Friday, August 28, 2009

Afro Puffs!

Last nite Snoop Dogg brought his pound to Helsinki for the third time. I honestly didn't have too high expectations - I excpected a good show from a charismatic rapper, but the show was actually top notch. The band was a bit progressive at times, but I really digged those arrangements that gave a new edge to the classics. The biggest surprise was when Lady Of Rage came on stage and they started playing "Afro Puffs". Big respect for the lady!

Snoop is mos def one of the only really big rappers that have had a long career, quite current hits and still manage to amaze you live.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Open letter to MySpace: Let me f***ng go!

I know that MySpace has lost the game to Facebook (at least if we measure daily users and user activity), but it still works prett well e.g. as a promotion channel for bands and artists.

However - I've been trying to delete my profile from MySpace for a week now, but I can't seem to manage to do that. I've clicked the proper buttons and tried to send my profile to the digital graveyard but no.

So Myspace guys: send me the f***ng confirmation mail so I can really delete my profile. It's nothing personal, it's just friggin frustrating and reeaally bad customer service.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free online movies

We all know what Spotify has done to (free / ad sponsored) streaming audio. What I wait for is the next spotify for video, both tv series and full length movies. Hulu has been a big thing in the States for almost a few years now, and we all remember the hype around Joost but there must be something happening soon.

In the meanwhile check out Speedcine, one version of what this could be in the future.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cocomotion promo mix is here! 2 Balearic 4U!

The Cocomotion club (at Bar Nolla, Helsinki) is tomorrow for the fourth time now, with the almighty Flipperi from Top Billin crew / Nightrunners / Helsinki 78-82 (a brand new hella good project!) as a guest DJ!

so i thought what better way to celebrate it than to to make a promo mix! The first Cocomotion mix evah!

Here it is: a massive hour plus mix of some balearic pop, electronic, disco and whatnot, including your favorites like The Art Of Noise, The Police, hannulelauri, Hercules And Love Affair, Desire, Helen, Studio, Pineapples, Holy Ghost! etc... (see track list on the comments!)

And make sure to come to the club tomorrow!!

Get it on ZShare! mp3, 82 minutes, 113 mb

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yuh love!

This starts to look like a reggae blog nowadays (well - we're into reggae, but also lots of other stuff too). I still had to blog this as well, it's Vybz Kartel's Yuh Love (prod. by Dre Skull).

This is just soooooooo sooooft and good.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Boys Of Summer

I was hanging out at the mall near by and this suddenly started playing of the PA. A perfect soundtrack for these last days of summer. Could have played it a bit louder, though.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Digital Album Covers

Nowadays more than nine out of ten of all singles sales are made in digital form, for albums that figure is reversed. Therefore Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI are soon starting to launch digital album covers that inlcude "computerised version of the sleeve notes that come as standard with a CD, including lyrics and artwork, and videos"

Nice idea, but let's see if has any effect on the changed consumer behaviour. I mean, the music album is a concept created in the 60's and the world has changed a lot since.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Bad Boys, what ya gonna do?

It's only August, but I guess I have found the best reggae riddim of 2009. It's a version of the classic "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle - thee song from the TV-series "Cops".

This is a fresh version, nice songs by Buju Banton, Burro Banton, Busy Signal, Perfect and others. More here...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Friday's reggae tunes

Here's a couple of my new reggae favourites than surely will be heard on friday at Fillarikorjaamo. Ramping Shop has been a huge hit for some time now, but check out Tarrus Riley & Macka Diamond as well, pretty nice stuff there as well. And Movado's ballady chune is big as well.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Fillarikorjaamo #3

It's on again next friday 7.8. with HennyMan and Alppila spinning discs like last time. I'll try to bring some new dancehall tunes & old punk rock classics, Alppila will mos def play some house music. And we promise to put a lot of AOR in between as well.

Here's some pics from last session

We'll start playing around 22:00 but there's lots of coolness before that as well.

Töölönkatu 51, B there.