Bjarki (трип / ISL)

Bjarki is from Iceland. Born and raised. Bjarki’s not a fan of boxes - in fact, if you try putting him in one he’ll gleefully jump out and stamp all over it.In 2015 you probably had him pegged as a techno artist, but in 2016 he confounded everyones expectations of his musical path (surprise breakout hit of the year followed by big room appearances playing the aforementioned hit at every set..). Instead he released three widely praised LPs (B, Lefhanded Fuqs, Æ) that mapped out a broad musical landscape for him - one that runs from ice cold ambient soundscapes, through melodic techno, exuberant breakbeat and on to classic rave. His final release of 2016 ‘Fresh Jive’ placed him firmly leading the pack of international artists who in the past few years have taken a hauntological approach to re-moulding the scents of breakbeat, rave, jungle and IDM into sounds that are entirely their own. In 2017 he founded his own label, bbbbbb Records.