Festival fever #2

"I'm always waiting for a new post."
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I spent the weekend at Viljandi Folk Festival. This time I was fever free, not like the last festival. The folk festival triples the towns population and it's loads of fun. Folk music is not my favorite style, but there's much more to do there. It's where you meet your friends from all corners of Estonia, hang out and do stupid stuff.

Waiting to get paid.

The festival had a beach, drinks and yes, morons with fists. One of my friends got punched in the face. Other one was hospitalized because of drinking, but most of us had just fun with minor injuries.

A very special diet of earthworms and beer.

We were going to stay at a friends place, but the first night he didn't hear us ringing the doorbell and his phone had died. So we spent the night on the doorstep. Luckily we had our sleeping bags. The night was warm and it was okay. There were apple trees behind the house. I fell asleep instantly.

Having a beer by the church.

The street musicians were playing. Some were solo and some had bands. That's one way to earn your living as a musician. I'm still waiting to see someone play a synth show on the streets. Gypsies on the Paris metro had big portable amps that could be used for that. My favorite street musician was playing Super Mario theme on a violin in the metro.

Discussing music with Paul.
There weren't as many people as last years. Don't know why. The festival still made loads of money. The presale tickets make a lot of money even half a year before the festival has started. A friend of mine calculated  it, but I can't recall the exact number. It's good to see an event that's not loosing money.

Music festivals are a cool part of the summer. I'll visit at least one more this summer. I haven't decided which one but there are options like Kuru Krill and Flow Festival in Finland. Good friends, music and drinks make the best summer moments.

Celebrating the night.
Did you go to Viljandi? Tell us about it in comments. Enjoy the fireworks!
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Visiting Popop

"It reminds me of 90s tracker techno and style wise Lone's recent works"
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I haven't been up to much just kicking it with pneumonia. It must have been the Turkish football or the midsummer's day. Almost got put into a hospital. Nonetheless we have some news.

My pick up track was played on a Berlin radio station Fritz. Also on an Estonian station. It's always a good surprise to find out something like that.

I guest blogged on Popop about two tracks I like with cool animated videos. It was fun and I might do it again. Be sure to check it out. Popop has frequent free mp3 downloads of both old and new tracks. It's the Estonian contributor for Music Alliance Pact. Even if I don't have a new post up check out my twitter feed on the right, it has the news as soon as I get them. So you can stay posted.
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Festival fever

"Are you gonna play now? I played an hour ago. Oh, could you do it again?"
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We had a great time at the Mõisa Karneval festival. The organizers were A+ and a big shout out to them for organizing an awesome summer festival. 

Girls listening to the poetry tractor.

I was considering whether to go or not as I had a fever of 38C on Friday. In the end I decided to just go and to make it somehow. I was fighting the fever half of the time. I was lucky to get pills from a friend of mine. I don't know what I'd have done without that paracetamol. We had a lot of fun when I wasn't curled up and cold. Listening to Pedigree and Postuganda were experiences, I hadn't heard them play live before. I was also happy to see Redlip play a set there. It was at 6pm the first day and most of the people were outside and laying in the sun.

A good moment in my punisher shirt.

The night I spent there was the hardest part. There were loud metal douches who insisted on flicking the lights and having loud meaningless conversations in the sleeping area. I'd have told them to kindly shut it and get out, had I not been struggling with fever. Luckily I had earplugs.

The festival nights got pretty wild in the end. I might have posted too many photos of girls laying on the ground.

My live went well, all things considered. The biggest problem was that I hadn't had the time/energy to do a soundcheck. So when I finally plugged in, the sound had a buzz and it was only playing from the left channel.  Luckily the mixer had a mono/stereo switch and so I played in mono. It finally pays off, having optimized  my songs for mono as well while mastering. The buzz was a mystery as I've gotten it when my charger is plugged in, but this time unplugging only made it worse. So the lesson is always and I do mean always, do a sound check. It all reminded me how I played Robotaanika park two years ago.

Vj Kri had some awesome visuals.

The end of the was like a fatboy slim video. Good friends dancing on the stage as Dj dzheimz was playing groovy bass. Some of the local kids were in a completely different dimension and had to be thrown out as they were harshing the mellow.

The end of the night with just the closest friends and hardest partiers.
I hope there will be another Mõisa Karneval next year. The organizers were top notch. I didn't even get to tell you about the poetry reading from inside a tractor. My favorite poem involved a clever firewire+usb innuendo.

Even babies enjoy Postuganda soundcheck.
I'll be back soon and in case you missed my live, check out the tracks on the player at the upper right corner. Have a listen, leave a comment and see you soon.


Three party mix

"What do u mean u have to organize a festival? What's more important? Work or some party?"
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Another weekend has passed. It doesn't really matter what day it is during summer. We're trying to balance work and fun, but there tends to be more of fun. It's especially hard if the first party starts at 11am on a friday, a birthday at 4pm and then another one at 9pm. It births some great stories to share though.

The first party was at Nott, where they were playing music from the terrace. They were also live broadcasting it online. I would like to play a Dj set there next time. I'm almost done with my new mix for my fresh Ep.

We Djed using his Traktor S4 midi controller at the first birthday. I'm used to playing on it, as we use it with Redlip when we play as Fluon. It was a good day as I was happy with my mix. Too bad we didn't record it. I'm also rehearsing for my live at Mõisa Karneval. I've got to get my rap on and to prepare some of my fresh tracks.

We found this cool chandelier at a birthday. 

Afterwards we went to a birthday at the countryside. At first we had to play Turkish football. The party lasted until 5 in the morning. There were so many mosquitoes inside that I spent the night sleeping on a table outside. In the morning, a guy called me tablemn because of that.

How to play Turkish football>
It's like regular football with some changed rules. It lasts 2x20 minutes or until there are players. After every 4 minutes every player takes a shot of vodka. If a team goals, they have a shot. If someone commits a foul, they drink a shot. At half time everyone has a shot. If the ball falls into the pond then the whole team jumps in to salvage it. The game resumes when the goalies have returned.

As Mõisa Karneval approaches my set is being polished and upgraded. I'll post the mix in my next post. I'll see if I can get that photo of me in a suit as well. You should really join us there for a good time. Leave a comment if you enjoy summer parties outside.
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