Sunday 30 October 2011


Ellen Allien is the founder of BPitch Control, a music producer, fashion designer and a generally talented individual. I had heard some Ellen Allien tracks earlier, but really fell in love with her experimental techno today after hearing this.

In addition to being arguably one of the greatest German techno producers Ellen Allien doesn't disappoint as a fashion designer either. I really like her latest Night & Day Winter 2011 collection. You can view & buy the full RTW line of items at

From the men's collection I especially like these two designs. The shirt on the left is something I'd be happy to match with vtg glacier shades for the Berghain queue.

Below is some selected Ellen Allien tunes. Our Utopie (Kasem Mosse Remix) might actually be the best 7½ minutes of music I've heard all year. And I've heard a lot. mMmm TRESOR. ♬❣▼

Putte's Minimal Pizza

Finally managed to visit Putte's Bar & Pizza last Friday. Few months after it's opening Putte's is still one of the most hyped new bars/restaurants in Helsinki so it was no surprise the place was packed and people were queuing to get a table from the minimally decorated dining area. Considering the amount of people inside the staff handled everything properly and most importantly the pizza tasted good in all it's simplicity. There's not too much info available online about Putte's, but the location etc. can be found on Facebook.

Saturday 29 October 2011


MJAAH is a Finnish zero-budget snowboarding movie project that already caught the eye of Method Mag, OnBoard and many others. The premiere is tonight at around 11pm at Hesa Club. Well Würth Attending!

Thanx 2 MazelFilms CEO for these xclusive snapshots

Now that the snowboarding movie premiere season is officially here the snow itself should follow soon. At least I've promised myself to go snowboarding more often this winter than on any previous season, let's see how that goes.

And here's the teaser:

You can also check out last season's film MÄTÄSÄ - it has probably the best opening montage I've ever seen on a snowboarding movie. :D kissbaa!

Thursday 27 October 2011

65K on a skateboard.

Here's an inspiring video about doing what you really love to do. Finnish skateboarding legend Rad Mike skated from Helsinki to Lohja (over 60km) in one day. That is tough.

If you have no idea who Rad Mike is there's also a really good article about him on HangUp magazine 4/11.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

JohnBbeta HKI

Met one of the all time legends of D&B music and a fellow Nike+ runner John B in Helsinki last weekend. Playground is not really a top venue right now which  showed on the attendance, but great energetic party anyway!

Wasn't going to comment any more on Playground in general, but after having read more about what's going on around it, all I can say is that I've never even tried any type of drugs and I've still been to Rose Garden / Playground on a few occasions and always had a good time while seeing some of the greatest artists of British electronic music play. People saying that it's based on "playing the same song from 10pm - 4am" and "a place suitable only for drug abusers" while stumbling in to Swengi for a Koskenkorva karaoke should try a reality check.

Here's a track that has influenced so many D&B and Dubstep tunes that have come out between 2008-2011:
John B feat. Shaz Sparks "Red Sky" by JohnB

And if you want to get more from your run - try listening to John B Podcast 080 or John B Podcast 089 - both are free downloads ready for your iPod.

Thursday 20 October 2011


Running is a really interesting sport in all it's simplicity. When running you don't really have to concentrate on anything, but at the same time you have to concentrate on every step & breath. Here's a video Nike Running UK created with Ellie Goulding, who has really been one of my favorite artists since I first heard of her in 2009.

London was well represented on the film and here's how I'm representing LDN running culture:

And finally here's the truly inspiring video:

Ellie Goulding - Music Runs Ellie from NikeRunningUK on Vimeo.

Saturday 15 October 2011


Been MEGA-BUSY™ this week with all the work and a bit of studying too so there hasn't been many updates around here. Haven't quit blogging or anything like that though. ▼

First heard this tune on Wednesday and instantly thought it deserved more recognition than it had. I was just running and loaded the BBC Essential Selection from Friday to my #iPod and guess what it actually was the opening tune of Pete Tong's show. That's the way to start a weekend.

Friday 14 October 2011


♬ Music is one of the most inspiring things in life and it really brings people together. That's a good enough reason to always keep searching for new music to listen to. In the #FINDNEWMUSIC post series I'll feature some of my favorite places to discover new tunes. ♬

The First #FINDNEWMUSIC feature is a Norwegian Electronic Music Blog titled Core News. The content is mostly UK radio mixes and select other mixtapes & tracks. My favorite thing about Core News is that you can find an archive of BBC Essential Mixes as well as other BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra shows ranging from Annie Mac to Rob da Bank. BBC Radio 1 actually provides these for free too, but for limited time and only for UK citizens.

To highlight the variety of mixes available at Core News, here's some of my favorites from this year:

Pete Tong The Essential Selection 2011-09-09 with Nic Fanciulli and Art Department
Pete Tong's Essential Selection is one of the biggest electronic music radio shows out there. These shows are always fresh and still easy to listen to - and usually there's world exclusives from big players of the electronic music world like Pryda, Deadmau5, Afrojack etc. I remember this specific show being so good because of the first three tracks - what a way to start a radio show on a Friday evening.

DJ Hell live at Diesel Island Ibiza 2011-08-22
This live mix broadcasted from Diesel Island Ibiza is a great example of the more rare stuff you can find on Core News. DJ Hell is one of the real techno legends out there and this mix has been on proper heavy rotation on my iPhone.

Annie Mac Mashup 2011-07-22 with Erick Morillo
Listening to Annie Mac's energetic blend of Drum&Bass, Electro, Dubstep and many other genres is always a great start for the weekend. I remember this show being even better thanks to the Erick Morillo Ibiza Minimix. And Annie's voice is kinda cute.

The address of the blog is and you can also follow Core News on Facebook

Friday 7 October 2011


YK|UK is back at Club YK. Real UK music, this time with the local drum&bass and dubstep legend Muffler.

Check out the Promo-Mix by Niko Lehtonen:
Anarchy In The YK MIXTAPE by PlurisH