music

blog von kinderzimmer productions

ich empfehle, den blog bzw. den newsletter von kinderzimmer productions(myspace) zu abonnieren. henrik von holtum alias textor, wortmächtiger mc des duos, gibt darin in regelmäßigen abständen einblick in sein leben. der blog bietet kurzweilige schreibe und lustigen geschichten voller selbstironie. dringende empfehlung!

Es gehört zu den angenehmen Dingen des Lebens, einen Plattenladen um die Ecke zu haben. Lange habe ich ohne auskommen müssen, jetzt ist alles besser. Früher bekämpfte ich die aufkeimende Unlust, etwas Produktives zu unternehmen meist mit profanen Putz- und Aufräumattacken, um nicht von schlechtem Gewissen übermannt zu werden. Jetzt kann ich meinem Über-Ich viel glamouröser den Rest geben. Ich lasse es einfach nur wissen: „Ich B-Boy, muss Vinyl schürfen! Ich kann das Zeug ja sogar von der Steuer absetzen, also rede mir nicht ein, ich täte hier nichts Sinnvolles. `Nuff said, ab in die Mine mit mir!”

ps: der name dieses blogs stammt aus der feder von kinderzimmer productions – ich hoffe, die beiden nehmen mir das plagiat nicht übel.

oslo’s sikamikanico

another music-event yesterday evening: i went to audiofly, a upcoming techhouse dj-duo from london. the set was quite predictable, but good. the location, sikamikanico (site offline), is not really convenient. the djs stood right next to the door (which was open all night). so the dancers saw people coming and leaving all the time.
sikamikanico is celebrating its 10th birthday. i heard that it used to be one of oslo’s most important clubs. well, it is probably still important, but it seems that it is going to be replaced by other clubs like the villa or pi step by step.
nevertheless, the norwegian uk-export teebee plays together with mc stirlin one of the very (!) rare drum’n’bass-gigs in oslo next saturday (28th of aprl). be there or be square.

!!!

“!!!” is not only a superfluous burst of exclamations, it is also a great band, pronounced “chk chk chk” (let your tongue click). i saw “!!!” yesterday in oslo. they played at vulkan. first they were supposed to play in a smaller location, but because of the big demand of tickets the promoter had to change the location to the vulkan-hall. it was not the best decision, the hall is not really convenient for concerts (because it so high). well, but nevertheless the concert was great. “!!!” arranged theyr gig differently to other concerts: they did not play all the songs of their new (and as far as i know only) album, they played one very long song in which they varied a lot. live at its best.
as good as “!!!” was the warm-up, the swedish band “studio“. very innovative their emphasize on visuals and geometrical forms.