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Week 31

Iisa

Singer / Performer / Regina

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INTERVIEW

In the midst of preparing for a hugely exciting month full of releases and performances, we’re thrilled to present Finland’s Iisa as the latest curator of the Nordic Playlist!

It’s a particularly busy time for the Helsinki based artist, who is on the verge of releasing her second solo record Kukaan ei oo kenenkään as well as preparing to hit the main stage of Finland’s Flow Festival to celebrate the ten year anniversary of her band Regina‘s debut album Katso maisemaa.

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Artist

  1. Polulta Harhaan Iisa [FIN]
  2. Beautiful Hell Adna [SWE]
  3. Clay Birds Amason [SWE]
  4. Tuulipuut Lasten hautausmaa [FIN]
  5. Kaheksan päivää viikossa Teksti-TV 666 [FIN]
  6. Words Ane Brun [NOR]
  7. Slowly Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  8. Green Green Grass of Tunnel Múm [ICE]
  9. Regina The Sugarcubes [ICE]
  10. Summer Ends The Raveonettes [DEN]
  11. The Living Layer Efterklang [DEN]

Week 30

Nordic Playlist

Discover Nordic Music

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A Nordic Summer Soundtrack

The hazy months of summer are well underway now, so we’ve devised the perfect soundtrack to accompany your sun laden days!

Whether you’re on holiday, in the office, casually tanning next to the sea or on a spontaneous road trip to explore the sun drenched countryside, you’ll certainly find a track or two to listen to and to love in this hand picked selection of the latest Nordic releases.

From the intoxicating pop of Norway’s Astrid S and Swedish songstress Seinabo ...

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Artist

  1. Pretend Seinabo Sey [SWE]
  2. 2AM - Matoma Remix Astrid S [NOR]
  3. Lost U Rangleklods [DEN]
  4. Kelly Amason [SWE]
  5. Hailslide Júniús Meyvant [ICE]
  6. Estate Erlend Øye [NOR]
  7. Animal Guðrið Hansdóttir [FO]
  8. Lazing On Mugison [ICE]
  9. Double Talk Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  10. Eternal History Wangel [DEN]
  11. Stole The Show (ft. Parson James) Kygo [NOR]
  12. Fooled LCMDF [FIN]
  13. Voices Lucas Nord [SWE]
  14. Higher Kwamie Liv [DEN]
  15. Empire Of Monsters & Men [ICE]
  16. Polulta harhaan Iisa [FIN]
  17. Going Home Marius Ziska [FO]

Week 28

Rangleklods

Esben Andersen & Pernille Smith-Sivertsen

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INTERVIEW

Rangleklods‘ music has been described as “Scandinavian perfection” by Noisey, “brooding, ratcheting electronic pop” by the New York Times and has been praised by fans the world over for its originality, fearless ambition and unmistakable passion.

The Danish duo are on a path to bring their inventive and refreshing electronica to avid ears through delectably dark creations, and to refine the way that their adopted genre of music is experienced in a live setting.

Releasing their recor...

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Artist

  1. Schoolgirls Rangleklods [DEN]
  2. Thinking of Roxy Blaue Blume [DEN]
  3. Narcissus Thomas Gaist [DEN]
  4. Kiss Kiss Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  5. These Days Ane Brun [NOR]
  6. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime The Field [SWE]
  7. Shopping Trance Siinai [FIN]
  8. Real Virtuality Eero Johannes [FIN]
  9. Nolan Ben Frost [ICE]
  10. Cocoon Björk [ICE]

Week 26

Veronica Maggio

Singer / Performer

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Nordic Playlist at Roskilde Festival 2015

The Nordic Playlist has taken up residency at Roskilde Festival 2015, where we’re tracking down the finest Nordic acts to bring exclusive news, videos and interviews direct to your screens!

One artist that is set to hit this year’s festival is Swedish songstress Veronica Maggio, an award winning performer harnessing all of the energy, passion and fire to make her show one of the most hotly tipped of the festival.

Currently in the studio putting flouri...

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Artist

  1. Låtsas som det regnar Veronica Maggio [SWE]
  2. Pstereo Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  3. Last Days Of Dancing Maja Francis [SWE]
  4. Ålen Amason [SWE]
  5. Dorian Agnes Obel [DEN]
  6. One More Elliphant/MØ [SWE/DEN]
  7. Ny / Snö Jonathan Johansson [SWE]
  8. Since Last Wednesday Highasakite
  9. I'd Rather Dance With You Kings Of Convenience [NOR]
  10. Age Of Pinballs Cancer [DEN]

Week 24

Stefan Gejsing

Roskilde Festival

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Nordic Playlist heads to Roskilde Festival!

One of the world’s most iconic music events, Roskilde Festival has been a favourite of music fans since its very first edition back in 1971.

The festival brings together emerging musicians, the world’s biggest bands, artistic communities and bona fide music lovers on one site over a (hopefully) sun drenched week at the start of the summer, and each year, the event strives to make its activities bigger, better and more original than ever before.

One ...

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Artist

  1. She Spider Mew [DEN]
  2. Master Of Disguise Spidergawd – [NOR]
  3. Iris Broen [NOR]
  4. Imam Cobain Silvana Imam [SWE]
  5. Martin Hey Elbow [SWE]
  6. 6 AM Electric Eye [NOR]
  7. Don't Cry Yung [DEN]
  8. Lost U Rangleklods [DEN]
  9. Singers The Tallest Man On Earth [SWE]
  10. Purer, Softer, Deader? Kippi Kaninus [ICE]
  11. Nu är det väl revolution på gång BOB HUND [SWE]
  12. Lipton Service Boy Eero Johannes [FIN]

Week 23

Kenton Slash Demon

Copenhagen, Denmark

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INTERVIEW

If you’re looking for a perfectly hand crafted soundtrack to guide you into the summer months, then you’ve come to the right place – this week’s Nordic Playlist curators are Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon, and they’ve got a very special playlist in store for you.

Their faces may well be familiar to you already, as when they’re not producing mind-bendingly engrossing electronica as Kenton Slash Demon, the duo moonlight as members of iconic Danish outfit When Saints Go Machine.

Kenton ...

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Artist

  1. Skydancer I Kenton Slash Demon [DEN]
  2. Body on the Bones Cancer [DEN]
  3. Chasing The Light Lust For Youth [SWE]
  4. A Byte of AMC Bleep [NOR]
  5. Acidophilus Philus [FIN]
  6. Festival Sigur Rós [ICE]
  7. Over The Ice The Field [SWE]
  8. Vaihorvirta Pan Sonic [FIN]
  9. Diskodans Mental Overdrive [NOR]
  10. Langt Væk Ukendt Kunstner [DEN]
  11. It’s Oh So Quiet Björk [ICE]

Week 22

Of Monsters & Men, Brynjar Leifsson

Lead Guitarist

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INTERVIEW

International acclaim, worldwide tours and a widespread, adoring fanbase followed the release of Of Monsters & Men‘s debut album – so what will their new record bring? We caught up with the band’s Brynjar Leifsson in this week’s Nordic Playlist to find out!

The native Icelanders’ debut album My Head Is An Animal landed in 2011, and reached the heady heights of the top 10 charts in the US, UK, Germany and of course, Iceland with hugely catchy tracks such as ‘Little Talks‘ and ‘King &...

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Artist

  1. Hunger Of Monsters & Men [ICE]
  2. Choke The Cardigans [SWE]
  3. Snefill Moses Hightower [ICE]
  4. Fa-Fa-Fa Datarock [NOR]
  5. Living with You Is a Lot Like Dying Guðrið Hansdottir [FO]
  6. Hiroshima Highasakite
  7. If I Had a Heart Fever Ray [SWE]
  8. Deceive ft. Sune Rose Wagner Trentemøller
  9. Song for the Spirit Singapore Sling [ICE]
  10. 023 The Good The Bad [DEN]
  11. Black Ice Age OrKa [FO]
  12. Deeper Shadows Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]

Week 21

Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson - GusGus

Iceland

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INTERVIEW

One of the most influential electronic acts to hail from the North, GusGus‘s career spans almost 20 years, boasts countless collaborations and has earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in the world.

To celebrate the infectious spirit and outstanding musical output of the band, we invited them to perform at the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar and asked the band’s Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson to curate his very own Nordic Playlist!

Since releasing their phenomenally acc...

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Artist

  1. Airwaves GusGus [ICE]
  2. Can’t Stay With You Baby Jimi Tenor [FIN]
  3. Pass This On The Knife [SWE]
  4. The Girl And The Robot Röyksopp & Robyn [NOR/SWE]
  5. Speed Of Dark Emilíana Torrini [ICE]
  6. Waterfall Vök [ICE]
  7. Minnist tú Byrta [FO]
  8. Soul Company Hogni [FO]
  9. Bullschnitzel The Mansisters [DEN]
  10. Do You Remember Ane Brun [NOR]
  11. Bobla Bjørn Torske [NOR]

Week 20

Nordic Playlist Radio Bar

Berlin, 30/31 May 2015

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Nordic Playlist Radio Bar @ Berlin Festival

After two fantastic editions in Reykjavík and Oslo, the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar is now set to head to Berlin Festival to offer up a two day celebration of the finest Nordic music!

On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May, radio presenters from throughout the Nordics and Germany will join the Nordic Playlist at Myslíwska in Kreuzberg to present tailor made shows featuring their favourite sounds from the North.

As well as live radio, the intimate settin...

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Artist

  1. Crossfade GusGus [ICE]
  2. The Love You Have In You Asbjørn [DEN]
  3. Run, Lucifer Adna [SWE]
  4. My Yellow Heart Sandra Kolstad [NOR]
  5. Fooled LCMDF [FIN]
  6. Do That Noah Kin [FIN]
  7. Obnoxiously Sexual GusGus [ICE]
  8. 822 Noah Kin [FIN]
  9. Haters ft. Black Cracker LCMDF [FIN]
  10. Brotherhood Asbjørn [DEN]
  11. Living Adna [SWE]
  12. Zero Gravity State Of Mind Sandra Kolstad [NOR]

Week 19

Zhala

Singer / Performer

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INTERVIEW

A unique performer, a boundary-breaking musician and a truly original artist, we’re thrilled to reveal that the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is Sweden’s Zhala!

Zhala lives and breathes creativity, inhaling inspiration from everywhere – from the vibrant energy of middle eastern dance music right through to the acid house of Stockholm’s club circuit. Her music creates a unique and colourful setting for these eclectic influences to meet, to fuse and to create something that s...

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Artist

  1. Holy Bubbles Zhala [SWE]
  2. Courtesy Lafs Kendal Johansson [SWE]
  3. Sun Dance Baba Stiltz [SWE]
  4. Earth Intruders Björk [ICE]
  5. Falski píanótíminn Sóley [ICE]
  6. With Me Taragana Pyjarama [DEN]
  7. Last Land John Talabot [Kenton Slash Demon Remix] [DEN]
  8. No End Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  9. Freestyler Bomfunk MCs [FIN]
  10. Monument Röyksopp [NOR], Robyn [SWE]
  11. White Foxes Susanne Sundfør [NOR]

Week 18

Sóley

Singer / Songwriter

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INTERVIEW

An artist with a distinctive voice and a uniquely poetic style, we’re thrilled to introduce the curator of the latest Nordic Playlist as Iceland’s Sóley!

Reykjavík local Sóley is a classically trained pianist, who cut her teeth performing in Seabear before unleashing her stunning debut album We Sink back in 2011. The album was led by a single entitled ‘I’ll Drown‘, an elegant and poignant ballad which introduced this mesmerising songstress to a worldwide audience who have eagerly aw...

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Artist

  1. Ævintýr Sóley [ICE]
  2. Deathbed Anna Von Hausswolff [SWE]
  3. NY hotel The Knife [SWE]
  4. Philharmonics Agnes Obel [DEN]
  5. A Little Bit Lykke Li [SWE]
  6. Toothwheels múm [ICE]
  7. Twice Little Dragon [SWE]
  8. These Days Ane Brun [NOR]
  9. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  10. Stones DíSA [ICE]
  11. Rundgang um Die Transzendentale Saule Der Singularitat Burzum [NOR]
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