Erlend Øye


Getting straight to the point: the job title DJ isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the name Erlend Øye. The singer, songwriter and indie pop star has only owned a double deck for a few months and much prefers playing CDs anyway. Despite all this, Erlend Øye the DJ is anything but a joke. With his compilation for the latest installment of the celebrated !K7 DJ-Kicks series, the Berlin-residing Norwegian not only redefines the DJ mix, but also unknowingly uses !K7 classics to do it: you don't have to be the technically gifted record spinner to come up with an exciting mix. And, in a certain way, he also brings to mind DJ-Kicks highlights like Kruder & Dorfmeister: but where these guys enriched their mixes in the studio using dub effects, keyboard overlays and other distortions, Erlend Øye takes to the microphone.