His stage name is a homage to house music producer Todd Terry. Called "King of the summer jams" by Mixmag, "one third of the Holy Trinity of Norwegian disco" by Spin magazine, and "one of prominent figures" by AllMusic, Todd Terje made his name with a string of remixes and re-edits in the mid 2000s. He is the younger brother of Olaf Olsen, who often performs drums for Terje"s live shows.
He was one of the headliners at the prestigious Sónar festival in Barcelona, playing alongside frequent collaborator Lindstrøm.
He was listed at #17 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of "The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth". In July 2013 he recorded a mix for British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 1"s Essential Mix series.
He"s best known for his 2012 house track "Inspector Norse". In 2013, Terje collaborated with Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand on material for their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, co-producing two tracks.
He mixed and edited Lindstrøm"s album Smalhans, which led to further collaboration.
The pair recorded the single "Lanzarote", which was released on Olsen Records in January 2013, and later in the year embarked on a tour that included gigs at Nuits Sonores, Sónar, and Melt!. Throughout 2014 and 2015, Terje has performed on multiple festivals across the world, such as Coachella, Lowlands and Pitchfork Festival. Terje recorded a cover of Robert Palmer"s 1980 single "Johnny & Mary" with Bryan Ferry.
The track appeared on Terje"s debut album lieutenant"s Album Time and was released as a single.