Original Melody
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Original Melody

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | INDIE

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | INDIE
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"Harrison Ford"

The American actor Harrison Ford is currently visiting Iceland, and he
was seen at the Icelandic Airwaves music festival yesterday. Among the bands that he saw were Fræ and Original Melody at NASA. According to Eldar Ástþórsson,
the festival organizer, Harrison Ford bought tickets to the festival and guests can expect seeing him at festival venues this weekend. It is unclear whether Harrison´s girlfriend, Calista Flockhart is accompanying him.
- Morgunblaðið

"Iceland Airwaves"

"Original Melody sound like the Beastie Boys, Atmosphere and Serengeti all
rolled into one. The setup is 3 Mc’s and 1 DJ and self-deprecating
rhymes to boot. This makes for intelligence and dumbness rolled into
one, all adding to the charm. Let’s hope this never ends” they rap -
exactly. Resounding success. - Grapewine. - Grapewine

"Pitchfork about Original Melody - Iceland Airwaves 2006"

"bringing the rawkus like they invented that shit!" - Pitchfork.com - Pitchfork.com


2006: Fantastic Four
2010: Back & Fourth (Release date: 1.10.2010)

2009: Original Melody - Menorca: (Movie: Bjarnfreðarson)
Original Melody - Sleepless: (Movie: Bjarnfreðarson)
Original Melody - Long Time Coming: (TV Show: Fangavaktin)
Original Melody - Cosa Say: (TV Show: Fangavaktin)

2006: Iceland Airwaves
2007: Iceland Airwaves
2008: Iceland Airwaves
2009: Iceland Airwaves

Original Melody have opened up shows for artists like:
The Pharcyde
Prozack Turner (Foreign Legion)



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Original Melody is Iceland´s premier hip-hop group. The crew consists of Fonetik Simbol, the producer and dj of the group, who has produced for the likes of Chino XL, Sabaac Red, Shawn Jackson, Blu and a slew of up-and-coming underground artists. Three emcees accompany Fonetik -- Immo, Shape, and S.Cro. Each of which is defined by a unique style: there’s Immo (1985 a.k.a Ivar Schram), the oldest of the four, characterized by his flowing red hair and his slurry slang-heavy style of straight spit, S.cro (1986 a.k.a. Ragnar Tómas Hallgrímsson), defined by his melodic and unchained style of flowing, Shape (1987 a.k.a Thór Elíasson), the youngest, most notable for his fluid forms and raspy voice and Fonetik Simbol (1986, a.k.a. Helgi Pétur Lárusson) - the man with the music, utilizing various analogue instruments to produce the unique sound of Original Melody.

The band released its debut album, Fantastic Four, in April 2006 and followed their first release by securing airplay on various radio stations and playing a number of gigs around the Reykjavik area. The new album, Back & Fourth, is set to be released on october 1st and the band´s first music video will be debuted 2 weeks earlier. Recently, O.M. has been creating a buzz to promote their new album and the crew has had songs featured on some popular Icelandic t.v. shows and movies.

Original Melody aims to create quality hip-hop music that is down to earth and steers clear of any materialistic overtones.

Original Melody has opened for such acts as Raekwon, Afu-Ra, The Pharcyde, Guru from Gangstarr (R.I.P.), Prozack Turner and other well-known hip-hop artists.

OriginalMelody has a strong following in Iceland and is currently seeking to extend its fanbase overseas to the US and Europe.