Roland Lifjell is a DJ veteran in Oslo, whose DJ sets are precise, controlled expressions of the dance floor. Laying the groundwork for his sound in the booth is his love for all things synthesiser and while Techno remains the purview of his DJ sets, his 30-odd years in the booth offers a broad swathe of sound from this very dynamic genre.
He’s the dedicated gatekeeper for all things vinyl in Oslo and his record store, Filter Musikk is at the heart of Oslo’s club culture scene. A musical institution nestled in the heart of Oslo, Filter Musikk has long been a landmark for DJs and music enthusiasts in the Norwegian capital. From behind the counter, proprietor and Oslo DJ stalwart Roland Lifjell has cultivated a dedicated fan base around the shop with some of Oslo’s most prominent DJs and producers relying on Filter Musikk for everything in electronic music, from records to equipment.
Jæger provides a platform for Filter Musikk, showcasing the shop, its sonic aesthetic and the beating heart of it all. That dedication feeds into everything he touches from the music his made in the past to his DJing. Always selective about the context, Lifjell prefers a reserved playing schedule, and he’s played Tresor, OHM, Dagslys and the Midnight Sun Festival in recent memory, to name but a few.