Bjørn Torske

Born 1971 in Trondheim, Norway. Grew up in Tromsø, started as a dj at a local radio station in 1987, where he experimented with remixing, doing tape edits, and played around with synthesizers and drum machines. First tracks were recorded during 1990, and in 1991 two tracks were released on 12″ vinyl by Belgian label Crammed Discs dance imprint SSR Records. Continued releasing 3 12″ EP’s on Dutch label Djax-Up-Beats under the name Ismistik, which culminated with a full- length album in 1995.

Between 1992 and 1994 he joined Norwegian ambient/techno producer Geir Jenssen as a keyboard player on tour with the Biosphere project. Gigs were played both in Norway and around Europe, in countries like Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK. From 1992 onwards he had settled in Bergen, and immediately got engaged as a dj in several clubs doing weekly house- and techno parties. He was also involved in arranging some larger one-off events as part of Logic Productions.

In 1998 he released his first album under his own name, “Nedi Myra” came out on English label Ferox Records, and got a good reception, especially in Norway. This was followed by a series of different single and 12″ releases, both on legendary SVEK Records and local busyboy Mikal Telle’s Tellé Records. The latter was also responsible for releasing During all this time from the early 1990’s, he has kept playing as a dj in various clubs and parties both around Norway and Scandinavia as well as nearly every country on the European continent, UK, United States, Canada and Japan. Further through the 2000s and up until now, Torske continues delivering remixes to a variety of artists and projects, in addition to his own releases – mainly on Smalltown Supersound where he has so far released 3 12″ EPs and two full length albums. Smalltown Supersound is also releasing remastered versions of “Nedi Myra” and “Trøbbel” this winter.