With London club Fabric currently fighting its closure, many artists and producers who have played at the club have contributed a track each to help cover the significant legal costs involved in the fight to stop the revoke of the license by Islington Council and the closure of the club.

The 111-track #SaveFabric compilation featuring tracks from Clams Casino, Clark, Skream, Machinedrum, Ikonika, Addison Groove, Skream, Vex’d, Kuedo and many more. Download it via Bandcamp, iTunes or Fabric’s site.

Fabric’s Shaun Roberts speaks at Metropolis today about the club’s woes.

Posted on November 4th, 2016

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Mother have announced a Halloween Ball which will feature a Jape DJ set and a Bad Bones live show in their new home of The Hub on Saturday 29th October. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

Mother are also on support duties for Le Galaxie alongside Plutonic Dust at the Olympia the following night.


Following on from the Winter Party taking place in 3Arena on on Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday October 30th with Sven Vath, Hot Since 82, Skream, Jon Hopkins, Matador and Dan Stritch, the organisers have announced a series of after parties for the occasion post midnight.

They include:

Knee Deep in Dublin – Hot Since 82 & Emanuel Satie @ Button Factory ​

Skream (All Night Long) @ Opium Rooms

Leon Vynehall @ Wah Wah Club (The Grand Social)

Tickets for Winter Party are €60.50 + fees or €79.50 + fees with afterparty entry, both available via Ticketmaster.

Posted on October 12th, 2016

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Dublin venue District 8 has become the go to place to see visiting international dance and electronic acts with the closure of the Twisted Pepper last year as a venue.

For the upcoming season, a coterie of bookers:Subject, Archetype, Hidden Agenda alongside Bodytonic, Bedlam & Connection have a lot of events coming up including gigs to look forward to from Kerri Chandler, Karenn, Skream, Fatima Yamaha & Jackmaster on the same night, Axel Bowman, Marcel Dettman, Ejeca, Ame, Daniel Avery, Kolsch and The Magician at the end of this month.

All shows are listed on RA and are on sale now.

Fatima Yamaha’s ‘Sooty Shearwater, King of Migration’ is my jam right now.

Meanwhile, next Saturday sees DJ Deece graduates to a headline slot of his own for The Deece Series.

Posted on January 17th, 2016

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Bodytonic have announced the first lineup of events for The Beatyard numero 10 for October 16th – 26th.

The emphasis is on a reduced number of venues over the 10 days with music performances coming from Shabazz Palaces, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Dead Prez, The Barr Brothers, Erol Alkan, Peter Broderick, Ghost Culture, Skream, Jacques Renault, Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler, Omar S, Lunice and Ben Klock.

There’ll be a screening of the Nas documentary Time is Illmatic, Banter talks, Artclash, a 3FE special coffee roast, Indian Truck Art, rum cocktail masterclasses and Jamaican food among other things. Choice Cuts, Hidden Agenda and Harmonic are involved too.

Full info at the-beatyard.com.

 

 

Posted on September 19th, 2014

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Red Bull Music Academy is hosting an RBMA weekender in Belfast from 25th to the 28th of September with four days of gigs, club nights, workshops and more in the Cathedral Quarter.

Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Special Request, Ryan Vail, Terri Hooley, The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart, Chez Damier, Bicep and Twitch are involved.

A series of free workshops featuring Greg Wilson Noel Watson, Bicep and Terri Hooley are also happening. Details for how to get into those is via Redbull.ie

RBMA weekender schedule

Thursday 25 September 2014 // 10pm

The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch

The Bunatee, Queen’s University (Student Union)

Tickets priced £6


Friday 26 September 2014 // Time TBC

Workshop featuring BICEP

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed


Friday 26 September 2014 // 9.00pm

SKREAM, Chez Damier (Balance) & Special Request

The Limelight

Tickets priced £6


Saturday 27 September 2014 // 10.00pm

Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Terri Hooley & Noel Watson

Aether & Echo (A&E)

Tickets priced £8


Saturday 27 September 2014 // Time TBC

Lecture featuring Greg Wilson, Noel Watson & Terri Hooley

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed


Sunday 28 September 2014 // 5.00pm

Nils Frahm, Ryan Vail

City Hall

Tickets priced £5


Tickets are  available at ticketmaster.ie and usual outlets nationwide. 

Posted on August 19th, 2014

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After some conversations with friends about dubstep recently, I thought I’d put up some tunes from last year to serve as a catchup/beginners guide to the genre and its surrounds. I’m by no means an expert but over the next two pages you’ll find my favourites from Burial, Zomby, Joker, Peverelist, Benga, Skream, Samiyam, Darkstar, 2000F, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kode 9, Guido and more.

Please put your own must-listens in the comments.

Burial (with Four Tet)

Enigmatic dubstepper Burial and electronic experimentaller Four Tet combined on a 12″ last year which had two tracks at 18 minutes in length total. ‘Moth’ was the standout track of the two (the other being ‘Wolf Cub’). Perfectly combining Four Tet’s ability to chop up percussion samples in inventive ways with Burial’s ability to produce some growling yet almost supernatural sub-bass. (more…)

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Posted on January 5th, 2010

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chromeo

“I was confused when I first heard this: all of a sudden, our song sounded like a Bone Thugs record. That’s because I couldn’t hear Skream’s satanic sub-bass on my computer speakers. Then I switched systems and it made perfect sense. Play this loud and you’ll hear all the hypnotic qualities you’d expect from the grand wizard of UK dubstep.”

Dave 1 of Chromeo

Another great remix from Skream.

MP3: Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream remix)

Download the original for free from Green Label Sound.

Posted on October 12th, 2009

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