Your night-time listening for tonight is the Dubstep Warz legendary Breezeblock which debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio One show five years ago today. Dubstep Warz was the dubstep mix which got me into the genre in the first place. It had the excitement of a new scene all over it, tunes like I had never heard before and seminal mixing contributions from Skream, Kode9 and The Spaceape, Mala, Vex’d, Hatcha, Crazy D, Loefah/Sgt. Pokes and Distance. It’s an aural account of dubstep at its most seminal time before “post-dubstep” artists like Mount Kimbie and Joy Orbison appeared and before Magnetic Man and Rusko brought it into mainstream pop territory. This is a very special broadcast which marked the arrival of dubstep.

“If ya chest ain’t rattling, it ain’t happening…”

Posted on January 10th, 2011




I’m very impressed with this kid. London-born and raised in Ireland, Michael Stafford is a songwriter who has placed himself in the intersection between the world of urban pop, grime, hip-hop and dubstep. His soulful and reggae-tinged timbre is perfect for singing hooks as he demonstrates on Professor Green’s new single ‘Jungle’. Early Plan B comparisons are valid. Currently on tour with Chase & Status, he dropped a 10-track The Traveling Man mixtape on Bandcamp for free last week as a showcase of his talents backed by some dub-heavy and sweet acoustic guitar instrumentals.

Thanks to a tip-off from Shapeyfiend and via Ireland’s best hip-hop blog at the moment, Craic Music.

Listen to two sample tracks (the first produced by Starkey) and head into the more for the full stream and a video for ‘Sometimes’.

Maverick Sabre – Run To The Roof

Maverick Sabre – Slow Down (ft Macca)


Posted on November 18th, 2010




Awesome mix from Liam Griffin for State Magazine featuring the best of what has been called “post dubstep” featuring Mount Kimbie, James Blake, LV, Kyle Hall and more.

The XX – ‘Basic Space’ (Mount Kimbie Remix)
James Blake – Air and Lack Thereof
Sines – ‘Twitta Dat’
Kyle Hall – ‘You Know HowI Feel’
Ital Tek – ‘Spectrum’
Lil Wayne – ‘A Milli’ (James Blake Remix)
Ghostleigh – ‘Wait’
LV – ‘Walk It’
Blue Daisy & Anneka – ‘Blood Petal Roses’
Mount Kimbie – ‘Sketch on Glass’
James Blake – ‘CMYK’
Burial & Four Tet – ‘Moth’

Posted on November 15th, 2010




Bingo is 21 year-old producer Frank Sweeney from Dublin who makes luscious tracks with nods to dubstep, garage and UK funky. His music recalls the likes of Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Burial.

Frank is a resident MrJones in Twisted Pepper and is soon to launch a new twice monthly club called Float which will take place once a month in Twisted Pepper and once a month in Tripod. The launch nights take place on July 24th in the Mezz in Twisted Pepper and July 31st in Tripod. with a variety of garage, UK funky, grime and dubstep expected. Bingo will also be supporting Etienne De Crecy in Twisted Pepper on August 1st

If the likes of ‘Cold Without You’ are coming out of the speakers, they should be good nights.

Bingo – Cold Without You (Original Mix)

Bingo – Keep Me High (Original Mix)

One more track on Soundcloud.

Posted on July 8th, 2010




One of the gigs I missed which I regretted muchly of late was Prince Kong at the !Kaboogie Squidge EP launch a couple of weeks back (Also missed The Alphabet Set one for my sins). The whole stonking, rumbling set is up at !Kaboogie now and features over an hour of the best future dub, bass and ragga coming out of Ireland (and most other places) at the moment.

The durrty-skankin’ set has MC Rodrigo of Super Extra Bonus Party and MC Lady Grew from London, who I know little about but has bags of attitude. Seriously, this is heavy. Rod comes in about the 15 minute mark and Lady Grew pops up at the 26 minute mark.

Prince Kong feat. Lady Grew and Rodrigo live at Thomas House

PCP has some great photos of the launch (as the one above) and a couple of exclusive Prince Kong tracks. Kong’s album Proper Horror Show will be released this month and is expected to feature Jah Balance, Warrior Queen, Rodrigo and Lady Grew. The Well Sick EP is also coming on !Kaboogie records.

From the demo I heard a few months back, it’s going to be turning a lot of heads in the UK and Europe – I’m looking at you Mary Anne Hobbs.

In case you missed this first time around:

Prince Kong – Angsta

Posted on June 2nd, 2009


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Hey folks – Aoife here again. As I type, it’s late Sunday night/early Monday morning and Niall is running around the flat packing for SXSW. Bless him, he’s been RSVPing to parties all weekend. My heart bleeds for him, it really does.

After a bit of a delay, our March podcast is ready. Hope you enjoy it.

Podcast #24 -Tracklisting

  1. Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
  2. Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancer (Low Limit Remix)
  3. Elliot Lipp – 10-Beam Rider (Peace Love Weed 3D)
  4. thecocknbullkid – I’m Not Sorry
  5. La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)
  6. Dj Signify – Low Tide featuring Aesop Rock (Of Cities)
  7. Mount Kimbie – Maybes (Maybes EP)
  8. Faunts – Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. (Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.)
  9. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France remix)
  10. Tunng – Take (Good Arrows)
  11. Vampire Weekend The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Miike Snow remix)

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Nialler9 Podcast #24


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Posted on March 16th, 2009


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The latest in Mishka’s excellent Keep Watch series sees Croydon dubstep producer Skream mix it up. It starts with ‘Filth’ and takes in his mostly his own tunes from there. His superb remix of La Roux’s ‘For The Kill’ also features, as does a Streets’ ‘Blinded By The Lights’ bootleg.

Mishka Keep Watch#6 – Skream

Or you can download it here.

Posted on March 3rd, 2009




Subscape is well urban photoshoot innit?

This song is crunchier than Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.. Oooh listen to that crunch..

The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)

From what I can ascertain The Qemists from listening to their album for ten minutes before turning it off before Christmas, is that the band sound a lot like the current incarnation of Pendulum. These two remixes were sent to by Ninja Tune. The original ‘Dem Na Like Me’ featuring Wiley is out as a single out on 26th of January.

This remix by pretty good too.

The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me feat. Wiley (King Cannibal remix)


!Kaboogie celebrate their 3rd birthday on Friday with !Kaboogie meets Bristol Uptown… in Twisted Pepper. In the blue corner – Parasite (death$$ucke/dswat), Ironside (Live set MP3) / Dub Boy / ATKI2. They’re up against Sunken Foal, Sunil Sharpe, Sixfoot Apprentice, Red Monk and Richie !Kaboogie in the other. Free CD for first 150 in the door.

Posted on January 13th, 2009


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