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Common Sense.

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Above: Wendy Teasdill is the mother of Ellie Rowe. Ellie died at the festival in 2013 after mixing a small amount of alcohol with a small amount of high purity K. The family gave a heart rendering talk at Speakers Corner at Boomtown this year. Across the pond, drug-related dates are spiking. So this year’s Boomtown was something of a revelation in the kind of harm reduction strategies, that can … Read More

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Dublin Digital Radio’s 2017 Besties.

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Above: The little studio that could – where the magic happens.  And the poster for Friday’s gig with record fair bizness. It’s been a momentous year for our neighbours and extended fam at Dublin Digital Radio. So, to top it off – we gave them a hand harvesting end of year listicles from the gazillions of shows holding things down on the station. There’s been a huge response to this.  And rather than … Read More

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Colin Devine from Ellemeno’s Best of 2017

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Roy Of The Ravers – Don’t Get Caught  (Acid Waxa) I’ve been a fan of ROTR since his ‘Green Irish Tweed LP’ in 2011, and he released lots of amazing acid lines, but I think this one tops the lot. Floating Points – Ratio (Pluto) Every year Sam Shepherd releases a track worthy of my top 5 and 2017 was no different. This 18 minute journey is emotional, spooky, intense … Read More

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Eddie Galavan from Seems Legit’s Best of 2017

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Helena Hauff – Do You Really Think Like That (Ninja Tune) Possibly my favoured dj and producer at this moment in time and this particular track off her new EP on Ninja Tune is why. Raw, energetic and not sticking to the what’s hot formula with a heathy dose of acid. Parrish Smith – The Self Of Matter (L.I.E.S) Big fan of this track and anything off the Lies label … Read More

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Oisin Meehan from Always Read the Label’s Best Of 2017

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Theme from Q – Objekt Big fan of this one. Love the combination of breakbeat, and deep house elements. Always goes off! Hat tip to Tom Tatton sharing with me! Pembe – Jimmy Rouge (Orange Tree Edits) Was a toss up between this and ‘Litmus Groove’ for my favourite tracks from the delicious Orange Tree series but went with Pembe. Amazing track, such a groove. Smiling Faces ’95 – One … Read More

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The Thin Air’s Death Culture Blues Best of 2017

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So the 5 of us who do Death Culture Blues each picked our favourite track of the year for this list. We basically just each chose the favourite track that we had played on the show through the year. Blanck Mass – Rhesus Negative (Layout Sacrad Bones) Brian: Akin to the earth’s mantle tearing apart like a soggy pizza crust, from which emerges blitzing patterns of blinding, searing, perfect noise. … Read More

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Vincent Dermody from Into The Music Yourself’s Best of 2017

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  Richard Dawson: Weaver (Weird World) Part Comus, part Morricone, part Cardiacs but mostly just Richard Dawson. As with most of Richard’s work this is epic, local, universal, hilarious, tragic, glorious and completely unique. As if Robert Wyatt was raised on the moors by a herd of wild black metallers. On top of all of that Richard is an absolute joy to work with and one of the funniest people … Read More

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Lolz’ Best of 2017

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JASSS – Oral Couture (iDEAL Recordings) JASSS debut LP Weightless is one of my favourite albums this year, with Industrial, EBM and Jazz inspired leanings there are so many gems to pick from. but her track Oral Couture squeezes on to the list above the rest. Davy Kehoe – Storm Desmond (Wah Wah Wino) There were so many unreal Irish releases this year, but Davy’s definitely sticks out as a … Read More

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Shane O’Meara from Feathers Glued To Your Face, Bringing Firepower’s Best of 2017

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Privacy – U Can Tell (Klakson) A mixture of old and new electro influences on this killer jam, which still sounds completely fresh. Good to see Klakson back with some new records too. Nu Era – Octahedron (Omniverse) It could have been any of the four tracks on this record, or any of the five tracks off the other EP Marc Mac did this year, but we’ll settle on this rusher. … Read More

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Ralph Sher & Andrew Kelly from The Friendly Side of Strange’s Best of 2017

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Almost Grown – The System (Music From Memory Released in 1983, re-issued in 2016, heard by us in 2017. Amazing bass line and little riff on the keys. A lot of music from this era seems to over do it on the chorus but here it’s perfect. Love how it’s a pop song that’s 6 minutes long as well. This one is very much “The Friendly Side of Strange” Storm … Read More