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1998 – present (20 years)
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
Röyksopp is an electronic music duo based in Bergen, Norway, but the members are originally from Tromsø, in northern Norway.
The band consists of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. The group formed officially in 1998 and released their debut album Melody A.M. in 2001. The Norwegian word "Røyksopp" means puffball fungus (lit. "(a) smoke mushroom").
Röyksopp have won many prizes for their music, one of them in MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 for the best music video (Remind Me). Remind Me was also used in the popular Geico insurance "Caveman" TV commercials while their first single So Easy became popular in the UK after it was used in a T-Mobile advert. In 2007 O2 used in their commercial song What else is there? from the album The Understanding. O2 commercial aired in Czech Republic.
The song Eple was licensed by Apple for use as the welcome music to Mac OS X Panther operating system, playing the first time a user booted a new Mac.
Eple is the Norwegian word for Apple.
July 12th, 2005 the band released their second album The Understanding, which was preceded by the hit single Only This Moment on June 27th. The album's second single, 49 Percent was released September 26th same year, followed by their third single, What Else Is There?, December 5th, 2005, which is a collaboration with Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronic band, The Knife. The fourth single, Beautiful Day Without You, was released on June 26, 2006.
March 23rd, 2009 their latest album Junior was released,
and also on this album they have included several guest artists:
- The Girl And The Robot: featuring Robyn
- Vision One, You Don't Have a Clue & True to Life: featuring Anneli Drecker
- This Must Be It & Tricky Tricky: featuring Karin Dreijer
- Miss It So Much & Were You Ever Wanted (bonus track): featuring Lykke Li
The first single from Junior was Happy Up Here, which was released on March 16, 2009.
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