After a 24hour flight with a medical emergency on board, Heathrow hell and lost luggage, I’m finally home again. Despite the long travel back, it was an awesome holiday – Curaçao and Aruba were amazing, it was damn hot and humid and incredibly relaxing. I should be posting a couple of photos to my Flickr account soon, in case you’re interested.
New Year’s starting with a big bang. I’ll be warming up at Danceteria’s & DTM’s New Year’s party tonight with Miika Kuisma. The other acts include DJs Mr.A, Heikki L, Orkidea and Miss Drag Queen 2007, Nikola. See Danceteria website for more info.
From the beginning of 2008, I’ll be starting as a host of Tiistain Tanssi-ilta on YleX, the national radio 1. After ten years of radio career, DJ Orkidea leaves his position and I’ll be taking over.
During the first shows the concept will be fine tuned a bit. Most importantly, I want to make the provided electronic music scale wider in both genre- and timeline-wise. This will mean slightly more “easier” electronic music – nothing too poppy, but nothing too underground either.
I also want to provide other music than the tracks released during the past two weeks. Most DJs are watching the music scene with the eyes of DJs, not with the eyes of the public. Let’s face it – most of the tracks we consider already old, are totally unknown for the public. A couple of more plays could make a classic of several tracks which are just forgotten, because the DJs tend to think “everybody has this one already…”. Anyway, I think it’s a proper to introduce at least 1-2 old classic electronic music tracks per show. Some might say it’s nostalgic, I’d say it’s very educational. How little do we understand from today’s electronic music if we don’t know its past?
But before getting too deep, big thanks still to Leena and OlliS for the great possibility to join the team, to DJ Orkidea for all the years of Radio Unity/Tiistain Tanssi-ilta and to everyone of you for all the support I’ve gotten after the news were published. The first show is on Tuesday 8.1.2008, 21:00-22:00 Finnish time and from then on bi-weekly. Any comments, feedback, track requests etc. can be sent to me via this blog or email.