Tag Archives: Ojba Rasta

2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends today, Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites right now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if yourRead more…

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Live Video: Ojba Rasta at KEX Hostel

Rocksteady riddims from Reykjavik! Icelandic irie! We could go on, but the novelty of Icelandic reggae wears off as soon as Ojba Rasta’s grooves begin. We featured young, 11-member Icelandic band recently as a Song of the Day podcast and then live on air during KEXP’s broadcast from Iceland Airwaves ’12. Their appeal, though, isRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Ojba Rasta

Ojba Rasta is the second Icelandic reggae band to be broadcast live on KEXP at Iceland Airwaves this year. Where Hjálmar is relaxed and spacey, Ojba Rasta is a big ol’ party. This 11-piece band (featuring members of Sin Fang, Retro Stefson, and other popular Icelandic bands) has sped up grooves, horns, synths, and vocalRead more…

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Music That Matters, Vol. 328 – Iceland Airwaves 2012 Preview

This week, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012, where once again we’ll feature live performances from bands each day, some you’ve heard before and others you probably haven’t… nor can probably even pronounce! It’s the sheer talent and diversity of Iceland music that keeps bringing usRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ojba Rasta – Hreppstjórinn

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 spotlight Icelandic artists in anticipation of KEXP’s broadcast from Iceland Airwaves next week.Read more…

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