Waiting for apocalypse at Manatargaq

I know your music, It's my exercise tape

For the Last Saturday we went to the Manatargaq psy-trance rave in Telliskivi. I was invited there to take photos of the rave and their crazy visuals. I took the evening bus back to Tallinn, swung by home, attended a birthday and by midnight we were at the door. I was still a bit shaky from the Friday's artsy Christmas party.

Nice to see girls with classical taste in rave outfits.

The line was long with everyone being searched and given an assessment on their clothes' level of sportiness. The guy in front of me was too sporty so he had to block the queue and argue with the security. Our clothes were party and the organizer met us on the door and helped us in. The guys behind us had a huge pastry with them and one of them was always complaining on how gay he looked with his glasses.

Dj Taavi Ilves chilling everyone out.

When entering the party the visuals were mind blowing. Too bad not that many people had gone for the neon clothes as the black lights were almost everywhere. Some had gone for the white look, I don't know if especially for this last Saturday night. I just wore my casual ski outfit.

Me, straight from the snowy slopes of Estonia.

There were three rooms, one of those was a chill out area where Taavi Ilves was playing his set. The main room was the place to be with it's massive light show and two buoy dancers.

I couldn't take me eyes of of her two buoys.

I can't recall much of the music as I don't know much about psy-trance other than it goes something like: "diggidi diggidi diggidi viiiiiiiuuuuuuüüüüt" at least that's what I was explained last time. But people enjoyed it and were dancing and showing off their glowing things.

This is almost what happened.

A friend told me that this time it was like a builders Christmas party, when usually it's mostly hippies in gowns. I guess the hippies were preparing for the apocalypse somewhere.

Didn't see the second room fill up, but the light was cool.

The shower booth in the bathroom got converted into a powder room with men trying to see how many of them could fit in at once. The only stall was also forever occupied. I didn't mind, because I've done the same thing. Passed out in the only stall and wondered why people were banging on the door while I was trying to rest.

I think someone spiked my camera because at some point it started seeing things.

It was hard sometimes because there was lots of smoke for the lasers which made the flash completely useless. Out of the 150 photos I took here you have the best. Overall this is one of the most colorful shoots I've done at a party.

This guy came to the future to see the apocalypse.

The apocalypse is coming, so the only wise thing left to do is to listen to my tracks and like my page on Facebook. If you do that, the angel below will save you and take you to the never ending angel rave in heaven or a space ship.

The rave's guardian angel.
It's been nice knowing you all,
merry apocalypse and see You in hell!
Barthol Lo Mejor


Art school christmas party

It's always nice to have the cultural elite notice you

The music is in the player on the right, choose your own sonic background.
Two girls doing "something sensual"
It has been a busy weekend going back and forth between Tallinn and Tartu. Two exhibition openings on Thursday and playing a set on Friday in Tartu.

Conan the Barbarian on steroids had broken Nälg's display window from the inside.

The Christmas party in Nälg on Friday was wicked. It was packed full of art school kids and their friends. I and Zuks ended up rocking it together once again. It was fun as always.

There were four tables in the dancing area making it hard for everyone.

Local super-bum Erkki Hüva was booked to perform a set of Christmas songs. I missed it as I was getting the other room jumpstarted. A middle-aged couple had taken the initiative and connected the gear and found some discs they had already put on. When they tried to give me pointers on what to play, I politely refused.

Zuks with a fist full of cash - "10€ per request or a flash of breast".

As I started I discovered that I lacked headphones. I did what I could and started the set with blindly mixing the tracks for half an hour. By that time Zuks arrived with two pairs of headphones and saved the night.

Some time later it was getting hotter.

During the night I got an astonishing  amount of different style and song requests - ragga, DnB and "something to dance to". And apparently 212 is a bad track to play at a party.

Dancing at the speed of light.

People were promised karaoke, but at 3 am it still wasn't a possibility. Don't ask me why. I heard that finally only two songs were sung before the party got shut down.

Paul Lepasson of Mimicry and Eliise who just had to be on Fluon.

At the end of the night the place was full of utterly wasted people. A short goon came up to me an threw his arm around my neck and started telling me a cool story. Before that he had managed to hit on half the girls in the room and stumble on the other half. He then stayed at our table to bore everyone.

Former cleaner of the Y-gallery getting serious.

We had another drink in Kivi before we headed home. Some of us made it and others not so much as it was cold as hell outside.

Two girls one cup, a pair of glasses and a room full of art.

On Thursday I was at the opening for Art Academies second year photographers first exhibition. Among others Keiu Maasik and Hanna Parman were also showing their works. The exhibition is better than I had feared so I suggest you swing by Katarsis at Müürivahe 30 and check it out because it's worth it.

Brother and sister amazed by the exhibition.

On Saturday we went to Manatargaq carneval and it was surreal. I have over a hundred photos for you. I'll post them next time so be sure to check back in couple of days.

The queue for the Manatargaq psy trance carneval.
Read about what happened on Saturday at Manatargaq psy trance rave.

See you soon


Birthday feat. Badass Yuki

Nothing good happens after 5 am?

Hey hey!
As I went on Soundcloud it turned out that I hadn't given you anything to listen to for a couple of months. Here's a remix of Badass Yuki - Rollercoaster Town. It's more or less finished and it's here exclusively, if you like it, then download it, as it won't be here for long.

Badass Yuki - Rollercoaster Town (Barthol Lo Mejor remix)

On Friday I got off work at half past one and started for the birthday party. The only problem was that I didn't have the address and the birthday boy wasn't picking up his phone.

No idea what happened

I did what I could and headed in the general direction and started going through the contacts on my phone to ask them if they had the address. The third or fourth person under the letter B gave me some general guidelines. Some ten minutes later I saw a guy in red pants with two girls in a bus stop.

On the phone to Mr Congressman 

The red pants seemed to indicate that they were the kind of crowd that could have been to the birthday. So I asked them:
"Are you coming from Tõnis' birthday?"

Pretty accurately captured scene

"No! But you do know where he lives?"
"No, not really."
And so I got the directions for the house. It was on top of a restaurant and the party was in full swing.

Bikes and bathtubs, enough to make a girl happy.

I stayed until half past four when it seemed reasonable to move. With two girls we started heading towards Protest which was in the general direction of my home. On the way I got a crash course in ugly wedding dresses which were on the store window.


Protest was decent and people were dancing even though it was 5 am. I was too out of it to get a clear photo of it all.

White wine.

I ended the night with finding a friend in front of Hesburger and got into his taxi. I was in my bed at 6 am, getting ready for the morning after.

Kicking it and licking it.

See you in Nälg on Friday!


Erasmus pool party in Aura

He's gay, that one over there's a bisexual. I know too much about them

Hey, welcome back!
Here's my pool track to listen to while you look around - Ocean Sound Wave.

At the pool like a sir.

The pool party wasn't half the party it was a year ago although this time we made it there a bit more sober. Also our party crew was bigger than last year. It's important to bring your own crew as everyone else was Erasmus students. I did meet a couple locals I kind of knew. The crowd was a third of what there was last year.

Estonian "superstar" Rasmus Rändvee's birthday party with the cameras.

Most of the time the choice was between cocktails at the pool side or being in the pool. We also played basketball and the trophy for winning was a pair of deep bite marks. In addition there were water slides, a bar with drinks, four jacuzzis and three different saunas. Some of those saunas were on the "wrong" side, but during the party most of the facilities became unisex any way.

Celebrating the end of Movember in Genklubi.

The events of the night are blurred as I was enjoyed a fair share cuba libres. I do recall seeing the end of the limbo contest. The winner was the one who could stand up by himself. I also overheard some guys and girls discuss whether they should smoke the weed inside the aroma sauna or on the balcony. Because of our presence they chose the balcony.

Pregaming in Tigutorn before the pool party.

I had never seen the DJ before and I guess there hasn't been much of a chance for that anyway. I remember his selection included the "Gangnam style" which didn't make the people go as crazy as he had hoped.

The beginning with almost no one there.

I ended my night with hitting my head on the water slide at the last minute and now I have a concussion. That might be the reason I got these photos looking so colorful. No worries I'm recovering.

The party crew in matching white robes.

There wasn't that much more to fit into the short 4 hours there. We did get a tour of sexual preferences of various men around the pool from our connoiseur of the subject.

Bad boys on the balcony.
Last falls pool party was a more impressive experience for me, but I might go to the next one or maybe not.

See you on the 14th in Nälg


What went down at Mutant Disco?

I heard your "horse mode"

All of you can hear it (my remix of Röövel Ööbik - Estrangers) here:

Showing off ink in the toilet.

Mutant Disco was in Kink Konk this Friday. The party was with incredibly rich visuals. A friend of mine confessed to being on mushrooms and he elaborated that the visuals f*cking rocked. He spent most of the party marveling the pretty lights.

Raul Saaremets and Rhythm Doctor planning their next bass assault.

The residents of Mutant Disco, Raul Saaremets, Rhythm Doctor and Siim Nestor took turns rocking the dance floor with mind blowing tunes. I saw less of the Haigla crew and it seemed that their vibe was more relaxed than the savage pulse of the Mutanteers.

The spirits were high all around!

It's been a while since I actually danced at a party, but this one got me into the front row. It has also been a while since I've had to wait that long to get a drink. Read how my last Mutant Disco went.

All the girls standing in line for the bathroom

After Kink Konk we decided to see what else was going down and the Bermuda triangle of Rüütli street was the plan. Möku was just closing it's doors as it was 3:03, but the crowd was still going strong. We patrolled around, saw a couple of fights almost start and met some people.

Officer Joanna ready for duty.

Then we headed over to Zavood for that genuine gritty Friday night experience. We got a dose of just what we had in mind with it's no room to move, stinky poo smell and people drunk out of their minds. It's good that some things never change.

We managed to swing by Nälg as well to say hello to the DJs.
See you back in Tallinn,


I've been eating raw meat

Welcome to our house! It's time to leave now!

Welcome back!
It's been awhile and there's been a lot happening at night. The quote is by a friend's girlfriend at his housewarming party. Maybe the coolest thing was the free three course dinner at CRU. Most of it was raw meat, boeuf tartar for starter and medium roast beef for the main course. The cool part is that you get a shot of vodka when you order the tartar.

Everyone is someone in L.A. and even photographers get shot.

A part from the dinner and the housewarming party, I went to Mojo 2 in Must Puudel with Rhythm Doctor DJing. Saturday - two birthday parties in Tartu, one at Tigutorn. The first culminated when they brought out the jello and some guests ended up with whip cream mustaches, monobrows and cheeks. The second one involved making pelmeens in the middle of the party and then eating them all.

I promise I won't post any more food photos.

There's a lot going on so I'm going to keep this post super short. Listen to the tracks and download which ever ones you need, because I'll be taking half of them down soon.

See you at the pool party,


Shooting around Tartu

What the hell is this horse song? The Röövel Ööbik stuff, it's damn good horsemode

Hey, hey!
I've spent most of my week in my Tartu studio, working on the tracks for the coming EP. At the moment there's also a track with vocals that I'm working on. For some of you it's the end of a long wait for some vocals. Apart from producing I went to a shoot of a TV show and played a sad set on Friday. More on that.

Kiwa, Mihkel Raud, my knee and the girls.

On Wednesday we went to Kink Konk, as Kuukulgur was filming a Tartu scene there. Such local celebrities as Rain Tolk, Andres Maimik and Mihkel Raud were present. The scene was something about a bunch of writers hanging with honnies in Tartu. The most interesting part was when Mihkel Raud had to be kissed by 3 girls in a row.

A shot they kept doing over and over again.

The sucky part was that we were supposed to be quiet, but act like we were talking and interacting at a bar. Ain't nobody got time for that! I got in a closer shot as well so you might keep your eyes opened for it when the show comes out.

Transformer Santa Claus with overeager children.

On Friday there was a masked night at Genialistide Club. It was fun because I wore a full mask and no one could recognize me and it got them real confused. Some how I didn't get many decent photos from that night. But the night was decent with interesting act including a humorous electro producer who is blind.

The sad part was the equipment once I got to play. The video gives quite a good sample of the horrific pops and crackles that it shot. Not to mention the lack of bpm count and what not. I squeezed what I could out of it and I got a message this morning saying that it was decent. I'd have to send mad props to the people on the dance floor as they took the half an hour of horrific noise and shit that the machine generated. Most of crowds would have left, but not these party people.

Only good photo I got from the party is of this girl feeling bad.

That's what we did with the weekend which isn't even over yet. I'm going to get working on the EP tracks and see you soon at Tallinn.


Tallinn Fashion Week 404...

Don't make a disc, print t-shirts or something instead

This weekend was about three events. The Tallinn Fashion Week, Apartment 404 and the ending of Artishok Bienalle at EKKM. I wandered into all of them half accidentally. Read on and also make sure to come to Genklubi this Friday to see my DJ set.

If your friend doesn't want to dance then just rub your crotch to his head.

It all started on Friday when I was dragged to EKKM for the Artishok Biennale end party. I didn't mind because Kiwanoid was playing his robotic live there and it had been a while since I had been to one of it's nights. If you've never been, but want to get a feel or just to remind yourself, then here's a short clip about it.

I was just kicking it on Saturday, until another friend who is leaving Estonia gave me a call. I can't even count all the people we've sent abroad since summer there have been around twenty of them. He invited me over to Telliskivi to go to an underground party, which later turned out to be tech house.

Kiwa Noid starting his robotic electro live at EKKM.

But as I got over there I ended up in the middle of Tallinn Fashion Week. People were out between the shows of Liisi Eesmaa and Aldo Järvsoo. There was nothing else to do than to somehow get into the show without paying 8€ for it. In the end we concluded that probably no one had paid the ticket.

Fahionistas between the Fashion week shows.

I started going through the ten ways to get into a party and thought of using the method number one to get in. I was calling a friend to ask if she had a spare +1 while standing in front of the door. A lady turned to me and told me she had a +1 and I could get in with her. I didn't think twice and took the opportunity.

The fashion show at Telliskivi.

It was crowded inside and I couldn't see too much of the show, but I saw enough. It was a parade of grays, whites with patterns and an occasional black passed by. It was the show by Aldo Järvsoo. The part that most impressed the crowd, was when the last models skirt had such a steep cut that her ass was showing. People were clapping and whistling for her.

Another project by Taavi Tulev with Jaan Tätte Jr on the left and Mari on the right.

Next stop was Apartment 404. It was the birthday party for Okeiko, who is a local designer and illustrator. The whole party was broadcasted live to the internet. The line-up included Hendrik Kaljujärv, whose lives are pure magic, a project by Taavi Tulev (I didn't catch the name) and possibly a Krishna Dj who ended the event. At some point we blocked two cameras with signs that sent greetings to our friend Henry who was watching from France.

Is there a better way  to end the night than lying on the carpet listening to a Krishna Dj play Prodigy.

The event had a special aura to it that I haven't encountered in last years. As it turns out there were 1000 people watching the night altogether and at peak time there were 100 simultaneous watchers.

This is how we ended our night at 3:30 on Friday night.
See you soon, I'm playing a set next Friday at Genklubi in Tartu.