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Music we like, music we have heard and music we recommend.

Dave's Journal

Antidote presents Bugged: FREE MIX!

You may remember a few months back Antidote hit the Dublin Friday night scene with a massive kick in the groin. Since then they have grown hugely into one of the hottest nights in Dublin with only the best electronic music around. Well in that time they have been raised a child down in the deep dark corners of the Mezz and he has finally grown to be a ....BUG! […]

todayNovember 4, 2010

Miki's Journal

Cut Copy – Where I’m Going

Since bursting onto the Australian dance music scene in 2004 with the glorious, sunshine-soaked electro-pop effort Bright Like Neon Love, Cut Copy (based in Melbourne, Australia) have been rocking dancefloors and stages across the country and the globe in a way not many other Australian artists are able to match. Drawing influences from a wide array of sources – everywhere from eighties new-wave and synthpop, the kind of music Cut […]

todaySeptember 15, 2010

Dave's Journal

Thick Plastic

All roads point to "Busy Town" at the moment as my brain, eyes and chest seize up and scream out for a remedy! That said there is a sound for every occasion, and through the catastrophic mess of an over-worked and under-paid lifestyle comes a certain bond with the songs of the downtrodden and misunderstood. I found myself conked out on the couch at 3am, playing Springsteen's "Nebraska" on repeat […]

todaySeptember 4, 2010

Andy's Journal

Scott Pilgrim Vs. Underworld

If you're familiar with the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels from Oni Press or the excellent film version Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, you know that creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's work is influenced more by music than by other comic books. Like his hero Scott Pilgrim, O'Malley plays in an indie rock band -- although in O'Malley's case, he is the only member. Operating as Kupek, O'Malley's put together an impressive […]

todayAugust 25, 2010

Andy's Journal

Recycle: Joy Division & New Order

San Francisco DJ Jeb Edwards has given the Internet a gift far greater than we deserve. In defiance of Warner Bros.' callous and feeble remastering and reissuing of some of the best post-punk and electronic music of all time -- that of Joy Division and New Order -- Edwards and his cohorts have prodigiously "remastered" all the bands' original Factory Records singles -- including "Blue Monday", "Temptation", "The Perfect Kiss" […]

todayAugust 24, 2010

Dave's Journal

Neat

I have been slipping deep into a weather induced Jazz binge the last few weeks. It seems the weather has turned from dry hot days of Kenny Dorham's "Afro-Cuban" to the deep blue, wet city streets of Ornet Coleman's "Shape of Jazz to Come". But during all of this I came across something completely different, an artist called Neat from Lyon in France. I was intrigued by the description provided […]

todayAugust 20, 2010

Andy's Journal

Queen Kwong

Queen Kwong is a three-piece Los Angeles rock outfit lead by Carré Callaway, a musician and singer who was discovered at age 17 by Trent Reznor. Callaway and various versions of her band have been playing here in L.A. for several years now -- even supporting Nine Inch Nails on two occasions -- and developing a sound that's as melodic as it is raw and aggressively "underproduced." That sonic nakedness […]

todayAugust 18, 2010

Dave's Journal

The 13th Tribe

Ran into this gem on Soundcloud... The 13th Tribe will feature in my Black Box radio show tonight on www.DirtyRadio.org where you can hear a mix of 5 tracks. You can also catch up with an array of 13th Tribe releases on their bandcamp and also on Soundcloud. You only need to read the selection of reviews posted on their Soundcloud to get a sense of the quality on offer […]

todayJuly 11, 2010

Miki's Journal

Kele – The Boxer

Since bursting onto the scene in ’05 with the stunning Silent Alarm Bloc Party have been one of the more credible and interesting acts of the new millennium – Kele Okereke’s incisive lyrics and beautifully inimitable voice fused with the raw sounds of post-rock melodies and moods developed so skilfully by the rest of the band. Bloc Party’s latest effort, Intimacy, divided audiences with its challenging new direction: their usual […]

todayJuly 10, 2010

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