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NaamBjarki Runar Sigurdarson
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Born Bjarki Runar Sigurdarson, 19 September 1990 in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bjarki is an electronic music composer whose tracks range from straightforward bangers to ambient and IDM (Intelligent Dance Music).

His precocious electronic tinkering began at an early age. Isolated in the north of Iceland, he first surfaced under the name Kid Mistik near the end of 2000's. Bjarki kept a low profile in releasing his music, until he met the Russian disc jockey Nina Kraviz in 2014 who became a fan of his works, and began releasing his archive on her label трип (Trip).

Following several compilation appearances, Bjarki's first proper release was the 2015 'Arthur And The Intergalactic Whales', which included the simple yet effective ''I Wanna Go Bang'', one of the year's biggest club hits. The following year, Bjarki mined his extensive backlog of unreleased material with three LP's for трип. The debut full-length Б appeared in June, with Lefhanded Fuqs and Æ following shortly afterwards.

Positively prolific and pulsating, the single-minded BJARKI and his friends set up their own outlet in 2017, bbbbbb Records, to introduce Icelandic dance music to an international audience.

With his releases Bjarki has placed himself firmly leading the pack of international artists who in the past few years have taken a hauntoloical approach to re-moulding the scents of techno, breakbeat, rave, jungle and IDM into sounds that are entirely their own.

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