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Up The Dubplates.

In Blog, Music by Rashers Tierney0 Comments

Above: Enda Starr running the controls for the weekly Firehouse show on Radio Na Life 106.4 FM. Find out when to lock in over here. Rashers Tierney caught up with Paul from the legendary Firehouse Skank to hear about hauling the first proper sound system to Ireland in the early 1990s, friends pissing in the wrong place at a rammers gig and that all essential UK link up. Mick T-woc … Read More

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rabble’s Bloc Rocking Beats.

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Above: That time again folks, when an army of invading dance music fans take over Butlin’s in Minehead and go for it three days straight. I hope your name’s not down for any chalet deposits?   We’ve been saving up our not giving into FOMO points for a fair few weeks now and are getting damn excited about the impending last ever Bloc Weekend at the Butlin’s Minehead resort. Here’s … Read More

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Listen To Unique 3.

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While much of hardcore was about getting on one matey, there was also a tinge of anti-drug messaging in some of the MC’s flow – at least early on and from those that came from the reggae sound system culture with it’s bigging up of ganja culture. You’ll find tracks like the Demon Rocka’s Hard Drugs going in strong on the effects of ecstasy as it swept in – lyrical warnings about … Read More

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Listen To Twoc.

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Jetstar II by t-woc Twoc’s got long form in the game. Known as a prime selector and a dab hand at production, he just dropped new fire on Basecamp. We won’t say much about it other than it’s a solid dose of riddim and bass spiked by an ear well prone to exploring beyond the obvious. There’s a bit of a quirky biography of himself over on Bandcamp too, no doubt inspired … Read More

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Listen To Count Ossie.

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The mighty Soul Jazz have just gone and re-issued Count Ossie’s seminal 1975 collection Tales Of Mozambique. Count Ossie set up a famous Rasta encampment on the east side of Kingston, it was there many of the island’s musicians learned about a fervent spiritual movement and came in contact with outsider drumming traditions that wholly redefined the island’s musical heritage. David Katz writes about the birth of reggae and had … Read More

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Listen To African Head Charge.

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We’re having a bit of love in at the moment with the back catalogue of a certain Adrian Sherwood. Caught wind of him in various interviews and came across him proper when he put out some serious weaponry with Techtonic’s Pinch in recent times. That stellar hook up led to a fantastic album called Late Endless Night last year. It brought us back to the meditative earlier stages of dubstep, with … Read More

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Up The Dubs.

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Bit of a Saturday morning dub odyssey here from Edinburgh’s Riddim Tuffa Sound. It’s basically a track with tonnes of documentary samples about the dubwise aesthetic layered on top. A nice little concept well executed. For more check them out on Soundcloud.

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#rabbleReels: Ska-master General.

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Here’s a documentary about a little known trombonist who created the foundations for ska.   His name was Rico Rodriquez and he died this time last year on September 4th. He left behind a legacy of shared stages and albums with many legends in the game.  The two tone revival was good for him and he played with The Specials, including tooting on A Message To You Rudy. If you want a … Read More

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A Chat With The Mad Professor.

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Tommy Rash had an extended chat with dub reggae producer extraordinaire and all round ledgebag The Mad Professor. It starts off with calypso but takes in punk, ebola and even the Hot House fecking Flowers along the way. Jump to the end for details on how to nab tickets to his World Music Embassy gigs.   Do you remember the last time you were over in Ireland? Laughs.. No I don’t! … Read More

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#ruckusAlert: Trust In The Green.

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Trust in the Green in aid of Pieta House is happening again this year, on Saturday 27th of September on the bandstand in Stephens Green. There will be a feast of music in the park from 10am till 7pm, including MC Soom T from Glasgow, Ras Tinny, The Bionic Rats, Pia Dunne, Kiruu, Mr. Upfull, Revelation Sound System, Noel Sweeney (poetry), Patricia Lohan Ruff Chuff Crew, Djs; King Damai, Sophis … Read More