The Gentlemen of Secret Solstice- Ólafur Arnalds from Kiasmos

It´s time for the last but not The least Gentlemen of Secret Solstice. It´s Ólafur Arnalds from Kiasmos. This multitalented musician is rocking the world. Wether it´s with his solo project or with his techno duo Kiasmos, he definitely knows what he´s doing. Put your dancing shoes on and you will leave happier then ever from a Kiasmos performance. So…. Ólafur lets do the Secret Solstice talk.

What are the highs and lows of being a musician from Iceland? 

High: It’s a great place to write. Society paces slower and there is more room for creative thoughts. Low: Everyone puts an “ICELAND” stamp on your forehead

Your biggest influencer in music when growing up? 

My older brother. I stole all his CDs. Much to his despair. But i got introduced to great music at a very young age because of it.

Your favourite band/musician from Iceland and tell me why? 

Úlfur Úlfur, for taking the hip hop game to the next level. They don’t just do hit songs, they do incredibly intricate and creative productions with engaging lyrics.

One amazing advice you can give to young musicians? 

You gotta work for it. Don’t wait for someone to discover you.

Any performances you are not going to miss at Secret Solstice this year? 


Secret Solstice is over the weekend 15th-18th of June. Make sure to get your tickets here:

See you there!

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