Skatebård is a producer and DJ from Bergen, Norway, who draws on Italo-disco, EBM, and electro, amongst other styles. Originally gaining notoriety as an MC with Side Brok, Skatebård has taken his hand to numerous musical outlets, including drumming in heavy metal bands. Over the past two decades he has amassed a generous discography as a producer, and has become a Berghain regular.
The first Skatebård release was the 10” Garlic in 2001, released by Norwegian artist Silje Heggren. Since then, he has gone on to put out around 30 EPs and singles. His albums, released on Digitalo Enterprises, display an affinity for mid-tempo rhythms and classic analogue textures. Skatebård’s latest record, CDIII, was released in 2015 and described by Beatport as “an evolution, a culmination of European musical ideas that eschews linear genre classifications in favour of a more exploratory bent.”
Skatebård has been a regular feature of club nights and festivals around Europe, including playing sets at Dekmantel, DGTL, and Melt!. He has also made several appearances and mixes for magazines and radio including Red Light, The Ransom Note, and Les Yeux Orange.