Every now and again we have artists with connections to Smekkleysa SM /Bad Taste to share with us songs which have inspired them. For this the fifth installment we have been honored by none other than Óttarr Proppé of HAM, Dr. Spock, Funkstrasse and RASS.

Óttarr Proppé
Photo: Elísabet Davíðsdóttir

We approached Óttarr about sharing songs that inspire him. He gave us this fantastic playlist that features Icelandic classics such as Guðmundur Jónsson, Megas and Ghostigital. The playlist includes sensational gems by The Fall, The Prodigy, The Monks, Norah Jones, Arthur Brown, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and more.

Óttarr has strong ties to Smekkleysa and has released music on the label since the early days with HAM and Funkstrasse. Óttarr has also appeared on various Smekkleysa releases such as Bless’ Gums, GusGus’ Forever and Saktmóðigur’s Ég á mér líf.