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Ireland – Zombie Nation( an instant film response to the headless chickens coming home)

Posted by homoludo on Feb 19 2009 Posted by homoludo on February 19th, 2009 filed in mixtapes, recession, video, zombies
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Zombie

A company that remains in business even though it is technically bankrupt and almost surely headed for the graveyard. –Finance dictionary

If you think it’s bad now,  wait until all the undead houses around villages in Ireland  descend on the cities screaming ‘Brains!’

Here’s a new film (finished last night) by Eamonn Crudden on the spectres of gombeenism.

Large screen here.

Tagline-Zombies roam a republic of the undead.

In this schlock-horror commentary on the collapse of the Irish economy, the inhabitants of a rural hinterland begin to feel the weight of the dead hand of the housing market.

Set in the notorious ghost estates of post ‘tiger’ Ireland, the film features Dennis Hopper as the voice of Brian (Brains) Ahern.

‘Brains’ is the overseer of a particularly gory property price collapse on ‘Fiddler’s Green’. He reckons he can clean up as a result of creeping zombification but his plans take on a zero-sum logic of their own.

To save himself from the killing floor that results, Brains attempts to turn his minions against each other but finds to his horror that control of the vicious cycle of blood and price drops has slipped from his greedy, grasping fingers.

!Kaboogie Sampler megamix

Posted by homoludo on Feb 10 2009 Posted by homoludo on February 10th, 2009 filed in !Kaboogie, Irish producers, mashes, mixtapes, music
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Here’s a mix of some of the tunes from the recent rough !Kaboogie Sampler of Irish beats. I did it a few weeks ago for the radio, but the cd deck kept messing up so it kept getting held over. I thought I’d better post it before it’s old news. There are some gratuitous tracks  –  Kid Cudi, the amazing farmers anthem from Collie Buddz and some Irish tracks that aren’t on the sampler, but you get the idea.

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  1. Gash_Up -The Banker- Masher/Editor/Arranger
  2. Lazy Squan  – Kachanski
  3. Leiden Ex – Cignol
  4. Loom – Solen
  5. Beer, Vermouth & Gin (Big Instrument) Piero Umiliani
  6. Skuff D Boxcutter
  7. Stringaling 2-Bit  Mash/w
  8.  The Prayer KiD CuDi
  9. Herb Tree -Collie Buddz
  10. Embrace The Martian- KiD CuDi  mash/w DJ scotch egg
  11. Dek Rudder – Bluefood mash/w
  12. Load it – Prince Kong (thug)

Mash of the week 9# Gash up. Yes, but is it art?

Posted by homoludo on Jan 23 2009 Posted by homoludo on January 23rd, 2009 filed in !Kaboogie, mash of the week, mashes, mixtapes, music, theory, writing
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 Here’s the Banker getting on board the train to mashville with- ‘Gash Up’, an extraodinary  mash/edit/arrangement of –   M.I.A. – Galang Acapella, Aphex Twin – Jynweythek Ylow, Shackleton – Tin Foil Sky, The Banker and Beethoven – Adagio Sostenuto. Check the way he uses the piano from Beethoven’s Adagio against M.I.A’s voice then segues into the Aphex twin piano…gosh.

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Girl Talk in Dublin

Speaking of mashes here’s a great, interesting and thought provoking piece by Nick Sylvester and W. David Marx on Girl Talk. For those who don’t know, Girl Talk does fairly dense  mashup albums.(He’s playing Dublin in March, I think I may even be supporting him)

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…the extent to which the music he’s working with is so portable, so building-block ready, makes it seem like he’s not making art so much as merely following industry directions: Step by step, like he’s putting together a Lego spaceship. There is no violence in this process, in other words; he’s hardly repurposing much of anything. Instead it’s like a video game in which Gillis has found the warp level — yet keep in mind, somebody somewhere had to program that warp level precisely so that it would be discovered.

On a boat on the Shannon last summer listening to the Girl Talk album with my friend the film maker, Eamonn, I got him excited by suggesting that a program could be easily written to mix and mash tunes by their key and Bpm. I’ve since came across Mixmeister which pretty much does this and it’s a matter of months before it or something similar is used as a plug in for media players.

The piece makes some interesting points and is a good read, though quoting Adorno to the effect that pop isn’t art muddies the waters. The pop he was talking about was Jazz and tin pan alley etc. It’s also a bit unclear what their problem with Girl Talk is – that he claims to be an artist? That he’s ‘only’ a technician?

The problem here is the usual one that the word art doesn’t actually mean anything.

From the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

Generally, art is a human activity, made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. Beyond this description, there is no general agreed-upon definition of art.

So every thing apart from work then.

Art used to glorify God, now it glorifies the market. Either everything is art or nothing is. I’d go with nothing. Good stuff, bad stuff, stuff I like, stuff that suits my agenda, but don’t go putting wings or halos on any of it.

It’s important to bear in mind the contexts of mashes and the processes that produce them and with that the fact that they create their own contexts. I remember in the days of Boomselection  thinking mashes were done, but they keep going, to the point they are now a model for new technologies. Saying they are soulless is a bit of a so what?- That isn’t nescessariliy a bad thing. We’ve just had over twenty years of dancing to a drum machine and searching for the smallest atom of funk…which has been good fun.

To what extent is Coltrane’s  ‘Favourite things’ a mash? Anyway read the piece, it’ll get you thinking. More mash theory here.

In other news here’s a link to the front page on Indymedia about a mash(projecting images on a building) I took part in on Monday. Organised by the above mentioned Eamonn, It took place outside the Israeli embassy.

Ireland’s Own

Posted by homoludo on Jan 08 2009 Posted by homoludo on January 8th, 2009 filed in funky, Irish producers, mixtapes, music, video
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Ireland's own

Here are some quality Irish tunes from 2Bit and Automatic Tasty. 2Bit’s ‘Ifer’ is available  for free download here.

Automatic Tasty has an album out on Acroplane here. The tune below ‘Little blue car’ is driving me mad ’cause its melody reminds me of a tv theme tune(a book voucher for anybody who indentifies it, I gave up after a couple of hours, not spectrum enough I suppose).

Automatic -Tasty Little Blue Car
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In other Irish news,  from the Clare People – “Lisdoonvarna double act Drugzilla are Clare People Interactive’s Clare Artist’s of the year…(they)bring underground to a whole new level and have won a massive international following for their experimental hardcore songs about drinking cider and Buckfast.” Hope to have them at our new run of gigs(more on these soon) in McGruders in April.

Drugzilla – On a Mission from a Hippie in a Van
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Also a good mix of funky (newish UK house/bass variant) below from Colz. What I like about the mix is that is forefronts the riddim-ness(in the dancehall sense) of funky. It also includes by far my fav funky tune so far, Hard house Banton’s “sirens”.

Dj Colz New year funky mix
[audio:/DJ%20Colz%20New%20Year%20Funky%20Mix.mp3]

Tracklist

1 Bakongo – Uncle Bakongo
2 Sirens – Hard House Banton
3 Gabryelle Refix – D Malice
4 I Wish – X5 featuring Teresa
5 Makonde – Uncle Bakongo
6 Feeline – Roska
7 The Print – Fingerprint
8 Dub Boy – Funky Underground
9 Turbulence – Jalla
10 Inflation – Crazy Cousinz
11 Quicktime – DJ Naughty
12 Changes – DJ Mystery
13 Green Light – Footsteps
14 Baga – Uncle Bakongo
15 Big Life – Colz

While I’m posting UK vids, here’s the low slung and menacing ‘Da Hardest’ from Giggs. Who made some of the best grime of last year.

Rustie -Dublin

Posted by homoludo on Dec 12 2008 Posted by homoludo on December 12th, 2008 filed in !Kaboogie, flyers, gigs, mixtapes, music
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rustie

Hurrah! managed to book Rustie for Dublin on the Saturday the 27th of December in McGrudders. Perfect night for some freaky Sub Aqua action –  everybody itching to get out of the house etc. He’s playing in the !Kaboogie room at a Mantua fundraiser there. More later…

Here’s a set of his from a couple of years ago.
Rustie – gutterish
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1. Mark One – Slang (Tectonic)
2. DJ Marsta – Gridlock 4×4 (A.R.M.Y Bullet)
3. DJ Mentat – What’s Happ’nin’ instrumental (?)
4. Otto Von Schirach – Trick Snitch (Touchin’ Bass)
5. Rick Ross – Hustlin’ Remix instrumental (Def Jam)
6. Loefah – Mud (DMZ)
7. Wiley – Flat Derik (Dump Valve)
8. ??? – B2 (D&G)
9. Matty G – For The Smokers (Argon)
10. DJ Nessbeth – Respect (4 Player)
11. Mrk 1 – Empire (Tyke)
12. Newflesh – Wherever We Go Space Engine Mix Instrumental (?)
13. Juelz Santana – Oh Yes (Def Jam)
14. Es-pee-dee & DJ Distro – A2 (B.P.S.I Records)
15. Ripper Man – Rubble (White)
16. Stacs Of Stamina – Roll Wonder Refix (Werk)
17. Wonder – What Geeneus Rmx (Dump Valve)
18. Mondie – Straight feat. All In One (White)
19. Spac Hand Luke – Sidthug (Rephlex)
20. The Dexorcist – Connect One (Control Tower)
21. Slew Dem – Da Firing Range (Slew Dem)
22. B.I.G – Spit Your Game Remix (Bad Boy)
23. Dj Urban – Bang That Shit Up (Kne’ Deep)
24. Nephets – Bounce Lady (Pro-Jex)
25. Dizzee Rascal – Give U More Feat. D Double E (Xl)
26. Feadz – Go On Beef (Bpitch)

Essential Flying Lotus

Posted by homoludo on Dec 02 2008 Posted by homoludo on December 2nd, 2008 filed in bleepy, mixtapes, music
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A great mix from Flying lotus here, justifying the hype and if done on tables as I’m pretty sure it is, [who cares] it’s great and amazing, and an instant classic. (update:also interesting to see how it’s dividing opinion on the bbc site-very polarised opinion = somethings up.)

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Flying Lotus BBC Essential mix 29 Nov 08

flying lotus

Alice Coltrane ‘Galaxy In Turiya’
Charlie Hayden+ Egberto Gisomonti / Gonjasufi ‘Testament’
Flying Lotus ‘Massage Situation (Stripped)’
Dimlite ‘Sun Sized Twinkles’
Flying Lotus ‘Robertaflack Ft. Dolly’
Flying Lotus ‘Robertaflack (Mike Slott Reflunk)’
Ahu ‘I Know All The Bitches (Bullion Remix)’
Heralds Of Change ‘Amuse’
Carlos Y Gaby ‘Happy Summer Solstice’
Pudge ‘Yung Infamous’
Dorothy Ashby ‘Myself When Young’
Nosaj Thing ‘Bach’
LL ‘Turf Day’
Flying Lotus ‘Infinitum (Dimlite Remix)’
Clark ‘Springtime Epigram’
Burial ‘Shutta’
Blank Blue ‘Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix)’
Daedelus ‘I’m String Struck’
MHE ‘Untitled’
Daedelus / Madvillain ‘Experience/Accordion (Flying Lotus Live
Remix)’
Hudson Mohawke ‘Zoo0000oom’
Rustie ‘Black Block Remix’
Teebs+Jackhigh ‘Idea 1 (Clutch)’
Matthewdavid ‘Tallahassee Tapes’
Martyn / Flying Lotus ‘Vancouver+Pet Monster Shotglass’
Fulgeance ‘Chico (Dorian Concept Remix)’
Joker ‘Solid State’
Rusko ‘Moanerz’
Daddy Kev ‘Invite8’
Ras G ‘Star Messenger’
Madlib ‘Unreleased Gem’
SAMIYAM ‘Cheesecake Backslap’
Knowledge ‘Dawn’
Flyamsam ‘Princess Toadstool’
Sa-Ra ‘Hollywood’
Muhsinah / Flying Lotus ‘With Me/ Melt’
Flying Lotus ‘Dissecto’
Flying Lotus ‘Breathe’
Mike Slott ‘Home’
Flying Lotus ‘Sangria Spin Cycles (Ambient Mix)’
Danny Breaks ‘Cosmic Dust’
Flying Lotus ‘Beginners Falafel (Free The Robots Remix)’
SAMIYAM ‘Falafel Cannon’
Flying Lotus ‘Beginners Falafel’
Slum Village ‘Players (Instrumental)’
Flying Lotus ‘Cackle’
Flying Lotus ‘Raise It Up’
Osborne ‘Definition Of A Breakdown’
Baron Zen ‘Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk Remix)’
Mono/Poly ‘Needsdeodorantbitch’
Chocolate Star / Nelly Furtado ‘Stay With Me/Promiscuous’
Gonjasufi ‘Suzie Q’
Kiing Midas ‘Lost (Flying Lotus Live Remix)’
Rusko / Flying Lotus ‘Terminal3’ / ‘Tea Leaf (Dancers Live Remix)’
Daedelus ‘Hours Minutes Seconds (Beat Invitational Version)’
Kode9+Flying Lotus ‘Kryon’
Zomby ‘Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)’
Busta Rhymes ‘What Up’
SAMIYAM ‘Crystal Lake’
Weather Report ‘River People’
SAMIYAM ‘Flintstone Car’
Flying Lotus ‘Backpack Caviar’
Radiohead ‘Reckoner (Flying Lotus Remix)’
Bjork ‘All Is Full Of Love’
Broadcast ‘Winter Now’
Portishead ‘Elysium’
Linda Perhacks ‘Hey Now Who Really Cares’
Flying Lotus ‘Infinitum (Exile Remix)’
Flying Lotus ‘Live Set Practice Run’

Anti Freeze

Posted by homoludo on Dec 01 2008 Posted by homoludo on December 1st, 2008 filed in mixtapes, music, Tropical
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anti freeze cop

Here’s some anti-freeze to keep your toes warm. Taken from the Ghettobassquake blog – a good place for tropicalnessness.

A.J. Holmes – Tropical Mix

[audio:/Tropical%20mix.mp3]

A.J. Holmes – Lumumba; Berlin Sex City Instrumental version
Magic System – Un gaou à Oran
Luky Gomes – (baka) zeze e toto kuduro remix
Aboutou Roots – Couper décaler
DJ Zoki & Dane – Balkan Sound 2007
Uproot Andy – La Vida Vale La Pena (Petrona Martinez)
Tarkan – Simarik (Radio Edit)
DJ Zidane – Guantanamo I
BOP – Meropa (Pitseng Tse Kgolo)
Kaysha – On est ensemble

Round up

Posted by homoludo on Nov 07 2008 Posted by homoludo on November 7th, 2008 filed in !Kaboogie, Bassline, calypso, funky, grime, Irish bands, mixtapes, radio, starkey
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  This week I’m mostly…

Blackdowns October rinse show with two Irish tunes, featuring one from Dublin jungle stalwart Naphta remixed by Grevious angel and ‘Ancient memories’ from my mucker 2 Bit. He used to do my radio show with me before moving on to make cyborg pensioners. The show also features  Starkey’s remix of Silverlink ft Badness and Jammer’s “Message is Love”  which is massive as usual from the Starkbot.

Dusk + Blackdown Rinse FM Oct 08 tracklist:
Download the show here until the Rinse podcast arrives.
Maddslinky ft Juiceman and Simba “Doing My Thing” (Laws of Motion)
Nude “Digitize” (Shelflife)
So Solid “Oh No” (Independiente)
Hatcha “Bashment” (White)
Skepta ft JME and D Double “Serious Thugs” (Dice Recordings)
Menta “Snakecharmer” (Road)

DOK “Crossover” (unreleased)
Zomby “Hokus Pokus” (unreleased)
DOK “Big Bang” (unreleased)
Joker “Nicole” (unreleased)
DOK “Timberdok” (unreleased)
Kotchy “One For the Money (Starkey remix)” (unreleased)
Silverlink ft Badness and Jammer “Message is Love (Starkey remix)” (unreleased)
Gemmy “Rustie Tin” (unreleased)
Gemmy “Jaeden’s Dream” (unreleased)
Skream “Clap” (unreleased)
Grievous Angel “Harpy” (unreleased)
Slugabed “ODB” (Stuff records unreleased)
DOK “When Will I Be Famous” (unreleased)
Guido “Way You Make Me Feel” (unreleased)

Naptha “Soundclash VIP (Grievous Angel mix) (unreleased)
Zomby “M25” (unreleased)
Erika Badu “Tyrone (Kulture refix) (unreleased)
Skream “I Love the Way You Loved Me” (unreleased)
DJ Mujava “Township Funk (Skream unofficial remix)” (unreleased)
Pangea “Memories” (unreleased)
LV “Don’t Judge” (unreleased)
2 Bit “Ancient Archive” (unreleased)
Grievous Angel “Darkness” (unreleased)
Brackles and Shortstuff “Melvin Blue” (unreleased)
Kowton “Countryman” (unreleased)

Starkey’s remix  also features in the very very excellent current Lower end spasm sub fm mix(linked in the side bar), their blog  is a good place to check the best of London flavas and a kind of barometer of how four four beats and house are influencing/ making a come back in the sound . Also on their blog, check the marcus nasty funky mix  from last month for a demo of how good funky can be.

BOK BOK – Sub.FM Night Slugs Show 1.11.08

tracks:
01 – DJ MOBI – Mdantsane Funk
02 – HITTY – Back To Me ft SIMONE
03 – DJ MYSTERY – Changes
04 – JAZMINE SULLIVAN – Need U Bad (CRAZY COUSINZ remix)
05 – HARD HOUSE BANTON – Reign
06 – CONAN LIQUID – One Time (For Your Mind)
07 – HOT CITY – Hot City Bass
08 – ROSKA – Our Father
09 – JOKER & RUSTIE – Play Doe
10 – ZOMBY – Polka Dot
11 – WAIFER – Gunman Skank
12 – DROP THE LIME – New York City Massacre
13 – SILVERLINK ft JAMMER & BADNESS – The Message Is Love (STARKEY remix)
14 – DROP THE LIME – Hear Me (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA remix)
15 – L-VIS 1990 – The Night Slug
16 – EGYPTRIX – Use Magic To Kill Death
17 – CALL OF DUTY – Russian Ganster Dub
18 – BASS BOY – Get A Reload VIP
19 – RUSTIE – Tempered
20 – NASTEE BOI – Dirtyah
21 – TAZ BUCKFASTER – Robogrime
22 – YOUNG DOT – What remix
23 – BOK BOK – No Need To Front 2009
24 – PANTHA – Damn Thing ft GRINSTAR
25 – NROTB – Take Me Up (MATH HEAD remix)
26 – L-VIS 1990 – Mutant
27 – TRC – Hush Baby
28 – RAMADANMAN – Humber
29 – DJ MA1 ft SOPHIA – I’m Right Here (JC remix)
30 – BURAKA SOM SISTEMA ft DJ ZNOBIA – Luanda/Sisboa
31 – DECKSTAR – Doing Things Differently
33 – BOK BOK vs L-VIS 1990 – That Girl Right There refix
32 – CRAZY COUSINZ – Bongo Jam (L-VIS 1990 remix)
33 – LITTLE JINDER – Polyhedron (SUPRA1 remix DTL VIP)
34 – STARKEY – Strike Now VIP
35 – MATT SHADETEK – Craziest Riddim remix
36 – PANGAEA – Router

In other news – after the success of the !Kaboogie audio workshop at the DEAF(sic) festival(sic) we’re starting a series of audio and media workshops next week before the !K club. Details on this later.

In other news-

Flicked onto one of those reality cop shows recently and saw two U.K. police hassleing two (eastern?) guys cause they were carrying a little scrap they’d tatted(like a foot or two). The police accused them of not bathing and needing to brush thier teeth!!??

Voice over: “Officers John and Mark struggle to deal with the smelly foreigners….”

Who was commiting an offence here?

And here’s a crazy calypso cover about it.

Thiaz Itch – Lord Kitchener – New York Subway

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Thanks to Ed for this one- available free here

Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit mixtape

Posted by homoludo on Oct 18 2008 Posted by homoludo on October 18th, 2008 filed in africa, mixtapes, music
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A few from the  new Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit mixtape.  Good mixtape despite detours into Peter Gabriel teritory. Irony seems to be in recession- there was too much, now I’m missing it aready. Good to hear it released on 320kbs – means it can be played out but also means might take a minute to load in you player.

The first track is still loading up

Get it Up (The Very Best Remix)
Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, M.I.A and Northern Cree
music : Radioclit
[audio:/14 Get It Up.mp3]

Kamphopo
Esau Mwamwaya
music : Architecture In Helsinki ‘Heart it races’
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Hide and Seek
Esau Mwamwaya and Teki Latex
music : TTC ‘Batards Sensibles’ -prod Para One
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Tengazako
Esau Mwamwaya
music : M.I.A ‘Paper planes’ (prod : Diplo)
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