Benny Smiles has given me one of my favourite tracks of the last month already with ‘Sunday Morning’ (below) but here in a turn into Rubberbandits territory, the Loud Mouth Collective producer combines with Ballz Deep (who wrote the lyrics and sings the tune) and goes for the art heads with an R&B jam about an NCAD Girl, that’s guaranteed to have Thomas Street buzzing.
“The afterparty is in Andrew’s Lane… Oh my god, the music is so amazing. There’ll be jizz and crunkstep, UK garage toolbox, grime, retro future cyberwave and a new minimalist techno from Berlin. It’s so minimal it’s actually silent… it’s so coooool..”
Benny Smiles is Ross Fortune from Wicklow and he was in the Gorgeous Colours at some point. He display his live looping live show at State vs. Loud Mouth Collective alongside The Notas and Mick. E Rawk on Feb 17th.
Bonkers video from Seventeen Evergreen aka San Fran’s Caleb Pate and Nephi Evans. Charity shops are dangerous places after all. This tune is from their Psyentist EP on Lucky Number Music. Vinyl and MP3 via Bandcamp. The video is a Terri Timely and Sarah Applebaum production. More info.
Declan from !Kaboogie described this as “like Michael Scott from the US Office in the future crossed with a spam email about gettin loadsa free cash from a prince or something..” I can’t say better than that. This is your new JAAAAAM.
Before this morning, I had heard Jedward’s Irish Eurovision entry one time. Why I would need to hear it again was not up for discussion. I’ve now heard it twice thanks to actually-deadly Trophy Boyfriend’s chillwavey re-interpretation of ‘Lipstick’. I had to check it was the same tune.
Gregor Ruigrok says he liked the song so he decided to remix it as a joke. As it turns out this remix makes Jedward sound like some Scandanavian pop stars remixed by some blog buzzing producer. It reminds me of The Sound Of Arrows. Whether you like this or not, probably depends on your familiarity with the original. It was produced by Misk and artwork by Alan O’Regan. So there you have it. Jedward featured on Nialler9. It’s all downhill from here folks…
In 1992 I left mining to become a full time DJ. Apart from my producing I also ran one of Europe’s top nightclubs The BYO (Bring your own drink). It didn’t have a drinks license so along with rave culture there was other ways to have a good night and get wrecked.. In this video which is actually 4 hour long cut down, you will see how some of the people enjoyed the best music in rave culture.