24th of april ->its time again for lovely Bass music at the lovely PANKE in Berlin/Wedding:
This time we gonna go BIG and have 2 fantastic live acts playing – in the big room on the booom sound system:
Vine is a little iOS Video application where you can record 7 seconds videos with the iPhone. This video will be than becoming a loop so its like a little animated gif. The video has not be recorded in one take, you can make multiple steps. Really easy to use for e.g. unpacking videos or walks through your building etc.. It is a bit like instagram for little videos with friends and followers. Now finally they updated the version so you can embed it. It’s a fun application with a tons of use cases.
Today was the first day this year I took my bike and went for a ride. From Prenzlauer Berg up north-west to a wonderful area called Berliner Barnim (Tegeler Fließ). Beautiful 40 km slow ride, through the beautiful and rough nature. Some places still covered with snow and a lot of mud. But the sun was shining and the birds where singing. A perfect day after this really long winter. Pics –> (more…)
–> Downgrading is the new Upgrading <–
Coded Narratives – Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez
Yesterday it was the day… I did a new installation of my OS and it happened. iTunes updated to version 11. Shocking! Since its release some month ago I tried to avoid it. It just didn’t fit with my routine how I work with multiple open playlists, sorting in playlists etc… I organize all my music for DJ’ing with Serato Itch in iTunes. So this is really an essential tool for me. Rumours where around, that it’s nearly impossible to downgrade back to 10. But…. (more…)
Recently Safari had some unresolvable beach ball issues on my mac, so I went back to Firefox. Besides some standard extensions and add ons here are my 2 favourites for now:
Perfect organizer tool for tabs. It lets you collapse/expand all open tabs into sub trees. !! You will get addicted to it and its not available on any other browser..
A perfect tool for bookmarking/sharing articles and sites to the different channels. Besides sharing to twitter, facebook or tumblr (and more) by choosing manually the channel, i really like these services:
Pocket (formerly Read it Later) great offline reading modus. (Berlin subway “o2 can’t do” data transfer..) also very useful on Tweetbot OSX.
Buffer is a nice way to share links throughout the day. sharing means caring.
App.net I just started using it, lets see what will happen over there.
great sunday #earcandy –>
I was working the last 4 weeks pretty hard as Chief Organizer for the Startup Camp Berlin which was big big fun and a huge success. And this morning, after a very long, deep and dreamless sleep, I found this pretty #earcandy from DJ Scientist. A DJ and producer from Berlin whom I had the pleasure to have as guest at my support your local ghetto nights in Berlin.
“..On Solid Steel, we like to go deep and as part of our celebrations in Hour 2, we welcome DJ Scientist with Solid Soviet Steel Radio (SSSR), a special guest mix that solely features music from the former Soviet Union. The dedicated record collector, DJ and Equinox record label owner from Berlin managed to unearth and put together an extensive and fascinating selection of tracks from countries like the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldavia, Russia and more, resulting in a unique musical adventure. The mix starts with a deep and slow psych part, coming up with more funk-laden Soviet grooves and killer instrumental breaks. Many of these groups managed to create their own kind of sound, mixing western styles like Jazz, Funk and Rock with traditional music from their own countries. You can get a full run down here https://www.facebook.com/djscientist1..”
Please check out as well his great Album: For Better, For Worse. You like DJ Shadow? You might like this aswell.