Högni Interviews DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Högni Interviews DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip

Högni Interviews DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip

Published October 23, 2013

What do you talk about in your music?

I talk about things that are not at all what they seem; things that you can just get a glimpse of in the dark night; things that prefer disguise; things that make the world more alive and expand when you give them attention—like real adventure.

How do you write your songs? Are they written from your own perspective, or did you perhaps create a character in “DJ Flugvél & Geimskip” that you are speaking for?

I start by making a beat, then I work on the bass, and then I add all kinds of sounds and sing something to go along with that. It is all completely from my own perspective; DJ flugvél og geimskip (“DJ Airplane and Spaceship”) is not another self or made-up character—it’s just me with a cooler name and sunglasses.

What are your plans for Flugvél & Geimskip? Is there an album on the way?

There is a CD on the way right now! At this moment it’s in a plane or ship—hopefully it’s travelling by submarine. It is to be released October 19 and there will be a release concert at KEX Hostel with lights, music and magic. Everyone is welcome! Otherwise, my future plans include making a robot orchestra (like in the ‘Abominable Dr. Phibes’ movie, but with animal robots) to go with me on an intergalactic tour of outer space.

With your music, are you trying to create a better world, or do you focus on satisfying yourself?

I have never thought about creating a better world, but the universe is expanding with every new song, so it is good to have many people making music. I’m always excited about what music I or anyone else will make next. The world is infinite because of music, new music is created constantly, and that makes it interesting to continue existing.

Where did you get those shoes you wore for our photo shoot? I really want shoes like that.  

Haha! These shoes were designed for space travel in anti-gravity. The shoe soles are so thick because they have magnetic poles inside them. They were originally made for Yuri Gagarin, but shrank when they were washed so now they fit me. I would perhaps contact ESA, the European Space Agency, to try to get shoes like that.

Do you have a secret friend?

I have a few. One is a yellow animal that I share with my friend Gulla (we are in the band SPARKLE POISON). Another is Peli. He manifests himself as anything long, like electrical cables and all kinds of tubes. He can also transform into a spiral and curl up, for example when visiting people in small houses. Then there are some kitchen cabinets and aliens. But now none of them are really secret anymore.


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