DJ Playlist: Yamaho Lines Up Páll Óskar, GusGus And ILO

DJ Playlist: Yamaho Lines Up Páll Óskar, GusGus And ILO

DJ Playlist: Yamaho Lines Up Páll Óskar, GusGus And ILO

Published July 31, 2019

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Art Bicnick

Natalie G. Gunnarsdóttir is better known as Yamaho, a respected veteran DJ on the Reykjavík scene. Known for propulsive sets that set the dancefloor alight, she’s been a staple DJ at many of the city’s best spots since starting out at legendary party bar Sirkus. She won a DJ contest at Pacha in Ibiza in 2013, and, more recently, has played everywhere from Sónar Reykjavík to Berghain in Berlin. We asked Natalie to line up a playlist for us of some of the all-time favourite Icelandic tracks that have stayed in her record bag right into the present day.

Ellý – Sveitin Milli Sanda
This song is one of my all time favourites. When I first heard it, it was like a religious experience for me. Ellý is one of Iceland’s greats. She portrays her vocal skills in such a beautiful way.

Lúdó Sextett og Stefán – Olsen Olsen
When I play this song it puts an instant smile on my face and I can’t stop moving. The song and lyrics are top notch. It’s such a joy at all times.

GusGus – David
This song is such a megahit, and another one of my all-time favourites. You have no option but to shake your money maker when this track starts. It’s a wild-thing-mega-mega.

Ragnhildur Gísladóttir – Draumaprinsinn
This one is an ‘80s power ballad that ticks in all my boxes. I love her voice, and it’s just an emotional journey. You can’t hold yourself back from partaking in the song.

Páll Óskar – Horfðu á mig
Taken from the album “Seif” this is one of the best dance/house songs produced in Iceland. It’s been one of my favourites since I heard it for the first time, and it is still relevant on the dance floors today. This one is always on my playlist, wherever I go.

ILO – Take you to love
ILO songs take you on a journey, and this song is no exception. With firm guidance, you tread through the soundscape with the luscious soulful vocals. Pure bliss.

Móri – Atvinnukrimmi
‘90’s hip hop par excellence. The Icelandic language can he hard to flow in hip-hop, but Móri makes it sound easy. I fell in love with the lyrics and the beats when I first heard it. One of the best hip hop songs and albums produced in Iceland.

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