Electric Dreams: NonYoBiz Records Is Back In Business - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Electric Dreams: NonYoBiz Records Is Back In Business

Electric Dreams: NonYoBiz Records Is Back In Business

Published May 9, 2019

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Tammy Olson / NYB Marketing Dept

NonYoBiz is an Icelandic electronic music label run by one Kári Guðmundsson—formerly known as Kári Hypno and currently part of the Hidden People music project—and DJ Dolphin, who manages the label’s look and design. It started a few years ago as an outlet for music and other experiments. The label has been laying low for a little while now but have in recent months decided to go full force into releasing new music for the masses.

NonYoBiz representatives told Electric Dreams their goal is “to release mind-blowing music while not taking things too seriously.” Kári, for one, releases music under a few different aliases. “Hidden People is a techno-collective consisting of me and my partner in crime Siggi a.k.a. Sonny Crockett,” he explains. “For my breakbeat-jungle-electro productions I go by the alias DJ Allskynz. And I use KARIG313 for my LP records.”

Amongst other releases, NonYoBiz have released two compilation CDs. The first one came out on Record Store Day 2015. Meant as a gift to share with friends and industry people, it contained contributions by artists like Ohm, O.D. Wilson and Hyperboreans. The second was released on Record Store Day 2019. “It’s mostly electro tracks, but there are techno, house and jungle tracks on there as well,” says Kári.

“We gathered demos from our favourite Icelandic (and one American) artists and cherry-picked the greatest.”

The second NonYoBiz compilation features young and up-and-coming artists like Volruptus, Kosmodod, Tyler Stratman, Encounter, DJ Allskynz, Hidden People and Shag. “We gathered demos from our favourite Icelandic (and one American) artists and cherry-picked the greatest tracks,” Kári says. “This time, the CD has the same look, but in a clear jewel case with a bunch of cool stickers.”

Another recent release from the label is a limited-release cassette tape with music under Kári’s KARIG313 moniker called ‘Dream Haze,’ which is still available for purchase at Lucky Records and on Bandcamp. “We have a few more releases lined-up this year, which we are super excited about,” he finishes. “And we might have a NonYoBiz concert night this summer, so stay tuned!”

Listen to NonYoBiz Records at nonyobizrecords.bandcamp.com and buy their recent compilation CD at Lucky Records.

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