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1860 Folk pop
Rock
1860’s music has and underlying folk pop element, akin to Simon & Garfunkel and Fleet Foxes combined with a hint of more popular rock such as Arcade Fire, Radiohead and more.
7oi Electronic
Experimental
7oi makes cross-genre music that is is not bound by labels, while sustaining a musical element that makes his tracks connect together.
Á Geigsgötum Experimental
Rock
Consisting of five members, Á Geigsgötum is a down to earth rock band. Their lyrics look for balance amidst nihilistic music.
AdHd Indie Jazz Although with their roots jazz, ADHD is undeniably versatile, impressing their audience with an eruptive live energy.
AFK Electronic
R&B
AFK is not only a singer and a songwriter with many soulful R&B hits, but also a true visual artist, who paints, draws, creates and designs all of his artwork.
Agent Fresco Experimental
Rock
Agent Fresco is a progressive Art rock band that is as untamed, graceful, momentous, dangerous and unpredictable as the land they come from.
Agnar Már Magnússon Alternative
Jazz
Agnar is a acclaimed pianist-composer, who has arranged music for CDs and musicals, worked with The Reykjavik Big Band for many years and had concerts both in Iceland and abroad.
ALDA Pop
Rock
ALDA is an Icelandic pop vocalist, instrumentalist & songwriter, true to her home ground and Icelandic folklore.
Alda Björk Ólafsdóttir (Alda) Pop Alda is a singer/songwriter formerly signed to Zomba/Jive and the later on Wildstar Records with whom she enjoyed huge success selling over 5 million records worldwide.
Alexandra Chernyshova Classical Alexandra Chernyshova is gifted a soprano and composer with an enchanting stage presence from Iceland.
Alvia Islandia Electronic
Hip Hop / R&B
Alvia started rapping at the age of 16 over electronic beats. She is an amalgamation of several music styles – bass, melody, trap, electronic, rap and house.
AmabAdamA Reggae
World
AmabAdamA is for lovers of the reggae heart beat and vibing to an energetic bassline.
AMFJ Electronic
Techno
AMFJ’s shows are filled with mesmerizing feedback loops mixed with loud, beat-oriented playbacks and feature heavily sound-altered vocals presented with a powerful and theatrical performance.
amiina Experimental Known for their collaboration with Sigur Rós, amiina started out playing classical music but has increasingly moved to play all sorts of music with various bands in Reykjavík.
Andi Kristins Classical
World
Andi began as a classical violinist and now works out of her studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her music has been featured at several international film festivals.
Andy Svarthol Alternative
Pop
While the band’s style is ever-changing, their current sound ranges from upbeat pop as in earlier musical projects (Nóra) to experimental noise rock (think Animal Collective or Fuck Buttons).
Angist Black metal
death metal
From Reykjavík, Iceland hails the death metal quartet Angist, formed in 2009.
Anna and the Bells Rock
Soul
Anna and the Bells is a rock soul band formed in 2012 by Icelandic singer/songwriter Anna and guitarist Dan Zerin.
Anna Claessen Adult contemporary
Pop
Rock
Soul
Anna Claessen is coach and a triple threat. She currently hosts Entertainment Drive-Thru, teaching Zumba Fitness and singing with Anna and the Bells.
Anna María Björnsdóttir Folk Anna María Björnsdóttir is an Icelandic vocalist based in Copenhagen. Anna María also sings in the Nordic vocal improvisation band, IKI.
Anna Mjöll Jazz Iceland’s gift to contemporary jazz vocalizing brings her unique style to songs that reach easily across the jazz boundaries.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Contemporary classical Anna’s music reflects her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature, resulting in a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere.
Annes Electronic
Jazz
Annes is an electronic jazz group, which consists of five of Iceland’s most prolific musicians and composers. The band’s latest album, Frost, was Jazz Album of the Year at the 2017 Icelandic Music Awards.
Apparat Organ Quartet Electronic The band’s sound has evolved from atmospheric and minimalistic post-rock to a more robust, riff-driven sound with a mixture of Kraftwerk-inspired electronics, Daft Punk-like robot voices and hard rock beats.
Arnaldur Arnarson Classical Arnaldur Arnarson is a Barcelona-based acclaimed classical guitarist whose repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. Apart from performing with orchestras, he frequently plays with singers, other instrumentalists, string quartets and chamber groups.
Arndís Halla Classical
Pop
Iceland’s celebrated soprano opera singer roams between the different worlds of classical and pop music, theatre and show.
Arni Karlsson Classical
Folk
Jazz / Blues
Arni Karlsson is a pianist and composer who has been an active in the jazz scene for up to 20 years, releasing 4 solo albums and collaborating with directors in theaters and film in Iceland since 2005.
Arnór Dan Classical
Folk
Jazz / Blues
Árný Electronic
Indie pop
Árný’s captivating performance entwines vulnerability and strength, a battle mirrored in her lyrics which are written about the struggle to overcome inner barriers and allowing oneself to be vulnerable.
Árstíðir Folk pop
Indie pop
Since Árstíðir’s formation in 2008, the band has released four full-length albums and through relentless touring built a devoted fan base all over Europe, Russia and the United States.
Ása Adult contemporary
Blues
Soul
Inspired by the likes of Norah Jones and Johnny Cash, Ása’s music will create an uplifting feeling within you and a immediate desire to lose yourself in the rhythm and the lyrics.
Ásgeir Electronic
Folk
Indie
Ásgeir’s songs can be desribed as light and airy. His distinctive melancholic voice elevates his music beyond merely folktronica.
Ásjón Alternative rock Whether you enjoy gazing at shoes or the stars, direct your eyes toward this little island in the Atlantic not to miss a single dreamy composition for this dynamic duo.
aska Electronic Using only analog synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines, aska’s music is implemented around Kristófer’s poetry which is the main driver of the music.
Asonat Electronic
Pop
Their latest album Connect is subtle, gratifyingly warm and a perfect slice of vocally biased electronic music.
Atli Heimir Sveinsson Classical Atli has written a wide range of works, including four symphonies, nine concertos, five operas and a large number of chamber pieces that have been performed all around the world.
Atli Ingolfsson Classical
Experimental
This renowed composer’s works reflect his interest in prosody, and rhythm and metrics may be said to occupy a central role in many of them.
Atónal Blús Rock Their music can be described as fierce, driven and hypnotic, seeking inspiration among other in rhythms found in ethnic music.
Audio Nation Rock The unique sound of Audio Nation is a blend of Rock, Grunge and Blues with a dash of Salsa.
Axel Flóvent Folk
Indie
His music can be described as modern folk music. At its core its acoustic and low key but bears obvious influences from other forms of music, such as indie rock, pop and electronic music.
Axel O & Co Country
Rock
Axel O & Co is a country band based in Reykjavik, founded in 2015. They released their first album Open Road in 2016 and were awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Texas Sounds Country Music Awards in 2017.
AXXE Dance-pop
Nu-disco
The magic of the group to craft pop songs that move the hearts and feet of hot girls and boys is without explanation. It should not work. But yet it does.
Azoic death metal From Reykjavík, Azoic is a death metal quartet.
Bang Gang Indie pop
Rock
The music of Bang Gang is often noted for its melancholic beauty and a cinematic quality, which is hardly surprising: Bardi’s original film soundtracks are well known.
Barokkbandið Brák Classical The group mainly consists of young musicians who all share a passion for historical performance of medieval and baroque music.
Bárujárn Rock Bárujárn’s music represents the black sands and waves that is the heart and life of the booming Icelandic surfer culture.
Baula Alternative rock
Pop
Baula is a part Swedish, part Icelandic alternative pop band based in Gothenburg.
BB & Blake Pop The dynamic duo of Sölvadóttir and Jónsson teamed up to deliver highly danceable pop ditties while dressed up in their best Icelandic 70’s chic.
Beatmakin Troopa Ambient
Electronic
Pan Thorarensen (solo artist name Beatmakin Troopa) has made a history in Icelandic music scene having released many albums and side projects in the past 12 years.
Beatur Hip Hop Beatur is an extraordinary entertainer, master of ceremonies, singer, DJ and beatboxer.
Beebee and the bluebirds Jazz / Blues
Rock
Their music is a fusion of jazz, improvisation and blues, but also reaches for the soul.
Bellstop Folk Rock
Indie Rock
Causing trouble with an acoustic guitar, making friends in high places with vocals and offering you serenity with music.
Ben Frost Electronic
Experimental
His albums fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing metal.
Beneath death metal The band set out to play fast technical death metal, but incorporated elements from older styles of death metal, as well as other genres, such as black metal.
Benni Hemm Hemm Indie folk Benni Hemm Hemm is the band of Benedikt H. Hermannsson, its members in total around 300. At shows the size of the band is somewhere between 3 to 40.
Benny Crespo’s Gang Experimental
Indie Rock
The band continually weaves together different elements in their music with BCG shows being described as utter madness mixed with complex beauty.
BenSol Electronic Dj BenSol presents rhythms that recall how we walk and heartbeats we heard in the womb.
Berglind Ágústsdóttir Experimental Fairytale artist and singer from Iceland, living in Berlin, creating music, sculptures, drawings, video tapes and poems.
Berglind Tómasdóttir Classical Flutist and interdisciplinary artist Berglind Tómasdóttir frequently explores identity and archetypes in her work.
Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir Classical Bergrún is an Icelandic composer, performer and sound artist based in Brooklyn, NY/Reykjavík.
Berndsen New wave
Rock
Armed with early 80’s instruments and drum machines, Berndsen started to write pop tunes produced by Hermigervill.
Biggi Hilmars Classical contemporary As one of Europe’s most in demand composers, his work on film scores, movie trailers, for television and commercials, will be familiar to many for its distinctive, provocative and deeply original sound.
Birnir Hip Hop Birnir has become one of Iceland’s best known performers as filling up festival rooms and topping the charts. Well known deep within the ranks of Icelandic Hip-Hop, Birnir represents the very best of young and fresh rappers of Iceland.
Bistro Boy Electronic BistroBoy´s music has been described as smooth and 80’s rooted with an electronic twist.
Björgvin Halldórsson Pop
Rock
Björgvin Halldórsson is a famous singer, producer and musical director. He performed with several bands since 1969 such as Bendix, Ævintýri, and Hljómar, and released many solo albums. He also represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995.
Björk Alternative rock
Electronic
Experimental
Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres, while collaborating with various artists and exploring a variety of multimedia projects.
Björk Viggósdóttir Electronic Björk Viggósdóttir is an artist / musician who uses various elements to engage the senses to appeal to viewers’ imaginations, playing live recordings of sounds, using small instruments and her voice like an instrument.
Björn Thoroddsen Jazz
Rock
Originally a rock musician, his attention soon turned towards jazz, and now Björn tours both as a soloist and with his bands all around the world.
Bjössi Trúbador Pop Bjössi is a guitar player and songwriter, playing as Trúbador all over Iceland since 1992.
Bláskjár Electronic
Folk
Pop
Bláskjár’s music is a mixture of neo-classical and electronic folk music where storytelling plays a big role.
Bloodgroup Electronic This simmering set of electro, pop and dance music has drawn positively early comparisons to groundbreaking acts, such as The Knife and Portishead, but Bloodgroup’s combination of sharp songwriting and crystalline production is entirely their own.
Bob Experimental
Rock
Icelandic band Bob have been playing together since early 2002, honing their unique blend of experimental noise and ambitious pop/rock music.
Boji Electronic Boji is an electronic music producer creating new style trap and psych-orientaded tracks & beats with a strong sense of songcraft & an open mind for odd tunings, expanded sounds and samples from new and old.
Boogie Trouble Disco The music of Boogie Trouble is heavily influenced by ’70s and ’80s music, seeking inspiration from various bands of the 70’s disco era with a hint of soul and funk influence.
Borko Rock There is a sense of charismatic vibrancy which juxtaposes perfectly with the intricate nature of Borko’s carefully crafted music.
Börn Punk rock Börn writes politically-thematic music with a hard punk and deathrock sound.
Brain Police Rock The men of Brain Police are Icelandic citizens but with the souls of American rock gods fueled by a desire to play dirty, kick ass rock and roll.
Brynjar Mar Rock
BSÍ Rock Reykjavík’s central bus terminal BSÍ is no longer only the most miserable location you can find in all Iceland – it’s also finally reincarneted and praised as the name of a very new band: BSÍ is a rumbling and rolling two-piece, DIY and krútt
Burkney Jack Alternative country
Experimental
The otherworldly, ghostly aura of this strange world touches and seduces the listener and will not leave them.
Calder Alternative rock
Ambient
When Lárus Sigurðsson and Ólafur Josephsson crossed paths and decided to join forces, the result was a 5 track album of improvised, experimental, dreamy electric guitar music.
CAPUT ensemble Classical Through their earnest, skillful and passionate work, Caput has gratified innumerable listeners with their artistically eminent performances of contemporary music by Nordic composers.
Carpe Noctem Black metal Their music forms a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics. Often referencing scripture, Norse mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals.
Casio Fatso Rock Casio Fatso is a very energetic band, their songs characterized by distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics and apathetic and/or angst-filled lyrics.
Caterpillarmen Rock Caterpillarmen was formed in 2009, and have already released 3 rock albums, with full of energetic sounds.
Celestine Heavy metal Celestine evokes a chilling grind built on heavy guitar sound, guttural vocals from one of the most promising throats in the business.
Cell7 Rap With her performance experience and DJ Big Gee by her side, the live performances promise to be dynamic, energetic and entertaining.
Cheddy Carter Hip Hop / R&B Cheddy Carter is an experimental hip-hop band from Reykjavik. As you can hear in their “Hors d’oeuvres” EP, they are influenced by their immediate environments.
Chico Rockstar Electronic
Contalgen Funeral Folk Their music can be described a mixture of traditional blues, cabaret-style jazz and folk, influenced by the likes of Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello.
Cryptochrome Electronic
Hip Hop / R&B
Mixing beat heavy, underground hip hop and bouncey eletronica with a nomadic, positive energy, you can’t help but be moved by their latest offering.
Curver Thoroddsen Experimental His main focus has been experimental and fringe music of all shapes and sizes, and he has collaborated with (and produced) numerous artists.
Cynic Guru Rock With an impressive balance of radio-friendly hooks and musical expertise, this underground sensation is poised to take the alt-rock world by storm.
Dad Rocks! Folk Playing alone or with up to nine band members at times, Dad Rocks! has played more than 180 shows in the past couple of years around Europe, the UK and the US.
DALÍ Pop / Rock Fronted by a singing female bassist who sings about love but also burying those lovers alive – it’s never a dull moment with DALÍ.
Daníel Ágúst Electronic This multitalented artist is the frontman of several bands, including Ný Dönsk, which has had six gold records and topped the Iceland charts on numerous occasions.
Daníel Bjarnason Classical Daníel Bjarnason’s music has been described as “coming eerily close to defining classical music’s undefinable brave new world” (Time Out New York)
Danimal Folk The music has been described as a modest and melodic acoustic music that will make you either really sad or really happy.
Davíð Brynjar Franzson Contemporary classical
Experimental
Davíð Brynjar Franzson is a composer based in New York. His music captivate yourself through hypnotic sounds and interaction of the instruments, characterized by the re-contextualization of sounds.
Davíð Þór Jónsson Classical Pianist, composer, improviser, performing artist and a multitasking musician in life. Davíð has composed and arranged a great deal of music for Theater, Film, Art installations, performances and videos of all kinds.
Deer God Electronic
Experimental
Based in Akureyri, Deer God’s main focus has been experimental and electronic music. Their last album was produced in collaboration with Luminous Shade.
Dikta Indie Rock
Pop
With five full-length releases, Dikta’s third album “Get it together” went platinum in Iceland alongside several successful singles.
Disa Pop Disa is a singer and songwriter based in Copenhagen. Her music is characterised by her warm and soft voice, with slow electronic tempo.
dj. flugvél og geimskip Electronic Dj. Flugvél og Geimskip means ‘DJ Airplane and Spaceship’. Her music combines electronics, pop, horror, and psychedelia sounds with a poetic and powerful presence on stage.
Dr. Spock Rock Dr. Spock was nominated for an Icelandic music award for best live performance. Their music is pushing the borders of rock and roll with humour.
Dream Wife Punk
Rock
From their beginnings at art school in Brighton, this Icelandic-British punk-rock band flip the script and smash expectations with their feminist attitudes.
Dulvitund Experimental Starting in 2013, Dulvitund music consists of gloomy electronics and minimalistic percussion. The human condition and crippling depression is the main theme, along with the cold hard reality that we all face.
Dynfari Rock Dynfari plays heavily atmospheric and black metal influenced music. Since its formation in 2010 this now fully formed Icelandic band has made four albums.
Dýrðin Pop
Punk
Einar Scheving Jazz / Blues Drummer Einar Scheving is a mainstay on the Icelandic music scene and an acclaimed composer, with three Icelandic Music Awards under his belt. Look out for the Einar Scheving Quartet.
Einar Torfi Einarsson Experimental
EinarIndra Electronic EinarIndra is an electronic musician who mixes smooth electronics with his distinct vocal manipulation.
Eldberg Rock
Elevator Pop
Elfa Rún Classical Icelandic violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir first came to international prominence in 2006, when she won the Grand Prize, Audience Prize and prize for the youngest finalist in the International Bach Competition in Leipzig.
Elín Ey Classical
Elín Gunnlaugsdóttir Classical
Elín Halldórsdóttir Gospel
Jazz
Pop
The choir director, singer, composer and pianist has been emphasizing on Pop, gospel and jazz. She has composed musicals for children. Elín has released some singles, as “the #metoo song” being devoted to women rights and inspired from the metoo movement.
Elín Helena Rock
Eliza Newman Rock
Emiliana Torrini Rock
Endless Dark Rock
Epic Rain Hip Hop / R&B
ET Tumason Hip Hop / R&B
Eydís Evensen Classical
Contemporary
Eydís Evensen is a classically trained pianist and post-classical composer from Northern Iceland, now residing in New York. Eydís composed her first piece at aged 7 and takes inspiration from different musical cultures as well as the landscapes of home.
Fikt Classical
Contemporary
Flóni Hip Hop Flóni is an underground sensation in the Icelandic hip-hop scene. He has taken the music scene by storm, blending soothing R&B and powerful trap. Following his first album “Flóni” he brought his energetic stage performance and charming attitude to critical acclaim.
FM Belfast Electronic
For a Minor Reflection Experimental
Post Rock
Foreign Monkeys Experimental
Post Rock
Fufanu Alternative
Electronic
Fufanu are a trio from Reykjavik, and currently they take no prisoners.
Funi Alternative
Electronic
Funk Harmony Park Alternative
Electronic
FURA Electronic
Gardar Cortes Electronic
Geislar Electronic
Ghostigital Electronic
Gluteus Maximus Electronic
Godchilla Rock Godchilla are three mysterious boys ripping sludgy waves. They quickly garnered a reputation for loud, intense live performances with elaborate visual and atmospheric elements.
Gone Postal Rock
Good Moon Deer Jazz Good Moon Deer is the brainchild of graphic designer and artist Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson. His often uncategorizable sound has been described as jazz for the digital age.
Gosi Jazz Gosi is the identity of a young soul who makes indie-dance music with lyrics inspired by fiction, pigeons and fairytales.
GP! Jazz
Greifarnir Pop
Grísalappalísa Punk
Rock
The group was founded on the idea of writing razor-sharp Icelandic lyrics firmly rooted in the Icelandic literary tradition and blending them with the groups raw freewheeling kraut and punk rock cocktail.
Groundfloor Punk
Rock
Grúska Babúska Electronic
Folk
Pop
Gudrun Olafsdottir Classical
Gunnar Karel Másson Classical
Experimental
Gusgus Classical
Experimental
Gyða Valtysdottir Alternative
Classical
Contemporary
Experimental
Gyda Valtysdottir founded múm in her teens and then went on to focus on her classical studies with her cello as her weapon. You can detect both those things in her otherworldly music.
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir Alternative
Classical
Contemporary
Experimental
Hafdís Huld Folk
Pop
Halla Norðfjörð Folk
Pop
Halleluwah Electro
Indie
Pop
Hallur Ingólfsson Electro
Indie
Pop
Hallvardur Asgeirsson Rock
HAM Rock
Háskólakórinn Choral
Haukur Gröndal Folk Main instruments are saxophones, clarinets and flutes. Mostly focusing his playing on jazz and Balkan folklore music. He is also active as an arranger and composer.
Haukur Tómasson Classical The music of Haukur Tómasson is vibrant and scintillating, characterized by intense rhythmic activity, bright, colorful timbres, and a keen ear for novel and effective instrumental combinations.
Haukur Þór Harðarson Classical
HEIDRIK Folk
Helgi Jónsson Folk
Hellvar Electronic
Pop
Herbert Guðmundsson Pop
Rock
Techno
Hide Your Kids Pop
Rock
Techno
Hildur Pop
Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gudnadóttir Classical
Electronic
Experimental
She is a composer, cello player, and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music (e.g. with the band múm). In her solo works she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from
Hilmar Garðarsson Classical
Electronic
Experimental
HIMBRIM Classical
Electronic
Experimental
Himbrimi Rock Himbrimi combines elements of powerful dramatic pop, electronic soundscapes topped off with powerful explosions of rock.
Hinemoa Folk
Indie
Hinemoa is a band that plays dreamy folk music with a steady rhythm.
Hjálmar World Maybe it was the long Icelandic summer days that inspired a group of friends to combine their passion for the sounds of Jamaica with the sounds of their homeland to create a unique blend of warm, old school reggae, sung entirely in Icelandic.
Hjaltalín World
Hjorvar Hjorleifsson World
Hljómsveitt Pop
Hoffman Pop
Högni Experimental
Folk
Hugar Rock
Iceland Symphony Orchestra Classical The orchestra was founded in 1950 and is one of the leading institutions on the Icelandic cultural scene.
IMMO Hip Hop / R&B
In the Company of Men Experimental
Rock
Indridi Alternative
Indie
Singer-songwriter
Indridi’s background is both in hardcore music as part of the band Muck and also in fine arts, from his studies at the Icelandic Academy of Arts. He now focuses on his solo project Indridi, a not to miss in the Icelandic musical fauna.
Ingi Bjarni Trio Blues
Jazz
Ingi Bjarni Trio plays their own kind of folk music with the freedom of expressiveness, and space for both lyrical and free improvisation.
Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir Blues
Jazz
Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir is a composer, vocal improviser, and a sound-artist based in Oakland/California and Reykjavík/Iceland.
Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson Blues
Jazz
Ingunn Huld Folk
Pop
Ingveldur Ýr Classical
Pop
World
Inside Bilderberg Classical
Pop
World
ÍRiiS Electronic
Experimental
James McVinnie Electronic
Experimental
Japam Electronic
JFDR Indie Jófríður Ákadóttir has been involved in more artistic projects than her age would imply. A member of Pascal Pinon, Samaris and Gangly – she now performs solo as JFDR on a new adventure altogether, with her trademark singing piecing the puzzles together like never
JJ Soul Band Rock
Jóel Pálsson Jazz / Blues ANNES is an Icelandic band which plays instrumental music written and arranged by the five members, who are all leading figures on the local music scene.
Joey Christ Hip Hop Joey Christ earned his reputation with Sturla Atlas. He released a record as a solo artist and quickly became one of Iceland’s biggest hip-hop phenomenons. With his work he firmly established a new era of collaboration in the scene.
Jóhann Jóhannsson Electronic
JOHNNY AND THE REST Rock
Jon Jonsson Rock
Jón Ólafsson Rock
Jónas Sen Classical
Electronic
Jónína Aradóttir Classical
Electronic
Jónsi Experimental
Post Rock
Jungle Fiction Experimental
Post Rock
Júníus Meyvant Indie
Jussanam Dejah Jazz / Blues
Just Another Snake Cult Pop
Kajak Pop
Kaleo Rock
Kalli Rock
Kammerkór Suðurlands Classical
Kammersveit Reykjavíkur Classical
Karl Hallgrímsson Rock
Kenya & Nemor Rock
Kiasmos Electronic Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen have dedicated themselves to exploring the area in-between Ólafur’s more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janus’s synth-heavy electro pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos.
Kippi Kaninus Electronic
Kira Kira Experimental
Kiriyama Family Electro
Pop
Kjuregej Electro
Pop
Klaki Electroni
Pop
KLAKI is an electronic/alternative/synth-pop artist, with powerful vocals, saxophone and electronic composition.
Klassart Jazz / Blues
Knife Fights Rock
Kolbeinn Bjarnason Classical
Experimental
KRÍA Electronic Created and conceived outside the human body, KRÍA was born in Iceland with an outsider’s perspective. Self sufficient and thriving in solitude she has invented ice-pop, a genre distinguished by gloomy electronica of the post internet age with soothing vocals to bring her vision
Kristín Jónína Taylor Classical
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir Classical Kristin Thora seamlessly blends instruments and voices with field recordings to create lush, haunting soundscapes and baroque ballads, that mirrors the natural world and our place within it.
Kristjana Stefansdottir Classical
KRUMMI Classical
Kverk Electronic
Kælan Mikla Electronic
Lára Rúnars Electronic
Laser Life Electronic
Latínudeildin – Latin Faculty Electronic
Lay Low Folk
Lazyblood Folk
Leaves Folk
Legend Electronic
Metal
Rock
LILY OF THE VALLEY Electronic
Metal
Rock
Lockerbie Rock From Reykjavik, Iceland – Lockerbie mixes the usual pop/rock and powerful but ambient post-rock together in an interesting way.
Logi Pedro Hip Hop Logi Pedro is an Icelandic-Angolan record producer and musician who recently started his own solo project. Logi has been around the Icelandic music scene for a long time and has made a name for himself in Iceland’s flourishing hip-hop scene on the sidelines.
Lonesome Dukes Rock
Lord Pusswhip Rock
Mafama Rock
Magnetosphere Electronic
Malneirophrenia Classical
Experimental
Malneirophrenia is an instrumental trio consisting of cello, piano and bass. Their music is a neoclassical and melodramatic fusion of imaginary film soundtracks and experimental metal.
Mammút Indie Rock Mammút are melodic and catchy and beautiful and addictive. They are also darker and heavier than you think they are—maybe they tricked you? This is true though: Mammút craft distorted and beautiful lullabies while maintaining a solid grasp on melody and an eternally independent
Marteinn Sindri Folk With a broad background in music, Marteinn Sindri delivers rich lyrics through tightly knit folk and pop oriented compositions.
Matti sax Funk
Jazz
Pop
Rock
He’s a composer, arranger, music teacher, saxophone, clarinet and a piano player.
Maximus Musicus Classical
Mighty Bear Electronic
Indie Rock
Mighty Bear makes for a mysterious new face on the electronic scene. This darkly figure cross-pollinates the worlds of drag culture and abstract electronic pop. Strutting in a ghostly, glamorous mask to intense but ethereal beats.
Mikael Lind Experimental Mikael’s music is often based around simple themes that gradually evolve into more complex creations, where sounds and textures are given enough space to slowly introduce themselves, expand, and finally be manipulated into something different.
MIlljón Electronic
Producer
Producer based in Reykjavík that blends together Vaporwave and Hip Hop soundscapes.
MIMRA Electronic
Folk
MIMRA performs her multi dimensional arrangements as a solo act on stage. She brilliantly sings along electronic beats and soothing synths, using loop pedals and keyboard to her aid with extravagant results.
Miri Rock
Mógil Folk
Jazz
Rock
The world of Mógil is atmospheric, intimate and mysterious. It is always warm, be it from the midnight sun in summertime or the blaze of a fireplace in wintertime.
Momentum Metal Having long since conferred knighthood in Iceland as the tightest and hardest working metal band in the metal scene today, Momentum has honored its name and never stopped to rest in their search for a musical identity.
Mono Town Rock
MONT Electronic
Morgan Kane Rock
Morðingjarnir Rock
Moses Hightower Rock
Muck Rock
Mugison Rock
Múgsefjun Folk
múm Experimental
Munstur Rock Munstur is a duo from Reykjavík, formed by Kristinn Arnar (Kass) & Atli Arnarsson. “Munstur” means “pattern”and it represents a certain way of thinking about music.
Muted Electronic
My bubba Folk
Pop
Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba make soft, soulful music that is as playful as it is powerful.
My Sweet Baklava Folk
Pop
My Sweet Baklava play their original songs with lyrics in English and Icelandic. Their style can be described as pop/folk music with a touch of rock. Vocals and guitars play a big role with charming melodies floating on a solid ground
Myrká Experimental
Rock
Myrra Rós Experimental
Rock
Nadia Sirota Classical Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience.
Nexion Metal
Nico Muhly Metal
Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir Metal
noise Rock
Nolem Rock
Nolo Rock
Nóra Indie
Rock
Nordic Affect Classical
Númer Núll Classical
Óbó Classical
oddur Folk
Rock
Of Monsters and Men Folk
Pop
Ojba Rasta Reggae
Rock
Ólafur Arnalds Classical
Ólafur í Hvarfi Folk
Olèna Folk
Ólöf Arnalds Folk
Ómar Guðjónsson Folk
Omotrack Electronic
Indie
Pop
A band of two Icelandic brothers who were raised in a small village called Omo Rate in Ethopia.
Original Melody Hip Hop / R&B
Örlygur Benediktsson Rock
Orphic Oxtra World
Ourlives Indie
Pop
Rock
Oyama Indie
Pop
Rock
Páll Ragnar Pálsson Indie
Pop
Rock
Pascal Pinon Indie
Pop
Paul Corley Indie
Pop
Peter S. Quinn Rock
Pétur Ben Rock
Pink Street Boys Rock
Plastic Gods Rock
Porterhouse Pop
Rock
Possimiste Pop
Rock
Possimiste is a New Age movement – inspired character whose songs take a listener on an intimate journey through fairy-tale’ish pop soundscapes.
Prins Póló Pop
Rock
Puzzle Muteson Pop
Rock
Ragnar Ólafsson Folk
Ragnar Zolberg Rock
Ragnheiður Gröndal Folk
Pop
Rebekka Sif Blues
Pop
Rock
REKKVERK Rock
Reptilicus Electronic Reptilicus has stalked the fringes of the Icelandic musical landscape since 1988, taking its cue from the creativity of krautrock, the intricacies of industrial electronica and Dada.
Retro Stefson Electronic
Reykjavik Opera Choral
Classical
Reykjavíkurdætur Rap It’s a female hip-hop-group. They count 10 members and are recognized for their dynamic lyrics and energetic stage-performance. The core of their ideology is to rebel against conservative misogynistic values of modern society, this shines clearly through their lyrics: the empowerment of women standing
Robert the Roommate Folk
Pop
Rock
Rökkurró Indie
Rock
RÓSA & The UltraTight Pop
Ruddinn Electronic
Pop
Rock
Russian.girls Electronica
Punk rock
Techno
Russian.girls started as a solo project by Guðlaugur Halldór Einarsson also known for his band Fufanu. Now Russian.girls counts three band members with Tatjana Das and Gylfi Sigurðsson. In 2015, Russian.girls was nominated as the best newcomer album with ‚Old Stories’ at The Icelandic
Ruxpin Electronic
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir Electronic
Sam Amidon Folk
Indie
Jazz
Samaris Experimental Combining disparate elements of electronics, clarinet and voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals – the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems.
Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band Jazz / Blues
Seint Electronic
Experimental
Pop
Sesar A Electronic
Experimental
Pop
Shéhérazade hópurinn (Töfrahurð) Electronic
Experimental
Pop
Sigmar Matthiasson Jazz Bassist & composer Sigmar Matthíasson released his debut solo album, ÁRÓRA, in September 2018. Combining jazz with different genres to create a surprising mixture of powerful and lyrical music with an adventurous, yet still a stable outcome.
Sign Jazz
Sigrun Electronic
Experimental
Based around experimental electronica. Eager industrial beats carrying bursts of savoury melodies. SiGRÚN is a composer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist who has also been noted for her work touring with artists such as Björk, Florence and the Machine and Sigur Rós.
Sigur Rós Post Rock
Sigurður Sævarsson Classical
Simon Latham Electronic
Sin Fang Electronic
Experimental
Sindri Eldon Rock
Sing For Me Sandra Rock Sing For Me Sandra is a 5 piece, fanatical choir boy, indie pop/rock group that mixes 3 very different lead vocalists, three melodic guitars, drums and bass.
Sinmara Metal
Rock
Musically Sinmara contrast chaotic agression with haunting melodies and dramatic build-ups, with a focus on musicianship and attention to detail.
Sísý Ey Metal
Rock
Skálmöld Rock
Skátar Indie The music of Skátar is like dancing about architecture. It’s weird and fun and unpredictable and potentially stupid. And it is certainly made without any regard whatsoever to anyones expectations, or perceptions.
ske Indie
Skúli mennski Indie
Skúli Sverrisson Indie
Skver Indie
slowsteps Indie
Snorri Hallgrímsson Electronic
Neoclassical / classical
Snorri Hallgrímsson is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music blends together haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and his own ethereal voice.
Snorri Helgason Folk
Snorri Sigfús Birgisson Classical
Sóley Experimental
Folk
Sólstafir Metal Their unique blend of metal with beautiful melodies, psychedelic moments and a strong undercurrent of classic / hard rock comes as varied and at times appealingly bizarre as the landscapes of their native Iceland.
Sometime Electro
Pop
Stafrænn Hákon Rock
Starwalker Rock
Steed Lord Electronic
Pop
Steed Lord is an electronic synth-pop band from Iceland based in Los Angeles, best known for their electrifying live performances and stunning aesthetic.
Stefán S. Stefánsson Jazz / Blues
Steve Sampling Jazz / Blues Deeply rooted in hiphop & soul music, Steve Samplings’s sound is ever evolving, pacing back & forth between the lounge and the dance floor.
Strengjasveitin Skark Classical
Sturla Atlas Hip Hop Sturla Atlas stepped on the Icelandic music scene as a small project amongst friends who quickly developed a reputation for explosive and mature presence on stage.
Subminimal Electronic
Sunna Friðjóns Electronic
Sunna Gunnlaugs Jazz / Blues
Sunnyside Road Indie Folk/Pop
Rock
Suð Indie Rock
Rock
Svartidauði Rock
Svavar Knutur Folk
Sveinn Guðmundsson Folk
Swive Folk
Synthadelia Electronic
Tab22 Electronic
Hip Hop / R&B
Pop
Tanya and Marlon Electronic
Hip Hop / R&B
Pop
Terrordisco Electronic
The Foghorns Folk
Rock
The Vintage Caravan Rock
Thor Kristinsson Pop
Rock
Thora Einarsdottir Classical
Thordur Magnusson Classical Belonging to the younger generation of Icelandic composers, Thordur Magnusson bears the fresh and audacious qualities of his generation, whilst unafraid to maintain ties with tradition, with his Icelandic as well as international musical heritage.
Thorunn Antonia Magnusdottir Rock
Tilbury Rock
Tom Hannay Rock Perfectly extracting the essence of classic singer songwriting, the expansive and soaring sound of Tom Hannay is underpinned by melodic invention, dynamic pacing and acutely observed lyrical themes. These are songs of rich and fine detail played with abandon and urgency.
Tómas R. Einarsson Jazz / Blues
Toneron Electronic
Tonik Ensemble Electronic xploring the vast expanse of the electronic spectrum the soundscape is a mix of electronics and the more organic live instruments. It is a strong signature sound of contrasts: rich and stripped bare, minimalist but intricate, finely crafted and yet very instinctive.
Tony the Pony Pop
Rock
Torrek Pop
Rock
Torrek’s music is a fusion of North Atlantic folk songs, Eastern percussion and cinematic electronic elements.
Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson Classical
Úlfur Electronic
Experimental
Úlfur is a critically acclaimed composer who has worked with a range of artists such as Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Anna Von Hausswolff, Kronos Quartet and The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. He’s also a creator of unique instruments and an overall master of sonics.
Úlfur Eldjárn Classical
Electronic
Experimental
Pop
Úlfur Kolka Hip Hop
R&B
Úlfur Úlfur Rap
Una Stef Pop In addition to writing and performing her own blend of soulful pop and R’n’B music, Una is an accomplished jazz singer and a graduate of the prestigious FÍH School of Music in Reykjavík.
Uni & Jón Tryggvi Folk
Uni Stefson Experimental
Unnsteinn Hip Hop A Icelandic music icon, Unnsteinn Manuel made a name for himself with his band, Retro Stefson. A unique vocalist, Unnsteinn has since Retro Stefson’s retirement been working on some music of his own.
Útidúr Folk
Indie
Pop
Útidúr is a musical group that plays joyous and ambitious chamber-pop with a dramatic streak. Although this crew is quite (midnight) sunny in attitude they also know their way through darker waters.
Valdimar Pop The music builds up from being soft and intimate to an exciting hair-raising, heart-stirring energy often with all members on stage playing full blast, making their live performances an unforgettable experience.
Valgeir Sigurðsson Pop
VAR Pop
Vax Rock
Védís Hervör Pop
Veigar Margeirsson Jazz / Blues
Vicky Jazz / Blues
Vigri Jazz / Blues Vigri plays melodic alternative music that flows effortlessly between atmospheric moments and heavy beats.
Víkingur Ólafsson Classical Possessing a rare combination of passionate musicality, explosive virtuosity and intellectual curiosity, the pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has won all the major prizes in his native country, including four Musician of the Year prizes at the Icelandic Music Awards.
Vil Experimental
Vök Electronic Described as dream-pop/indie-electro band their sound consists of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, distant saxophones and clean reverberated guitars.
We Made God Rock If normal pop music is like watching a sunny day through a passenger window, We Made God’s music would be like riding a monster truck through a blizzard. Violent and adrenaline filled, broken up by the occasional calm eye of the storm.
Weapons Rock
Weird Illusions Rock
Wistaria Rock
Worm Is Green Electronic
Wormlust Metal
Ylja Folk
Yohanna Pop
Young Karin Hip Hop Young Karin stepped on the Icelandic music scene in 2014 with producer and mucician Logi Pedro. Now she has gone solo and presents catchy pop beats with smooth vocals.
Youyou Hip Hop Youyou is an international yet Icelandic project, rooted in dreamy indie rock but driven by electronic beats. Youyou is bright and melodic, with darkness looming just beneath the surface.
Æla Post-punk Æla are an Icelandic post-punk band, known for their mesmeric and explosive live performances, jagged tunes, tense dynamics and on/offstage acrobatics of frontman Halli Valli.
Þórir Georg Rock
Þorsteinn Kári Indie
Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir Indie
Þráinn Hjálmarsson Classical
Experimental
In his music, Hjalmarsson seeks to explore how our perception of sounds can be re-contextualized and transformed, magnifying our perception for details in sound.
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