photo: Arthur Arnesen

Kohib is Øivind Sjøvoll from Sortland in the north of Norway. He has been an important part of the club-scene in Tromsø, Norway since 1997, first as a DJ, later as a club organizer. In 1998 he started the legendary club Yaz'n with a few friends, Norway's smallest club, famous for it's sweatty funk nights. He is now running the Circa café.

He had his musical debut with the band Parliavox i 2001, mixing funk and jazz with electronica/house elements. He started his solo electronica production autumn 2003, and had is recording debut with the track Truger on the Prima Norsk 3 compilation in 2005. He has remixed a wide range of artist, at first with his Parliavox friend Torbjørn Ingvaldsen, and later solo under the Kohib alias.

He now works with three different projects:

  • Kohib - mostly instrumental electronica/house/dub, live in collaboration with Simen Justdal from TANK design on the visual side.
  • Sjøvoll - calmer, vocal based pop/elektronika.
  • Member of the electro-pop band F.A.C.E. (beats and basic production)

...and he even finds time to be involved in the Insomnia and Barentsjazz festivals!

Press photos // Kohib's MySpace page

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  • BS121CD Make Fire CD (Beatservice Records 2010)
  • BS130 Make Fire - The Remixes Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2011)
  • BS137 Solar Day EP 12" (Beatservice Records 2012)
  • BS139 Tirakan EP (featuring Mari Boine) Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2012)
  • BS152 La Grave EP Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2014)
  • BS153 Kohib & Fox: Ben She Digital Single (Beatservice Records 2014)
  • BS157 Kohib & Kahuun: Kohib & Kahuun EP Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2015)
  • BS166 Kohib & Kahuun: Kohib & Kahuun EP2 Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2016)
  • BS192 Kohib & Fox: Talk To Me Digital Single (Beatservice Records 2018)

compilation contributions

  • Prima Norsk 3 - the space disco EP (BS078) 12" (Beatservice Records 2005)
    Kohib: Truger
  • Prima Norsk 3 - the space disco edition (BS078CD) CD (Beatservice Records 2005)
    Kohib: Truger
  • Frisvold & Lindbæk: Diskoism (BS123CD) CD (Beatservice Records 2010)
    Kohib: Tales From A Nomad (Frisvold & Lindbæk Mix)
  • Kohib & Kahuun EP (BS157) Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2015)
    Kohib: Dynamo Rex / Kohib: Dynamo Rex (Kahuun Remix)
  • ArchiPOP#1 (BS160) Digital Album (Beatservice Records 2015)
    Kohib & Fox: Ben She
  • Prima Norsk 4 (BS165) Digital Album (Beatservice Records 2016)
    Kohib: Ut Paa Diskotek
  • Prima Norsk 4 (BS165CD) CD (Beatservice Records 2016)
    Kohib: Ut Paa Diskotek
  • Prima Norsk 4 (BS165LP) LP (Beatservice Records 2016)
    Kohib: Ut Paa Diskotek
  • Kohib & Kahuun EP2 (BS166) Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2016)
    Kohib: Pittsburgh / Kohib: Pittsburgh (Kahuun Remix)


  • Kings of Convenience: I'd Rather dance with you (Orions belte mix) (EMI 2005) * as Parliavox
  • Flunk:Morning Star (Parliavox rmx) (Beatservice 2005) * as Parliavox
  • Cinque Cento: Ease My Mind (Parliavox ørkenmix) (Beatservice 2005) * as Parliavox
  • Mari Boine: Davvi Bávttin (The Shadow) (Kohib rmx) (EMI 2007)
  • Urban Tunell: Balkanbeat (The Kohib rmxs) (Upnorth records 2007)
  • Adjagas: Mun Ja Mun (Kohib RMX) (Ever Records 2007)
  • Fjordfunk: Aurora (Kohib rmx) (Luna Flicks 2008)

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