Tag Archives: Emmsjé Gauti

Live Review: Secret Solstice 2016 in Reykjavik 6/16-6/19

text and photos by Autumn Andel Secret Solstice music festival is timed to celebrate the midnight sun, where darkness shy away from Iceland for 96 hours. But its timing also coincides with Iceland’s Independence Day (June 17), and the Euro 2016 football games, in which the native team steadily rose in the ranks. Along withRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Emmsjé Gauti

Next on the KEXP broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is the boss MC of Iceland, Emmsjé Gauti. The stage name for Icelandic rapper Gauta Þeyr Mássonar) Emmsjé Gauti is reigning king of Iceland’s burgeoning hip hop scene. Though he’s only in his mid-twenties, he’s been rapping for half his life,Read more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Our Program Continues

After the first night of Airwaves, bleary-eyed festival-goers are just now starting to brave Reykjavik’s wind and rain to get ready for  day two. Over a coffee (or maybe a strong drink, depending who you talk to), everyone’s buzzing about the bands they saw last night and the far-flung, hidden party spaces they found their wayRead more…

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Song of the Day: Emmsjé Gauti – Strákarnir

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 artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 484 – Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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