Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brooklyn we go hard

What you get when you mix Brooklyn focused lyrics, Santogold's vocals, Jay-Z's rapping and Kanye West's producing skills? Well, you get the last really good rap song of the year 2008. Jay-Z's (feat. Santogold) Brooklyn is the newish track taken off the soundtrack of the upcoming film “Notorious”, a biopic of The Notorious B.I.G. I really love when rap songs use samples of fresh tunes like in this case

If the song's this hard, I guess the film's gonna be a banger too.

Happy New Year 2009, it's gonna be a ball!

update: here's another link, they've deleted the other one. This is actually more fun, some DIY video of BK kids...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Entourage appreciation & vote post

In my opinion Entourage is still the best show on air. The biggest problem is that I really can't decide who's the best character? The sneaker lovin' hip hop wannabe Turtle, the misbehaving and constantly cursing agent Ari Gold or Johnny Drama, who thinks his calves are too skinny? Or the gay assistant of Ari, Lloyd, who gets verbally abused on each episode? Or is it still Eric who is the one keeping the posse together? Or just plain Vinny, Vincent, Vincenzo, the main jefe, the pretty one?

Well you're gonna help me with this one or just voice your own opinion. Click and vote!

Who is your favourite character from the tv series
Ari Gold
Vinnie Chase
Johnny Drama
Eric Murphy

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Torcha! - a Chrismukkah gift from the us to you

Consider this your Chrismukkah (trademarked by Seth from "The O.C.") gift this year. It's Kriton's latest jam "Torcha!", and it has already made waves at the Top Billin blog plus of course the trusty old MySpace site. If you happen to spot the vocal sample, please write your answers in the comments space.... a wink to all cheesy 90's euro/handbag lovers!

Kriton Bangers: Torcha! (mp3, 320 kbs, zshare)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

390 versions of Last Christmas

This is so hilarious that's it's gonna be my christmas/Kwanzaa present to y'all. is dedicated to the best/cheesiest christmas song ever, Wham's Last Christmas. These guys have collected already 390 versions of this delicate treat. From bollywood to acoustic to indie to electro - they've got it all and you can download it! Like Cartman would say SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!

And if this all is too cool to bear, bear in mind that the original is still the real thing for all you bears!

Merry Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa to our readers!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Brooklyn Girls

This Charlie Hamilton joint is my current fave hiphop track. Good, old fashioned East Coast party music flava, and shit about girls. Who wouldn't love a bit of that?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Regular Guy

This is basic rap parody, like what Weird Al has done, but it fits and it's funny: "I make pretty good spaghetti sauce, mothef**a". Actually this guy is pretty good, although kinda x-rated and not too PC to begin with. Google him on the inner'web to find the more saucy stuff.

Viewdle blew my mind

This is so advanced tech stuff that it's not cutting edge it's pure bleeding edge . These Viedwle guys come from Ukraine and they have been developing this facial recognition and video search software within the army and university and it's mind blowing. They won the best start-up prize at the Le Web conference in Paris this week and the truly deserved it.

Viewdle has developed video search tools that previously needed supercomputers to run, but their apps run on regular pc's. Check out their demos on how you can search video material: their software can tell who's on the video, what the subject is and when it's been shot. It's still in some kinda beta version, but you'll get the picture. I guess these ukrainian nerd's are gonna be rich soon.

The Hype Machine

In the digital age if you want to be ahead and know what's coming up next on the music scene, you can't really rely on official charts and media. I mean, even the Billboards and such are good indicators of what's happening right now with the masses (album, single and even downloaded music sales) but it's the blogs where the action is. You might have build your own iGoogle or Netvibes account to follow the latest RSS-feeds of your favourite blogs, but here's a good site to see what the blogosphere is buzzing about: The Hypemachine

Obviously Hypemachine is not perfect, 'cos it don't have Kriton Music indexed :-), but it's a nice service though. Recently we've covered one out of three top artists with our posts about Kanye's fixed gear 'cos the most blogged ones for the time being are Kanye, Cut Copy and MGMT.

But let's fix that: Cut Copy really rocks and so does MGMT.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

House, house, house and even more mother****ing house

I really loved Jzzmeister's post about 'ye ole chicago house music. I've been in Paris for the last week, and I must say that I'm totally feeling the french house music and electro right now. Well you can't miss it here, 'cos even the upscale department stores like Galeries Lafayette play Justice & other as "elevator music". I'm kinda novice on the subject - I've got the obvious Daft Punk albums and Ed Banger compilations at home, but I haven't really gotten into the whole filter using aural pleasure as a genre.

To get in the mood watch the educational film above, it's from the lecture series "Samples. French House Music and samples used 101"...

WORD! BJ The Messenger: 'Crackhead'

Monday, December 08, 2008


I guess so, since Blogger seems to think that. The blog in case is, my personal blog where i post new thigs i've accomplished in the wonderful world of graphics (a.k.a. "piirtelen tikku-ukkoja"). Blogger has some sort of a auto-bot that goes through blogs and notices if they have SPAM BLOG type of qualities (whatever they may be) and right now they've spotted MY DEAR OLD BLOG with their all seeing eye. I'm scared, dude!

So now I just asked them to check it, so they'll see it's COMPLETELY HARMLESS. But how will i know if Blogger will approve it? After all, they may find my graphics "like just sooooo late 2007/early 2008" that they just can't compete with the illustrator hipsters of 2009. "Like soooo lame, this guy is still using gradient slides and photo grain textures". "Dude, we so HAVE TO kick this loser outta here!!"...

So if you wanna go and see my much-dreaded SPAM BLOG, go here and visit. It's not such a bad place.

This Is Motherfucking House Music

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Kanye Haz A Fixie

As recently revealed by Hennessy, our blog posts about Kanye's as well as Pharrell's new fixed gear bicycle purchases have been some of the most popular ones we ever wrote. 

So to celebrate that, peep the photo above, borrowed from the Fixed Gear Trickster/Blogger Extraordinaire, Mr. John Prolly. If you're into all that bicycle stuff, check out his blog, as well as mine to keep your head in the game, homie. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Many people have been talking about this for the past months, but I finally got my invite to Spotify and I'm pretty stoked as well.

If you haven't heard, it's the new thing, better than many "web radios" before, loads of free music streamed + nice user interface + a recommendation engine that helps you find new artists. What more can I say? I love it, hope it comes available to all users pretty soon

It's amazing

It might come as a surprise to many of you but our older blog post about Kanye West's trackbike is one of the biggest things that lures readers to our blog.

Besides obvious love for track bikes and fixie culture I think that Kanye is still a genius when it comes to making music. On the new album mr West is mos def overusing vocoder/autotune all too much. But for an example this one has a super simple but cool beat and a bit corny piano loop that kinda fits in perfectly with the lofi rapping. I just had to turn up my speakers when this was on air this morning. And Jeezy comes in just when u think the song is over. It's amazing.

Best of 2008

We might be putting out some "Best Of The Year 2008" -lists or even mixtapes here soon, but until we do that, here's an interesting thing.

Last Fm has published a list of the best artists, songs and albums based on "entirely on your scrobbling, this is a real look at what you've been listening to (not just buying). The charts are ranked by total number of listeners"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

(Everybody needs) Someone to feed


I know mr. Alppila has already been spreading this, but let's still put the direct link here, so y'all can get the new Cars remix banging in your club/bedroom/car/iPod/tractor. If your dl-speed is sucky, and you want it streamed, log on to myspace/kritonhigh for dat.

It's us, it's new, enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jenna Jameson's Armani Sofa - Could Be Yours!


It's for sale, on Ebay of course. Where else? Armani Casa too. But god knows what she done did that sofa. Stains, anyone? 

"This barely used silk silver Casa Armani sofa belongs to Jenna Jameson. Now that she and her beau, Tito have purchased a new home and are having twins, they have decided that a silk couch might not be necessary.

The couch was purchased about 2 years ago and located in a unoccupied sitting area of Jenna's Hollywood Hills home.

The original purchase price was at least double what it is being auctioned for.

Thanks for checking it out and good luck!

House of Jameson Staff

Please contact for shipping options if not local (Los Angeles/Huntington Beach area)

This is apparently her house, BTW: 

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Kriton Bangers From The Kriton Bangers

I guess we just dropped out the "High School" out of our name recently. No particular drama there, we just kinda moved on from high school to other levels of education.

We've been putting some new s**t on tape as they say and we'll be putting that material out any day now, so beware. We've got some electro-influenced stuff and some AOR-sampling sweetness to come. Here's a clue in the form of a video, you might be getting something like this transformed into the year 2008... Just wait...

And we gotsta leak the working titles for all you fanatics: The songs area titled "Torcha!" and "Someone To Feed".

No More Jacko, Mikaeel Instead. But Def NOT Mustafa Jackson.

It's official, Michael Jackon has now converted to Islam and has a new name, Mikaeel. He did not, however, dig the name first suggested to him, Mustafa. 

Whatever, I still dig the music the old Michael Jackson did. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Luke, use the power of the free, the music industry's a-changing!

Everything that is digital can be copied and distributed online quite easily, we all know that. I went to SIME-conference last week and heard a few interesting presentations on the subject. I’m not gonna go too deeply into the stuff that the PirateBay guys had to say (yeah, they want it all for free and it’s fun doing that , that’s pretty much their political agenda), but I’d like to share some thoughts of Joi Ito.

Joi Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons and his point was simply that in the digital world copyright issues should be thought over. He was not only speaking pro free content but he had some good points on how different levels of copyrights could actually serve in marketing the artist/producer. This just calls for profound adjustments on the business model of the current music industry.

He had a good example of the Brazilian Tecnobrega-movement. The whole Technobrega-phenomenon is based on the fact that artists don’t get anything for their normal CD’s. The CD’s are sold as pirates or they are even given away for free. The artists are paid through concerts, sound system nights, t-shirts, special merchandise and such. Ito pointed out that in the Brazilian market it would be impossible to make a living selling CD’s ’cos no one would buy them from uknown artistst. And these unkonwn artists don’t get a single gig unless people know their material. By distributing cheap/free CD’s the artists gain more attention and are booked to better gigs. And once they get to be more famous, some people actually buy their special versions of their CD’s for really high prices, wanna wear t’shirts with the artists logos…

This is actually Long Tail Theory & Freeconomy mixed in real life: you give away free material to market your talent and then you make money selling specialized niche products for a good price. The old model of marketing and trying to sell to masses doesn’t work there. Many analysts think this is the way how music business is developing – the business model is slowly changing and the biggest income comes out of touring & merchandise.

The reason why I'm a fan of mr. Ito, is that he actually thinks of the bigger picture, the business side of copyrights. I mean there should be a business side if some people (artists + the people working for/with the artist) want to focus full time on making music and making a living out of it.

Robbing & Looting: US Military Discovers $5 Million, Heroin & Bullets In Iraq

"Dear Friend,

I am James Barry, I am an army contractor attached to the US Military for the sole purpose of reconstruction work in some parts of Iraq.

On the 27th August 2008, I and my men discovered some metal boxes (4 in number) piled on top one another, each with a sign written on them. one filled with hard drugs (heroine), two filled with bullets and the other one to my amazement contained U.S hundred dollar bills, which we counted and discovered that the money in that box total to $5 Million.

We hide the box containing the money in untraceable location, I am now in desperate need of a reliable and Trustworthy person who would receive and secure this box of money containing the US Dollars until my assignment elapses. We cannot afford to leave the box of money here in Iraq for any reason since Iraq is getting unsafe and dangerous every day.I am fully aware of what your thoughts would be next, but on receipt of your response, I will send my picture as well as my Identity, for you to know whom you are dealing with.I assure and promise to give you 15% of this fund, please assure me of your keeping this deal topmost secret. Send your reply to my private E-mailing address;

My Sincere Regards,
James Barry.

So anyone interested in splitting the loot, please feel free to email:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jere Knows How To Party

Jere used to be a really good ice-hockey player. But he also knew how to party, both in the best Vantaa-ghetto style as well as in international jet-set styleeee, and now he's in trouble again.

Why? Beacuse police seized these photos from somewhere, one of which apparently shows "a baggie containing approximately 30 grammes of cocaine", as well as some of the same substance on his nose. And there were those white lines on the table too. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nas, he can

Too bad I can't come to the Rock The Bells happening tonite to witness Nas, De La Soul and others. I guess on big theme's gonna be the change...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

'Street Wear' by Nick James

Bounce like a bedspring

I dont know if this has been floating around for a long time, and really, who cares. If you haven't checked it out yet, you better do that right now. It's called "Bounce", by the unfokwitable MSTRKRFT featuring the almighty superthug, N.O.R.E.

I've had the og version for a while already, but this A-Trak remix kills it in a split second. Make no mistake, this is no blog house-white-boy b-more, A-Trak makes it all hip house. Think of "It Takes Two", but in a really thug way. In other words: this is my muhf***in jam right now.

Thanks to homie DJK2 and the Nerd Network blog for posting this gem.

MSTRKRFT: Bounce feat N.O.R.E. (A-Trak Remix)

Double Up! Pharrell, pliiiiz.

Check it. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Prins Thomas and the t-shirt of the year

Norwegians do it better!
(btw this dude is coming to Helsinki in a few weeks)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Crime Watch on a sunday morning

Yesterday I was preparing a well earned sunday breakfast/brunch, making pancakes and such. This peacuful moment was interrupted by loud police sirens and a chase on my home street. I'm not sure what happened here, but the cops quite firmly apprehended these two suspects in a van and handcuffed them. I managed to get this pic using my new spy gear. What amazed me for the way these guys were treated, it was no speeding ticket this time I'm sure.

Whuut's happening to our neighbourhood? Crack dealers on the loose?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The best Dancehall riddim for 2008

Is here. It hasn't been particularly awesome year for jamaican music this year IMHO. I have really liked the more rootsy stuff for a few years and this year has brought us some great tunes from Perfect, Etana, Alaine, Demarco, Chezidek, Pressure, Munga and such pretty new timers plus loads of cool stuff from the older players. But nonetheless the riddims have not been that great, at least on the dancehall side.

I just heard this riddim today and this one is a true banger, as we Kritons like to say. It's called "Beauty" and it's ows a lot to the Diwali riddim from the year 2002. Ok, I the last trip I did to Jamaica was actually that same year, so I still remember how friggin huuuuuge diwali for back then, and it brings back good memories of good times, but still this rocks.

Beauty Riddim

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Coolest mobile software ever - Joiku Spotlight

Have you ever been out of your wi-fi reach when you really need it? Well if you have invested in a good Nokia phone (S60 3rd Ed phones) your problems are solved. Joiku Spotlight (nothing to do with the finnish Jaiku, that's a mobile microblogging thang) is a free software that'll turn your mobile into a wi-fi hotspot. Just download the program and turn it on and it shows as a new wi-fi connection on your computer near by. How geek is that? How cool is that?

The best thing is that you can use more than one computer to share that hotspot - no more fuss trying to make your computer and phone work together. Of course this hotspot is open to everyone, but it-s a freeconomy world, ain't it?

Check it out at Joiku's Place

***EDIT 100211***
Yeah this is still alive and more popular than ever. Now it's called Joikuspot

Best Ever. Like Right Now. Katy Perry

F**k it, I confess. 

I love that song, yes, even more than this. And Katy Perry is the hotness herself. And hey, I wouldn't mind it...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Disco music will save your life, Heavy Metal kills!

They have studied this, and it's a fact:

The University of Illinois medical school studied the effect the song had on keeping time during CPR. Five weeks after practicing CPR with the song playing on an iPod, doctors at the medical school were able to hum along without the music and keep time just a little bit faster than 100 per minute, which is perfectly fine when we're talking about chest compressions.

Stayin' alive,
Stayin' alive,
(this part is exactly 100 beats per minute)
Stayin' a-li-ive
This tip helps rescuers keep the proper rate while doing CPR. Going too slow doesn't generate enough blood flow, and going too fast doesn't allow the heart to fill properly between compressions. Humming along with the Bee Gees is one way to stay on track.
For those of you less optimistic folks, Queen's classic, Another One Bites the Dust, also has the proper beat.

Well, I lied a bit in the headline, they had no hard evidence against metal music, but I guess good black metal could be used to bring someone back to life? From the other side.. :-)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jack Bauer speed painting

It's pretty cool when peeps know how to use their software and use their skills for a good purpose. Daymn, maybe I should take a course or something?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Hipster Jesus Skids On A Fixie. Rad!

In the past there's been some talk about Hipster Jesus in our blog. 

Anyhoo, the ink in da pic above is da real shit. Look here for more of wicked tats like that. 

Thank you vocoder

T-Pain is having trouble with his vocoder. Some funny ish!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Live your life: T.I. recycles euro (trash)

Once again a rapper takes an annoying dancetune phrase and makes an own song out of it. Don't wanna say anything bad about O-zone, the moldovian pop phenomenon who wrote the original Dragostea Din Tei, but T.I manages to pull it off, once again. Tha king of the south. And we all love Rihanna, don't we?

And this will mos def make a killer ringtone to piss of your friends and foes.

The first single "Whatever you like is even more dynamite. Check it out!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Remember King Missile? How about some MC 900 Foot Jesus?

All of us at the Kriton camp have been very much into this mix recently. We were just hangin at studio tonight (and finished a track BTW. And also started a new genre, but nuff about that) and got to talkin about how cool this 90's alt-rock mix by Catchdubs is and how we all have these records at home (yeah dude, we're old). So why not share the topic with you? After all, it is a free mix!

So get it while it's hot and before you favorite new-rave-club-bmore-blog-house-nouveau-crunk-dj's start spinning 90's alternative like they invented that shit. And BLAST THAT SUCKA SO LOUD YOUR NEIGHBORS CAN HEAR IT.

Mishka Presents Nick Catchdubs & Mr. Ducker's Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kriton's "Thrashin" finally here too

Hey we're not always so quick in here. So we finished this track already like a month or two ago, but kinda forgot to post it here. Anyway, the song's been in our MySpace and also leaked in blogs ages ago. So we figured now's probably a good time to put it in here too. Since we got a new BANGA on the finishing line already....

So here it is, Thrashin' by Kriton High School Bangers. All ya'll over 30 will recognize the sample instantly. All'yall under 30, go browse your big bro's vinyl shelf already. Under the letter "M", in the "1986" section.

Kriton High School Bangers: Thrashin' (zshare) (mp3 320 kbps)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Baby drop another Slow Jam

There's really nothing like a nice, smooth slow jam to warm up the cold september nights. These are some of my favorites right now.

Also, these videos are a nice throwback to what the urban style was all about in the mid 80's (1985 and 1986, to be exact). Jheri curls, moustaches, big blazers, silk shirts, leather pants & all that. Now when will The Cool Kids catch that wave?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

MySpace goes Outer Space

Hey peeps. I just wanted to let you know i did a new layout for Kriton's MySpace. Or actually i did the background for Curtis Vodka a while ago, but since he didn't use it i thought we could. Cos it's pretty nice like that. Go check it out.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Never Surrender

Ahh, a real 80's cheese pop classic to warm up the cold september days. Corey Hart's "Never Surrender". The video also looks SO Canadian it hurts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Michelle

Michelle Williams (not the chick from Dawson's Creek) is the one from Destiny's Child who's always boring us with some gospel ballads on her solo records. So i'm surprised to notice that her new single's not that bad. Actually her best so far (well... actually the first one i ever even paid any attention to).

I guess Michelle noticed that even her ex-bandmate Kelly Rowland was making good money in Europe with her "european-style" Freemasons remix, so she hopped on board. This is the result (well, the original's really not as housey as this remix by the italo-american duo Lost Daze).

Michelle Williams: We Break The Dawn (Lost Daze Remix Radio Edit) (zshare) (mp3 320 kbps)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jockin Jay-Z

Whoa, i didn't see this one coming. New Jay-Z only less than a year after American Gangster. This is the new single "Jockin' Jay-Z" from the upcoming Blueprint 3 (seriously, how many of these will Jigga make until he realizes the first Blueprint is unfuckwithable?). Anyway this joint is pretty hot, on some serious "99 Promblems" vibe, and produced by who else than Kanyeezy!

Jay-Z: Jockin Jay-Z (zshare) (mp3 320 kbs)

Friday, August 22, 2008

My Love Is "Your Love"

The guys from Outfield must be happy as hell. They are a pretty unknown one hit AOR/pseudo-new-wave wonders from London, who hit gold with their second single Your Love in 1985. And then pretty much everybody forgot about them.

But come the 2000's, the song was resurrected: by GTA Vice City's soundtrack, various cover versions (the best of them being B.O.B.'s "Use Your Love" but also even Katy Perry made a version) and of course dozens of Bmore remixes. You've heard them. And the saga just continues: The Inc's secret weapon, top notch r&b crooner Lloyd (remember: Get It Shawty, You, the hella good last single Girls Around The World) interpolates "Your Love" in "Lose Your Love", a track on his new album "Lessons In Love". And that's good, even if Lloyd doesn't capture the original's infectious high school party vibe. Instead he gives the chorus a good old bedroom r&b treatment... see for yourself.

Lloyd: Lose Your Love (zshare) (mp3, 320kbs)

oh and BTW, The Outfield is still together!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shit is robotic

Simian Mobile Disco's massive dance hit "It's The Beat" still pops up and starts playing in my head ever so often. What a great tune.

Check out this nice remix by DFA's Shit Robot (who BTW played at the UMF festival in Turku in july - for about 10 enthusiastic listeners...). It's eight minutes long and it even has the signature DFA congas! From SMD's new remix album "Sample & Hold", this is disco dance madness.

Simian Mobile Disco: It's The Beat (Shit Robot Remix) (zshare) (mp3 320kbs)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bears, beards and flannel shirts

I know that flannel shirts have made a comeback, which is ok I guess. They remind me of Snoop Dogg, Kurt Cobain and all the good things from early 90's. But is the whole lumberjack style coming back ever? I hope not, although it looks kinda cool on these two big bears. Kinda Brokeback Mountainish, but... What's up with these suspenders? - They make these dudes a bit skinheadish as well... And that's a scary combination.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Where We From?

Shiiieeeet! The Digable Planets were probably one of the most underrated hip hop acts of their time. So far ahead in the future. Kool like dat. 

Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Foot Digs MTB Girlies...

I dunno if you're aware of this but all of us Kriton boys are quite avid cyclists. Even if I personally tend to keep riding my fixie bike only in city, this image really struck a chord for me somehow.... scary! But what's up with the those shoes?

And notice also the resemblance between the Big Foot and legendary Leland Sklar. 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Touch it baby!

This seems kinda cool: The Intua Beat Maker.

I've been waiting to see some really cool apps for the iPhone / iPod touch and this looks like a pretty flashy thingy. If someone tries it, please let me know if it's any good.

Besides this I haven't really seen any really far out apps using the touch screen in innovative ways. I guess there might be soon coming out some porn apps that could have some features of that sort..

But back to music making: I've been trying the BeatEd with my Nokia phone and it pretty much fun as well. I've made some 808 beats with it that really help you getting through long flights. I guess I've joined the mile high club of beat making? However I haven't figured out how to get the beats out of the phone as files that I could convert into mp3's or AIFF's. I guess the analogue output on the phone is kinda crappy, so I might get some white noise as bonus.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Air Guitar Heroes Wanted

Now it's time to show your moves and win an autographed Mick Jones Les Paul Custom Gibson guitar. Just send a clip of yourself rocking out and playing air guitar to Foreigner here.

Rock out with your c**k out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Not over 'til the bearded dude plays the bassline

Here's that Billy Cobham joint that Leland Sklar kills with his bassline. Also known as "Safe From Harm" by Massive Attack (see Jussi's recent post about the bearded genius)

Note that the track is long as Sklar's beard itself (actually 9:49), so the part that you really wanna hear starts at 3 minutes. And the Massive Attack sampled bit comes somewhere between that and eternity.

Billy Cobham: Stratus (mp3, zshare)

Do Beards Poop In The Woods?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Respect To Leland "Father Time" Sklar

The post about Toto breaking up (thank god!) caused some debate concerning the Santa Claus -looking person in the line-up picture, someone going as far as even calling him a "Farao". 

Anyhow, our always very knowledgeable Fiil Inc. educated about the dude, Leland Sklar, and as I checked out his Wiki-page, I realized that not only had he played bass with almost everyone including even Laura Branigan, and besides looking like the coolest uncle you never had, hey! he actually played bass on Billy Cobham's legendary Spectrum -album, meaning that consequently he played THAT BASSLINE on the track Stratus. I was like, whoah, dude!

Yes, the breakbeat/bassline Massive Attack sampled on the Blue Lines -album track 'Safe From Harm', before everyone else did too. Probably the best bass/drum groove ever recorded. 

Japanther Rules!

Every once in a while you just need to find a new exciting band, you know? 

And just today I did and they're called Japanther. Obviously they're by no means a new band but whatever. When I came across the video above that was it, it starts a bit slow but the when the band and the audience get going, you just want to be there. 'least I do. Seeing a band live needs to be just like that. 

'We're Japanther from New York, I hope yo'all like it!'


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Japanese Hard Gay / レイザーラモン

Japanese people are strange, yet often very funny people. 

Consequently Japanese TV is even funnier. Check out the video above if you didn't already, it the "best of" of Razor Ramon Hard Gay (レイザーラモン). He's apparently pretty damn popular over there. 

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Will it blend: Nike Air Max

You might have seen these "Will It Blend" -videos, where a guy uses a Blendtec-blender to break various stuff from Iphones to golf balls and glow sticks. Yeah, I know, it was originally a marketing stunt made by the company and they've actually got their sales up by these viral videos.

However this one must be done with the Nike marketing guys, but who cares. it's always cool to see things get broken, and I've never even thought of shredding a sneaker...

Tallinn Junkie Goes Wild! Raving w/ Ass-slapping Routine!

The capital city of our southern neighbor Estonia, Tallinn, is a very very beautiful town but it also still has some pretty rough Soviet-era pre-fabricated housing estates with some serious social problems. Lasnamäe and Mustamäe being two of these. 

Well, check out the videos above and see a Lasnamäe local getting it on. I'd say after enjoyinga pretty health dose some amphetamines. In fact it's a well known fact how back in the Soviet times many east European countries, especially Poland, produced lots of really strong amphetamines and other similar chemicals, sometimes know as 'Polish Soup'. 

And below here's the freestyle version of the same guy, this time with some music, ie. even better. The dude knows how to 'move his body'. 

Friday, August 08, 2008

Toto breaks up

And we're all sad. I haven't seen them live these past years, so I can't say if they still rocked, but their legacy still rocks.

Read more

Toto's website

Or just feel this

Africa vid

Monday, August 04, 2008

New York City Cops They Ain't Too Smart

This vid has been going around a lot, but I guess we outta show it too. It's a short clip that shows what happened on Times Square in NYC a on 25th of July during a Critical Mass. Jeez 'em cops weird.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Montauk Monster

It's been a hot summer (at least in some parts) and here's something that fits right in with the heat: the Montauk Monster.

As it seems, a guy has taken a pic of a true sea monster, whooah. Is it fake or not, who knows, but it's really x-files stuff, Mulderesque & Scullylike.

NY Magazine gets deeper into the story here, including a quote from an eyewitness, 22-year old Michael Meehan:

"I saw the monster. I just came walking down the beach and everyone was looking at it. No one knew what it was. It kind of looked like a dog, but it had this crazy-looking beak. I mean, I would freak out if something like that popped up next to me in the water."

Read the story from here or here The pic is actually pretty freaky...