A röyksopp is a toadstool that waits until it is stepped upon. Only then can it reproduce. Fortunately, it also means warm fjord funk from inside the arctic circle. Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge started making tropical-sounding music in the Norwegian Tromsø. They have known each other since taking Holy Communion and got into electronica through local hero Geir Jenssen (Biosphere). ‘Eple’ (1999) put them on the map. The instrumental song was so infectious that every construction worker was whistling along. However, it was their ear for a good guest vocal - Erlend Øye (Kings Of Convenience), Karin Dreijer (The Knife), Robyn, Susanne Sundfør and others – that helped make the duo legendary. They downed tools in 2014 after ‘The Inevitable End’, only to return last year with the ‘Profound Mysteries’ trilogy. That’s worth celebrating!