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Mixes, Music

Mix: Who Taught You?

My latest mix is for the relatively new Fallow Media site, an operation based out of Dublin that contains plenty of excellent long form writing and other media that has a focus on the arts in all its various shapes and forms. I’ve delivered for them their first podcast, which comprises solely of music that has been…

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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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The Wall / The Stallion – Mick Wills Edits

Mick Wills is the definitive Djs Dj, forever unearthing lost gems and playing them seamlessly alongside classics and fresh releases (often re-edited by himself) he’s one of the rare breed these days who has managed to build up a regular touring schedule based nearly solely off his djing – most definitely helped by having such…

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Music, Records, Review

Vinalog – Perspectives

Before it became de rigueur for everyone to make their house jams “gritty” and “raw” or whatever those reason pre-sets are that so many use as in their badly mastered, leaden productions the Live Jams / Relative crew were quietly releasing some rough-edged but – importantly – funky 12s beginning around 2009 or so. EMG…

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Music, Records, Review

TWINS – Tassel

CGI Records out of Atlanta has been responsible for some of the biggest dancefloor killers in my deejay sets over the last year or so. Jams by C Powers (“Phoenix Down”) and Jerome (“5”) have been especially lethal. The newest one that is smashing for me has just come out on vinyl and it is…

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Guest Mix: Barry Redsetta (Major Problems)

For our readers living in Ireland Barry Redsetta is an instantly recognisable name. Possibly most well known as the long standing resident at the recently closed Twisted Pepper, he has been a mainstay in Irish clubbing for many, many years and is oft and quite rightly regarded as one of the finest djs ever to…

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Records, Review

Pharaohs – Rinse Dream

What with it being a pretty summery day here in Dublin today I’m going back again to an earlier release from the year with the last 12″ from the US group Pharaohs. Trading on the less is more approach over the last few years, their sporadic releases have all been pretty much essential, especially the stunning…

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