Jonas Erik Altberg was born on 22 December 1984 in Halmstad, Sweden. He lived with his parents and younger brother near Tylösand, a famous Swedish beach. He started to produce music under the stagename "Basshunter" in 1999 with the computer program Fruity Loops (Now: FL Studio), and released his first albums, The Old Shit and The Bassmachine, through his own home page in 1999 and 2004respectively. His interest in music became greater as he progressed. After several demo songs spread over the internet, he started to get phone calls from dance clubs that wanted to hire him as a DJ. In April2006, he signed his first contract with Warner Music, releasing his first single, "Boten Anna". In Scandinavia, the song became a hit instantly and was the first ever Swedish language song to reachnumber one on the Dutch Top 40 Chart. His major label debut album, LOL would chart all over Europe and launch him into the forefront of dance music. When Basshunter reached 50,000friends on MySpace, he celebrated by releasing "Beer in the Bar - Myspace Edit" and chatting via webcam with fans. In 2007, Altberg released a re-recording of "Boten Anna", titled "Now You're Gone",featuring entirely rewritten lyrics to appeal to a foreign market. The song subsequently charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and stayed there for 5 weeks.
Throughout 2007, Basshunter wasworking on a new album, titled Now You're Gone: The Album, after the leading single it was released on 14 July 2008. He has also released a small clip of "Camilla", while the song "I Can Walk On Water, ICan Fly" leaked unintentionally. After a planned release, "Please Don't Go", another single, was cancelled in an email to subscribers of the Hard2Beat newsletter. The single release was insteadswitched to "All I Ever Wanted", an English re-recording of "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA", in the vein of "Now You're Gone". Within the single newsletter, it was also revealed that the next album...
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