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  1. It´s like, 2 months away and suddenly a million releases that I want to listen and didnt yet.. anybody has the same problem?


    Im specially interested in the prog and in the chill area... what do you guys recommend of this new stuff?


    Seems there is a new androcell album, a new shulman cd, arcana compilation from interchill, new suns of arqa.... what else?


    and in prog I saw there is a new dousk, sonic cube, flowjob, a new iboga compilation, a proggy YSE compilation, new domo records compilation, a million prog house/ electro-house vynils.... anything more?



    anybody heard any of those? anything to recommend? help me, this is very very serious :o:D

  2. didnt listen to it yet... been quite off the new releases.. will check it out when I get home...


    His next album is supposed to be with Ishq, the yawnbient master. I guess it'll be boring as well.


    no no no.. huva network invented the meaning of yawnbient.. ishq is good :D

  3. to me Tegma is psychedelic prog, not full-on.


    this album is good news, i can't wait.


    there are different times in tegma´s music..


    what they played in Brazil in a party in Rio, forgot when it was, was great!


    what they played in voov 04 was fullonish (not full on.. full onish), and I didnt like it...



    artists have all the freedom to change their music.. and listeners have their freedom to like or dislike



    just my opinion :)

  4. there is no chance you ll have problem getting in coffeeshops.  even if you are totally unlucky and someone asks you for id, there are approximately 1000 more coffeeshops you can go to.

    the only one i recommend is bluebird (find it on your map). decent prices, decent quality and you get a menu with samples of everything..  so you dont select at random and dont get into a fight with whoever is on the till becasue you keep asking can i see this? can i see that?, etc..


    i ve been there 5 times..  stayed in hotels and hostels.. all i know is that accomodation is expensive. i honestly wouldnt mind staying in the street overnight than paying 50 euro a night. (only works in summer though)

    i have been there in winter as well (cold winter with snow too) and i ended up spending all my money on an expensive hotel. but i think its worth it. if you gonna pay lets say 25 euro per night for a shitty prison-like hostel and a comfy hotel room is priced at 35, id go for the hotel.  also remember that you will probably spend most time in the hotel room (too wasted to go outside), so see it as an investment  ; )


    apart from all that..  there are 2 things i insist visitors to the dam should do:

    1. rent a bicycle. there is a store right inthe centraal station (and others in the city obviously)  Gives you a very nice outlook of the city and amsterdaam is THE city for cycling. just stay out of the trams and cars way.. hehe  ; )

    2. bring a stereo (or portable speakers) with you. its gonna be too late when you realise being stoned with no music playing is boring  ! ! !



    good tips too !


    the bluebird, I remember that one! it was the one me, phaeton and otto matta stayed smoking and laughing our asses off with the people passing by :lol:


    Indeed recommended coffeeshop!



    oh yeah, stereo or smt like that is very good tip indeed



  5. hmm.. maybe check this link out.. they rate hostels, show prices, and you can even make your reservations through there I think...


    I cant really give you any specific tips because I stayed at someone´s house...


    It seems that hotel/hostel prices are quite expensive, so that will probably be the biggest part of your budget... search around, and dont leave till too late to make your reservations..





    when is fullmoon, btw?


    maybe Im going to amsterdam too, with my underage gf, so im also hoping there will be no problem :)

  6. hey sherlockalien thnx man,thats very reassuring..pfffeeew... :)


    yeah i ve heard about those tourist traps coffeeshops and will definetly avoid them!


    i think a *smart* ;)  map of amsterdam will be great for me!!!!


    oh and some names of places to visit and others to avoid if you know,like clubs parks museums coffeeshops etc etc


    is it true there are people in coffeeshops tha roll you a joint...like ordering a sandwich?? :lol:


    where is the pleasure of rolling gone then? :huh:



    hey :)


    so lets see..


    when I went to amsterdam I wanted to see a nice growroom, which I had never in my life (only low scale 2 plants growing from some friends) so I went to this ´cannabis college´ (I think that was the name), which is just a place with lots of information, reports and books about weed.... They have a growroom there, here´s a pic

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    there was a friendly girl working there.. She told us that she and others who worked there are not payed, but they can smoke for free all the weed from that growroom... anyways, she gave us a map of amsterdam that showed a lot of the coffeeshops, and she circled some and told which ones are good, have some special smoke, cheap, etc.. maybe you should go there :)



    I dont remember very much the name of the coffeeshops that were the best, but mostly it was the smaller ones.. you just go in, see if it has a nice atmosphere, cool music.. one that had nice music but not so confortable seats was ´the global chillage´.. some others had really confy seats.. some had cheap smoke..


    just go in random ones and check it out.. you´re not obliged to buy the smoke in the coffeeshop, but you should definitely buy at least something (maybe a juice or whatever) if you are going to sit there and smoke some weed you bought elsewhere



    I suggest you walk a lot, without a specific destination... smoke a joint, go stoned through the city.. be careful with the bikes, they´re everywhere haha.. actually, you should rent one yourself, or maybe buy one from some junkie.. Amsterdam is a quite walkable city.. but bike is the best mode of transport for sure..


    Also, you will probably notice how its easy to get lost in a´dam.... the streets are rarely straight, lots of canals, the same architecture and building colours everywhere, no mountains to use as guide... so have a map with you when walking to unknown places, and try to understand how the whole thing works.. you´ll get it..


    amsterdam is also quite safe, or it seems so to me.. I guess the biggest crime is bike stealing, so use a lock hehe...

    I never felt threatened or anything.. in red light district, people always say its more shady at night.. I didnt think so.. just a few street dealers offering you cocaine in some alleys.. but you just say no and walk on..


    dont get your drugs from street dealer.. you´re in amsterdam, enjoy things that are legal there.. if you want some illegal drug, wait for when you get home and know your dealer, dont get ripped off or risk yourself when you dont have to..


    go to smartshops too, not just coffeeshops.. they have all that mushroom salvia whatever else stuff, and cool books, trippy stuff...



    sometimes there are some little fairs and flea markets or whatever you call it, where you can find some nice backdrops, cheap smoking gear, etc etc.. see if you can go to one or accidentally see one while walking around




    I suggest do your tripping at home (if you stay in a nice place) or in the parks.. or actually, go to the parks all the time.. the famous vondelpark, in a quite central location, where young people sunbathe on warm sunny days, a few smoking joints (even though its forbidden in public places appart from coffeeshops).. Stay there, watching the lake, the trees.. maybe listening to some music on your diskman or ipod portable speakers or whatever..


    I heard amsterdamsee bos (or smt like this) is the biggest park, and quite cool, but its a bit farther away, on the outskirts of the city... maybe check it out, from pictures it seems very nice



    thats all I can remember for the moment.. maybe some other time.. :)

  7. hey snowball.. when I went to amsterdam in summer 2004, I went to a shitload of coffeeshops and nobody asked me for id, not even once.. and I definitely dont look old..


    maybe in a ´bulldogue coffeeshop´ in some main street they will ask for it, but you shouldnt anyways go to such tourist traps, underage or not..


    stick to the smaller coffeeshops farther away from the center, maybe even after the ´centiurban´ street or whatever its called


    (I dont know about clubs though, only went to parks, coffeeshops and smartshops haha)


    good luck :)




    Man, I remember still being under age for stuff.


    wow, you still remember?!



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  8. hallucinogen is definitely not my style, I dislike it a lot, goa is not my thing, so my comment would be somehow irrelevant


    but shpongle is for sure overrated imo... I do listen to lots of different styles of chill, so its not like I dont like the genre or smt.. I dont think shpongle anything special, it doesnt have good directions in the tracks, the samples are not well used, etc etc..

  9. so my voice is good to sample heh? :lol:




    anyways, as I said to you, ban, I love your track!


    reminds me a bit of Androcell at points, but got this characteristic style which is great


    it doesnt seem amateur at all.. its time to send some samples to labels imo :)

  10. PLZ, let's not get into a pointless discussion about how somebody DID or did NOT act? Not to pick any sides but I've known lots of artists to be absolute shitheads from time to time, but that doesn't change their music, does it? I try not to jump to conclusions about anyone untill I can speak from personal experience & even then it might just be "bad timing"...


    yep thats what I said.. regardless of what he is or not, he makes/plays good music, so at least for me, thats what I care about...



    Sherlock, you always seemed so wise and level-headed to me, how come this sudden outburst of accusations? I wouldnt be surprised if certain other members acted like this, but I expected better of you. I guess that just proves the whole point, even good people have their shitty moments sometimes.....


    And I pretty much agree with SEPH, accept that stupid line "because we all know how brasilians like this blablabla and anything is a good subject for a forum... come on!!". Was that really necessary? With a statement like that you kinda disqualify your otherwise very good post.



    Yeah, but the information he spread is pure hear-say and rumours and just one little story, and I know from first hand-experience, and from Fluffy, who knows D-Nox very, very well, that D-Nox is nothing like Alien said here. Ive met a couple of "artists" , and D-Nox was certainly amongst the nicest and most unpretentious of all of them.


    In german we have a word for what alien did, its called "Rufmord", loosely translated as "Reputation Murder". And look what Alien accomplished, you already called D-Nox an "asshole" in your post. That how bad rumours get started, and they just build and build and build. And D-Nox certainly doesnt deserve that.  He might have had a bad day, but he certainly isnt an asshole, as you just claimed.


    And with "I expected better of you" Im trying to get at the fact that Alien always makes these Über-wise and Über-mature comments about everyone, and they are always great and sensible comments, but then he falls back to an elementary school level here accusing someone who cant defend himself on a public forum. There are others here where this behavior would have been perfectly normal (im not gonna mention any names), but not for Alien, at least i thought so.



    to others:



    on one hand, if I look back at what I wrote, it seems some sort of gossip.. which is indeed some lower childish act.. maybe its this weird necessity we have of speaking even when we dont need to.. the fear of unconfortable silences, the desire to make a part of conversations.....


    or, it could have been something else.. if we have information we consider other people would like to know, we spread it.. it could have been a more neutral act.. Should we only talk good about people? good about music? Are we not allowed to say the bad things too? We can say how this or that artist was friendly with us, but we cant say when he wasnt? Maybe its because you guys identify with him, and when we identify with someone, and that someone/something is attacked, we feel personally attacked... so then you guys try to 'defend yourselves' as if you were him...


    Im putting all my thoughts about this question here..


    One thing that striked me when reading all your posts, is that over and over there is an attempt to discredit my story.. Saying its 'hearsay', it's 'misunderstanding', or whatever.. what about considering the possibility that it was true? I saw that very little... yes, maybe I indeed acted in a negative way by 'gossiping', but that has no relation with the story and how d-nox himself acted...


    I still am not sure about my intentions and motives when writting that story.. but it happened...


    so back to the 'two sides' (about my own action).. Either it was some 'neutral' information spreading, and just the same as when someone speaks good about some artist, other people have the right to say bad things about artists... and in that way, I keep my opinion..


    or on the other hand, I was indeed childish, and d-nox's mistake doesnt justify my own mistake of gossiping. in that way, I am sorry for how I acted and go right now through a half remorse-of-conscience (half because I really dont know which of the two sides is more true)... if when I die I go through another half remorse-of-conscience for this action, this means you guys were right and I did acted childishly :D


    ok thats it for now.. maybe we should go back to talking about their music?


    anybody also sees some resemblance between dnox - seven hours and dnox and beckers - the day after? Its been a while since I listened to both tracks, but I remembered it seemed the first time I listened to seven hours as if it was a remix of the day after...


    and another thing: how is beckers djing? is he any good? or is he a good producer only?

  11. I didnt check it out yet, neither of the nyquist tracks..


    I was bored with freq.. but then suddenly came his remix of antix - cold nights ... and I was amazed! Totally different, much deeper, slower, 'hollower' music... made me get my hopes back up


    maybe I should check this side-project out then...


    how is it? typical freq party-style? or different?

  12. i think you are the one who surely lacks respect here.


    of course its an open forum and everyone has the right to state his opinion.


    but the stuff you wrote based on that story is just wrong im my book.


    my opinion,of course.


    see, now I have no problem with what you wrote.. you can say that you dont agree with me, sure..


    but saying 'grow up and stop talking crap' is not the best way to say it...



    well whatever, I guess we all had enough of this already..

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