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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Diplo remix of forthcoming Yeah Yeah Yeahs single Gold Lion, taken from a 2 hour Diplo mix here. Thanks to Palms Out Sounds for this one. Download Remix MP3 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion (Diplo’s Optimo Remix) Update: Stereogum has the link to the actual single here. Obviously after listening to the manic… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2006

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OK here it goes. How to describe  Animal Collective? This is music which at first listen is strange, celestial and confusing. Repeat listens to their latest and seventh album “Feels” reveal psychedelic soundscapes and songs that recall early Mercury Rev with a unabashed, adolescent charm and slighty silly lyrics with endearing lines like “Sometimes I’m… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2006

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So we’ve reached the end of the year and I thought it was time to reflect on what a great year 2005 was for music. Some of these releases were from 2004, but I only heard them this year, So that counts as 2005 for me. I’m offering every track here so you can see what I’m talking about. Download them, make a compilation, share it. I have to say without the fantastic music blogs out there, There is a lot of music on this list I would never have heard (and subsequently bought the CDS of). Hats off to music lovers. And now, on with the list.

Posted on December 29th, 2005

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For the last four or five months, I’ve been listening to some great music, but in terms of live performance, Kraftwerk’s Minimum Maximum is the best live album i’ve ever heard (although it may not actually be live). The enormity and intensity of the sound is something you would expect from a band consistently hailed… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2005

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