Todd Terje

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Todd Terje
Also known asWade Nichols, Duliatten Disco Dandia, Chuck Norris, New Mjøndalen Disco Swingers, Kacic Kullmann's Five
BornMay 1981 (age 42)
Mjøndalen, Norway [1]
Instruments Arpeggiator, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, sampler
Years active1999–present
LabelsPermanent Vacation, Bacause Music, Soul Jazz Records, Bear Funk, Full Pupp, Running Back, Smalltown Supersound, Olsen

Terje Olsen (born 1981), known professionally 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, known as the drummer from Bigbang, 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 the Four Tet Remix of his song "Jungelknugen" at the Electronic Music Awards. The original version of this track, however, has not been released officially as of August 2023.


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 also 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

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions


US Dance
It's Album Time 23694726467231204


YearAlbum details
2010Remaster of the Universe
  • Released: 21 May 2010
  • Label: Permanent Vacation
  • Format: CD, digital download
An Anthology: Weighed & Measured
  • Released: 28 August 2010
  • Label: Not on label (Unofficial)
  • Format: CD
The Red Album
  • Released: 28 August 2010
  • Label: Not on label (Unofficial)
  • Format: CD

Extended plays

YearTitleRelease dateLabel
2005Mjøndalen Diskoklubb1 January 2005Full Pupp
Eurodans4 April 2005Full Pupp
2011Ragysh4 April 2011Running Back
2012It's the Arps9 January 2012Olsen Records
2014Delorean Dynamite22 April 2014
2015 Alfonso Muskedunder Remixed 6 April 2015
2016The Big Cover-Up(with the Olsens)17 June 2016


YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum

2012"Inspector Norse"988It's the Arps
2013"Lanzarote" (with Lindstrøm)Non-album single
2014"Delorean Dynamite"56It's Album Time
"Leisure Suit Preben"
"Johnny and Mary" (featuring Bryan Ferry)185
2015"Alfonso Muskedunder"

Vinyl singles

YearTitleRelease dateLabel
2004Bodies(split with Akwaaba)1 September 2004Bear Funk
Eurodans / Reinbagan15 November 2004Soul Jazz Records


2005Snuten 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"
2007Kaoru 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
2008Arbeid 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
2009Gichy 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
2012Bepu 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.

2012Aksel 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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