The duo that makes everyone across the world dance will perform on 20th July for the first time in Split, supported by local stars AM:PM.
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Iceland are geysers and beautiful nature in a somewhat harsh climate. Its population is distinctive and frequently also artful and hence we have recently witnessed the success achieved by Icelandic athletes, as well as by its film and music makers.
As far as electronic music is concerned, GusGus are a special treat. After several concerts in Croatia, this will be their first performance in Split, on 20th July at Bedem Cornaro.
According to connoisseurs, their name is pronounced as it is written and rumour has it that the idea behind their name originated from a scene from the Fassbinder’s film entitled "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" in which the heroine is preparing couscous for her lover, pronouncing it as gusgus. They formed in 1995 in Reykjavik, as an artist collective dedicated to film, but they soon turned to electronic music. Soon after their formation they were noticed by the connoisseurs from the British independent record label 4AD with which these Icelanders signed a contract.
They became widely popular and sold out their concerts throughout the world. At that point they were noticed even by the biggest celebrities in electronic and pop music scene and hence they co-operated even with Björk, Moloko, Depeche Mode and Sigur Ros. They have released ten studio albums to date, of which "Arabian Horse" from 2011 has so far achieved the biggest success. Nevertheless, they have primarily remained faithful to the sound created in the 1990’s. They are recognised by their electronic sound and an unconventional fusion of techno, trip-hop and house music, successfully incorporated into other music genres, while they themselves refer to their style as techno soul. Biggi Veira still rules over analog equipment with sovereignty and they are still using it to produce the true electronic sound. Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is the singer who became a star in Iceland after the appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, back in 1989, when the Croatian band Riva won with "Rock Me Baby".
Live performances of GusGus are exciting and far from mainstream, which was the case also at the Šibenik-based St. Michael’s Fortress two years ago, also organised by Collage Events. Everyone danced wholeheartedly despite the seating placed in the sold out fortress. The Icelanders also got carried away by the atmosphere and referred to the audience as magnificent and to St. Michael’s Fortress as one of the most beautiful places in which they have performed.
They will be performing in Split also in a unique ambiance of Bedem Cornaro, where they will be supported by AM:PM – the electronic music duo from Split, comprising of Antonio Milina and Milan Pivalica. They delighted the audience in Šibenik, heating up the atmosphere with their deep house, preparing the stage for GusGus. Their huge experience in other music projects transforms each of their live performances into a unique experience.
Early bird pre-sale tickets are already sold-out so get in fast to secure your place!