How to pronounce band names

A pronunciation guide for DJs and the curious. Because OMG some of these names… I mean WTF people.

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Arcee – pronounced “ahh-sí ”

Bon Iver – pronounced “Bon ee-vairh”

Bjork – pronounced “Byerk”

Diaz Grimm – pronounced “Dee-az Grim”

DIIV – pronounced “Dive”

DJ Koze – pronounced “Ko-zay”

Dungen – pronounced “dune yen”

Élan vital – pronounced “E-lan Ve-tell”

ESPRIT 空想 – pronounced”Espree kuu-soo” AKA “Espree Fantasy”

Felix, III – pronounced “Felix-the-third”

Groeni – pronounced “grow-knee”

HAIM – pronounced “Hime”

HNGVR – pronounced “hangover”

KVKA – pronounced “koo-kah”

Les Baxters – pronounced “Lay Backsters”

Lykke Li – pronounced “Lick-E Lee”

Maya Payne – pronounced “May-yah Pain”

MCHNCL – pronounced “Mechanical”

MGMT – pronounced “Em-Gee-Em-Tee”

Miloux – pronounced “Mee-Lou”

Motte – pronounced “Mo-tuh”

Mogwai – pronounced “Mawg-why”

Mzwetwo – pronounced “Mz-way-two”

Oneohtrix Point Never – pronounced “One-oh-tricks Point Never”

Opiuo – pronounced “oh-pee-oh”

Rae Sremmurd – pronounced  “Schrim-mir”

Raiza Biza – pronounced “Ray-za Beeza”

RKYxDKY – pronounced “Rucky Ducky” AKA Mike Ruckus

RVNG – pronounced “Revenge”

Sebadoh –  pronounced “Sebba-dough”

Scuba Diva – pronounced “Scuba dee-vah”

Shunkan – pronounced “Shoon-kahn”

Sigur Rós – pronounced “Seeg-Uhrr Rohse”

Spycc – pronounced “Spike”

Sufjan Stevens – pronounced “Soof-yawn Stevens”

Sunn O))) – pronounced “Sun” (no “ooooooooo” needed)

SYMPTM – pronounced “Symptom”

TIMES x TWO – pronounced “Times Two”

Todd Terje – pronounced “Todd Terr-YEAH”

Toro Y Moi – pronounced “Toh-roh E Mwah”

Unouomedude – pronounced “You-know-you-owe-me-dude”

Xiu Xiu – pronounced “shoe shoe”

Yvnalesca – pronounced “You-na-less-ka”

Yumi Zouma – pronounced “You-me Zoo-mah”

!!! – pronounced “Chk Chk CHK”

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