Norwegian producer Todd Terje is not a new name. With almost two decades under his belt, Terje Olsen has delivered forward thinking house music on leading outlets such as Full Pupp, Permanent Vacation, Running Back, and his own Olsen label. Revisiting his viral hit ‘Inspector Norse’, this video outlines his ‘unlikely inspiration’ for the story behind the track and video.
Before the Todd Terje project, his upbringing was a standard story in dance. Training to become a pianist, Olsen enrolled at a local music school, but to his disappointment there wasn’t much jazz being taught there. Gradually leaving the musical career path, he later moved on to study physics at the University Of Oslo. Growing up in the rural village of Mjøndalen, dance music influences were scarce. However, during the early-mid 1990s dance culture sneaked its way into even the most remote parts of Norway, thanks to The Prodigy and national radio stations filling prime time slots with underground jocks Olle Abstract and Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus from Mungolian Jetset.
More fun Wiki accolades about the tune: “Inspector Norse” is a song by Norwegian DJ and music producer Todd Terje. It was released as a single on 19 June 2012 from his fourth extended play It’s the Arps. The song was later featured as the twelfth and final track on his debut studio album It’s Album Time. The official music video for the song was uploaded on 19 June 2012 to Pitchfork‘s YouTube channel. The song was named Mixmag‘s top tune of 2012 and Resident Advisor‘s second-best track of 2012. From the 2015-2016 Dutch soccer league season onwards the song is used as background song for the NPO TV show “NOS Studio Sport”.