Enter SEEB - the zeitgeist capturing Norwegian trio who recently blessed us with their Skip Marley collaboration “Cruel World”. After grabbing everyone’s attention, and ears, with a string of monster remixes they’re stepping out with a fresh sound that’s totally their own.
Comprised of Simen Eriksrud, Espen Berg and Niklas Strandbråten, in a few short years SEEB’s productions have picked up almost 1.5 billion streams - a monstrous start for an outfit just getting started. Next year promises to be even bigger with a new EP and a tour with Kygo.
Take a listen to “Cruel World” and get to know SEEB below.
How did you meet and when did you start making music?
Me (Simen) and Espen met in 2002 in Oslo, and I started working for him, doing all kinds of things, all from programming to paperwork. After a while we started collaborating together on a regular basis. We met Nicklas in 2016 and had been looking for a DJ to collaborate with. After the three of us travelled together in the US the same year, we found out quickl that we were a perfect match.
How similar is your musical taste, was there a record you bonded over?
We like all kinds of music, but if there is one record that bonds us all together it’s Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”!
What are the songs you’re currently playing on repeat?
Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and Eves Karydas’ “There For You”
You caught most people’s attention with your remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (amongst many others), what do you love about a remix?
The great thing about remixing is that you can do whatever you want with the vocals. Sometimes make it better than the original; other times just make something crazy, and the coolest thing is when you make a drop that makes everybody smile and dance.
If you could be let loose on any current track, which would it be?
Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’
What made you make the switch from working on other artists’ tracks to producing your own?
After the success of ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ we knew that this was the way to go. It’s kinda scary to put your head out as an artist, but it is definitely more fun being in charge of your own music.
You’ve recently teamed up with Skip Marley, who would be your dream collaboration?
What’s next for you?
We’re currently working on finishing our EP that comes early next year. Can’t wait for you all to hear it!