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dj. flugvél og geimskip

Electronic horror, Iceland
Booker: Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573 - marijn@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
dj. flugvél og geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) is the one-person orchestra of Steinunn Hardardottir that draws influences from a thousand worlds. Defined as electronic horror-music with a space twist, the music is a mix of playful beats, cool bass, catchy melodies and high-pitched vocals. Her live performances are colourful and poetic and her music deals with alien worlds, mysteries, dreams and dangers of the night.

Her concerts are like a strange blend of music, horror stories, poetry and theatre. The audience is left feeling like they are in a vivid dream or have travelled to outer space. In June 2015 dj. flugvél og geimskip released her third album, Nótt á hafsbotni (Night at the Bottom of the Ocean), where the topic is the deep ocean. Her last album, Glamúr í geimnum (Glamour in Space) was all about the magic of space. Nótt á hafsbotni is a heavier album then Glamúr í geimnum but the beats are dancier and the melodies are influenced by Asian music, for example from India and Syria. The album won the Icelandic Kraumur Music Awards in 2015, was nominated as the Best Pop Album at the Icelandic Music Awards 2015 and received raving reviews from both Uncut and The Arts Desk amongst others.

The record “Our Atlantis” wich is releasing in 2018 is about our own personal choice to decide our own world view. Each and everyone of us lives to a large extent in the world we have created for our selves, the music on the record ties together the vastness and splendour of space, the mysterious depths of the ocean, and the freedom to form our own opinions on the world around us. We are constantly surrounded by different ideas of what is the ideal way of life, but it is good to have in mind that we have a choice. Nobody can tell us what is “right”. No more that it is possible for anyone to tell us what Atlantis was “really” like. Is the tale of Atlantis a fantastical myth or historical legend? That is for you to decide!

“This
is a seriously odd record: playful, genuinely quirky and essentially
Icelandic electronic pop, Nótt á hafsbotni in fact channels
everything from Suicide and Joe Meek to Grimes and J-pop.”

-Uncut
review 8/10

Incredibly
special, like a solo Animal Collective”

-Les
Inrocks after Iceland Airwaves 2015 (06/11/2015)

Nott
A Hafsbotni would be a wonderfully weird trip to an alien world in
any language. In the sing-song lilt of unalloyed Icelandic, it’s
sensational.”

-The
Arts Desk

Despite
being made up of a plethora of warm transients and analogue
instrumentation, the album’s texture is unconventionally abrupt and
irrational. After establishing tension, “Draugalestin”
doesn’t exactly explode but rather writhes and wriggles, never
allowing the listener to digest its nuances. ”

-Line
of Best Fit review 9/10

“Utterly
charming and hugely entertaining, she could have taught The Knife a
thing or two about staging and The Flaming Lips that spectacle can
also work on an intimate scale.”

-The
Arts Desk

Sometimes
an artist’s recorded output cannot adequately prepare you for the
experience of seeing them live, and Iceland’s dj. flugvél og
geimskip is the perfect example. She bounces onto the stage looking
like a cross between Lauren Mayberry and Björk, her pile of synths
decorated with gold streamers and topped off with a colour-changing
disco-ball-light-thing. What follows almost feels like a piece of
performance art - dj. flugvél taking on the role of a bizarre
storyteller, spinning wonky electronica into tales of evil cats,
deals with the devil, spaceships, being cloned

by
aliens and I swear to God I’m not making this up. She’s quite
clearly in a world of her own, but dj. flugvél og geimskip is very
accommodating of visitors, so you might as well stay a while.

-Drowned
in Sound

“Her
vocal register seem to suggest some kind of Middle-Eastern musical
influence, the electronics some oddball J-pop influence, and the
project as a whole suggests she’s possibly picking up some kind of
outer-space influence. Memorable.”

-The
405

“We
dip in and out of a few other shows, but our final treat of this
year’s festival turns out to be DJ. Flugvél og Geimskip, a slip of
a girl who plays bonkers cyborg space music of crazily

high-pitched
vocals, glitchy dancing and ear-splitting electronics. It’s
mystical, mischievous and entirely marvellous.”

-Clash

“…there’s
always something rewarding about seeing someone do exactly what they
want.”

-Dazed
Digital

…Absolute
star dj. flugvél og geimskip is the musical equivalent of eating a
box of the most sugary cereal, and the toy inside, and letting your
senses spin wildly out of control. There is no higher compliment in
my pop universe.”

-London
in stereo

…dj.
flugvél og geimskip seems to have been put on this earth to bring a
smile to human faces. Her surreal world is full of encounters with
strange creatures, this time including taking the audience to visit
“a dog who lives in a trash can in India, and is so drunk that
tonight he’s going to tell us his secrets.””

-Reykjavík
Grapevine


Booking Info

Booker

Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573
marijn@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

AGENDA

HISTORY

2016

Studio K
Amsterdam (NL)
Incubate
Tilburg (NL)
GOGBOT Festival
Enschede (NL)
GOGBOT Festival
Enschede (NL)
WORM
Rotterdam (NL)

2015

Eurosonic
Groningen