Sure, Sigur Ros is still helping us sleep every night and yes, Bjork remains Iceland's musical mother, but the nation's children have grown up to explore new musical worlds. Fresh from our adventure to Reykjavik — on which we hiked through Reykjadalur valley with Sturla Atlas, went in the studio with GKR, and helped all-female rap crew Reykjavikurdaetur celebrate its album launch — we've put together a handy introduction to the scene.
Moby has been there, done that, released 16 studio albums, and got the eco-friendly t-shirt. Having made some of the most iconic dance music of the past 40 years, we're pleased to see he shows no signs of stopping. With a brutally honest and entertaining memoir Porcelain out in the world, the artist is currently counting down the days (two) until he releases his new album as Moby & The Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing.
I once read that people who write in capital letters do so to hide their true selves. Does that work digitally too? If so, 22-year-old Jeshi is an exception to the rule. The young East Londoner gave us a nice quote about the warped but low key video for Speedboats, taken from his just-released The World’s Spinning Too Fast mixtape (with production from Mura Masa, Lauren Auder, Prince85, Tev’n and more) -- and it’s all in caps. Same goes for his Twitter bio, “MAKING SHIT TALKING SHIT”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".