Ralph Myerz

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Ralph Myerz is one of the most active music personas of the Norwegian music scene. It was the year 1997 when Ralph asked people to play percussion with him during a party in Bergen, Norway. The Jack Herren Band showed up through a combination of mutual contacts and high school friendship. Supposedly a one-time event, they had so much fun playing together that they decided to form a band, and Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band was formed. The band released a 7″ and a 12″ on Telle Records which was followed by great reviews from magazines and DJs around Europe, including Dimitri From Paris, who included the track “Nikita” on one of his Playboy Mansion compilations. In 2002, they were signed by the U.S. label Emperor Norton Records, and they released A Special EP.

The album, A Special Album  followed one year later, featuring the tracks “Casino” and “Think Twice,” which both became hits in clubs across Europe and commercial hits in Norway. Gold records & Norwegian Grammy nominations were happily celebrated. In 2005. The album, Your New Best Friends, followed, which received massive reviews in Europe. The third album, Sharp Knives & Loaded Guns, was released on EMI in 2007 followed by touring throughout Europe – playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz, Reading, Roskilde and many more. After this album and especially this tour, Ralph Myerz decided to focus more on production and studio work. In 2009, Ralph dropped his first solo album, Ralphorama,  with guests like Devin The Dude, Kurupt, Talib Kweli and Christine Sandtorv.  Ralphorama was named Album of the Year 2008 by the prestigious electronic music site Resident Advisor.

Staying in Los Angeles for many months and working closely with people like Dogg Pound led to many connections in the U.S. hip-hop world, including collaborations with legends such as Snoop Dogg and George Clinton, amongst many others. Meanwhile, during his stay there, he started working on a new album called Outrun. Armed with synthesizers and wine, he worked for a year on it and then he moved to the Bay Area in order to finish the recordings. Somehow the cosmic winds took him to Klik Records of Athens, Greece.

The new album Supersonic Pulse featuring, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Roxanne Shante, Da YoungFellaz, fellow Bergen friends Royksopp and Annie and so many others is released on August 5, 2013 by Disco Piñata.


Selected Discography


Ralph Myerz
Ralphorama – Appetite 4 Selfdestruction (2008)
Outrun (2011)
Supersonic Pulse (2013)

Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
Special Album (2003)
Your New Best Friends (2004)
Sharp Knives & Loaded Guns (2006)


Ralph Myerz
My Darling feat. Pee Wee (2007)
Grey Goose feat. Talib Kweli & Strong Arm Steady (2007)
Something New (2010)
Do The Damn Thang (2011)
Take A Look At The World feat. Annie (2013)

Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
Nikita (1999)
A Special EP (2002)
Think Twice (2003)
Casino (2003)
Your New Best remix EP (2005)
L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K. (2005)
Kill The DJ (2006)
Polish Border feat. Karin Parik (2010)