Wednesday, September 07, 2016

(Oi) You Need To Hold It Down!

HennyMan strikes again!

A take on the summer sound of 2016, a struggle between techno and house with some tribal feels (as always with HennyMan). An to spice it up, a little UK twist (Streets vox sampled). Not being a true conoisseur of genre I label it as tech house. Enjoy.

Best Content Marketing

Everyone talks about content marketing but many seem to miss the whole point. You need to have content that is relevant and excites your (potential) customers. No boring or dull stuff. And content should not be (just) about your product, but about something that is interesting and in some context with your brand. LANDR is my favourite example of a brand that does it really well.

LANDR is a company that has a online audio mastering service. Ideal solution for musicians who are not yet pro, but would appreciate to have their music mastered well. A cool service, I suppose.

But what they have done is a blog that has content that is useful and relevant when it comes to recording and making your own music. Tips, hints and reviews may not be a new thing, btu they have just done this really well.

You should follow them now!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Papier-mâché Mountain

90's is back! Remember "Acid Jazz" and the groovy instrumental hip hop tracks? Here's a brand new HennyMan track as an ode to the era.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Torcha is back!

Here is the remix of the classic Kriton track Torcha by HennyMan, released just this weekend.
The original version was released in 2008. A remastered version was made in 2010ish but this is totally a new version. Enjoy.
The best way to describe this remake is "Disco Meets Trap." Go figure.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy Ten Year Anniversary To Life Of Kriton

Santa, drunk santa, Jopo -bike and gay saunas of Helsinki. Those were among the first things we covered here on the Life Of Kriton ten years ago. Yes, we will celebrate a 10 year anniversary in March. Quite amazing, really. The average lifespan of blogs is hard to determine, but Technorati once quoted that 95 % of blogs will die within a couple of years.

So we're still alive. Ok, the fact is that we're barely alive, but still breathing. The reason of course is that during ten years we've seen the internet coming to and changing our daily behaviour; microblogging with Twitter, mobile and social sharing with Facebook, link sharing with Tumblr, Vlogging with Youtube, live streaming with Periscope, music sharing with Souncdloud, photo sharing with remember Google+??? The list goes on and on. The blogging community is bigger than ever, but the environment is different.

So we have also many other channels to contribute to and maybe we're a bit lazy as well.

After 941 published blog posts it's been cool to see 165.000 unique visits during those years. 2010 was our best year with over 30.000 visits. Interestingly the most viewed blog posts were... Well, they're about Jopos and gay saunas. These very subjects covered in 2006 still bring traffic. Thanks to Google indexing system I guess.

We will promise nothing, this could be our last blog post, maybe not.

Keep it real, homies.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Hard Copy

2016 starts with a fresh HennyMan track as it should. Take 1/4 of old disco feel, use roots sounds as the base and add some synth leads and you have Hard Copy.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Root Down

I wanted to catch the 90's rap production aesthetics with this beat. Sampled and slightly distorted drum loops and very minimal use of melodic instruments, keeping it simple and a bit dirty. Once I completed the track it was quite obvious that I should use my all time favourite rappers, Beastie Boys on this. Ok, the original is hard to compete with, having Jimmy Smith samples and all, but give it a try.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Istanbul Revisited

The latest from HennyVault. It's a classic type of roots & one drop riddim, based on the Istanbul riddim from 2005. This is total remake, no original samples used. HennyMan - Istanbul Revisited

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Havanna 5-0

HennyMan strikes again! This is the theme from "Havanna 5-0" tv series concept that stars latin tempered undercover cops who are fighting against crime on the streets of Havanna and occasionally dreaming of surfing the big wave. It's a boogaloo & latin funk inspired piece with some old skools hip hop breakbeat. HAVANNA 5-0

Monday, April 20, 2015

Some Glad Morning

Another track from HennyMan. This one's titled Some Glad Morning and it's a midtempo R&B track. Having Drake and/or Kendrick Lamar to feat on this one would hurt no one.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Triangle Of Evil

I think that hating Nickelback is ok. But people often forget that there are at least two bands who should also be labeled as potentially hazardous to your ears.

1) Creed 2) Daughtry And here's a NB song to remind you. And because we rock Finland, we're not gonna start with Sunrise Avenue, although they don't stand too far from this crowd.

Artiphonists, anyone?

A weird but intriguing instrument. Supposedly made 80kUSD on Kickstarter in just six hours.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Shaded Rooms

Year 2015 brings the first tune from HennyMan in a while. This time a track that's a well bodied and a tasty coctail of softrock, disco & electro. It is somewhere in between of Eagles, Kraftwerk & Chromeo. With a clear schlager feel to it. This is the instrumental version with some additional melodies to spice it up. Vocal version should come later this year, let's hope Glenn Frey can find the time to drop by at the Staten Island Studios.


Hennyman - Shaded Room

Monday, January 05, 2015

How Much Is TheFish?

Man, you gotsta love these EDEKA ads. Latest on featuring "that Scooter dude" And not to forget the classic Super Geil Ad