Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rinse 15th Birthday @ FWD>>

Myself, herself, The Major and Miss Grave are heading across the sea for FWD>> this friday, celebrating Rinse FM's 15th birthday bash - the lineup is shockingly big I can't wait for this one...

Not A Good Day

Monday, July 27, 2009

Downbeat The Ruler

Worries bring The Downbeat Sound back to Dublin, this coming sunday. No work monday, no excuse.

*update - video, audio and photos HERE

Mini Mantua Weekender

The Mantua Festival is, you probably know, not happening this year. To make up for it, the organisers are throwing together a weekend bender out west this bank holiday weekend. All the info can be found on Drop-D News.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Last Night 25/07/2009

Here's last nights transmission on 106.4 FM - thanks to the texters and the tweeters.
Same time next week its Halfdutch once again.



01 Jalla - Turbulence
02 Bubblez - Move Down Low
04 MJ Cole feat Digga - Gotta Have It (MJ's Funky Dubb)
05 Scotty D vs Slim Ting - Sound
06 Cooly G - Dis Boy Pt 4
07 Martin Kemp - No Charisma
08 X5 feat Teresa- I Wish
09 Apple - Mr Bean (Remix)
10 Boy Better Know - Too Many Man
11 Fuzzy Logik feat Egypt - In The Morning
12 Sway feat Stush - F Ur X
13 B15 Project - Freak Break (Sovereign Instrumental)
14 Horsepower Productions - The Swindle
15 Brackles - Lizards
16 Strung Up Hype (Oneman Blend) - DJ Oddz/Tempz
17 Stcky - Golly Gosh
18 Joker - Solid State
19 Wiley - 5:27 am (Zombi Mix)
20 Wiley - Bow E3
21 Terror Danjah - Code Morse
22 Maniac - Tinted 05
23 El-B - Nobody Better
24 Grizzle - Haven't You
25 Dubchild - Like A Girl
26 Daluq - Supafine
27 Untold - I Can't Stop
28 Brackles - LHC
29 Skream - One For The Heads Who Remember


Scratcha DVA 'Kill All A Dem' VIP

Reversing the trend of receiving gifts on your birthday, Rinse FM just keep the goodies coming with another great giveaway as Scratcha's 'Kill All A Dem' finally sees the light of day.
Download here.

If you haven't already, grab his excellent FACT mix ..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Saturday Night On 106.4 FM

Tune into Raidio Na Life tomorrow night from 9-10.30 pm (GMT) for more old and new sounds. Thanks to Grizzle for the loan of a CDJ, ensuring that this weeks installment won't be the usual vinyl-only affair.

You can text the show on (+353)0866001064, or tweet HERE.

For anyone outside Dublin, you can check the livestream.

Show repeats Monday at midnight GMT 27/07/09.

Previous shows

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ikonika - Phonelines VIP

This is the tune that first alerted me to Ikonika's music - I remember pestering her on Myspace for info on a release date. Well, finally that day has arrived, and the VIP is available - as a free download on XLR8R. At the time I first heard it, it was a real tonic, a tune with progression and pressure amidst the build-drop-and build again template that was solidifying all around it. Listen below.

Electronic Explorations - Irish Showcase

Galway DJ and promoter Crysis of Dubculture has put together this mix of local tunes for Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations blog - its not up there yet, but you can jump the gun if you wish, and download it HERE. Alternatively, have a listen below.


01 T-Woc - Johnny the Fox
02 Kanobi - Skitter
03 Radikal Guru - Conspiracy Dub
04 Drokkr - Go and Beep
05 Kanobi - Canpoy
06 Boxcutter - Sidetrak
07 Crysis - Speed Bump
08 Fono One - Z Axis
09 Major Grave - Oh boy
10 2Bit - Sub Ness
11 Tarento - The Errorist
12 A-Force - Laserface
13 Crysis - Flux Capacitor
14 Crysis - Super Vilain
15 SC - Bleeper
16 Steve D - Nose Dive
17 T-Woc - Believe
18 Beckett - Feeling

See Also

Blogariddims 44 - Eiretronica : Underground

The Full Irish Special

Karizma - BBC1Xtra Kaytonic Mix

Some goodness from B'more's Karizma for BBC1Xtra. Download it HERE.


01 Cornielle – Liberation (Kaytronik Remix)
02 Karizma – Darqness
03 Afefe Iku – K’Smirror’D Loop
04 Karizma aka Kaytronic – 33rd Street Anthem
05 Jill Scott – Golden (K2’s Bad Boi Loop_
06 Musiq Soulchild – Beautiful (K2’s Bootifal Edit)
07 Karizma – Drumz Nightmare (Kaytronik’s Rokin Ya Mix)

Oneman & Asbo

Delighted to see Oneman all over Rinse FM these days. Two recent big sets here alongside MC Asbo.



D.E.A Project - A Touch Of JD's
D.E.A Project - U Got What I Need
D.E.A Project - Devil Woman
D.E.A Project vs De-Front - Untitled
D.E.A Project - My Love
Lil Silva - Seasons
Toastyboy - Too Hot
HHB - Stush x Sirens
Shortstuff & Hyetal - Ice Cream
Desto - D,R,Ink
Desto - Ice Cold
Luke Vibert - Grave
Joker & Ginz - Re-Up
Adam Freeland - Do You? (Joker Remix)
Dexplicit - Judas
Alias - Seven
Pangaea - Memories
Desto - Cold VIP
Desto - Lost Bits
Brackles - LHC
Synkro & Indigo - Heaven
Untold - Just For You (Roska Remix)
Unknown - Release Me (Inst.)
Ear Dis - Down With You
2000F & JKamata - You Don't Know What Love Is
Geiom - No More Tears
Robin S - Show Me Love (Geeneus Remix)
Kode 9 - Too Far Gone
Zed Bias - Like A Snake VIP
Emvee - Glitch Dub
Zed Bias - Neighbourhood 09
Zomby - Godzilla
XTC - Functions On The Low (Ruff Sqwad Remix)
Kromestar - Rainy Dayz
Oddz & Eastwood - Coalition
Skepta - I Spy
Youngstar - Pulse Xtra
Youngstar - Miami Bass
Ruff Sqwad - It's Nuffin
DJ Oxide - Shoot To Kill
DJ Deller - What About Us
Exemen - Saturn
DJ Deller - Romantic Call
Zinc - Flim (Horsepower Remix)
Digital Mystikz - Officer
So Solid Crew - Woah
Mala - Lean Forward
Sticky - Golly Gosh
Sticky & Stush - Dollar $ign
Sticky - Sticky Situation
DJ Lewi - Hold Tight (4x4 VIP)
DJ Oddz - Strung Up VIP
DJ Oddz x Tempa T - Strung Up Hype (Oneman Blend)



Wish ft. Fonda Rae - Touch Me
Shortstuff - Mrs. Moog
Deadboy - U Cheated
Darkstar - Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
Emvee - Groove On
Dizzee Rascal - Hoe (Mac 10 Remix)
Bok Bok - Ripe Banana
Dizzee Rascal - Strings Hoe
Ghosts On Tape - Predator Mode (Roska Remix)
Ramadanman - Revenue (Untold Remix)
Shortstuff & Hyetal - Ice Cream
Desto - Aquanaut
Joker & Ginz - Re-Up
Toasty - Lickable
Synkro & Indigo - Heaven
Vista - Guesswork
Pangaea - Memories
Duncan Powell - Pushing
Lil Silva - Seasons
John Legend - Heartbreaker (Brackles Vocal Mix)
Zomby - Godzilla
XTC - Functions On The Low (Ruff Sqwad Remix)
Rossi B & Luca - Optimus Prime
Youngstar - Pulse Xtra
Newham Generals - Prang Man (Inst.)
Youngstar - Kongo
Brackles - Air Pie
Desto - Skyline
Desto - D,R,Ink
Desto - Lost Bits
Joker - Digidesign
Skepta - Pied Piper Remix
Essentials - Last Night
DJ Oddz & Eastwood - Coalition
Freeland - Do You? (Joker Remix)
Desto - Ice Cold
Robin S - Show Me Love (Geeneus Remix)
Kode 9 - Too Far Gone
Wickeda - A Nie Dvamata S Bobi Piem Kafe (Ramadanman Remix)
Zomby - Firefly
FaltyDL - Human Meadow
Darkstar - Digital
Desto - Broken Memory
Guido - Orchestral Lab
Zomby - Digiflora 2
Clouds - Timekeeper
Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger (Burial Remix)
Burial - Unite
Hard House Banton x Stush - Sirens Vocal

Monday, July 20, 2009

Elijah & Skilliam - This One's A Percy Ingle

I meant to throw this up last week but was overtaken with events; more from Elijah & Skilliam.



01 Nasty Jack - One Spliff A Day
02 Footsie - 3 Plates
03 Wiley - I Was Like You
04 Silencer - Bonus Stage
05 D Double E - Bell Dem Slags
06 Rude Kid - Jack Daniels
07 Maniac - G.R.I.M.E
08 Skepta - Dark
09 Silencer - Dirtbag
10 Lil Nasty & Fumin - Dont Phone Me Freestyle
11 J@kes - Rock The Bells
12 Newham Generals - Mind Is A Gun
13 Maniac - Ugly
14 Joker - Purple City
15 Ghetts & Rapid - One Way Road
16 Swindle - Generations

While yer at it, grab their Rinse show from last week, it's another 100% instrumental set, and its a big one.

Standard #1

Thanks to Gon for the snaps, and Si for the clips; - plus Safetyboy who's working on uploading (most) of the night's music right now. Hopefully it was the first of many to come.

Geeneus - Yellowtail VIP / As I (Skepta Remix)

'Yellowtail' was one of those tunes that made a lot of people sit up and take notice last summer. This summer, in honour of Rinse FM's upcoming 15th, you can grab the VIP from the site. preview below.

..plus Skepta's remix of Geeneus featuring Katy B's 'As I'. Very popular 'round these parts.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Strung Up Hype (Oneman Blend)

Oneman's by now infamous 'Strung Up Hype' blend - unofficial of course, but probably licks the official remixes. Listen below.

Cooly G Rinse FM 06/07/09

Cooly G took over Plastician's show on Rinse a couple of weeks ago - if you missed one of the best Rinse sets of the summer, here's your chance to hear it. Hosted by Nomad


Zomby 'Godzilla'

From the forthcoming 'One Foot Ahead Of The Other' EP

DJ Halfdutch 18/07/2009

Many thanks to Halfdutch last night for plugging Standard's opening on her show, and for making it down after - in fact many thanks to all who made it down; to el-b and rolla, the belfast crew, and all the dancers. Tune in next week for my turn, and check back here for future Standard Procedures.



01 Blue 6 - Do Ya Like It
02 Roska - Elevated Levels
03 Inner City - Big Fun (D. Wynn Rmx)
04 Mujava - Township Funk
05 Mr Mathz - Preacher's Daughter
06 Untold - Just For You (Roska Rmx)
07 Emvee - Glitch Dub
08 MJ Cole - Desperado (El B's VIP Mix)
09 Pangaea - Memories
10 Brackles - Get A Job
11 Innervisions - Open (2 Step Rmx)
12 James Lavonz ft Alex Boye - Vibration
13 DJ Donaeo - My Philosophy (Bounce)
14 DJ Deekline & Pixie - Elephant Tune
15 Ruff Cut - Bias - Down (D'N'D Rmx)
16 Zed Bias - Ambush Riddim
17 TRG - Back In Da Day
18 Horsepower Production - Let's Dance
19 Geiom - No More Tears
20 Joe - Grimelight
21 Roxy vs El-B - Endorse & Set It (Bump Mix)


Monday, July 13, 2009

FaltyDL - And I Really Know...

'You should know the score by now...'

Download it exclusively on XLR8R.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Last Night 11/07/2009

Here's my show from last night on Raidio Na Life. I thought I'd start with a House classic, or at least a tune I associate with happy days fadó fadó. Tune in again next week as Halfdutch takes over.



01 Fingers Inc - Never No More Lonely
02 Millie & Andrea - Temper Tantrum
03 Karizma - Necessary Madness
04 Mickey Pearce - Innami
05 Hot City - Headwork
06 Fuzzy Logik - Polyfunk
07 Geeneus - Yellowtail
08 Kyla / Crazy Cousinz - Do You Mind
09 Untold - Just For You (Roska Remix)
10 Fr3e - Tribal Skank (Instrumental)
11 Emvee - Glitch Dub
12 Lil Silva - Different
13 Dark Knight - Who Said
14 Hot City - Hot City Bass
15 MJ Cole feat Elizabeth Troy - So Damn Into You
16 Unknown - Release Me
17 Horsepower Productions - Classic Deluxe Part 2
18 Vincent J Alvis - Bodykillin'
19 Artwork - Round Sound
20 Brackles - Sutorîtâ Faitâ
21 El-B - Son De Cali
22 Slaughter Mob - Di Hit Maker
23 Wiley - Club 5
24 Maniac - Skenged Out
25 DVA feat Badness, Flow Dan, Killa P, Riko - Bullet A Go Fly (Blackdown Remix)
26 James Blake - Sparing The Horses
27 AEK - Lick Shot


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lift Off

The Standard launch is next saturday night. My missus knocked these up during the week, and myself and Bob plastered a few around yesterday - I reckon the design expresses the music policy visually; dark but colurful, harmonic, melodic and sensual.

And only 7 yoyos damage on the door, a bargain in Dublin these days.

To hear the sort of stuff I will/may be playing at the launch, don't forget to tune in tonight.

Duncan Powell - Care For Me (Whistla Remix)

Earlier in the year, an EP from Duncan Powell entitled 'Push' was popping up on Myspace and on a few forums; a summery garage affair that appeared in winter. You can still download it for free from his blog, which is a diary of sorts he keeps to promote the EP, and the remixes which keep on coming. My favourite is Whistla's take on 'Care For Me'.

You can download it, and the rest HERE.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo

Saturday Night On 106.4 FM

I'm back on Raidio Na Life tomorrow night, from 9-10.30 pm (GMT). Not too sure what to play yet though - I've just finished two weeks of manual night work, so I'm a bit tender in the brain. Should be good.

You can text the show on 0866001064, or tweet HERE.

For anyone outside Dublin you can catch the livestream.

Show repeats Monday at midnight GMT 13/07/09.

Previous shows

Thursday, July 9, 2009

These will be going up around Dublin tomorrow. I like the air of mystery.

Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4

August 24th is long.

Li'l Silva - Wake Up Mix

Many thanks to Bob for alerting me to this one - a guest mix Lil Silva did last spring for Ras Kwame's show on the BBC. Download it HERE if (like me) you missed it first time around.


01 Lil Silva – Drama
02 Lil Silva – I’m The Man
03 Danny Native – Alternative Levels
04 Lil Silva – Laid Back
05 Lil Silva ft La Roux – Bullet Proof [Remix]
06 Lil Silva – Pulse vs Flex
07 Funky Steps – Leave With You
08 Lil Silva – Seasons
09 Seany B Ft Alana Faye – Want Me Back
10 Lil Silva – Tribal Land
11 Lil Silva – Colours
12 Lil Silva – Nitro
13 Lil Silva – Power

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

R1 Ryders - Karnak Praktiss Mix

West London production duo R1 Ryders, whose Burnout EP I've been playing a fair bit on my radio show, have put together a tasty mix of US house and UK Funky - go to their soundcloud and Download it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mos Wanted Mega - Different Lekstrix

Mos Wanted Mega 'Different Lekstrix'. Big Tune.

Joy Orbison - Doldrums Mix

Highly recommended - Joy Orbison's mix from a few weeks back on Lower End Spasm, featuring the instant classic 'Hyph Mngo', forthcoming on Hotflush.



01 Pearson Sound - Indelible
02 Karizma - Drumz Nightmare
03 Nu-Birth - Anytime
04 Tonya Renee - About You [Karizma Boucha Remix]
05 Altered Natives - Rass Out
06 Joy Orbison - Smother
07 Efdemin - Acid Bells [Martyn Remix]
08 Shed - Selection One
09 Ultramarine - Hooter [Carl Craig Remix-Joy Orbison Edit]
10 Joy Orbison - Tentative Bidding"
11 Martyn - Hear Me
12 Joy Orbison - J. Doe
13 Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo

Monday, July 6, 2009

Standard 18/07/09

Here's our new night for Dublin.

Read Blackdown's 'Where Do You Call It' - it's pretty much how we feel, and why we need this night.

It kicks off with EL-B..ffs

Do join us.

Come Grime With Me

DJ Halfdutch 04/07/2009

Friday night's broadcast on 106.4 FM from Halfdutch nearly didn't make it, as techy issues conspired against the DJ. Thankfully, here 'tis. Out to Tiv, keep those tracks coming!



01 hot city - sweat
02 roska - feeline
03 tivannagh l'abbe - off the cuff
04 untold - just for you (roska remix)
05 cooly g - love dub
06 cooly g - love dub refix
07 james blake - air & lack thereof
08 falty dl - dionysus
09 brackles - lizards
10 dubchild - blackchild
11 eskmo - san francisco (the rhythm)
12 joker - 80s
13 pin & dubs - septic
14 spac hand luke - psycho
15 16bit - in the death car
16 missy elliott - the rain (supa dupa fly)
17 welton irie - hotter reggae music
18 gregory isaacs ft lady saw - night nurse
19 sam cooke & sound dimension - love me
20 dennis brown & triston palmer - ease up
21 sugar roy & conrad crystal - righteous train
22 johnny osbourne - rub a dub
23 tenor saw ft buju banton - ring the alarm
24 dennis brown - steady rock
25 u-roy - stick together


Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Infomatics Are Better Than You

The Infomatics slew the competition tonight on the Raw Sessions - not a hard task really, and we are thankful for once it was a public (though pricey) vote, rather than a panel of Dublin's 'rawk' illuminati. My missus was at the gig on friday last, and told me the lads dedicated 'Let Me Fly' to Luni - tonight, after the winner was announced, the credits rolled by to the sound of his collaboration with Damien Dempsey on the 'Patience' refix. RIP.

Big respect is due to Dez Ryan for putting it together, he of the foxy beard and leather jacket; he's come into some flack from the aforementioned hipster drones of Ireland's bulletin boards; all I can say is - fuck the begrudgers. Fair play to the man for getting up and doing something while you wasters sat in Grogan's comparing vintage converse and Electric Picnic anecdotes. This was a victory. End.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

DJ Halfdutch on 106.4 FM Tonight

DJ Halfdutch is back from her holidays and on the set tonight on Raidio Na Life.

Tune in to 106.4 FM in the greater Dublin area from 9-10.30 pm GMT - if you're elsewhere you can lock on worldwide HERE.

The show repeats at midnight GMT, Monday July 6th. If you're around Dub City tonight you can catch DJ Halfdutch and friends in the Féile Bar, Wexford St D2.

Previous Shows

Don't Call Me Fat

Friday, July 3, 2009

Earth 616 Vol 2 - Wiley

The postie just dropped this in my door. Been waiting on this to come out for some time - off to town now to pick up Vol 1 - happy days.


Grievous Angel - Crazylegs Mix

Been rocking this one all week - the perfect soundtrack for summer from Grievous Angel, plenty of current favourite producers on this one, along with some big remixes from the man himself.
Download the mix HERE.


01 Dem 2: Baby You’re So Sexy – Vocal MixIt
02 Dru Hill: Freak Like Me – El B Remix
03 Missy Elliott: Work It – Grievous Angel Remix
04 Cooly G: Floating
05 Uncle Bakongo: Baga
07 David Byrne and Brian Eno: The Jezebel Spirit
08 Hard House Banton: Sirens
09 KenLou: The Bounce
10 Riko: Ice Rink – Grievous Angel’s Drum Ritual Remix
11 Riko: Ice Rink – Grievous Angel Remix
12 Roska: Climate Change
13 Cooly G: Dis Boy
14 Q Burns’ Abstract Message: Innocent – King Britt Scuba Mix
15 Refuge: Frozen – Grievous Angel Remix
16 Lady Saw & Cecille: Loser – Grievous Angel Remix
17 Grievous Angel Ft. Rubi Dan: Move Down Low – Funky Remix

Click HERE to preview Grievous Angel's next release on Keysound.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hatcha 2004 Set @FWD 28/06/2009

Massive. Download it HERE. Much thanks to Blackdown.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Major Grave - Oh Boy (Instrumental)

First of July already, and some freshness to start the day (or, if like me you're just in from the graveyard, to end the night)- a Grime instrumental from one of my favourite producers on this small island, Major Grave. Its good to see he's pulling the proverbial finger out, along with Konspiracy, and getting some new rhythms done and dusted. More to come soon too, keep an eye/ear out on Three Piece Meal for updates.