Saturday, October 31, 2009
This is the real thing for all of you Potters and wizzards: Magic Wand -remote control.
"The Kymer Magic Wand is basically a universal remote control that is capable of learning up to 13 different infrared (IR) codes from your existing remotes and then replaying those codes when the spellcaster makes any one of 13 different gestures. Among the gestures that the wand can recognize are rotate, left and right flicks, something called Big Swish, Push Forward and Pull Back.
I saw this thing in action the other day and I'll haffi get me one of those thingies. Think about it: you could easily put a spell on your tv, xbox or macbook with flick of a wrist. I say whooooah.
Friday, October 30, 2009
So, to start a new 'Dropping Riddim Knowledge' series here today's Riddim is called 'What What', as made famous by Capleton's 'High Grade' and which samples heavily The Neptunes produced classic 'Superthug' by N.O.R.E., check out the live version below.
And If I remember correctly, Superthug was The Neptunes' real breakthrough hit as a production team way back in 1998, or something.
Anyway, it's still a banger even if IHMO Capleton would kick Nore's ass any day because 1.) he dresses in way funkier style, and 2.) he's more likely to be seen blessing a hefty Chalice, instead of drinking Crystal out of some stupid blingy pimp cup or something.
I know hardly anything about Jamaican riddims in general. The most common databases do not say anything about the What What riddim but High Grade is supposed to done to Okay riddim instead... whatever.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Reggae music is best served fresh, but sometimes even older hits seem to work. Just like with Jussi's recent post about Sizzla, A man who hasn't done too much interesting in the last few years, but his songs live on.
A newer artist Konshens has been popping up here and there. Today I heard this song once again on my way to work (babylon!) and it kept ringing in my head all day long. It's over a year old (means ancient is patois), but it still hot!
Old folks tend to say something about 'eating an apple a day...' but I say: listening to at least one track made to the classic Sleng Teng riddim a day cannot do nuttin' but good for you.
So here's Reggie Stepper with his massive 'Under Mi Sin Ting' for your enjoyment.
Eli Escobar is a way good dj and a friend of Finland who remembers to visit Helsinki often enough. He's also got the coolest music blog and he's a sought-after remixer, putting out official remixes as well as nice bootles (like this one on a Top Billin EP, for example). But the man is a renaissance hero: he's even done some tracks of his own. Like this new one called Glass House. And it has a really nice throwback video.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
You might think whatever about Sizzla's recent adventures and opinions on many things but this is ATMO simply one the most slammin' Jamaican tracks I've heard lately. And yes, I know it's waaay old but who cares? Worth several rewinds at any dance!
Lo and behold! We finally have a new layout and graphics done for this blog. And a new title too, "Life Of Kriton", which is basically what the whole blog is all about. Awesome!
It's right here in front of your eyes. Enjoy it!
It's right here in front of your eyes. Enjoy it!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Weezer and Lil Wayne, written by Jermaine Dupri... hands up, who saw this coming? Rivers Cuomo getting busy some the most generic jiggy-rap lyrics like "I gotta have Patron, I gotta have the weed..." Loads of trance-rap synths, Wayne's voice morphing into River's voice.
Sort of very ridonkulous and retarded, but still sort of amusing. On the chorus the production kinda sounds like Linkin Park, though...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Mad White Jamaican has been some sort of a Internet Phenomenon or Meme for some time. He may not be most hilarious comedian on earth, but you must admit there's something funny about this concept - an eminem lookalike with a trenchtown accent. Seen?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Now pardon my rather bitter words but this is the true epitome of Finnish Hipsterdom circa 2009:
Couple of probably not-very-poor parents' daughters straight out of HEL Looks making highly irritating 1980s flavoured elektro-discopop -> produced by a dude who moved to Berlin -> who also used be a Nu Breakz DJ (Hi Jonas!) -> in a video with kids riding new production Jopos (-> as product placed by Helkama) and fixie-bikes around night time Los Angeles.
But hey, it's all great anyway, except that the song is just not that good at all.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A pretty cool ad for Alta bikes. They are a norwegian bike manufacturer focusing on simpilified urban single speed bikes as far as I know.
This is the reason I find it difficult to fit in skinny hipster jeans myself;-)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
It's on again this weekend. As guest deejay, we're having Mange from Sweden (and the ever expanding Nerd Network Helsinki crew) who knows his italo like his back pockets! Info from the flyer above.
And on top of that, Magnus made a special promo mix for Cocomotion! Get it here, track list on the comments section.
Magnus Blomkvist: Cocomotion Mini-promomix 2009