Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Badass crew at URB 2010 festival

Badass crew at URB festival, STOA
Waacking, hiphop and street style

Tuesday 3.8.2010 at 19.00
Wednesday 4.8.2010 at 19.00

style&jackets&jewelry: Badass style
photo: Sampsa Pärnänen
hair&make up: Sumi Moreno
party assistant: Martina Reefer


Monday, 26 July 2010

Pori Jazz 2010

Cleva had its 1 year aniversary at Pori jazz! And BOOM did we have a party! We celebrated it with our leopard spotted party bottle.

On Saturday we were at Kirjurinluoto Areena listening to The Soul Investigators, Sharon Stone and the Dapkings (damn that woman got groove!), N.E.R.D and Massive Attack. We were late and missed Jätkäjätkät,  we heard that they were good. The reason we were late was that we had the most interesting drive (once again) from Helsinki to Pori. We thought that we had missed the turn to Pori, so we turned around and drove back towards Helsinki and realized that we hadn't missed it yet and turned around again. Back back fort and fort, that's the way we like it! yeah JoJo is the dopest driver but sometimes she is a bit lost. But can't blame her, when the car is full of lost babes!!

We went as close as we could to enjoy the hotness of N.E.R.D. We have never really listened to their music or been big fans or anything, but damn they are good looking. And yes Pharrell is to die for haha!! Even though he didn't do as the sign in the audience told him to, "Loose that t-shirt". Funny part is that K just couldn't stand Pharrell during her teenage years. Just don't know why, maybe it was some kind of teenage angst. But that has definitely changed.

They called in Felix Zenger to show his beatboxing skills. He is so dope!

We went totally crazy when Pharrell asked if there were any Badass woman in Finland! But then all the girls around us were screaming, and we were just like hey you girls just don't get it. haha. We're most confident that they made this song about us, even though weren't that dark skinned.

and of course they played this one too. Mmmm what sweet memories do I have about this song!

After the concert at Kirjurinluoto Areena we went to LP45! where the atmosphere was great! Mayer Hawthorne was sweet with this one:

The Roots was good as usual, but we have seen them so many times that there was really nothing surprising this time. And Captain Kirk Douglas was missing, WHY?!

DJ Anonymous & DJ 3rrrd Cowboy we're spinning some songs in between and at the end, but the music stopped FAR too early! And M proved her membership in the lost babes crew by loosing her mobile at LP45!, so if she doesn't know who is calling you know why.  Pori jazz didn't let us down this year either even though none of the bands were as great as Erykah Badu was last year. We found a nice Jacuzzi after party so we didn't have to sleep in the car like we did last year. Thank you for that!


Thursday, 22 July 2010

SAIFFA representing!

Focus doing his thing at Puhuva kone music video.


Friday, 16 July 2010

Street Dance Kemp 2010!!!

Street Dance Kemp and Cleva roadtrip was off the chain! The navigator told us that we could drive from Berlin to Jedovnize in 5 hours, well wrong. It took 10 hours! It lead us trough a whore village and bumpy highways, we saw few things we wouldn't have wanted to see. And then it wanted to lead us in to the middle of a field, hey maybe there will be a road in 2 years but not now.

Luckily we had dj Mercy-ones smooth, sexy, tasty, groove r'n'b mixtape with us. Our favorite track is number 13 (or is it 14?) It is just way too nasty to bee explained here. So you just gotta get the mixtape. Here is the video for it, but the song is just not the same coz it has been super censored. 

The mixtape helped us also when we drove from Jedovnize to Prague without sleeping straight from the SDKs last nights after party. We made a deal that no one could sleep. It was lot of work to stay awake, M barely did. She tried and tried but just saw everything in two. Then we started to sing ALOUD and go crazy, it was fun like 10 minutes until the police stopped us. We got a fine for driving without vinjeta, the licence to drive on highways. Police said we could get maximum fine of 5000 Czech koruna (about 200euros) and minimum of 2000 but he gave us just 200 (20euros). Haha, guess they just saw five beautiful girls and wanted to stop us.

We arrived to the Street Dance Kemp on Thursday 10 minutes before female solo battles. Battles were really good. M, K and Jo also went to the battles. Final was Niki against Martha.

On Friday it was time for male hiphop battles. Final: Fabrice vs Ben

Popping finals: Kite and Nelson.

Sweden won the crew battle. Soul Sweat was on FIRE! Congrats to them.

Here's Cleva with Duygu.

We made friends with many nice dancers across Europe, can't wait to see you all again soon!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Monster Woo Family- Krump workshops

Badass crew proudly presents:

Monster Woo Family- Krump workshops

TORSTAI 5.8.2010
16.00-17.30 KRUMP (avoin taso)

PERJANTAI 6.8.2010
17.00-18.30 KRUMP (avoin taso)

20 € per tunti (90 min.)

Sitovat ilmoittautumiset: badassstyle@gmail.com
Rajoitettu osallistujamäärä!

Korealainen KRUMP ryhmä Monster Woo Family (2Face, Trix ja Kid Monster) esiintyvät Kiasman URB festivaalilla 3. ja 4.8. Lisäksi ryhmä on mukana SADE festivaaleilla 7.8.2010.




THURSDAY 5.8.2010
16.00-17.30 KRUMP (open level)

FRIDAY 6.8.2010
17.00-18.30 KRUMP (open level)

20€ per class (90 min.)
Bindinng registration: badassstyle@gmail.com
Limited attendance!

Korean krump crew Monster Woo Family (2Face, Trix and Kid Monster) is performing at Kiasma URB festival on the 3th and 4th of August. You can also see them at SADE festival 7th of august.


B.. B.. Be there!!


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Road trip WHOA!

Badass crew is leaving the country in 2 hours and 11 minutes!! And looking to our backage it might seem like we're never comeing back (we wish haha), coz there is toooooo much stuff!

The car radio is playing :

All we need is LOVE and Estrella sourcream less fat chips.


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Tribute to Michael Jackson..

..at Kuudes Linja yesterday was on fire!



Saturday, 3 July 2010

Last song of the night

AAAHHH!!! This is it...thanks Aksu!!!


The last slow dance of the evening

We missed the Saiffa popping jam, but we heard thet it was DOPE! But we made it to celebrate Focus b-day. Congratulations! There were some crazy freestyle rapping from Taya, PistolPete, Jeniwa etc. But our personal favourite was Jennys rap på svenska!! What an attitude girl! After that we headed to Crush were Aksu and Lasa were "Keeping the grove". Thank you boys for the great music! And of course we danced slow dance like we were 11 years old. The song was smooth but I just can't remember the name of it, so here is my favourite. I could just melt everytime I hear this!


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Pay back time!!


Payback time isn´t over yet...

The fourth edition of the legendary Payback Jam is going down on 16th and 17th of July, 2010, in Aalto-sali, Jyväskylä (Finland). Again, Payback Jam will gather the baddest of the dancingscene together, and the atmosphere is equal to the combination of Diet Coke and Mentos! In addition to jamming and cyphers, both days of the Payback Jam will feature the infamous and top quality 2vs2 – Take It Personal competition.

Check out the trailer from last year!


This finnish superweekend is started on friday 16th of July when the HipHop/Newstyle day of the Payback Jam goes on full swing. Everyone from beginners to old professionals are entitled to enjoy dancing, music and the atmosphere of the 1st day of the Payback. Along with free jamming, a 2vs2 – Take It Personal competition will take place.

Payback Jam Vol. 4 Hiphop/Newstyle

When : Friday 16th July (doors open at 4pm, battles will start around 6pm)
Where : Aalto-sali, Väinönkatu 7, Jyväskylä, Finland
Tickets : check below “Tickets”


TiskiJoni (Rancid Rockers / CY)


Mikko Ahlgren (Midpoint Rockers)
Jenni Heikkinen (CLEVA)
Lasa (Natural Hype)

Hosted by SlyRRe äS (Rancid Rockers / CY)

During the same evening, right after the HipHop/Newstyle jam, the Urban5, a compilation of streetdanceshows, will start on the citytheatre of Jyväskylä. This 90 minutes performance will feature five top quality danceperformances, for example Storms “Solo For Two”.

Urban 5

When : Friday 16th of July. 10pm
Where : Jyväskylän Kaupunginteatteri, Vapaudenkatu 36, Jyväskylä, Finland (located near the centrum and jam venue)
Tickets : check below “Tickets”


Storm : Solo for two
Bboy Ätä : Ätä
Sara Hirn : The Blind Spot
Bboy Ätä, Reija Wäre : The Flick
UMC feat. Rancid Rockers

Duration 90 minutes, no intermission.

On Saturday 17th of July, true breakers will be separated from toys, as the rawest breakjam will take place in Aalto-sali, Jyväskylä. Along with cyphers and jamming, the high quality 2vs2 – Take It Personal competition will take place. Heat will be guaranteed as Dj Timber(Mighty Zulu Kingz / Horsepower) is featured on the turntables and as said before, everyone from beginners to old crooks are entitled to take part in the 2vs2 - competition!

Payback Jam Vol.4 Breaking

When : Saturday 17th, doors will be open from 1pm
Where : Aalto-sali, Väinönkatu 7, Jyväskylä, Finland
Tickets : check below “Tickets”


Timber (Mighty Zulukingz, Horsepower)
I-Spin (SoF / CY)
TiskiJoni (Rancid Rockers / CY)

Ätä (Ghost Crew / FoF)
Mikko Ahlgren (Midpoint Rockers)
Hatsolo (Flow Mo)

Hosted by SlyRRe äS (Rancid Rockers / CY)

Last but not least, an infernal afterparty will conclude The Payback weekend. The afterparty will take place in the centrum of Jyväskylä, in Club Shaker. On the wheels of steel are Jyväskyläs household dj´s TiskiJoni & YouSoJuicy


When : Saturday 17th of July, starting from 10pm
Where : Club Shaker (agelimit 18 years), Yliopistonkatu 38, Jyväskylä, Finland
Tickets : 3 euros. Sold only from Shaker.

Dj´s Tiskijoni, YouSoJuicy


Friday16th of July (HipHop/Newstyle), 10 euros
Saturday 17th of July (Breaking), 10 euros
Friday 16th of July (HipHop/Newstyle) + Saturday 17th of July (Breaking), 15 euros

PaybackJam Silver, 24 euros. Includes friday 16th of July (HipHop/Newstyle) OR Saturday 17th of July (Breaking) AND Urban5. Only presale!

PaybackJam Gold, 27 euros. Includes friday 16th of July (HipHop/Newstyle) AND Saturday 17th of July (Breaking) AND Urban5. Only presale!

Presale is organized through www.lippu.fi, where you can preorder your tickets. Tickets are also sold on spot!

This weekend will feature two full days of jamming, quality performances, mindblowing afterparty and loads of the good old jamming atmosphere. The previous Payback Jam (Vol.3) wasn´t nominated the best jam in Finland in 2009 for nothing, so get your ass in Jyväskylä to make sure the roof is on fire! No person with a hint of self-respect and interest on streetculture and jamming would miss this weekend!

See you at the Payback Jam!


A weekend with ARCHIE BURNETT



2-4.7.2010 @ Tanssikoulu DCA, Länsituulentie 4 F (Tapiola), Espoo

PE/FRI 2/7
17.00-18.30 Hustle (avoin taso /open level)
18.45-20.15 Vogueing (avoin taso /open level)20.30-22.00 Waacking (avoin taso /open level)

LA/SAT 3/7
17.00-18.30 Vogueing (avoin taso /open level)
18.30-20.00 Waacking (avoin taso /open level)

SU/SUN 4/7
12.00-13.30 Vogueing (avoin taso /open level)
13.30-15.00 Waacking (avoin taso /open level)

30 € per tunti/class (90 min.) - 1-3 tuntia/classes
25 € per tunti/class (90 min.) - 4-7 tuntia/classes


SITOVAT ilmoittautumiset / BINDING registration: info@nordicmoves.com

Archie Burnett is a highly respected underground club dancer in New York City who was one of the prime dancers during the late 70s and 80s, becoming well known for his individual freestyle of "Waacking" and "Vogueing". He was a close friend and assistant of the grandfather of "Voguing", the legend Willi Ninja, and is up until now an striving force in the NYC dance scene. He is invited as a judge for battles, such as for the Funky Stylez 2009 a.o.

He appears in the documentary film Check Your Body at the Door(2001) by Dr. Sally Sommer, (Professor of Dance at Florida State University), that explores the movement vocabulary of legendary NYC house dancers, including Archie Burnett, Willi Ninja, Ejoe Wilson, Marjory Smarth and Conrad Rochester. Made possible in part by contributions from the National Endowment of the Arts, Dr. Somner interviews dancers from the local NYC scene and captures now-vintage footage from the late 80s and early 90s. Check Your Body at the Door now stands as an historical document and testament to the early years of NYC’s house dance culture.

"I've travelled all over the world doing what I love to do best: that's spreading the house vibe that lives and thrives in the NYC. I have a documentary produced by Sally Sommer, Check Your Body at the Door, that chronicles the lives of some of the dancers that are the life's blood of this underground scene. We began filming in 1991. Now I'm happy and proud to say it has become a historical record of that moment in time. Dancing has always been my voice, my body my instrument and music my passion. May the music never die. It's not over till it's over!!!".

Waacking is a style evolved from the 1970ies, and is the father of House dance. It was born in the New York Clubs and is based on imitation of actors in early 1900- silent movies. Some say it has influences from Locking and Popping, as it has similarities.

Vogueing is a style developed in the 1980ies and is characterised by poses, similar to the ones of photo model poses with some influences from the Harlem ballrooms of the 1930ies. Characteristics are formation of lines, symmetry, and precision in the execution of such formations and graceful, fluid-like action.

The Hustle is a catchall name for several disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to a unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs. It has some features in common with swing dance. It's basic steps are somewhat similar to the Discofox, which emerged at about the same time and is more familiar in various european countries. In the 1970s there was also a line dance called the Hustle--which is regaining popularity as people throw 1970s theme parties or schools have 1970s dance performances. Modern partner hustle is sometimes referred to as New York Hustle.