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Week 9

Francine Gorman

Editor of Nordic Playlist

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On the 5th and 6th March, the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will arrive at Oslo’s by:Larm Festival!

The annual by:Larm event continually offers up the most exciting emerging Nordic music, so we at the Nordic Playlist are thrilled to present the second edition of our Radio Bar at the festival, and to bring some of our favourite radio DJs and artists along for the ride.

You’ll be able to sit comfortably in BAR Vulkan and experience live radio shows produced by some of the world’s finest broadcaster...

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Artist

  1. I'm Sorry Jonas Alaska [NOR]
  2. Trust Issues Beatrice Eli [SWE]
  3. Seven Vinnie Who [DEN]
  4. Border/Lines Redder [FIN]
  5. Waiting For The Thunder Apothek [NOR]
  6. Before Vök [ICE]
  7. Poems of the Past Fura [ICE/FO]
  8. All Good AV AV AV [DEN]
  9. I Fell In Love Gidge [SWE]
  10. Be A Man You Ant André Bratten [NOR]

Week 8

The Lake Radio

Rasmus Stolberg & Kasper Vang

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INTERVIEW

Described as “a place for experimental and inspiring music, sound and radio”, we’re excited to have two of the minds behind one of the most engaging online stations curate this week’s Nordic Playlist: Rasmus Stolberg and Kasper Vang from Copenhagen’s The Lake Radio.

Those of you familiar with the unstoppable music and art scene of Copenhagen will already be aware of these two characters – Rasmus Stolberg is of course the bassist of the much adored musical outfit Efterklang and also ...

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Artist

  1. Spejl III (Mirror III): IV Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen [DEN]
  2. Opening Image Arve Henriksen [NOR]
  3. Jeg Havde Ikke Ventet At Se Det På Så Tidligt Et Tidspunkt Frisk Frugt [DEN]
  4. Bær Hildur Gudnadottir [ICE]
  5. 5 Sven-Åke Johansson [SWE]
  6. Manni Circle [FIN]
  7. Sol Austan (East of the Sun) Burzum [NOR]
  8. Unbreakable Silence Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason [ICE]
  9. Nocturnal Wind From the Lake Jorma Tapio & Terje Isungset [FIN/NOR]
  10. Cranes Mika Vainio [FIN]
  11. Enter Part Four Fire! Orchestra [SWE]

Week 6

Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

The Nominees

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Phonofile Nordic Music Prize reveals Nominees!

It’s safe to say that 2014 was an incredible year for Nordic music.

Not only did we see some of the region’s biggest names join forces to collaborate (Röyksopp and Robyn, Kleerup and Susanne Sundfør, we could go on…) but an incredible number of brilliantly original new artists arrived on the scene too.

In recognition of the range and exceptional quality of music produced in the Nordic region over the past year, the Nordic Music Prize – establishe...

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Artist

  1. Grown Up Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  2. Slow It Down Gracias [FIN]
  3. The Lord's Favourite Iceage [DEN]
  4. Där dit vinden kommer Lorentz [SWE]
  5. Gunshot Lykke Li [SWE]
  6. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  7. Don't Wanna Dance MØ [DEN]
  8. Out of the Black ft. Robyn Neneh Cherry [SWE]
  9. Kick The Trash Out Pink Street Boys [ICE]
  10. Hamstra Sjarma Prins Póló [ICE]
  11. Æbler og Pærer Selvhenter [DEN]
  12. Inspector Norse Todd Terje [NOR]

Week 5

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Nordic Music Takes Over The Cinema!

It’s safe to say that Nordic musicians have a long standing love affair with the cinema and the music that appears in it.

Be it the classic track ‘Love Fool’ from The Cardigans which soundtracks the ultimate tale of heartbreak in Baz Luhrman’s interpretation of Romeo & Juliet, or Norwegian musician Frode Fjellheim’s contribution to the latest pre-teen cinema sensation Frozen, musicians from the North are widely celebrated for having an innate knack for crea...

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Artist

  1. Let The Right One In Johan Söderqvist [SWE]
  2. Step Out José Gonzáles [SWE]
  3. The Theory Of Everything Jóhann Jóhannsson [ICE]
  4. Main Theme Ólafur Arnalds [ICE]
  5. Someone You Love Tina Dickow/Dico [DEN]
  6. Hollow Talk Choir of Young Believers [DEN]
  7. Salhus Rebekka Karijord [NOR]
  8. 1001 Gram Kaada [NOR]
  9. The Promise Tuomas Kantelinen [FIN]
  10. Letters To Father Jacob Dani Strömbäck [FIN]

Week 4

Satellite Stories

Marko Heikkinen

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INTERVIEW

Currently counting down to the release of their forthcoming third album, we’re excited to reveal that Finland’s Satellite Stories are this week’s Nordic Playlist curators!

The acclaimed five piece’s first album Phrases to Break the Ice landed back in 2012, and was quickly followed by a second record entitled Pine Trails – the home of the devilishly catchy track ‘Campfire’ which jumped straight to the No. 1 spot on Hype Machine upon its release. Since then, the perfect pop-tinged ind...

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Artist

  1. Gimme Twice The Royal Concept [SWE]
  2. Jag kommer Veronica Maggio [SWE]
  3. Escape in the Afternoon French Films [FIN]
  4. Woodstate Somepoe [FIN]
  5. The Springsteen Implosion Kissaway Trail [DEN]
  6. Klonux ELOQ [DEN]
  7. No Song Kakkmaddafakka [NOR]
  8. Wedding Bells Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  9. Hearts Young Karin [ICE]
  10. Glow Retro Stefson [ICE]

Week 3

Drippin

DJ / Producer

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INTERVIEW

Capturing widespread attention and acclaim in recent years, Bergen native Drippin has quickly and deservedly become known as one of the hottest names on the Norwegian DJ circuit.

He’s previously appeared alongside the likes of Cashmere Cat, Yung Lean and Slick Shoota and as 2015 gets underway, he’s all set to perform at Sónar Stockholm and the upcoming by:Larm Festival. It’s this phenomenal live reputation (along with his impeccable taste in music) that make us so excited to have Dr...

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Artist

  1. 54 C6 05 1C 13 CC 72 E9 CC DC 84 F2 A3 FF CC 38 1E 94 0D C0 50 5C 3E E8 TCF [NOR]
  2. Forever 2001 Yung Gud [SWE]
  3. Er Det En Fugl Emil Stabil [DEN]
  4. Descontrol Dinamarca [SWE]
  5. Yakuza $ushi X Kobe [NOR]
  6. Aurora Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  7. Expected Encounter Kid Antoine [DEN]
  8. Submarine Boska [NOR]
  9. Early Man (Dj Richard Remix) Renaissance Man [FIN]
  10. Let’s Jack Gremino [FIN]
  11. Kyoto Drippin [NOR]
  12. Solstice Björk [ICE]

Week 2

José González

Musician / Sweden

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INTERVIEW

On the cusp of releasing his long awaited new solo album, we’re thrilled to introduce this week’s Nordic Playlist curator, José González!

Vestiges and Claws is set to be the third solo effort from the Gothenburg songwriter, and follows on from his much loved last solo album In Our Nature which appeared back in 2007. We most recently heard from José when his band Junip unleashed their eponymous second album in 2013, and having now unveiled tasters of his first solo album in eight yea...

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Artist

  1. The Offbeat Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  2. Pashto Love Nils Berg Cinemascope [SWE]
  3. Rakkauden Rock Risto [FIN]
  4. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  5. Close My Eyes Ólöf Arnalds [ICE]
  6. Sexfaldur Amiina [ICE]
  7. Sea Salt Quadron [DEN]
  8. DAEMON Kenton Slash Demon [DEN]
  9. Alt e Bra Building Instrument [NOR]
  10. Delorean Dynamite Todd Terje [NOR]

Week 1

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Nordic Playlist: Newcomers 2015

There’s no doubt about it when we say that 2014 was a vintage year for music. For all music, but in particular, for Nordic music.

Danish sensation  took the world’s live circuit by storm, Norwegian singers Nico & Vinz topped charts around the world and musical mastery was realised when two of the region’s heavyweight stars – Robyn and Röyksopp – joined forces for an unmissable album and tour.

It’s going to be hard for 2015 to top the quality and originality o...

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Artist

  1. Under Stars Aurora [NOR]
  2. Ålen Amason [SWE]
  3. Honest Oceans [FIN]
  4. Silver Cloak Drippin [NOR]
  5. Flame Ronya [FIN]
  6. I'm In Love Zhala [SWE]
  7. Við vökum Vök [ICE]
  8. Until We Meet Again Tonik Ensemble [ICE]
  9. Come Rain The Cabin Project [DEN]
  10. Love Stands Still Communions [DEN]

Week 52

Trentemøller

Musician / Producer / Performer

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INTERVIEW

One of the most acclaimed, respected and revered artists on the scene, 2014 represented a phenomenal year for Denmark’s Trentemøller – and we’re thrilled to introduce him as the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist!

Since the release of his debut solo record The Last Resort in 2006, Anders Trentemøller has proven himself to be one of the most inventive, progressive and intriguing musical propositions out there, veering away from his purely electronic routes to follow paths venturi...

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Artist

  1. Psychodead Dead Skeletons [ICE]
  2. Girl Power Singapore Sling [ICE]
  3. Birdy 22- Pistepirkko [FIN]
  4. Sugar Daddy Jimi Tenor [FIN]
  5. Selina's Melodie Fountain Serena-Maneesh [NOR]
  6. Under The Spell of Demonic Light Pirate Love [NOR]
  7. Visa from Raetvik Jan Johansson [SWE]
  8. Om Du Var Her Kent [SWE]
  9. Orgelsten The Cabin Project [DEN]
  10. On My Fingers Iceage [DEN]

Week 50

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Nordic Playlist: A Christmas Mix!

The fairy lights are on, the Glögg is warming and the smell of cinnamon is all around! All we need now is a special, festive soundtrack to make the winter season feel complete.

As the festivities of the holidays edge ever nearer, we here at the Nordic Playlist have been lovingly revisiting some of the best winter songs from the North! So press ‘play’ just above to join us as we tune in to Christmas classics from The Knife and The Raveonettes, as well as disti...

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Artist

  1. The Christmas Song The Raveonettes [DEN]
  2. Winter Olympics '94 Team Me [NOR]
  3. Reindeer The Knife [SWE]
  4. Snowfall Husky Rescue [FIN]
  5. She Came Home For Christmas Mew [DEN]
  6. For Now I Am Winter (ft. Arnór Dan) Ólafur Arnalds [ICE]
  7. Turtledove Ólöf Arnalds [ICE]
  8. December Theme Satellite Stories [FIN]
  9. Little Drummer Boy Lindstrøm [NOR]
  10. New Year's Eve First Aid Kit [SWE]

Week 49

First Aid Kit

Johanna and Klara Söderberg

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INTERVIEW

This week at the Nordic Playlist, we’re taking a look back over the events of 2014 with Johanna and Klara Söderberg – the sisters who, together, form one of the year’s most integral duos, First Aid Kit!

It all began back in 2008, when the pair released a stunning cover version of Fleet Foxes’ ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’ on YouTube, bringing the layered and intricate folk melodies of these Stockholm sisters to the attention of music fans around the world. Their debut album The Big ...

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Artist

  1. Pistol Dreams Tallest Man On Earth [SWE]
  2. Duvan Amason [SWE]
  3. The Curse Agnes Obel [DEN]
  4. Hollow Talk Choir Of Young Believers [DEN]
  5. Fade Away Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  6. Misread Kings of Convenience [NOR]
  7. Pretty Face Sóley [ICE]
  8. I Sing I Swim Seabear [ICE]
  9. Goodnight Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  10. Birdy 22-Pistepirkko [FIN]

Week 48

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Nordic Playlist #48 – Top Tracks of 2014

It’s that time of year folks, when the nights are at their darkest, the days are their shortest and everyone’s starting to feel a bit reflective.

As 2014 draws to a close and the Nordic Playlist prepares to celebrate its first birthday, we’re taking a look at the songs that have most inspired our curators over the last year. On a weekly basis, the Nordic Playlist invites a curator to select ten of their favourite Nordic tracks, and to recommend music a...

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Artist

  1. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  2. Tookah Emiliana Torrini [ICE]
  3. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  4. Rush (feat. Tobias Buch) Kasper Bjørke [DEN]
  5. Pilgrim MØ [DEN]
  6. Memories Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  7. I Feel You Hjaltalín [ICE]
  8. Pstereo Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  9. Johnny and Mary Todd Terje [NOR]
  10. Fireworks Stina Nordenstam [SWE]
  11. Home Teitur [FO]
  12. Good for You Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children [GR]

Week 47

Noah Kin

Rapper / Producer

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INTERVIEW

He’s one of the most inspired and prolific members of the Helsinki hip hop scene, and has released some of the most powerful tunes that we’ve heard all year. Ladies and gentlemen, meet this week’s Nordic Playlist curator, Noah Kin!

It’s been an incredibly busy 12 months for Finnish rapper Noah Kin, who released his third album Now You See earlier in the year via Cocoa Music – an accomplished and creative body of work featuring and hypnotic beats, intense builds and masterful lyrical...

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Artist

  1. Sä et tuu enää takaisin koskaan Teksti TV 666 [FIN]
  2. In Your Eyes Kate Boy [SWE]
  3. Lost (ft. Muri) Lido [NOR]
  4. Let Us Get Out Redder [FIN]
  5. Brennisteinn Sigur Ros [ICE]
  6. Time To Scream And Shout Múm [ICE]
  7. Yoshi City Yung Lean [SWE]
  8. Pilgrim MØ [DEN]
  9. Goatman Goat [SWE]
  10. India The Thing [NOR]
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