Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In the year 2009 - teh bestest



I had to make these "best of 2009" lists for this rock mag that i frequently contribute to, already a couple weeks ago. So i thought, why not post them here too (as a slightly edited version). Since our dudes at Top Billin just made their annual lists full of goodness.

So here goes, if any of ya'll are interested. And to be supa clear, this list was made in, like, 20 minutes and especially for a pop/rock mag. So it kinda leans toward quite poppy stuff, indie and hit singles. Not much rap/reggae/dancefloor shite/remixes/bloghouse craziness in here, sorry dudes. If not a lot of stuff i would play at clubs so much, here's some good pop shit, nevertheless. AND I also will retain the right to change my mind about any of these songs/albums, since tomorrow i will disagree with all of my dumb last minute picks.


International albums

1. Bat For Lashes: Two Suns
2. JJ: N°2
3. Passion Pit: Manners
4. Desire: II
5. The XX: XX
6. The Juan Maclean: The Future Will Come
7. Yacht: See Mystery Lights
8. Fever Ray: Fever Ray
9. Annie: Don’t Stop
10. Handsome Furs: Face Control


International tracks:


1. Bat For Lashes: Daniel
2. Desire: Don’t Call
3. Beyoncé: Halo (not quite 2009, though, i know...)
4. The Juan MacLean: One Day
5. Basement Jaxx: Raindrops
6. Gossip: Heavy Cross
7. Shakira: She Wolf
8. The Big Pink: Dominos
9. Passion Pit: The Reeling
10. Phoenix: Lisztomania

suomihitit

1. hannulelauri: Metropolis
2. Villa Nah: Ways To Be
3. Helsinki 78-82: Cruisin’
4. Randy Barracuda: Ketamine Strut
5. Helsinki 78-82: So Lifelike feat. Villa Nah
6. Ruudolf: Tööttää
7. Bääbs: Kun nainen lyö
8. Shine 2009: Higher
9. Regina: Tapaa minut aamulla
10. Top Billin: Playboy Anthem feat. So Hot It Hurts

Suomialbumit

1. Randy Barracuda: Randy Barracuda
2. Sister Flo: Au
3. Vuk: The Plains
4. Chisu: Vapaa ja yksin
5. Cats on Fire: Our Temperance Movement
6. Saurus: Neon Saurus
7. PMMP: Veden varaan
8. Manna: Songs of Hope and Desire
9. Michael Black Electro: Stripped Anatomy of
10. Jori Hulkkonen: Man From Earth


ps. Songs i forgot: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Whitney: Million Dollar Bill, Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You. Songs i found after making the list, that would have mos def made the list: Azari & III: Reckless For Your Love, Jackpot: Greased Lightning, House Of House: Rushing To Paradise...

pps. Also check out Hennyman's bestest reggae choices inna 2009 > here

Cat Found

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When I was a yout...

I used to bun Cali weed inna Rizzla. Nuff said.

Blakkamoore, seen!


This is top notch stuff originating from Brooklyn,
Like we've heard with Major Lazer as well.

This may not be the new year party anthem, but works on many levels still, if you'ree feelin dubby.

Or try this for more dubsteppy version.

'This is Rock'n'Roll'



Yeah, but watch it until the end...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gaza Shop –mixtape out now!


The year's coming to an end so I put together those reggae songs that touched me in 2009. They also happen to be the ones that I’ve been spinning a lot on my dj sets this year as well.

Ok – you reggae nerds might point out that some of these song didn’t actually come out in 2009, but like I said, these are the ones that did the trick for me this year.

We have some banging dancehall tunes, nice rootsy lovers stuff, tasty one drop, fresh tunes & chart toppers, classic riddims recycled, odd choices, hip hop flavoured tunes, funny lyrics & dutty lyrics, newcomers & old timers, but it’s all good. So it’s 100 % Kriton Bangers style mixtape once again.

Download ”Gaza Shop” now for free (69 mins/159 Mb/320 kbps)

Here’s the tracklist :

Tarrus Riley ft. Konshens: Good Girl Gone Bad
Unicorn & Macka Diamon: Think Bout Mi
Estelle & Joni Rewind: Uptown Top Rankin
Konshens: The Realest Song
Demarco: True Friend (Buss A Shot)
G Whizz: Life
Ding Dong ft. Chevaughn: Holiday
Mr Vegas: Gallis
Busy Signal: Some Man A Pussy Face
Demarco: Keep The Lights On
Vybz Kartel ft. Spice: Ramping Shop
Major Lazer ft. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell: Can't Stop Now
Burro Banton: Nah Drop Di Ting
Perfect: 10 Pound Of Ganja
Buju Banton: Girlfriend
Prince Fatty: Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Mavado: Neva Believe U
Vybz Kartel: Go Go Club
Bruckup ft. Shaggy: Sunglasses (Keep Ya Shades On)
Mr Vegas & D’Angel: Good Life
Major Lazer ft. Mr Lexx & Santogold: Hold The Line
Vybz Kartel: Genie Wine
Mavado: Sweetest Time
Beenie Man: Bubble Gyal A Bubble
Vybz Kartel: Gaza Christmas
Munga: Doubble Troubble
Aidonia: When We Buss It

Enjoy & play it loud!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We ain't taking orders from snakes no more

I have always thought that Enter Shikari is at least interesting.

The first song that I heard from these guys was a weird combo of hardcore emo and trance synths... They we're like Arctic Monkeys' younger skateboarding cousins on speed.



And now I find these guys have gone dubstep. Or is this just just a remix?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free mp3's and apps from Apple



I guess Jobs is feeling the x-mas vibe and so Apple is giving away free mp3's and apps for 12 days starting from 26th of December.

That a nice gesture and a sneaky way to get peeps filling their new iPods and Macbooks with free / not so free stuff.

Hope they got their servers in order, I recall that a few years back their websites crashed at x-mas 'cos so many started trying their new iPods / Itunes at the same time

12 Days OF Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2009

Buju got caught



Like Mr Vegas informed us yesterday, Buju Banton has been in custody since Thursday and will soon be transferred to Tampa, where the U.S. Attorney is charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine.
Read more here

Friday, December 11, 2009

BIG TUNE // Major Lazer: Can't Stop



Loving this now big time! And featuring none other than Mr. Vegas.

Man marries a videogame character


Basically superdupernerdy, but fascinating. I hope that Sal9000 and Nene Anegasaki will have a long and a happy life together.

Auto tune ads



Wow. I thought Jay Z announced the death of autotune, but it's alive.

There's even a facebook app that allows you to sing your status updates via autotune.

This is cool advertising imho.

Social Media Counter



This is pretty cool.

Cocomotion hits town before Santa!



Yay! It's Cocomotion time again, just to get it out of the way before christmas - 19th december at Nolla BAr. This time i'll have the mighty Ais-T (from the Music People radio show & blog, Bassoradio etc) joining me behind the decks, providing you with all things smooth - be it old or new disco, balearic pop gems, blissed out epic house music or the always so popular AOR evergreens. Come ya'll!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

WTF Collective is here, bi*******ch!



I'm a huge fan Jon Lajoie as you might have realized before. This is the same stuff he's done before but still he does is so well that it makes me laugh.

Heads High - A Kriton Selection Of Mr Vegas



To celebrate the upcoming Mr Vegas show on Sunday I made a short selection of the hottest gallis anthems by Mr Vegas.

This time they're no mixed together or anything, just a simple Spotify playlist.

Enjoy.

Heads High - A Kriton Selection Of Mr Vegas

The Ambien Walrus


THIS IS NOT NORMAL ...


More BMX Radness // Brad Simms

Warming Up In NYC from Hoffman Bikes on Vimeo.

This is for our very own Alppila, old man riding around on a kids' bike... ;)


Sunday, December 06, 2009

And them have anthems





These guys aren't not like Jimi Hendrix, but this will fit the independence day theme for today. They could have ripped a bit more though. Why so serious and straightforward?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Freefalling into a good morning


Once again the classic Tom Petty song sampled. I still think that Pimp C made better use of that riff.

Gringos were locos back in '88


Well, I was there.

I have later realized that Gringos Locos could have been a pretty good AOR band, if they didn't have so many bluesy riffs. And if they had dropped that weird cowboy-look. I mean, it never was cool to wear cowboy boots with your jeans tucked into them, and those belts with bullets - don't get me started.

Friday, December 04, 2009