I want to take the opportunity to mention some music over the next week or so which was released either before I started the blog or music I never got around to posting about in the first place. These are all highly recommended. First up, Broadcast. Released in September of last year, Broadcast really came… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2006

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The world of music was left without another bunch of heroes when the Beta Band called it quits in 2004. They were a band who set off on their own path and were much admired by their peers and critics alike. From the ramshackle, bizarre and sometimes wobbly debut album, the solid but less experimental… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2006

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Here’s a song I heard last week from one of the Solid Steel Podcasts I wrote about in the last post. The original song is from Rosalia de Souza who is a Brazilian vocalist who has been living in Italy since 1989 and makes electronica tinged bossa nova songs. This song is a remix of… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2006

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Looking for a nice mix for those summery days? You could do a lot worse than check out the April edition to the Fabric live series by DJ Format. Predominantly Funk and Hip Hop, it’s an excellent upbeat compilation featuring the likes of Cut Chemist, Lyrics Born, Coldcut, Ugly Duckling, Mr. Lif for the Hip… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2006

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It’s not often that the description cinematic or dream-like can be applied to hip hop songs, but ‘Underwater’ from Ghostface Killah (fomerly of the Wu Tang Clan) taken from his latest release ‘Fishscale’ is exactly that. Clocking in at two minutes, part hallucination, part sensory surrealism, Ghostface takes us on a strange journey to the… Read more »

Posted on June 2nd, 2006

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Here’s a list of some small (mostly independent) gigs you may not have heard about that are coming up in the next 30 days. Bong-Ra (Dutch breakcore) – with Prince Kong, Lakker, Melody Masher – Underground@ Kennedys – Westland Row, D2 – 1st June – €10 – See Kaboogie’s Myspace for more info. The Garden… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2006

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If like me, you’ve been investing some serious listening time into the Dangerdoom album as well as trawling through the extensive back catalogue of MF Doom while keeping up to date with Dangermouse’s Gnarls Barkley collaboration, then here’s another addition to the cannon. Adult Swim have released a free legal download of the Dangerdoom internet-only… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2006

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Here is a mixtape I made last July when I didn’t have the blog. It was my first (and only) attempt at mixing tracks together on a compilation. Some of it kind of works, some of it does not. It doesn’t matter though because there are a lot of top tunes on it. It’s split… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 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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As you may or may not know, Bloc Party are currently recording their second album in Grouse Lodge in Westmeath. Rumours abound on the interweb this week suggest there will be a Bloc Party DJ set in the Hub this Friday (26th May) after the Radiator club night. It could be just be one member… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2006

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The following is a selection of songs from artists who: a) I’ve been listening to lately. b) All just happen to be from some diverse places around the globe. c) Are brilliant.   Camille – Ta DoleurThis amazing French singer produces some of the most original vocals from a throat I’ve heard in a long… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2006

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Continuing the great run of gigs in Dublin recently, this weekend saw Dublin host Architecture in Helsinki, DJ /Rupture and Final Fantasy. It was great to see Rupture on Saturday night seeing as I was blown away by Minesweeper Suite and some of his online mixes. Last night though The Village was jammers for Architecture… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2006

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So I’ve been putting some old music on my new iPod this week and it has turned up some great stuff like the Funk tracks I posted a few days ago. Well I found another gem that has brought me much joy so I wanted to share with you all. It’s a mix from cutups… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2006

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Did you ever go back and listen to a record from before the mid-90s and think, that’s not very LOUD is it? As Stylus’ Nick Southall explains in this interesting article about the disturbing trend of loudness and compression in musical production and public consumption of music in the modern age, this is a GOOD… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2006

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Another great weekend for live music in Dublin with the Fiery Furnaces rockin Whelans and North Mississippi Allstars bringing the blues into town. With the sun shining all weekend, I wanted to post some music to facilitate the good vibes so here you go.. Cut Chemist & This Kid named Miles – SNT (Live at… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2006

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