Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Electric Dreams: I Love Rubbish

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Hjalti Kaftu—an Icelandic play on words meaning “shut up”—is the musical-alter-ego of Pétur Eggertsson of noise-rock/punk band Skelkur í bringu…

Elli Grill: Evil Suburban Kids

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Over the past few years, Elli Grill has become an easily-recognized figure within the Icelandic music scene. From his early-days…

Electric Dreams: bbbbbb On Their Newest Concoction

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Icelandic electronic music producer Bjarki needs little introduction by now. But, if you do need one, calling this Berlin-based musician…

An Electric Direction – ThizOne On Making Music

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ThizOne —the music moniker of one Sigtryggur Egilsson—is known for his warped and eclectic sets of crackling beats from various…

Vigorous Music-Duo: We Are Not Romantic Are Their Own Biggest Fans

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Prolific grassroots-collective and music label Post-dreifing released collaborative music duo We Are Not Romantic’s debut album ‘Who’s In Control?’ just…

Let Me Be What I Want To Be: LaFontaine Opens Up

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Jóhannes LaFontaine, better known under is electronic-music moniker LaFontaine, is a known figure in Iceland’s clubbing scene. He started making…

Zaar’s Playground: A Danish Artist Who Creates New Instruments

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Sara Flindt is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter-producer born in Silkeborg, Denmark. She moved to Aarhus to study music when she was…

Electric Dreams: Icelandic Producer Fruit On His Danceable Music And Copenhagen Connection

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Over the past couple years, Anton Sandholt—Icelandic DJ, musician and event promoter—has been making his mark in Copenhagen’s dance music…

Electric Dreams: Jónbjörn On Life, The Future And Reykjavík’s Dance Music Scene

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The audible and visual subsistence of music is undeniable. Jónbjörn Finnbogason—also known as JB and one-half of house music label…

Electric Dreams: TRPTYCH’s Techno Trilogy

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Around five years ago, veteran Icelandic techno label Thule Records caught the attention of well-respected Russian DJ and трип Records…

Eyewitness Records: Ívar Sævarsson’s Search For Different Angles

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Eyewitness Records—E.W. for short—is a Reykjavík-based record label releasing a range of electronic music. It launched last year as a…

Intensity, Drive And Power: Meet Icelandic Techno Producer Fascia

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Fascia is the brain-child of Björn Leó Brynjarsson. Currently residing in Berlin, he works as a full-time script-writer, but spends…

Electric Dreams: NonYoBiz Records Is Back In Business

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NonYoBiz is an Icelandic electronic music label run by one Kári Guðmundsson—formerly known as Kári Hypno and currently part of…

Neon Lights & Future Sights: Unconventional Icelandic Duo Geigen

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The distinction between techno and classical music has in recent years started to blur. Aphex Twin’s 2003 remix of Philip…

The Party Goes On: Three Alternative Nights For Sónar Reykjavík Fans

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Given the massive line-up, Sónar Reykjavík 2019 would have been just as great a treat as it has for the…

Electric Dreams: Sónar Reykjavík’s Emotional, Rhythmic Dance Music

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Fam, Sónar season is soon upon us. Sónar Reykjavík is the annual three days of music, creativity and technology that…

Electric Dreams: Good Moon Deer’s Tireless Electronic Experiments

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Guðmundur Úlfarsson—also known by his musical moniker Good Moon Deer—is an Icelandic graphic designer and musician who currently lives in…

Clichés From Civilization: Ragnar Kjartansson On Epic Screensavers, Theatre & Nobility

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For nearly two decades Ragnar Kjartansson has worked within various realms of art. His most recent piece—‘Figures in Landscape’—is a…

Electric Dreams: Cross-Genre Electronica Duo ClubDub’s Refreshing Musical Menu

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ClubDub are an intriguing duo whose star rose quickly last summer with the release of their first album “Juice Menu,…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: You Should Have Heard… TSS

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“I started using this name during the time I lived in Kópavogur when I was younger,” says Jón Gabríel Lorange…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Best Album – GDRN’s ‘Hvað ef’

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Arriving with some media fanfare right in the middle of 2018, ‘Hvað ef’ is the debut album of musician, vocalist…

Electric Dreams: Genre-Free Living & DJ/VJ Katerina’s Search For The New & Weird

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“I’m constantly in search of something new, hyper-real and weird,” says Katerina Blahutova—nicknamed Katla—a multidisciplinary designer and DJ/VJ from Prague…

Christmas Is Coming & We Are Getting Fat: A Festive Guide To Reykjavík Restaurants

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After last year’s tour of easy-going downtown havens like Mat Bar, Snaps and Skál, we decided to broaden the net…

Electric Dreams: Welcome To KRÍA’s Ice Pop

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KRÍA is an Icelandic singer-songwriter-producer who has been exceptionally busy for the past three years, while managing to maintain a…

Electric Dreams: Hlýnun Jarðar Looks Towards The Future

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Tryggvi Þór Pálsson is a member of Reykjavík’s own very productive and skillful DJ crew Plútó, appearing under DJ moniker…