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