Loose Joints is a podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon where we talk to a guest and play music they like new and old. True to the name, the podcast features a loose collection of tunes, tied together by very little logic, just like our chats.

On Friday night, we were joined by pop writer and Lime & Fancy DJ Jenn Gannon and crate-digging producer and DJ The Expert, for our first ever live show at Science Gallery Dublin’s The Art of the Sample night event. Thanks to the staff of the Science Gallery , Graham on sound and our first live audience. Do check out the Gallery’s current exhibition Soundcheck which runs til September 24th and includes Moog demostrations, sound installations and much more.

We picked our favourite samples and played all these tracks below.

Tracklisting

Intro tracks – (Britney Spears Toxic (Bollywood sample) / Beyoncé – Crazy In Love (Chilites – Are You My Woman) / 2pac – California Love (Joe Cocker – Woman To Woman ) / Len – Steal My Sunshine (Andrea True Connection) / Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You ( Chaka Khan – Fate) / Afrika Bambaata – Planet Rock (Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express) / NWA – Straight Outta Compton / Snow – Informer (The Winstons – Amen Brother – The Amen Break)

PM Dawn – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (Spandau Ballet – True)
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Carly Simon – Why?)
DJ Shadow – Monosyllabic (Soft Touch -Plenty Action)
J Dilla – Workin On It (10 CC – Worst Band In The World)
J Dilla – Waves (10 CC – Johnny Don’t Do It)
J Dilla – Dilla Says Go (Rubberband – The Trammps)
Skepta – Man (QOTSA – Regular John)
Kate Bush – Under Ice’ (The Field – Over The Ice)
CIAN Rick James – Superfreak (Jay-Z – Kingdom Come)
JENN Madonna – Hung Up (ABBA – Gimme, Gimme, Gimme)
SWV – Right Here (Michael Jackson – Human Nature)
Mos Def – Miss Fat Booty – (Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead sample, Gregory Isaacs – If I Don’t Have You)
New Jackson – Night to Night (James Brown – Prisoner of Love)
Missy Elliott – Lick Shots (Israeli Folk Group Simchat He’amel)
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (13 samples)
Passion Pit – Sleephead (Mary O’Hara – Oro Mo Bhaidin)
Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give a Fuck (Steely Dan – Showbiz Kids)

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Posted on July 24th, 2017

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Since the dissolving of the early part of the best Irish group in the first decade, Messiah J And The Expert, the production end of the group, The Expert has continued his crate-digging forays into making beat tapes and producing for other artists including Has-Lo, Castle, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca.

Right here, we have the complete first solo album Dynamic Drift to chew on. It features thirteen tracks of collage-style sample-featuring hip-hop beats that recalls the experimental ambience of DJ Shadow’s early work and the melodic excursions of RJD2, even J Dilla on the disco-flaunting ‘Rainy Days’. The abum is dominated by piano, flutes, soul and jazz samples. Perfect for chilling out to on a bright day.

The album is available on Bandcamp.

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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My fellow Irish music blogger and Newbridge man Barry Gruff has put together GruffWuff, a 19-track compilation of new and unreleased music to celebrate his 5 years writing about music on his blog.

GruffWuff features music from Anderson, SertOne, Oh Boland, Monto, The Expert, Captain Moonlight, Knoxville Morning and more. It’s a good overview of the kind of music Barry likes. He has a predilection for ’90s-sounding indie and alternative music with an emphasis on Welsh music so that explains the addition of Mr Huw. Here’s to another 5 years!

“Initially I thought an idea like this was just a pipe dream but the enthusiasm that met my initial inquiries bowled me over, I couldn’t believe how eager everyone was to get involved. Blogging has become quite a big part of my life over the past number of years and I wanted to do something really special to mark the occasion, and I think with ‘GruffWuff’, that has been achieved”. Adding “It’s been curated and compiled by myself and Stephen Connelly. The thinking behind the project was pretty simple; we wanted to shine a light, brief as it may be, on some of the acts that have lit up the blog over the past few years.”

GruffWuff is out now on Bandcamp for name your price fee.

Posted on March 19th, 2015

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