In April 2012 a Polish demo group (with a Finnish programmer, ha!) MadWizards won the Amiga demo competition at the Revision party in Germany. They used my remix of Aural Planet’s “Hydropoetry Cathedra” as the demo’s soundtrack, which was nice. The track was produced back in 2003-2004 already, but hey who cares!
The demo and the soundtrack have been getting pretty rave reviews on Pouet.
Check out the demo below:
Me and Aleksi Ahjopalo created a compact online presence for Ylivoima-studio, which is a Helsinki-based recording studio helmed by Bommitommi et al. The studio is strongly focused on reggae music, producing such award-winning records as Jukka Poika: Kylmästä lämpimään and Raappana: Maapallo.
I recently remixed the Jamaican dancehall artiste Busy Signal’s 2009 track “Picante”.
I participated in the Assembly 2011 music competition (had other plans first…) with it, but (as I assumed) it didn’t quite work out for me — 9th position. :D
Anyway, go on and give it a listen here:
Mikko Karvonen, Mika Laitinen, Kjell Lemström, and Juho Vikman: Error-Tolerant Content-Based Music-Retrieval with Mathematical Morphology. In Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Exploring Music Contents : 7th International Symposium, CMMR 2010; revised papers, volume 6684 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 321-327. Springer Verlag, 2011.
Me and Fthr Productions did a Website for my Rastafarian friend Viking. :) He is renting several rooms in his beautiful house in Jamaica’s rural south coast, Treasure Beach. The site is called Viking’s Rasta Retreats. If you’re looking for a perfect place to spend a relaxed, stress-free Christmas this year, then book your flights to JA and head to Viking’s! ;)
I’m going there in January, me thinks…
Oh and btw, Viking is the same guy who is singing in this track of mine! ::
Actually, this is Viking’s song which I remixed. And that’s just a demo version, full versions of this song and several other JA-themed tracks are coming in the near future…
I could have blogged about Hitlantis already a year ago when I was involved in programming the first version of it. But better late than never!
For the past few months I’ve been working on the Flash client of Hitlantis again. Bug fixing, adding new features and slowly but surely optimizing the existing codebase. I admit it, the current version is still rather slow, but I feel confident that during the autumn we can sort out many of the performance issues.
So, what is Hitlantis? It’s a new Music Web Service, often dubbed “the Spotify of indie music”. You can use it as an end-user who’s looking for new, previously unreleased music or as an artist who’s promoting himself and selling his/hers/their songs on the Internet.
Do not hesitate to go check it out at Hitlantis.com! You can log in with Facebook connect if you don’t want to register yet, or even use the sneak peak mode, which is limited in features but gives you an overall idea of the service. Oh BTW: Flash Plug-in 10.1 recommended for smoothest operation!
I even created an artist page myself: