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A Poverty Of Ambition.

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  The government strategy on housing is to constantly repeat “spending commitments” and issue estimates for house building projects. Patrick McCusker dons his number crunching glasses and looks behind the headlines of the government’s housing strategy in Budget 2018. Overall spending is up to 1.9 billion in housing, which is a startling 46% increase on the 2017 budget. This figure includes 500m to meet a new target of 50,000 homes … Read More

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rabble’s 2017 Year In Review.

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Above: Kerz produced this piece to go alongside a recent feature on scandals in the Nardai. You know that opening scene of Terminator? When Reese comes to – naked in a flash of light, with very little idea where he is? Well, today was a bit like that for us rabblers – we’ve time traveled through the merry season and are now stuck back at our wage slave stations, suffering … Read More

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Bye George!

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Above: Illustartion by Mice. That’s next year’s totally inappropriate Halloween mask sorted so. George Hook is a long time Blueshirt supporter who made a good living from greasing the gears of the establishment and the fine craft of being a reactionary wind up merchant on prime time radio. We drafted in Paul Dillon to look at how the Hookie monster eventually fell from grace and the far bigger picture of … Read More

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Eoin From Shivers Best Of 2017

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  Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet (Running Back) Lonely planet is the Immersive, heady, balearic debut LP from Tornado Wallace. A total trip from start to finish. An incredibly well rounded and mature album from the Australian producer. Could choose any of the tracks here but ‘Warp Odyssey’ has to be my pick. Tzusing – 東方不敗  (L.I.E.S.) Another stand out release was Tzusing’s debut LP on LIES. After a string … Read More

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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