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Christoffer Berg, Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christoffer Berg

 

Christoffer Berg
Chris has remixed artists such as Ennio Morricone and Quant
Christoffer Berg is as producer, music engineer, DJ, musician and label manager. Chris was brought up by two talented musician parents and began playing the drums from the age of 6.

In the late 90's he began experimenting with electronic music which resulted in the releases: Hostlovep on Conceptional Recordings (Washington DC), Christoffer Brus EP on Hobby Industries, run by Opiate (Bjork, Future3, April, etc) and Christoffermusik EP on Swedish imprint Facets.

Chris doubled up with Koop in Stockholm and project Hird was born. Chris also started a club night called Meccca, at the legendary Nefertiti in Gothenburg. Booking artists and DJs such as Alex Barck from Jazzanova, Seiji, Norma Jean Bell, Alex from Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star), Gil-bert and I:Cube, Azymuth, Jesper Dahlback aka the Persuader, DJ Cosmo, DJ Patife and MC Stamina.

The first 12" from Hird, Keep you Hird, was championed by Richard Dorffmeister, Jazzanova, Gilles Peterson, and got him an artist agreement with DNM records.

After his debut album, Moving On, was released in 2004, Chris toured with his band and as a DJ in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Japan, USA, Estonia, Russia, Italy and England.

The album was also nominated for the Alternative Grammy Manifest, and Swedish Radio Awards.

None of these awards ended up an actual prize, but the Radio Awards after-party in Christoffers studio is a modern classic, recieving mentions in the morning newpapers in Stockholm (the morning after-after...).

The single I Love You My Hope, peaked at #24 on the Tokyo Hot 100 singles chart as Christoffers band was on stage at the club Duo Music, owned by Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

Chris has also remixed artists such as Ennio Morricone, Koop, Quant, Plej and many more.

Later he was involved in mixing Deep Cuts and Silent Shout for Swedish duo The Knife, touring Sweden as the drummer with the father of Psycho-Punk Freddie Wadling, continuing to DJ around the globe, producing an album for and touring as keyboard player for the Japanese indie pop star Hideki Kaji.

Meanwhile recordings have just begun in Berlin for the next Hird album.

He's also doing A&R for his new label Off The Wall (OTW) Records. OTW has just had a first single from Little Dragon which became single of the week in Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Phonica, IF and Sounds of the Universe and Escalator Records in Tokyo.

The second single from Erlend Øye will be featured in the December issue of Dazed & Confused.

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