Jonas Erik Altberg was born on 22 December 1984 in Halmstad, Sweden. He lived with his parents and younger brother near Tylösand. He suffers from Tourette syndrome and has been harried in school because of it, though has learned to control it now. He started to produce music under the stage name "Basshunter" in 2002 with the computer program Fruity Loops, and released his first albums, The Old Shit (2002) and The Bassmachine (2004), through his own web site, and began working as a DJ. In April 2006, he signed with Warner Music, releasing his first single, "Boten Anna".