Sunday, May 18, 2008

Can't Mix For Shit Volume 2

Celebrating almost a 100 downloads on Volume 1, I'm following up with Can't Mix For Shit 2, which continues to erect a middle finger at diversity requirements. Some artists might be a little overrepresented *Cough*Lifelike*Cough*, but who cares when the tracks are this good!

Daft Punk vs Pointer Sisters - Underground (7UP Radio Mix)
A whitelabel edit I know absolutely nothing about...

Fleetwod Mac vs Lifelike - Never Forget So Electric (Cut Copy Fusion)
Fleetwod Mac is a long time favorite of mine, and as you're going to notice from the number of Lifelike appearances on this tape, he is a new one. This amazing fusion originally appeared on the So Cosmic mixtape by Cut Copy.

Deadelus - Make It So (XXXChange Remix)
This track has a downtempo feel to it, but at the same time packs a lot of energy and has spectacular bridges.

The Count & Sinden featuring Kid Sister - Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
I really like the original, but as with everything else A-Trak, this remix came out golden. That beeper sound is driving me nuts though, it sounds exactly like my doorbell.

The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Lifelike Remix)
To an even greater extent than the previous track, I find the original absolutely awesome. I even used the Kernkraft 400 remix in my previous tape. This is off the same promo and is just as fantastic, if not better.

UNKLE - Restless (Fake Blood Remix)
Fake Blood whips up some of the craziest stuff I've ever heard, and this track is completely nuts. It took me awhile before I figured it out, but now I loose the ability to sit still when I hear it.

Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Mix)
I was planning on having this on the first volume but it never happened, and I'm still not tired of it. It's an awesome touchup of the original, and I feel it adds some of the dynamics I miss in general on the latest Cut Copy.

Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone (Fred Falke Remix)
I was quite excited about this remix and it's always a great feeling when you're expectations are met. Fred Falke adds some beautiful melodic touches to one of Lykke Li's best songs.

Estelle featuring Kanye West - American Boy (Stockholm Syndrome Official Remix)
This track packs a great summer vibe and has infinite potential for becoming a dancefloor hit this year.

Petter - Goda Dagars Magi (Jeansie Blend)
Jeansbjörn blends swedish rapper Petter with Madonna's Holiday, creating an upbeat and funny vibe, which you should be able to dance drunkenly to.

Cazals - Somebody Somewhere (Lifelike Remix)
Another one of his magical touchups, I have to see this guy play sometime.

Trip - Who's That (Jack Beats Remix)
If I'm not mistaken Plus One is 50% of Jack Beats and largely responsible for the insane dubbed out twist this track takes.

Boys Noize - Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
Very weird but insanely cool. Boys Noize + A-Trak = nuff said.

Teyana Taylor - Google Me (Konjoined Remix)
Another one those summervibe tracks. The way this 16 year old sounds over the Konjoined remix is soooo much better than the original.

Cole Medina - Red Hot / Tron Scott's Freaks in Space - Prog Rocks And Moon Jocks
I yanked this puppy out from Todd Terjes Resident Advisor podcast, and have pretty much been unable to find out anything about it. The cutout spans over two or three tracks, and I'm confused as to what's what, but those lyrics sound so damn tight over that beat I couldn't help myself putting the whole thing on.

Updated download link: Can't Mix For Shit Volume 2

Friday, May 16, 2008

KITSUNE077: The Cazals - Somebody Somewhere

Kitsuné never stops delivering. This time it's The Cazals and their single from upcoming What Of Our Future (due May 19) that's bringing the funk. But what makes this gem sparkle is Lifelike's fantastic remix.

Download: Cazals - Somebody Somewhere (Lifelike Remix)

Stockholm Syndrome

It's been quiet around here for the last week due to the fact that I'm wrapping up my bachelors degree and school is kind of crazy.

I tried to catch up with my reader the other day and Stockholm Syndrome is something that deserves mentioning, even though I really don't have time for blogging.

If their American Boy remix doesn't end up being a summer favorite, something is seriously wrong somewhere.

They also did a fantastic "Mixing it up" session for Discobelle which is worth getting your hands on!

I will be keeping my eye out for anything these guys do in the future.

Download: Estelle ft Kanye West - American Boy (Stockholm Syndrome Club Mix)

Via Discobelle

Monday, May 05, 2008

Three 6 Mafia - I'd Rather

I wasn't feeling this initially, but today I woke today with this ringing in my head and I can't seem to shake it.

Scandinavian Hip Hop Invasion

So I caught up with this mixtape today, which is a serious collection of Scandinavian artists who has been holding it down for quite some time.

Well, at least some longer than others, the exception being Junior Natural who is representing the Reggae part of the tape. Which is sort of, ehh, weird, seeing as he's a) thirteen years old b) white and c) from Uppsala. I know what you might be thinking, but keep in mind that the Swedes have a knack for Reggae. This kid is more than just a novelty feature, check out his MySpace for some tracks

Chords ft Timbuktu - Places to Go (Live in Paris)

My favorite track from the new Chords album. YouTube user thesaladday has more videos from the Scandinavian Invasion tour in France with Chords & Timbuktu.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Busy Swedes: New Looptroop and new Chords

Chords is out with a new album: Things We Do For Things
Personal note: That Places To Go track is fan-tastic!

Looptroop reappears in their new shape Looproop Rockers, after CosMIC apparently left to take care of the crew's website..? Anyway Good Things is available at iTunes

Also as a couple of bonuses, previously mentioned Henok Achido's single Can I is also available in iTunes, and Promoes contribution to Diversidad along with Akhenaton, Noora Noor and others is live over at YouTube. The conclusion of April truly was a great time for Swedish hiphop.

The Kooks

For some reason I never sat down and listened to The Kooks, but tonight through random events I ended up playing their latest album, and I'm totally blown away. I have to get more of their stuff. And there's more to it, this actually made me settle on a festival this summer: Hove here I come!

Monday, April 28, 2008


Norwegian blog Lydverket has dug up an interesting twist on the concept of beatboxing. Whatever party trick you got up your sleeve, I'm guessing it won't top this. Head over to the original post for more videos.

Henok Achido - Can I

It's about time this track got a video!

Via Blunted Soul

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Best news ever: Burial - DJ Kicks

I've been mentioning some of my favorite compilations lately, and on that same note I just found some fantastic news over at The Letter. Apparantly Burial is doing the next alignment in K7!'s great series DJ Kicks.

It's my firm belief that last year's Untrue was by far the best album of 2007, and therefore I'm pretty psyched for anything this guy touches. Combined with the great standings of the previous DJ Kicks albums, I'm pretty sure this will be an awesome release.

K7 does not seem to mention it on their website, and is talking about Herbaliser instead (which also is great news), but other sources such as XLR8R and Mixmag are running with it, so I guess a celebration is in order.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Holy crap! I stopped playing video games some time ago, but this reignites my lust for some nerd-action. I guess I'll have to get myself an Xbox 360.

Coachella celebration

So Coachella started yesterday, and what do the people up north that are missing out do? We plan for next year and take comfort in the minimixes that celebrate what seems to be the best damn festival on the planet.

L.A. Times had LA Riot make them a Coachella Mix which obviously features artists perfoming this year:

Hot Chip — “Ready for the Floor (LA Riots Remix)”
Kavinsky — “Testarossa Autodrive (sebastiAn Remix)”
Justice — “DVNO (LA Riots Remix)”
Bonde Do Role — “Gasolina (Radioclit remix)”
Uffie — “Hot Chick”
M.I.A — “Bamboo Banga”
Kid Sister — “Control (LA Riots Remix)”
Cut Copy — “Saturdays”
Chromeo — “Needy Girl (Vandalism Remix)”
Boys Noize — “oh! (A-Trak Remix)”
Justice — “The Party (LA Riots Remix)”
Yelle — “A Cause des Garcons”
Tegan and Sara — “Back in Your Head (Morgan Page Remix)”

Download: LA Riot - Coachella Remixed

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blogoverse update

Illustration by archanN

Here's a couple of interesting interviews and mixes I found floating around in the blogosphere (yes, I'm trying out some new nerd-nouns)

Cosmic Disco: MP3 blogs. Good or bad?

Mike Simonetti: I like them. I think it’s a good way to spread the word about new music and open people’s eyes to stuff. As I’ve said before, I’m not against giving music away free on blogs. I think it can only be a good thing.

Cosmic Disco interviews the Italians Do it Better labelhead Mike Simonetti (ie. the label responsible for the After Dark compilation, Glass Candy and Chromatics). Get the mix he's done in the bottom as well!

When I record a track, I always think: "Would I like to listen to it and dance?" This is the way I like music, I want it to make me feel good

Fred Falke reveals to Asian Dan that he has just finished a remix for Lykke Li and will be working on a solo album.

Just like they're supposed to, those Norwegian vikings stormed in and took over the show last night! Really proud to have these guys on. I wasn't planning on airing them on the same night, but it just ended up working out that way and sounds great. Please check them out!

Weblog Oh Baby, I Like it Raw led me to the Norwegian takeover at Beats In Space spearheaded by Strangefruit and Todd Terje.

Beats In Space 25.03.08 - Part 1 - DJ Strangefruit
1. Zero Db - Anything`s Possible (XRabit Remix)
2. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
3. Patrick Watson - The Storm-Allsgood Edit
4. Sunburst Band - Delicious
5. Marianne Faithful - Sex With Strangers (Sly`n`Robbie Dub Mix)
6. Mungolian Jetset/Mari Boine - Suiovean Mamadoo
7. Projections - Set It Up
8. Mugwump - Boutade (Miseridub)
9. Jose Gonzalez - Killing For Love (Todd Terje Mix)
10. Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje`s Turkatech)
11. Birth Control - Gamma Ray(MJnFTs Half Life Edit)
12. The Tubes - Slipped My Disco
13. Gene Hunt - Inspire (Abicah Soul Rmx)
14. Nina Simnone - Black Is The Color (Abicah Soul Rmx)
15. Igor Savin - Folk Sinteza
16. Joanna Newsom - The Book Of Right On (Pocketknife`s Scrowling Own Remix)
17. Tron Scott`s Freaks In Space - Moon Jocks And Prog Rocks
18. Shock - Dream Games

Beats In Space 25.03.08 - Part 2 - Todd Terje
19. Jose Gonzalez - Killing For Love (Beatless mix)
20. Trans AM - First Words
21. Beck - Black Tambourine
22. Matt Bianco - Matt's Mood
23. Dr Buzzard - Didn't I Love You
24. David Byrne - Make Believe Mambo (Mark Kamins Acid Mambo mix)
25. Charanga 76 - No Nos Pararan
26. Shrinkwrap - Illegal Entry (Chicken Lips mix)
27. War - Keep On Doin
28. Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Türkatech remix)
29. The Automats - ...Pass Me By
30. Cloud One - Don't Let This Rainbow...
31. 40 Thieves - Don't Turn it Off
32. Crusaders - Spiral
Tim Sweeney for the last track:
33. Yura Yura Teikoku - The Communication - Mesh-Key

Where/how was this mix recorded?

Since I don't own CD players, this mix is 31.7% vinyl, 29.2% Serato and 34.2% Acid Pro 6.0. Hehe. The last 4.9%? Overdubs. Done in my "studio" in Oslo.

And while we're biggin' up Todd Terje, check out his recent podcast over at Resident Advisor, it has a mean tracklist:

01. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA Mix)
02. Sly & Robbie - Triplets
03. Chaz Jankel & Laura Weymouth - Whisper
04. !!! - Must Be The Moon (Emperor Machine Mix)
05. Armand Van Helden - Je T'aime (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)
06. Broke - We Ain't Got It
07. Mathias Kaden - Rhythma
08. Class Action - Weekend
09. Cole Medina - Red Hot
10. Tron Scott's Freaks in Space - Prog Rocks And Moon Jocks
11. Mirror Boys - See The Music
12. The Temptations - Law Of The Land (Iskra Edit)
13. Konk - Percussion Jam
14. Mr. Raoul K - Le Cercle Peul
15. Sueno Latino - Luxuria (Cutmaster-G Techno Age Mix)
16. Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (Cousin Cole Mix)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Another Late Night Tale

I remember when I first got my hands on the now classic series from Azuli. Aah, what a beautiful moment. The Rae & Christian (RIP Grand Central) compilation was my favorite for a long time, and as I'm writing this I'm inspired to ruffle through my old CDs and put it on again.

Back when it was called Another Late Night, Groove Armada relased the fifth installment in the series. Now the name has changed and The Armada returns for a second time with the 20th release of the mixtapes which now bears the name Late Night Tales. It might not be the most original thing to cast the same artist twice in a series, but GA prooves themselves worthy with this fantastic collection of tracks. And I'm so relieved to see that this great line of compilations continues to provide quality of this level.

As someone (can't remember who) eloquently put it: "Late Night Tales is about songs you've already heard and forgotten about, which you'll be delighted to hear again... and again." And that's exactly what this album represents for me - with a dash of new - courtesy of Groove Armada's gentle edits. The fabolous Wizards Sleeve Remix of Midlake - Roscoe and the soulful experience of Ace - How Long are tracks which never should be forgotten. Listen to it with mom and sit through the french version of Chris Rea - Josephine so she'll be able to impress you and say: "I know this song." - even though she really doesn't. Get your 80s groove on with Roxy Music's Love Is The Drug or fall asleep to the subliminal beats of African Dreams - Make A Living. Either way, this record is golden!

01 - Human League - Things That Dreams Are Made Of
02 - Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
03 - Kitty Grant - Glad To Know You
04 - Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
05 - Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi (Joakim remix)
06 - African Dreams - Make A Living
07 - Midlake - Roscoe (Wizards' Sleeve remix)
08 - Electronic - Electronic
09 - Liquid People - Son Of Dragon
10 - Ace - How Long
11 - Chris Rea - Josephine (Le Version Francaise)
12 - Will Young - Fridays Child (Andy Cato edit)
13 - Marvin Gaye & Tami Tyrell - You're All I Need To Get By
14 - Groove Armada - Are Friends Electric (Exclusive Gary Numan Cover)
15 - Peter Bjorn & John - The Chills
16 - The Cure - Close To Me
17 - Finley Quaye - Even After All (Burning dub)
18 - Will Self - Story part 1 of 4


London nightclub/label Fabric has been responsible for so many great mixtapes I lost count what feels like years ago. Browsing through their catalogue should make any musicappreciator more than excited. Flipping through the records proves to be a journey through many music styles represented by legendary DJs which are all famous for it's own unique thing. Let the namedropping begin: Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, Spank Rock (probably my favorite along with their bootleg version Fabricdead), Diplo, The Herbaliser, Aim, Spinbad, Jacques Le Cont, Scratch Perverts, Krafty Kuts and sooo many more.

While this month they added another of my favorites to their repertoire. UK Cut'n'paste guru DJ Yoda puts together another wildly entertaining mixtape. If you're not familiar with his sound, jump to his MySpace page and listen to the Annie Mac Mini Mix, it basicly explains his thing in 5 minutes.

On the Fabriclive 39 mix, Yoda fuses rap, dub, d&b, indie, soul and about anything with his own little twists and turns, which always tends to give the original songs (he so masterly selects) new life and sounding danceable again. Great examples are Skibadee - Tic Toc and Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep which are touched up Yoda style. Throw in the amazing Marvin Gaye cover of Sexual Healing by The Hot 8 Brass Band and you start to get a feel for what I mean.

01 - The Thunderclaps - Judgement Day (Donkey Work Re-Edit)
02 - Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
03 - Skibadee - Tika Toc
04 - Handsome Boy Modeling School - Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
05 - Ice Cube - Jackin' For Beats (Explicit)
06 - Ghost - It's All Love
07 - Jurassic 5 - Swing Set
08 - The Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
09 - D Nice - Crumbs On The Table
10 - Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep (Explicit)
11 - Jean Jacques Perry & DJ Yoda & Herve - EVA (Bonus Beats)
12 - The Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Explicit)
13 - The Coral - In The Morning
14 - Bell Biv Devoe & Tittsworth - Poison (Bonus Beats)
15 - Run DMC - It's Tricky
16 - Salt N Pepa - Push It
17 - DJ Class - Tear Da Club Up
18 - Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina
19 - Minnie Ripperton - Loving You (Bamabounce Bonus Beats)
20 - Come Around - Collie Buddz
21 - Chatterbox - DJ Yoda ft Sway
22 - Adam F - Circles (Original)
23 - DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
24 - Wiley & Skream - Gangsters (Make Me)
25 - Lord Kitchener - London Is The Place For Me

And while we're on the subject of Fabric, next month will feature yet another favorite of mine. King of Mushroom Jazz, Mark Farina is mixing up some laidback lofi for Fabric 40.

I previewed the set, and fans of of the Chicago/SF DJ will not be disappointed. Yet another splendid addition to vault of beautiful music compiled by Fabric.

“When making the mix, I played a sort of fictitious set at fabric on a night that doesn't exist. Musically, I tried to capture the techy, jackin' Chicago/SF side of the house spectrum - dubby, chunky tracks. I tried to pick tunes from all over the world. I picked a good variation of underground goodies, a lot of which are unreleased or hopefully not on any other compilations. Tracks that have a good "shelf life" but that aren't proven hits; hidden gems that might go over looked in this fast paced music era.”
- Mark Farina

01 - Giom – Together
02 - Chuck Love – Yellow Truth (Atnarko Mix)
03 - JT Donaldson & Uneaq – Why Not Rock?
04 - Ricardo Rae – Lead The Way
05 - John Larner & Slater Hogan – Gettin’ Ready
06 - Inland Knights – Where Ya At ?
07 - Homero Espinosa - Got This Feeling (LNS Disco Dub)
08 - Alexander East – Believe En Me
09 - Frank Solano – The Blues Line [Tommy Largo Remix]
10 - Kris G – Feel My Love [Bobby Valentine Remix]
11 - Non Believers – Stasera
12 - Johnny Fiasco – Last Word
13 - Mood II Swing – Closer [Oliver Desmet & Fred Everything Mix]
14 - James Curd – Pick Up What I’m Putting Down
15 - Rylan White Ft. Olly Brunton– There Goes The Neighbourhood
16 - Lawnchair Generals – Broke Acid
17 - Jeremy Joshua – Make Dat Shit [Derrick Carter Mix]
18 - DJ Sneak – Mumbler
19 - Prztz – Brutality
20 - Mark Farina – Das Shibuya [Cheeba Mix]
21 - King Kooba – Hoose Musik

Friday, April 18, 2008

Can't Mix For Shit the title says: this is my first attempt at mixing something live, and lord knows I'm messing up all over the place, but that doesn't mean I didn't have fun doing it! :)

Anyway I got my hands on so many good tracks lately, I thought I'd try and have some fun with them, and that's what this is about. It's a great collection of mostly new electronic music which belongs in the dancefloor/workout category. I'm not saying you'll enjoy my lack of mixing skills, but these songs should get you dancing, unless you have a legitimate excuse (read: you're a douche!)


Familjen - Huvudet I Sanden (Tomi Kiiosk Remikksi)
Yelle - A Cause De Garçons (Tepr Remix)
Superfunk - Electric
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
The Whitest Boy Alive - Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
Simian vs The Cardigans - Never Be Alone In Aerius Light (ElectroSound Mashup)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Club Edit)
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth
MSTRKRFT - Bounce ft N.O.R.E. (Radio Version)
Riot In Belgium - La Musique (Jbag's Boomboxed Re-Edit)
The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Kernkraft 400 Remix)
The Whip - Trash
Wolfmother - Woman (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Digitalism - Pogo (Shinichi Osawa Dub)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Familjen - Det Snurrar I Min Skalle (Boeoes Kaelsting's Tri Tub Remix)

Download: Can't Mix For Shit Vol 1

Update: Sorry about the screwup, the download link should now be working. Thanks to Steffen for pointing this out!

Ed Rec Vol 3 Teaser

The third installment in the Ed Banger compilation series, Ed Rec Vol 3 is hitting the streets the 26. of May, but Asian Dan has provided a teaser to make the wait a little shorter.

01. MR OIZO - Yves
02. BUSY P - To Protect And Entertain (feat. Murs)
03. MR FLASH - Over The Top
05. UFFIE - Robot Oeuf
06. JUSTICE - Stress (Auto Remix)
07. MR OIZO - Minuteman’s pulse
08. DJ MEDHI - Pocket Piano
09. KRAZY BALDHEAD - No Cow, No Pow
10. DSL - Find Me In The World
11. FEADZ - Back It Up (feat. Spank Rock)
12. SO ME - Decalcomania

Get it after the jump...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Presets

I discovered The Presets a couple of days ago when blunted soul posted this fantastic remix of "This Boy's In Love" and I've been tripping on this track all day. If you like the single version above be sure to check out this as well:

The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Kernkraft 400 Remix)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Watch Hulu outside the US

I've always been a sucker for American tv shows and movies, and therefore when Hulu was launched I was pretty excited. For those of you who are struggling to keep up, Hulu is a website much like YouTube, but is owned by News Corp and therefore carries copyrighted material. This means you can stream not only clips, but full TV shows and movies.

Hulu hosts shows from NBC, Fox, USA, Bravo, FX and Sci Fi amongst others, which means you get access to Arrested Development, The Office, 30 Rock (Milf Island!), Battlestar Galactica, House, Nip/Tuck and lots of others! If you're not a TV buff, the site is packed with movies as well, and if you take a look around you'll notice the tons of great material lying around. And the best part is there is no registration necessary, no spam, no commercials, it's legal and it's free!

Unfortunately, Hulu blocks everyone that doesn't have an American IP adress, and if you're not in the states, all you get while trying to access the content is an annoying errormessage letting you know you're not wanted.

I've been waiting for it to open worldwide, but it doesn't look like that's happening any time soon, so I did some googling looking for a back door to get in.

The trick is to use VPN software, which basicly acts as a middleman between your non-US internet connection and Hulu, making it look you are surfing in the states. While this all sounds über geeky and complicated, it's actually dead simple.

All you have to do is download and install HotSpot Shield, fire it up, and head for It didn't work the first time I ran the software, but after I reconnected it worked like a charm and I've seen 3 episodes of The Loop without any glitches.


This method should in theory work with as well. Although I haven't been able to verify this yet (I just read about it at school and don't have my HotSpot Shield available). seems like a cool new site trying to be the Hulu of musicvideos. You can read more about it over at TechCrunch.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

White Girl Lust

Weblog Discobelle has just provided some Saturday night funk for your preparty. This time it's White Girl Lust who has put together a joint packed with funky sounds from all genres, which will get you dancing instantly.

White Girl Lust - Mixin' It Up

Bonnie Pointer - Free My From My Freedom (Extended Mix)
Ciara - Goodies (B-Cause Whatnauts Renovation)
Indeep - The Records Keeps Spinning (12" Mix)
Kleeer - Tonight
Ray Parker Jr - Just Havin' Fun
DJ Quik - Mo' Pussy
Raydio - For Those Who Like To Groove
Mike Dunn - Phreaky MF (Edit Version)
S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (White Girls Lust Edit)
Greens Keepers - The Color Pink
Talking Heads - Moon Rocks (White Girl Lust Edit)
DJ Pierre & Marshall Jefferson - Clap Your Hands (Solsonik Dub)
The Dream - Fast Car
Jesus Jackson - Damn (Nova Project Remix)
Suzy Q - Tonight
Green Velvet - It's Time 2 Jack
White Girl Lust - Shake Your Body (Demo Version)
Hijack - Possession
White Girl Lust - Come On My Love (DJ Krames Remix)
Nicola Fasano & Pat Rich - 75 Brazil Street
Top Billin' - Willin
DreDay - Chat Noir
Dazz Band - Whip It (DreDay Remix)
U-Tern - All That Cha Got
White Girl Lust - Tail Light Bump (DreDay Remix)

Via Discobelle

Paper Route Gangstaz

Rap and Robert Miles? Sounds like the cheesiest of the cheesy. If anyone could pull it off it would be Diplo. These guys seem to pop up everywhere I look these days. The mixtape is supposed to drop in April, meanwhile give thei sampler a listen, lots of interesting samples and a well put together mix:

Benzi & Diplo Presents: Paper Route Gangstaz - Fear & Loathing in HuntsVegas (Sampler)

Bonus: Rollin ft Jackie Chain & Jhi Ali (Original Mix)

Via Pinglewood and Critical Acclaim

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Surface update

Now that previously mentioned Microsoft Surface is making it's commercial debut at April 17. stateside, here's some free business advice: Get one!
Be the first to install one of these puppies in your store/bar/restaurant/whatever and I guarantee you, you will have free, nationwide advertizing through the press/media, and you will attract a lot of curious people. Even though it will be expensive, and you might not make money from it, people will remember your name. It's branding made easy, and it comes in a box.

Video via NRKBeta

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The NRKBeta doctrine

The only way to control your content is to be the best provider of it

Probably the smartest quote to ever come out of Norway in the digital age.

Photo: MaRaDinn

Ed Banger AllStar Mix - Live @ Radio Sputnik - 3.1.2008

New mix from Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Justice, free, legal and crazy as usual.

Bonus: Justice - Live@WMC 2008 - Annie Mac's Mash Up

Via Asian Dan

Monday, March 31, 2008

Delayed albums finally arriving

Hard to Walk is supposed to drop June 24. after over half a year of delays. Thank God they do better albums than interviews.

Also on the subject of delayed albums, Weezy is preparing to drop The Carter III on May 13. Fingers crossed!

Friday, March 21, 2008


As an avid fan of DeviantArt and the endless stream of art it congregates every single day, one of my favorite artists over time has proven to be j3concepts.

He's a Canadian freelance illustrator who has such a way with vectors and colors that you instantly recognize his style, no matter what the motive is. To use a description such as "urban cool" sounds lame even to those who will never hear it, but I can't think of anything more true right now.

In the perspective of digital media, he also represents a great example of how people are using different channels to distribute their material. If you take a look at the bottom of his DeviantArt profile, you see a list of his "Watchers", who are all immediately notified of anything he publishes.

Obviously I'm one of his "Watchers", and it's been fun keeping tabs on what he does in many ways, because in addition to being a great artist, he utilizes a lot of different services on the net in combination with his deviant activity. For instance I bought a couple of t-shirts of him a while back from which I first saw as a Deviation (a DeviantArt submission). He has similiar pages up and running at,, and, all of which are selling products with prints that are also submitted to his DeviantArt profile.

As a watcher you get the great advantage of keeping tabs on a designer you like, but getting your internet grind on like j3, it also enables you as a customer. You get to access a variety of different stores selling different products, through one channel. (And also, just for fun I can add to the fact that the benefits include low-priced, cool and original stuff that everyone else doesn't have, because they don't stock it at your local retailers.)

For the designer this means that he has something that ties his distribution together. It functions as a channel that promotes merchandise he is able to sell, and it doesn't matter where he sells them. And since the watchers are specifically interrested in his designs, it's ultimately a well targeted form of advertizing.

Anyway, enough with the knowitall rambling, we both need your help. J3 has been trying to get some of his shirts on threadless without any luck, and I want this Hot Chip tee so bad, I was ready to spend almost an hour writing this post. Anyway head on over and rate it, I'm sure he will appreciate it even more than I. Thanks

Sounds from Stankonia

There's a mp3 floating around the net of what presumably is the new single from Big Boi, featuring Andre 3000 & Raekwon. The quality sucks, but anything for a whif of some new stank, right?

Update, better quality: Big Boi ft Andre 3000 & Raekwon - Royal Flush

Via Nah Right - Illustration by TanookiNuri

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Where did all the music go? Blogging for the mountain

As some of you might have noticed, there's been somewhat less new posts regarding music the last couple of weeks. And there's two reasons for that, I've been extremely busy drinking studying, and I've started blogging for Slottsfjell Festival, which in effect has stolen some of the music related content from this site.

You can check out that blog here, where I'm doing my best to kill the seriousness and take over the world with my popular culture references. I've written about sneakpeaks on both Bun B and Cut Copy's new albums, the indie record Oslo! which is about to drop and some cool new music videos for March.

Mixtapes the new old fashion way

This product would actually make giving away music somewhat fun again. But 64mb? Come on...

Edit: Or loose the physical aspect and head on over to or

Via TheLetter

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Because you can never get enough Britney jokes

That last scene is friggin hillarious

Monday, March 10, 2008

HOV heads for Hove!

Jay-Z is finally heading up north, hiphopheads rejoice!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

Filmavisen+Idol: Greeess!

Ut i vår hage 2 er ferdig, men du kan se alle episodene her.


Friday, March 07, 2008

The endless discussion

This is something I initially started writing as a response to Mr Vegard Waske's article So, maybe File Sharing actually IS killing good music?
Since it became quite lengthy I decided to put it up on my blog instead.
You should read the aforementioned article as it is a well written argument for a worthy cause, and it makes my post seem a lot less like a random rant.

This is an interesting debate, which I've followed in several places. The last time was at, where I took the Industry in defence. This time however I would like to take the time and remind industry players of something they tend to forget in all their frustration: you are competing in a free market.

Yes, you're at a huge disadvantage facing piracy and the enormous "benefits" it presents for people who are willing to overlook the moral facts of the issue.

However, pointing a finger and alienating your potential customers is not the way to go. Take a lesson from almost every other industry and do what they do; adapt and make sure you meet the customers's needs and wishes. At the very least, you need to stop making "the dark side" look so damn attractive in comparison to what you offer.

The absolute wrong path to follow, is the one you were led down by the people who told you DRM was the way to go. As far as piracy metaphors goes, I'm pretty much sick of them all, but there's no way getting around some of them. I mean, would you buy a book, that you were only allowed to read in the living room? If you ever were stoopid enough to do so, I'm pretty damn sure you'd bring it somewhere else, even though it meant you were breaking the law. Why? Because back in the real world, in comparison to everything else we own (in this case even the same product just on a different media (CD)) it doesn't make any sense. We're not used to 'ownership' as a diffuse term in that way.

Thankfully it looks like DRM is soon to be a thing of the past. But at the same time one should break loose of the bitterness towards downloaders that has been built up in these confusing years. Embrace these potential moneygivers and meet them as far as possible on their terms. When you look at it from a business perspective, that's what everyone else does to survive... The customer is always right, remember?

Also, I get that artistic values versus commercial interests is an issue. But this also clouds everything up. Ultimately this comes down to money and in the marketplace, artistry and culture does not trump the reality of demand (or lack of if you will). So you don't want to “sell out” and license your tunes to a commercial, ok, but in the cold, hard reality of things, if you only want to make money from it a certain way, and not exploit all your options, well that makes it more of a hobby, and less of "job". That's just how commerce works.

On the subject of "hatred against the industry", an important thing to remember is that most people have no conception of what labels artists are on. You have to be more than averagely interested to know what label an artist belongs to, and even more interested to know if that is an independent label or not. Think about it, how many of your friends have problems just remembering what songs are called? Why is this relevant? Because when people read about "the record industry" suing 12 year old girls and poor old grandmothers for astronomical amounts of money, that builds up malevolence towards the industry as a whole. Call it ignorance, but it is a reality that everyone needs to deal with. Because if you keep alienating your potential customers, you will loose. Enflaming a war against your customers is never a good idea. If you wan't someone to direct your anger against, direct it at the key players who are shaping things today - those who are doing a poor job at it that is. For instance, be angry at the RIAA for suing your customers. Be angry at Apple for making their files so DRM infested that customers prefer the alternatives. Be angry at them for being two faced and hypocritical in the copyright issue.

What do I mean by this? Take a look at the iPod and iTunes. While iTunes sells your music with DRM and ok quality, they allow for playing of non-DRM material which is illegally downloaded from the net (which most of the time is better quality). So much for consistency. Think about it, the biggest iPod today carries 160gb of storage space. Could you fill that with your legally bought music collection?

If you want people to like you, take a stand, distance yourself from the people that are shooting the industry (because that means you as well) in the foot. The people will not educate themselves on this issue, and to be fair, it is unrealistic that they should. Let them know you are on their side. In my opinion, that will take you a long way. Think of it as a way of building customer loyalty, as opposed to customers meeting that grumpy salesperson, which they end up buying nothing from in sheer spite.

Now while you can choose to read my input as a pro-piracy post - really it isn't. I love music way too much to not give a shit about artists. It's just that, while I love my music, I also love technology and the way it makes my life easier. I love the fact that when I hear a song, I can instantly get it from iTunes. What I don't love is the fact that the song is confined to my phone and my computer, and that I can't play it on my Xbox 360 in the living room. And it's things like that which makes people look for alternatives, and you loose money.

It's two different ways of looking at a problem, you can focus on what everyone else is doing wrong, or you can take a look at yourself. Arguing and referencing statistics has ultimately no effect on people anymore in this issue. At least for people who have followed the evolution of this debate, statistics equals yada-yada, and people stop paying attention to them after a while.
For instance, when you mention that 35% of all online traffic is piracy related, I could quote you a TorrentFreak article that states that 50% of all torrent related (torrents being the #1 way of distributing pirated content) transfers consists of TV episodes. Music accounted for less than 20%, and if I throw in the old arguments of “a lot of music that is downloaded would never have been bought anyway” and “people find new music through downloading, which they actually buy at a later point”, and suddenly arguments seem to level out.
I have no interest of reaching a final answer to whom is right, and neither should the industry. It should focus on getting their shit straight, like any other business owner who’s having problems. That will help you a lot more than spreading fear, suing people for money or wanting to have the police locking up every other internet user – that is nothing but short sightedness, distilled into pure essence.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

The new Gnarls Barkley has officialy landed on the underworld-wide-web, so expect a batch of annoying hits with the potential to drive you Crazy.

01 - Charity Case
02 - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
03 - Going On
04 - Run
05 - Would Be Killer
06 - Open Book
07 - Whatever
08 - Surprise
09 - No Time Soon
10 - She Knows
11 - Blind Mary
12 - Neighbors
13 - A Little Better

Krafty Kuts - Back To Mine

Finally someone besides Kitsuné puts out a quality compilation. Krafty Kuts returns and revitalizes the Back To Mine series with the best mix since Röyksopp's contribution in 2007. This is somewhat hiphop flavored and not as uptempo as you've come to expect from Mr Reeves, but his mixing skills are impeccable as usual.

01 - Sharpshooters - Pork Pie Stride
02 - Massive Attack - Any Love (2)
03 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
04 - Incredible Bongo Band - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
05 - Kenny 'Dope' Presents Powerhouse 3 - Making A Living
06 - Captain Rock - Capt. Rock To The Future Shock
07 - Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forest
08 - Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf
09 - Whomadewho - Space For Rent
10 - Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought - We Play The Music (Featuring Darrison & JFB)
11 - NAS - NAS Is Like
12 - The Soul Searchers - Ashley's Roachclip
13 - A Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Roll Over Baby
14 - Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
15 - A.D.O.R. - Let It All Hang Out
16 - Black Grass - Yesterday's Gone
17 - Roy Ayers - Searching (Album Version)
18 - Krafty Kuts - Summer Samba

Sunday, March 02, 2008

More Norwegians at MySpace

Here are two bands I really want to see perform at U1.

Monomen are a band of 17 year olds who sound like they are 40. Can't shake the Dave Gahan vibe I get from the vocals, but that's a compliment and nothing else.

The Little Hands of Asphalt is a sideproject of Monzano, their song Oslo is one of the prettiest songs I've heard in a long time. It makes me feel like I'm 12 again listening to Teenage Fanclub.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Egil Olsen

We're having a concert with Egil at U1 aka SV kjelleren tonight. More details

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Janelle Monáe

No Janelle Monáe isn't only here to satisfy your robosexual amputee fetishes, her music sounds damn good to. Just listen to that angelic voice, why she doesn't do more of that stuff is beyond my comprehension. Unfortunately the song is that short. But that doesn't mean the rest of her stuff isn't any good, quite the contrary. Metropolis Suite 1 - The Chase, which is the first part of an album divided into 4 EPs, contains two more goodies entitled Violet Stars Happy Hunting (which was a US single last summer) and Many Moons which is my favorite. I believe they both are produced by Andre 3000 of OutKast.

I can't shake that opera vibe though, I actually forced myself to walk home today playing that song on repeat for over an hour. It just makes me look at things differently, I don't know why...

And remember: VOLUME UP!

I'm fucking Ben Affleck

Sarah Silvermans video, which started it all, was pretty damn funny too, but nothing could top seeing Josh Groban and McLovin like that.

If you're new to the Kimmel/Damon feud take a look at these first.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Best of by:Larm

So by:Larm is over, we had a great time, saw a lot of bands, drank way too much beer and met a lot of interesting new people.

The absolute highlight was when we stumbled into Blå and saw Binärpilot, which ended up being the only act we saw twice. Put your dancing shoes on and turn the volume up way high before playing this insane track:

Honorable mentions goes out to Looptroop, Ida Maria, Lykke Li, Miss Li and Casiokids - which all held fantastic concerts.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Things have changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin's eyes
I'm looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I'm well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I'm expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain't doing me any good
I'm in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain't no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don't show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I'm in love with a woman who don't even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I'm not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I have to admit, even though I find Sushi delicious it scares the living daylights out of me. Prepared in the wrong hands, it's the type of food that can leave you scarred for life. Thats why I did a bit of research before trying out a new place today.

First things first, Dagbladet's Fredag should really incorporate some kind of tags system, I'm pretty sure - or at least I hope - they ate at more than 5 sushi restaurants.

Nicely designed blog This Way Design offers up his top 5 Sushi places.

But the real go-to place for Sushi info in Oslo is Sushi or Death, which has a no bullshit approach, rich in content and locations. Sure made me hungry!


by:Larm er straks over oss, og alle Oslo borgere med musikkhjerte plikter å ha det gøy i flere dager på rad!

Ifølge VGs utnevnte eksperter er dette stedene å være. Det slår meg at dette må være en meget gunstig promo for de relevante artistene. La oss håpe de har valgt førstelåt på MySpace med omhu...

Ruset på norske tabloider utnevner jeg meg selv til ekspert og anbefaler følgende kvelder:

onsdag er det i VG teltet det skjer, Familjen har så kul musikk at det nesten er fristende å begynne å si "fyre opp syra" igjen. Debutskiva deres var helt klart en av de kuleste platene i 2007. De starter ballet klokken 23:00 i VG teltet og blir fulgt opp av Diskjokke klokken tolv. Etter alt å dømme noen timer som kommer til å bli en vakker opplevelse for de som liker elektronisk musikk. Desverre så spiller Embee samtidig på Nichol&Son klokken 23:00, så hater du elektronisk musikk sats på denne istedet, selvom den offisielt sett ikke står på by:Larm programmet.

Torsdag er det svensk aften! En god plan er å begynne med Lykke Li på Blå klokken 22:30. Da er det kort vei til Fabrikken 1 for å se Maipei klokken 23:00 før Skandinavias kanskje mest ekte hiphopere Looptroop går på scenen 00:00

Fredag er det ikke tvil, kjør Club:Larm og Nomaden! En time Lindstrom, en time Bjørn Torske og så en time med G-Ha & Olanskii, lite som skal til for å se hvilken norsk electro/club juvel det her blir. Starter midnatt!
Gikk du glipp av gårsdagens Looptroop konsert er Oslo velsignet med enda en, tidligere på kvelden klokken 20:30 på Sentrum Scene.

Lørdag spiller Mikal Telle, han Tellé ja, på The Villa klokken 00:00 sammen med DJ Asel!

OBS: Programmet er endrett i hytt og pine.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I love getting mail!

It only took me about 4 years, but I finally got my hands on Arvid ft Ernesto - Try via Juno Records. From the once-very-relevant-what-happened-to-you-guys Naked Music comes probably my favorite cocktail-lounge-club-record.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ridiculously easy unlocked iPhones

Reknowned iPhone source har just released a GUI for Zibri's ZiPhone which makes jailbreaking, activating and unlocking a one-click prosedure, which is just... insane. Especially when you take into consideration that this works on all(!) iPhones. Just check the boxes you wish to apply (ie. if you're on a legal AT&T account just tick the jailbreak box). A restore in iTunes is recommended before you use it. Norwegian source has made a GUI for Windows users which is just as easy to use.

February desktop and iPhone update

I've updated my runway of geekfashion to include iPhone and Leopard February screenshots.

And while we're on the subject, totally tworthy article on wallpapers!


So you think you're Twitterworthy? Or that your links are tworthy material? Add me and I'll follow you as well

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Attention all hipsters!

No, snowjogs will never look cool, never!

The Whip - X Marks Destination

Aah, yes, who doesn't want to be trash? The Whip's debut album is up for grabs on certain illegal spots, but if you want to take the legal approach (as you should) it's available for preorder at their MySpace page.

The complete tracklist should be:
01 - Trash
02 - Save My Soul
03 - Frustration
04 - Blackout
05 - Muzzle #1
06 - Sirens
07 - Divebomb
08 - Sister Siam
09 - Dubsex
10 - Throw it in the Fire

While I've played Trash so much I almost can't listen to it anymore, Blackout - which is also available at their MySpace - is pretty cool too.

Friday, February 08, 2008

1.1.3 Fully unlocked

iPhone hacker slash God GeoHot has found an exploit that allows for a full software unlock for the iPhone's latest firmware. While the firmware has been available to hacked iPhone users for some time, this has required an extra sim card (TurboSim, HyperCard or similar) for people who bought their phones with firmware 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 already installed (due to a difference in the bootloader (v3.9 vs v4.6)).

So what does this mean? iPhone hacking just got a little easier, and definitely cheaper, which means you should see a pricedrop in prehacked iPhones. X-cards just got outdated (at least until the next roadbarrier introduced by Apple) and people should be able to use Apples latest baseband on their phones, enabling all the current features and eliminating some of the fear related to hacking the device. And yes, the hack also works on the new 16GB model.

Still not getting it? If you want one, go buy one. Now is the time!

Monday, February 04, 2008

(Pretend) viral marketing

If you didn't catch it, it's a commercial, for a videogame, which means that this unfortunately is another one of those sneaky commercials which wants you to question whether it's real or not. Like the old Ronaldinho commercial and the slightly less credible Michael Vick and Lebron James Powerade commercials.

Nevertheless it makes for some saucy marketing which guarantees watercooler time. The interesting part is this clip which actually documents how they made the Ronaldinho clip:


- Du kan rearrangere Springboard selv
- Hybridview, Drop Pin og Locate Me i Google Maps
- Sende tekstmeldinger til flere samtidig
- Webclips

Dersom du først skal gjøre det er Geircito sin guide på veldig oversiktlig og detaljrik. Skal jeg være helt ærlig så er prosessen nokså slitsom og ut i fra hva du får igjen for det, så er det strengt talt ikke verdt det.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Do the D.A.N.C.E. O.S.L.O.

Here's another Justice remix for you to enjoy while you're waiting for Saturday. Unfortunately I'm out of the country so I'm missing out on what I expect will be the most danceworthy night of 2008. Have fun!

Wale vs Justice - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lykke Li

To add to the hype, Swede Lykke Li (coolest name in a long while) album debuts today. The entire album is up on her MySpace page so you can give it a listen before you buy, or start with the video which has been available a while:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mick Boogie Presents Jay-Z & Marvin Gaye - Brooklyn Soul

Free music isn't something you should expect lesser of in terms of quality, compared to music you have to pay for. This is something Mick Boogie's latest venture entitled "Brooklyn Soul" is evidence of. This is basicly a mashup of the a cappellas from Jay-Z's "American Gangster" and beats chopped from old Marvin Gaye songs. Imho the beats on the latest Jay-Z was mediocre at best, and as Marvin has been a big part of my life since forever, this album combines two elements I love and wraps them up in a great package. Professionally executed and well sounding, this is well worth the free download.

Check out Hello Brooklyn which has a Sexual Healing sample and in addition to Jay-Z, Lil Wayne on the hook. The latter which apparently is making a stopover in Oslo around the ninth or thirteenth of March. I'm treating this as nothing more than a rumour (the guy has already cancelled once), but Universal has supposedly confirmed it, but the venue, Sentrum Scene, is not reporting on anything yet. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I want more comments

..even though they'd most likely look like this sketch. Nerd humor at it's best:

Friday, January 18, 2008

Another one bites the dust

Music blog Nodatta was recently taken down in a move by the RIAA to close down some of the more popular blogs that distribute copyrighted material.

Ironically Nodatta, which was known for offering up rather obscure music - via filehosting services such as RapidShare and Megaupload - was taken down (the rumours has it) for posting a leaked advance copy of the new Mars Volta album. The interesting part about it is analyzing the two factors involved that made the RIAA take action.

The first and obvious reason is that The Mars Volta is released on a label represented by the RIAA. I can't help but seeing the humor in the steps "enthusiasts" are taking, in developing sites such as, which is a database meant to warn you if an album/artist/song is maintained by RIAA interests.

The second reason is supposedly that RIAA focuses on eliminating distribution networks that release material which has yet to hit the shelves. Seems to me as two perfectly good reasons, and to give the much hated RIAA some credit, this seems only fair. Nevertheless, Nodatta will be missed, not so much for it's downloadable content, but for it's genuine talent to provide new, original and at last but not least, fantastic music. It rivaled most of the traditional sites I use to learn about new music (I'm looking at you overrated-Pitchfork).

It's not my place to condemn the actions of copyright holders in these cases, but I can't help but pausing and reflecting on the hundreds of comments on the now empty Nodatta blog, which has shocked users exclaim that they've bought alot of music by bands they've never had heard of if it wasn't for the blog.

Quite the dilemma...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chromatics - Night Drive

Not my favorite track from their 2007 album. Nevertheless, this album is pure gold, and a relaxation helper. My favorite tracks "I Want Your Love" and "Night Drive" are my new remedy for sleepless nights. It's hard to compare them to other bands, but it has the same ethereal feel like old nineties bands, such as Slowdive and The Cranes. Also interesting is the Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill" cover, which is just as good as the Placebo version.

Decorate your walls

I recently got a new apartment, and even though I already have quite a lot to put up on the walls, I'm always keen to find some new stuff. Here's some of my favorite sites to get prints/posters. Got anymore? Leave them in the comments section...

DeviantArt has always been an obvious choice, with it's huge selection of prints.

I got a couple of prints from Jason Brooks many years ago, which still looks pretty darn good.

My new favorite has to be AMKA, which has a certain fresh/modern/digital look to most of it's posters that I totally love. (The above image from AMKA)

ISO50 shop also has some unique styled prints, heavily leaning towards stencil art.

Manzi has alot of cool artwork, with a somewhat more grotesque style.

Blanka provides a lot of original prints/posters collected by enthusiasts.

David Lanham is a widely renown computer artist, especially in the mac scene, he offers up prints of a lot of his work.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Last minute notice: Ut i vaar hage 2

Etter episoden som gaar naa, skal det vises ett slags interaktivt program paa - sjekk ut!

Edit1: Har NRK brutalt undervurdert populariteten i dette? Jeg har en 10mbit SDSL og sliter hardt med aa komme inn paa nettsiden. Paa bakgrunn av hvor GENIAL denne sesongaapningen var er det ikke utenkelig at paagangen paa nettsidene er enorm.

Edit2: Kom inn etter 5 minutter ca

Edit3: Mulig denne siden ikke er utviklet med tanke paa Mac. Bildet fungerte greit en stund, men alle inputmuligheter rundt om paa siden (kommentarer/spoersmal) fungerte daarlig (Les: ikke i det hele tatt), elementer paa siden dupliserte seg selv og flyttet seg rundt paa siden, og endte til slutt opp med aa krasje FireFox fullstendig. Foeles litt haaploest ut at jeg nok en gang maatte bruke 5 minutter paa aa komme inn.

Alt i alt: Spennende konsept, ett MessTV/Sonen/ETC som funker, uten sammenligning foroevrig - annet enn scetting. Spennende aa se slike forsoek, men jeg vil tro at mangelen paa en soemloes opplevelse gjoer at dette begrenser interessen for mange (i lengden). Fikk du ikke sett det, eller har store problemer med aa se det naa, vil det vises paa NRKs nett tv fra imorgen. Ett lignende opplegg vil skje ogsaa neste torsdag!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Technology aversion

Another celebrity which is is not as positively inclined towards new technology as David Byrne, is his namebrother David Lynch, who makes this extremely amusing statement regarding his views on what medium you shouldn't view his movies on. I love hearing that extreme tone of annoyance in his voice.

David Byrne's survival guide for musicians

Not exactly fresh out of the box, but my attention was directed at this today, and it was too good of a read to pass up with no mention. Talking Heads's frontman David Byrne has written a very interesting article regarding the evolutionary process taking place in the music industry, illustrating the possibilities of a DIY approach for artists to make money of their art, as opposed to older methods which rely heavily/entirely on record companies. It is an industry insiders insightful perspective on the record business, which explains the different methods of doing business, while at the same time giving examples.

Read the entire article over at Wired

Sunday, January 06, 2008

More TV: Lost returns

On the subject of returning tv series, Lost returns January 31. And if you for some reason want to brush up on what has happened - or if you're new to the show, skip countless hours of frustration over unanswered questions, here's an 8 minute summary of seasons 1 through 3.

The Wire Season 5

The Wire returns today with it's final season, looks like focus will be on media portrayal. You can get some behind the scenes shots here.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

(Partly) back online

I got myself the Apple AirPort Extreme today, and I'm slowly feeling the Apple fanboy in me starting to settle in. The router is the second piece of Apple gear I've bought, and I have to admit I'm amazed by their products. This is by far the easiest network setup/management I've done, ever!

Ok, so my old router was nearly 4 years old when it died the other day, and to compare it to new products probably isn't fair. But still, there's something about being able to setup a network, where two cellphones, a laptop and a mediacenter are all connected to eachother and the internet, in a matter of 10 minutes.
I actually gave the box a hug...

Now all that remains is that major dsl upgrade I'm waiting for...

Friday, January 04, 2008

Nextgen on-the-fly networking, boredom cure...

More people need to sign up with, which is a perfect timewaster, especially if you've got an extra monitor. Also, it's worth taking a look at it, just for the astonishing GUI. Hit me up, I need some friends, I've yet to see any Norwegians at all.

New year, no net

Yes, that's me at the moment.
Hopefully I'll speed things up soon with a SDSL and a new MBP soon! *crosses fingers*'
Happy new year!