tiistai 18. lokakuuta 2011

Still alive and kicking!

Okay sorry about the brake. I was in the army so I couldnt / managed to update this blog. So only 5 more months to go!

tiistai 28. kesäkuuta 2011

Duck Sauce's new single

Duck Sauce is back with a big bad sound. Gotta love A-track and Armand van Helden. <3

lauantai 21. toukokuuta 2011

French House part 2.

From 2002 another Thomas Bangaltiers project with DJ Falcon.

After Eric Prydz massive hit Call on me at 2003, crowd expected to have more non-french producers to bump into success, but it took time.

There were few years quiet living in the world of French House (sure in 2005 Daft Punk released their album Human After All, but I'm not gonna talk anymore about Daft Punk on this post (:  )
Until at 2005.

Bob Sinclar released two songs that taked  separation from the "traditional" French House.

French House scene was growing and taking different forms. There were still classic filtered loops, but with sinclar's opening there started to grow different styles, for example Laurent Wolf changed his style of making music quite dramaticly.


Still at 2006 a swedish duo Steve Angello and Axwell released song by the name of supermode, which is pure and classic French House.

Bob Sinclars new more "pop"kind of music had lots of critisizm about selling the music genre to MTV and NRJ. As a counterreaction many producers decided to make more real and original style of french house.

In 2007 a wild card appeared. Very Daft Punkish way. Justice, a french duo including Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They taked fragments from many producers and music styles combining them into new kind of French House.

                                                          (Genesis means Start / new start) 

Its interesting to see where French House will evolve from here. I personally think it will stay on 3 groups:
Classic style.

                                   (Lois La Roche is UK producer who released his first album in 2010)

More popular style.

                                                          (oh hell yes it is French House)

And finally into wild card section.

maanantai 25. huhtikuuta 2011


Sry about the lack of posts recently. I have been extremely busy + got a really nasty cold : /  

Anyways I promise doing that part of french house soon!

Meanwhile enjoy some progressive house from scandinavia.

torstai 14. huhtikuuta 2011

Loop, Kick, Vocoder and Vocals. Period.

As I have said earlier, French House is THE  music for me. There is something almost magical and hypnotizing about french house. It is just plainly loop, kick and vocoder vocals that can continue hours and hours.

The roots of French House are in the classic Disco and Chicago House. Just take the essential of Chigaco house 4/4 kick and snare, simple and addictive bass lines and mix it with loops from classic Disco song with lots of Groove. Finish it with Vocoder and voila, you got French House.

This is what started the French House. A little project from two french student Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Daft Punk. (Yes I know they released New wave single before this song, but in my books it wasn't French House yeat, my blog, my rules) Story goes that they were tired of the modern dance music. There werent' any groove on it. So they created music that they would prefer to hear in clubs.

In 1998 Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe and DJ falcon went in Bangalter home studio. when they came out they released song called music sounds better with you as Stardust. It was huge hit, that made French House big enough to be noticed outside of electronic music scene.

Year earlier Alan Braxe released his single Vertigo on Bangalters Label Roulé. (One of my very very favourite songs).

In year 2000 (yea heheheh, Conan joke) Alan Braxe and Fred Falke released their first single together, Intro.

2000 and one. Daft Punk released their second album, Discovery.

This was the album that made French House so popular that even MTV showed Daft Punks videos at primetime. (remember kids that this was before Jersey Shore etc. The time that MTV was actually a MUSIC TELEVISION)

Also the other half of Daft Punk, had personal projects. Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo teamed up in late 90´s and early 00´s, with Eric Chedeville for Le Knight Club (which is in my opinoin way too underappreciated). They released several singles, without "gaining" notice of big audience.

Also in late 90´s another French producer made a song with Thomas Bangalter. 

2003 a first non french producer made a big French House hit. A swede named Eric Prydz.

End of part 1.

keskiviikko 6. huhtikuuta 2011

The rise of Finnish electronic music scene

Thx for Daily 01 for inspiring me to do this. And note to all, this doesn't include dubstep, if you wanna check some good finnish dubstep go and seem rico tubbs, 501, muffler etc.

For most people the term Finnish artist brings a list of metal bands into their mind. Nightwish, HIM,, Children of Bodom etc. But especially here in Helsinki there is massive electronic scene.
For time to time some of it bulbs to awareness of big public. First time in 1999 when Darude released his hit single Sandstorm. As you can remember it was a international hit.
About same time with Darude, the Bomfunk MC's released few hits, which were succesful in Europe, but never get same hit status as Darude. Both had same producer, Jaakko Salovaara aka JS16, the godfather of finnish scene.
And ofcourse Jori Hulkkonen aka Zyntherius, and his biggest hit: Sunglasses at nigth with canadian DJ Tiga.
In my opinion this was the end of first Finnish electronic music wave. After sunglasses at night, the finnish scene slipped away from the awareness of big crowd. In my opinion it was strange that from the land of snow and ice came this kind of music. The music was and is usually a very energetic and in my opinion very exuberant, with a lots of summer vibes. You could say that it birthed from a rebellion against the traditional finnish music, which is very dark, strong and sad. Melancholic.

The second wave was lot smaller than the first wave. You could say that there isn't a second wave just some individual songs in period of time from 2004-2008. Anyways the reason why I separate these songs from first wave, is their new vibe. Melancholy. I think the finnish producers finally found peace with traditional melancholy and draw influence from it into their own music. The biggest hits were from Dallas Superstars (with Jarkko Salovaara) and Super 8 and Tab.
Helsinki Schorchin is one of my favourite trance songs. Tiesto even included it in his list of best trance songs of year.
Ofcourse  the first wave didn't just disappear, there were several releases with names like Bomfunk Mc's and Darude after 2003. Beats and Styles group also combined elements from joy of first wave and melancholy of second wave.
In 2009 started the third wave of finnish electronic music. The Helsinki wave. After 2009 a lot of new promising producer's have released their contribution to our ears. And what connects these new artists? They all come from Helsinki.
Villa Nah

Helsinki 78-82. These guys are genius. This was my choice for best song of 2010. One senior game makers of Gran Turismo 5 was in vacation in Helsinki. He by chance heard Helsinki 78-82 song Cruising in a bar and he fell love in first listening. He loved song so much that he sent it to the rest of Gran turismo 5 makers. After they had heard it they included it in their game.
And Something good.

Helsinki has awesome club scene, even when Helsinki is..
Go check it if you come by.


tiistai 5. huhtikuuta 2011

Summer is here \o/

Yesterday was this years first day when night temperature was over 0 celsius degree. That means its now officially spring. :P So here some awesome summer chilling song.

perjantai 1. huhtikuuta 2011

Hey Guys

Sorry, that I haven't been able to update my blog so often lately. My law studies are taking about 12 hours a day, so I havent had energy to add anything new here. :(
But anyways here is now some new stuff (or not so new). My ultimate favourite song. The song that made me wanna be a DJ and producer (someday). Ladies and Gentleman, The greatest electronic song ever made (except ofcourse Daft Punk's songs) TYDYDYM! TATADAA!

Haters gonna hate and stuff.

Maybe later I'm able to do some more serius blogging. What the hell, in next week there is gonna be a Blog about french house!

sunnuntai 27. maaliskuuta 2011

OMG 1000 views!

Can't believe it, just in 2 weeks 1000 views. Thats more than I thought it will get in 1 year!

Thanks to every viewer and subscriber! To celebrate this, lets all party hard with these fine gentlemans.
Grandpa Metal 4ever, featuring Death on Keayboard! You can see my expressions when I discovered 1000 views on 0:02 and 0:13.

Party Hard

Party even harder!

perjantai 25. maaliskuuta 2011

Bout Dubstep

So the vote ended and as I promised here is my final and only right answer to the question, Dubstep cancer or not?

I personally think the term Dubstep is too generalising. You cant just say for instance I think House is cancer or I love House. There Are bziljon sub genres in music style called House. For example there is Tech-House, Electro House and ofcourse awesome tier: Deep House and God tier: French House ( Long live Alan Braxe and Thomas Bangaltier, the gods among man).

On my opinion in genre Dubstep there is 4 main subgenres. The mainstream Clubstep (you know what I talk about guys and gals) Chase & status and Nero type of dubstep sound (Yes I know they are DnB artist but they have done alot of dubstep lately).
Wobblestep, Cookie Monsta and Cokie style (There cant be enough wobble, THERE CAN NOT BE!!!!!!111). Hipsterstep (Jamie Blake, Magnetic Man, Jamie XX. God tier guys God tier) And last but not least one of my favourite genres Lovestep (501, Rusko)

And ofcourse the 90% of dubstep artists who combine alot of elements and their every song is different from another (for example Noisia, Skrillex and Rico Tubbs)

And for end you can enjoy one of my favourite dubstep artists 501 (they are insane live).

perjantai 18. maaliskuuta 2011

Just wanted to share this old pic of my tools. Hope you like it.

Hopefully I got soon enough money for Korg Kaospad 3 and another pair of Stanton T92.

(yes that is Xbox 360 with viva pinata front cover down there)

I just love this song

Whining about dubstep

Lately in club scene there have been a lot of whining about dubstep. Some people say it is the Cancer of the electronic music scene, while others think it's awesome and refreshing new wawe of jungle, dub and drum 'n base. What do you think? Vote for it. After the poll is over i'm gonna blog my own personal opinion about it (my opinion is ofcourse the only real answer).

torstai 17. maaliskuuta 2011

Allen & Heath Xone 22 Review

Allen & Heath Xone 22 is 2-channel battle mixer.  The mixer was brought into market in 2009 and it got very good reviews both from press and DJ:s. Xone 22 includes
• 2 stereo channels with dual phono/line inputs 
• Phono inputs can be configured to be line level 
• VCF system offering low-pass and high-pass filters, frequency sweep and resonance controls
• 3 band full cut EQ
• Soft-switched, FET-controlled external effects loop
• 18dB pro standard headroom and low audio distortion
• 25dBu maximum output level
• Main mix output on balanced XLR
• Accurate signal monitoring with 10-segment LED meters
• Cue mix control, and cue to master switch
• Dedicated local monitor output (booth output)
• Record output
• MIC input on balanced XLR, with 2 band EQ
• Crossfader curve switch
• UV sensitive ink screen for improved low light legibility
• Same high quality components as all other Xone mixers
• Universal voltage external power supply

Mixers Eq is incredibly good and the whole product gives a incredible sense of quality. The only negative point comes from the absence of special effects. The rate of this product is solid 5/5. Buy it.

Allen & Heath Xone 22

Soon I will release my first DJ hardware review. The Review is going to be about Allen & Heath's Xone 22.