Þórður Ingi Jónsson, aka Lord Pusswhip, has been making a name for himself recently with his trademark mashing together of heavy beats, skittering samples and mischievous loops. He made the Grapevine news in 2013 when he used a performance at Iceland’s American Embassy to stage an impromptu comedy routine that included some one-liners about the Edward Snowden controversy, and has been increasingly prolific on Soundcloud, where you can stream a mixture of his tracks, remixes and DJ sets. We asked him what’s getting him excited on the Iceland Airwaves bill this year.
1. Omar Souleyman – Leh Jani
This song is completely mesmerizing, it makes me feel so crazy. When Omar drops that shit I am going to go totally berserk on the dancefloor.
2. Fatima Al Qadiri – Hip Hop Spa
From the moment I first heard her music and saw her videos, I was in love. I am literally going to find her in Reykjavík and ask her to marry me. Her work is like a strange mix of visual art, electronic music and cultural theory, or something like that.
3. Zola Jesus – Night
This song makes me feel all gooey inside. Maybe I will try to find Zola too and ask her to be my girlfriend. The fact that she named her EP Stridulum is so cool too because I‘ve sampled Franco Micalizzi‘s soundtrack before. That means we‘ll probably have a lot in common to talk about. Zola I‘m coming for dat ass!!!
4. Fucked Up – Police
Fucked Up rule, I once read in an interview with a Toronto zine that they wanted to make LSD blotter album inserts, and I thought that was so awesome. Me and my brother are going to show these guys around town so I sincerely hope that they can get as Fucked Up as we will.
5. Mac DeMarco – Ode to Viceroy
Mac is a cool guy, his music is totally unpretentious and that‘s so refreshing in this day and age.