Subminimal or Tjorvi Oskarsson, has been making music for many years, but in the recent years his reputation has been growing in the local electronic music scene with more live performances and releases. His roots are in jungle and early drum and bass music and those influences cut through his music. His sound has been described as deep grooves with an ambient atmospheres. His first Ep "When and How" was released on Hidden Hawaii in 2011 reminding people of the source of Drum and bass. Early in 2012 he was contacted by drum and bass legend Justice to do a remix of "Touch Feel" taken from Justice and Metro "839" album. Later in 2012 he released his EP "Microfluidics" on Icelandic Electronic label Möller Records, in Reykjavik Grapevine review of the album it said " It feels like ‘Microfluidics’ lurks and skulks in dark corners of abandoned spaceships off Solaris, waiting for people to go, “Hey we should split up and explore this place separately,” before it attacks and lays its young in your brain or something." His recent remixing efforts on the track "Stofnar Falla" for iceland young and upcoming band Samaris has not gone unnoticed. "Subminimal’s version is a drum’n’bass opus reminiscent of Photek’s work in the nineties" He is working on his second EP on Möller Records, he is the fore front of icelandic Drum and bass.
Iceland Airwaves 08 review
".. Subminimal turned out some really cool tunes starting slowly and building into the kind of heavier basslines that got the heads of listeners bouncing and shoulders moving."
-Heather Rosemary Harrison Phillip, Reykjavik Grapevine
Iceland Airwaves 07 review
"...Things got much more interesting when local boy Subminimal set up shop behind his computer. He is truly a laptop-jockey forging new paths in the world of crackling digitalism, effortlessly rendering half-time ambient soundscapes laced with rough-edged breaks."
-Jonah Flicker, Reykjavik Grapevine