Monthly Archives: December 2010

David Last week’s SoundClouders of the Day

Normally we wrap up the SoundClouders of the Day on Fridays, but we decided to give you all a break for Christmas and give it to you Monday instead. Good thing, too, because there’s a lot of great things to listen to from last week’s fabulous five.

Dave Gerard
We kicked it off on Monday with Dave Gerard, a London musician whose tunes made us feel warm and cozy even in the chilly Berlin December.

@DaveGerardMusic
soundcloud.com/davegerard

Axoplasma
On Tuesday we checked in with the electronic musician Axoplasma, whose been making music in Stuttgart since his first album dropped in 1997.

soundcloud.com/axoplasma

love&fist
“My Hometown” from love&fist hit a little close to home for all of us SoundClouders here, and quickly became our anthem of the holiday season. If you’re still home for the holidays, you might need to pop on the headphones and rock out for a bit to this.

soundcloud.com/loveandfist

Dynamic Decibel
Dynamic Decibel has two passions: diving and music. The themes of the former are reflected in the latter, giving some great depth to this SoundCloud page.

soundcloud.com/dynamic_decibel

Masterbuilders
For our very special Christmas Friday SoundClouder of the Day, we chose the talented UK producer/songwriters Masterbuilders. These tracks had us boogieing around the Christmas tree, and will hopefully have you shaking it into 2011!

@masterbuildersp
masterbuilders

To hear tracks from these and our other featured artists, be sure to check out the SoundClouder of the Day group on SoundCloud!

Marie SoundCloud Local: Helsinki

Picture by sashapo, found on Flickr

Right before the holidays, we checked out the wintry city of Helsinki, Finland! Like most of the cities we explore, Helsinki had so many talented SoundCloud users in it that we had a hard time fitting all of them into one post. So feel free to submit your tracks to the Helsinki group if you’re a SoundCloud user and based there. Now, onto the post!

Ghost Monkey
Game developer by day and musician by night/free time, Tuukka Savolainen is a polyfunken, Ghost Monkey! It’s impressive that this guy can find time to make some great music outside of a full-time job. He told us, “For me, SoundCloud is kind of like the Flickr of music.”

soundcloud.com/polyfonken

Vaaristyma
Since 1992, two brothers from Helsinki started making music with an Amiga and a computer. They started out playing techno and trance but eventually moved on to minimal experimental tracks. You can hear the music of Vaaristyma (aka Janne Liimatainen and Jarko Hedenius) below!

soundcloud.com/vaaristyma

Them Bird Things
This band has been playing together since 2007 and is mainly comprised of Salla Day, Steve Blodgett and Mike Brassard. Based in Helsinki, the band performs nice folk-rock together. As they grow and explore different horizons, the band continues to post new music to the ‘Cloud!

soundcloud.com/thembirdthings

Shine 2009
Shine 2009 is an avid user of the SoundCloud widget. The duo is made up of Mikko Pykäri and Sami Suova and are signed to a small record label called Expo. You can hear music from their most recent EP, Associates, below and get into the groove!

soundcloud.com/shine2009

Lepistolehti
If you’re interested in what Nordic chamber folk music sounds like, check out Lepistolehti! It’s full of accordions, stand-up bass and emotion. Lepistolehti have been told that they’re from musical heaven and because of that, they want to share their magic with you!

soundcloud.com/lepistolehti


If you’re a user based in Helsinki, please join the SoundCloud Local Helsinki group and submit your tracks — we would love to hear them! Also, keep an eye on Meetup.com!

Looking for some more music from Helsinki? Check out citysounds.fm/helsinki!

Happy Holidays! And catch ya next week before the new year with another SoundCloud Local city!

David Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from team SoundCloud!

Just in time for the holidays, we’d like to take moment and thank you for making 2010 such a fantastic year for SoundCloud.

Thank you all for the support, encouraging emails, tweets and comments. Please know that they are very much appreciated!

Enjoy the holidays, stay safe and see/hear you in 2011!

Your friends at SoundCloud HQ!