Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø formed in 1998. The duo consists of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland. Røyksopp is the Norwegian word for the class of mushrooms known as puffballs.
Berge and Brundtland were introduced to each other through a mutual friend in Tromsø, Norway. The two experimented with various forms of electronic music, and bought a drum machine together before going their separate ways. Several years later, the two met up again and formed Röyksopp. The band solidified their place in the electronic scene with their 2001 debut album, Melody A.M., released on the Wall of Sound record label.
Röyksopp has consistently experimented with various genres pertaining to electronic music, including ambient, house and synth-pop. The band is also known for its elaborate concert performances, which often feature eccentric outfits.