Friday, May 29, 2009

When Sport and Music collide...

The video mixing maestro that is DJ Yoda recently did a short but sweet mix for ITV in the build up to this years Champers League semi between Chelsea and Man. Utd. (United won of course, but got smacked last Wednesday by Barca which pleased me immensely). I wonder do his turntablism skills filter through to the pitch?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chris Cunningham

Ye may have noticed the latest ad for Gucci doing the rounds on the the box. The ad features a fresh rendition of Donna Summer's I Feel Love running in synch to the invigorating flutter of flowers circulating a rather attractive young woman. The result is a brief yet enlightening advert that is up there with the works of Guinness.

The director behind this advert is Chris Cunningham and his filmography consists of many groundbreaking and almost revolutionary music videos such as Bjork's All Is Full Of Love, Leftfield's Afrika Shox and Aphex Twin's Windowlicker. Everything he has touched is pure genius.

He showcases his work to date at the Electric Picnic-a definite must see.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I have recently got into Milosh who Donal Dineen has been giving some deserved airplay on Today FM. Hailing from Toronto, Michael Milosh delivers "pretty" music that incorporates smooth electronica with soft gushing vocals. There is also an r n'b feel to his material that allevites the tunes from a shoegazey fallout, which in turn gives them a distinctive groove-great driving music on slow sundays.

The track You Fill Me from Meme (his second LP released in 2006) has been embedded in my head from my very first listen. Its melody swings and serenades while the romantic vocals enrapture the senses. A complete gem of a tune. Click on the link below to download and enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The xx - Crystalised

I am digging this tune (and band for that matter) in a big way. The xx hail from good oul' Londontown and have been creating waves in the UK blogosphere as of late. This tune is one of the most intimate and provocative songs I have heard all year...totally engrossing!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc.

Camp electro-pop it may be but I think this is a great tune and with a wonderful animated video makes it all the more impressionable:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

Prefuse 73's output to date has consistently involved rich and diverse tapestrys of sound that encapsulate various genres. This, the fifth album from the man from Georgia USA, is no different delivering a 29 track body of work that splashes short yet substantial tracks, typically under a minute long, with tracks of normal length which trancsends into an album that constantly surprises the listener. No one stage of the album submits to a definitive genre as such. There are samplings of hip hop, lo-fi IDM, jazz and so on. There even snippets of dub on tracks like Fountains of Spring, while tracks like Four Reels Collide and Whipcream Eyepatch appear to have lost the marbles of genre definition altogether.

This is a terribly endearing and involving package of music that pulsates in waves of controlled spontaneity whilst potraying a certain level of romanticism

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This is big...

It looks like the long awaited Avalanches second album is due out soon! Ambiguous it may be but their Myspace and Official Site both come with a fresh announcement of "clearing samples" which can only mean the album is finished with only licensing and all that jazz to be dealt with.

Their inagural LP Since I Left You is an absolute gem jampacked with bold and exciting samples and general badass mixing-here's hoping the second instalment is just as tantalising...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moth/Wolf Club tracks for your listening pleasure

Thanks to the good folks of the interweb the two tracks from the mysterious 12" released by Four Tet and Burial(as I mentioned a last week) are availble to tantalise your pretty ears:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Eagles of Death Metal to hit Limerick!

Dolans Warehouse have just confirmed that the Eagles of Death Metal will be playing on Tuesday August 25th with tickets available now from their website for 18 bucks.

This is quite the coup, with the EODM renowned for downright sexy and electric rock n' roll. I wonder will the legend that is Josh Homme be on the drums for this show...