Thursday, March 29, 2012

Where to begin?

There are so many things happening in the music scene now. New album from Susanne Sundfør: Silicone Veil, in the beginning of April the "MTV Unplugged" from Florence + The Machine live album, new concert dates all the new stuff from Berlin!

Lets begin from B. Berlin. It is one of the most amazing cities if you like electronic music! You have so many places to go, listen to great music, DJ's and dance! The people are very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Mostly the entrance prices to clubs are around 6 euros and for bit bigger parties 12 euros and you can dance until the morning if you want!

First place I had the chance to visit was Tresor which I mentioned already in the older post so I'll skip it now a bit. Had to say that the place had very special feeling, felt like I was in a Max Payne game in the basement...The place is situated under the Vattenfall power plant on Köpenicker Straße 70. Upstairs they were playing bit more "calmer" music and downstairs in the basement "Tresor" which means a safe, bank vault in German, they were playing some trance, and hardcore trance so escaped from there after the first DJ upstairs. The lights and set up was anyhow cool! I put here the lineup list which was there, check also Tresor homepage:

The second place I visited was Suicide Circus. They had a normal DJ evening called Friends, it was on Thursday. But the DJ's were nice! They didn't really have a list of the lineup so can't really tell anything about the names. But it was fun, there was also a saxophonist playing together with the DJ which was a nice mix. And there was lot of space to dance which was nice too, might have been because it was Thursday. Heard some James Blake mixed and some other cool remixes, which names I can't remember. Nice place to visit and nice people. These pictures are from SC webpage. There was some couches next to walls where people could sit and some smaller rooms with couches. They had also nice lights and no too much of smoke. Would be fun to go here once again for a party outside! This place is at Revaler Str. 99 / Warschauer Straße (entrance).

Here's a nice videoclip from their webpage:

On the plan was to check Cassiopeia "Dance, dance, dance" but on the door they asked my ID and totally didn't expect that when the age limit is around 18 I guess. So I though fuck it, went home to pick up my ID and headed to Berghain! There was quite some queue to this place, it's a massive building bit in the middle of nowhere. Was waiting in the queue and was bit wondering when they guided some of the people away from the queue, so I was waiting curious if I would get in and juhuu got there! So do not come in high heels here but be ready to dance! They had the most amazing lineup too!

Had heard little bit about Scuba before and about Boddika so was curious how it was going to be. Was there around 01.00 and it was still bit quiet still but then it started off better! They have a huge main hall and a bar next to it, both spaces have very high ceiling, around 12 meters high so it was cool place for sound! They had very very nice light installations, only thing was that they wanted to smoke the left side of the dance floor with smoke machines. Went shortly upstairs in the beginning where another DJ played in a lot smaller place where was also a bar and some very cool small lodges where to sit.

Scuba aka Paul Rose did a cool set! He has released three albums so far on the Hotflush Recordings. "A mutual antipathy" 2008, "Triangulation" 2010 and "Personality" 2012. Some of the songs which I remember that were played were "The Hope", "Adrenalin" and "Flash Addict" which all sound amazing, especially if there's around 100 people dancing with you! Check "The Hope" from my earlier post, it has a cool music video! There was not so much space to dance which was a  pity but the music fixed it all! The most absurd thing was to notice that in the middle of the dance floor there was in one time two guys just standing in their fancy suits, drinking red wine and holding the other hand behind the back, while everybody else around was dancing and jumping up and down! The people felt mostly nice, even though there were some of these hipster people.

Scuba - "Adrenalin"

Scuba - "Flash addict"

Scuba - "So you think you're special"

Boddika I had found just couple weeks before I went to Berlin. So it was a nice to see him also live! He had awesome beats!

Boddika and Joy Orbison - "Swims"

Boddika - "Warehouse"

Boddika and Joy Orbison - "Mercy"

Boddika and Joy Orbison - "Froth"

Silkie & Quest - Live Mix Generation Radio 1 with Mary Anne Hobs

In one moment lot later they had a very nice change into slower beats! And I think it was Appleblim!

Appleblim - "Within"

Appleblim - "Fear"

Appleblim & October - "NY Fizzzzz"

Because you weren't allowed to take pictures or video I didn't have the chance to take nice photos. But found one nice video where you get the image about the space! I took also a random small video. If you want to see and hear a bit something how the space sounds like check this one, not by me, and the official site


On the last night on Sunday I decided still to head up into the city and found a very very nice party with the nicest people so far that were in the party! Golden Gate is a small small place, very cosy club. And I mean small! The dance floor was full after 40 people. But here they had almost some of the best music next to Berghain! The place is bit hidden, it doesn't have any signs or anything. It is situated under the Jannowitzbrücke train station. They had on Sunday the Concorde club which was very nice, the music changed nicely and was never too boring before the last DJ (Stefan Lange) which kinda killed it, but it was bit before 07.00 so it was fine.

The lineup was the following, not in specific order:
David Mayer (Keinemusik), Gregor Sultanow (Concorde Club Rec.), Microtune & Takter (Concorde Club Rec.) and Stefan Lange (Concorde Club Rec.). Remember that specially Microtune & Takter and Gregor Sultanow were really nice! It was nice to see actually the DJ's!

You can check here the SoundClouds of the DJ's: 

Check their live set, you can also download it!

There are still so many things to discover so I'm waiting when I will go back again or perhaps move there! Berlin is awesome!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Small pre-post

Back from Berlin. Had the chance to go to some really awesome parties! Was happy to visit all the new places. Berlin is a great city specially if you are a music lover, electronic music! I saw many great artists and Dj's live! It's great to see how much energy music can give to people! Saw also live the next artist in a big big hall! Amazing!

Scuba - " The Hope"

Go forth. Every step you take contains love.

Ora et labora.

Shok shuk shuk.

Photos copyright R.H. Don't copy without permission. Thank you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Checking out what there is in Berlin! If you know some special clubs to visit or otherwise awesome places, let me know! Did check Tresor last night. It's a quite nice place with three different floors, Globus,+4Bar and Tresor which is under the ground. Went there to check out the Bonito house club. The entrance was only 6e and the age limit 18.

The line up was this:

TRESOR: Tresor: New Faces
Primetim (Simply Techno, Mischwerktanzen)
X-t.r.e.m.e. (EKE, Amiamo Techno)
Torsten Kanzler (TK Records)

+4BAR: Twen.FM Night
Marc Schneider (Wordandsound)
Goldwill (Liebe*Detail, Wandering)
Carlos de Brito (Spex, Groove)

I really liked the set up of the space in Tresor, you have a hallway that leads with blinking lights into a cellar looking low space with some metal bars in front of the DJ booth. Even though the place opens 23.59 there's more people arriving around 01.00 and 02.00 o'clock. You have lots of blinkering lights and you will get smoked by the smoke machines. But I really liked the space in comparison to some places in Rotterdam. Even though Maassilo is great! Downstairs was owned more to techno, after listening one hour bass bouncing music I felt like moving on. Xtreme was creazily loud bass techno so run up to the safe of Mark Schneider's music. Upstairs seemed the nicest place to be. Smaller dance floor and not so much smoke! Feel like my house is now bit full for the week. But was a nice place! I think I just need something more electronic!
You can check more about Tresor here:

I have still luckily time to check some other cool places! Plan is to go to see Madame Claude, it's a smaller bar on Lubbenerstrasse. They have put everything upside down! Curious to see this place! There's live music from 21.00 onwards till close to midnight. So very good place to begin from because most of the clubs open at midnight in Berlin, what I have noticed now. Here's more info about Madame Claude:

Cassiopeia is also on the list to do! It has also a skate park next to it, that is part of the place what I understood.

Here is a short description from their webpage:

After two years of construction emerged from the empty ruinous factory halls of the former train reparation plant (R.A.W.) the CASSIOPEIA! Located in the middle of Friedrichshain with an area of more than 4.000m², there is plenty of space to relax and enjoy! By 2009, the CASSIOPEIA has already experienced more than four years of pleasure…

CASSIOPEIA is a place of joy and comfort for children, adults, families and all who don’t really want to grow up. The CASSIOPEIA has something to offer everyone and attracts people from all over the world!

While some enjoy their refreshing beer in the summer garden watching others climb onto the climbing tower ‘Kegel’, the fans of skateboarding and BMX are doing their tricks in the ‘Skatehalle Berlin’ (1600 m² ramp area including Germany’s biggest indoor halfpipe).
For those who prefer life at night visit one of the many live shows and parties in CASSIOPEIA’s club area and indulge in the movies shown in the open-air movie theater ‘FreiluftkinoINSEL’ in summer.

Plan is to go to check out the DANCE-DANCE-DANCE party. I like how they have different floors so then you are not stuck with one band that you don't like! Exited about this place too! The line up is following:

DJs: Illy Vanilly
90s TrashPopRaveRap

DJs: Geroe & Special Guests
Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks

3rd Floor
DJs: Boogie Brothers
Club Classics, Disco

Check the Cassiopeia site here:
And their MySpace site:

And after the concert of Flo I will head up here! Really exited about this one! Watergate. You can find this place at Falckensteinstraat 49. Check their homepage here:

Watergate Nacht

Kollektiv Turmstrasse LIVE [Connaisseur]Metro [Watergate]Marcus Meinhardt [Upon You]

Red Robin [Watergate]
Sven von Thülen [Watergate]
Philipp Blecha [Pratersauna]

Kollektiv Turmstrasse sounds like a very cool thing after Flo, she has something bit same as Flo, it's the electro version of her a bit. They have a very beautiful music video! They will be live so can't wait how it is!

Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Kontakt

There's also going to be Metro which you can check here:

Marcus Meinhardt I'm also curious about. You can chen his MySpace here:

From Red Robin I coudn't find much. But check the page of Bar25 to know more You can check his mix from SoundCloud:

There's also Sven Von Thülen
You can check info about him here:

And also Philipp Blecha. Interested how this one will be too. Check his MySpace here:

Will write more about everyhting when I'll have visited these places! Send me tips if you know some nice places! Tschüss!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Julia Holter is from LA, USA. I found her trough this song. It has some beautiful vocals like in 4.18. Check her homepage here:

Julia Holter - "Marienbad"

Princess Chelsea

Princess Chelsea is a great project of Chelsea Nikkel, from New Zealand. You can buy her music from here:

Princess Chelsea - "The Cigarette Duet"

Princess Chelsea - "Ice Reign"

Princess Chelsea - "And I Love Her"

Princess Chelsea - "Machines of Loving Grace"

Listen her debut album "Lil' Golden Book". There are some other cool artists on the same record label like Pikachunes. Check here the full list of Lil' chief records artists: Check the myspace page of Pikachunes: Buy their album here: "Pikachunes" album was released 22 November 2010.

Pikachunes - "Just A Boy"

Check this song and video if you want to see Pikachu doing flick flacks in New York.
You ever felt like picking up a Pikachu suit and go dancing to the city?

Pikachunes - "Nervous"

Shout it out, shout it out, shout it out!

Pikachunes - "Shout it out"

And something else from the great French fries.

French fries - "What to do 2011"

This video is not official, if you want to find the info about it go to

French fries - "Yo Vogue"

Hyetal - "Like Silver"

Vodelpark is a band from the UK.

Vondelpark - "HipBone"

And because of my flash player is crashing all the time. I'll end the post here and put some more maybe later!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kompakt and DLoaw

Kompakt is a nice record label, based in German, Berlin. I found out about it couple days ago. Still busy going trough their artists, which is like 161 so it might take quite some time. In the meanwhile you can check the list of the artists: Shed is also on lists of Kompakt. Check more info about who's behinf this records label from here: and check Kompakt's list of record labels:

And then randomly I also ended into the youtube channel of Dloaw which is a great place! You can find it here: Coming songs are more found trough DLoaw.

I found massive amount of artists and songs, I put eight of them into this post! Found lots of songs that made me smile, and even some good hip hop! So was happy about that I'll get to know bit more hip hop. Wankelmut is a German artist, visit here his soundcloud account:
Check also the song "Monuments" and his DJ sets that you can download.
This next song is just cool! It's great so to say! Awesomeness coming in the package of Wankelmut!

"One day baby we will be old, think of all the stories that we could have told"

Wankelmut - "One day"

Found the beautiful lyrics for this song:

"No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do I wonder why

You have to go out of my door
And leave just like you did before
I know I said that I was sure
But rich men can't imagine poor.

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

Little me and little you
Kept doing all the things they do
They never really think it through
Like I can never think you're true

Here I go again the blame
The guilt, the pain, the hurt, the shame
The founding fathers of our plane
That's stuck in heavy clouds of rain.

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told."

Travelling day makes bit swinging electro. I thought I was totally done with it, after the big boom of swing music coming back in the electronic music field. But this is more groovy, and groovy is always better! And the name of the song is fun. Always a good reason, huh? You can also download for free two albums of the band in bandcamp: 

Travelling day - "Édith Bad"
(Isn't it supposed to be that if it's a capital E there's never ´ - sign on top of it if it's in French?
Please correct me if you know it!)

JIM is also, I presume, a French artist that makes bit hip hop stylish music. It's amazing and haunting and dope! You can download his album short stories here for free: You can load of more nice hip hop music downloads from "Les echos du hip hop". You can follow JIM here: Very, very cool song!

JIM - "In the beginning"

Had to smile with this next song name. Vanha means old in Finnish but sometimes people say also I was so vanaha. I wonder if it has any deeper meaning in French? 

JIM - "Vanaha"

This is the closing song of the album.
JIM - "La douche"

And to stay bit still in hip hop, I present you Professor Tip.  He makes groovy hip hop. You can buy his music for 1$ or more from bandcamp, so support him! The next song name is no typo. There's some other nice song names on the album "Class dismissed 2" like: "Understandable smooth shit", "A tribe called Tip", "Typo on my lawn".

Professor Tip - "No comepetition"

Esbe is also great artist. You can buy his (?) work also from bandcamp. Very nice music!  These songs are from the album "Late night headphones Vol. 1&2".
And oh how I love the vocals in the beginning of the second song!

Esbe - "Rotten heart"

Esbe - "Lullaby of the leaves"

But to get bit back more electronic. I want to present you Lexy. From the musicismusic -label and the album "Color me music". MusicIsMusic is also based in Berlin, Germany. Check more from the label: The label was founded in 2007 by Lexy and K-Paul.

Lexy - "Last day"

This should be listened loud! Check also the song "Love".

Lexy - "Cast Your Fate"

Schleppstigg is on Aeral records. Check more from Areal records here:

Schleppstigg - "Up in the weeds"

I want to end up the post with Onze from Areal records. 

Onze - "Goodbye Lino"

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Florence + The machine video: Never let me go. With some strange mix of X-files and Evanesence.

Florence + The machine: "Never let me go"

I was waiting exited about this new video. The song itself is already very beautiful so I was waiting for something quite special for this one. But have to admit after watching two times the video, I'm bit disappointed. Where as the videos of "Shake it out" and "No light, no light" were just perfect! The video of "Never let me goes" is shot at Slough ice rink. One of the original ideas behind this video was the Florence's idea about drowning, being under water. The video is directed by Tabitha Denholm who is inspired by the Scandinavian style of shooting films and by horror. "The Ice Dude" as Denholm named him is played by Jamie Campbell Bower. Denholm also directed the "Dog days", "Cosmic love", "You've got the love" and "Rabbit heart" videos.

When I first watched the video of "Never let me go" I got some flashback of X-files and the black oil virus that comtaninating people, check episode "Vienen" for example.


Also the lights were bit X-files themed.

So while watching this video I was bit drift off to X-files, the character of Alex Krycek and people bleeding black oil from their eyes. That takes away kinda the feeling from the music video it self. But it was good to see Florence once without so much make up in a music video. But I also got bit this bit annoying Evanesence'ish feeling of her costume, which makes the combination of alien virus combined with well...Evanesence and Flo very strange.

Some fan made X-files trailer over the black oil virus in the series
(don't watch if you don't want to see black stuff dripping off from the eyes etc.)

Just to mix it up even more I want you to make an experiment of watching the o' so played "My immortal". I never though about posting Evanesence but do this for the fun of an experiment. Now watch this music video thinking about the black oil. I think this way I can reconstruct the feeling what I had watching the video of "Never let me go" for the first time.

Evanesence - "My immortal"

Check the behind the scenes of "Never let me go" video shoot

And to go back to the feeling what I had first time when I heard this song watch this amazing live performance of Flo singing "Never let me go". I find this version as the best so far in the internet. Check also "Cosmic love", "Shake it out", "Dog days" and "What the water gave me" video clips from the same session.

Florence and the machine - "Never let me go" AOL Sessions

"Looking up from underneath
Fractured moonlight light on the sea,
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under

And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cause either way you cannot breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
I found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over me,
And the question of heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

Though the pressure's hard to take,
It's the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
Now I am under, oh

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
I found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me, (so cold and so sweet)
And all this devotion was rushing over me,
And the question to heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

And it's over,
And I'm going under,
But i'm not giving up!
I'm just giving in.

Slipping underneath.
So cold, but so sweet.

In the arms of the ocean, so sweet and so cold,
And all this devotion, well, I never knew went on,
And the question to heaven, for a sinner released,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

And it's over,
And I'm going under,
But i'm not giving up!
I'm just giving in."

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Today is the sunniest day of the spring so far so I feel obliged to post this song!

Boney M. - "Sunny" live from 1976

The girl you lost to cocaine

Sia. Check also her Madonna "Oh father" cover. Been playing this next song for a day. It is so addictive! Great remix!

Sia - "The girl you lost to cocaine (Stonebridge edit)"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Molly Nilsson

Molly Nilsson is a great Swedish singer-songwriter who I discovered yesterday. She was formerly know as White bread She will be playing in Roodkapje @ Rotterdam 24.3! Go to listen her!

Molly Nilsson's music resembles little bit like Lykke Li crossover with Planningtorock. She makes simple synth melodies that turn up into beautiful songs. And all of the songs have their own beautiful music videos worth of checking!

She has released four records: "Europa", "Follow the light", "These things take time" and the newest is "History" and all on her own record label Dark Skies Association. Support and buy her work here:

Molly Nilsson - "The closest we'll ever get to heaven"

Molly Nilsson - "Truth"

This next song really got stuck into my head. It's so beautiful!

Molly Nilsson - "Last forever"

Check here for the quick list of her music videos:

Molly Nilsson - "A song they won't be playing in the radio"

This next song has this steel drum feeling sound in it. Very good song, captivating!

Molly Nilsson - "You always hurt the one you love"

Molly Nilsson - "Hotel Home"

..hotel're never alone..

Molly Nilsson - "The Lonely"

And a song that is more famous from Molly Nilsson. It has beautiful lyrics and beautiful tune. Calm and beautiful. It became more famous trough John Maus who made a new version of it. Prefer the original though. Check Molly Nilsson's webpage here:

Molly Nilsson - "Hey Moon"

And since yesterday was full moon I put the whole lyrics here:

"I know it's been so long
since we saw each other last
I'm sure we'll find some way 
to make the time pass

Hey moon
It's just you and me tonight
everyone else is asleep
Hey moon 
If I was to fall
I would fall so deep

Though I doubt I'm gonna, 
You can wake me up if you wanna

And your pale, round face
makes me feel at home in any place
I would happen to be
At a quarter past three

The moon chased the sun out of the sky
Goodbye sun
the night's begun

The moon chased the sun out of the sky
Goodbye sunshine
the night is mine

Hey moon
It's just you and me tonight
everyone else is asleep
Hey moon 
If I was to fall
I would fall so deep

Though I doubt I'm gonna, 
You can wake me up if you wanna
I would hate for you to hang there alone
The whole night through

And I would love to spend the whole night
Just looking at you

And those seeds, little stars
You spread around
They make such a dramatic background
I don't care for sunbeams
No, I need the night to feed my dreams

And that's why
The moon chased the sun out of the sky
Goodbye sun
the night's begun

The moon chased the sun out of the sky
Goodbye sunshine
the night is mine

Hey moon
My old friend
Hey moon 
The night is coming to and end
Hey moon
Come back soon"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


This is such a great song! Quite legendary. Found it back trough Paul Kalkbrenner's mix "Crazyness of myself". The original is from The Castaways from the early 60's. And this song has most amazing video! Dance is by "The Honey bees".

The Castaways - "Liar, liar"

Paul Kalkbrenner - "The crazyness of myself"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Here's some sleepy music...evil grin..and Luke Slater!

Luke Slater

Was almost going to sleep, but what can you do if you find ear drumming songs just wake up! From Planetary assault system aka Luke Slater and the album "The Messenger"

Planetary Assault System - "Rip the cut"

Planetary Assault Systems - "Bell Blocker"

Also Luke Slater!

Planetary Assault Systems - "Beauty In The Fear"

Planetary Assault Systems - "Black Tea"

Still the same guy!

Couldn't first believe that it is the same guy in these pictures, but it is! Not in any time order. Here's some older work from him.
Luke Slater - "Love"

If you want to listen more of his early work check youtube with Luke Slater Peacefrog Records. And if you want something bit faster and stronger you should check Ugandan Methods. Chose the next song because of its name. Check also 10 Label - Japanese label.

Ugandan Methods - "Between A Sleep and A Sleep"