"Funk Fillets From Iceland’s Groovy Side"
July 25, 2018 2:34 PM   Subscribe

Breaking the Ice is an 87-minute long mixtape of rare Icelandic funk- and soul-inspired music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, made by Iceland-born, Oakland-based DJ Platurn, with the crate-digging assistance of his cousin Sveimhugi, and his father's extensive record collection. Released by Needle to the Groove Records, the project started life as a three-part series on the webzine Nerdtorious (parts 1, 2, 3). For more about Breaking the Ice, you can read an article by Brandon Roos, an interview with DJ Platurn by Marke B, a short introduction by DJ Platurn to eight of the seventy records in the mix, or watch a six-minute mini-documentary before diving into the mix. [via RÚV]
posted by Kattullus (7 comments total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
 
I've only listened to ten minutes so far but I can confirm that the first 11.5% of this mix is funky!
posted by moonmilk at 2:47 PM on July 25 [2 favorites]


Love all things Iceland, thank you! There's also more than enough funk here to satisfy my funky ass.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 3:05 PM on July 25 [2 favorites]


Love love love. Júníus Meyvant gets played a lot in our house and I am delighted to hear vintage Icelandic funk and soul!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:07 PM on July 25 [2 favorites]


Oh HELL yes.
posted by capricorn at 4:48 PM on July 25 [1 favorite]


Helvetís funking funk!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:28 PM on July 25 [2 favorites]


Great post, Katyullus.

C’mon everybody! Let’s Reyk(javik) and Roll!
posted by New Frontier at 11:50 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


This mix is great.
posted by ejoey at 2:12 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


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