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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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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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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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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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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]

Week 46

Little Dragon

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Recognised as one of the most visionary and genre-defying bands out there, we’re very excited to present a brand new Nordic Playlist this week, curated by the brilliant Little Dragon!

The Gothenburg natives dropped their fourth album Nabuma Rubberband back in the summer – the long awaited follow up to their previous record, 2011’s exceptional Ritual Union. With each album, Little Dragon have unfailingly produced a record of evolution and Nabuma Rubberband is no exception, presenting...

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Artist

  1. Soft Wind, Soft Death Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  2. Cupid's Head The Field [SWE]
  3. Mexico Gus Gus [ICE]
  4. Bang Samuli Kemppi [FIN]
  5. Bodies (Prins Thomas Orgasmatron) Various [NOR]
  6. Inspector Norse Todd Terje [NOR]
  7. Løb Stop Stå Boom Clap Bachelors feat. Coco O [DEN]
  8. White Horse Laid Back [DEN]
  9. Vastaa Vladislav deley [FIN]
  10. All Is Full Of Love (Howie's Version) Björk [ICE]

Week 45

Team Me

Marius Drogsås Hagen

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It’s been a busy time for this week’s Nordic Playlist curator who has not only been on the road supporting a new record release, but has also received prestigious award nominations from P3 Gull and Gaffa Prisen 2014! So let us introduce this week’s curator right away – Marius Drogsås Hagen from Team Me!

The Elverum six-piece began creating music together a few years back, and released their debut album To The Treetops! in 2011. A reputation as an energetic, spirited live act was qui...

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Artist

  1. Ailanthus Truls and the Trees [NOR]
  2. Skredder Kråkesølv [NOR]
  3. Rockenroll, Blåa Ögon - Igen Håkan Hellström [SWE]
  4. 747 Kent [SWE]
  5. Am I Wry? No Mew [DEN]
  6. Graceland Kashmir [DEN]
  7. Facing The Intergalactic Jury Rubik [FIN]
  8. Gone With The Sin HIM [FIN]
  9. Hyperballad Björk [ICE]
  10. Hey Satan Sigur Rós [ICE]

Week 44

Ásgeir

Musician / Performer

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If 2014 has belonged to anyone, it’s undoubtably to Icelandic troubadour Ásgeir who is about to round the year off with a series of very special performances during Iceland Airwaves Festival!

Not only did Ásgeir win the title of Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Newcomer at 2012’s Iceland Music Awards, but he now also holds the accolade of creating Iceland’s fastest selling debut album by a domestic artist! Heralded by critics and fans alike, Ásgeir’s debut album Dyrd í dauðathogn showca...

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Artist

  1. Give Up Low Roar [(ICE/US]
  2. Glimpse of a Time Broken Twin [DEN]
  3. House by The Sea Moddi [NOR]
  4. There's No Leaving Now The Tallest Man On Earth [SWE]
  5. The Lion's Roar First Aid Kit [SWE]
  6. Johnny and Mary Todd Terje [NOR]
  7. Sugardaddy Jimi Tenor [FIN]
  8. Fence Me In Erlend Øye & Hjálmar [NOR/ICE]
  9. Wolf & I Oh Land [DEN]
  10. Góða tungl Samaris [ICE]
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