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Origin:
Bergen, Norway
Decades:
2005-present

Boom Jinx is the pseudonym of Norwegian electronic dance music composer, producer and DJ, Øistein J. Eide. He debuted with the 12" remix of Tilt's "New Day" on Lost Language in 2005.

In 1989, Øistein J. Eide started making music with SoundTracker developed for the Commodore Amiga computer. As a teenager, he spent more time making music than attending elementary school. When he was hired as a freelancer to do music for a major US game developer in 1991, he decided to pursue a career in music.

After building a career in the commercial film/TV industry, he turned his attention to dance music in 2005. Despite a limited number of releases, Boom Jinx quickly developed a reputation for productions that showcase a high level of intricate detail and subtle nuances. The singles "Come Play Perfect" and "Remember September" received top reviews by DJ Magazine and URB. His tracks got support from leading DJs such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten.

This rapport led him to become a DJ with performances in Europe, America and Asia, sharing event billing with the likes of Above & Beyond, Andy Moor and Gareth Emery. With a 14-city USA tour opening for Above & Beyond in 2009, a solo US tour in 2010 and an Indian tour in 2011, Boom Jinx appears to be an increasingly active and in-demand DJ.

The Boom Jinx production "Manipulator" premiered alongside Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous Girl" as "hot new track" on BBC Radio 1 and was licensed to the hit television show CSI: Miami. In 2009, Boom Jinx teamed up with San Francisco-based Trifonic to write music for Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed: Shift.

An artist album on Anjunadeep has been announced for release in 2011, including collaborations with Justine Suissa, Aruna, Teebee & Calyx (artist), Jaytech, Andrew Bayer, Matt Lange, Trifonic, Thomas J. Bergersen and more.


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