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KEXPort 2016 Live Video Stream

On Saturday, July 16, our friends at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik are throwing the 5th annual KEXPort, a one-day festival of great Icelandic music in collaboration with KEXP. From noon until midnight, 12 bands will perform in 12 hours, proving once again that Iceland is one of the most creative and musically diverse countries inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik 7/16

It’s not just in name we’re alike. KEXP and KEX Hostel have shared a long partnership, going back to our first Iceland Airwaves broadcast in 2011. Since then, they’ve been gracious hosts and champions of great music, and in the spirit of our ongoing collaboration, they’ve held the aptly named KEXPort each summer, featuring aRead more…

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Iceland Flyaway Spotlight: Drangar

One of the highlights of last year’s Icelandic Airwaves Festival was the live session we did with Icelandic supergroup Drangar, recorded at Sigur Rós’ Sundlaugin (or “Swimming Pool”) studio. The three bandmates — Mugison, Jónas Sigurðsson and Ómar Guðjónsson — each highly respected musicians with their own projects — joined together over a shared loveRead more…

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Live Video: Drangar

Drangar: their name translates roughly in English to “pillars of rock”, and it’s about as apt a description you’ll find for this Icelandic group, whose members — Mugison, Jónas Sigurðsson and Ómar Guðjónsson — are each highly respected musicians with their own projects. Thanks to the chance occurrence of a snowstorm (okay, not that muchRead more…

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Song of the Day: Drangar – Bál

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “ Bál” by DrangarRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mugison – Áfall

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2

Our second day broadcasting at the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’11 was another huge success. We almost felt guilty bringing five more performances from some of the very best and most popular artists Iceland has to offer — Jóhann Jóhannsson, who started off the day, is a world renowned composer, producer arrangerRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Thursday: Mugison

Örn Elías Guðmundsson, better known my his stage name Mugison, began his career with a guitar and a laptop. He studied in London to become a record producer, but soon his artistic ambition couldn’t be contained, and he struck out on his own. 2004’s Mugimama Is This Monkey Music? won Best Album (beating out Björk)Read more…

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KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves Broadcast Preview!

Starting this Wednesday, join KEXP for our first EVER international broadcast! Live from the land of fire and ice, KEXP’s broadcast will include fifteen exclusive live performances from the aptly named KEX Hostel in Reykjavík for the Iceland Airwaves music festival! The broadcast begins this Wednesday, October 12, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PacificRead more…

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KEXP Flyaway: Win a trip to Iceland and the Airwaves Music Festival

Over the years, we at KEXP have been excited about the amazing talent produced in the very small country of Iceland, and over the past two years, we’ve gone to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival to capture some of it. While Björk and Sigur Ros are among the most famous Icelandic exports, hundreds of otherRead more…

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