Hometown: Bergen, Norway
For years now, Röyksopp, a.k.a. Svein Berge and Tobjørn Brundtland, have quietly been putting out some of the most darkly textured dance music around. Their music blurs the line between pop and experimental music to create powerful songs that propel people onto the dance floor. On their 2009 release Junior, the veteran duo teamed up with both Robyn and Lykke Li, giving their songs a pop lilt. The album earned them some well-deserved international recognition, which they cemented with Senior, their first all-instrumental album. It peaked at number one in Norway, the band’s fourth consecutive release to do so.
Listen: “The Girl and the Robot” featuring Robyn
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