From Iceland — Airwaves Tipsters: Emmsjé Gauti

Airwaves Tipsters: Emmsjé Gauti

Published October 17, 2016

Our third Airwaves Tipster is Emmsjé Gauti—one of Iceland’s top rappers. He’s great live, bringing energy, showmanship and a sharp wit to the stage alongside his stellar live band. We asked him what’s been getting him excited on the 2016 lineup.

Emil Stabil
Emil is a Danish rapper I heard for the first time on the camping site at the Roskilde festival. His song “Allerde Is” was all over the place. I’m really excited to see him perform.

Aron Can
Aron is Iceland’s prodigy. This guy is only sixteen years old, but everybody is excited about his next steps—a million streams on Spotify in a few months says it all. Don’t forget, the total population of Iceland is under 400,000…

This is Helgi from Úlfur Úlfur and Björn Valur—the DJ who follows them everywhere they go. They started a band together after spending a lot of time in random hotels travelling around Iceland. Expect banging beats with big guest appearances.

Dizzee Rascal
This UK grime king needs no introduction. We had Skepta last year and now Dizzee Rascal. Thank you Airwaves!

Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco are friends of mine that will have been touring Europe for nine weeks when they land in Iceland to go straight on stage at Húrra. Will they handle it? Yes! They will have a crazy show like always.

Read our track-by-track of Emmsjé Gauti’s 2016 album here. Read more Airwaves Tipster articles here.

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