Ost & Kjex

Ost & Kjex

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR


So, what came first, the cheese or the biscuit?

That has been the discussion around many a
smorgasbord. If you ask the boys if it was their love
for cheesy handbag-house and dance, or the obsession
with crunchy fucked up electronic sounds that started it all?

- You won’t get a straight answer, but maybe a
stupid story like this:

After taking the aliases as Terminator Kjex and
Cheesy, two bored Norwegians spent their lifesavings on
a big pile of cheese and biscuits, some studio
equipment and locked themselves away for about two years.
Creating what would become, "Some But Not All Cheese
Comes From the Moon". Their debut album based solely
on sounds from yes : cheese & biscuits.

The album to their big surprise, awarded them a nomination
for best electronica album (Alarm; Norwegian Grammy).
Digging their way thru piles of breadcrumbs, smelly cheeses
and into the light, Ost & Kjex found people liking their music,
but nobody really believed in their modus
operandi, the exclusive use of food as sound source.

So much for that appetite, fuck it ?

After weeks of no sleep, less drinking,menthol cigaretts, no music making,
...and bad digestion they finally saw the light and came up with
a new mantra :

«To Brie Or Not To Brie – That is the Queso !»

Since then the food boys has awoken, got their hands on
some serious sounds and started shredding out tunes
aiming at the dance floor.

They have played clubs and festivals around europe as:

The Fabric (UK) , Panorama Bar (DE) , Maria am Ostbahnhof (DE),
the Moog club (ES) , The Fusion Festival (DE), Hove Festival (NO),Nu Music (NO)
The Villa (NO), Noveau Casino (France) to name a few.

Some Reviews/Press :

«More Songs About Cheese and Revolutionary Tarts»Dial9(Dialect France):

- 5/5 IDJ Mag (Top Tune)
- 5/5 Mixmag
- Big support from Djs like: Laurient Garnier, Ewan Pearson, Ivan Smagghe.
- Big radio support (Norwegian Radio)

«Milano Model Remixes – Rob Mello/Mungolian Jetset»Dial13(Dialect France):

- Mungolian Jetset Remix featured on the list over 2007s 100 best songs, rated by Pitchfork Media
- Rob Mello Remix featured on GrooveMag´s covermount cd+numerous compilations.
- Big Radio Support.

«How Not To Be A Biscuit» CRM 32 (Crosstown Rebels UK) :

- Feautured in «Big Tunes» section MixMag.
- Technotune of the month in MixMag 5/5.

Remember The Fruiture !

In the blessed summer of 2008 the boys stumbled upon Hamburg based Croatian Solomun. A chance meeting resulting in a collaboration track called "Federgewicht" (Featherweight). To be released on Solomun´s label Diyanamic in October.
Ost & Kjex will also feature on the upcoming Diyanamic compilation with the track "Sick Snack".

«Boston Food Strangler» is set to be released on Modular Records`
mix CD «D is For Disco E is For Dancing» in November 2008.

In between liveshows and remixing the busy foodboys are working
on their 2ndalbum.

Their love for electronic music still takes the boys
wherever the cheese is fresh and the beats are
crunchy, from the Reggiano Parmesan factory in Verona´
to your local waterhole. churning out theatrical
performances or fucked-up live sets for the
dance floor.
«Hastaluego manchego!»



2004 Eaten Back to Life EP/12" (Panetnoise/NO)
2004 Some But Not All CHeese Comes from The Moon CD (Planetnoise/NO)
2005 Kjexterminate 12" (Planetnoise/NO)
2006 How Not To Be A Biscuit 12" (Crosstown Rebels/UK)
2006 Kjexterminate Remixed 12" (Planetnoise/NO)
2006 Kjexy Snick Snack 12" (Punkt Music/DE)
2006 More Songs About Cheese And Rev. Tarts 12" (Dialect Recordings/FR)
2007 Thru With Being Bad 12" (Par/Punkt/DE)
2007 Milano Model Remixes 12" (Dialect Recordings/FR)
2007 To Ba Or Not To Ba / Rubber Love 12" (SnickSnack Music 001/NO)
2007 Boston Food Strangler 12" (SnickSnack Music 002/NO)
2008 Sick Snack 12/Compilation (DiynamicMusic/DE)
2008 Federgewicht Ost & Kjex vs Solomun (DiynamicMusic/DE)

2006 Kate Havnevik "Unlike Me – Ost&Kjex Remix" (Continentica/Universal)
2007 Hiem «Ost&Kjex Remix»
2008 Athana «Funk#4 – Ost&Kjex Remix» (West Audio Prod.)
2008 A.S.S.I.D «When Your Baba is Black – O&K Remix» (K-Werks)
2008 Sometime «Catch Me If You Can – Kjex vs Trulz Remix» (Continentica)
2008 Prince «DirtyMind Ost&Kjex vs MungolianJetset Mix) (C+C Rec)
2008 Cecilie «News – Ost&Kjex Remix»


2006 Permanent Vacation 12" w/Have You Seen the Moon in Dallas ?
2006 Get Lost CD w/How Not to Be A Biscuit (Crosstown Rebels)
2007 Audio Therapy Spring Compilation CD w/Thru With Being Bad (AT)
2007 Groove Mag Cover cd w/Milano Model Rob Mello remix (Groove)
2008 Modular Records mix CD w/Boston Food Strangler