Get Ready for Bloc Weekend

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Bloc Weekend are ready to shake things up in their¬†spiritual home at¬†Butlin’s resort in¬†Minehead. Kicking off on the 11th of March they have an absolute belter of a lineup announced for the first wave of artists: There’s already loads to choose from but some of the highlights so far for us are Trade, Thom Yorke (!), Jeff Mills, Ugandan Methods

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Cuttin’ Heads Collective with MynameisjOhn & Naive Ted

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For such a small island we’ve a tonne of talent! I’ve always been amazed at the sheer volume of festivals here¬†(I wonder how many per capita?) and the amount of interesting, unique music coming from the place. As we don’t always have the time to write about it we’ve been doing the next best thing, bringing it¬†to life with new

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Bastardo Electrico’s 13th Birthday

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This weekend we celebrate 13 years of Ireland’s longest running techno night, Bastardo Electrico! With such a rich music culture¬†in Ireland we’re delighted to be celebrating the dedication and hard work which has sustained Bastardo Electrico on Culture Night in Cork. Experimenting with the¬†many shapes and forms that music takes¬†is¬†what makes¬†some of the best we’ve ever heard come alive. Whether

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Interview – Cian Frawley [Backwards / Never Learnt]

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This Friday sees¬†Cian Frawley and John Daly take over Kryptik¬†Nights in the Pav as 60 Miles. Playing alongside Jon Barry and Deasy consider your night sorted for tunes ūüôā I¬†caught up with Frawley ages ago to chat tunes,¬†the Never Learnt label and the Backwards gigs¬†in Limerick. How long have you been running nights in Limerick? Hmmm, since 99 or so

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Bastardo Electrico Antics

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Bastardo Electrico have been keeping the¬†beats alive and kicking in Ireland¬†all Summer. Check out these¬†mixes from label boss¬†Jamie Behan,¬†which should keep you going until his next gigs ūüôā¬† Track list: Fishermen- The Four Skulls Joton- Far 03 Paris Mitchell- Ghetto Booty Cochise- Radon (Mark Broom Dubplate Edit) Paul Johnson- Aww Shit Neil Landstrumm- April Acid (Audio Injection Remix) Robotman- Do

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Chrononautz – Moments (Full Album Stream)

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The mighty techno outfit Chronoautz have just dropped their debut vinyl release on The Quietus Phonographic Corporation, the record label arm of The Quietus website. And what a release it is as well, serious balls out techno.¬†There’s absolutely no messing around. From metallic snares to evil synths and pulsing kicks, it doesn’t get more real than this. Or Northern (they

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Skirmix #8 – Benswan

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Next up on the¬†Skirmix tip is SubSession organiser and resident – Benswan! Playing everything from techno to jungle, he took to the decks like a raver to lazers and has kept many people dancing as his¬†sheer enthusiasm and love for music comes through in every set. Although likely¬†to play any style he’s always one for playing the bounciest, raviest, wonky

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Townlands Carnival

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Festival revelers from Cork and beyond are getting ready to enjoy Cork’s newest addition to the festival circuit – Townlands Carnival!¬†Organisers have really outdone themselves for their first year,¬†hosting¬†five stages, a healing area and a kids area. The grounds and stages are divided into an interactive town, inspired by the fantastic Boomtown Fair so there’s a¬†whole lot of music, art

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DubCulture & RiseUp – Mala

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Now that the Dubstep whirlwind has died down and the dust settled it’s time to explore it once again. No better place to delve straight into the bass music scene than Friday night’s Mala gig, hosted by DubCulture and RiseUp as part of the Outlook Festival launch – Europe’s biggest bass music festival. With origins¬†deeply ingrained in the history of

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