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Week 25

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

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]

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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Artist

  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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Artist

  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]
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