Low Roar delivered an entrancing performance on the fourth night of Airwaves. Captivating the Gamla Bió crowd, Ryan Karazija, along with a producer and string quartet played their way through songs off the new release, 0. Through minimal production, Low Roar was able to generate a captivating and uplifting set.
In one of their final shows, the Swedish dance group, The Knife electrified Airwaves. The entire set had an uplifting, fast-paced pulse that oozed excitement and vindication. The Knife raved their way through their final material, Shaking the Habitual, an account of gender and ethnicity only to reach a boiling point at which, the groups energy spilled over into the crowd and the 11-piece crew transcended the typical dance party atmosphere towards something of a shared experience. Bringing in elements of all types of percussion including STOMP-esque piping, the group slashed away with traditional electronic boundaries to create a progressive, empowered environment.
Retro Stefson reached back into their past Airwaves performances to bring out the best of the Gamla Bió crowd through their patented upbeat, fast-paced rhythm structures and chanting choruses. Obeying commands from lead singer Unnsteinn Stefansson, the crowd jumped back and forth in time to their unique take on dance music. Blending traditional song structure, the group injected a hypersensitive bass lines with minimal guitar, mainly structured around Stefansson’s vocals, a great set to end the fourth night of Airwaves.