When most of music, especially hip hop, is in English nowadays, it is quite refreshing to hear lines in their writers’ mother tongue. Iceland born, Berlin based producer/rapper LORD PUSSWHIP takes us on an intimate journey to his short but fruitful career with his new release, ‘Lord Pusswhip is Dead’.

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The first release for 2017 by music and art collective FALK (Fuck Art Let’s Kill) based in Reykjavik, the album is a selection of the artist’s 20 best tracks from 2011 to date, and resumes (for now) his career as LORD PUSSWHIP.

Heavily influenced by grime, not a purist – his sound is minimal yet progressive, experimental in its structure with a chaotic and distorted sampling use. Twisted vocals seem to fly on top on the complex beats and the dense, electronic atmosphere. There is a DIY feel to LORD PUSSWHIP’s work, a somehow punk approach to music that, while keeping it sophisticated, makes it even more contemporary – leading the way to the emerging Icelandic Hip Hop landscape.

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‘Lord Pusswhip is Dead’ will be released on the 17th February on digital and on a short run of 50 cassettes, and will be available to stream and download via FALK’s Bandcamp page. Keep this date in mind – in the meantime you can preorder the album here.

Photography ANNA MAGGY

By Delphine Lesiewicz