I don’t really know enough about the contemporary aspirations of planning culture now to comment. But if you look at Milton Keynes in the UK as a prime example of 60’s utopianism, its history is hilarious. I got given a tour about 10 years ago, when I was looking to do a project there. Its original planners were entrenched in new-age ideology. They even sited its main artery, Midsummer Boulevard, on the axis of the summer solstice sunrise.
It’s payday weekend and we have a fine selection of things to spend your hard earned cash on this weekend. Tomorrow in Dublin, Mutate have brought UVB back over. By all accounts his show in Pacinos a while back was great, this’ll be no different. Also on Friday, techno brothers Tom and Ed have a new project together. Moving on from TR//ER they are now preforming … Read More
Some of us here at rabble have had quite enough of dry January at this stage, thank you.
Huge night in District 8 tonight: Paula Temple, Rebekah and Cailín.
New year, new tunes. We’re back to the grind here at rabble planning for the year ahead but don’t worry, we still have time to party.
Easing us in to the new year is Italian selector a.p. prods. The Flipside crew are bringing him to Tengu this Saturday with Mark Murphy and Daire Carolan on support. We’re looking forward to this one.
The weekend clubbing guide is back and it’s a jam packed weekend coming up. Some great locals parties as well as a couple of record launches.
Tonight down in Limerick the 909 Crew have Fran Harnett in control to cause a bit of a ruckus. 909 resident Maedbh O’Connor is on support. Two top quality Irish DJs there so get on it if you’re in the area.
Radicalism and reinvention are two prevalent themes running through programming for A Fair Land. Cultural and artistic activism were predominant in the creation of the political movement for 1916 and it was this gathering of energy, ambition, ideology and activism which A Fair Land sought to emulate, orientating the project towards a future vision moving forward in 2016.
Dublin’s RLSD Records are no strangers to the scene having conducted courses in production and DJing on the regular for the past few years. This week however saw the release of their first bit of wax. Jasper Matthews caught up with one half of the label, Doug Cooney, for a chat about the release and how it and RLSD came to be. Fair dues on the release, tis sounding tasty, … Read More
Rabble clash with DDR for a spooky Samhain Bash.
This Sunday, Rabble and Dublin Digital Radio come together for a Halloween party to remember.
Tresor resident and Another Earth label boss, Esther Duijn, makes her first Irish appearance this Saturday for Basement Project, in Factory, Galway. Jasper Mathews caught up with her for a wee chat in anticipation of the gig. Hi Esther, are you looking forward to your Irish debut? Hi Jasper, I am super stoked to come to Ireland, it was on my wishlist for a while now. Also one of my … Read More
A new online radio station based in Dublin is about to take off. What’s in store? We checked in the DDR crew to find out.
So, a new digital radio station is in the pipeline. Tell us how it came about?
The idea was floating around in our heads for a while I think. A few of us have been involved in different forms of radio over the years and I think we all wondered why Dublin didn’t have something like this already. We went to Open Ear festival on Sherkin Island earlier this year and started talking seriously about it. A five hour car journey home with only national radio for company really got the wheels moving then. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I guess it’s a bit reactionary in that sense, we were a bit angry with the lack of coverage for certain areas of culture in Ireland so we are trying to fill that void in a small way.