New video for The Knife’s “Like A Pen” directed by long time The Knife collaborator Andreas Nilsson. The Knife – Like a Pen It’s good but the last two are hard to beat. The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health The Knife – Silent Shout All songs are taken from the stupendous Silent Shout… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2006

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Definitely one of my favourite MCs in hip hop, MF Doom has taken on so many alter-egos and aliases it can be hard to keep up with him. From his start with KMD in 1991 through countless masked appearances as MF Doom, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Madvillian and Dangerdoom his output has been consistently dazzling… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2006

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Beck’s new album The Information is out on October 2nd. Initially touted as his hip hop album, the Nigel Godrich-produced follow-up to Guero seems to be less hip hop, just classic Beck. The album includes a sheet of stickers, which are used to make your own album cover. A few video clips have surfaced online… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2006

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Ah where to begin with the mighty Godfathers of Electronica? I’m 100% certain the musical landscape would be a lot different in 2006 if it hadn’t of been for their pioneering work in electronic instrumentation in the last 35 years. Personally, they gave me one of the most memorable gigs of my short 23 years… Read more »

Posted on August 4th, 2006

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My favourite discovery this past week is CSS or Cansei se der Sexy (“Tired of Being Sexy” in Portugese). It’s great electro indie-pop party music from Sao Paolo, Brasil with silly lyrics and baffling song titles like ‘Fuck off is not the only thing you have to show’ or ‘ Music is my hot hot… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2006

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Summer Jams for the summer season… Tribe are still some of the best hip hop to listen to in the sunshine as well some of the most accomplished MCs to grace the music world.   A Tribe called Quest – Can I kick it? (live)   A Tribe called Quest – Award Tour   A… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2006

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In case you missed the Battles gig in Whelans (as I did), an upstanding citizen over at the Thumped message board has put a live video on YouTube taken on the night so you can see what you missed. Battles seem like a real LIVE band. I’ll have to watch out for them next time…. Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2006

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Looking for an interesting gig to go to this week? You could do a lot worse than this “indie-vaudeville-conceptual-art-rock-slideshow band”. Guaranteed to be at least entertaining, the Trachtenbergs are a family band consisting of dad Jason (Vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass) , mother Tina (Vocals, Slideshow) and 12 year old Rachel (Drums) who play quirky indie… Read more »

Posted on July 24th, 2006

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OK so I’m a big Cornelius Fan.. Problem? Watch these and it won’t be.   Cornelius – Point (Show Opener) I remember Witnness 3 or 4 years ago watching this exact same opening to his gig then. It’s still class.   Cornelius – Drop live An excellent quality live version of Drop taken from Cornelius’… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2006

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Steely Dan – Music’s answer to the Rubiks Cube.   Steely Dan – My Old School   Steely Dan – Reelin in the Years   Steely Dan – Do It Again   Related Tags: Steely Dan YouTube

Posted on July 21st, 2006

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It took me long enough to get into Spank Rock’s album “Yoyoyoyoyo” after hearing so much about them on other music blogs but I’ve finally succumbed. Spank Rock make dirty hip hop party music with plenty of Miami Bass, 808s and bleeps and blips. It’s the fast stuttering lyrical flow from MC Spank Rock that… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2006

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Raul Midon is an amazing guitarist with a great voice. He also does a great impression of a trumpet with that mouth of his. This was recorded from Later with Jools Holland on the 23rd of June 2006. Related Tags: Raul Midon YouTube

Posted on July 3rd, 2006

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Digging through my room back home over the weekend I found various singles, EPs and free CDs which I haven’t listened to in a long time. A few for your listening pleasure.. MCA & Burzootie – Drum Machine.mp3 Prior to the Beastie Boys success with ‘Licenced to Ill’, in 1985 MCA made this simple song… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2006

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Gogol Bordello are a Gypsy punk band made up of Eastern European immigrants now living in New York City. Their singer Ukrainian immigrant Eugene Hütz recently played the role of the translator in the movie version of Everything is Illuminated. A fitting description used to describe them from Jools Holland’s show on BBC is “The… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2006

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If you’re a fan of turntablists and creative DJs get yourself down to the Temple Bar Music Centre on Friday night (May 26th) for a performance from legendary DJ Q-bert formerly of the Invisibl Skratch Picklz. The gig starts at 11pm with support from Tuki, Savwar and Gem and tickets are priced €22.50. Update: More… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2006

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