Day One of Sónar Reykjavík – The Video!

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The video from our first day at Sónar Reykjavík is here! View it in full-screen and turn the volume all…

Game Of Thrones Breaking Icelandic Environmental Regulations

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Minutes ago, national radio news service RÚV announced that the filming crew shooting the popular fantasy TV series Game of…

Storms And Stampedes: A Grumpy Icelander Does The Golden Circle

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The Golden Circle is the Icelandic travel standard. Like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as a Christmas movie, or beer as…

New-Years Partying 2016 in Reykjavík

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NEW YEARS EVE Generally Icelanders do a lot of home-partying on New Years Eve. Many bars are closed for the…

Last Words: RIP Modernity

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We don’t really know who we want to be now. Some of us want to be 18th century lumberjacks, on…

Why Trump Scares Us Foreigners

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The United States and its president are often called The Leader Of The Free World. American politics affect us all….

What’s up with GKR and Mad Decent?

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This January GKR was chosen as Grapevine’s “one to watch” for 2016 at the Reykjavík Grapevine music awards, and we…

Hrafn Jónsson’s Top 5 Icelandic Movies

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For a certain part of the population, Hrafn Jónsson’s furious and hilarious political screeds have become their political voice. His…

Russian Bombers In Close Proximity To Icelandic Passenger Jet

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Two unidentified Russian bomber airplanes, probably Tupolev Tu-22Ms, flew directly under an Icelandic passenger jet traveling from Keflavik to Stockholm…

Grapevine Playlist: September 2016

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GANGLY – Holy Grounds So this is a bouncy bass thing for you luxuriously soundsystemed car, but at the same…

The Master Of Rhythm & Sound: Moritz Von Oswald

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You can hardly overstate the effects of dub techno and minimal techno on electronic music. These two genres, originating in…

PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson Wavers On Resignation

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A press release distributed to international media earlier tonight reveals that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has in fact not resigned his…

Jonathan Barnbrook On Iceland, Japan, Working With Bowie

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Jonathan Barnbrook is a London-based veteran designer, creating numerous iconic typefaces such as Priori and Mason. Over his long career,…

Floating Points, Buzzing Out Of The Ether

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“Click, bleep, bzzzzzz, crrnnk…” Our Skype interview with Floating Points begins on a note that clearly references early IDM, with…

Skeng’s Guide To Sónar Reykjavík

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Skeng has not tuned 25 years old, but has still been a legendary figure on the icelandic scene for years,…

Símon FKNHNDSM’s Guide To Sónar Reykjavík

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Símon FKNHNDSM is the co-host to the Funkþátturinn radio show on X-ið FM 97.7 (not to be confused with electronic…

Young Nazareth’s Guide To Sónar Reykjavík

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Young Nazareth is a producer for Sturla Atlas, 101 Boys and several other acts from the growing Les Fréres Stefson…

Murder & Modular Synths: An Audience With Frank Murder

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Frank Murder is a child of the hybrid street culture of the late 80s and 90s who’s been on the…

Resident Sonologist’s Sónar Picks

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Hrefna Björg is one of this issue’s Sónar picker. Rolling in from Breiðholt, Hrefna can frequently be spotted rolling in…