Monday, August 12, 2013
Icelandic trio Samaris don’t make background electronica. “We want people to experience something they haven’t experienced before,” says Aslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir, the group’s clarinet player. “We want people to really be a part of the atmosphere we’re creating.” Samaris formed in January 2011 when Magnúsdóttir and Jófrour Akadóttir, her pal from clarinet class, realised they “wanted to do something different, something electronic.” Because the girls “knew nothing about computers,” Magnúsdóttir contacted someone who did, childhood friend þórour Kári Steinþórsson. “We met in the middle and everything just clicked.”
And in this interview with Dazed Digital, Samaris puts together an exclusive mega mix of 1993 tracks that helped to shape their sound.
Aphex Twin - Weathered Stone
Tricky - Suffocated Love
Polygon Window - Bike Pump Meets Bucket
Jamiroquai - Didgin Out
Tha Alkaholiks - Soda Pop
Req - Soul Plot
Björk - Violently Happy (MAW 12'' remix)
m500 & 3mb - the cosmic courier
Quadrant - Infinition (Carl Craig Mix)
3mb feat. Juan Atkins - Jazz Is The teacher (Atkins edit)
DJ Shadows and the Groove Robbers - In/Flux
Wu-tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.