#184 First in Berlin

don't You like Berlin?

The crew posing as a 90s band.

Greetings from Berlin where I have relocated to for at least a while. Having grown tired with Tallinn I decided to buy a one way ticket to Berlin to possibly stay here for longer.

Enjoying cigarettes and some Riesling wine by the S Bahn.

I must send props to Air Baltic for one of the smoothest flights I've ever been on with a seamless transfer in Riga. The local public transport was almost as good and I only rode one stop in the wrong direction.

Sharing a Club Mate vodka in the Berlin night before the techno club.

Having lived in Paris for a year it's the main experience I can compare this to. The main difference is that while Berlin is about nine times bigger than Paris it doesn't have that many more habitants (2 mill vs 3,5 mill). This translates into more space, longer travels and less of a crowd.

The space between numerous techno clubs.

Berlin is a city of sin, if you consider drinking, smoking and taking drugs as a sin. It's okay to drink everywhere and that's what people do. A decent bottle of Riesling wine starts from 2€ and a cheap beer is 30 cents. Weed is being quite freely smoked everywhere. Also helpful guys approach you on the busier central streets offering molly or other substances for sale. In that sense I guess it's not that different from Paris. According to Vice magazine these are also the two most dangerous cities for buying drugs.

The visual metaphor of Berlin culture.

The local bars are interesting and at times cheaper than the ones in Tallinn. The atmosphere is laid-back throughout the city and I imagine there are quite a few young people who wake up discovering they have turned thirty or forty.

While visiting her we discovered a stash of old caps.

The sunny morning after a night out.

The landmark Fernsehturm

See you in Berlin.


#183 Lomo Fisheye photos 2

Cool camera

Welcome back,
I have gone through two more films using the Lomo Fisheye camera so it's time to share the results.

Selfie time.

Tallinn-Tartu Dj crew in Genklubi.

Kiwa Dj set.

Recreation in Zavood.

Sometimes you have to move the table.

Sometimes a bus can be a stretch.

Ao 10 studio.



See you soon!


Neon Gold mixtape

"Neon Gold" is nostalgic of disco and techno music and a timeless mix as such 

Welcome back,
as you might know my "Neon Gold" mixtape has been released by the Trash Can Dance label. Drop me a line here or on Facebook if you are interested in owning one of the 50 copies (until 14.04). Here's a sound sample of how I have mixed the tracks together.

5 different colors of cases - ten of each.

The tracklist:

1. Ocean Sound Wave 3:37
2. City Summer 3:06
3.Vacation Dustination 4:06
4. Frank Call 3:09
5. Molotown 2:45
6. Malcolm Lincoln - Danz And Watch da Cloudz (Barthol remix) 2:32
7. Patrol The Block 3:16
8. Beauty In Pain 2:12
9. Speed Courrier 3:11
10. I S2 U 2:11
11. Hu? - Tüdrukud Tantsivad (Barthol Hands up Remix) 2:10
12. Yeah!!! 2:48
13.Visiting Uncle Volodja 2:27
14. BYONoise 2:42
15. I Dig Dirt 3:00
16. Bass And Clap 3:48
17. Deluxe 3:23

17 tracks, 50 minutes of a continous mix. Joining together a selection from my last 4 years. Signifying the end of an era of neon as you can read from the inlay.

Sound sample number 2.

See you soon!


#181 Tallinn Music Week 2014

I listen to Bass and clap in the morning when I don't want to get out of bed

Sending big props to everyone who were a part of this experience for me. The guys from Stockholm, all the Latvians (you were much fun) and the people from Loftas, which already seems like the coolest Lithuanian venue.
Press play and read on.

Tallinn Music Week had me on a sleep diet ~15 hours of sleep during the three festival nights. It was well worth it as I saw good bands and met great people. The track is what the international crowd had to say about my music at the "Check My Demo" panel, where random demos are picked and critiqued.

Toomas Oljum interviews Kerli Kõiv about her road to making it.

Kerli delivered a very refreshing talk at the panel in a very no-nonsense relaxed way. It was truly inspiring and I have much respect for her.

Kerli Kõiv and the press.

Von Kuusk who I very vaguely remember seeing, but I had this photo.
Hanf Kung who weren't wearing caps for some reason.

Hanf Kung - the rap group who made a rap about my home shop.

Ashnikko was the one wearing The Pants at the Hip Hop showcase.

Ashnikko is a USA born female rapper who lives in Latvia. As petite as she is, she managed to take over the whole stage almost singlehandedly with her impressive energy and in your face attitude that reminded me of Uffie. She had the coolest shorts printed with motives from windows 95, which seems to be a hot trend in some Latvian circles. I might talk more of her in the future.


Sus Dungo fairy army with two girls still missing from the photo.
Sus Dungo who are 7 beautiful Latvian fairies took my by surprise and instantly. I couldn't believe it, I would usually run the other way when I hear that something folky is coming up. Sus Dungo filled the audience's field of vision with tangible beauty and sonically blasted their audience with a multitude of voices. I wasn't even bothered by the fact that I couldn't understand the Latvian songs.

Sus Dungo's harp which is apparently from Apple.

Badass Yuki hypnotizing set.

Badass Yuki was a force to be reckoned with and my faith got renewed. They filled my head with the "American Man" for my walk back home. Mart Avi was as certain as a Greek statue and Paul Sild was sporting a Batman shirt and bobing around his side of the stage. The chemistry was something otherworldly.

Badass Yuki.

Odd Hugo on Saturday.

Odd Hugo, who was charming as usual, but I can't wait for the next album to come out, luckily they play some of their tracks a little differently in their lives. They inspire me with their sincerity.

Odd Hugo on Friday.

Head over to my Facebook for info about the "Neon Gold" mixtape that is released under Trash Can Dance label today. It's a very limited release and it won't be in any shops, so if you want one then drop me a line.

Neon Gold mixtape.

More news soon!