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Culture, General, Mixes, Nonsense

Guest Mix: Section Five

Our latest guest mix comes from the west coast of Ireland, and with it comes a really enjoyable accompanying piece of writing discussing the mix and the music selected. The stream/download is at the bottom of the post…enjoy!  For most of the year dancing as we do it is confined to sweaty basements where the…

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Culture, General, Nonsense

…now where’s your bite?

Any of us paying attention to dance music media outlets in recent weeks will have most likely spotted at least one interview or promotional piece with regards to Mark Hawkins’ –  aka Marquis Hawkes –  new album, Social Housing. Hawkins has gotten into a spot of bother in recent years over his new moniker and…

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Culture, Music, Nonsense, Records, Review

Dj Technician & Dj Overdose

It will come as no great surprise to our readers when I say that we here at ISM take the long view when it comes to ol Electronic Dance Music. It is still partly viewed as “new” and there has always been a certain obsession with innovation within its varied sub sections even though we…

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Culture, Gigs, Music, Nonsense

Sherkin Jerkin’

For those of you not too bothered about seeing Tiga for a 4th time in 12 months, or slightly perturbed by how last years Electric Picnic’s headliners were copy and pasted on to this years Forbidden Friut line up and / or generally can’t tell the difference between most festivals on the calendar any more, this June…

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Culture, Mixes, Music

Mix – Massive Carl’s M5 Mixtape / Bloc Mixxx

My latest mix is for the Bloc Weekend festival which is taking place this weekend over in Butlins in Minehead in the UK. Apartment and Lunar Disko will be taking over the Pub Venue on the Saturday of the festival from 7pm to Midnight featuring myself, Tr One, Automatic Tasty and John Heckle. At this…

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Culture, General, Nonsense

A reason to be cheerful (?)

This post has been inspired by the RA Dj poll. Not something I expected to be doing when I woke up today but there you go. I apologise now if you are hoping that this will be a rant about how rubbish it is or about how contrived it is, you’ll have to go elsewhere…

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Culture, Music, Nonsense

Who do you think you are kidding?

Disruption, abstraction, subversiveness, outsider, challenging preconceptions, fucking things up and just plain old weird. Terms, ideas and narratives that never stop being appealing. And why shouldn’t they be? Music needs to evolve, needs to break boundaries and challenge its listener. Experimentation is the cornerstone of many great musical movements. Techno music as a form is quite…

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Culture, General, Gigs, Music

Twisted Pepper closes…

I can’t say I was hugely surprised with the news that Bodytonic’s Twisted Pepper will be closing its doors this week. Even though it is Dublin’s most well known and highly regarded dance club of the last ten years it also felt like its time, in its current incarnation, was up. Clubbing – and Dublin…

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