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HumanWoman Pick Five For Airwaves

HumanWoman Pick Five For Airwaves

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Published October 15, 2010

HumanWoman is an excellent new local band comprised of the lovely hairdoctor Jón Atli Jónasson (AKA Sexy Lazer) and Gísli Galdur (of Trabant, Langi Seli & Skuggarnir and many other excellent bands). They are hepcats, they know their dance music and they sure like to rock.
So we got them to pick five must-sees for this Airwaves. Read on and find out (and also download their excellent radio edit of ‘Delusional’.
1. Walls (uk)- Apótek (Fr. 23:30)
 These two guys met in 2009 and they quickly realized that the natural combination of Alessio’s guitar play and haunting vocals together with Willis’ emotive synth lines and sample manipulation magic was a match made in heaven.
2. Shumi (de) – Apótek (Sa. 03:40)
Shumi has long been a key figure in Cologne’s music community, starting his DJ career in the late 90s. His love for soulful, deep vibes combined with his somewhat uncanny ability to transition seamlessly between minimal techno and straight house led him also to enter the production area, with his very first record „Jump For Joy“ being released in summer on the famous Cologne based label Kompakt.
3. Margeir – Apótek (Sa. 02:00)
He’s the Golden Calf making sacrifices on the sonic altar for the lost hordes. He was stage diving into the throbbing masses before rave was nu, mixing sounds before the menu called for a mash-up. His infamy is forged from iron-clad production, blistering DJ sets and a twisted sense of humour that keeps his disciples coming back religiously.
4. Kasper Bjorke (dk) – Apótek (Sa. 00:20)
The versatile Copenhagen producer and Dj, has after more than a decade in music released his music on labels like Hfn Music, Plant, We Love This, Fine, V2 Records + more, and his remix duties are just as widespanding: from Trentemøller and WhoMadeWho to The Ting Tings, FM Belfast, This Is Head and Under Byen.
5. Captain Fufanu – Apótek (Fri. 21:50)
The Icelandic underground techno label REYK VEEK could only describe them as: “Probably the youngest and brightest hope of Icelandic electronic music- are known for their unique deep/dub/experimental live acts… The freshest in Icelandic Techno, no noises, no violence, no French house antics “


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Meet The Venues

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So you’re browsing through the Airwaves schedule trying to get a feel for your evening and while you know some of the bands at each place you’re really thinking, “Hey, what’s the vibe like in this place? Is this a venue I can get into?” Well we can’t tell you if you’ll physically access them (hello lineups!) but we can try to mentally prep you with some insight on the insides. Frederiksen Hafnastræti 5 This place used to be called Amsterdam and was long known for basically only attracting anything remotely fun or cool over Airwaves. Otherwise it was very

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Best Laid Plans

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It’s somewhat common around this time of year for Reykjavík music lovers to get, in the parlance of our times, “hella planny.” Many locals map their movements during the Iceland Airwaves festival to an uncharacteristically exact degree. A simple “who are you seeing tonight?” can be greeted by “I’ll be watching off-venues at A, B and C, then eating dinner whilst watching band X at restaurant P, then going to venue D and catching three songs of band Y—because you have to be in venue D before the queue starts—then I’m off to venue E for the last few songs

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Tips & Tricks From Veterans

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  In lieu of writing our annual “Guide To Not Losing Your Shit At Iceland Airwaves,” we decided to solicit advice from some of our Airwaves savvy friends. Best of luck out there! “General rule: If you’re too cold during Airwaves, it means you’re not partying hard enough. Take extra vacation for recuperation, plan out everything in advance including how far apart venues are from each other, and don’t forget to factor in the off-venues. If you want to make sure you get to see all of your favorite bands, I find it helps to make a multi-page spreadsheet and

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Seven New Projects To Catch This Airwaves

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Each Iceland Airwaves festival features a gobsmackingly large number of bands, and this year is no exception with 220 in the lineup. It’s not everyone and their grandmothers playing, mind you. Festival organisers have put a lot of energy into vetting the bands, and turned down 200 local and 700 international acts. “Airwaves is a showcase festival, so it’s all about highlighting bands that have fresh material and are relevant in today’s music scene,” explains Kamilla Ingibergsdóttir, the festival’s PR and marketing manager. “We get bigger and more established bands that help sell tickets, but letting new acts into the

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THE FESTIVAL HATERS GUIDE TO ICELAND AIRWAVES

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In Iceland, some lies are ok, or even border on essential. Little, sweet ones, like, “oh yeah I’ve heard of your shitty experimental band, you guys are cool,” or “I would love to eat that whale dish you’ve prepared for me, but I’m vegetarian.” As Airwaves descends upon Reykjavík, I find myself lying all the time. A forced smile is perma-plastered on my face as my friends and colleagues talk non-stop about what bands they’ll see, where they’ll party, how great everything is going to be, etc., etc. If I am in a jovial mood, I will add in a

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The Best-Waves

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We are extra excited for this year’s festival because for the first time we, Straumur, are having our very own off-venue program at Bíó Paradís. Also, the Knife will play their final show ever and other great international acts like Caribou, The Flaming Lips and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are playing. These following recommendations are based on the physical and mental state you may find yourself in. The show to catch if you want your eardrums assaulted —   Falk Night Falk (Fuck Art Let’s Kill) is a collective of domestic sonic terrorists that have been putting out records and organizing

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