GusGus (ISL)

Support: Timnah Sommerfeldt & Cephei (Cosmic Theory)

Formed in the mid-90s, the Reykjavík band GusGus quickly became known for its non-genre sound influenced by jazz, rock and downtempo – that was until 2007 when the band hooked up with the Cologne techno label Kompakt. The 2011 album «Arabian Horse» defined a new GusGus sound consisting of dark techno, luscious electronica and epic pop melodies. The band continues to run amok on stages around the world with driving beats, spherical synthies and hymn-like vocals.