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Nordic Playlist

Week 38

Kasper Bjørke

DJ / Producer

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INTERVIEW

Fresh from releasing his brand new album After Forever this week, we’re very excited to present an exclusively curated Nordic Playlist from Denmark’s Kasper Bjørke!

Kasper is one of the most prominent and prolific music makers out there, having played the role of DJ, producer and coveted collaborator over the past few years. The Copenhagen-based music-maker has now unveiled his fourth record, an album that sees him step away from the disco vibes that have emanated from his recent re...

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Artist

  1. The Aching Broken Twin [DEN]
  2. I Never Learn Lykke Li [SWE]
  3. Johnny & Mary (Ft. Bryan Ferry) Todd Terje [NOR]
  4. New Boys Lust For Youth [DEN]
  5. No End Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  6. Garota Erlend Øye [NOR]
  7. Caterpillar Emiliana Torrini [ICE]
  8. Love Sees No Colour Sin Cos Tan [FIN]
  9. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  10. All Is Full Of Love (Howie's Version) Björk [ICE]

Week 37

Ólöf Arnalds

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

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Iceland’s magnificent Ólöf Arnalds is set to return with a brand new album this month, and to celebrate, she’s created an extra special Nordic Playlist!

Her voice is often described as both delicate and mesmerising, and her melodies are unfailingly heart-filled and inspiring. These are just a few of the things getting us so excited about the imminent unveiling of Ólöf’s latest album Palme, set for release via One Little Indian and an album which she describes as one of her most coll...

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Artist

  1. Lift Me (Duet with Ane Brun) Madrugada [NOR]
  2. But We Did Thomas Dybdahl [NOR]
  3. If I Had A Heart Fever Ray [SWE]
  4. Waiting Alice Boman [SWE]
  5. Fail Forever When Saints Go Machine [DEN]
  6. Miss You Trentemøller [DEN]
  7. Green Grass Of Tunnel Múm [ICE]
  8. Stay By You Hjaltalín [ICE]
  9. Sound Of Love Husky Rescue [FIN]
  10. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]

Week 36

Moddi

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

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Norwegian troubadour Moddi boasts an incredible talent – the ability to transport his listeners to his seaside homeland through just a melody and a breathy vocal.

For the past few years, Pål Moddi Knutsen has been enchanting audiences far and wide with his wistful tales of home, life and love, all passionately delivered with his trademark lulling vocals and irresistible guitar-led melodies.

Originally from the small island of Senja in Northern Norway, Moddi has released three albums...

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Artist

  1. Nobody Knows Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  2. Swarming Efterklang [DEN]
  3. Sun's Eyes Rubik [FIN]
  4. Sweet You CALLmeKAT [DEN]
  5. Birdy 22-Pistepirkko [FIN]
  6. Doubt / Hope Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  7. Under A Silent Sea Loney Dear [SWE]
  8. Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed Múm [ICE]
  9. Murr Murr Mugison [ICE]
  10. Tøyenvals Gjermund Larsen Trio [NOR]

Week 35

Reptile Youth

Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen

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It’s a rare talent to be able to capture fire and passion in the same measures as soul and emotion, but Copenhagen’s Reptile Youth – this week’s Nordic Playlist curators – have been doing just that in every part of their music since the beginning of their career.

The duo – comprising the talents of Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Esben Valløe - have been captivating audiences with their electrifying live sets since 2009, and the release of their eponymous debut album back in 2012 cem...

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Artist

  1. Asleep Makthaverskan [SWE]
  2. All Eyes On You Alice Boman [SWE}
  3. Young Dreams Young Dreams [NOR]
  4. I Have Walked This Body Jenny Hval & Susanna [NOR]
  5. Pyromancer Pinkunoizu [DEN]
  6. TNR (ft. Jaakko Eino Kalevi) Kasper Bjørke [DEN]
  7. I Wanna Win Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  8. Cymbalim K-X-P [FIN]
  9. Var Sigur Rós [ICE]
  10. Lóan Er Komin Grisalappalisa [ICE]

Week 34

Erlend Øye

Musician / Singer / Songwriter

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The curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is none other than Norway’s Erlend Øye – a musician who has had a phenomenal career to date, and if the first whisperings of his new solo album are anything to go by, he’s got a huge amount in store for the rest of the year too.

Erlend’s first tastes of international attention occurred back in 1999 when his band Kings of Convenience released their single ‘Toxic Girl’, instantly grabbing the attention of music lovers the world over. The duo have since...

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Artist

  1. Ég Vil Fá Mér Kærustu Hjálmar [ICE]
  2. Opposite Of Hallelujah Jens Lekman [SWE]
  3. Saviour Kakkmaddafakka [NOR]
  4. Leyndarmál Àsgeir [ICE]
  5. Mer Strøm #2 Bjørn Svin [DEN]
  6. Takaisin 2002 Uusi Fantasia [FIN]
  7. Yfirgefinn Valdimar [ICE]
  8. Nach Heart Honey Is Cool [SWE]
  9. Hänt Slagsmålsklubben [SWE]
  10. Som Den Gylne Sol Frembryter Knut Reiersrud & Iver Kleive [NOR]

Week 33

Eivør

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

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This week’s Nordic Playlist takes us to the mythical land of the Faroe Islands, and to the homeland of this week’s curator, the rivetingly talented Eivør.

Eivør is a native of the village of Syðrugøta, which also happens to be the location of the Faroe Islands’ prestigious G! Festival, an event which took place just a few weeks ago. As part of the festival, the Nordic Playlist was lucky enough to witness one of Eivør’s living room concerts, where she performed a number of songs in t...

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Artist

  1. These days Ane Brun [NOR]
  2. House By The Sea Moddi [NOR]
  3. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  4. Ålen Amason [SWE]
  5. Home Teitur [FO]
  6. Under Streetlights Hogni [FO]
  7. Kender du det? Skammens vogn [DEN]
  8. Dreams Today Efterklang [DEN]
  9. Trust Sin Cos Tan [FIN]
  10. No Death Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  11. Dýrð í dauðathogn Ásgeir [ICE]
  12. Nothing is written in the stars Bloodgroup [ICE]
  13. Good For You Nive Nielsen [GRE]

Week 32

Högni Egilsson

GusGus

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INTERVIEW

Every so often, a musician comes along with so many sides and facets to their musical abilities that you wonder if there’s anything they can’t do.

This week’s Nordic Playlist curator is exactly that kind of artist. Högni Egilsson is a stalwart figure of the Icelandic music scene, having performed with a number of different outfits and bands throughout his career. He’s currently a member of the prestigious Icelandic collective GusGus, is a solo artist in his own right and is the main...

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Artist

  1. Vikje Være I Din Verden Store P [NOR]
  2. Grizzly Man Rockettothesky [NOR]
  3. Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime The Field [SWE]
  4. Chiaroscuro Arve Henriksen [NOR]
  5. Metsäkukkia Olavi Virta [FIN]
  6. My Mind Jimi Tenor [FIN]
  7. Real Virtuality Eero Johannes [FIN]
  8. París Norðursins Prins Póló [ICE]
  9. Looking on Darkness Bent Sørensen [DEN]
  10. Trommuþrællinn DJ flugvél og geimskip [ICE]

Week 31

Icona Pop

Caroline Hjelt / Aino Jawo

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Icona Pop are masters of ultimate pop hooks. For the past two years, they’ve steadily released a string of singles which brim with excitable energy, and gleam with an irresistible pop sheen.

It all started when Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo released their smash hit single ‘I Don’t Care (I Love It)’ in the summer of 2012 – a track which would propel them to main stages and TV screens around the world. Their eponymous debut album was released later that year, and since then the pair ha...

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Artist

  1. Hoppípolla Sigur Rós [ICE]
  2. Army of Me Björk [ICE]
  3. Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo [SWE]
  4. Get Lost Icona Pop [SWE]
  5. Sun of a Gun Oh Land [DEN]
  6. Introducing Palace Players Mew [DEN]
  7. Satumaa Reijo Taipale [FIN]
  8. Lo-Fiction Jori Hulkkonen [FIN]
  9. Lanzarote Lindstrøm [NOR]
  10. Mirror Maru Cashmere Cat [NOR]

Week 30

Jaakko Eino Kalevi

Musician / Songwriter / Performer

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi is one of the most hyped and loved Finnish artists to be doing the international rounds at the moment, busily bringing his irresistible voice and style to festivals far and wide, releasing a steady stream of new music and unleashing his eclectic DJ sets upon avid audiences.

The tracks from his latest EP Yin Yang Theatre are a firm favourite on the Nordic Playlist office stereo, and this Helsinki based musician has already established himself as one of the most sel...

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Artist

  1. Hidden Place Björk [ICE]
  2. The Ghosts You Draw On My Bac Múm [ICE]
  3. Jewel CTM [DEN]
  4. Rush Kasper Bjørke [DEN]
  5. Simhaghosha Pekka Airaksinen [FIN]
  6. Karuselli Esa Saarinen [FIN]
  7. Whiskey Sour Molly Nilsson [SWE]
  8. Hurt Yung Lean [SWE]
  9. What Else Is There Röyksopp [NOR]
  10. Solitaire Arne Nordheim [NOR]