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Listen To DJ Spoko.

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Special Edition EP by DJ Spoko Remember a millions years ago, there was an absolute blow up track called Township Funk by DJ Mujava? One that riddled dancefloors with a propulsive pitched up hum and carnival drum patterns. And then no more? Well, DJ Spoko is one of the earliest exponents of this hyped up South African kwaito sound and has been putting out a steady stream of releases over the … Read More

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Divide and Conquer.

In #rabble11, Blog, Film, Print Edition by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

The Great Wall is a studied meditation on the nature of borders in the 21st Century. On one side we have the towering urban powerhouses of capital and on the other the wretched of the earth. Throw in a chilling soundtrack, stunning cinematics, a riff on Franz Kafka and you’ve a work that puts a dose of dystopian shits right up ya. Rashers Tierney had a tick for tack with  the … Read More

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Wake The Folk Up.

In #rabble10, Blog, Music by Mícheál Platano4 Comments

Belfast born Harry Bradley’s flute playing has garnered huge praise, not to mention the 2014 Gradam Ceoil musician of the year award. He’s also probably one of the only Irish musicians you’re likely to find sporting a Subhumans t-shirt while teaching kids. Mícheál Platano caught up with the man for a quick chat about tunes, punk rock and how Gaelier-than-thou theocrats fucked up trad. Apparently, Martin Carthy, the English folk … Read More

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I’ll Ava Bit Of That!

In Blog, Culture by Tiarnán Ó MuilleoirLeave a Comment

Photo by Ruairi Drayne. The Audio Visual Arts Festival conference in Belfast aims to showcase some of the city’s immense electronic talent. Practice your off-tempo dance moves and gurns everyone, the Boiler Room is coming to town. Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir takes us through the weekend ahead. While Irish nightlife north and south remains constrained under the jack-heeled boot of asinine licensing laws, the island has of late experienced a clubbing … Read More

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Banksy’s Back In Gaza.

In Blog by Fedayn6 Comments

Street artist Banksy has been back to Gaza and he’s created a parody travel advert to document his new work. Banksy has been busy in Gaza for a decade now and his subversive art highlights the vicious Israeli regime’s treatment of Gaza’s imprisoned people. For background and earlier artwork visit EI. Banksy’s site has a fuller catalogue of his recent Gaza work. If you’d like to support the Gaza Toy Drive check out their … Read More

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The More Things Change…

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Interviews by Rashers Tierney 1 Comment

    My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and writer/performer Eva O’Connor chatted to Rashers Tierney about how the religious orders still need to loosen their vampiric grip on our schools and of course their play, which was our hands down favorite at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Can you tell me something about … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Deviant & Naive Ted X rabble exclusive download.

In Culture, Music by Myles Ni Gangstaleen1 Comment

  Well, well, well. Xmas has come early for fans of Deviant & Naive Ted. Rabble has wrangled some exclusive sounds, all wrapped up in one tasty little zip file for yiz… 2014 saw Deviant & Naive Ted release a siiiiiiick EP with Clerk 5 (remember that name), and probably oddest of all, a commission to produce the theme song for a bunch of famous Japanese wrestlers to make their … Read More

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#clubbersCognotes: David Holmes On Acid House.

In Blog, History by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Great interview with David Holmes, churned out as part of the Alternative Ulster history project up Norf. They’ve gathered up interviews with some of the musical movers and shakers of the NI scene over the years. Holmes ran the famous Sugar Sweet club, Orbital wrote the track Belfast, after playing it. In this one he chats the impact of acid house on the city: “It was the kind of the perfect … Read More