The works of rapper and producer Lord Pusswhip are best described as unpredictable. Over the years, his sound has meandered all over the spectrum—from laid back vapourwave to post-emo weirdo hip hop punk to straight up bangers. He also once interned at the Grapevine. Here are his top picks for Airwaves 2019.
una schram: Lawful Good
Since Aron Can, Flóni and Birnir blessed us with some fresh new waves a couple years back, I’ve not really heard a lot of R&B that has managed to touch the strings of my heart, as we say in Icelandic—that is to say until I heard una schram’s stuff. It’s really vibes-ey and feels quite effortless. R&B requires a certain sweet spot that not everyone can manage to hit. Maybe you’ll go to this show, sip some rosé and meet your future lover or some shit!
Krabba Mane: Chaotic Good
Starting off as a druggy punky kid hustling his beat cds around the city, this kid went from posting up with his desktop computer at the local vinyl store to make beats all day, to becoming one of the greatest rappers to ever do it in the country. Real frenetic energy and sick breath control coming from some wheezy pipes. Real heads will relate to this one.
Auður: Neutral Good
The man’s talent is undeniable and he’s a total virtuoso on many levels. Auður is the Prince-esque level mad genius Iceland has been waiting for and he has really come into his own in the past couple of years, making moves abroad as well as in Iceland. A thousand Pusswhip dollars to whoever can rip his shirt off at the climax of his show. I bet he’ll enjoy that… or not, depending on who’s doing the ripping.
Iceland Airwaves is from November 6th to 9th. Tickets are 19,900 ISK for the festival and 12,900 ISK daily.
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Posted November 1, 2019