Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy holidays!

I finally finished my exams, which means the holiday season is kicking in! Obviously that calls for a a christmas theme!

Now to get some of that sleep I've been lacking for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps

Quite the opposite of the Burial album, the new Wu-Tang album lacks consistency. Unfortunately. But, that was pretty much anticipated, given all the brawl that's taken place within the Wu camp considering the beats and whatever... Nevertheless, that doesn't stand in the way of the fact that
this song turned out amazing. The ingredients include a Beatles sample, Red-Hot-Chili-Pepper-Guitar-God John Frusciante, the smoky voiced, yellow-toothed, fake-afro-wearing Erykah Badu, George Harrison's son Dhani, and of course the Clan.

That bitch is craaaaazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Burial - Untrue

How long has it been since you heard an album from start to finish and were amazed by all the tracks? This is one of those rare pieces of gold. From the moment i pressed play I got the feeling that this was something truly special.
Oh, and somebody give this guy a video...

Buy/download at

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Alicia Keys - Where Do We Go From Here

We're at the crossroads, my dear
Where do we go from here?
Maybe you won't go, maybe you'll stay
Oh I know I'm gonna miss you either way
It's such a lonely road

Where do we go from here?
All I can do is - follow the tracks of my tears

When I cry your name
Am I calling in vain?
Ooh, am I waiting only to drown in pain
Don't you do it
No, said don't you leave me this way
I don't know
If I can lift my head and face another day
Ooh, it's such a lonely road

Where do we go from here?
All I can do is - follow the tracks of my tears

You seem now the kind of girl who's lost and looking for direction
Who could this be? Staring at me?
When I'm looking in the mirror trying to find a resolution
Way too far gone, to find my way home

Where do we go from here?
All I can do is - follow the tracks of my tears

You know who you are...

MobileScrobbler - on the iPhone

I'm not getting much sleep these days due to various issues, and when I can't sleep I roll around in bed fondling my iPhone, which was the case tonight. I was playing with my and I thought to myself how awesome it would be if it actually had more of the features from the actual client, like the loved button and artist info. And I kid you not (true friggin story!!), like some universal synchronisity, not more than 5 minutes later, the update for MobileScrobbler v1.1.0 appeared in my which enabled all of these functions. Dumbstrucked, I got up to my computer to write about this, not knowing what the most awesome part was; the fact that my wish was instantly/magically granted, or the new functions. Look at the pictures and decide for yourself...

And yes, that last image is not photoshopped, that is in fact an actual working radio client! What this means - if your not catching the monumental happening going on here - is that the ingenious radio from is available on your iPhone, making this possibly the sweetest app available out there! Screw netradios, just type in an artist you like, and it will play something similar for you. I strongly believe some donations are in order!

I wonder if my other wishes come true as well..?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

iPhone: Remote controls

Yes, the iPhone is my new favorite toy, but that doesn't mean it can't be useful. The device has a huge potential working as a remote control (touchscreen remember?) and developers are taking heed. Here are the three remotes I use on a daily basis. The remotes all use your Safari browser (which means no iPhone hacking needed) and requires that all the devices you intend to use it with, are on the same WLAN as your iPhone.

1. uTorrent
uTorrent has a webremote built in, but it's advanced features do not work with Safari. So it was with great pleasure I discovered this mobile interface designed to work specifically with the iPhone. Both uTorrent and this "addon" are completely free.

uTorrent mobile interface for iPhone

2. iTunes
Signal is Alloysoft's remote for iTunes. Installs as a little app in your systray and shares your entire iTunes library. It does a great job at it as well, mimicking the native iPod application on your phone, and displays albumart! Signal will set you back $25

AlloySoft's Signal remote for iTunes

3. Xbox Media Center
XBMC is what makes that dusty old Xbox of yours still worth something. It has a built in webremote that allows you to control alot of functions from a browser. Due to design issues this isn't very practical on the iPhone, so Tom Robinson created a feature-packed remote that enables you to maneuver your Xbox completely from the iPhone. The best part: it's free!

XBMC Remote

Friday, November 30, 2007

Mos Definitely in need of material

Mos Def has been a longtime favorite of mine in the hiphop world. Together with Talib Kweli he made pure magic on the BlackStar album, and met expectations with his solo debut. Ever since though, it's gone completely downhill (at least beatswize imho) and last nights show at Rockefeller was a testament to that.

Mos did a few tracks from the upcoming album which sounded alright, a few classics - most noteworthy Ms Fat Booty (which was the only time the place was rocking), and a lot of stuff he shouldn't even have brought.

But the reason I'm so disappointed in this concert, was the fact that the man just seemed downright lazy. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I estimate that 40-50% of the show consisted of his DJs playing either old soul records or other peoples records, which would have been cool to a certain extent, but this was overdone completely. I didn't pay 350,- NOK to listen to Mos Def doing live-backup on Kanye West cd's. I mean come on, that's just retarded, especially considering that at one point he did 5 in a row!? It's the only time I've actually booed at a concert.


New iPhone skin

The other day I was getting kinda tired of my current iPhone theme and I decided to create a new one. On that note I thought I'd share some of the stuff I've found that's not available through the "ordinary" channels.

The iPhone's GUI is very customizable. SummerBoard and Customize are very good tools for this (available via, but as you've may have noticed, alot of the stuff floating around isn't comparable to the iPhone's native sexiness. Here's a couple of things I've found that look great and lives up to Apple's GUI standard.

1. Batterymod
What: Slick graphics, and increased detail on batterystatus. Good looking and useful!
How: Add as a source in and install Aqwoah Battery


2. Keypad mod by Jonas Rask
What: A slightly toned down keypad with more elegant aesthetics than the original one. Available in multiple colours.
How: Download from and follow the instructions included in the zip file.

Jonas Rask's dialer replacement

3. Calculator mod by Jonas Rask
What: A calculator replacement that makes you realize that the original one from Apple is kinda ugly.
How: Download from and follow the instructions included in the zip file.

Jonas Rask's calculator mod

Friday, November 23, 2007

iPhone appearance on Nip/Tuck

In the ongoing blabbing I've been doing lately about the iPhone and Nip/Tuck, it was interesting to note that this weeks episode of the F/X drama was the first time I've seen the phone on a TV show. Since the iPhone hit the markets in late June, that makes it less than half a year to hit the screens, which in a media perspective isn't long.

Christian sports one of Apple's devices, and it seems Freddy Prune also has one trapped in an awful cellphone case.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I am McLovin

Finally Superbad hit Norwegian cinemas. Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) and Michael Cera (Arrested Development) are two of the funniest newcomers in bigscreen Hollywood, so in short my expectations were impossible to meet. But still pretty damn hillarious!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden

Was reminded of this on last weeks episode of Nip/Tuck, a fantastic combination, one of my favorite songs and favorite shows. Look at how slick Jagger was, amazing :D

Upgrade iPhone from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1

If you still have a 1.0.2 iPhone unlocked with the old AnySim (like in my previous guide) or iUnlock, you can easily upgrade to 1.1.1 via the following steps, without the fear of bricking your phone. Here's the easy steps:

1. Add as a source in
2. Run the Virginizer script (under Unlocking tools) that matches your baseband (most likely 03.14.08_G)
3. After it's finished restore your phone in iTunes to 1.1.1
4. Follow the easy instructions on to jailbreak and unlock again.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

iPhone Love: Access your iPhone as a shared library in iTunes with Firefly Media Server

Firefly Media Server is the best thing about hacking your iPhone/iTouch. It allows you to stream music off your phone/ipod in iTunes as a shared library. Perfect for bringing your music to school, work, a friends house or any place you might use a different workstation (read: where the music sucks).

This is dependant on a few things though:
* The phone & computer needs to be on the same WLAN
* Your device needs to be Jailbroken
* You need to enable Look for shared libraries in iTunes

How to install:
1. Add the source in
2. Install the program (under Multimedia->Firefly Media Server)
3. Reboot your phone

You can access certain settings in Safari (iPhone) by going to the url http://root:dottie@

Edit: After I upgraded to 1.1.1 I noticed you have to use Uictl (available via to start the server, the password is still dottie.

iPhone love: Free ondemand songs with SeeqPod

So when Apple initially wouldn't release a SDK for the iPhone and announced that webapps would be the only alternative, I'm guessing no one dreamed that a great service as SeeqPod would appear.

If you've yet to try SeeqPod, head over to their website and give it a shot. It's basicly an index that tracks mp3 files lying around the world wibe web, and directs them to your browser as playable content when you search.

When putting this on your phone, it enables you to play almost any song anywhere, which is in my opinion pretty damn genius and borderline next-gen-way of relating to music.

Contentwize, this thing is packed. I tried alot of searches the other day, and even the more obscure things i searched for (i.e. swede Hird) showed up.

A sweet thing about webapps, is that you don't have to hack your phone in any way to use it, just go to with your iPhone Safari client, and it will redirect you automaticly.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The future of music distribution

While musiclovers everywhere are grieving the loss of their favorite resource for music, and the music industry is trying to portray filesharing as something similiar to peadophilia (they invited the press?), Rob over at wrote this amazingly constructive article which summarizes the problems surrounding music distribution and new technology. I suggest everyone in the industry starts taking notes...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Hives - The Black and White Album

The new Hives album is spreading all across the net, be a law-abiding citizen and pre-order it here.

01 - Tick Tick Boom
02 - Try it Again
03 - You Got it all... Wrong
04 - Well Allright!
05 - Hey Little World
06 - A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors
07 - It Won't Be Long
08 - T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.
09 - Return the Favour
10 - Giddy Up
11 - Square One Here I Come
12 - You Dress Up For Armageddon
13 - Puppet on a String
14 - Bigger Hole to Fill

Monday, October 15, 2007

Norsk iPhone (Windows XP guide)

*** Denne guiden er nå utdatert, det finnes betraktelig enklere måter å gjøre dette på ***

Advarsel 1:
Denne guiden er skrevet på bakgrunn av min erfaring med å låse opp 2 stk iPhones. Før du benytter deg av den merk deg at jeg selvfølgelig ikke tar på meg noe ansvar hvis noe skulle gå galt med telefonen din, og at ved å modifisere Apples produkter på denne måten frafaller all garanti. Denne prossessen involverer alltid en viss risiko, men denne metoden fungerte smertefritt for min del. Fortsett på eget ansvar!

Advarsel 2:
I skrivende stund jobbes det frenetisk med å strømlinjeforme hacks til iPhones seneste Firmware (versjon 1.1.1) - og denne vil jeg ikke ta høyde for i denne guiden. Denne guiden skal kun brukes dersom du har Firmware versjon 1.0.2 eller lavere (dvs. 1.0.0 / 1.0.1 / 1.0.2).

Før du begynner:

  • Les igjennom hele guiden, se video tutorialen til mokujin21 og gjør deg kjent med alt du skal gjøre først.

  • Dersom du har en annen versjon av iTunes enn (sjekk i Help->About) så avinstaller denne

  • Uncheck i preferences i iTunes at den skal sjekke etter programvareoppdateringer. Og unngå for enhver pris å oppdatere iPhonen til Firmware 1.1.1!

  • Guiden forutsetter at du har trådløst nettverk installert, og at du skjønner hvordan du skal koble deg på dette. Dersom du har problemer med å komme på, sørg for at Wi-Fi routeren din sender på en kanal mellom 1-9 (ettersom kanalene ovenfor ikke brukes i USA, og er dermed ikke støttet av iPhone)

  • I de punktene der du blir bedt om å overskrive eksisterende filer på iPhonen vil jeg anbefale at du først tar backup av de aktuelle filene. Better safe than sorry!

Punkt 1 - Sjekke at du har riktig firmware.
For å sjekke om du har riktig firmware, gå frem på følgende måte:

1. Skru på telefonen slik at du står ved "Activation screen"
2. Dra pilen mot høyre for å utføre en "Emergency call"
3. Ring opp *3001#12345#*
4. I "Field test"-en trykk på "Versions" og sjekk at du har en av kodene i fet skrift

03.12.06_G = firmware 1.0.0
03.14.08_G = firmware 1.0.1/1.02

04.02.04_G = firmware 1.1.1
04.01.13_G = firmware 1.1.1

Dersom du har en av de to øverste, gå videre til neste skritt.

Det er også en måte å fastlå hvilken versjon du har ved å se på serienummeret på iPhone boksen. Serienummeret på baksiden av boksen vil se ut som noe a la dette: 7T737XYZWH8
Tall nr 4 og 5 fra venstre (i dette tilfellet 37) representerer hvilken uke iPhonen er produsert. Firmware 1.1.1 begynte å shippes med iPhones i uke 39, så dersom tall nummer 4 og 5 fra venstre utgjør 38 eller mindre, så vil iPhonen 99% sikkert ha firmware 1.0.*, og den kan brukes med denne guiden. Sjekk med metoden ovenfor for å være helt sikker!

Punkt 2 - Åpne telefonen
mokujin21 har laget en veldig enkel og oversiktlig video walkthrough på hvordan man skal låse opp telefonen din. Se begge videoene i sin helhet først, før du gjør noe, slik at du ikke får deg noen ubehagelige overraskelser. Du vil trenger å laste ned følgende filer, og det er likesågreit å gjøre dette først:

WinRar (for å pakke opp alle aktuelle filer)
iTunes versjon
Unlockings verktøy supplert av mokujin21
iPhone firmware 1.0.2

Pakk ut alt og legg det på desktoppen slik at du har alt lett tilgjengelig. Neste steg er å se videoene:

Nå er telefonen din kommet forbi "Activation screen" og det som gjenstår er å fjerne operatørsperren. Her har mokujin21 valgt å demonstrere 2 programmer, jeg anbefaler at du bruker AnySim 1.0.2, som er det andre programmet han viser.

Nå skal telefonen være unlocked, dersom du får opp meldingen "Sim locked", så har dette ikke noe med operatørlås å gjøre, dette er PIN koden din som må tastes inn. Gjør dette og gå deretter i Settings->Phone->SIM PIN og deaktiver PIN koden din. Dette må gjøres for å unngå en bug som får telefonen til å kræsje i ny og ne.

Punkt 3 - Få YouTube til å fungere
YouTube skal egentlig fungere etter at du har brukt Pacay, men det gjør det ikke. Det eneste som skal til for å få den opp og gå, er at du går i Settings->General->Date & Time og stiller klokken. Når dette er gjort skal YouTube fungere.

Punkt 4 - Installer diverse programmer
Ved hjelp av programmet Installer som ligger på telefonen din nå, installer følgende programmer:
  • Community Sources (Gjør at du får flere programmer å laste ned)

  • Summerboard (Gjør at du bla. kan ha flere enn 16 ikoner på "home screen")

  • Kb (Gir deg alternativ til å skru av ordboken om du ikke ønsker å ha den)

  • Services (Gir deg mulighet til å skru av/på SSH, Bluetooth, Wifi og Edge)

  • BSD Subsystem (Gir deg linuxfunksjonalitet på telefonen)

  • OpenSSH (Gjør at du kan SSH/SFTP til telefonen (overføre filer med WinSCP))
PS! Ved problemer restart telefonen for hvert program du installerer!

Punkt 5 - Installere norsk tastatur

Åpne Safari browseren på telefonen og gå til URL'ene
Velg "Yes" når du får spørsmål om å installere "new package source" på begge to.
Gå nå til Installer programmet og installer Mobile Enhancer og Norwegian Keyboard. Skru av og på mobilen. Du kan nå alternere mellom å ha "vanlig" og norsk keyboard ved å trykke på knappen nederst til venstre.

Punkt 6 - Nummergjenkjenning
Ettersom amerikanerne har ett annet oppsett på telefonnummerne, vil ikke telefonen gjenkjenne kontaktene dine dersom du ikke lagrer telefonnummerne med både +47XXXXXXX og XXXXXXXX. For å fikse på dette blir du nødt til å erstatte en av filene på iPhonen. Dette gjør du ved å bruke programmet WinSCP. Last ned, installer og åpne programmet.

For å logge på iPhonen må du ha IP'en dens, gå til Settings->Wi-Fi og trykk på den blå pilen til høyre for navnet på Wi-Fi nettverket du er tilkoblet. Der står IP adressen din.

Tilbake i WinSCP tast inn IP adressen under Host name, i User name og Password taster du inn henholdsvis "root" og "dottie" (uten gåsetegn). Sørg samtidig for at File protocol er satt til "SFTP". Login.

Første gang du logger på vil det ta ca 30 sek.
Last ned denne filen og pakk den opp.
Ved hjelp av WinSCP manøvrer til mappen /System/Library/Frameworks/AppSupport.framework/ på iPhonen og upload AppSupport filen, overskriv den som ligger der fra før.

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Punkt 7 - Norske formater
Dersom du har forsøkt å taste inn noen telefonnummer enten på Keypaden eller ved å lagre kontakter, har du sett at den viser telefonnummeret automatisk innenfor paranteser o.l. For å fikse dette skal du bruke WinSCP på samme måte som i punkt 6. Dette vil også gjøre at du for norske datoer i kalenderen blant annet. Last ned følgende 2 filer:Logg på med samme metode som du gjorde i punkt 6 med WinSCP, og overskriv følgende 2 filer på iPhonen:


Reboot telefonen og du skal nå ha norske formateringer.

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Punkt 8 - Norsk ordbok
Ordboken på iPhone foreslår ord den mistenker du har skrevet feil. Denne er oversatt til norsk, men det finnes enkelte unntak. Korte ord på 2 bokstaver er ikke mulig å oversette, slik at du til tider kan f. eks. se "we" og "us" dukke opp, men dette er i mitt tilfelle uproblematisk. For å installere norske ordboken, gjør som følger:

Last ned og pakk opp denne filen.
Manøvrer med WinSCP til mappen /System/Libary/Frameworks/UIKit.framework og upload/overskriv de 3 filene. Reboot telefonen.

PS! Dersom du ikke ønsker å bruke ordboken, gå til Settings->General->Keyboard og skru av "Enable Autocorrection" (Det forutsetter at du installerte som nevnt under punkt 4) - eller at du bare skipper dette punktet...

Punkt 9 - Operatørlogoer
Dersom Operatørlogoen din vises feil (f. eks.: Du har Chess, men den viser "N NetCom" e.l.), kan du laste ned fra modifiserte filer som gjør at den viser korrekt operatør (og ikke scroller).

Last ned logoene her og velg den operatøren du bruker.
Last deretter ned en denne filen
Igjen med WinSCP, manøvrer til /System/Library/CoreServices/ og overskriv filene Default_CARRIER_ATT.png, FSO_CARRIER_ATT.png (operatørlogoene) og SpringBoard.

Punkt 10 - EDGE settings
For å sette opp EDGE, på iPhonen gå til Settings->General->Network->Edge og skriv inn de verdier som din operatør bruker.

NetCom-nettet - APN:
Telenor-nettet - APN: telenor

Username/Password skal stå blankt på begge 2.

Merk at GPRS er svindyrt på de fleste abbonnement i Norge, og jeg anbefaler at du følger med på bruken av dette. For å disable EDGE kan du bruke programmet Services som jeg anbefalte at du installerte tidligere.

Helt til slutt:
Jeg har ikke modifisert noen filer selv. Jeg er heller ikke sikker på hvem som har æren for mye av dette, men folk som har vært til ekstrem hjelp for min del er magnerlu90, homer, Rossi, egiltodo og mange andre ved forumet, og forumet

Do the D.A.N.C.E

I <3 Kimmel & Justice

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thinking inside the pants..?

Odbol's got a pretty unique drumset...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

The conclusion to this aweseome trilogy opens in cinemas on this side of the pond friday 14. Meanwhile the Jimmy Kimmel joke just keeps getting better and better. If you haven't seen the initial jokes, be sure to start with the first clip, proceed with the second one and then the one below. Otherwise it doesn't make any sense...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kevin Michael - It Don't Make Any Difference (Acoustic)

Yes, I am secure enough about my sexuality to post this. I've been sleeping on this for a while, pretty-damn sweet record. Apparently Wyclef Jean produced a non-acoustic version, which is simply awful in comparison. Be sure to get the right version, this is from the Ya Dig EP available at iTunes.

Friday, August 03, 2007

UGK - Underground Kingz (2 CD)

It's here!! Bun B & Pimp C's 29 new tracks were leaked onto the net yesterday. It's not supposed to hit the stores until tuesday (7.) according to's interview with Bun B from earlier in July. I've already boldly declared Int'l Players best rapsong of 2007, and from my first listen, this might as well be the best album.

01. Swishas And Dosha (05:11)
02. Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) ft. OutKast (04:19)
03. Chrome Plated Woman (04:18)
04. Life Is 2009 ft. Too $hort (04:08)
05. The Game Belongs To Me (05:14)
06. Like That (Remix) (03:51)
07. Gravy (04:57)
08. Underground Kingz (04:33)
09. Grind Hard ft. Young T.O.E. And DJ B-Do (04:04)
10. Take Tha Hood Back ft. Slim Thug, Vicious And Middle Fingaz (05:37)
11. Quit Hatin' The South ft. Charlie Wilson And Willie D (06:07)
12. Heaven (04:20)
13. Trill Niggaz Don't Die ft. Z-Ro (04:28)

01. How Long Can It Last ft. Charlie Wilson (06:47)
02. Still Ridin' Dirty ft. Scarface (05:20)
03. Stop-N-Go ft. Jazze Pha (03:54)
04. Cocaine ft. Rick Ross (04:50)
05. Two Type Of Bitches ft. Dizzee Rascal And Pimpin Ken (04:56)
06. Real Women ft. Talib Kweli And Raheem Devaughn (04:33)
07. Candy (03:30)
08. Tell Me How Ya Feel (04:25)
09. Shattered Dreams (05:14)
10. Like That (02:48)
11. Next Up ft. Big Daddy Kane And Kool G Rap (03:04)
12. Living This Life (05:08)
13. Outro (00:49)
14. Bonus Track: Int L Players Anthem ft. Three 6 Mafia (Chopped & Screwed) (05:31)
15. Bonus Track: Int L Players Anthem ft. Three 6 Mafia (03:20)
16. Bonus Track: Hit The Block ft. T.I. (03:59)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ann Peebles - Tear Your Playhouse Down (Live)

Here's a gem for you, straight from the afterpary in San Francisco! Happy times!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hurricane Chris - A Bay Bay

I'm writing this on vacation in Vegas, and all though blogging in Sin City is kinda like time wasted, this song is just too damn good to pass up. A baybaybay!

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Cribs

I love rock, but it has a tendency to disappear between all the good hiphop albums out there. This one however is just too good to pass up. I went to see The Cribs with my g/f at Blå a couple of weeks ago, and I've got to admit it's been a long time since I've listened to a rock album this much. Even though they have their own sound, I tend to get vibes from both The Strokes, The Thrills and Weezer(!?) on their record Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever.

1. Our Bovine Public
2. Girls Like Mystery
3. Men's needs
4. Moving Pictures
5. I'm a Realist
6. Major's Titling Victory
7. Women's Needs
8. I've Tried Everything
9. My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
10. Be Safe
11. Ancient History
12. Shoot the Poets

The Nextmen - This Was Supposed to be the Future

The Nextmen - This Was Supposed to be the Future
One of my definite favorites returns. These guys are the true mixtapemessiahs as far as I'm concerned, and the good news this time is this just might be their best studio-album.
Even though Piece of The Pie is getting a bit old, it's still fire and I love the semi-cheesy sound of The Drop and Memory Lane. It kind of sends my thoughts swirling towards the first Lluomo record. Get the Knowledge Be Born track for free along with news from the Men.
As usual I've bolded out my favorites.

01. Let It Roll (3:26)
02. Blood Fire (3:41)
03. Did No Wrong (4:16)
04. Tuffen Up (4:00)
05. Knowledge Be Born (3:17)
06. Something Got You (3:34)
07. Concentrate (2:59)
08. The Drop (4:16)
09. Let It Be (4:22)
10. Move (4:08)
11. Piece Of The Pie (4:36)
12. Camera Tricks (2:55)
13. Memory Lane (4:55)
14. This Was Suppose To Be The Future (5:23)

On the same note I'd recommend everyone(!) to get their mixtapes Personal Golf Instructions and the latest Friends & Family. That's two tapes with instant-party-guarantee.

Here's a couple of videos for your viewing pleasure. First of is the acoustic version of their Something Got You track of the new album, which is not very typical for them, but nice in an Aim kind of way.

The second video is an older track with Rodney P, Dynamite MC and Cutty Ranks.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Matt Damon almost on Kimmel (again)

This joke just keeps on getting better and better...

Friday, June 22, 2007

Common - The People

New track from Common's upcoming "Finding Forever" album.

As a bonus, here's Common on Rap City this week. The fact that it really doesn't sound that impressing is because he's actually improvising (which seems to be rare these days). Nevertheless it's well worth the watch, especially with Eve as eyecandy in the background.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

UGK & Outkast - International Player's Anthem

Finally a video for 2007's best song so far

In case you didn't notice, this track here contains three of the most legendary crews from the south, Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast on the mic along with Pimp C and Bun B of UGK. DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia on the beat. Yes, I love this song and that's why I'm adding this totally unnecessary extended version of this video. Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Microsoft Surface

On the subject of Reactable, Microsoft's new Surface looks quite amazing as well!

Visit the official page for more videos. has a "First look" feature which also is worth a look.


Somehow I missed out on this, but this looks like the best toy ever! I gather Björk is supposed to be using one on tour.

Reactable has more videos...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Joell Ortiz - Hip Hop

Here's another track that's taking up alot of space on my playlist these days, especially the Saigon and Jadakiss remix

Mike Jones - Mr Jones

I've been trying to shake off that cellphone melody for a couple of weeks now, I guess this my way of giving up :)

Living the dream

New York Times does an article on norwegian production duo StarGate. I absolutely love the subtlety of these guys.

What sets Stargate apart from producers black or white is its image. Or rather, the lack of one. The two do not stake their reputations on hip-hop authenticity; Mr. Hermansen and Mr. Eriksen, who are both married and have young children, remain deliberately invisible and clean-cut. When a photographer was about to snap their picture, Mr. Eriksen carefully moved an empty beer bottle so it wouldn’t appear in the shot.

Makes keeping it real look kind of different! Best of luck!

Read the whole article

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Legendary Three 6 Mafia, spearheaded by rapper & producer duo DJ Paul and Juicy J, packs up their Oscar and moves to Hollywood to make it big. This might not be the most intellectual entertainment you've witnessed, but as far as reality TV goes, this is some funny shit. Unfortunately, this show is under the radar at the moment, so it can be a bit tricky getting your hands on it if you don't live in the US.

Adventures in Hollyhood @ MTV

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Fixxers

New Quik and AMG project.

It's "The Fixxers" baby, think of it like a concept like "Speakerboxx" and the "Love Below" by Outkast it's like that, it's a split record.

Get the whole story at

Monday, April 16, 2007

While we're waiting for The Carter III

I'm so excited about The Carter 3, I'm almost as excited to hear the new Drought tape as well. There's been some rumours that The Drought 3 has been leaked on the net, but according to DJ Khaled denounces the version spreading on the net as a bootleg

"Yeah we just finished mixing it last week, so it should be coming out soon. There’s a bootleg floating around with a few of the songs that leaked, but that’s not even close to all of the tracks that are going to be on the real thing. Plus, the real version is hosted by me and Birdman, so with the bootleg, it doesn’t even have the same feel. But it’s ready to go. We’re just not sure when it’s going to drop yet."

I guess that means it's a preview of the preview, but being familiar with previous Lil Wayne tapes, I assume even that will be worth the visit to your favorite mixtape resource.

Meanwhile, here's a video snack from, Lil Wayne live at BET's Rap City Freestyle April 10. (Can't see the videos? Go here)

And a chopped and screwed version which sounds unusually good, especially considering it's a freestyle.

I'm a shark in the water, I swim with the big, so I don't have time to deal with Willie Da Squid

And if that Gillie Da Kid quote doesn't satisfy your craving for Lil Wayne drama, here's an interesting article contemplating if Lil Wayne confessed (Sgt. Pepper style) to killing a white girl. It's based on Weezys lyrics on the track Hustler Music on The Carter II.
I ain't never killed nobody I promise
And I promise if you try me
You gon have to rewind this track
And make it go back

The author reversed the entire track (and supplied a slowed down version as well). Can you make out the lyrics he claims to be recorded on reverse? I picked up the "it was september run her meat albini" which made me think what I heard, "jibberish"...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ice Age flossin' with Mike Jones

Mike Jones takes flossin' to a new level and talks about his new album. That sure is one mean list of guests, makes you almost not care about Mike Jones at all... Maybe that's why he had to get that watch. Crazy...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

UGK ft Outkast - International Players (CDS)

This has to be the coolest collabo ever! As far as my favorites go, this is all four of them on the same track. This a remixed version of the Players Anthem track on the Underground Kingz sampler I mentioned earlier. Andre 3000 is on fire these days!

01 - International Players (Clean)
02 - International Players (Dirty)
03 - International Players (Instrumental)

The Shield season 6

I'm offering you an olive branch, if you prefer shock and awe, I can arrange that too...

Bwahaha, my favorite badass is back, with the vengeance comparable to nothing. The intensity of this show is unprecedented in TV history, if you haven't seen this series, start now! The Sopranos..? Bah, I'd rather root for the "good" guys...

The Shield @ FX Networks

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mark Ronson - Version (and free liveset)

Here Comes the Fuzz from 2003 was a serious headsup in regards to this fella. Lately he's been proving to be a lot more than a good track selector and a skilled mashup chef, with production for Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen amongst others. I previously mentioned the sampler of this album, and it's expectations were more than met. This is a rock solid album, and it's definitely one of my favorites this year. This kind of funky 'pop'-ish sound works remarkably well and is one of the freshest flavors you'll get this year. If this album doesn't get it's fair bit of recognition, I'll start working promotion for free (kinda like now, go figure)... Don't believe my rants & raves of acclaim? Check out the bold tracks. If I had to narrow it down even further, go for tracks #2 and #13

01 - God Put a Smile Upon your Face (ft the Daptone Horns)
02 - Oh my God (ft Lily Allen)
03 - Stop Me (ft Daniel Merriweather)
04 - Toxic (ft Ol' Dirty Bastard and Tiggers)
05 - Valerie (ft Amy Winehouse)

06 - Apply Some Pressure (ft Paul Smith)
07 - Inversion
08 - Pretty Green (ft Santo Gold)
09 - Just (ft Phantom Planet)
10 - Amy (ft Kenna)
11 - The Only One I Know (ft Robbie Williams)
12 - Diversion
13 - L.S.F. (ft Kasabian)

14 - Outversion

Also, to prove this fella knows his way around two turntables, check out his guest spot on Pete Tong's Essential Mix which was recorded January 1. 2007. The set includes some of Ronson's tracks, both old and new, as well as a lot of tracks that will get any party going. Here's a brief overview of the tracks:

Mark Ronson 'Intro' (White Label)
Mark Ronson feat. Dirt McGirt & Tiggers ‘Toxic’ (Columbia)
Three 6 Mafia ‘Stay Fly’ (Columbia)
Coldplay ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’ (Parlophone)
Mark Ronson feat. The Daptone Horns ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’ (Columbia)
Billy Bragg ‘A New England (Version Blend)’ (Go! Discs)
The Jam ‘Pretty Green’ (Polydor)
Mark Ronson feat. Santo Gold ‘Pretty Green’ (Columbia)
Chaka Khan ‘Acid Drop/I Feel For You’ (Warner Bros)
Bag Raiders ‘Christina 3-6 Drop’ (White Label)
K.W. Griff ‘Respect’ (Quiet Records)
Aaron Lacrate feat. Spank Rock & Amanda Blank ‘Blow’ (Milkcrate Records)
T.I. ‘What You Know (Low B Remix)’ (White Label)
The Pack ‘Vans (DJ Eli Remix)’ (White Label)
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I ‘My Love (2nd Nature Remix)’ (Jive)
Busta Rhymes feat. Rick James ‘In The Ghetto (DJ Eleven Remix)’ (Interscope)
Beck ‘Nausea’ (Interscope)
Notorious B.I.G. ‘Nasty Boy (Version Blend)’ (Bad Boy Entertainment)
Lil' Wayne ‘Show Me What You Got (Remix)’ (Cashmoney)
Lily Allen ‘Stop There (Freestyle)’ (Regal Recordings)
Dangerdoom feat. Talib Kweli ‘Old School Rules’ (White Label)
Ghostface Killah feat. Amy Winehouse ‘You Know I'm No Good’ (Def Jam Recordings)
The Roots ‘Thought At Work (Original)’ (Geffen)
Nas ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ (Def Jam Recordings)
The Charlatans ‘The Only One I Know’ (Situation 2)
Mark Ronson feat. Robbie Williams ‘The Only One I Know’ (Columbia)
Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface & Nate Dogg ‘Ooh Wee (Version Blend)’ (Columbia)
Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald ‘Just’ (Columbia)
Dizzee Rascal ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ (XL Recordings)
Thom Yorke ‘Black Swan’ (Parlophone)
The Game feat. 50 Cent ‘Hate It Or Love It (Version Blend)’ (Shady Records)
Jackson 5 ‘I Want You Back (Version Blend)’ (Motown)
The Strokes ‘Someday’ (BMG)
Rhymefest ‘Devil's Pie’ (Adillo Records)
Regina Spektor ‘Fidelity’ (Sire Records)
The Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now? (Version Blend)’ (Rough Trade)
The Smiths ‘Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before’ (Rough Trade)
Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather ‘Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before’ (Columbia)
Massive Attack ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ (Wild Bunch)
The Go! Team ‘Ladyflash’ (Memphis Industries)
CSS ‘Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above (Spank Rock Remix)’ (Sub Pop Records)
Petey Pablo ‘Fire’ (Jive)
The Futureheads ‘Skip To The End’ (679 Recordings)
Gorillaz ‘Feel Good Inc (DJ Eli Remix)’ (Parlophone)
The Rapture ‘Whoo! Alright-Yeah... Uh Huh’ (Vertigo)
Peter, Bjorn and John ‘Young Folks’ (Wichita)
The Specials ‘Gangsters’ (Chrysalis)
Lily Allen ‘Knock Em Out’ (Regal Recordings)
Sons and Daughters ‘Dance Me In (JD Twitch and The Truffle Club's Optimo Mix)’ (Domino)
Robbie Williams ‘Lovelight (Soulwax Ravelight Voc)’ (Chrysalis)
Cassie ‘Me & U (DJ Eli Remix)’ (Bad Boy Entertainment)
Domino ‘Everyone Else Is Boring’ (White Label)
Boney M ‘Sunny’ (Hansa/Sony BMG)
Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface & Nate Dogg ‘Ooh Wee’ (Columbia)
Stone Roses ‘Fool's Gold’ (Silvertone)

Download here...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Free music: DJ Yoda - Hey Wha' Happened (2006)

DJ Yoda - Hey Wha' Happened

This is a live recording with decent soundquality, which enables you to recreate the same partyvibe in your livingroom. Party tends to be the keyword, with some crazy mashups and funky tunes. If you've ever been captured by The Nextmen's or Mr Scruff's mixtapes, then this is for you! The tracklist is not 100% due to it's weirdness and mashed up state.

Frank Sinatra - New York New York
Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
Run DMC - My Adidas (DJ Yoda Remix)
The Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Kanye West - Diamonds
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
DJ Z-Trip - Motown Breakdown
Q-Tip - The Workout
Pharell Williams Feat. Gwen Stefani - Can I Have It Like That
Crooklyn Clan - It’s About To Get Hot
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
DJ Snuff - Wild For The Night
Flash & The Furious Five - Flash It To The Beat
Run DMC - Sucker MC’s
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman (DJ Yoda Remix)
Nas - Life’s A Bitch (DJ Yoda Cure Remix)
A Skillz - Money Banger
Too Short - Money In The Ghetto
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire (DJ Yoda Remix)
Ugly Duckling - Smack
Jay-Z - 99 Problems
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Dem Franchise Boys - I Think They Like Me Now
Queen - We Will Rock You
Dilated Peoples - Back Again
DJ Czech - Hit The Road Jack
Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Together (Instrumental)
DJ Yoda & Dan Greenpeace feat. Large Professor - It’s Large
Sway - Up Your Speed (Remix)
Lil’ Wayne - Go DJ
Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre
The Police - Roxanne
Shirley Bassey - Hey Big Spender (Remix)
Dr Rubberfunk - Watch The Tables Turn
The Art of Noise - (Three Fingers Of) Love
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Sade - Smooth Operator

Download here...

Röyksopp - Back To Mine

Röyksopp - Back To Mine

Finally! Ever since Melody AM I've been trying to figure out why DJ Kicks, Another Late Night / Late Night Tales or Back To Mine didn't recruit these guys for a compilation. Bold is beautiful!

1. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (3:34)
2. Harry Thumann - Sphinx (2:33)
3. Kasso - One More Round (2:35)
4. Pino D'Angino - Ma Quale Idea (3:54)
5. Edgar Winter - Above & Beyond (1:38)
6. Ray Mang & Nathan D'Troit - Off Side (1:37)
7. Mr Flagio - Take A Chance (4:22)
8. Mike Oldfield - Platinum (Part Three - Charleston) (1:20)
9. Emmanuel Splice - Meatball (2:53)
10. Jesse G - That's Hot (4:25)
11. The Art Of Noise - Legs (2:52)
12. I Level - 3A.M. (12" Version) (1:49)
13. Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk (3:08)
14. Supermax - It Ain't Easy (4:03)
15. Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (8:26)
16. Guy Dalton - Night People (New York Club Mix) (4:07)
17. Valerie Dore - Get Closer (Vocal) (4:55)
18. Ginny - Can't Be (5:12)
19. Funkadelic - I'm Never Gonna Tell It (3:24)
20. The New Birth - It's Been A Long Time (5:39)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Three great reasons to visit Rå this month

DJ Spinbad April, 20.

Celebrating the newest Kingsize issue with one of the greatest to ever touch the wheels of steel; DJ Spinbad! Oh my GOD! Support: Patski Love & Chris Stallion. It's Juicy baby!!!

Spinbad is an old favorite of mine. Looking for good music? You just found it.

DJ Noize & DJ Static April, 14.

Denmark's Finest DJ Noize (DMC World Champion) and DJ Static dreper The Joint back2back på 4 platespillere og 2 miksere. "My squad stays on point..."

Noize is actually a two time DMC World Championship winner. I'm guessing this is going to get a tad more technical than we're used to.

DJ Jazzy Jeff, April 6. - Poster says it all

Scarface cancels European tour

Can't say I wasn't expecting this, it was too good to be true. Scarface cancels Oslo and deprives us of the possibility to experience one of Houston-rap's godfathers. A true tragedy, but on the upside his replacement is far from the usual replacement letdowns. Saigon is going to kick it with Little Brother instead.


Bjørn Torske - Feil Knapp

Bjørn Torske - Feil Knapp (Click the image to get a copy)

Bjørn Torske is back with a new album. Kinda floats on the same vibe as Nedi Myra which again means it's a bit more available than Trøbbel. Same procedure as always: Bold means Beautiful.

01 - Hemmelig orkester
02 - Hatten passer
03 - Spelunker
04 - Tur i maskinparken
05 - Loe Bar
06 - Kapteinens skjegg
07 - Møljekalas
08 - God kveld
09 - Ørkenrotta
10 - Fembussen hjem

Monday, April 02, 2007

Method Man @ Rockefeller March 29 (2007)


Mr Mef dove into the crowd like maniac and tore the roof off at Rockefeller in Oslo. I know cellphone pictures are worse than crap, but how often do you get to see a rap legend standing on a barstool in the middle of the crowd.


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