Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Electric Dreams: Artist & DJ Ása Kolla Starts The Dance

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Ása Kolla is an up-and-coming DJ and student at The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. “My studies there are very…

Space Jam: Halldór Eldjárn Mixes Music & Technology

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Halldór Eldjárn is a composer, drummer and computer programmer that has been active in Reykjavík’s music scene for the past…

Electric Dreams: AAIIEENN’s Noise, Darkness & Electricity

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Over the past few years Hallmar Gauti Halldórsson—better known as his alter ego AAIIEENN—has been experimenting with raw analogue synthesizer…

Otherworldly Sounds: Berlin-Based Artist On Experimenting With Visual Art And Electronic Music

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Kolbrún Klara Gunnarsdóttir is an artist out of Reykjavík who currently resides in Berlin. She is a part of the…

Techno Superpower: X/OZ Label Manager On Untapped Potential, Trust And Connecting Through Music

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Anna Ásthildur Thorsteinsdóttir is a mainstay in the vivid world of Icelandic music, where she usually resides behind the scenes….

Music As Mirror: Futuregrapher On Process, Collaboration And Releasing Music

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Árni Grétar is an Icelandic musician best known under the pseudonym Futuregrapher. He co-founded the Möller Records label and has…

Different Sounds: NonniMal’s Electric Dreams

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Jón Brynjar Óskarsson—best known for making fast-paced and hypnotic techno music under his lead pseudonym NonniMal—is a musician that has…

Weird, Unafraid And Upbeat: Collaborative Duo Stelpuróló Talk Music

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Local rap musicians HOLY HRAFN (Óli Hrafn Jónasson) and Stelpurófan (Þorgerður María Þorbjarnardóttir) form the musical collaboration Stelpuróló. In the…

Electric Dreams: Icelandic Electronic Label Sweaty Records Find The Same Wavelength

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Sweaty Records is a record label run by a group of Icelandic musicians and DJs based mainly in Berlin and…

Weird Emotions: K.ola On Emotional Interactions, DIY & Collaboration

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The self-proclaimed “medium-curious musician” Katrín Helga Ólafsdóttir is an up-and-coming artist studying composition at Iceland University of the Arts. She…

Reykjavík Arts Festival: Dragsúgur—A Gust Of Air, Or A Mobile Gallery?

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The Wind and Weather Window Gallery (WWWG) is an unconventional gallery located in the front window of the 105-year-old house…

Electric Dreams: Dark Prince Fendi Blends Pop Ideology With Rap

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“I’m in this shit for me alone. Everybody’s trying to copy me but I’m flexing on them.” So begins Dark…

Electric Dreams: Johnny Blaze & Hakki Brakes On Crappy Cars & Italo-Disco Influences

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Johnny Blaze & Hakki Brakes’s music collaboration presents an absurd but intimate fantasy world. Their month-old release ‘Vroom Vroom Vroom’—their…

Electric Dreams: Melodic Armchair Disco With Yagya

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Yagya—real name Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson—is known for the melodic ambient soundscapes he’s been pumping out for more than 15 years. He…

DJ Dominatricks: DJ/VJ Duo On Technology, Obscurity And Oppression

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In the past half year or so, the DJ/VJ duo DJ Dominatricks have become an intriguing addition to Reykjavík’s nightlife….

Electric Dreams: Melodies Of The Deep With Sindri7000

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Sindri7000 is the solo project of composer and guitarist Sindri Freyr Steinsson. His 2016 album ‘Music For Divers’ was his…