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Renovation/Transformation

April 27th, 2020 Comments off

The number of demolition sites in SoSo is simply astounding. New buildings are getting erected closer and closer they stand. The building codes from the past were not just invented randomly…

Support A Free HK II!

April 27th, 2020 Comments off

It was important in Oct 2019 and even more so now!

Beware! Too Late…
Support A Free HK!

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Scale

April 25th, 2020 Comments off

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The Situation

April 25th, 2020 Comments off

Due to the Covid-19 situation and the uncertainty we are in, we have decided to not proceed the recruitment for Teknikintresserade talanger till XXXXXX eftermarknad

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you are interested in applying for other positions at XXXXXX in the future.

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Up High, Cranes In The Sky

April 24th, 2020 Comments off

© 2020 Emmel.

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Stop Calling It 3l3C7r0!

April 24th, 2020 Comments off

Once and for all. Please stop calling it electro!

It has nothing to do with whatever you think that you are doing.

Frankly, I find it offensive. In the same way that Swedish House Mafia doesn’t have anything to do with house music whatsoever. Fireworks and clown business in Las Vegas? House music or techno? PSI49NET is… this is electro.

Try Aril Brikha’s monumental Transmat release Deeparture In Time instead. A man possessed and a brilliant, brilliant album – it is the definition and the essence of a classic.

The year was 1999 and it is indestructible. A man possessed.

EDM? Come on. EBM was Electronic Body Music (for the hard bodies), IDM was Intelligent Dance Music (for the breaks people), but EDM Electronic Dance Music? What is that? What does it even mean?

Please just stop being silly. Electro is an actual genre and as far as contemporary music goes it is quite old at that. In any event it is as old as Hip Hop is. That would be from the 1980’s.

Yes, Transmat. It does not get deeper than that. Carl Craig ‎– More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art. Do you even have a clue?

I implore you, just stop. Please. Because it is embarrassing.


TRANSMITTER: 3L3C7R0 C0MMAND0
DISTRICT: S0S0
FIGHTING UNIT: BELL 03
MSG POST NO: 1100
STATUS: OPERATIONAL/ACTIVE IN SERVICE/DEPLOYED
DATE/TIME: 24042020/230300700

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If My Father Would Have Known / The Prayers, They Pray

April 24th, 2020 Comments off

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Let Me Tell You A Story

April 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Norra Bantorget a long time ago (no, not that long ago! Neither 1939, 1976 nor 2020 respectively…***). Walking down a familiar inner city Stokholmian street. It is Saturday, turn around the corner Olof Palmes gata / Sveavägen again… the lights are on and you can hear the sub-bass from afar…

You approach and it intensifies… You know that all your friends and all the heads are there. You approach and the pure bass pressure and muffled sounds tells you that inside business is alright (as always). You’re still somewhat surprised (the sound system is delivering beyond expectation).

– This track does not have percussions like that? Is it a remix?
– No, it is the extra sounds of the building. The metal plates on the roof or in the basement are moving in unison.
– Fog engine? (I personally hate them). No, it is simply the difference between the inside and outside temperature. That is why there is water (condensation) running on the inside of the windows and why your eyeglasses are no longer opaque?

That would be unstoppable beats, breaks and bass. Steppa, tek, hard steppa, tech, the rollers and the bassline. Boys and girls going all crazy. Only for those who know… business. How long? Til’ it ends. it still the same 25 years later… and I realise again that it is never ever going to change. The experience, that feeling is never going to change. Not then, not now, not in the future… never. All I can feel is gratitude. I was there…

Dom & Roland - Lost In The Moment - 2020
Dom & Roland - Industry - 1998

It is the best d’n’b-album of this year. Again?

The roof plates rattling would be; Hunter and he has actually captured the exact sound… that is the warehouse sound. You know the track, but there’s extras? There’s the magical moment. A1 people stylee.

or … Delta or A Broken Heart, oh my Lord! That is science.

I remember…

– Upstairs neighbours are upset (the first Chinese restaurant in Stockholm/Sweden).
– Why is that?
– Your bass brought down the entire content of their bar including the china and cutlery to the floor.
– Hmm, ok, I see. That’s not good. Is it going to cause any problems for us?
– No. Not what so ever. It’s entirely their problem (if they can’t secure their bar and keep the bottles and china from falling to the floor).

Like I was told.

– Per pair of 18″ you need 2KW and then you set the amplifier to 50%? Limiter or EQ? No. You never need to or you will never play louder.
– Do you understand what I’m telling you?
– Yes. I do.
– So, the formula is?
– 2 x 18″ -> 2000W / 2…? 1000 Watts per speaker. Right. And that is the general’s wall.

That sound? Invincible sound. When the plates themselves are rattling, when the building is trotting along with the bass… Gammal är äldst. “Hunter”. That is culture. When all electrical things are shorted out because of heavy an unexpected rainfall?

– I am not leaving* until I have played my set.
– There are people here that expect me to play? Just bring back the power! Now!
– Come on? Let’s go back to the hotel. The night is finished**.
– I’m not leaving until I have played my set.

Stockholm’s drum’n’bass clan war left? Absolutely nothing. It just meaningless…

The bus used stop there, when I did my military service. In the signal corps, clime the telephone pole and tell the kabeltattare what to do.

I’m above you in the chain of command. And that means that you will have to do whatever I’m telling you to do. I am above you. I am the one who is in charge now. I’m with pluton 33 from the 3rd regiment as are you? That is my function.

My captain (Stålhandske) is in charge of you / me / and above in rank. But right now? In these woods? Then I am in charge and you and your boys, big truck will obey me. That is chain of command. S1 Enköping.

* Grooverider = culture.
** Fabio = culture.
*** Source: Wikipedia. 2% of all users globally contribute to this project. 2%… think about it.

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The Bug

April 23rd, 2020 Comments off

It is not going to disappear, ever… it is eternal music.
– So you are a fanatic?
– You better believe it. That would be more than 25 years in service.
– But why would you ask me that? – What compels you?
– I did not aks, you did I?

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Adapt Or Die?

April 18th, 2020 Comments off

BREAK THE SILENCE
The quietest Rolls-Royce ever made, Phantom’s interior is the domain of both the bass drop and the pin drop. An acoustic haven perfectly tuned for hearing music, conversation, or purely your own thoughts.

YOUR PRIVATE SPACE
A sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Or a peerless venue for beats without a trace of background noise. Phantom is for those who hear what they desire – not what is imposed from the world outside.

The texts above makes you wonder – is it possible that Rolls Royce clientele have changed the past decade or so?

Key words: break, bass, drop, music, beats

Source: Rolls Royce Motor Cars.

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