Second Square To None


Taking a cue from the best of vintage nineties electronica and giving it a contemporary reworking this set by Cignol is a toe-tappingly exuberant mash of acid synths, chunky breaks and analogue bass.

!K Club this Thursday

Monday, January 18, 2010 , 0 comments

Check out Ed Devane and Holly McGowan this week at the always excellent !K Club. Both will be performing live and debuting new material.

Full details on the !Kaboogie site.

Monday 26: Ilex

Monday, January 18, 2010 , , , 0 comments


Formerly known as Fringe, Ilex makes music perfectly suited for SSTN's Sunday afternoon time slot - interlocking rhythms propel the set gently along as warm woolly tones soothe your brain and delicate melodies shimmer in and out of focus.

Irish Blog Awards

Friday, January 15, 2010 0 comments

If you fancy voting for us in either the 'music' or 'group' categories you can do so here.

Note: you don't have to vote in ALL the categories. Sure you'd be there all night if you did.

Very exciting liveset here, Legion of Two recorded at SSTN7 on 20 Dec. After releasing one of the albums of the year ('Riffs' on Planet Mu) we were extremely excited to hear what they had in store live and they did not disappoint. Their sound is an immense wall of sound with grinding rhythms & dense textures that are built for live performance. It inhabits a dark world somewhere between industrial techno and noise-rock with all the visceral live impact that you expect from the superbly executed combination of live electronics and drums. We strongly advise you to check them out live but in the meantime, listen to this set and turn it up loud.

The latest Irish act to get signed to The Best Electronica Label In The World, Planet-Mu, Legion of Two consist of 2 veterans of the Irish underground, Alan O'Boyle and David Lacey. Alan is best known for his work as Decal, with releases on Planet Mu and Rotters Golf Club among others, and David has played in scores of bands and is active on the improv scene in Dublin for many years. Based on that description you might expect Legion of Two to be some sort of electro jazz crossover, but this is not the case. Slow, heavy synth bass riffs collide with stoner metal drums while scorched dronetones interweave above. Epic stuff! Their album Riffs is available now from any record shop worth its salt.

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  DECEMBER: All Irish Promo Mix  by  djeomac

Very nice mix by Eomac featuring loads of top Irish producers. Just goes to show the range of talent that floating about these days..

Notes & tracklisting lifted from Eomac's Soundcloud account.

Irish !Kaboogie Alphabetset Acroplane Stasis Mantrap
The final part of my series, this one is dedicated to my comrades-in-riddim from this beautiful isle of ours. A promo mix of what the Irish beat community has to offer at the moment. This only tips the iceberg. There may be a follow up mix to this shortly with stuff I didn't have time to include or didn't work in this mix.
I tried to vary it up style-wise and vary between unreleased and released material, and between tracks from different artists and labels to give a good overview of what's happening here at the moment.
Hope you enjoy....

DECEMBER: 'All Irish Promo Mix' Tracklisting:
1. !Kaboogie Chant
2. Without AnyThought - SUNKEN FOAL - [Planet Mu]
3. Beauty - DEVIANT - [Alphabetset]
4. New Edit - EOMAC - [unreleased]
5. Tzur Men - T-WOC - [Alphabetset]
6. Crossroads - PRINCE KONG - [All City/Alphabetset] / Field Station Teufelsberg - MUTTERMAL - [Digitalbiotope]
7. Woke Up - MANUS GOAN - [unreleased]
8. Digi87 - A-FORCE - [unreleased]
9. Dek Rudder - BLUEFOOD - [!Kaboogie]
10. Sines And Symbols - AUTOMATIC TASTY - [Acroplane]
11. Mind, Body, Spirit - SHANE O' DONOVAN - [unreleased]
12. Commaspace - CIGNOL - [forthcoming Alphabetset]
13. Longtime - SPECTAC - [DEAF '09 CD2]
14. Konnektquartet - HERV - [Go Away]
15. Battle Swine - DECOY - [Neuromantek]
16. Guilty Feet Got No Rhythm - ED DEVANE/REDMONK/THATBOYTIM - [Takeover]
17. Black Ops - UNINERVES - [Mantrap]
18. Lady Gaga's Balls - EOMAC - [forthcoming Mantrap]
19. Improper Hinge - KACHANSKI - [Mantrap]
20. Playtime - ED DEVANE - [forthcoming !Kaboogie] / Stringaling (loop) - 2-BIT - [!Kaboogie]
21. Stamina - PRINCE KONG - [Acroplane]
22. Hot Butter Interlude - T-POLAR - [unreleased]
23. Badman Banker - THE BANKER - [forthcoming !Kaboogie]
24. Word Of The Kings - SUNIL SHARPE - [unreleased]
25. Grinding Teeth - SWARM INTELLIGENCE - [unreleased]
26. Unexpected Error - LAKKER - [!Kaboogie]
27. Lost - THE NIHILIST - [!Kaboogie]
28. Rave Please - FILARIA - [Acroplane/Alphabetset]
29. Bdmsoi - SHANE O' DONOVAN - [unreleased]
30. !Kaboogie Chant