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Week 20

Nordic Playlist Radio Bar

Berlin Festival, 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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  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]

Week 17

WhoMadeWho

Jeppe Kjellberg

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INTERVIEW

On the cusp of releasing a brand new EP, Copenhagen’s very own WhoMadeWho curate the latest edition of the Nordic Playlist!

WhoMadeWho is the joining of forces of three Danish musical powerhouses, Jeppe Kjellberg, Tomas Barfod (who made his very own Nordic Playlist last year) and Tomas Høffdin. Together, they create seamless, electronically led anthems which never fail to get the world’s festival crowds moving.

After ten years of working together, the band returned in the Spring of ...

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  1. Ember WhoMadeWho [DEN]
  2. Bella Sekuoia [DEN]
  3. Fuel to Fire Agnes Obel [DEN]
  4. Brennisteinn Sigur Rós [ICE]
  5. Quiet Storm Asonat [ICE]
  6. Let You Out Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  7. Fade Out Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  8. Somliga går med trasiga sko Cornelis Vreeswijk [SWE]
  9. harduingetmankandansatill? bob hund [SWE]
  10. S.O.S (WhoMadeWho remix) Renaissance Man [FIN]
  11. Cryptocracy Huoratron [FIN]

Week 16

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children

Nuuk, Greenland

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INTERVIEW

Greenland’s Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children join us this week to curate a very special edition of the Nordic Playlist!

Nuuk native Nive, Jan de Vroede and a number of collaborating musicians known as ‘The Deer Children’ are currently in the midst of recording a new album to follow on from the 2012 release Nive Sings! - a critically acclaimed record which grabbed worldwide attention for its beautifully honest stories, delicate melodies and vivid imagery. Since then, Nive has taken t...

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Artist

  1. Good For You Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children [GR]
  2. Milk and Honey Murder [DEN]
  3. Nail In The Wall The Desoto Caucus [DEN]
  4. Kontroll på kontinentet Kaizers Orchestra [NOR]
  5. Care Kaada [NOR]
  6. odda balgis Niko Valkeapää [Sami]
  7. Birdy 22 Pistepirkko [FIN]
  8. Pimeä tähti Eleanoora Rosenholm [FIN]
  9. Everything Turns To You (Loney Revisited) Loney Dear [SWE]
  10. Do Not Despair El Perro Del Mar [SWE]
  11. Puuluki Siissisoq [GR]
  12. Ghosts & Drag Queens Angu [GR]
  13. Louis Louis Teitur [FO]
  14. Leipzig VII: Sing Orka [FO]
  15. Cruise Control Apparat Organ Quartet [ICE]
  16. Retaliate Benni Hemm Hemm [ICE]

Week 15

Mew

Johan Wohlert

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INTERVIEW

With a new album due to land in just a few weeks, the news of fresh music from iconic Danish band Mew has been excitedly received around the world.

The much anticipated album in question is entitled +- and is the first record to appear since the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 release No More Stories… It marks a return to form for this much endeared outfit, but importantly, also marks the return of the original line up of the band, following the departure of bassist Johan Wohlert i...

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  1. Water Slides Mew [DEN]
  2. Chans Kent [SWE]
  3. Dancing Queen ABBA [SWE]
  4. Propaganda Briskeby [NOR]
  5. Take On Me A-Ha [NOR]
  6. Lost Boys The 69 Eyes [FIN]
  7. Birdy 22 Pistepirkko [FIN]
  8. Heat Spleen United [DEN]
  9. Forårsdag Anne Linnet [DEN]
  10. Dancing On My Own Robyn [SWE]
  11. You’re the storm The Cardigans [SWE]
  12. Hyperballad Björk [ICE]
  13. Svefn g englar Sigur Rós [ICE]

Week 14

Say Lou Lou

Elektra and Miranda Kilbey

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INTERVIEW

It’s finally time for us to hear their long awaited debut album, so to celebrate, we’ve invited sisters Elektra and Miranda Kilbey – aka Say Lou Lou – to curate the latest edition of the Nordic Playlist!

Lucid Dreaming offers up our first chance to hear a long player from this pair, whose heritage lies between the sun bleached landscapes of Australia and the cooler breezes of Sweden.

The duo arrived with an understated bang back in 2012, when their debut single ‘Maybe You’ won over ...

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  1. Nothing But A Heartbeat Say Lou Lou [SWE]
  2. Birthday Sugarcubes [ICE]
  3. Unemployed In Summertime Emilíana Torrini [ICE]
  4. Keep Me In My Plane WhoMadeWho [DEN]
  5. Shades Of Marble Trentemøller [DEN]
  6. Fade Away Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  7. Johnny and Mary [ft. Bryan Ferry] Todd Terje [NOR]
  8. Change of Heart El Perro Del Mar [SWE]
  9. Knowing Me, Knowing You ABBA [SWE]
  10. No End Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  11. Nuori Ja Kaunis Anna Järvinen ft. Olavi Uusivirta [FIN]

Week 13

Stian Andersen - Nordic Music Video Awards

Photographer / Music Video Director

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The Nordic Music Video Awards has unveiled its list of nominees for 2015!

Celebrating the best in visual accompaniments to music from throughout the region, the Nordic Music Video Awards are returning for a second year to highlight the immense talent and the creative concepts found in the North.

With nominees ranging from FM Belfast to Ylvis, all styles and genres are represented in the eight categories of this year’s nominations, which a jury carefully selected from a long list of submission...

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  1. Water Slides Mew [DEN]
  2. Bullet Kill J [DEN]
  3. Skulls Röyksopp [NOR]
  4. Against The Moon Iceage [DEN]
  5. Delorean Dynamite (for sale) Todd Terje [NOR]
  6. Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version) The Knife [SWE]
  7. Violins I'm From Barcelona [SWE]
  8. Monument (The Inevitable End Version) Röyksopp ft. Robyn [NOR/SWE]
  9. Kyrie Uni Stefson [ICE]
  10. Broken Glass Tomas Barfod [DEN]
  11. 5 fine frøkner Gabrielle [NOR]

Week 12

NEØV

Anssi Neuvonen, Finland

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INTERVIEW

Their much anticipated second album is finally available, and to celebrate, we’ve invited Finnish five-piece NEØV to create their very own Nordic Playlist!

Hailing from Kuopio, NEØV are an outfit that manage to seamlessly integrate the stunning surroundings of their hometown into laid back, shoe-gaze leaning anthems that capture both the warmth of the indoors and the frosted chill of the outdoors. Dominique is the name of this long awaited sophomore album, which landed two years aft...

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Artist

  1. Mercury Heart Nils Petter Molvær [NOR]
  2. All I Know Is Tonight Jaga Jazzist [NOR]
  3. Modern Drift Efterklang [DEN]
  4. Cellophane Kashmir [DEN]
  5. Toothwheels Múm [ICE]
  6. Dirty Paws Of Monsters And Men [ICE]
  7. Sweet Bloom Of Night Time Flowers This Empty Flow [FIN]
  8. Haamupuhelu Pariisin Kevät [FIN]
  9. Line Of Fire Junip [SWE]
  10. Shoreline Broder Daniel [SWE]

Week 11

Nordic Playlist

Discover Nordic Music

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Nordic Playlist Presents: New Nordic Hip Hop

A genre that began infiltrating the world’s music scene back in the late 70s, Hip Hop in 2015 is as popular, as widespread and as subversive as ever.

The Nordic region is no exception to this rule, with each country brandishing its own unique and thriving take on the genre, and constantly raising some of the most important artists in the scene.

In this week’s Nordic Playlist, we’re taking a closer look at some of the artists that are paving the way...

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Artist

  1. Obedience Ivan Ave [NOR]
  2. 822 Noah Kin [FIN]
  3. Knäpper mina fingrar ft. Stor Linda Pira [SWE]
  4. Stein Bagger ft. Sivas Ukendt Kunstner [DEN]
  5. Gal Pon Di Scene Cell7 [ICE]
  6. Royal Beggar Biniyam [FIN]
  7. Svär på min mamma Silvana Imam [SWE]
  8. Ung heit gateflamme Lars Vaular [NOR]
  9. Sofðu Vel Úlfur Úlfur [ICE]
  10. D.a.m.a.i.k.a.m ft. L.O.C Sivas [DEN]

Week 10

Lay Low

Singer / Songwriter

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INTERVIEW

Gearing up to release a new album on April 23rd and to take her much acclaimed live show on the road, we’re thrilled to reveal that the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is Iceland’s Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir – a.k.a Lay Low!

It was Lay Low’s 2006 debut album Please Don’t Hate Me that first brought this unique artist to the forefront. It was a record which led to her becoming a best-selling, award winning artist in her home country and lay the foundations for the release o...

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Artist

  1. Our Conversations Lay Low [ICE]
  2. Humming One Of Your Songs Ane Brun [NOR]
  3. Hold Heart Emilíana Torrini [ICE]
  4. Tell A Lie Farao [NOR]
  5. Glimpse of a Time Broken Twin [DEN]
  6. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  7. Lost and Found Taken By Trees [SWE]
  8. Tu hevur taer dyrastu perlur Guðrið Hansdóttir [FO/DEN]
  9. Chord Left Agnes Obel [DEN]
  10. Ævintýr Sóley [ICE]
  11. Goodnight Mirel Wagner [FIN]
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