Tuesday, August 30, 2011



21 year old whiz kid Christoffer Berg, was born and raised by two musicians in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up in a musical environment made it possible for C to play around with music from the early days of childhood, which might explain his relaxed attitude towards creating music. Multitalented as he is – C does everything himself; drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar and vocals – he makes music production seem effortless and filled with joy. Lately the club scene in Gothenburg has been totally dominated by C and his childhood friends Andreas Saag and Yukimi Nagano amongst others. They set out on their quest for musical world domination years ago as Swell Session and have recently produced music – collectively and individually – to great critical acclaim.

”We were a couple of friends who enjoyed playing together. Within our small community we could bounce musical ideas and try things out in a safe environment, which helped us create our own style.”

His first own release – the very limited ”Hostlovep” on Conceptional Recordings under the alias ”Christoffermusik” –with its beautifully organic and mellow experimental electronic tracks, revealed what was to be expected in the future. Using the pseudonym Christoffer Brus, C continued to put out more of that fragile and intriguing stuff on the Bj√∂rk collaborator Thomas ”Opiate” Knak’s label, Hobby Industries.

C has also been known to contribute with excellent tracks on compilations.”Future Sound of Jazz 9” (Compost), ”Destination:Out” (ecco.chamber), Break n’ Bossa Chapter 6 (Schema) and ”Nordic Lounge 1 & 2” (DNM). These compilations helped spawn his latest alias – Hird. Now combining melodic harmonies with jazzy downtempo house, Christoffer captured the world’s attention. The instrumental housetrack ”Keep You Hird” was subsequently released with lyrics and vocals by Yukimi as ”Keep You Kimi” on DNM. This stunning vocal track was favoured by DJ:s like Richard Dorfmeister, Gilles Peterson, Coldcut, Michael Reinboth and Derrick May and was a contributing factor for the offers to tour Japan no less than three times in the last year.

Autumn 2003 Hird released his second 12”, ”I Love You My Friends”. This release was really a Ep with four different tracks, ranging from dub to deep house, each showing the versatility of the young artist and what to expect from his full album. The tunes “Fading Blues” and “I love you my friends” got massive support from the dj community around the globe and became a favourite track for radio legend Gilles Peterson (Worldwide/BBC).

Christoffer is a busy young man, besides making his own music he have been doing remixes for acts like Koop, Plej and Ennio Morricone aswell as dj:ing around the globe. He is now rehearsing with the live act to get it ready for the album release. The set up will include some of the most talented and well respected jazz musicians from Sweden as well as childhood friend Yukimi Nagano on vocals. Planned tour start is autumn 2004 at time of the release of “Moving On”, the debut album from Hird.

Hird on Myspace

Source: http://www.dnm.se/_press/Hird_biography.pdf


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