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Track Of The Issue – Ojba Rasta: ‘Baldursbrá’

Track Of The Issue – Ojba Rasta: ‘Baldursbrá’

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Published March 9, 2012

Ojba Rasta is an eleven-piece dub/reggae band formed in 2009. In addition to obvious Jamaican influences, the band says they are inspired by world and film music. Performing all over Reykjavík since their inception, the band has grown quite popular and received much critical acclaim. Indeed, when Grapevine throws a party, we like to book them.
Right now, the band is working on their first album, which they plan to release this summer. Bassist Arnljótur wrote this track, called “Baldursbrá.” He tells us that it’s a personal love song, but whether or not you understand the Icelandic lyrics, its upbeat melody is sure to put you in a good mood. Log on to www.grapevine.is and let yourself be taken away by Ojba Rasta’s pulsating flow!
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Happening Today: International Jazz Day – Saturday, April 30th

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This Saturday, Reykjavík is doing its fair share for the avid jazz fan in us all. What? Not an obsessive

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Reykjavík’s Newest Rap Clan: Krakk & Spaghettí

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Ever since the release of bangers such as Spenfrelsi (e. Nipple freedom) and Hóra Kapítalismans (e. Capitalist’s Whore), the rise

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Track By Track: Futuregrapher’s ‘Hrafnagil’

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Famous for rapid-fire drum ‘n’ bass tunes, electronic artist Futuregrapher—real name Árni Grétar—has made a name for himself as a

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New Release And Tour From The Sadists Of Svartidauði

New Release And Tour From The Sadists Of Svartidauði

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Looking for something dark? Black metal veterans Svartidauði have you covered. Their new 7″ EP “Hideous Silhouettes of Lynched Gods”

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Happening Tonight: Foxing / Teitur Magnússon / Markús And The Diversion Sessions

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The Missourians of Foxing bring the fresh breeze of spring to Iceland with their 90s indie rock and different styles

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Straumur: High Quality House & Melting Hearts

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The editorial board of Straumur travelled all the way to Ísafjörður over Easter to witness the always extremely chilled and

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