Skipping needles added to the stress in the very humid confines of Raidio Na Life last night, starting off on a house vibe and with lots of grimey garage nostalgia (as usual), then more grime. Tune in again next week for Halfdutch, fresh from her holliers.
It was inevitable, but it's still something of a surprise...yes, Ireland's first contribution to the many skank tracks out there courtesy of the True Blood Soldierz and their mixtape 'Genre Problem'. Have a listen HERE- you'll probably recognise the rhythm.
It's my turn on the jobshare on Raidio Na Life again this Saturday night. I've no idea what I'm going to play, but chances are it'll be whatever's in my bag(s) after Friday's session - I hope to see you there, but if you can't reach it, tune in saturday from 9-10.30 pm (GMT).
Wicklow born and Madrid based Owen Howard puts together some great mixes, as mentioned a while back on Wearie - check his blogariddims podcast HERE. He sent me this one recently, and again he dodges the pigeonholes. Download it HERE.
01 Quadriplegic Companion - Omar S 02 Narst – Cooly G 03 Similarity - Ben Klock 04 Christian Martin – Elephant Fight (Justin Martin's Jungle remix) 05 Untitled - D Breeze 06 Girls Get Low - DJ Clent 07 Bad - Kode 9 vs L.D 08 Turn the Music Up – Mathead 09 From Day – Double S 10 Shortwave – Shackleton 11 The Lie – Zomby 12 Deck Static - The Dexorcist 13 I Can't Stop – Untold 14 Swarm - Kode 9 15 Dollar Sign – Stush 16 Orchestral Lab – Guido /Eyes of the Lord – Wiley
Dan has passed away. At this very difficult time, we can only send our love out to his family, those he loved, and those who loved him. I had the pleasure of many gigs with Dan and the lads over the years, and always had the craic with him; anyone who knew him will tell you the same. Thanks for everything Dan, you will be sadly missed by many.
It's definitely Untold's time right now; Hemlock is just getting better and better by the release, and Mr Dunning seems to be taking the grime/dubstep aesthetic forward without actually mentioning it - now that the focus seems to be moving away from MC's and their personal dramas and back to the producers and the music. His FACT mix and interview with Blackdown give great insight into the way he works it, so check them. In the meantime, he has graciously uploaded a new track for free download (not for release) HERE, entitled 'Luna'. Eyes down biz.
01 Cooly G – Narst 02 Greena – Actual Pain 03 Mario – Play The Bludclart Bass 04 Altered Natives – Rass Out 05 El B - Lyrical 06 Martyn – Hear Me 07 Brackles – LHC 08 Ikonika – Fish 09 Ghostleigh – Bleep Off 10 Pangaea – Memories 11 Guido – Cat In The Window 12 Ikonika- The Idiot 13 Madd – Flex’d 14 Joe - Rut 15 Ikonika – Sahara Michael 16 XI – Unfair (Ikonika Remix)
"So we had a sweet day down in Tu-Ki's studio. We brought the modulars down to see if they'd play nice with all other gear. An 808, a 909, an MPC 1000, 2 modulars and Tu-Ki being killer on the decks. We were just messing about really trying to see if we could get it all synced and working. The track above is a live jam... about 11 mins long... starts cooking a few mins in... no edits, no mastering, no mixing, just the machines sounding raw. The 808 is going through the Frostwave Resonator for a bit more bite. It really was a lovely way to spend my B'Day.
If you like it we are going to try and organise something for this year's DEAF festival. PushMoveClick and Tu-Ki doing a live thing... hopefully projectors and cameras again. Anyways hope you like the track..."
01 night crawlers - push the feeling on 02 tina moore - never gonna let you go 03 sounds of blackness - everything is gonna be alright 04 dnd - diamond rings 05 ruffneck ft yahvan - everybody be somebody 06 castle freaks - been a long time (and you know that mix) 07 nu-birth - anytime (tuff & jams kick dub) 08 dj deekline & polo - i don't smoke 09 doolally - straight from the heart (bump & flex vocal mix) 10 angie stone - no more rain (wookie dub) 11 leee john - your mind, your body, your soul (mj cole Mix) 12 m dubs feat lady saw - bump n grind 13 el b - cruiser 14 ghost - lyrical tempo 15 groove chronicles - masterplan 16 dubchild - like a girl 17 jammin - tonka (menta remix) 18 horsepower productions - rude boyz 19 james cotton - mind your manners (food be clean mix) 20 horsepower productions - lets dance 21 martyn - hear me 22 tivannagh l'abbe - rise up 23 emvee - glitch dub 24 debruit - congo whoomp
Tune in for DJ Halfdutch, this saturday night on Raidio Na Life. This week she's going to focus on the garage end of things, so lets hope for some fine solstice weather as she provides the soundtrack for outdoor sessions/in-car bumpage.
Tune in to 106.4 FM in the greater Dublin area from 9-10.30 pm GMT. You can catch the worldwide stream HERE
*You can also hear a repeat of the show at midnight GMT, Monday June 22nd.
Anyone reared in Dublin before the celtic tiger cubs came into being ( demanding wraps, ciabbata and 'gourmet burgers'(ffs)) has fond memories of Walsh's Spice Burgers. Split in two, deep fried, with a few chips thrown in the bag and the essential salt and vinegar added, they were an integral part of Dublin chippy life - I say were, as its bad news for Dubs.
With its headquarters in Dublin, Radio Groovalizacion is a worldwide roster of artists broadcasting on the web.
Co-founder DJ Izem puts it in these terms: “We want to build bridges between people of distinct parts of the world as it happens in many cities of the world such as Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, New York, etc... all cosmopolitan cities. What we would like to recapture on the radio is this aspect of a metropolis.”
With that in mind, tomorrow night sees the first foray off the ether and into the concrete world of Dublin nightclubbing - alongside Groovalizacion regulars Izem and BBW, Kiko De Gallo and T-woc will be playing all sorts of Afro-Latin, and everything in between. Dancing shoes at the ready then.
Power FM's time back on the analog dial unfortunately ended last week. Sad really. They're still streaming live on the 21st century wireless however, and tonight its time once again for the Don Rosco & Stacks show. I'll be guesting on the show tonight - if you fancy having a listen in ( 9pm GMT till midnight ), go to the Power FM website and click away.
If you're in Dublin and like what you hear, you are invited to attend our new night starting in July, located in the city centre and featuring a very special guest to kick it off. More on that soon.
You certainly can't. Repping the republic across the border in Norn Iron (I miss hearing his sets out in Dublin tbh), 2Bit just threw me this mix, and, as it implies on the tin, it can't please everyone. It makes a fine effort though, with UK and US bits thrown in, which is certainly a bit of a rarity on this blog. You can download the mix by clicking the pic above.
01 Seiji - Yo Voy (Seiji Remix) 02 Harvard Bass - 81 (Renaissance Man Remix) 03 Buraka Som Sistema feat. Petty - D..D..D..D..JAY 04 MJ Cole feat Digga - I gotta Have It (MJ’s Funky Dubb) 05 Drop the Lime - Hear Me (Drums O Death Remix) 06 Twizzle - Skydiving (Green Money in Tha Sky Remix) 07 Kid Cudi - Day and Night (Crookers Remix) 08 Ebola - Portland 2CB 09 Major Lazer - Hold the Line (DZ REmix) 10 Bruce Stallion - 1992 11 Raffertie - Anti Social Refix 12 Guns &; Bombs - Riddle of Steel (12th Planet & teaLong Remix) 13 Toddla T- Shake It (Count and Sinden Remix) 14 Rogue State - Back Then 15 Bulimiatron - Stab Attack (NoNewYork Bay Area Bass Remix) 16 La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo Remix)
A very nice mix from Seiji, someone whose music I've always kept an ear out for; from the Reinforced days, through Broken Beat and beyond. This mix stays on the Funky vibe - some big rhythms from the last year along with new bits such as the Neighbourhood refix. Enjoy.
01 Madlib - Lifetime (Lifeline) 02 Madvillain - Fancy Clown 03 El Michels Affair - Mystery Of Chessboxin' 04 The Dap-Kings - Nervous Like Me 05 Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours 06 Bunny Wailer - Back To School 07 James Brown - Blind Men Can See It 08 Black On White Affair - Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother 09 Jesse Stone - Crawfish 10 Wynonie Harris - Quiet Whiskey 11 Baron Lee & The Blue Rhythm Band - Reefer Man 12 Otis Redding - Shake 13 Professor Longhair - Big Chief 14 James Brown - There Was A Time (KD Mix) 15 The Clash - The Magnificent Seven 16 Jellybass - Vulgar 17 Rhianna - Word Love (Jay's Extended Mix) 18 Linkwood - RIP 19 Mos Def - Umi Says 20 Marvin Gaye Project feat Bobby Depasois - Music Feel The Soul 21 Dam Funk - Hood Pas Intact 22 Floating Points - Love Me Like This 23 LD - Traumatic Times 24 Geiom - No More Tears 25 South3rn - Luddite's Dub 26 TRG - Broken Heart (Martyn Rmx) 27 Untold - Walk Through Walls (LV Rmx) 28 Guido - Orchestral Lab
01 Laden - Really Like You 02 Gappy Ranks - Gyal Mi Love 03 Voicemail - Ride Mi Bike 04 Gyptian - Money Man 05 Buju Banton - Buy Love 06 Richie Spice - Soothing Sound 07 Konshens - Straight Forward 08 Busy Signal - Beep 09 Mavado - Neva Believe U 10 Equiknoxx & Gerusalem - Cobba Cobba Riddim 11 Lil Joe - Wine 12 Tifa - Single 13 Spice - Badmind 14 Cecile - How It Feels 15 Anthony B - Roll Mi Gal 16 Mr Vegas - Mi Believe 17 Mr Vegas - Old School Hustling 18 Major Lazer feat Mr Lexx & Santigold - Hold The Line 19 Gappy Ranks - Put The Stereo On 20 Erup & Nature - Trample Dem 21 Beres Hammond - I Feel Good 22 Beres Hammond & Donovan Germain - I Feel Dub 23 General Degree - Jah Will Provide 24 Delly Ranx - Pleasure Pain 25 Buju Banton - Pretty Every Time 26 Cornadoor - Chocolate Fudge
Be sure to tune in to Dublin's Power FM for the Don Rosco & Stacks show, on 99.5 FM from midnight till the wee hours. After last week's broadcast (my personal favourite Irish radio broadcast of the year so far - but still no archive)we can expect another treat with tonight's guest Naphta.
No doubt he'll be spinning some choice ones, along with excerpts from the forthcoming 'over an hour long and two years in the making' vinyl-only 'democracy.now'( D1 ). More to watch out for from Naphta includes Grievous Angel's VIP of 'Soundclash 1', coming soon on Keysound Recordings. Somebody had better record this one.
When 12pm comes click HERE Chat to the studio HERE.
01 Bodysnatch - Euphony 02 Manix - Special request 03 Structural Damage - Really Living 04 2 Bad Mice - 2 Bad Mice (Remix) 05 Code 071 - A London Sumtin 06 Rufige Kru - Menace 07 4Hero - The Elements (Fire and water Remix) 08 DMS - Vengeance 09 Criminal Minds - Baptised By Dub 10 4Hero - Students Of The Future (4th Dimension Remix) 11 Studio 2 - Dirty Games 12 Johnny Jungle - Flammable 13 Inta Warriors - Your Love Is Yours 14 Dub II - Badman (Tuffness Mix) 15 DJ Trace - Lost Entity
The latest from Bok Bok - a special mix for Glasgow's LuckyMe. At this stage, these blurring and blending mixtapes are the only ones for me this summer.
01 refuge – u best believe 02 donaeo – love to happen 03 mosca – square one 04 dre skull – i want you ( bok bok remix dub ) 05 alison hinds ft machel montano – ? 06 dj cleo – east rand funk 07 r1 ryders – rubberband 08 dorian concept – trilingual dance sexperience 09 short stuff & mickey pearce – tripped up 10 zomby – with lasers 11 electric red – drink in my cup 12 joker & ginz – purple city 13 terror danjah – sidechain 14 bok bok – crew dub 15 dj assualt – vandalism 16 mr de – time space scrilla 17 basutbudet - take them out to eat ( bok bok sundown edit )