The first Månsteri radio show was on air on last Saturday. I had some special guests. Prozack Turner, Mark Stretch and DJ Flip from Foreign Legion visited the studio and they were also kind enough to do a freestyle session.
Time Tunnel in Oulu turned out to be pretty fun also. Our vj-gig didn’t go so well because the lightman had some sort of a power trip and couldn’t keep his hands off the smoke-machine button, so you half the time you couldn’t see anything of the visuals. Pepe Deluxé did a cool show and the visuals looked really good. Krafty Kuts ended the night with a nice set that got me dancing the entire time. Here’s a short clip from the set
Rollo Killa, Bukka-Keke & Mega-Dogg
Expect to see mad 4 turntable action on both sides of Tivoli. I’ve got some special blends coming up for all the party peeps. Some old Finnish stuff with some new non-Finnish stuff. Check out UP @ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/upklubi
Time Tunnel – Oulu (8.9.2007)
Our crew Superia United is doing visuals in the main room.
Hosted by DJ Kaasi with Krafty Kuts and Pepe Deluxé-live!
For local and national top disc jockeys. Meet Infekto, DJ Sam Lainio and DJ Sektori.
Caters for those who like their music soulful and black. The sets will cover all areas of black dance music from sweet soul harmonies to grittier funk toons.
My trusty iBook died on me two weeks ago so I haven’t been updating anything for a while, but now I finally got it back after sending it two times to get repaired. It came back a little crippled, with only 512mb of RAM, but at least I can use it now.
A lot has happened since I last wrote anything here. The first weekend we went to Boston where we visited ICA, MIT and some galleries. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to explore the city on my own, the schedule was so tight. This pic is from the ICA.
The next weekend we spent two days in New York City and visited New York Times, Eyebeam, Guggenheim, Ground Zero, Glowlab and a bunch of galleries. For me, the most interesting thing was seeing Eyebeam and getting a glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes at Graffiti Research Lab.
Also, I finally caved into this digital djing business. I went to Turntable Lab and got some records and the M-Audio Conectiv digital DJ thingy. I’ve had my Ms. Pinky vinyls for a few years, but I haven’t had a good audio interface for my laptop so I haven’t really used them that much. Now I might actually take this thing to gigs also. I’m not giving up on vinyl though! No way! This is just a way to add some new possibilities to my sets. I’m also pretty excited to test using this baby as an effects unit, because I can route the signal from my turntables to Ableton Live and get all crazy with looping and effects.
Back in Providence we have done a couple of projects. The most interesting is probably the Call and Response video project. Each of us had to make 20 videos in two days, each 30 seconds long. The first one had to be a call and the others responses to the videos the other people had made. We were supposed to not talk to each other and only communicate through the videos. Here you can watch all the videos. My call is #21 and I finished 13 responses that are scattered all over. Here’s the video that I’m most satisfied with.
And oh, I almost forgot, last Saturday I went to this little festival called Rock The Bells. I’ll let the line-up speak for itself.
No pictures. Sorry. I only had a disposable camera with me and I haven’t had the chance to scan the pictures in. You just have to take my word for it that it was f**king insane. Just look at that line-up, an overdose of hip hop legends. Wu was there with all the original guys, except ODB of course, and if that wasn’t enough, the reunited RATM turned the entire place into a big and sweaty mosh pit. Things got a little interesting when 60 000 people tried to fit into three buses, but I got back to my hostel in Harlem eventually.I guess that’s about it. Today is the last night in Providence. Tomorrow we are flying to Denver so the next update is going to be from there. Now I’ll just do my laundry and hit the streets. I’m going to miss this place. I’ve been kind of lazy with the gallery, but you can check out a lot more pictures from my Flickr site here.
I’m leaving Rovaniemi for the summer and I have to leave my turntables here so I wanted to do a little mixtape with some funky and sweaty tunes that would get me on that summer vibe.
Unfortunately, I kind of messed this up, as usual. I don’t have a proper sound card for my iBook and I had to use an iMic I borrowed, so there’s some really horrible sounding noise in some parts of the recording. Latency issues or something. On top of that, the mixes are not that good. I don’t seem to be able to stay on beat anymore. Really annoying.
Anyway, download here. Beware of bad mixing and f*d up sound. There’s at least three times when the audio starts clipping. First time occurs around 7:30. Sorry about that.
Wicked Lester – Honey (Dr. Rubberfunk Remix)
Yam Who – Here We Go (Stray Remix)
Zeb – Afro Disco
Flamongo Sanomat – Dillinger
Little Big Bee – Calypso Blues
Sabo&Zeb feat. Nappy G – Beat Pharmacy Remix
Zeb – Al Karina
Beatfanatic – ?
Minnie Ripperton – Loving You (K2 edit)
Turelli – Mekano
To get the most out of this mixtape, listen to it close to someone important to you by a lake in the Finnish nightless night. I actually recorded this mixtape during the only time that the sun is below the horizon here in Rovaniemi. That’s around 1AM – 2 AM.