röyksopp “bounty hunters”

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apparently disney paid george lucas a lot of money for the star wars brand,  so they have to earn it back somehow. and through hollywood record they are releasing “star wars headspace” – a compilation of electronic music infused with sound effects and clips from the star wars saga.

artist such as bonobo, flying lotus and breakbot have all contributed to the compilation, but a head above the rest is the track from röyksopp! they may have stopped making full length albums, but they still can produce a great tune.

enjoy!

 

 

from the vault:

röyksopp + susanne sundfør = “running to the sea”

the irrepressibles “in this shirt” (röksopp edit)

 

trulz & robin “the clearing” (ost & kjex remix)

trulz & robin has released a new ep called “dance music therapy volume 2”, and one of the songs is a really beautiful remix of ost & kjex. their rework of “the clearing” just makes me happy! if it does the same for you, a digital copy can be picked up from here.

john foxx & jori hulkkonen “evangeline” (david lynch remix)

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this remix has already been around for some months and seems to become better and better with time! i just love the baseline that kicks in at 2.03, and from there it just grows into monster that is beautifully released around five minutes. pure class by mr. lynch!

maya jane coles “something in the air” (bonobo remix)

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10 days ago bonobo visited helsinki and played a really good gig, without a doubt the best one ive been to lately! few days after the gig his remix of maya jane coles’ “something in the air” surfaced, and what a gem! so the last week and a half has been mostly about bonobo in this household, great times…

Find your dancing shoes – Apparat, Discodromo, Jori and Tiga comes to town

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If you are in Helsinki and have hung up your dancing shoes for good, you better take them down and give them a polish! Why? March is going to be sweaty, loads of good dj gigs coming up!

First of all, Im not sponsored by Adams! Its just that they are putting together an impressive program for their first anniversary celebration, which is kicked off by…

Apparat tomorrow (March 1st)! Seen him + band live, listened to some of his dj mixes and really looking forward to the new Moderat album later this year. So this is just a no-brainer, do not miss the chance to experience Sascha Ring spinning records for you!

 

On March 15th Discodromo will probably get most of the city’s bears to come out of their hibernation. Anyhow it should be a good one by a duo that has collaborated with Hard Ton and done a really nice edit of a Ilona Staller (better known as la Cicciolina) song.

 

And finally on Thursday 28th of March Tiga will play along with Jori Hulkkonen. The grapevine is that the gig will also be a release party for their new 12″. Friday is bank holiday so no need to take it easy…

 

Other notable dj gigs and concerts in March:

 

Sin Cos Stan @ Kuudeslinja

Calyx & Teebee @ Venue

Fatboy Slim @ Wonder Festival

 

So give those dancing shoes a shine and enjoy a great month of music!

 

 

From the Vault:

mix: Apparat “Summer ’87” (podcast for Resident Advisor)

Discodromo feat. Hard Ton “Build a House” (Tensnake Remix)

Jori Hulkkonen as Third Culture “Negative Time”

new album: Tricky “False Idols”

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Adrian Thaws, better known as Tricky, has just announced a new album. Its called “False Idols” and will be released internationally on May 27th (28th in USA). False Idols are not only the name of the album, but also the name of his new label.

First teaser of the album is called Nothing’s Changed” and features the beautiful vocal of Fransesca Belmonte. If this will be representative for the rest of the album the grapevine might be true when it whispers that “the spirit of Tricky’s ‘90s output looms large over False Idols”. Join his mailing list to get it as a free download.

Tricky on why did the album get the name “False Idols”:

“Because there’s so much bollocks going on at the moment! People follow celebrities and read every little thing they do. It’s living vicariously through someone else. Get your own life. All this stuff is false idols. That’s what helps keep the status quo.”

 

Enjoy!

 

Tricky “Nothing’s Changed”:

 

 

From the Vault:

Massive Attack: 3D’s “Vermona” demo

Terry Callier and Massive Attack “The Windmill Hill Sessions”

 

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new single: Rune Lindbœk featuring Kurt Maloo “Wonder”

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Rune Lindbæk will release a new single today, just a week after he became the laughing stock of the yellow press in Norway. Lets hope the urban legend that “all PR is good PR” is true and will lead to more interest for this beautiful song. At least it is Disco Rodent approved!

Update: If you find a store that actually sells a copy, please let me know! It seems like all the stores online is out of stock (even the mp3)…

If you think you have heard the voice of Kurt Maloo somewhere, but cant actual pin point it (like I did), it was probably through the Swiss duo Double and their biggest hit “Captain of Her Heart” (watch it after the jump).

 

Enjoy!

 

Rune Lindbœk feat. Kurt Maloo “Wonder” (official video):

 

 

From the Vault: Rune Lindbæk vs. Röyksopp – the circus has started!

                         Mungolian Jet Set “Moon Jocks n Prog Rocks” (Todd Terje’s version)

 

 

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Rune Lindbæk vs. Röyksopp – the circus has started!

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On Monday the district court of Bergen started processing the complaint from Rune Lindbæk against Röyksopp, it was also the day the circus came to town! In fact, this trail is only good for the yellow press selling more papers…

If you aren’t familiar with the case, then please read this and this to get up to date what all the fuzz is about. Hadn’t it been for that I had already written about this complaint I wouldn’t have touched it even with a 10 feet pole! Why? Well, I didnt know that musicians had so much dirty laundry to show the world. Here is a few pointers:

– A mum have paid some of the legal fees.

– Free mini gig by Röyksopp (where they showed that they had sampled Jarre).

– Counter complaint to discredit Linbæk for composer rights of “Lift” by Drum Island.

– A brother in law on the witness list.

And the list just goes on! Cant think about all the gruff that will be dug up during the closing 3 days. MToK has decided to leave this matter alone from now (will update this post with the verdict though). Will end this post with a brilliant parody of the longest running soap serial in Norway (sorry but it is in northern Norwegian).

 

Update: The complaint against Röyksopp was dismissed, and they also won their counter complaint. Rune Lindbæk does also have to pay Røyksopp’s cost for the trail.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

From the Vault:

Rune Lindbæk vs. Röyksopp – the truth is out there (somewhere)…

Rune Lindbæk vs. Röyksopp – an update

mp3: John Grant “Black Belt”

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John Grant has moved to Iceland and have teamed up with GusGus’ Biggi Veira for his second solo album “Pale Green Ghosts”. It will also feature the Irish singer Sinead O’Connor on guest vocals. “Black Belt” and the title track (watch the official video after the jump) promise a much more electronic and dirtier sound than the highly acclaimed, but slightly boring debut album “Queen of Denmark”.

The album will be released by Bella Union in UK on the 11th of March and Partisan Records in US 2 months later… And this is what I do not understand! Do Partisan Records expect to sell any copies at all (at least not digitally)? I mean, releasing the album over 60 days after it was made available in Europe is not a good business strategy – especially in an environment where the customer appreciate availability over quality…

 

Enjoy!

 

Update: You can download the song by going here (the embedded code is a do not work for WordPress / stupid listen only on SoundCloud one…).

 

 

From the Vault:

GusGus “Arabian Horse”

video: 22 Pistepirkko “Onion Soup”

   

 

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video: James Blake “Retrograde”

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“Suddenly Im hitten” by a song from James Blake! Im a bit surprised since I couldn’t buy into all the hype around his self titled first album. It was ok, but it was no a life changer (as certain publications would have it). So I’ve found him a bit overrated in the past, but that changed last week when I heard the radio rip of “Retrograde”! If the rest of his new album is like this I might buy into the hype…

“Retrograde” is available from We are Apple, and Take 30%, and is the first single from the up coming album “Overgrown” that will be out on the 8th of April.

 

Enjoy!

 

James Blake “Retrograde” (official video):

 

 

From the Vault: Bruce Springsteen “State Trooper” (Trentemøller remix)

                         new album: Lower Dens “Nootropics”