You come across an awful lot of band/artist monikers in this game, ranging from the very good, to the pretty good, to the ok, to the not great, to the hideous. Icelandic DJ and producer Kristinn Gunnar Blöndal, however, has adapted the name KGB Soundsystem for his projects, and it is simply one of the greatest names we have ever borne witness to. After writing this piece for a while now, we’re still thinking about how good it is. This is a magnificent piece of band naming and all new artists starting out should learn from it.
The matter at hand today is his remix of fellow Icelander Mr Silla‘s (someone we’re established fans of here at Ja Ja Ja) track ‘Breathe’, from her 2015 self-titled album. KGB strips back some of the tracks frosty sheen and transforms it into a house-inflected dance tune, one that would slot effortlessly into any nightclub set you could think of. You can check it out below, and as a bonus it’s also available as a free download!