Thursday, May 8, 2014

Party update

Hi all!

Long time no talk, sorry about that! Started school and so on, so been pretty busy. But let´s look at what´s happening!

Luminosity Beach Festival (2 days)

  From until   Age limit: 16  
Beachclub Riche, Zandvoort (NL)  
hard, trance

This does sound promising! And it´s cheap!

Super8 & Tab - Andy Moor - Aly & Fila - Kyau & Albert - Sean Tyas - Marcel Woods - Rank 1
Leon Bolier - Daniel Kandi - M.I.K.E. Push - Stoneface & Terminal
Scot Project - Mark Sherry - Jochen Miller - Ronald van Gelderen - Artento Divini
Ram - Ferry Tayle - Fast Distance - Paul Webster - Ummet Ozcan - Daniel Wanrooy
Jan Oostdyk - Temple One - Maarten de Jong - Setrise

Last year's beach event at Zandvoort aan Zee was incredible. The ambiance was so amazing, that this summer Luminosity will go even bigger and better! This year the Luminosity Beach Festival will again be a weekend edition in the weekend of Saturday the 3th and Sunday the 4th of July.

Within these 24 hours of madness, Luminosity will host some of the finest DJ's supplying you with the best in trance, hard-trance and progressive! Join us in this magical quest into the roots of music and tradition; bring your positive energy and enjoy a great weekend on a beautiful Dutch landscaped beach.
Every visitor will receive a wristband to give you the freedom you need. Whether you want to take a walk at the beach, a dive in the sea or just stay at the Club, it’s all possible. Feeling Hungry? There will be plenty of space to chill out and enjoy a barbeque, cold cocktails, fresh fruits or tropical icecreams!
Make sure you get your tickets soon at
One day tickets are €27,50

Also coming up!:

Friday, May 16, 2014 Fury presents Acti

Club Fury is back in the business catering good night for lovers of harder edm.

Regular ticket 15 € + 1,50 € service fee
Tickets more from the door if availabe

Club Venue & Playground
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 Helsinki


Mayhem also has announced next banging evening of more hardcore side of things. No line-up released as yet, but should be good one.

sat 07.06'014 MAYHEM. "The music."
22.00 - 04.00 @ Club Venue , Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21

 Basstards presents S.P.Y (Hospital rec.)

Friday 4.7.2014 // 22:00-04:00 // Age 18


Venue & Playground
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21
00100 Helsinki


Door: 13€ before 23:00, after 15€

Also recommended!


Also there are festivals coming up:

 Summer Sound

This looks interesting, eventhough there are way too many electrohouse djs on the line-up, but also good trance names like Paul Van Dyk and even some hardstyle djs. 


As speaking of hardstyle djs, even Weekend festival has got Brennan Heart. Problem with this festival is that they are trying to cater all kinds of genres when they should concentrate only couple of them and do that well. Now it's bit too mixed to me. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hi all!

Finally some news on Tori Amos: Gold Dust cd! Found out about the deluxe version, so here goes:

A selection of Tori's most loved songs, all newly arranged and recorded in studio with the Metropole Orkest. The release ties in with the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking first album, Little Earthquakes. Gold Dust is a personal journey through Tori's songbook that reaffirms the timelessness of her music. Beloved gems like "Silent All These Years" and "Precious Things" take on new life alongside lesser-known treasures such as "Flavor". Produced by Tori with arrangements by long-time collaborator John Philip Shenale, the new album features reworkings of songs in orchestral settings which Amos recorded with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. "The 20 years is about celebrating different times that have happened - all the blessings, all the conversations which have taken place and inspired these songs. This is a collection of new studio recordings of where they are now and who they have become" Tori comments. Limited Deluxe CD + DVD 32 page hard cover booklet. The DVD features a music video for 'Flavor', performance clip for 'Gold Dust', and 'Behind The Scenes' footage.

Track Listing


  1. Flavor
  2. Yes, Anastasia
  3. Jackie's Strength
  4. Cloud On My Tongue
  5. Precious Things
  6. Gold Dust
  7. Star Of Wonder
  8. Winter
  9. Flying Dutchman
  10. Programmable Soda
  11. Snow Cherries From France
  12. Marianne
  13. Silent All These Years
  14. Girl Disappearing


  1. Flavor - Music Video
  2. Gold Dust - Performance Clip
  3. Behind The Scenes footage

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Upcoming releases

Hi all!

Just found out upcoming releases from fantastic Pitchfork site and had to share some highlights with you!

Blur: Blur 21 [Virgin] [box set]

Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World [Secretly Canadian]


Dead Can Dance: Anastasis [4AD]

Erol Alkan: Another Bugged Out Mix / Another Bugged In Selection [!K7]
Animal Collective: Centipede Hz [Domino]
Cat Power: Sun [Matador]
The Fresh & Onlys: Long Slow Dance [Mexican Summer]
Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn't [Secretly Canadian]
Sondre Lerche: Bootlegs [Mona]
Mono: For My Parents [Temporary Residence]
Bob Mould: Life and Times [Merge]
Mount Eerie: Ocean Roar [P.W. Elverum and Sun]
The Music Tapes: Mary's Voice [Merge]
Stars: The North [ATO]
T.I.: Trouble Man [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
Toddla T: Watch Me Dance (Agitated by Ross Orton & Pipes) [Ninja Tune]
Two Door Cinema Club: Beacon [Glassnote]
Two Gallants: The Bloom and the Blight [ATO]
The Vaccines: The Vaccines Come of Age [Columbia]

Bat For Lashes: The Haunted Man [Parlophone/EMI] (UK release date, U.S. release date TBA)

Also coming up Tori Amos: Gold Dust in september I think

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joanna Newsom

Hi all!

Time to post some reviews and gig news. Sorry it has taken me so long to update this blog, I´ve just been too tired to do anything lately.

Let´s start of with Joanna Newsom:


MIlk-Eyed Mender is her debut and on the old side. I just listened to this and it still sounds fresh. A bit raw and simplistic maybe using Joanna´s child-like singing and harp, but still it captures attention like a spell. If compared to follow-up Ys, this is to me easier to listen. Ys has beautiful orchestrations, which support Joanna excellently, but the songs are really long. On this cd, she kept the songs tight and just right length. Eventhough the songs are melodically quite simple sounding, they have that something special.I´m not saying Ys is a bad album, I think it shows a lot of progression and how talented Joanna is. Her singing style will put some listeners definetly off, but I think her personal, child-like singing suits the songs perfectly. The Book Of Right-On is just amazing song and it was first one I heard from Joanna.

Sprout And The Bean


On the gig side of the things, I am happy to tell that Jens Lekman is coming to Helsinki! Finally, I might as well add.

Other gigs:

27.6 Christina Perri, Nosturi Helsinki
29.6. Regina, Tavastia Helsinki
30.6. Renegade presents Nero and Adam F, Circus Helsinki
6.7. Broken Note, Tampere
7.8. Afghan Wings Helsinki
10.9. Jens Lekman

And tons of festivals, clubs and raves

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi all!

Sorry I haven´t updated this blog in ages, but I just haven´t listened to any new records. So this time let´s see what summer brings us and some interesting rumours.

There are rumours of new Tori Amos album during this year! It also could very well be Little Earthquakes anniversary release (most likely), but it sounds really interesting! According to rumours, Tori will work old songs with strings. That really would be something.

There are also rumours of Kate Bush Releasing another limited edition picture single during this year. This came from Kate´s web site.Lake Tahoe was sold out fast and prices now fetch from 30€ up to 60€ at Discogs. Ebay isn´t cheaper, prices going to $75.

Flow festival has announced some new artists! Lykke Li, Bola, Dj Murat Meric, Theo Parrish, Daniele Baldelli, Roberto Rodriguez have been added.

And Bat For Lashes will perform at Provinssi rock.

As for electronic music, this week we´ll have Angerfist Retaliate Showcase on saturday. This will be massive! Also for trance/househeads there´s Summer Sound festival with big line-up for example Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Hed Kandi, Fedde Le Grand on line-up. More info and full line-up, go here

C ya soon!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Masters Of Hardcore Vortex of Venegance report

Do you like hardcore/industrial? If you answered yes, you´ll propably know Masters of Hardcore brand and know what it´s all about. And here´s a story of latest party: Vortex Of Venegance (Brabanthallen, Den Bosch)!

What can I say? Things runned really smoothly all the way long. Brabanthallen is really easy to get by train. There were luckily signs to show the right way too:) Doors opened 21.40, 20 mins before the party started so people could get in and see the start video in the main area. All the other parties I´ve been to, doors open when the party starts so this was positive surprise! And the locker system works really nicely. You can rent a locker (different sizes) for the party. You get your deposit back when you return the key. This really beat cloackroom 10 to 0. It was good to be able to visit locker any time necessary, especially when you bought shirts or cd. And you did get out of much quicker and smoothly. And you had to buy tokens to pay for food and drinks. Those were quite expensive, but got no choice.

And the party was huge! There were total of 6 arenas, food world, merchandise stalls and recreation area. Musical course was hardcore, industrial, early hardcore, early early hardcore, terrorcore and Raver´s Warehouse with classics. I ended up mainly hanging in main area thanks to too good music to leave. I did manage to goto signing sessions with Angerfist and Korsakoff though:) And had to take pics of other arenas too.

If I compare this to Mayday, they didn´t have that many screens (wall behind cool dj cabin was all screens) or that much lights but it worked well this way. Whole wall as screen allowed fancy animations between djs and live acts and suited the party really well. And huge lasers they had! Full marks for those! The lightning was just right for this kind of music as for Mayday it´s more trance/prog, so the production is different thanks to that alone.

And the djs really banged it big time! Day-Mar going really hard in end of her set like most of the djs:) That was bit too much for me. All the dj sets were back to back (or versus) and one highlight definetly was Evil Activities vs Korsakoff. As for live sets Masters Elite (=Catscan, Outblast, Angerfist) and naturally State Of Emergency presenting this years anthem Vortex Of Venegance. Wohoo! I just love that anthem! Only minus is all djs ending sets with pure terror/Speedcore fashion. That was way to hard for me. Otherwise I got absolutely nothing negative to say about this party. I am thirsty for more!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Some concerts

Hi all!

There are some concerts coming in Helsinki. Biggest name is definetly Madonna 12.8.2012 at Olympiastadium. Availabe are tons of different ticket types, check them out at Lippupalvelu. The link is in english.

Also Festivals are revealing their line-ups. Here Provinssirock:
15.6. Nightwish, Snow Patrol (UK), M83 (FR), Example (UK), Amorphis, Eläkeläiset
16.6. Kyuss Lives! (US), Rise Against (US), Stam1na, Chisu
17.6. Mastodon (US), Slayer (US), Justice (FR), Jukka Poika & Sound Explosion Band

Flow in helsinki looks like this:

Bon Iver (US)
Flying Lotus (US)
A$AP Rocky (US)
Four Tet & Caribou DJ set (UK/CAN)
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires (US)
Oneohtrix Point Never (US)
Jukka Poika (FI)
Gracias (FI)
Siinai (FI)
The Black Keys (US)
Ane Brun (NOR)
Horace Andy and Dub Asante (JAM)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon (US)
Pinch (UK)
Verneri Pohjola Quartet (FI)
Black Twig (FI)
Björk (IS)
Feist (CAN)
St. Vincent (US)
The War on Drugs (US)
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon (US)
Shangaan Electro (ZA)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen (US)
Bendagram (FI)
Kuusumun Profeetta (FI)

There are some interesting names, but not the best line-up they´ve had if you ask me.

Will keep you posted!