Christian Sol’s music ranges from deep electronica to peak time techno and house music. His music has been played and charted by many of the world’s greatest DJs, including Hernan Cattaneo, Satoshi Tomiie, Steve Lawler and Laurent Garnier. His tracks are released on labels such as Toolroom, Urbantorque, Viva Music and many more.
Nils is a veteran of the global house music scene at the relatively young age of 29, having been one of the youngest ever artists to deliver an Essential Mix for Pete Tong’s legendary BBC Radio show as well as an enviable DJ diary. He is also a club promotor been responsible for getting artists such as James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Matthew Dekay, Meat Katie and Paul Woolford among others to Oslo.
Tobii is a young DJ, producer and live act from Bergen. Despite his young age, he has already been a big part of the city`s underground scene for several years, both as DJ and producer. The last year he has also stepped out of the underground and runs his own resident night: “The Kidz Want House” where he plays both alone and with friends.
Of Norway are production partners, live act and DJ’s Lil’Wolf and Chris Lynch from Oslo, Norway. Lil’Wolf has recently signed a record deal with NYC label Rong Music as well as recording a BBC session for Annie Nightingale and hosts a monthly Of Norway radio show on Samurai. 2008 saw Of Norway mesmerising crowds all over Norway with their deep, hypnotic and yet very dancefloor friendly live shows, swaying crowds with a sonic blend of techno and house.
Alex has been a part of Oslo`s underground scene for almost a decade, both as a dj and promoter, and in recent years producer. As a dj his sets range from deep house to techno, focusing on deep and funky, minimalistic grooves. His style has got him residencies at some of Oslo`s hottest clubs, and even in Barcelona. He has over the last years become more and more taken with producing, and has released a few ep`s.
Mudman aka Marius Rypdal got into it music from an early early age. Both of his parents have been profiled musicians for several decades. His father is a legendary guitar player and his mother a profiled singer. When his best friend was studying in Liverpool at Paul Mccartneys Lipa school, young Marius went to live with him to get new inspiration in his life. At the time the Liverpool club scene was really peaking with Cream being at its top. Marius also went to Bugged Out to see his favorite techno artists perform in the weekends, where he started developing his musical taste and technical skills both as a DJ and producer. He also made his first release in the studio at the Lipa school. The year after studying in London he went to see Carl Cox every Thursday at Ultimate Base in the Velvet Room. He then knew club music would forever be a part of his life. Besides being an brilliant live performer, Marius makes his living making music for companies like Adidas and Volvo.
Alexander and Joachim ,under their alias Whiteshade, released their debut EP last year on Troll Records getting remix treatment by Chris Lattner. Not bad for two guys not even out of their teens. Making music with an understanding way beyond many others in their age, we are exited to have them on the label. Performing both live and as DJs, Whiteshade are about to make their mark in the Norwegian club scene, and hopefully internationally in the years to come. They also have a rich musical background with their big brothers getting them into bands such as The Prodigy and Depeche Mode.
Newest member of the Troll family is producer Fredrik Krafft. He has been into music all his adult life and has developed his sound to perfection. His combination of house and electronica melts nicely together and has brought him attention both from local oslo djs and abroad with his two releases on our label. With his friendly energy and passion for music he fits right into the Troll community. Fredrik is currently working on future projects for our label, and putting the final touches on his live-set. Also keep an eye out for his brilliant bootlegs.