Anybody who’s a regular visitor to the site will know I dig Stones Throw Records. They had some great release last year – J Dilla’s Donuts, Oh No’s Exodus into Unheard Rhythms, Aloe Blacc’s Shine Through, Stones Throw: Ten Years and Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol 1-2 as well as their seemingly constant stream of… Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2007

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Right, now that 2006 has been put to bed, let’s look forward to some releases coming in early 2007. Air – Pocket Symphony Due: 5th March It’s 2004 since the French duo released Talkie Walkie but they’ve been busy. As well as contributing to the soundtrack of Sofia Coppolla’s Marie Antoinette, recording an album with… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2007

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The Alphabet Set Christmas party was banging last night, the Voodoo Lounge was packed and the music was delicious. Big respect to Herv for proving why you voted for him in the top 10 Irish albums poll and everyone else who played. My personal highlight was getting the visuals in-sync for Super Extra Bonus Party’s… Read more »

Posted on December 24th, 2006

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Now that From the Basement is available for broadcast to your computer screen or for download to your iPod, a kind reader sent on two mp3 rips of the Thom Yorke session from the show. The two songs are entitled “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”. Not sure if they will end up on… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2006

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Thanks to everyone who voted this past week. In total we had 198 votes with 58 different Irish albums chosen. Sinéad has reliably informed me that there was 170 Irish albums released this year. The results are a little bit surprising due to the lack of mainstream and high profile acts. Where’s U2’s Singles Collection?… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2006

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Thom Yorke posted two remixes of songs from The Eraser on theeraser.net yesterday. On DeadAirSpace, Thom says “I got excited. I’ve been listening through. I mean. There’s some freaky shit.They may start appearing soon. Gradually. Briefly. Just a taste. And then gone“. Well here’s the two posted so far, one is the Various remix of… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2006

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10. Cut Chemist – The Audience’s Listening When Cut Chemist left Jurassic 5 earlier this year to concentrate on his solo material, I was hopeful but apprehensive that it wouldn’t retread on previous DJ mixes or solo material he had released. While Jurassic 5 released Feedback, arguably the blandest, radio-friendly hip hop album this year… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2006

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15. Nomo – New Tones The funkiest album on the list, Michigan-based Nomo take their cue from the Congolese band, Konono N°1, respectively appropriating their percussive tribal sound to the Northern Hemisphere. Extending that ethos with breakneck brass, organ and guitar to produce a post-Afrobeat sound – the songs on instrumental New Tones are refreshlingly… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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It’s December so that means only one thing. Time for plenty of best of lists! We start the list season with the first part of Top 20 albums of 2006 list (numbers 20 – 16). Enjoy! 20. Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things Clocking in at 36 minutes, this album from Brighton based trio compiles… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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This looks like it could be worth a look. From The Basement is a live performance music series filmed at Maida Vale studios in London. The first episode will feature Thom Yorke on piano performing new Radiohead songs “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”, a Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid live collaboration and the White Stripes…. Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2006

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I’ve been compiling my end of year album and songs list over the past few days but I really wanted to do a top 10 Irish albums of 2006 list too. Only problem is I don’t think I’ve heard enough Irish albums from this year to put into a list. Seeing as the blog is… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2006

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Hello all, Mike here. Today I have a treat for techno afficionados (but maybe not much else for those of you who don’t like repetitive beats as much). I’ve been sitting on this mix for a year or two now, and God knows it’s probably been doing the rounds for a lot longer than that…. Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2006

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2 new songs from El-P forthcoming I’ll Sleep when you’re Dead album out in March 2007. The album sounds like it’s a step away from Fantastic Damage (hardly surprising- It was 5 years ago ) with guest appearances including Mars Volta, Trent Reznor, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Aesop Rock, James McNew (of Yo… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2006

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Something about the revered anticipation that greeted Juana Molina as she took the stage in Crawdaddy last night told me this was going to be different from other gigs I’d been to recently. There were also people sitting on the floor in front of the stage as well which is something I’d imagine happens at… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2006

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