Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 3: Adia Victoria

Next on the KEXP broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves 2016 was incredibly talented American singer Adia Victoria. Hailing from South Carolina, Adia was raised by a devout seventh-day-adventist family, and was isolated from much of popular culture for most of her childhood. In high school, once she was enrolled in public school insteadRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 3: Digable Planets

Second on today’s broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves music festival was the incomparable Digable Planets. Formed in Brooklyn in 1992, the poet-rappers, comprised of Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira and Craig “Doodlebug” Irving, continue to push the limits of what many would expect from a hip hop performance. While they only releasedRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 3: Moji & The Midnight Sons

First up on day three of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was soulful Icelandic-American blues-rock band Moji & The Midnight Sons. Conceived of in a small Reykjavik whiskey bar under the light of the midnight sun, Moji and the Midnight Sons are new faces in Icelandic music, only having metRead more…

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Song of the Day: Andy Svarthol – Ofbirta

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. Andy Svarthol –Read more…

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Airwaves Day 3 is Here!

  We’ve reached day three, the halfway point of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and of the KEXP broadcast. Rather than winding down, things are just getting going, as festival-goers prepare for a weekend that invariably becomes a music supermarathon, catching great music all over Reykjavik from noon to 5 AM. We’re ramping things up hereRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 2: Kronos Quartet

Rounding out a stunning second day of the KEXP Broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music festival are the incomparable Kronos Quartet. The San Francisco-based string quartet has been around for over 40 years, with a roster of rotating musicians, currently comprised of David Harrington (Violin), John Sherba (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola), and SunnyRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 2: Coals

Next on the roster for day two of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival live from Kex Hostel were the incredible young polish duo Coals. Hailing from the coal-mining region of Silesia, Poland, an area known for its coal mines, Coals are Katarzyna Kowalczyk and Łukasz Rozmysłowski. Formed in 2014, Coals have been making waves in theirRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 2: Axel Flóvent

Second on today’s broadcast live from KEX hostel at at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was Icelandic singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent. Axel has achieved recent international prominence after years playing in his hometown of Húsavik (a small fishing village in the north of Iceland), and all around his native Iceland. He released his debut EP Forest Fires last year, and followup single “YourRead more…

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KEXP Live from Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 2: Samaris

KEXP can’t get enough of today’s first act, Samaris. They’ve been featured as song of the day, highlighted on several Music that Matters podcasts and yearly top-10 lists, and even played at the station’s New Home Opening in Seattle earlier this year. Today we have the pleasure of having them open day two of KEXP’s IcelandRead more…

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Song of the Day: aYia – Water Plant

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing Iceland Airwaves 2016. aYia – WaterRead more…

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