Experimental, Theatrical, Unpredictable: Shaban

The world of theater might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering experimental hip-hop, but for Shaban, the stage name for producer Hannes Gwisdek, it served as an organic touchstone for his style. After scoring a number of pieces in Germany and working with rapper Käptn Peng, Shaban is now releasing […]

An Interview with Iceland’s Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist. She was classically educated on the violin and viola, and later taught herself to play guitar and charango. Her record label describes her music as “instantly captivating and possessed of a magical, otherworldly quality.” After completing her studies in violin and classical singing, Arnalds studied composition and […]