Keeping a finger on the pulse

Q&A w/Mosi Musik

in Explore/Issue #3 by

Words by Bartek Wilk

Mosi Musik is an independent band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Their electronic music combines a stylish mix of electro beats with soul, hip hop, pop and R&B. It began in 2013 as a one-man project by Mosi (whose real name is Ingi Þór Tryggvason), who is not only a musician but also a music producer, writer, graphic designer and event planner. Mosi Musik released their debut album, I Am You Are Me, on 25 April 2015 and soon followed that up with an EP, I Am You Are Remix, on 17 June 2015. Three music videos were released along with the album. In 2016, they released a single called ‘Weekend Out’. Their new album is slated for release, and we can expect more live shows from Mosi Musik this year, as they have confirmed their participation in Secret Solstice 2018.

First of all, I wanted to ask, what profession is closest to your heart? Musician, producer, writer, graphic designer, artist in general or maybe event planner?

Music will always come first. I’ve been listening to music and writing songs for as long as I can remember. But I also love producing, and it’s so much more fun when you finally become good at it. It’s like your mind opens up to all kinds of new possibilities and understandings when it comes to sound and music – like, when you can take a thought and make it real; not just have an idea and randomly do something to try to manifest that thought. Like our first album that I produced… I was just experimenting. I didn’t know what I was doing, because I had never done it before. It may sound okay, but when I listen to it now, I think to myself, ‘This album should have been called Demos. You learn so much from making your first album. But, overall, I think being a musician and being able to produce your own music is the best. Like now, with the new songs, I actually know what I’m doing, and it sounds so much better.

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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