Element (production team)

Element (stylized as ELEMENT) was an Icelandic/Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Hitesh Ceon and Kim Ofstad. The team was disbanded in January 2016.

OriginOslo, Norway
GenresSoul, hip hop, pop
Years active2009-2016
MembersHitesh Ceon
Kim Ofstad

On their website Hitesh is described as being the main producer and composer of the team, while Kim is the drummer, and described as the more social/networking part of the team.

Element have in 2013 produced 8 songs on the Madcon album "Icon", including the song "Bottles" featuring Rick Ross, and "Is You With Me" featuring Snoop Dogg.[1] The first single, "In My Head", spent several weeks at Nr.1 on the Norwegian iTunes chart and peaked at Nr.2 on the official Norwegian sales charts, selling 3 times platinum.[2][3] Some of the latest productions of the team include two songs for U.K. X-Factor-winner Alexandra Burke, "Dangerous" and "Bury Me (6 Feet Under)", as well as Michael Jackson's "I Want You Back" (ELEMENT Remix),[4] and a remix of Michael Jackson's "Skywriter" (Stargate Remix) which they produced together with Stargate,[5][6] the latter two featured on the 2009 remix album "The Remix Suite".

Element has in 2014 produced the song "Till The Rope Gives Way" with Joe, on the album "Bridges". The album reached #1 on the iTunes R&B Chart in the U.S.

Element has produced the song "Yes" for Musiq Soulchild, the second official single from Musiq's album MusiqInTheMagiq, as well as two other songs on the album, "Lovecontract" and "Clumsylove".[6]

Element has produced the song "It's Ok" for Cee Lo Green. The song is the second official single from Cee-Lo Green's album "The Lady Killer" and is written by Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad, Cee Lo Green and Noel Fisher.[7][6] The album The Lady Killer received a Grammy nomination.[8]

Element has produced and co-written the song "Glow" for Madcon. A 7:30 minute long version of the song was performed in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, during the interval before the voting. While the song was playing many flash-mobs around Europe were dancing a choreographed dance to the song and Madcon performed in the Telenor Arena where the contest was held.[9] The song was released on iTunes the same day, and has reached Nr.1 in Norway and Germany, Nr. 2 in Spain and top 10 in 10 other countries. It has sold 10 times platinum in Norway and over 300.000 copies in Germany.[10][11]

Element was earlier known as 3Elementz, then a 3-member team, including bass-player Jonny Sjo. Their productions include Madcon's "Beggin'" which went to become 8x Platinum in Norway, before reaching top position on the hit lists in many European countries, and reaching number 2 position on the Billboard European chart.[12][13]


  1. ^ http://www.730.no/musicitem.aspx?newsId=13616
  2. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Madcon - In My Head". norwegiancharts.com.
  3. ^ "Madcon". VG-lista 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.play.com/Music/CD/-/8/33/-/11987220/The-Remix-Suite/Product.html?searchtype=genre
  5. ^ http://www.730.no/musicItem.aspx?newsId=2478
  6. ^ a b c http://www.elementmusicworld.com
  7. ^ http://www.soulculture.co.uk/blogs/music-blog/musicvids/cee-lo-green-its-ok-official-lyric-video/
  8. ^ http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/2012_grammy_nominations_adele_lady_gaga_nicki_minaj_and_more-2011-11
  9. ^ http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/15659
  10. ^ "MSN Nyheter | Siste nytt fra de største nettavisene". www.msn.com.
  11. ^ http://www.730.no/musicitem.aspx?newsId=6313
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2009-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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