Tag Archives: Mugison

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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Live Video: Reykjavik Calling at The Crocodile

As part of our ongoing effort to promote cultural exchange between Seattle and Iceland, KEXP teamed up with City of Reykjavik, Seattle City of Music Festival, and sponsors Icelandair and Iceland Naturally, to bring a night of free music at The Crocodile last November. The lineup of artists for the “Sister City Showcase: Reykjavik Calling”Read more...

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This Friday: Reykjavík Is Calling You!

What makes Reykjavík a sister city to Seattle? Cold, rainy weather? Long summer days and even longer winter nights? A lot of great music coming from a relatively small area? Find out this Friday, November 5th, by joining KEXP at the Crocodile for Reykjavik Calling, a cultural exchange between Seattle and Reykjavík. For this freeRead more...

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Mugison @ EMP bathroom

by Kevin Cole Yesterday on The Afternoon Show, I had a special guest all the way from Iceland, award-winning artist Mugison. I discovered his music on my trip to Iceland five years ago, and was just blown away. Someone else who was blown away was my co-worker Chris Kellogg, our New York programming producer, whoRead more...

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