Exciting new artists added
Great news everybody! Dubfire will be joining us at this years festival. He is a super tight DJ with a massive following. Former member of the grammy award winning duo Deep Dish, he was best known for his house music. Now you can catch Dubfire spinning the some of the best house sets out now.
Positively prolific and pulsating, BJARKI set up bbbbbb Records in 2017 with a childhood friend, as a platform to introduce Icelandic dance to an international audience. Bjarki has cemented himself as innovator, leading the pack of international artists who are re-shaping the future sounds of techno and making the scene their own.
Winners of the Icelandic battle of the bands. Ateria are the future of Icelandic Indie. A family affair, two teenage sisters sing and play the strings and a 12 year old niece plays the drums in this talented group. Since their win, they have been preparing for their biggest gig ever at Secret Solstice and we’re looking forward to seeing what they have in store.
Dj Caspa [UK]
One of the biggest names in the UK underground, he’s back on the scene doing what he does best, gaining notoriety in the house set. Famous for his djing abilities and for being a supporter of fellow artists. He hosts a popular Underground sessions radio show on Rinse FM.
A seasoned veteran, Intr0beatz used to be focused on hip hop, leading the Icelandic scene with his band, Forgotten Lores. Most recently he has gained notoriety as a house dj and producer. High in demand, he is signed to a range of labels. A real Dj’s Dj, he is the king of track selection and a food aficionado.
Coming second at this year’s battle of the bands, they were picked as the ‘blues-ist band’. All about the funk, they have played their wicked cool jazz tracks all around Reykjavik.
Orang Volante [IS]
A producer and DJ from Reykjavík, Iceland, he is known for his soulful house music and superb production skills. With a degree in synthesisers and analog hardware and over 15 years experience writing and releasing music, he is a true electronica music professor and collector. If you want to dance and get lost in music; Orang is your man.
Rix has brought his forward-thinking track selection and technical prowess to the Icelandic nightlife since the early 2000s. Throwing in his usual antics to get the masses roaring. Performing all over Reykjavík at nightclubs, festivals, radio stations, illegal raves, boat parties, electric yoga sessions and sharing the decks with a hoard of International and local artists. An elegant mix of soul, groove and emotion his unique style and technique is delivered flawlessly.
Röskva is a Shaman Witch from the North that has been hosting electronic ceremonies for twenty years. The other half of the electronic duo Tanya & Marlon and co founder of the Weirdcore collective. She has been entering a new chapter in her life and is now at the centre of the drift, sensing the world in new light and vibrations. Music is her conversation, the source where she rediscovers herself and finds harmony.
A group on full speed marching from the underground of Reykjavík Iceland. After two ep´s, a full length and various songs released here and there they have made a name for them selfs as a vicious pact who wont take no shit for an answer. Not close to backing down. Relentless but smooth. The band emerged with its sensual but crazy aesthetics back in 2016. Soon enough the group had a cult fallowing with its impact. Skrattar do not twist and turn things, they bring it to the table like it is, cold and warm at the same time. Not giving a damn about what you think. Tune in and get yourself some sleaze into your existence.
New and up and coming artist Þorri is fresh on the hip hop scene. The Icelandic rapper is ready tomake moves in the industry with his trap influenced style of music.
Line up change
Due to unforeseen circumstances, A-trak will no longer be performing at Secret Solstice 2018. We’re sorry to see him go from our line up but we’re excited to welcome our new artists to our festival line up.
Exciting new artist added. Last wave announcement.
Great news everybody! Dubfire will be joining us at this years festival. He is a super tight techno DJ with a massive following. Prior to his solo career he was a part of the grammy winning duo Deep Dish and was best known for his progressive house music but Dubfire is all about the tehcno now.
Junglist Massive is in the house! Positively prolific and pulsating, the single-minded BJARKI and his childhood friend set up their own outlet in 2017, bbbbbb Records, to introduce Icelandic dance music to an international audience. With his releases Bjarki has placed himself firmly leading the pack of international artists who in the past few years have taken a hauntoloical approach to re-moulding the scents of breakbeat, rave, jungle and IDM into sounds that are entirely their own.
Ateria just won the Icelandic battle of the bands. This band is the future of goth with two teenage sisters singing and playing all kinds of strings and a 12 year old niece playing the drums. Since they won the battle of the bands (Icelandic: Músíktilraunir) they have been practicing a lot and Secret Solstice will be their biggest gig ever.
DJ Caspa. The first genre of music Caspa got into was Jungle and his vinyl collection grew like crazy always looking for that fresh new track. Having been on and off the circuit living out the dream of a bedroom DJ to hit the club scene and had some success over the 90’s playing at clubs up and down the country and also overseas with Germany being a major hot spot for him. Caspa’s current sound is house in many forms from tech house, to bumpy oldskool newskool grooves.
Intr0beatz is no rookie. He’s been doing his own thing for almost 20 years as a dj/producer/skate filmer. Today his aim is towards dancemusic influenced by everything around him from hiphop to juicy burgers.
Also added to the line up are Mókrókar, who came in second at this years battle of the bands and were selecter “The bluesiest band”. They are all about the funk and have played their wicked jazz all around Reykjavík.
Orang Volante is a producer and DJ from Reykjavík, Iceland,
and is known for his soulful house music and superb production skills.
He has been writing and releasing music for over 15 years and is known for having a degree in synthesizers and analog hardware – a true electronica music professor and collector. If you want to dance and get lost in music; Orang is your man.
Rix has enforced his forward-thinking track selection and technical prowess on the Icelandic nightlife since the early 2000s. Throwing in his usual antics to get the masses soaring. Performing all over Reykjavík at nefarious night clubs, festivals, radio stations, illegal raves, boat parties, electric yoga sessions, and sharing the decks with a hoard of International and local artists.
Many things can be said to illustrate Rix’s music. But it can best be described as underground house music.
Röskva is a Shaman Witch from the North that has been hosting electronic ceremonies for twenty years. She id the other half of the electronic duo Tanya & Marlon and co founder of the Weirdcore collective. She has been entering a new chaper in her life and is now at the centre of the dhift, sensign the world in a new light and vibrations. Music is her converstion with soure ad renecounters herself and finding harmony
Adding to our hip hop selection is Þorri, an Icelandic ginger haired rapper who just realeased his single Gotti which is getting hot as we speak. He is fresh from the bedroom and ready to take on the stage.
Last but not least in our group of newly added artists is the Nick Cave´ian band Skrattar (E: Devils). Cool, calm and collected, oozing with dark sexuality and smokey whiskey feel they make you feel drunk on life and all it´s misery.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, A-trak will not be performing at Secret Solstice 2018. We are sorry to see him go from our line up but we do have the last wave of line up announcement coming really really really soon.