NxN Arctic Dance Party
Arctic Dance Party – featuring six DJs from Iceland, Canada, Greenland, Finland and Russia, mixed in with outstanding Alaska artists, the NxN Arctic Dance Party will include three performances ranging from Friday evening, Saturday afternoon outside the Museum, and on Saturday night on the rooftop of the 5th Ave. parking garage
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Easy Park
- Alaska Independent Musician Initiative
- Spenard JazzFest
Friday, May 12, 2017 – 10 PM to 1 AM // Williwaw
DJ Arctic (Canada), Bjorne Torske (Norway) and DJ Orion (Finland)
Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Lena Lukina, Alex Parsons, and Misha Shimek
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 4 PM to 8 PM // Anchorage Museum (outside on lawn and 7th avenue)
Featuring local and international artists
Hermigervil (Iceland) and Modern Savage (Alaska)
Lady Waks (Russia)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8 PM to 1 AM // 5th Ave. Parking Garage Rooftop
DJ Arctic (Canada) and Josh Antonio
DJ Uyarakq (Greenland) and Misha Shimek
DJ WD4D (United States), AKU MATU and Yada Di (Alaska)
Hermigervill – Iceland
Hermigervill (Sveinbjörn Thorarensen – 1984) is an electronic musician from Reykjavík, Iceland. He has released five full-length albums, mostly on his own self-titled label. First two albums contain a delightful cocktail of dusty vinyl samples from his bottomless crates of rare records, mixed innovatively with weird synth melodies and scratched vocal samples. Both albums ‘Lausnin’ & ‘Sleepwork’ can be downloaded in full quality on his website at hermigervill.is »
DJ Orion – Finland
Starting in the early nineties from the warehouse raves of the industrial city of Tampere, stirring the Northern Finland electronic music scene for over five years, Orion is still one of the busiest and most relevant DJs in Finland. Probably the most well-known of his decade-long work on Finnish National Radio YleX, Orion hosts channel’s five hour Friday night every week. Next to his work as a DJ and event producer, Orion also runs his own Absence of Facts label.
Uyarakq – Greenland
Aqqalu Engell, better known under his stage moniker Uyarakq, is a greenlandic music producer and label owner, working mostly with house music and hip hop. He was, along with the rapper Peand-eL, nominated for the Nordic Councils Music Prize in 2016 for their critically acclaimed joint album ‘Kunngiitsuuffik’ from 2015. He operates as a DJ for rappers like Tarrak, Peand-eL and the legendary Nuuk Posse and when he’s alone on a stage he plays his own house music.
Lady Waks – Russia
Lady Waks is a one woman industry. Promoter, Producer (best breakthrough producer, Breakspoll 2009), DJ (nominated Best Breakthrough DJ at Breakspoll awards 09, best international act SBA 09), Pioneering Graffiti Artist, Designer & Label owner. She is an all round modern media phenomenon. Based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Recognition came in 2004, when Time Out magazine voted it best club night. After having hosted just about every big Breakbeat DJ in the world, Waks and IBWT went into creating «Breaks Arena», the world’s first Breakbeat Festival. Over 3000 punters per year have seen her and a host of international talent rock the festival for the last years.
DJ Arctic – Canada
DJ Arctic rocks a traditional vinyl set-up and draws from his huge collection of records. Not content with only playing the classics, he has embraced modern technology and uses control vinyl to manipulate computer files. It’s the best of both worlds. He has competed in DMC competitions and has been working on new battle routines. He spins underground hip-hop but can easily switch gears to keep the party moving at night clubs. He is the resident DJ of Martini Bar Fridays nights in historic Richmond Row of London, Ontario.
DJ Tösch – Norway
Terje Rafaelsen, aka DJ Tösch, started playing records in the late 90s in Tromsø, northern Norway. He later moved on to Oslo where he started the Doin’it club, now Norways oldest ongoing club concept with 17 years and counting. He has played records all over scandinavia + trips to Spain, Russia, Ukraine and Brazil. DJ style is oldskool soul, funk and disco, strictly on vinyl. Recently produced and worked as director of photography on the music documentary “Northern Disco Lights – The rise and rise of Norwegian dance music”.
Yngvil Vatn Guttu – Arctic Dance Party Emcee
Norwegian-born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute – a Norwegian overtone instrument – and occasionally breaks into song… She runs a jazz festival in Alaska a free improv group in New York City and a “Purpose Built Orchestra ” in Oslo , Norway. Yngvil Tours with her one-person jazz project “POCKET JAZZ” and does artist residencies across the USA and beyond.