As you see, we haven’t been updating our blog/homepage in a while. We are working to design a new homepage that both will be more user friendly and will enable us to showcase our music and videos in a better way. Stay tuned!
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Although we are working like mad on tracks for our debut-EP, one needs some therapeutic relief sometimes. So we made a remix of FCL’s (San Soda & Red D) club hit “Let’s Go”. While keeping it simple, it’s got some interesting funky synergy and progressive energy which will fit in a club setting.
In other news, we got to the finals in the demotape-contest we entered. Thanks to everybody who voted! So on the 12th of January we’ll be playing in the final at Parkteateret, Oslo. Before this, there will be another online vote between the five finalists. You can check them all out and vote here.
Edit: As a result of getting to the finals, we were featured in Firda, and in the paper editions of Fjordabladet and BA. As well, thumbs up to the fine people behind Malakoff Rock Festival which gave us some promo on their facebook page!
We already posted this one on our soundcloud profile two weeks ago, but we had the stark realization that you blog-o-maniacs out there might have missed it. The story behind this tune goes like this; One of the members of our little band had such an bad experience after a wet night on the town, that he was feeling the urge to write a song about it. The result is “When You Touch Me”, a funky snack pack that blends hip-hop, disco and pop music into a tasty tropical smoothie. As for the happy ending; hey, Obama won…
Somebody said “party of the year”, and it wasn’t far from the truth. With close to 300 people packed together in the dancefloor, and more in line outside that didn’t get in, the energy was amazing. But why believe us? Look at the pictures!
Close friend and talented musician, Jakob Eri Myhre (to the left) flew in from Oslo to join the b0ka-crew for this concert.
As a warm-up for the anticipated gig at Sommerøya, b0ka performed for the first time in Oslo at a club called Revolver, playing right after the feel-good pop group You And Me Alfred who delivered a tight set of high quality music akin to Jackson 5.
The crowd responded by doing hip hop chants and dancing hardcore to b0ka’s delight, making their debut concert in Norway’s capitol one to remember. Their next gig is not too far away, and if you get your ticket to Sommerøya, you’ll also get a chance to see the dance legend Felix Da Housecat! Thanks to Tormod Sira for capturing the event.
b0ka Night @ Klubb Fantoft
b0ka LIVE! is back, this friday (21.10.11) at Klubb Fantoft, Bergen. b0ka LIVE! will bring you b0ka music from artists such as The Famous Biting Guy, Etoh, Edit, Jesse, Etoh, Blakman Boo and many more, all performed using computers, vocals, guitar, bass, saxophone, trombone, talkbox, vocoder and lots of synthesizers! As if this is not enough to please our Pink Donkey, there’s going to be a projector showing some amazing b0kart, as well as b0ka DJs ensuring all night dancing!
Facebook event can be found here.
But there is more! That very same day b0ka’s own DJ, jet-setter, journalist and radio host Ray Reagan will be on the air with his brand new show; b0ka Radio. The program will air on Bergen’s Student Radio at 22.00, but will also be posted here by b0ka HQ as a podcast. Ray Reagan has been quite secretive as to the show’s contents, but could reveal that he will be talking to his long time pal Klaus Skrudland of Elektrofant, play music from the unreleased Elektrofant album 1992, as well as a couple of Ray’s own favorite mid-tempo house tracks. A pretty good substitute if you can’t make it to Fantoft that night.
In an attempt to radically simplify your daily life, we changed b0karecordings.com into b0ka.com! This doesn’t mean that we gave up recording stuff, just that the new name is shorter and hopefully easier to remember. This should help Prince Fajitas and you other forgetful b0kaists to access your favorite site.
By sticking a stick into the ground and dancing around it for 4 hours, the b0ka HQ shaman, Karu Matabu, has been able to predict that b0ka LIVE! is going to play at Kvarteret after Ost & Kjex on the upcoming Friday the 16th of September. He estimates that they will begin to play around midnight.
Note: After checking social networking site “facebook”, we have managed to confirm that his predictions indeed were true.
Some additional details:
It’s gonna be major grand buddies!
After weeks of strange rumors circulating the global b0ka community, the Bergen b0ka headquarters could today finally shed some light, and hopefully truth, into the matter:
“Some rabid b0ka-fans got tired of just listening to their heroes, and apparently they started a b0ka cover-band, b0ka Live! We applaud their efforts, and can also confirm that they are playing alongside their heroes Edit, Etoh, Dance Commander and The Famous Biting Guy, who are all DJ’ing at Kvarteret on Saturday, 5th March. Even though it’s a cover band, we would for clarity’s sake point out that all the band members are true b0kaist’s in spirit.”
We grabbed hold of Edit, to tell us a bit more about the event on Saturday.
“I’ve been to one of b0ka Live’s rehearsals this week, and it was really groovy to hear all the songs I know by heart played out live. It will be a good mix of old hits and new dancefloor bangers, from a wide selection of b0ka artists.”
We have heard rumors from little children that a friend of them saw the Famous Biting Guy alongside a famous indian popstar… Is this connected to Saturday’s gig?
“Well, everything is connected, you know. As far as specifics go, you will have to go to the event yourself to find out.”
b0ka will be kicking off the event at Kvarteret on 23:00 Saturday, 5th March, with their renowned DJ show. b0ka Live is playing from around 01:00 and onwards. For more information, check out:
A new week emerges with some exciting rumours circulating among b0kaists. Apparently, the b0ka cover band b0ka Live just might make a special appearance at Kvarteret the 5th of March, incidentally the same night and same place The Famous Biting Guy, Edit, Etoh and Dance Commander will be hosting a night of b0ka Dancing! As always, we have yet to receive confirmation.
Justin Case was spotted at a Beat Bizarre gig in Bergen, and after the spottee bought him a beer he revealed that a new artiste had moved into Kråka and might become part of the b0ka rooster. Justin could also reveal that Skeleton is Polish, though his spirit is from Eternia, and that his missing heart lies with tech, acid and deep house.
After nagging Edit for a couple weeks we have successfully managed to wrestle the Basement Jaxx track Twerk (Edit’s Unemployment Remix) from him. We’ve been raving about it since we heard it the first time in his b0ka Dancing vol. 8. Not to be mistaken for the Unemployment Mashup he previously delivered, the remix picks up where the Mashup left off and naturally leads the track into Diplo territory.
Signed to Boxer Recordings, Duoteque consists of Andrea Ferlin (a well known DJ on the Sardinian techno scene) and Dusty Kid aka Paolo Alberto Lodde (former producer of Stefano Noferini’s label team). We don’t know who’s on on the pic! Dance Commander and Edit have been raving about this duo ever since Dance Commander stumbled upon their debut album Duoteque – Duoteque Compiled by Dusty Kid. Anyone into tech house, Intergalactic FM or b0ka should give this a spin: