The official Buck 65 site has a mixtape made by Buck called ‘Strong Arm’ for free download. In Buck’s own words: Strong Arm is a “mixtape” in the New York-style underground hip hop sense of the word… with a twist. None of the instrumentals are from hip hop records. The music comes from the worlds… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 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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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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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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Following on from my favourite Breezeblock mix ever, Irritant Records have Knifehandchop’s BBC Breezeblock up on their site for download, nice chaps they are. The Mix goes from ragga, techno, hardcore to hip-hop along with some breakcore and is a great upbeat set. Knifehandchop aka Billy Pollard is from Toronto, Canada. Now 23 he has… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2006

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I wasn’t at all impressed with Four Tet’s show in the Temple Bar Music Centre last November. It was mostly noodly electronica in which Kieran Hebden hinted at playing a song one minute but then went on a strange musical tangent for six minutes. It was a hint of what Hebden had in store when… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2006

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An oldie but a goodie, this set is two years old this week, but still sounds as fresh as ever. Squarepusher’s use of breaks and bleeps in conjunction with some atmospheric synth lines make this one of my favourite 25 minutes of music. When the beats stop, (which they do frequently) , they are built… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2006

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I’m offering a great live set for your ears from Dublin based Super Extra Bonus Party, who were formerly known as the Illegal Kids. The set consists of some refreshingly upbeat electronica from the jangly tones of Spanik to the bouncy energetic Mushie Shake, and the ethereal Softly which samples Dublin singer songwriter Nina Hynes…. Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2006

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Breakcore gigs are the best gigs in the world. FACT. They are the most fun, the most mental and without trying to sound like a hippy, bring a sense of community unrivalled by most other gigs I’ve been too. Anyone who was at the Ice Bar in Dublin last month for Aaron Spectre and Lakker… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2006

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