“The past decade has seen Bjørke steadily rising amongst the ranks of artful, eclectic electronic producers…” XLR8R
“Kasper Bjørke definitely makes art. Each production feels assured with the Scandinavian impacting a genuine sense of the cerebral into his music”
Clash Music stated the latter about Kaspers critically acclaimed 4th solo album After Forever (2015) – with other medias such as MixMag chiming in and highlighting the 4th single Apart(feat. Sisy Ey) as Tune of the Month while stating: “It´s nothing short of genius… Kasper’s absolutely nailed it… this record has certainly proven itself to be his most potent work yet”.
On After Forever, Kasper explored a new take on contemporary, melancholic synth pop; merging his productions into a multi coloured soundscape with echoes from Post Disco/Punk, Kraut and New Wave. It was a further step away from the disco and house sound, that brought him into making music in the late 90ies. The full remix version of the album, entitled “After Forever Revisited” (2015) included luminary interpretations from Michael Mayer, Superpitcher, Matt Karmil, A/Jus/Ted, Hotel Lauer and many more – costumized to take the home listening experience of the album to the dancefloors.
However, as a complete counterpoint to his recent albums, in June 2016, Kasper released a club jam experiement of his own, Fountain of Youth, a 7 track mini-LP drawing on Kaspers 15 years immersed in club culture. Fusing house, techno, and left fields electronics into a series of contemplative, late night gems. The vocal version of the single Cloud 9, features Urdur from the Icelandic music collective GusGus and a stellar remix package from Weval, Gerd Janson and Marvin & Guy.
As a DJ, Kasper has performed at some of the most renowned clubs and venues in the world. From Panorama Bar and Watergate in Berlin to Rex and Social Club in Paris, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, D-Edge in Sao Paolo, Fabric in London, Le Bain and Output in New York, Bardot and Electric Pickle in Miami – and international festivals like Sonar Barcelona, Roskilde, Iceland Airwaves and Calvi on the Rocks. Back home in Copenhagen, Culture Box has a special place in his heart; the longest running nightclub in town.
While having released single tracks on labels like Eskimo and Correspondant in the past, Kasper has had a longer relationship with the Hamburg based label Hfn Music, which also released his previous long players: Standing on top of Utopia (2010) and Fool (2012) plus the EP Symptoms – and the double compilation Remix Crusades (2007 – 2013), showcasing Kaspers broad spectrum as a remixer. Through the years Kasper has remixed a wide range of acts from established underground artists like Danielle Baldelli, Sonns, Pillowtalk, Colder and Rebolledo – to much broader spanding names like Moby and Trentemøller.
Occasionally Kasper joins forces with icelandic friend Sexy Lazer to produce music as the camp outfit The Mansisters. They released their debut “E.P. Phone Home (EP)” on Canadian My Favorite Robot Records in 2012 and has since then released their weirdo dark dance via Correspondant and Relish Recordings.
New releases and collaborations is on the way…