Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Busy beats

Brief post because I'm busy with some (quite interesting and fun) school work.

Dj Zinc - Steroidz [Bingo beats, 2007]
New, retarded d&b from Zinc-meister. Ep entitled "In bass we trust". Buy at your favorite record store.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Damero - Passage To Silence (Feat Apparat) [Bpitch, 2007]
Wonderful debut album from Marit Posch with a lot of different styles. Not too different from Apparat & Ellen Allien's Orchestra of bubbles which i really enjoyed. With vocals in this sort of music I often feel like it's superfluous, but here it fits right in (like a glove) - top notch production as well, of course. Electronic pop music at its finest. (the album is titled "Happy in grey")

Unfortunately I don't know where you can buy this yet, be on the look out though (release date is 26th of feb).

Monday, January 29, 2007


Hug - Fluteorgie [Kompakt, 2007] (buy)
John Dahlbäck's alter ego Hug has an album out on Kompakt called "Heroes" full of fine tunes. A couple of really hot tracks, so well worth your dough. Will this dude ever slow down on outputting stuff? I hope not.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


No swimming occured (postponed it to tomorrow). Did see Epidemic - very amusing and good movie. No school work accomplished. Did see Midaircondo (now no longer a trio but a duo) at filmfestivalen's party tent - decent concert but the beatless stuff didn't really appeal to me and the björkish vocals got a bit too björkish at times.

Dynamik bass system - Omega platinum [International deejay gigolos, 1998]
E L E C T R O <- robot voice vocoder style.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Visited The Eye yesterday, guests included dj mehdi and kavinsky of Ed Bangers Records. I didn't stay long, just grabbed a beer basically. The little I heard was nice.

Harry Axt - Magik
[Grand petrol, 2006] (buy)
Steve Bug recommendation(!).

Tomorrow will consist of swimming and then watching von Trier's Epidemic, after that I hope I can get some school work done.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Top dogs

Friday, wohoo! Weekend! Party! Drinks, dance, drugs, dirt and disco!

Top stuff at the moment:

  • Anders Ilar - Nightwidth (album)
  • Dexter (tv series)
  • Frost - One hundred years (skatebård remix) (track)
  • Steve Bug - Wet'n'dry (ep)
  • Tomas Andersson - Mot matsalen! (track)
  • Children of men (film)
  • Cane - Teknotest [Arcola, 2004] (track) *
  • Dextro - Consequence music (album)
  • Pantha du prince - This bliss (album)
  • Heartthrob - Baby kate (Sascha Funke remix) (track)
I'm curious why Warp hasn't released more stuff on its dance oriented sub-label Arcola. It has a really awesome catalogue (maybe except for the last release from Milanese). Give us more, Arc people.

* Pure banging acid in your face! Certainly suitable to get you in the mood for tonight and tomorrow night.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Semantic flowers: II

Saw Vikarien yesterday. Nothing special at all. Made me disappointed and even more disgruntled about the swedish 2006 film year.

Pantha du prince - Asha [Dial, 2007] (buy)
New album, 'This bliss', from the prince (Hendrik Weber) and it is of course delicious. Emo-techy (*giggle*), minimal grooves with symphonic and intricate melodies set in multi layered, deep and hazy environments. Not easy picking a track from this release, it's all up there.

Hendrik Weber

Dextro - Calcutec [16k, 2006] (buy)
Re-released on Gronland recently. This is Schnaussesque stuff. Very easy listening, melodic and dramatic soundtrack electronica. The album is called 'Consequence music'.

"Let's go to my place and morph some IFS fractals."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Semantic flowers: Narita

Whaaag! I smash my head against pointy objects. Punishing myself for missing some serious bad ass releases of 2006, from artists and a label I love[tm] to boot. Gotta catch em all.

Anders Ilar - A day ago
[Narita, 2006] (buy)
From the spectacular album Nightwidth comes this beautiful piece of techno. Living music, it's giving me goosebumps. I simply adore the little creaky squeaks of 303 and the atmosphere this track has. And every track delivers something on this album, every sound and click, static, kickdrum, pad, bass and bleep delivers. You better believe it.

Brothomstates vs Blamstrain - Metadata
[Narita, 2006] (buy)
Incredible, I miss out on one of my long time favourite artist's latest release. Brothomstates (aka Dune back in the
demoscene days), the man behind the nothing short of genious Qtio and Rktic eps, teams up with fellow fin Blamstrain to create some carefully crafted pieces of aural pleasure. From last august, rawr. This is not anything like his older material (nor in blamstrain's style), and it's not really dance music. Rather it's thick and heavy electronic acid-honey heading in the dance direction without ever quite getting there, knowhaImean?

Putting the D back in IDM - True, true.

Zshare has been having some technical difficulties it seems, should be OK now again.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

19:14 - 21:04

Had my first two lectures today. The first was in the "Programming languages" course which is about understanding and implementing lexers, parsers, interpreters and eventually (simple) compilers. It really seems interesting, but quite tough. The second was in "Systems programming in C", I know C quite well so the introduction to the language didn't really do much for me.

Watched "guldbagge-galan" yesterday - what a lousy year for swedish films. The whole thing felt really second rate. And "Farväl Falkenberg" didn't receive any prize at all?! Come on. Best documentary - "Vikarien" does seem interesting though. Hopefully 2007 will renew the swedish movie industry. Long speeches of gratitude make me sick.

VCS2600 - 302 Circuits
[Rikos, 2004]
To warm up for the upcoming gbg databahn thursday (8th feb) with VCS2600 live. Here's a little something to suck on while we wait (plus I have to post every decent track with a name containing
circuits). Electro science.

Syd Matters - Obstacles
[3rd side, 2005]
Sad pop with a twist. Nice and emo, from the 2005 album "Someday we will foresee obstacles".

Monday, January 22, 2007


Steve Bug - Wet [Poker flat, 2007] (buy)
Wet'n'dry EP from Bug. Solid quality release, both sides bringing something unique to the table. Cop it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


John Dahlbäck - Now Its Not Summer (Stephan Bodzin remix) [Systematic, 2007] (buy)
Dahlbäck gets remixed by Bodzin. Good set-up and a fine slice of minimal tech house business. It's winter and today we even got some snow (that melted after a couple of hours...).

I've had a very chill weekend once again, was actually planning to visit either The Eye or Beli Konji but everything got a bit messed up. Probably for the best since I'm extremely poor at the moment. School's coming up next week...

Friday, January 19, 2007


Been lurking over at's forums for a bit.

Optiroc - Shake it B.B
"A new 45 minutes mix for the good old ghettoblaster. Mainly old electro beats, breaths, sync pulses, cowbells, flangers and all that shit."
Old school electro funk, a great mix.

Two upcoming gbg electro club nights:

I will definetly be at pustervik the 8th!

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Okay, no hip-hop this time but Lucky Pierre and a Play Paul track.

Play Paul - La la land (Scratch massive & sex schön remix) [Luscious, 2006]
Nice bouncy dancefloor remix. Play Paul is apparently gonna be here at club Elektriska Svanen the first of February. Happy times.

Lucky Pierre - Hike
[Melodic, 2007] (buy)
This song and the 11 minute epic laid back 'Weir's way' are both superb new songs from Mr Lucky Pierre and his album 'Dip'. Suitable for the living room or in the headphones on a bus.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sketching giraffes

After a couple of posts without the funky pounding dance music. I'll try to make it up with this...

Skatebård - Sgnelkab
[Tellektro, 2002]
Skatebård is hot right now with the full length 'Midnight Magic' which is great. But check out this old moody techno track instead. Fucking fab. From the LP 'Skateboarding Was A Crime (In 1989)' - which it apparently was in Norway at that time, hehe.

Exercise one - Where is my keyboard
[Num, 2006] (buy)
Okay that skatebård track was just to warm you up for this crushing minimal techno anthem. Dark and menacing the way we like it.
The jerky b-side 'A night like this' is nothing to scoff at either. Damn crazy germans.

Next post I'm thinking: Lucky Pierre 2007 and a hiphop track, hm?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Orgue Electronique - Stairway to the Ocean [Crème, 2007] (buy)
Light electroish material from orgue, the EP is 'The Garden'. The file has half assed audio quality, sadly.

Monday, January 15, 2007


"Han heter Lurifix och han kan många tricks!"

Anita Hegerland - Trollkarlen Lurifix (Masta Aigh remix)
The original is awesome and is from 1970.

Tickets has been booked for the Style wars x 2 film. Looking forward to it.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pow pow please

Bringing it back to the hiphop block. Time for a post with some quality rhymes and beats.

Ghostface Killah - Dogs Of War (Feat. Raekwon, Trife, Cappadonna & Sun God) [Def jam, 2006] (buy)
Ghostface (
myspace) had a good 2006. 'Fishscale' and 'More fish' both received good reviews. Mmm. This is track from Fishscale is so solid. Production, mcs, lyrics - top notch.

Ol Dirty Bastard - Recognize (feat. Chris Rock) [Elektra, 1999]
ODB. Niggah please! Enough said.

Soon the annual
Göteborg International filmfestival begins (26 jan - 5 feb), and I have already scouted out one 100% must-see: Style wars x2. But there's loads of other films I'd like to see, hopefully time and money permits some indie cinema chilling.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Trentemoller - African people [Namnam, 2006] (buy)
Another hit in my book. Thanks!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What's cooking at the flat?

Two fabulous songs from Poker flat recordings' latest compilation - Bets'n'bluffs (buy) which came out in november.

Trentemoller - Always Something Better (Trentemoller dub remix)
[Poker flat, 2006]
Crunchy and fat synths, excited gnarly bass, pushing percussion - deluxe grand club production. Just try not to dance to this. 10/10 and both thumbs up, no questions asked.

Märtini brös - Spoonful of lovin'
[Poker flat, 2006]
On a lighter side of the spectrum with spot on melodies and housy rhythms comes this angel like tune from the Märtini Brös. Originally released back in june. Never the less, I'm left speechless upon hearing it again.

If you for some reason have missed these tracks. Check them out and then pick up the CD/LP, cause they're that good.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RC: xxB307

Tv-series are the (not really so) new hip. Been watching the last 3 episodes of battlestar galactica, checked out the first 5 eps of Heroes, the 2 first of Riket (Lars von Trier) and I have the first season of Dexter waiting for me. Exciting.

Purchased Junior Boys' "So this is good bye" on a bit of a whim two days ago. A very good album, but I really shouldn't have bought it because I'm absolutely broke. What a bummer.

Fuckpony - Tiny slave [Get physical, 2006] (buy)
Their first album, 'Children of love' was very fine and quirky. Now it's time for the evil pony to shine - so part 1 of "The dark side of the pony" is unleashed. And soon, part 2 will be here (around the 7th of February). I like the direction this is heading. Go get physical, go!

Minilogue - The leopard (Extrawelt remix) [Traum, 2007] (buy)
Traum starts of the new year with two remix twelves from Minilogue. Both 'The Leopard' and 'Seconds' gets reworked. This is the strongest of the four tracks presented. Beautiful, melodic and a bhit eerie.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Alright a second posting today.
Been browsing through tons of music the last few days. It doesn't seem to matter how much you try to stay updated through out a year, you always miss some gems. You probably haven't noticed yet, but I have added two superb blogs to my elite list; and Risky Bizniz - be sure to check them out if you haven't. Sifted through those two (and the usual ones) earlier today and found loads of nuggets.

Do not miss out on:

Huggotron - Superkiller [Confused, 2006]

John Dahlbäck strikes again, with a very much superkiller. Hit warning for me.

Sally Shapiro - I'll be by your side (Rude 66 808 remix) [Diskokaine, 2006]

Cheesy italo slapped around a bit with an electro touch. Can't go wrong.

The sounds - Tony the beat (Rex the dog mix) [??, ??]

A mediocre original gets uplifted way up by the king of easy-listening poppy electronic stuff.

Just a few tips from the coach. Another pal, not the same who did section9, sent me his latest piece. Electro funk flavoured tones:
blackbox - JON [N/a, 2006]

Genre names

Fun thread over at about the most silly genre names. Really, I agree with all of them. I should boycott genre names all together I think.

Anyway, my candidates for most-stupid-genre-name are (all already mentioned in the thread):

* IDM (of course).

* New rave (WTF!?).

* Nu-metal, nu-rap, rap-core and all other fucked up mutations.

* Anything that has the suffix 'core'.

* Anything that has the prefix 'post'.

* Clicks n cuts.

* House (Ya rly).

* Ghetto tech, ghetto electro, booty bass.
* Schranz (luckily I have never heard anyone use it).

How can you EVER tell someone you listen to IDM!? I can just imagine the conversation. "What does it stand for..?", "Err.. Intelligent Dance Music." Then the other person 100% guaranteed thinks this "Uh, ok fucking jack ass."

Best genre
names definetly are:
* Techno

Both names have been dragged around and kind of abused, but solid names despite their blurriness. Then we have the classics such as Jazz, Soul and so on that I do not have a problem with, probably because they are so widely recognized. Most diffuse names (and also uneccesary and a bit silly):

* Minimal techno

* Tech house

* Electro house

A lot of people are sensetive about genres, I don't have a problem with that. But personally I couldn't care less what something "belongs" to. Maybe it's because I very much suck at placing music in imaginary boxes.

Current favourite music:

  • Sally Shapiro - Disco romance [Diskokaine, 2006]
  • Ladytron - Playgirl [Emperor norton, 2001]
  • Jeff Samuel - I think they are trying to say something [Trapez, 2006] (buy)
  • Cosmic Force Vs. Catscan - Moog Memoires [Créme, 2006]
  • Özgür Can - 84 shots (oliver koletzki & florian meindl remix) [Pickadoll, 2006]
  • Elektrochemie - Mucky star, ep [Get physical, 2006]
  • Ceephax Acid Crew - Ceerial port [Firstcask, 2006]
  • Skatebård - Midnight magic [Digitalo enterprises, 2006]

On a italo trip :)

Monday, January 08, 2007


Ok, here's some sweet aural candy.

Dexter vs. Cosmic Force - Drum Techniek [Marguerita, 2006] (buy)
Crazy electro happens when the dexter sound and cosmic force melts together.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Shake and bake

Elektrochemie - Calling you [Get physical, 2006]
From the 'mucky star' ep. This is A2, a gold calibre song in the signature elektrochemie style.

Tomorrow I shall post some electro.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Function leopard shark attack op

Fuckaponydelic - Switch the lights (motorcitysoul remix) [Cocoon, 2006] (motorcitysoul myspace)
Awesome remix of this freaky original by the pony fuckers. Superb.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Özgür Can - 84 shots (original mix) [Pickadoll] (myspace)
Don't know where you can pick this up yet, but be sure to 'cause it's a nice shaking track. It has a great remix by Oliver Koletzki and Florian Meindl on the b side.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Tired after all the holidays and nights out. Will most likely take it very easy the remaining weeks of the month.

Ceephax Acid Crew - Red DX Acid
[Firstcask, 2006] (buy)
Came out this december (11th), neat 303 acid vibes and rhythms makes my ears happy. More analogue goodness!

Edit: zshare download link of the above track. The track 'Acid Whorl' on the same release (Ceerial port) is also a sure fire mighty acid trip. Check.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Since I put Mr Nogatco's album 'Nogatco Rd.' on my best of 2006 list I want to expose one more track from it (previously I have posted Bionic Fuse).

Mr Nogatco - Celestial [Insomniac, 2006] (
It's lazy hiphop, shares some similarities with buck65's stuff kind of. Awesome flow and lyrics as expected from the mr Octagon rapper in reverse.

I will try to keep better track of hiphop releases this year, I must've missed a ton last year since I was (and still pretty much am) so snowed in on electronic music.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Ok. Good morning.

Hot Chip - No Fit State (Audion Remix) [EMI, 2006]

Monday, January 01, 2007

The first day of 2007

Greetings and welcome to a new year.

Yesterday was alright, the dinner being the highlight. I'm off to Hard Rock Café for some food soon, a silly but fun tradition.

My plans for random circruits this year is to engage one or two friends with it for some more varied writing and music.

No track now, might put one up later tonight.

See ya!

PS. As you might have noticed, I've changed the template/look/design/interface. Sucks or rocks?

The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize (Tps Remix)
Just beautiful and very emo. Aaawww.