Ultraflex is a Norwegian/Icelandic producer duo consisting of solo artists Farao (NO) & Special-K (IS), taking you on a joyride through a disco theme park complete with shimmering roller coasters, kaleidoscopic carousels and the occasional eerie haunted house. The conflux of the individually accomplished artists channels the cheekily frank Icelandic nature through Norwegian acuteness and reason, resulting in an interdisciplinary artistic collaboration that oozes charisma.
The sound of Ultraflex is an exotic cocktail of contemporary disco and futuristic boogie, with a production style resting somewhere between Peggy Gou and The Rah Band, and vocal performances reminiscent of Saâda Bonaire and Janet Jackson. The pair met when they were both living in Berlin and had mutual artistic crushes on each other. The opportunity to collaborate arose when they were hired to make a commissioned piece for the Scandinavian electronic music festivals Insomnia and Extreme Chill in 2019. After a few short, intense writing sessions in the remote Westfjords of Iceland, the arctic Tromsø and the considerably more urban Berlin, they had managed to construct their sound, image and debut album ‘Visions of Ultraflex’, coming October 2020.
Booking: Felipe Mina Calvo at ATC Live – felipe[at]atc-live[dot]com