Get into the new skool: it’s part three of our epic festival debutantes guide to the freshest faces at Iceland Airwaves 2017.
Elli Grill is best known for the rap collective Shades Of Reykjavík, but his recent solo venture shows he can easily stand on his own two, uh, bizarre feet. Come for old school mixed with trap sprinkled with a whole lotta moonshine and hobos. Yup, you’ve been warned.
Vigdís Ósk Howser Harðardóttir, a former member of feminist rap collective RVKDTR, is on the record as saying, “I want people to be afraid of me.” She’s also described her work as Twin Peaks-inspired “horror rap.” Remember: at Airwaves, no-one can hear you scream.
If you love the smell of AutoTune in the morning, you’re gonna love up Flóni. There’s so much AutoTune plastered over their stuff it’s physically (mechanically) impossible for them to drop a note over their down-tempo RnB-pop.
Fox Train Safari
If you’re a fan of Tarantino soundtracks, Paul’s Boutique-era Beastie Boys or, for that matter, The Commitments, you might enjoy the ‘70s funk-inflected compositions of Fox Train Safari, which comes complete with brass trills, guest vocalists, and lots of wikka-wikka wah-wah malarkey.
Geisha Cartel has that mumble-trap sound you crave when it’s 6 AM and you’re stuck at an after party. Think smooth beats, a shit-ton of AutoTune, and that too-cool-for-you attitude only teenagers can project. So pop a xanny (please don’t mix with alcohol), show up, and remember to wear as much Gucci as you can.
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Posted October 5, 2017