Saturday, October 20, 2012

ADE part 2

Went to Amsterdam. Went to OT301 to see Rangleklods, Knalpot, H-Sik and some other artists.
Knalpot was a nice surprise, I would call it improvisation of electronic music. Knalpot is a duo of two guys Gerri Jäger (drums) and Raphael Vanoli (guitar). It was nice hear so many different styles mashed into some half an hour set. Moshing to electronic music is a sentence that would describe the band the best. With lots of strange sounds in between and I saw the most pedals ever on the ground!


I was really waiting for H-Sik but it was a bit let down. But the best of the evening was Danish Rangleklods.  Just too bad that the guitarist couldn't come, but the singer Esben Andersen did amazing job with his singing and mixing all the stuff at the same time. They have just released their debut album "Beekeeper". Andersen's voice fits beautifully into the electronic sounds and creates amazing space where it all comes together. I was wondering for a moment really hard who's voice Andersen reminded me about.. it's little bit like Chris Isaak! He has also this really deep sound. But it reminds me also someone else who's name I can't remember. hahaa! It's Depeche Mode's singer Dave Gahan! Oke, let the sound to speak!

Rangleklods - "Riverbed"

Rangleklods - "Clouds"

Rnagkelods - "Cough"

Rangleklods - "Empty" (Live)

Depeche mode - "Enjoy the silence"

I have to admit that otherwise ADE was bit a let down. There are so many different places that it gets bit difficult to get a full picture of the stuff what are going around. Had the chance to see one nice mixing workshop where also Filosofische Stilte ( was mixing a song of one "more" famous artist who's name I didn't catch. Was fun to hear how after two hours work you could hear so different mixes of the same song.

But yea, ADE left bit mild feeling. Or could be also that I just chose bit wrong days to go there, maybe should have go to a rave evening on Friday. But now I can proudly say that PERRON @ Rotterdam kicks ADE's ass 10-0! Today Pan-Pot and Anja Schneider are playing so be there! It's going to be megasuperduperhyper awesome!

Pan-Pot - "Threesixty"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Amsterdam Dance Event pt.1

Massive. Just massive. That's the word about this festival. Amsterdam Dance Event is the biggest electronic music festival. There are over 800 artists over the world performing in 75 clubs in five days! I had not heard before about this festival but it took me almost an hour just to browse the artists of one day trough! I highly recommend this festival! Some of the events are free and for some you have to pay something between 10-20e. I'm planning to attend this festival some day. I feel like I could move to Amsterdam just for five days to see all these artists! I was browsing trough Wednesday and found already some cool stuff! Here's some of it!

Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Blutsbraeder"

Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Grillen im Garten"

Rangleklods - "Clouds"

Rangleklods - "Young and dumb"

Karmon - "Wowshit"

Steve Bug - "Those Grooves"

Shlomi Aber - "Freakside"

Swanky tunes - "Their law"

Daddy's groove - "Turn the lights down"

H-SIK - "oOo rD Eye"

H-SIK - "Obsolete mind"

H-SIK - "You don't need a pair of shoes"

Davide Squilacce - "Pieces of you"

Victor Calderone And Nicole Moudaber - "The Journey Begins (Original Mix)"

Sinisa Tamamovic - "Tips and tricks"

Uto Karem - "Take Control"

It's unfortunately another RifRaf that is performing in ADE. Though this RiffRaff is also cool!

Riff Raff - "Jose Canseco"

"They figured I was bipolar the way I sipped that syrup and soda
Riff on them blades / Candy Marmalade"

Riff Raff - "Juice"

Some other fun song have titels like "Snow White and the seven grams" and
"They figured I worked for Mexico."

Andhim - "Walkmen"

Andhim - "Extragold"

Andhim - "Afrikadelle"

Andhim - "Aleefee"

This was only artists from Wednesday! There's even more! There's also daily DJ workshops. Check out more at the official festival webpage here:

Lets dance!

Friday, October 5, 2012

I have a trauma. Microtrauma.

Microtrauma is a duo of Daniel Päßler and Ricardo Linke. Microtrauma had its first release in 2007 "Wake up" and their own release soon after called "Collar EP". They make great music. Minimal is the way!

Microtrauma - "Input"

Microtrauma - "Monody"

Microtrauma - "Solitone"

Microtrauma - "Reflections"

More releases from Microtrauma:
And what is actually a microtrauma:
Check also the record label TRAUM for other cool artists:

They are playing in Amsterdam October 20th 2012 at Panama.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Millions and millions

It sometimes dazzles me to see how many millions of people have seen some video in YouTube. When you see 40 million under a movie clip it's just crazy to think about such a huge amount of people. And it becomes even crazier when you start to compare statistics of different countries. Thinking about the worlds population at the moment which is around 7 billion! So it's 7,000,000,000! And more than half of this amount is living only in Asia! There lives approx. 4.2 billion people which makes it over 60% of worlds population! And the worlds two most populated countries are China and India which make it together already 37% of worlds population!

"It is estimated that the world population reached one billion for the first time in 1804. It was another 123 years before it reached two billion in 1927, but it took only 33 years to reach three billion in 1960. Thereafter, the global population reached four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, six billion in 1999 and, according to the United States Census Bureau, seven billion in March 2012"

I just keep wondering what is the population limit of the world? And when we will meet this limit?

On the most viewed videos in youtube are names like Eminem, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and the first on the list Justin Bieber with insane number like 784,116,140! I wonder when first video is braking 1 billion line! And now I would like to do some statistics of my own. We have 5,417,098 million people living in Finland. We would need approximately 144,75 Finlands to watch the "Baby" by Justin Bieber to make up to the same numbers. Now let's count how much time (youtube) world has spent listening and watching the video "Baby" 2,705,200,683 minutes which makes it roughly 45,086,678 hours and it makes 5143,4 years! Everyone counted (from this one video from Youtube) the world has been listening Justin Bieber "Baby" for 5143,4 years all together!

It shows how immense power we could have if we stood together for something. We are not small, we have voice, but so many people have forgotten to use it. Can you imagine what could happen if this amount of minutes that people have been spending on watching Justin Biebers "Baby" would invest it into fighting for equality, compassion, taking care of each others? Lets have a imaginary play; what would happen if this "Bieber army" would stand against the war in Syria to end it? Or what if they would all stand for solar power and against drilling oil? Or to stand against bullying? It's crazy to think that only this "Bieber army" could end wars, to save actually peoples lives, to bring up subjects that need to be talked about, but I believe that it's possible.

It's also crazy to think how fast things can become such huge phenomenons in such a short time. Person who had lost his camera in Finland found it accidently when reading post in America from reddit only after 20 hours that a Finnish cop had put some pictures from the camera into social media!

How the muslim parody video made it into news all over the world in such fast time and rised so much talk (and ended up into people getting killed) in such a short time compared to the Syrian civil war that has been going on already more than a year. It started 15.3.2011 when public protests took place demanding the end of Ba'ath party rule and resigning of President Bashar al-Assad. And UN can't still make anything to it, and big countries like Russia and China don't accept intervention and were against international sanctions.

It's crazy how the media attention is spread nowadays. People tend to forget actual facts when some channels are bombing only news that are colored by "who founds what" and where the money comes from. What we need more than anything in the media now is debate and criticism. Don't believe straight everything what people are pushing to you. There's mostly always someones benefits behind. The actual amount of free speech and debate towards mainstream media is less in United States of America that it is in Russia I would  dare to bet! We need people who are ready to take steps to write and send letters, make calls to their representatives, demand equality at schools. We need to re-figure out so many things. We have been enough  long stuck and it's time for a change!

Here are some interesting links:

                                                      Ellie Goulding - "Anything could happen" 

Balam Acab - "Expect"

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beautiful mind

This is my first only text post. I wrote the text already about half a year ago. Thought to share it here. Comments and thoughts are always welcome! Copyright belongs to me, if you want to quote something from the text please remember to note the original source.

Text: R. Hämäläinen

Being around  

Mind is mysterious. We claim to know so much, but we know so little about our minds, ourselves, what really makes us what we are.

Can a person with a mental illness have a beautiful mind? I believe so. Our mind is sometimes our safe heaven, from all the things. But it can be also a trap. Endless labyrinth that you need to find your way, not necessarily out, but your own way. Making your own decisions.

I don’t like when people claim to be so ZEN while forgetting the world around them. I find it as one bad excuse! We are here with so many people around us, and so many of us not feeling good. We should take care of each others, use the universal social healthcare that is free to us; help, compassion. We should remember to use it! Remember the compassion towards each others. To give.

It’s important to be okay with yourself because that’s the point where everything starts from. You have to accept yourself. It’s good to have piece of mind, but you should not get stuck to it and forget the outside world for too long. Then it would be just ignorance!

At this time so many people have serious mental health problems and issues that could have been prevented with this free social health care called taking care from others. Talking with the people. Sharing feelings. Because at the end of the day we just want to be happy. And I hear so often this sentence “I will be happy when…” Why we can’t just be happy at the present moment? Why should we wait with such a thing? Why happiness is thought being bound into something when it is not material. Happiness is an emotion, feeling!

It makes me sometimes sick to see how many people are suffering around us, not happy and sick. And so many people are just watching.

We medicate our brains out with things that should not belong into our body. We medicate ourselves to forget, to fit into something else, instead of to feel things! Medication is only a short time solution, it doesn’t solve our problems. The solution comes from somewhere deeper, from ourselves. But we can always ask help. And we should understand that asking help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of development and power inside us; we want to go further instead of just being at the same point. It feels still hard up to date, but we are learning.

We should also learn that doing mistakes is okay. That’s way to learn. How many people you hear nowadays talking about their mistakes? Not so many! Everybody just wants to aim for perfection and goes around boasting how perfect they are! Where is the humbleness of people? The world is neither perfect and it never can’t or won’t be, so why do we try to demand it from our selves? Why we run around trying to prove it to other people? It doesn’t make any sense.

We should be true to ourselves and watch ourselves from the mirror and see how we could change things and our own actions because that’s the only way of going truly forward.