“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 the acclaimed 4th solo album After Forever (2014) - where 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 – tailored to take the home listening experience of the original album to the dancefloors.
As a complete counterpoint to his previous albums, Kasper released a club jam experiement of his own, Fountain of Youth (2016), 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 (GusGus) and a stellar remix package from Weval, Gerd Janson and Marvin & Guy. Later, the proto house jam Klint received club remixes from Multi Culti, Thomas Von Party and Marc Pinol. In 2017, Abstraxion and Kasper Bjorke teamed up for their 2nd EP "Matin / Nuit” and Kasper also co-produced another collaborative EP, entitled “Black Magic”, this time together with the French artist Colder, which was recorded in the RedBull Studios in Paris and released on New York label Throne of Blood - along with remixes from The Golden Filter, Mutado Pintado (Paranoid London) and Pilooski.
Simultaneously Kasper was working on something entirely different - a milestone in his career - and the result, the ambient album, The Fifty Eleven Project, was released on Kompakt Records in October 2018. A two hour long completely beat-less ambient voyage, credited as Kasper Bjørke Quartet as Kasper recorded and composed the 100% analogue album together with his musician friends Claus Norreen (Synthesizers), Jakob Littauer (Piano) and Davide Rossi (violin, viola and cello). The album has been highlighted as #5 on The 10 Best Contemporary Albums of 2018 in The Guardian and on Best of 2018 lists on i-D Magazine and XL8R - while Musik Week named it "A shimmering, nocturnal masterpiece" and Uncut wrote "sketch lines between the modern chamber music of Ólafur Arnalds and the collapsed-star ambience of early Tangerine Dream". Go to the micro-site of the album and read more about the project and the current touring audio visual exhibition, where 11 films were created to accompany the 11 compositions, directed by LA based director Justin Tyler Close - - - > HERE!
As a DJ, Kasper has performed at some of the most renowned clubs and venues today. 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, Electric Pickle in Miami - and international festivals like Sonar Barcelona, Roskilde, Iceland Airwaves and Calvi on the Rocks. Back home in Copenhagen, he likes to play at the small club called Jolene, where he has invited fellow Djs like Marvin & Guy, Justin Strauss and Tim Sweeney for some special All Night Long 7 hour B2B experiences.
While having released single tracks on labels like Eskimo and Correspondant in the past - and most recently on Pachanga Boys´ label Hippie Dance with the slow burner Choir of Young Ravers (2017) - Kasper had a more steady relationship with the Hamburg based label Hfn Music, which released his long players: Standing on top of Utopia (2010), Fool (2012) plus the EP Symptoms (2011) - as well as 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 Weval, Sascha Funke, Danielle Baldelli, The Golden Filter, Sonns, Pillowtalk, Colder and Rebolledo - to much broader spanding names like Moby and Trentemøller - via labels like Bella Union, Ghostly International, Kompakt, Permanent Vacation, Multi Culti, Wolf + Lamb, Throne of Blood and Gomma.
Together with his Icelandic friend Sexy Lazer, Kasper also makes music under the side project moniker The Mansisters. They released their debut “E.P. Phone Home” on Canadian My Favorite Robot Records in 2012 and has since then released their weirdo dark dance via Correspondant, Relish Recordings and as part of a series of EP releases under the imprint name Sisters & Brothers - via Hfn Music. Sisters & Brothers is sometimes music produced by themselves and sometimes by their friends - but always curated by The Mansisters. Their fourth Mansisters EP "Queens of the Night" was released in April 2019.
Finally, Kasper is making music for advertisement, including brands like Prada, Nike, Puma and many more...