De La Soul, Kodie Shane
" Upbeat-shiny-happy hip hop "
Iris Gold was born in London and raised in Denmark, experiencing a nomadic life, squatting above the Folktreat and being part of the autonomous Freetown Christiania, surrounded by free thinkers and ideologists. This is where she probably developed the free-spirited streak and a bohemian approach of life that she siphoned into her music creating a summery fusion of hip hop beats, soulful laid-back vocals and a modern twist of sunshine pop.
2019 finds her officially debuting with the fittingly titled album Planet Cool, featuring a zero-racism-tolerated lyrical approach that goes perfectly with her infectious positivity and youthful energy. Everything in her music has to do with embracing your true self: “Own Vibe” deals with self-image and not being bothered about other people’s opinion, “All I Really Know” is about getting on your feet and “A Lot to Give” talks about traps of the self-made walls in your mind. When much of today’s pop sounds utterly boring, Iris Gold makes music driven by her vibrant spirit and youthful charisma, skillfully merging the 60s-70s trippy countercultures with her West Coast hip hop influences and posing a pinky, psychedelic drift. Iris Gold comes in clear colors and with a romantic view of the world like a fluffy coat made with cotton candy; more importantly, she promises a new era of positivity in hip hop.
MUSIC EUROPE DAY 2020 – INTERVIEW & LIVE
On Saturday May 9th, from 2pm to 12am, the European Union and Europavox presented a great musical journey for this day that unites Europeans. Recorded by whatever means available and with plenty of imagination, around thirty artists from thirty different countries passed each other the mic to share their music, their optimism and their vision of Europe.