Happy new year

We wish you a happy new year and safe parties around the world tonight. Right now it looks like there's a war goin' on outside, no man is safe from aka fireworks galore all over the city even though there are still several hours til midnight. We are keeping it gully with a sixpack of Bionic Ras riddim from the infamous South Rakkas Crew. Shout out to Dow Jones and act like you got these babies when they were released.

Bounty Killa - "Mad Love"

Bionic Ras riddim sixpack at 320 kbps includes
Beenie Man - U Tight
Bounty Killa - Mad Love
Capleton - Long Time
Frankie Paul - Those Girls
Gabriel - Lock Off Anthem
Mr.Easy & Kid Fareigna - It's Your Body

Professional selector use only! Nerd Network can not be held responsible for turning your smooth and sexy clubnight into a sweaty reggae rave.


House music

A few soulful moments

Melba Moore - My Heart Belongs To You (Ron Carroll's BMC Vocal)

Kelly Charles - You're No Good For Me

Sterling Void - It's Alright


Shawty Redd

Nice feeling to this one. Good to throw on after Snoop's Sedution

Shawty Redd ft. Big Gipp - Drifter @ 256kbps


Merry Christmas

"Decorate the house with lights at night
Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
In the fireplace is the yule log
Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog"

My pick for this christmas is the greatest rap remix of all time. Large Professor provided the beat plus a tight verse for the Stress remix which only appeared on the b-side of the original 12" single.

Organized Konfusion feat. Large Professor - Stress remix


Kanye remix

Here is the official Kanye West remix for Michael Jackson's classic 80's hit Billie Jean, taken from the 25th anniversary edition of the Thriller album which will be released early 2008.
This is problably not Kanye's finest moment, but judge for yourself. Here at 320kbps

Michael Jackson & Kanye West - Billie Jean (remix)

Up north trip

Fyrre is out to rock tonight therefore I'll put up three songs he probably is not going to play. My up north trip to Joensuu is up next and I'm 99% sure that these tracks will appear on the playlist. Classic tracks that everybody remembers from the mid-90s Helsinki scene. I'm going in and I got my 90s hat on.

Charizma - Methods [Part 1 & 2]
Ahmad - Back In The Day remix
Pharcyde - Ya Mama


The 10 commandments

The king of celebrations, Diddy shares how to have the ultimate New Year's celebration (via my man Henroc at Bad Boy).

"10. Your party spot has to set the tone for the night... It creates the
blueprint for the entire evening.

9. A great bartender... Bad drinks aren't sexy... Also beautiful
wait-staff are key...

8. Food should never interrupt your swagger... Small tapas or finger
foods that aren't too messy tend to work well.

7. Music should be the soundtrack to the night... It should match the
theme... It should match the flow.

6. Preserve the sexy... My oldest and truest party rule. If it's about
furs and diamonds, don't show up in jeans.

5. The right party people... Your tried-and-true friends that know how
to get your party started mixed with a few new characters to keep things
exciting... but everyone has to be sexy.

4. You need a great pair of shades... Because the best New Year's Eve
party doesn't stop until well into the New Year.

3. You need a great host... Like me... Someone who is a master in the
art of celebration.

2. Ciroc... The world's best ultra-premium vodka... Enough said.

1. It's never sexy to be sloppy... know your limits and drink

The Notorious B.I.G. - 10 Crack Commandments

NYE bonus

The Notorious B.I.G. - Dreams



I have been listening to a lot of Jungle music this week. And I thought I'd share my feelings with you.

Shy FX feat. Gunsmoke - Gangsta II

Barrington Levy & Beenie Man - Under Mi Sensi (Jungle Spliff)

Dawn Penn & Bounty Killer - You Don't Love Me (No No No) (Reel to Reel Junglist Mix)


Talkin all that

One of the better house versions of hip hop songs. No more talking.

Talkin All That Jazz (old school of edits dub)


New Erykah Badu

After the weekend madness we need to sit down and get some soul to our lives. Let miss Badu take care of the delivery with her brand new track:

Erykah Badu - Honey (320 kbps)


Playaz Circle

Playaz Circle with Ludacris - U Can Believe It


This Weekend

Finally!!!The club has been on a break for over a year now. There is going to be two rooms the main room (Rap,R&B) with djs K2, Mista-S, Presto, and the second room (Disco, 80's, House, Whatever) with me along with Pablo Steffa.

Sun-La-Shan - Catch (Dub Version)

Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It (Hurleys House Mix)

Colonel Abrams - Trapped (12" Vocal Mix)


Acid House

The original Chicago acid sound in all its glory:

Armando - Downfall 320kbps

Phuture - Got The Bug 320kbps


Vi levererar

You might not have the slightest clue about what the f**k we're about do, but it's a pretty sure shot to say that Nerd Network is finally on the right track, careerwise. Big up to Finlandschweden's finest DJ Fyrre aka F1, the one you can always depend on, the one who really knows what a special delivery is all about, be it sneakers or 12"s.

Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz


Hall & Oates

My first contribution to this blog. I start off with Hall & Oates excellent 12" I Can't go for that.

Hall & Oates - I Can't Go for that (No Can Do) (Extended) 320kbps


Ready to uff

Having a hard time updating? Yes sir. For whatever reason I wanted to share this brilliant Uffie track.. Green tea rules, and the Independence Day (6.12.) is almost here.. You'll probably find some story on that date in the Kemppinen blog. Focus on core competences...

Uffie - Ready To Uff


Sensual seduction

Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction [320 kbps]

Sensual Seduction instrumental [320 kbps]


All the best girls

85 y'all! Bogart Co. was Finland's finest at the time. Just look at the band members' artist names: Esa Mäkelä (Reddie Redford), Johnny Gustafsson, Sami Piiparinen (Sam Eagle), Veijo Mäki (Vinnie Lane), Kai Stenman (Guy Stoneman). A special shout-out to "Germany's finest" DJ Rolex!


Saturday night fever

Wish you all a nice saturday night Toronto-style.

Services - Elements Of Danger (MSTRKRFT remix)

MSTRKRFT - Neon Knights

Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT remix)


Champion sound 2007


First quarter

As much as I wanted to talk finance and quartal economics, time series and degrees of stochastic dominance, this blog stays strictly music. What we have here is probably the best first quarter of any album ever. A shaky hands photo straight outta my crates. As Fat Joe said, LISTENNN! 320 for my Serato bitches.

Reasonable Doubt was released on June 25, 1996 after Jay-Z, Damon Biggs and Damon Dash had agreed about a distribution deal between their newly-founded Roc-A-Fella records and Priority records. The album reached #23 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold roughly three months after its release (RIAA). The platinum sales for this album in the US were certified first in 2002.

Can't Knock the Hustle, produced by Knobody from Puffy's production team Hitmen and featuring the R&B superstar Mary J.Blige, was the only one of these three that got a single release. Even its' success in the US is questionnable as it only peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK Can't Knock the Hustle however made it to U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #35 and I remember the song being in heavy rotation on the airwaves during my London visit in the spring 1997.

Politics As Usual featured production from the Camp Lo-legendary beatsmith Ski and features a sample of "Hurry Up This Way Again" by The Stylistics.

Brooklyn's Finest was produced by the Air Force 1 connoisseur slash cousin of Foxy Brown, Rodolfo Franklin bka Super DJ Clark Kent, who sampled "Ecstasy" by The Ohio Players for this urban masterpiece. In the song Jay-Z traded verses with Bedstuy's own Christopher Wallace (R.I.P.) and this is arguably the best of the few collaborations between these two heavyweights.

Download 320kbps Jay-Z feat. Mary J. Blige - Can't Knock the Hustle

Download 320kbps Jay-Z - Politics As Usual

Download 320kbps Jay-Z feat. The Notorious BIG - Brooklyn's Finest


On my own

in-de-pend-ent (in'de pen'dent, dipendent)

1. a) free from the rule of another; controlling or governing oneself; self-governing
b) free from influence, persuasion, or bias; objective an independent observer
c) relying only on oneself or one's own abilities, judgment, etc.; self-confident; self-reliant independent in his thinking
d) not adhering to any political party or organization an independent voter
e) not connected or related to another, to each other, or to a group; separate an independent grocer

2. a) not depending on another or others, esp. for financial support
b) large enough to enable one to live without working: said of an income, a fortune, etc.
c) having an independent income; not needing to work for a living

Ok Go - Here It Go Again
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
The Sounds - Tony The Beat


Hola Hovito

My life ain't rosy but I roll with it. From some serious whip game in the '96 classic Dead Presidents to a solid (as a rock) mixtape by DJ Noodles. Some pre-taste of American Gangster coming soon.

DJ Noodles - Once Upon Time In Brooklyn (Jay-Z Edition)


Friendly game of Finnish baseball

A little late on this one but no matter what I wanted to share with the world. Tahko from Hyvinkää are the champions of Finnish baseball (bka pesäpallo). The above clip is from the game #3. A sweet homerun by Simo Eerikäinen.

De La Soul - Fanatic of the B word


New Jay-Z

King back.

Jay-Z - Blue Magic [320kbps]

Jay-Z - Roc Boys [320kbps]


Push the feeling on

Tonight I will be playing at Jani Tolin aka Alfons Helsinki birthday bash with a close ally of the Network, DJ Anonymous, so it's going to be nothing but good times, memories and future. Expect to hear this classic among all other songs:

Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (Extended mix) [320 kbps]


Drivin' me wild

Common is officially (and by this I mean I Used To Love H.E.R.-officially) back at it.


For those about to rock (Part 2)

Too many bullshit posts lately I figured. Hip hop is not dead is what some say. As usual they are right and I am wrong. As wrong as can be. R.Kelly still raps better than Nelly. Here's an essential 3pac of hot right now rap (even though Party Like A Rock Star is kinda old already, I still thought it would fit this post). Kanye's new album is going to be weak and do I even have to mention Curtis "Curtis" Jackson's upcoming thrash so please pay attention to the Kells song from the album of the year - Double Up. Get with the movement.

Montana Da Mac feat. UNK - Rock On
R.Kelly feat. Ludacris & Kid Rock - Rock Star
Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rock Star (dirty)


Feel like dancing

The weekend is here and I feel like disco dancing (demonstrated in Finnish in the video above). The soundtrack has got to be the twelve inch version of Street Player which is great for looping on turntables and one of the best disco tracks ever. Just ask Kenny Dope.

"Street Player was reviled by critics and bewildered the group's rapidly dwindling fanbase."

Chicago - Street Player [320 kbps]


Italo disco stars pt.1

German Fancy (born Manfred Alois Perilano, July 7, 1946) was an instant hit when the single "Slice me nice" shot on top of the charts in 1984.

"He could not have hoped for a better beginning to a long and colourful career of international success."

Fancy has also recorded many hits for other artists using a variety of other names. Mostly frequently in the name of Tess or Ric Tess he has written music for Grant Miller, Linda Jo Rizzo, Marc Buchner, the Hurricanes, Mozzart, Timerider amongst many others. The famous producer and singer Bobby Orlando produced Fancy's songs. Bobby Orlando also produced songs for Pet Shop Boys, Divine (actor), Grant Miller, Claudja Barry, and many others.

Fancy - Slice Me Nice [320kbps]

If you want to know more about Fancy, I recommend his official homepage. Please check out at least "Fancy's fabolous picture gallery".


It's a world premiere

A new Fam-Lay video of an old song: Da Beeper Record.


Before they were rapstars

Some more not-so-usual New York white label action from my crates.

Jay-Z - In My Lifetime
[Roc-a-fella Records, ROC-001, 1994]

Papoose - Alphabetical Slaughter
[Select Records, PRO-77, 1999]

Saigon - Favorite Thingz
[Sure Shot Recordings, SSR-1001, 2003]


Friday night live

The #1 choice tonight would have been Justice at UMF in Turku (one of the many suburbs in Helsinki). Unfortunately I have to make my living elsewhere, gotta make 'em d.a.n.c.e.

Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (radio edit)
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT remix)

Don't forget DJ Sasse tomorrow at Sähkö & Keys Of Life stage:

Freestyle Man - Blue Skies


3x random house

It looks like every ex-urban DJ is on some house (hardly mastered 128 kbps Bmore) shit nowadays. Here we go:

Cookie Watkins - I'm Attracted To You

Federal Hill - I Have Something For You

Xpansions - Elevation (Puffasonic mix) (also known as "Move Your Body")


The Simpsons movie

Might be a little overhyped. Saw it today and it was just a little above okay. Whatever, you be the judge and post reviews in the comments. The real treat on the other hand was yesterday's Simpsons tv episode with a cameo by Metallica and a great Godfather x Sopranos plot. This post has no blog-sexy music. So what?

Anti Nowhere League - So What
Metallica - So What


Doom's day

The hype is real. This is the most anticipated Nike SB Dunk High of the year. I think you can consider yourself successful in life when you have your own SB Dunk. De La Soul can. And now even MF Doom. I don't usually do this (in R.Kelly voice) but these were a must-have. Real deejays buy doubles, freaks like me get 4 pairs.

MF Doom - Dead Bent
Bonus and title track off the Doomsday album:
MF Doom - Doomsday



In addition to my last post I came across this interesting Chubb Rock interview.

Check out the whole site 4 more: The True School


For those about to rock

I Salute you. Back from another weekend, alive! Totally awesome! I dedicate this post to Nasty Suicide, nowadays known as Jan Stenfors, Finland's own OG rock n roll dude, dude. In high school one of my friends' name was also Jan Stenfors. He used to listen to Rattus, Terveet Kadet and all that good shit. Therefore there's a new blog called Gasoline in the links section. Check it out if you're into punk and hc.

Chubb Rock & Domino - Rock 'N Roll Dude
EPMD - You Had Too Much To Drink
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight


Pori Jazz 2007

Pori Jazz and Bar Kino to be exact on the menu tonight. The festival was headlined by The Roots yesterday and today by Steely Dan who imo have seen their best days. To my knowledge no one of my friends went to the festival this year as there nothing interesting. Comment if you disagree. To the rescue! I will be cooking tonight with my right hand man, the young - not yung DJ Mista-S. Expect to hear this as a MSTRKRFT remix or:

Don Pablo's Animals - Venus (Piano mix)


Life is like a movie

After watching Some Kind Of Monster last night, I remembered the upcoming Wu-Tang film. Here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure. I saw it already and don't know what to say.

The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You


In search of...

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The location page in my Sitemeter log proves that that the hype is real - summer madness can really make you run to the sun in search of... Yours truly aka provider advises you to enjoy a daily dosage of N.E.R.D.

Run To The Sun
Things Are Getting Better


NY state of mind

DJ Eli is back at it for all 90s New York heads. Classic DJ Red Alert mix from 1992. Live mixshow is a great element of deejaying. I loved every minute of my 2 years on Finland national radio and I will post some audio here as soon as I have time. Mad props to Pimpu and J.A.K.


Brooklyn keep on

To make sure that I don't have to ever again answer the question "why aren't you feeling Finnish rap?" (real reason is because I'm a dick, but let's keep that on the dl) I'm giving you a 5pac of mid 90s goodies. This goes out to all you new kids on the block, DJ's Blah, Didier & Anonymous and an extra-mellow borough in the city of Espoo known as Soukka, straight in ya face from the era when sneakers were not in and it was Timbs all seasons. Plus it was straight from Brooklyn better known as Crooklyn. Pre-Rocafella when it was Guesswhyld, Tape Kingz, Stretch with the Dolo & all that.

Big Jaz feat. Jay-Z & Sauce Money - Foundation
Hillfiguz - Up On Prospect (Plaza Mob mix)
Jemini The Gifted One - Can't Stop Rockin' (Goldfinger's remix)
Lace Da Booms - Cut That Weak Shit (NYC mix)
Shadez Of Brooklyn - Change
Bonus track:
Silver Convention - You Turned Me On, But You Can't Turn Me Off

I get the paper

Here's the third attempt aka Audio 3 from 50 "Interscope" Jackson. Curtis must be really desperate at this point after two lukewarm singles as he's now pulling all the remaining tricks from his sleeve and mentioning major deejay crews in the video like "please play my record". LOL. I still remember the time when he was "too big" to give out interview to DJ's. That was like 3 years ago. Totally, dude.

50 Cent - I Get Money
50 Cent - I Get Money instrumental
Bonus track from my 2002 crate:
Governor feat. 50 Cent - My Life, My Life


I got 5 on it

Here's a 5pac of classic dancehall from my NY state of mind (12 inch) reggae crates. As inspiration to post this functioned Eli's link to brilliant "18 and Over", a request by DJ Anonymous and the fact that Funkmaster Flex, known as Aston George Taylor Jr. by his mom, produced the Rayvon hiphop mix under the alias DA BIG DAADEE. Check also the less known Sanchez & Lady G counter-version of the legendary Twice My Age which runs a good 6 minutes, the ending half being some smoked-out (?) version madness.

Mad Lion - Real Lover
Mega Banton - Sound Boy Killing
Rayvon - No Guns, No Murder (Hip Hop mix)
Sanchez & Lady G - Half My Age
Shabba Ranks - Roots & Culture

I still love H.E.R.

I just felt this had to be mentioned on my own blog as well: Funkmaster Flex killin' it. Strictly from the Golden Era. Special shoutout to Skem and Sport who brought those Stretch & Bobbito tapes to Finland back then.

Way before T.I., way before Shady, way before Luda, way before Baby -Erick Sermon

Music business as usual

At least a year before a bunch of Paris Hilton wannabes were shooting a video somewhere in Hollywood in 2005, a mastermind called Cee-Lo was crafting this song originally sung by Tori Alamaze who started out as a make-up artist for acts like Outkast, TLC, Busta Rhymes and other groups. Released as a white label promo by Rockhill Productions and later signed to Universal who then re-released it, "Don't Cha" was then a fresh breath of air in modern r'n'b with its house breaks and some undercover (male) laughter hidden in the vocal track. As so often in the music biz, the song never created any buzz even though some hardcore r'n'b fans such as myself were playing it.

Tori Alamaze - Don't Cha (original long version)


Ooh child

Commodores - Girl I Think The World About You
De La Soul feat. Jungle Brothers & Q-Tip - Buddy
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (club version)
The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child


I can't get no...

As requested by my good friend Fyrre. Here we go 320 for all y'all Serato pimps.

Benny Benassi - Satisfaction
Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


Saturday night live

Somehow I came across this. File comin soon!

Just a quickie

Putting this up right before I'm bouncing to the club. I find myself liking this for at least two reasons: #1 Akon is not on it and #2 Vegas is on it. Whether Sean Kingston turns out to be another Akon remains to be seen. Right now I feel slightly confused and digitally polluted whenever I find an Akon track on my computers and that in turn makes me not only wanna delete the file but also bash the f out of the media it's saved on.

Mims feat. Sean Kingston, Mr.Vegas & Vybz Kartel - Like This reggae remix

Intern wanted!

I must confess that during these hot summer days I feel my nerd rating is going down real fast. I rock'n'roll from club to another and try to hang out as much as I can. Sometimes these events and specially the afterparties turn into something you can read about in books. My forefather's must be looking at the kid like slow down baby. I really do need an intern to rip vinyls on a daily basis and post 'em here in order to keep shit nerdy. I just noticed that very few posts actually contain any (good) music. I gotta get up and be a better person in the future.

Gotta get up:
Black Box - Ride On Time (Massive mix)
Black Box - Ride On Time (Ascot mix)


Sunshine reggae

"Sony BMG uskoo jälleen dance-musiikkiin ja se on kiinnittänyt talliinsa Dej@vu-projektin, jonka ydinjoukkona toimivat vokalistit Teddy ja MC Chriss sekä tuottajat Genetix ja Max.

Teddy ja MC Chriss -kaksikko muistetaan Suomen euroviisukarsinnoista vuodelta 2005, jolloin he pyrkivät edustajiksi kappaleella Unconditional Love. Genetixin taakse puolestaan kätkeytyy pitkänlinjan dance/pop-vaikuttaja Ressu Redford.

Lisäksi 25. kesäkuuta julkaistavaa Planet Disco -albumia ovat olleet tekemässä mm. DJ Gismo, Amina Hietikko, Toni Nuotio, Matti Heininen ja Erkka Lempiäinen. Aluksi vain digitaalisesti julkaistavalla levyllä on uusia versioita 70-80-luvun disco-klassikoista kuten Super Freak (Rick James), And The Beat Goes On (The Whispers) ja Night Fever (Bee Gees).

Dej@vun ensimmäinen single Sunshine Reggae julkaistaan digitaalisesti 18. kesäkuuta. Kyseessä on cover tanskalaiselta Laid Back -kokoonpanolta.

Näytteen Sunshine Reggae -biisistä voi kuunnella yhtyeen MySpace-sivulta."

rikoslain raiskauspykäliin voisin lisätä kohdan: musiikki


Tuesday is the new monday*

* Party like a rockstar

Sweet Child O' Mine
Dr. Feelgood
Up Around The Bend


Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

In the wake of Kanye's Stronger hype and my 5-day weekend I'm back at the office. Thanks to everybody who showed up at the Ihana brunch at Wave terrace yesterday plus a special shoutout to my partner in crime DJ Anonymous. I still can't quite describe the positive vibe on the sunny top floor terrace but that definitely reminded my of why I started deejaying about 10 years ago.

Wave terrace goodies:
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Neptunes remix) [320kbps]
Deee-Lite - What Is Love [320kbps]
DJ Spinna - Deep Rooted (unreleased demo mix) [320kbps]
Madonna - Holiday [192kbps]