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Music News: Tangerine Dream, Airwaves, & Björk

Published September 13, 2019

Valur Grettisson Sam O'Donnell Lea Müller
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Tangerine Dream
One of the biggest icons of electronic music, Tangerine Dream, has painted stadium-sized soundscapes for no less than half a century and now they’re bringing their art fo the ExtremeChill festival. The festival’s 10th edition will be taking place in Reykjavík from September 13th to 15th. Other bands on the lineup include Marcus Fischer, Eraldo Bernocchi, Kristín Anna, Christopher Chaplin and Hoshiko Yamane.

Booka Shade
Iceland Airwaves revealed their full line up a few days ago. Local favourite Hjaltalín returns to the festival after a five-year hiatus, with a brand new upbeat sound. German house music heroes Booka Shade also appear, remixing their favourite music, forcing everybody in a five-kilometre radius to dance. Some countries, including Indonesia and Palestine, are sending artists for the first time. Indie duo Stars and Rabbit hail from Indonesia and will bring chill vibes. Meanwhile, Bashar Murad, who collaborated with Hatari, will also join the lineup.

Icelandic icon Björk Guðmundsdóttir and Swedish artists Fever Ray and The Knife remixed each other’s songs. The outcome is experimental as to be expected.
Both Fever Ray (Karin Dreijer) and The Knife (Karin and Olof Dreijer) decided to put a new spin on Björk’s “Features Creatures” from her 2017 LP “Utopia”. They kept the original lyrics—the poetics of the song therefore remain but it’s transformed by upgraded beats. Karin sings on both remixes.

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