Röyksopp is an electronic and chillout music duo based in Bergen, Norway, but the members were originally from Tromsø, Norway. The band consists of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. The group formed officially in 1998 and released their debut album Melody A.M. in 2001. The Norwegian word Røyksopp means puffball fungus (lit. (a) smoke mushroom).
Röyksopp have won many prizes for their music, one of them in MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 for the best music video (Remind Me). Remind Me was also used in the popular Geico insurance Caveman TV commercials while their first single PlaySo Easy became popular in the UK after it was used in a T-Mobile advert. In 2007 O2 used in their commercial song PlayWhat Else Is There? from the album The Understanding. O2 commercial aired in Czech Republic.
The song PlayEple was licensed by Apple for use as the welcome music to Mac OS X Panther operating system, playing the first time a user booted a new Mac. Eple is the Norwegian word for Apple.
July 12th, 2005 the band released their second album The Understanding, which was preceded by the hit single Only This Moment on June 27th. The albums second single, Play49 Percent was released September 26th same year, followed by their third single, PlayWhat Else Is There?, December 5th, 2005, which is a collaboration with Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronic band, The Knife. The fourth single, Beautiful Day Without You, was released on June 26, 2006.