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Quarashi - Besta útihátídin 2011 (DVD)

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Filmed in June 2011 at "Besta hátíðin" music festival.  Quarashi concert with almost all the popular songs for the last time as the original Quarashi band. 
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This is an official release by Quarashi, NOT A FAN-MADE compilation!
All region DVD
Published NOV 2012

Track list:
1. Baseline
2. Mess It Up
3. Tarfur
4. Tamborine Cut
5. Catch 22
6. Brass Knuckles
7. Payback
8. Stun Gun
9. Mr. Jinx
10. Stars
11. Pro
12. Xeneizes
13. Mr. Caulfield
14. Thunderball
15. Copy Cat
16. Murder Frenzy
17. Weirdo
18. Switchstance
19. Stick 'Em Up

Quarashi hafði legið í dvala í sjö ár þegar hún sneri aftur í júní 2011 til að kveðja jarðvist sína fyrir fullt og allt. Kveðjan var í formi þrennra goðsagnakenndra tónleika. Tvennir þeirra fóru fram fyrir trofullu húsi á Nasa í Reykjavík dagana 15 og 16. júlí 2011 en viku áður steig sveitin á svið fyrir framan ellefu þúsund gesti Bestu útihátíðarinnar sem haldin var á Gaddstaðaflötum í Rangárþyngi ytra. Tvennt vakti sérstaka athygli þessa helgi. Á föstudeginum myndaðist margra klukkutíma umferðarteppa á um 50 kílómetra kafla frá Kömbum að Hellu og á laugardeginum komu fram í fyrsta sinn - á einu og sama sviðinu - allir meðlimir Quarashi frá því að sveitin var stofnuð í bílskúr í Vesturbænum árið 1996. Quarashi flutti nær öll sín vinsælustu lög í bland við uppáhaldslög hljómsveitarmeðlima af þeim sex plötum sem sveitin sendi frá sér - á ferli sem spannaði 15 ár.

Quarashi was a rap and hip-hop group from Reykjavík, Iceland. It was composed of Hössi Ólafsson (replaced by Tiny, real name Egill Olafur Thorarensen, on the final album), who was the lead vocalist and frontman of the group, Ómar Swarez (Ómar Örn Hauksson), rapper and hype man, and Steini a.k.a. Stoney (Steinar Orri Fjeldsted), also rapper and hype man. The fourth member of the group was Sölvi Blöndal, who was their producer, keyboardist, percussionist, drummer and songwriter. For live shows, Quarashi was joined by a guitarist (Smári "Tarfur" Jósepsson, later replaced by Vidar Hákon Gislason), a bassist (Gaukur Úlfarsson), and a DJ (DJ Dice, later replaced by DJ Magic).

The group has a loyal following, especially in their native Iceland. Each of their records (Switchstance, Quarashi, Xeneizes, Kristnihald undir Jökli, Jinx, Guerilla Disco) sold well in their homeland. Quarashi was a rap group, but they combined elements of rock, techno, and funk into their songs, lending an air of unpredictability to their music. Comparisons to Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, and Beastie Boys are often heard when discussing Quarashi, but the group had a unique style that distinguished them from other famous rap/rock groups. Their influences ranged from Public Enemy (Blöndal says that P.E.'s Fear Of A Black Planet is what inspired him to make music) to Led Zeppelin, and that can be heard in their songs.

Quarashi info on Wikipedia here.