - Overview
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 16, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ http://www.racingjunior.com/electones.htm
  6. ^ "Xploding Plastix". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

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Preceded by
Recipient of the Elektronika Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Lars Horntveth