Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NakedLunch Records - Electronic Explorations

Micky of Naked Lunch Records took part in Electronic Explorations excellent podcast series this month, showcasing some forthcoming releases on the Carlow based/Rotterdam conceived label. Click the pic below to download...


Chase and Status - Eastern Jam
Photek - UFO
F - Septem
Scuba - Twitch (Jamie Vex’d Remix)
RSD - Forward Youth
Pendle Coven - Iamnoman
Pangaea - Router
Mount Kimbie - Maybes
Eero Johannes - Natt I Spårvagnen
Al Haca - Cryptonite (TRG Remix)
TRG - Missed Calls
Relocate - Origins
Grovskopa - Sex And Violins (Surgeon Remix)

Nakedlunch Records - Exclusive Showcase Mix for Electronic Explorations

JusWan - Submersive (Scuba Remix]
Breakage - Chakra
Madd - Untitled 2025
Breakage - Latenight
Narcosisst - Codamol
Shackleton - El Din
F - Unsung
TRG - Generations (Breakage’s VIP Mix]
JusWan - Trifelin
Shackleton - Shortwave
Narcossist - Metronome

Martyn - Natural Selection (Flying Lotus Cleanse mix)
The Third Man - East Anglian Blues

T-Woc 'Delayed Responses Vol 2'

...will be released by the end of October. More deep and dub-drenched stylings out of Dublin City from Sir T-Woc. Stay posted for more info on this one, and in the meantime check a snippet of 'Believe', one of the featured tracks on the EP.

Tis The Season To Be Jelly

DubCulture Presents Boxcutter Live

This Saturday sees DubCulture crew (formerly known as Get Low)bringing the leading light of Norn' Irons deepest and darkest sounds to Galway City. The man himself Barry Lynn, aka Boxcutter, will be performing a live set in An Pucán with myself and Crysis on turntable support duties. For a taster, here's a live set Barry put together for Lyric FM earlier in the year.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Chop Shop Podcast 21 - Higo

The latest podcast from The ChopShop is in, and its the turn of Dubliner Higo to provide the selection for Volume 21. A fine selection it is too, and its good to hear this series is going to just keep running, so they're always on the lookout for good Irish DJ's to submit mixes. If you are one of those good people, please get in touch with them HERE. In the meantime, just click on the above pic to download the mix.


Don Johnson Big Band – Harlem Davidson
Tricky feat. Martina Topley-Bird – Black Steel
Air – Don’t Be Light
Roni Size feat. Sweetpea – Bump ‘n’ Grind
Poet & Noel Rockwell – Beat You Down
MC Shan – Cocaine
Hexstatic – Ninja Tune
Sixtoo – Part 12
DJ Vadim feat. Demolition Man – Who Me
Beck/8 Bit – Ghettochip Malfunction (Hell Yes)
The Crystal Method – The American Way
Koordinate Of Wonder – Seventh Spectrum
Portishead – Machine Gun
Messiah J & The Expert – The Boys Have Had Enough (Dry County Nuff Remix)
Modeselektor feat. TTC – 2000007
Ministre Amer – Sacrifice de Poulets
Davy DMX – One For The Treble
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Coldcut – More Bits & Pieces
Cash Money & Marvelous – Who’s In The Place?
The Vinny Club – Whatever He Hits He Destroys
Talvin Singh – The Beat Goes On
Main Source – He Got So Much Soul (He Don’t Need No Music)
R.L. Burnside – It’s Bad You Know
Bushy feat. The Professor – Drop
Phase Mojo – Resistant Access
Prefuse 73 Reads The Books – Página Dos

Thursday, September 25, 2008

25 Years Ago Today

Today, Ireland is officially in economic recession for the first time since 1983. So, lets look back on an event that occurred a a quarter of a century ago today Up North.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Born To Do It

Anyone who's had kids (or was a kid) is aware of this, but the boffins have done their homework anyway, just in case you don't trust your own judgement. Read the article here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Neilstown Taxis

Scary Eire Interview

Scary Eire interviewed in Canada's Abort magazine.

RíRá: 'Traditional music is part of what we are. It's obviously gonna surface if you're into music of any form, or at least it should unless you've grown up in the Bono bubble.'

Click here for the full article.

Joker - Generation Bass

Some footage from BBC Radio 1's Generation Bass session, featuring my personal favourite selection of the night, courtesy of Joker and Nomad.

Download The Audio Below...


1 Joker – Stuck In The System
2 2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is
3 Joker & Rustie – Play Doe
4 Gemmy – Double Yellow
5 MR E – Space Invaders
6 Rustie – Tempered
7 Joker – 80’s
8 Joker – Gully Brook Lane
9 J@kes & Joker – 3K Lane
10 Joker – Holly Brook Park
11 Gemmy – Back 2 The Future
12 Joker – Snake Eater

Monday, September 22, 2008

Skream + Plastician @ Spiegeltent

The new nightclub laws call an end to the music, and the crowd rush the stage.
The end of the session for Skream and Plastician at the friday before last's drunken hooley, held in the plush surroundings of the Spiegeltent in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

DJ Colz September 08 Radio Mix

As promised, if you missed it last night.


1 Calenda - Forever
2 Distance + Crazy D - Worries Again
3 Skream - Midnight Request Line
4 RSD - Corner Dub (Blue + Red Mix)
5 Pinch - Dr Carlson
6 Singing Melody - If You Like It (El b Mix)
7 Skream - Tek A Pill
8 Benga + Walsh - Addicts
9 Tayo - March Of The Soundbwoyz (TRG Mix)
10 Little Dragon - Recommendation (Toddla T Mix)
11 El b + Juiceman - Buck + Bury (Original Mix)
12 Chef - Sub Soca
13 Hatcha + Benga - Progression
14 Martyn - Vancouver
15 Zed Bias - Solitary Drop
16 Tubby - Turbo Shandy
17 Rob Sparxx - Space Yardie
18 Joker - Retro Racer
19 Rusko - Biggest Chopper
20 MRK 1 - Counteraction
21 Jakes - Warp 9
22 Ice Rink - Kano
23 Joker - Holly Brook Lane
24 Skream - Kut Off
25 Benga - Air
26 Emalkay - The Rogue
27 Sukh Knight - Jinglist
28 Skream - Headbanger
29 Dusk + Blackdown feat. Trim - The Bits
30 Mala - Da Wrath VIP (Souljahs VIP Mix)
31 Elemental - Zimbal Dub

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tonight On Raidio Na Life 106.4 FM

The sun is up, the sky is blue; possibly the nicest day in memory, and I'm suffering the mother of all headcolds. Either way, I'll be coughing and spluttering my way through the currently absent T-Woc's radio show from midnight (GMT) till about 1.30 tonight. If you're in the Dublin area, tune in to 106.4 FM, otherwise you can listen to the live stream worldwide at www.rnl106.com. If you're having linguistic difficulties on the page, just click where it says 'english'. If you miss it, I'll upload the show tomorrow, minus ads and babbling.

REACH Returns

"Right good people - no more mucking about! Summer's over, so it's time to big up all the crews from all four corners of the country who travelled around to festivals and had a bit of a skank with us at Mantua, Sibín, Solas, the Life Festival, the Electric Picnic and anywhere else we were out and about doing our thing and repping bass culture. As we head back to the capital for the long trudge into winter we've got plenty of proper roadblock sessions lined up in our old home Traffic, which (as you probably knew already) is now called the TWISTED PEPPER after coming under new management and getting a SERIOUS refit...."

Read All About It...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Crysis - Autumn Chills Part 1

Fun and Games Last Weekend..

Happy days. After the previous rant, I'm back in business today as i sit here dying of a cold but happy to have t'internet back. So, to kick off there's something to celebrate for the Irish crew - DubCulture, Galway's bass merchants par excellence, have their first release coming soon - with RSD's massive 'Cavegirl' sharing the wax with Crysis's 'Supervillian'. After last week's first birthday bash for the lads, this is another occassion to be marked, so here's Crysis on the mix. Aural Lemsip time.


1 Silkie – Cyber Dub
2 Crysis – Youth Days
3 Gemmy – Temptations
4 Joker – Solid state
5 Skream – Sandsnake
6 RSD – Cavegirl
7 Skream – 2D
8 Crysis – Super Villain
9 TC – Wheres my money (Caspa remix)
10 Crysis – Flux Capacitor

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Technical Bollocks

Well, my internet died a death a few weeks back, so the blog has been on hiatus. Not that fuck all has been going on; in the last few weeks we've seen everything from Pay Talks, the end of the Progressive Democrats(arf), the implosion of the most ridiculously founded economic joke in Europe(bar Spain, who followed our lead), and on a more personal note, the return of music to this shithole after a summer of relative silence. So far we've had the pleasure of Skream, Plastician and one of the soundest people I've met in a long long while, Rob Smith(RSD, Smith + Mighty).

So, things are kicking off again, with Joker + Gemmy marked down for a session in Galway being the one to keep me going as the winter encroaches on us( would anyone notice? ). Soon as me internet comes back, all will be revealed.

Otherwise, this last month I've also met some of the biggest arseholes I've EVER encountered, strangely enough always in the context of alcohol. They've all been younger and drunker than me, but it's not my ageism - they genuinely drink more now than anyone else in Europe according to a recent study. The drug that has killed more of my friends than the illegals all put together, is less and less attractive the more I seem in contact with the youths( since i decided to start DJing again ). Time for more weed, less gargle.