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Up The Dubplates.

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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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Forrests.

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Organs by Forrests Forrests, comprised of Dublin based Paul O’Reilly and Owen O’Mahony have, excuse the pun, played a blinder with their latest collaboration Organs. Released in 2014 to much interest, the album is a really beautiful ambient electronic gem. It’s striking how much I enjoyed this record, as young Seán was a big fan of metal and didn’t have much time for anything that wasn’t guitar driven, never mind … Read More

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Ghost Estates.

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One from the Crate highlights releases from the Irish artists putting out their stuff on black and white. Many of these releases are self-published or are put out through small independent labels and can be hard to find. There’s no list to work off, just lucky finds in Dublin’s record shops. For the first, Sean O’Reilly takes a look at the Ghost Estate’s debut from four years ago. Ghost Estates, it has … Read More

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It’s Vinyly Friday

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Yesterday we posted on social meeja about a vinyl obsessive that transverses West Africa in search of lost gems. Meet Frank Gossner, Berlin record obsessive – some call him the Archaeologist of African vinyl.  There’s a documentary about his buzz floating around somewhere. The trailer’s above.  Gossner chases down what he calls voodoo funk on his blog. While that dude is in a league of his own (probably in a galaxy … Read More

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Keep it on the Download?

In #rabble5, Culture, Print Edition by Myles Ni Gangstaleen1 Comment

  Ever since the invention of the player piano, there has been moral panics about the consumption of music, about who stands to gain from it, and who is losing out. Myles Ni Gangstaleen take a look at the ethics of downloading. Sure even back in the 1870’s when it was invented, towns across America were covered in black and white posters emblazoned with a skull and crossbones, and the … Read More

Print your own dubplates.

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The record stores won’t like this. We took a gander at the resurgence of vinyl sales in our first issue last year.  Now, while this video above might be purely speculative it does suggest Star Trek looks pretty much to be around the corner. In an effort to boldly 3D print where no man or woman has 3D printed before, I’ve created a technique for converting digital audio files into … Read More

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The Vinyl Resurgence.

In #rabble1, Illustration, Print Edition by Rob Flynn4 Comments

Despite a glut of doom and gloom articles, sales of the black stuff have increased for the fourth year in a row in the UK. Rob Flynn from Cork bass merchants Dubculture considers why. Record stores through Ireland and the western world have been closing for some time now and its no secret what the main reason for this is. The digitisation of music was predicted to revolutionise the industry … Read More