Bad Bones emerged as one of the highlights from Hard Working Class Heroes festival this year but anyone who has caught her dancer-featuring live show or her considered audio-visual releases since Sal Stapleton started the project will be aware of the producer’s unique vision.
Following the release of newest single ‘You’, Sal turned the song over to producers Eomac, Polar Archives and PRÂUD to see what kind of vision they had for the source material. The resulting EP is out tomorrow and you can hear it all here in full now and purchase on iTunes.
Open Ear is a festival that started last year on Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork and it returns in June 2nd-4th for a weekend of “experimental, ambient, electronica, neo-classical, hip hop / beats, techno, noise and more.”
With a capacity of 300, this year’s lineup features:
Ian McDonnell aka Eomac is prolific enough electronic producer at the best of times posting a monthly mix and regular EPs and compilations of his own material. That’s not to mention his work with Lakker. His latest Angel EP (out for download on Monday) leans on the heavier bass side of things heavily enough that Ian felt it was only right to put it out under another moniker EeOOo. The five tracks include a Beyoncé ‘Halo’ remix, and my personal highlight the flute sampling ‘Peru’:
Dublin electronic producer Eomac has produced lots of quality tracks in the last few years, so many that he has amassed a fine selection of 21 tunes that were never formally released. So in an effort to wipe the slate clean and start afresh, he’s bundled them up together as a collection called Tabula Rasa ( which means ‘blank slate’ in Latin) and the tracks vary: grimey dancefloor workouts, wonky steppers, acid ravers, buzzing electro, techno robot beats and more. It’s a mixed bag of fine electronic confectionary all offered for download for the price of €5.
!Kaboogie are indeed hitting Cork City this Saturday in the Triskel Theatre for a night of “skank n bop action.” Always ones to bring a party in Dublin, the Cork gig will see Richie !Kaboogie performing his own tunes featuring Lady Grew and Joni for the first time, Sixfootapprentice (who was awesome supporting Lunice a few weeks ago), Kilkenny’s Replete (“badman”), the eminent Eomac and a soul/ hip-hop turntable set from Deviant.
Dublin producer Ian McDonnell aka Eomac returns with a five-track EP of “synthy, quirky beats”. McDonnell is one half of Lakker and as you may know Aphex Twin has taken a shine to playing some of their tunes in his live set lately. Their most recently release came out on KilleKill and you can see three visual videos of the tunes at Vimeo. Skirmish Blog interviewed Ian recently.
Check out this compilation of UK and Irish hip-hop and electronic music featuring cuts from Om-Unit, Ean (ex-Various Production), Melodica Deathship, T-Woc, SertOne, Eomac, and Vince McMahon & Jay Scarlett. It’s the latest installment in a global Finest Ego series. Previous editions featured Japan, Russia and Australia.