Iris Gold

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Iris Gold

Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?

In Copenhagen. The live Music scene is pretty diverse. So many different styles and types of Artists to check out.
Overall i would say the danes are very into anything 90’s. 90’s r&b and fashion are a Big thing, just Like the rest of the World i guess.

Please tell us about your upbringing and how it has effected your life and music:

I grew up in hippy communes and was always around a quite diverse mix of people. I gravitated towards the more 70’s phychedelic vibes and OL School hip hop, so when i started doing Music it seemed pretty logical to fuse the Two.

How did you first start playing music?

I started reciting poems and little raps from the Time i could talk.
I had a very vivid imagination and i would tell alot of funky stories about other planets i visited in my mind, and these stories later became songs.
My favorite hashtag is #planetcool which is Where i spent most my time in my stories. Its a wonderful World of loveliness Never loneliness.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

kelela, Benji flow, The Internet, kendrick lamar, afrikan boy, kojey radical, The Confect

What or who influences your sound and songwriting?

Probably my uncle who is a fantastic rapper and Who taught me How to flow nicer.
Also the Beatles, childish gambino, lauryn Hill, Anderson paak, Beck and On my latest track “keep the light On” Anita baker.

What have your highlights been of 2018?

So many! But performing at Roskilde festival was dope! So many people Going crazy and vibing together was amazing.
Doing my first ever Tour in Denmark, which was my first Tour anywhere tbh haha.
Going to Ghana and shooting my video with my homeboy manifest for “Roll it out” was life changing. I had the Best time ever!
Meeting my idol lauryn Hill and learning How to cook dal properly.

What do you have planned for 2019?

Ooh i got another single release beginning of the year and then my debut album in the middle of the year.
Alot of live shows.

What do you like to do away from music?

I looove tea. I have so much tea. Im gonna drink alot of tea over Christmas.
I even have an “iris gold – Color trip” tea, made especially for me by this very fancy tea Maker in Denmark.

What programs/instruments do you use?

Erm garage band and my pen and paper. Not very exciting boooh

When and where are you playing next?

Im doing a few tv things now towards Christmas, which i guess Will be online.
Then in january eurosonic festival in the netherlands and a mini Tour in austria and Hungary.
End of February i should have a gig i London actually.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Haaaas to be my Aunty kates restaurant “kates joint” in Copenhagen. Best food ever. From all over the World. Jamaican, Indian, thai, South african, lebaneese…

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