Club Batterram is finished for now. Inspired by Jeff Chang’s book Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Toddy Tee’s Batterram and lots of good music, we arranged parties (hip-hop but not only) on four thursday evenings in August-September 2008. The parties took place in an occupied house, known as Social Center Rajatila, in Töölö, Helsinki. Thanks for everybody who helped us out, played good shit, showed up and shaked it down!
For anyone who wondered whats up with the name Batterram: It comes from the classic tune by west coast rapper Toddy Tee.
“Todd Howard, aka Toddy Tee, dropped this classic back in late 1985. “Batterram” is all about a brutal and sometimes deadly vehicle used by the L.A. to break up suspected drug dens. The message, along with the simple but funky production by Leon Haywood (of “I Want to Do Something Freaky to You” fame), was enough to make this record a big hit on the West Coast. Big enough, in fact, to attract the attention of Epic Records, who re-released the single on their label in early 1986. Toddy Tee released a few more singles and an album around that time, but none made the impact of this classic jam.”
Just chill… til the next episode