Well, the time of year being what it is, the radio station is closed for the week, so for this saturday's Standard radio show we have something a little different.
A few months ago, I packed up my belongings, gave away the rest, and left Ireland with the missus and the madra for South East Asia. While going through my stuff, I found various neglected dusty cassettes from the 80s, 90s and beyond, one of which I gave to Mek to transfer into a digital format for nostalgia's sake, which will be broadcast tonight on Dublin's FM 106.4.
It's an old mix I did back in 95 (or thereabouts), made up of old school electro and house records I loved and bought in the 80s, along with some hardcore/early jungle I had begun buying by the time this mix was done.
In other words, expect plenty of skipping, dodgy mixes, but great music - and forgive the odd bit of blending from old Streetsounds Electro albums (forgive me Herbie) - inevitable given my collection back in them days.
The show kicks off at 9 PM (GMT), finishing up around 10.30.
Here's last nights Standard Radio broadcast, with DJ Bob on selection and live in the mix, and Major Grave on security detail/moral support.
Kicking off with some Broken Beat and Chicago classics, then diving headlong into Garage, this week's show finally winds up in some proper old Grime favourites - for the heads who remember and all that.
Lock in again next saturday night, when I'll be resurrecting an unheard old school mix for a long distance Santa special. Hold tight the mid-life crisis crew.
A big thanks to our guests this week, as Bob took a well deserved break, and I spent my birthday stuffing my face elsewhere on the globe, and staring at a full lunar eclipse.
With Major Grave on the controls, Joey and Alex of the Pryme Crew took to the 1210's and CDJ's to give us an hour and a half of deep House, Funky and other genetic twistings of the sound. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and we're sure to have the lads back in the future.
For now, you can grab the download below if you missed it - Standard operations will be in effect again next week at the same time and place.
01 George Fitzgerald - Feel like 02 Lemy Leopard - Im from the jungle 03 Fulbert - first time house 04 Domonic Martin - Homage new jersey 05 FCL - Lets go 06 SCB - Loss 07 Yakine - Tight thing 08 Eats Everything - Whatever whatever 09 Scuba - Never 10 L-vis 1990 - Forever Dub 11 XXXY - Kerpow 12 Maya Jane Coles - What they say 13 Braille - A Meaning 14 Kingdom - Stalker Ha 15 Manare - Pearl (Chaos in the CBD Remix) 16 Brackles - Take me home 17 Addictive - Bad Girl (Champion Remix) 18 Deadboy - Here 4 U 19 Champion - Lighter VIP 20 Altered Natives - Voyeur 21 Christophe - The Force (Julio Bashmore Remix) 22 Spectr - Dance 4 Me 22 Roska - Squark 23 Lil Silva - Seasons 24 T.Williams - People's Choice (F.Dat Remix) 25 Mele - Mugged 26 Breach - Fatherless 27 Gremino - Shining (Jam City Remix) 28 Jay Weed - Prism 29 Taylor - CMB (Girl Unit Remix) 30 Bok Bok - Silo Pass 31 Jam City - Scene Girl 32 Breton - RDI (Girl Unit Remix)
'I was going through some of my mixes recently and realised I hadnt uploaded this one I did back in 2008 featuring all the KMA Productions releases up to that point (there have been a couple since 2008). Hope you enjoy! The Komplete KMA - featuring every release from KMA Productions 1995-2008!'
For the first show of December, DJ Bob was joined by a special guest, our buddy Joey C of the Pryme Crew.
If you're a regular listener you know the story by now - the best of UKG, Grime, Breaky skittery stuff, some Housey mutants and other bits of 12 inch black plastic spinning around clockwise, and always mixed live - standard.
Lock in again next week for more...thanks again to the listeners...
Standard Radio is back on the air tonight from 9 till 10.30 PM, with a special guest! Tonight we have got Joey Cardiff ,from Dublin's Pryme crew pulling out the vinyl and stepping up for 45 minutes of live mixage!
DJ Bob will also be spining some new and old tunes from his collection- expect a mixed selection from the crates covering Garage, Grime and the odd bit of Breakstep.
As allways, Dublin listeners can catch the show on 106.4 FM; our listeners elsewhere in Ireland and worldwide can also catch the show live on the web.
Get involved and get your shout outs by contacting us during the show on this thing.
DJ Bob took to the airwaves in my ongoing absence once again to fire up the 1210s, dust off the auld plastic, and bring you another ninety minutes of Standard Saturday night sounds. Kicking off nice and jazzy, then into a selection of UKG and Grimyness for the final show of the month.
Standard Radio is back on the air tonight from 9 till 10.30 PM, with another 90 minutes of live mixage from DJ Bob - expect a selection from the crates covering classic Garage, Grime and the odd bit of Breakstep and whatnot.
As ever, Dublin listeners can catch the show on 106.4 FM; our listeners elsewhere in Ireland and worldwide can also catch the show live on the web.
For shout outs dont hesitate to contact us during the show on this thing.
Grimeforum, in association with Pitch Controllers, bring you their second Grime podcast, mixed by Sir Spyro and featuring some brand newness from the label, along with some bangers you may already know. Be sure to grab the first in the series too from Vectra. Proper order.
"Is it just me or is the standard for what is considered to be "Dubstep" today just getting lower and lower and lower and lower on a daily basis? I mean seriously, I just heard some of the worst "Dubstep" I've ever heard and this dude or dudes have over 2000 followers. For my next Dub release I'm just going to set off a car alarm, record it, and put a beat behind it...oh and sample someone talking about hoes or drugs or hoes with drugs and then pitch it down and insert it right before the drop. 10,000 followers in one day. Guaranteed."
Rules for the competition are as follows: - Remix the track into your chosen electronic style. All sub-genres are welcome. - Enabling a download link on your track before the competition has ended will result in you losing the chance for the track to get released on the official EP. After the winners have been announced you may give out your remix for free. - Submit your track before the deadline or it will not be accepted - Only one entry per producer.
Submission deadline: January 1st, 2012 The winner will be announced on Feb 1st, 2012
Kicking off with some Funky flavours, into some leftfield bits, and culminating in Grime and Dubstep, it's another Standard Radio show from DJ Bob this week - an hour and a half of favourites once again, strictly vinyl and as always live in the mix for your enjoyment.
Big up the listeners, local and international, on the FM and the web. Grab the download below if you missed it or you need a reload.
Our friends in the UK Nixwax are gearing up for the first release on their new label, the 'Everything Means Nothing' EP from OJ Smooth - if you've been checking their Ustream channel lately you'll already be familiar with it...
They've a also very kindly offered a free 320, OJ's track 'Pieces' which you can grab from the link below. The EP will be available on limited vinyl release (and digital) from November 28th via Above Board Distribution. Enjoy!
Here's a treat all the way from Rome courtesy of Lorenzo (formerly known as butintheweekend); a tasty little mix of 21st century House music which will hopefully remind you of sunnier times of year while you zip up that jacket to the neck, and drop them dog ears.
Look out for his 'Keep It' EP, dropping December 7th on Soupu Music...not that far away now, so stay warm and enjoy this mix in the meantime...
01 Lorenzo - 1988 02 Haegan - God bless house 03 Mike Hindle- The Way (Lorenzo remix) 04 Cardopusher - Everybody 05 Zulu- Bulawayo 06 Lorenzo - Keep it 07 Numan- Island Jam 08 Marlon Roudette - Riding Home (DVA:hiemotions remix)
Okay, so it's a day or two late but here's saturday's radio show - kicking off with DJ Bob, bringing a fine set of UKG, Funky House, and Grime, peppered with various nameless mutants of the UK continuum.
Around the 60 minute mark he's joined by the third member of the unholy trinity that is The Standard Crew, otherwise known as Major Grave; it's a thirty minute mix of his own Grime instrumentals with quite a few new and exclusive bits in there, so hold tight for that.
You can score some Major Grave bits here if you're feeling it.
We'll be back again next saturday, same time and place. A big smooch out to the listeners and supporters.
01 Dj Bigga G -Mind Body And Soul 02 Double 99 - Deep Inspiration 03 Active Minds - Hobson's Choice 04 Mj Cole - Crazy Love (Todd Edwards Save Your Cries Dub) 05 Hot City - No More 06 C.R.S.T - Bump 07 Roska - Do You Believe In Love 08 Efdemin - Acid Bells (Martyn's Bitter Sweet Mix) 09 West Norwood Cassette Libary - What It Is (Brackles Rmx) 10 DVA - Step 2 Funk 11 Shortstuff - Galaxy 12 Darqwan - As we Enter 13 Synkro - Empty 14 Ekelon - 7th Soul (Sully Remix) 15 Synkro - Wasting Time 16 Dizzie Rascal - Trapped 17 Musical Mobb - Pulse X 18 Major Grave - Part ways 19 Major Grave - To Hold 20 Major Grave - Phoenix 21 Major Grave - Easy does it 22 Major Grave - New Eire 23 Major Grave - Fresh 24 Major Grave - Want You 25 Major Grave - Sink In 26 Major Grave - R.I.P. 27 Major Grave - Unnamed 28 J Beatz - Tazer (Major Grave remix) 29 Major Grave - Over Riddim
Saturday is upon us again, and that means it's time for us to bring you another installment of Standard Radio.
Tonight Bob will be keeping you entertained with the vinyl selection as usual, and we have another treat in store as Major Grave will be debuting an exclusive mix of his own Grime instrumentals, so don't miss that.
It's been online for a couple of years, and of course the individual tracks have been on wax even longer, but it's well worth a listen if like us, you're still in love with the sounds of West London in the noughties. Thanks to Bob for the reminder...
01 D.E.A Project - Feel the rush 02 R.I.P Productions - Deep Inspiration 03 Bump & Flex - Long time comming - (Nu-Birth rmx) 04 Mj Cole - Crazy Love (Todd Edwards Save your Crys Dub) 05 Big Bird -Flave 06 Somore - I refuse (What You Want) 07 M-Dubs - Over Here fest Ritchie Dan 08 Ramsey & Fen - Style 09 White - Need a fix Dub 10 Y-Tribe - Enough is Enough 11 Godfather - Funk Power 12 Steve Gurley - Gonna Be My Way Dub 13 Colour Girl - Aint no body better 14 Geeneus vs Slimzee - Log Off 15 Target - Earth Warrior rmx 16 Youngstar - India Riddim 17 JME - Serious (Run the road rmx) 18 The Streets - Dont Mug Yourself (Jammer rmx) 19 Wiley - Fire Fly (Devil Mix) 20 Wiley - Wot U Call It (Devil Mix) 21 Another Bootleg - Melody/Eskimo rmx 22 Ruff Squad - White 23 Wonder - 8th Wonder 24 Geeneus - Say It 25 Dizzie Rascal - Ho-Go Rmx 26 Chain Letters - Artilla
Join the crew once again for another night of Standard Radio tonight from 9 till 10.30 PM - DJ Bob will be keeping you bumping, flexing, and generally doing the standard saturday skank in the comfort of your gaff-stroke-jammer.
Tune your radio dial to 106.4 FM if you're blessed with a Dublin address...if not, we're also available on the Livestream through your computerised listening devices.
Deep and funky House is the order of the day from the man SmooveKriminal, who has kindly put the track 'Undergrowth' up for free download from his Soundcloud - keep an ear out for more from the producer behind some of the toughest UK House around.
Plenty Dubstep favourites with a sprinkling of Grime last night, as Bob applied the anti-static cloth to the vinyl, and the vinyl to the steel platters. A big shout to all who got in touch and all who lurked. Lock in again next week, same time and place, standard.
Here's last night's show, Bob on the ones and two's with a selection of House, UK Funky, Garage and Dubstep from the vinyl vaults. Big up the listeners, and lock in again next time for your Hallowe'en soundtrack....
Thanks again all who tuned in, downloaded, or had a sneaky listen over the last few years.
It's my final show for a while as I'm getting my arse (and the rest) out of Ireland along with my missus, and the mutt. The other side of the world has given us a bell and we've decided to take it up on its offer.
As soon as I get myself somewhat settled, and my equipment makes it's way across a couple of seas and the odd ocean, I'll be back via the power of the web.
Bob and Major Grave will be keeping the flag flying for Standard Radio in my (physical) absence, keeping what must be Dublin's only remaining show on FM radio that keeps the continuum continuous, in continuity. It's been fun. Catch yiz later.
Well, tomorrow is the last time I pack a bag of records, traipse across the city, set the turntables up in battle mode, and muddle my way through ninety minutes of live mixing and pidgin Irish mumbling.
Much fun down at the radio station last night, despite the studio amlplifiers cutting out during the odd mix and blend - otherwise a fairly hyped show this week, mostly on the Grime / 8 Bar side of our record collections: 45 minutes from me followed by 45 from Bob.
Here's last night's triple decker, with our special guest DJ Sectionfive kicking things off, followed by some from me, and then some from Bob.
Apparently there were some issues regarding the live stream, so apologies to all outside Dublin and our flimsy FM reach - you can catch up below for 90 minutes of UKG Vinyl favourites if you missed it.
Thanks again to all who sent shouts, we'll be back next week.
After last week's break (too much birthday cake), we return to the airwaves this Saturday night with our special guest Sectionfive kicking things off for the first half of the show, with myself and Bob providing the tunes for round two. We're on from 9 PM as ever.
Channel us through your car stereo by rotating your dial to 106.4 FM - if you live outside Dublin, we're also live on the web.
You can get in touch with the studio via Facebook.
Another trip through some favourites from the 2 Step era, kicking off with a selection from Bob, with myself joining in for the second half. Thanks once again to the listeners/fellow cultists; we'll be back next week armed with another bag of twelves.
Here's last night's dip into the collection, various records from the last ten-and-a-bit years that convinced me to forgo the odd meal, and reach deep into the pockets. We're back next week, same time and place.
01 Roxy - Morse Code 02 MC Juiceman - Fly Ladies 03 Zed Bias & DJ Principal – All Night Jam (S. Gurley Remix) 04 ElB - Express 05 Horsepower Productions - Triple 7 06 Artwork - Round Sound 07 Mario Cee - Negativiti (Chris Mack 2-Step Mix) 08 Kode 9 - Babylon (Dub Mix) 09 Mike Lennon - When Science Fails (Hektagon Remix) 10 DJ South Central - Free Ur Mind 11 Skream - 2D 12 Digital Mystikz - Misty Winter 13 Loefah - Fire Elements 14 DJ Narrows - Burning Up 15 Skream - The Bug 16 TRG - Oi! Killa 17 Oxide & Neutrino - Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) 18 Menta – Sounds Of Da Future (Darqwan Remix) 19 DJ Zinc - 138 Trek 20 Tubby T - Tales Of The Hood 21 Sticky - Golly Gosh 22 Big$hot - Bass 23 DarqEFreaker - Queen Of Hoxton 23 Donaeo - My Philosophy (Bounce) (Miami Bass Mix) 24 Lennie De Ice - We Are IE (Caspa + Rusko Mix) 25 SRC - Goombah VIP 26 Starfox - Jumanji 27 Joker - Digidesign
Technical-whatsits delayed delivery of last saturday's Standard Radio show, but here it is at last - just Bob this week with a fine selection of UKG, dubstep, Grime and whatnot. A bit of trouble with the needles at one point but otherwise business as usual.
We'll be back next week, or at least, I will - Bob is off emptying Soho's record shops of their contents.
Christ, it's been a while, or at least it feels that way. Either way, we continue our dedication to a mission even we don't understand tonight from 9 PM, as Standard Radio once again will be sizzling from your speaker box.
Dublin radio owners - lock on to 106.4 FM
International listeners - we're live on the web too.
You can get in touch with the studio via Facebook, which we like.
As predicted, the first show of August involved waterproof clothing and many cups of tae, as myself and Bob settled in for ninety minutes of old and new records - we kept the tempo down this week to play some favourites which we can only lump together under the categorical umbrella of House musics' various bastard children. Or something like that. We're back in two weeks at the same time and place. Thanks to all who locked in.