Monday, April 30, 2012

The Elements - The Road





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Nelson George - All Hail The Beat





"The sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine inspire musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 and most of its avid users have never actually seen one...."


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Last Night 28/04/2012





Here's last night's show, myself on selection, and Major Grave on the mic. As promised, all tunes we used to play in Dublin around 06-08. We hope you enjoyed it.

Back next week in some shape or form...



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Tracklist

01) Digital - El B featuring MC Juiceman
02) Haunted - Digital Mystikz
03) ++Bass - Grizzle
04) The Warning(Remix) - Colz
05) Takeover(Dub) - LV and Dandelion
06) Tapped - Skream
07) Light Up Your Spliff - The Others
08) Mecha - Emalkay
09) Bring The Lights Down(Remix) - Caspa
10) Tribute - JuJu
11) Look Shook - Compound One
12) Forever - Conquest
13) Drumz West - Benga
14) Ohh Ar Ya - Caspa
15) Cockney Thug - Rusko
16) Still Rockin' - Benga
17) The Phonecall - Fracture
18) Tearful Dreams - Skream
19) Fat Larrys Skank - Kode 9, Benny Ill and The Culprit
20) Havoc - Menta
21) Big Movement - El B
22) Everything About You - Martyn
23) Neverland - Digital Mystikz


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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Standard Radio Saturday





It's Standard Radio time once again, and for tonight I've dug in to the recent past for most of my selection, which I'll be beaming across to Dublin from the relative comfort of the 40 degree heat of South East Asia, holographic style. Expect the odd wobbler, as this mix will be of the kind we used to play in Dublin circa 06 - 08. Major Grave will be on the mic as he grapples with the native tongue...

The show runs from 9PM till 10.30

Dublin listeners - lock on to 106.4 FM

Listeners outside Dublin can also tune in live on the web.

All times are GMT...

RíRá - Live @ Róisín Dubh, Galway 03/05/2011

RíRá ripping it up last year at The Róisín Dubh in Galway City, with Jimmy The Penguin on the ones and twos, supporting Rakim who finally made the trip across the Atlantic last summer for the Irish fans.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Amen Ra and Double Helix on Phatbeats Radio 2008



Okay, I know this has been up on YouTube since 2011, and it was recorded in 2008, but the sheer lack of views shocked me a bit, so here it is for the many of you who weren't aware of it. 2012 is their year, so we salute The keepers Of The Light in a time of great darkness, now more than ever. As the video description puts it, 'before anyone knew', here's Amen Ra and Double Helix with a set of purely LHF dubs (as they were then) back on the 17th of November 2008 on Phat Beats Radio.

DJ Code Money - Live in Dublin, Ireland - October 1986

Just uploaded to YouTube today courtesy of DJ Mek - this was the year zero of Hip Hop performance in Ireland, as DJ Code Money took to the turntables onstage at Dublin's SFX on a cold Hallowe'en night back in 1986 alongside the legendary Schooly D. Put your Filas on.

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Rebecca Creighton - Climax (Cover)

Earlier this week on Smokeless, you may have noticed the dulcet tones of Dublin vocalist Rebecca Creighton performing chorus duties on Rob Kelly's new one - well, here she is again, solo this time, with a cover of Usher's 'Climax'. D24 stand up....

Moony - Close Enough

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Shorty, Skepta & JME - 1PoundFish



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Thursday, April 26, 2012

DJ Mek - Volume 3 Mixtape 1997

Well, last week we brought you Parts 1 & 2, and we're very glad to drop Part 3 of DJ Mek's Mixtape series from the 90's; this one is from 1997 and is another fine blend of Hip Hop, Funk and Dancehall. Hold tight for the next chapter....

Melle Mel Shares His Thoughts on Current State of DJs

Ghost'n'Jay Live At Barnstormers 1993

More from the archives - Ghost'n'Jay supporting Scary Éire at the legendary Barnstormers sessions in 1993.

Dummy Mix 118 - LHF

DummyMag bring us the 118th mix in a great series, and this time around it's from our favourite mystical cabal, the keepers of the light, LHF. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DJ Narrows - Saved Soul (GetMashUp Re-Edit)

"The trademark dark 4x4 DJ Narrows anthem returns: Re-mastered and re-edited dance floor destroyer. 'Saved Soul' is the definitive track of 2001 that changed UKG and the roots of bassline, grime, dubstep and underground dance music. Big respects to Narrows' DJ friends, ravers and music fans for supporting this pioneering sound and a DJ/Producer 10 years ahead of his time..."


Ghost'n'Jay - 2 Innocent

A blast from the past; the early 90's to be precise - Ghost'n'Jay's Irish Hip Hop classic '2 Innocent' finally makes it to YouTube; those who remember the case of the Tallaght Two two decades back may remember this one.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DJ Mek - Volumes 1 & 2 Mixtapes 1996





More nostalgia from the man DJ Mek, parts 1 and 2 of a 5 part series recorded in the late 90's - strictly one take mixing, mostly Hip Hop, but 'may contain traces of R'n'B and Dancehall Reggae...'







Monday, April 16, 2012

Scary Éire -Watch Me Rip Up - Live at The Rock Garden Dublin 1993







Another Scary Rarity for you this week - once again from 1993, but in the more intimate setting of Dublin's Rock Garden. Realistic with the rap ballistics.

Be sure to download 'The Thief & The Liar' which the lads have put up as a free download - you can grab it here.

Taken from the album The Scary Éire.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last Night 14/04/2012





DJ Bob kept us all skanking out last night with a massive selection of Garage and grime plucked from the record shelves. Many classics in this one so be sure to download.

Thanks to all who got in touch, we're back next week at the same time and frequency...





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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kasst - Grime To The Bone





15 years young and repping Liverpool. Follow Kasst on Twitter.

Standard Radio Saturday





After a week's break for chocolate bunny related relaxation, Standard Radio returns to the capital's airwaves tonight.

DJ Bob will be taking you through from 9PM till 10.30 for another wade through the boxes of black wax.

Dublin listeners - lock on to 106.4 FM

Listeners outside Dublin can also tune in live on the web.

Bob, Major Grave and myself can be contacted for shouts via Facebook throughout the broadcast.

All times are GMT...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scary Éire - U2 Zooropa Tour RDS 1993







This is fast becoming Scary Éire week here at smokeless - here's the legendary Irish Hip Hop pioneers in full flow, again from 1993, but this time supporting U2 on their Zooropa Tour at Dublin's RDS. Pure mayhem.

Scary Éire - Dave Fanning Session 1993





And here it is.

Subscribe to the new Scary Éire YouTube channel for incoming unheard, and unseen rarities....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Scary Eire - Classic 2FM Session (1993)





Be sure to tune in to 2FM tomorrow, as Dan Hegarty will be playing the classic Scary Eire Fanning session from 1993, an essential slice of Irish Hip Hop history.

The show runs as follows:

11 AM - 1 PM on 2XM
and
11 PM - 1 AM on 2FM

All times are GMT.

Link Up TV - Akala Shares His Thoughts On The UK Music Scene





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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DJ Mek - 1999 Radiomix on 2 FM





After yesterday's blast from the past, here's another - this time DJ Mek brings the straight fire to 2FM with this mix specially recorded for the national broadcaster back in '99. As long as he keeps uploading them, we'll keep throwing them up here so keep your eyes and ears open...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DJ Mek - 1992 Radiomix on DLR 106 FM





One from the vaults for your listening pleasure today; DJ Mek two decades back on Dublin South East's community pirate station DLR. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Last Night 31/03/2012





No April fooling about whatsoever last night as DJ Bob spun another 90 minute top selection for all Dubliners who own an FM radio, and our friends and listeners overseas via the web. The show kicks off and finishes up as promised with some freshness from the man himself DeFekT, with all sorts of vinyl goodies in between.

A big thanks to the texters, the tweeters and the wastebook massive.

Lock in again 0n the 14th, we're taking the week off next week...




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