Archive for June, 2010

Spoom Collective Exhibition This Friday!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The Spoom Collective will showcase an exciting body of original artworks yet to be seen by the public at Platform Arts exhibition space. A collaborative approach is key in the work featuring artists such as:

KVLR (Belfast), Friz (Belfast), Dogboy (London), Redmonk (Dublin), Bad Seed (Edinburgh) and Horsey (Melbourne).
Platform Arts
(1 Queen street)
Friday 2nd July
The exhibition will feature large scale collaborative pieces from the artists as well as individual works employing a diverse variety of techniques and mediums. Spoom shares
strong links with Trans delivering countless workshops such as the street art master class, site specific murals and co-organizing the BASE street art and music festival.
Exhibition runs until 15 July (hold tight the under construction massive)

(Ok, so that’s our official spiel, lemme just saw the space we have for this is MASSIVE and we’ve been hard at work the last while getting it ready. There’s gonna be tunes from Rudimentary, Explosion Soundsystem, John King, Chuck, and more so get on down yeah? And it’s BYOB too innit.)

Hello Sausage!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I went to Eurocultured Manchester with my fellow Spoomers (KVLR and Friz) this time last year and it was one of the highlights of 2009 for me. Painting outside in amazing weather, bangin tunes on a bass-heavy tip, friendly people, proper curry and not doing TOO badly in an impromptu dance battle meant fun times. Oh, and we killed it with a pretty decent piece as well.

But let me explain myself. Eurocultured was started up by event organisers Spearfish, this is from their site:

The concept of Eurocultured was born out of the enlargement of the European Union in May 2004 as 10 new member states joined the Union.

We thought it would be a great idea to have a festival that celebrated this notable development, with support from Manchester City Council and Arts Council England, the inaugural Eurocultured Street Festival Manchester was born.

Since 2004 a further five festivals have taken place in Manchester aswell as sister events in Dublin, Belfast, Bratislava and Wroclaw. Over 100,000 people have attended these events that have showcased over 1000 artists from 17 European countries. The main aims are to celebrate the diversity of European culture in City centre locations and to showcase the best live art, dance, performance and music that our continent has to offer. We place big names alongside the next big thing and programme traditional culture alongside contemporary and cutting edge works.

The Eurocultured project actively commissions the creation of brand new work, we place artists from different creative disciplines together so that they can create brand new large scale, multi disciplinary work that can be exclusivley premiered to audiences at Eurocultured events.

Cool, says you.

I’d love to do a huge write-up on this, as there was heaps going on, but hopefully the pictures below will say it all. I’ll throw in a few subtitles as well cos I’m nice like that.

Here’s what I did on the Sunday. Spraypaint and markers on canvas.

Here’s some other peeps work:




Chana masala, or chick pea curry. One of the nicest things I had all weekend (granted, there was heaps of tasty food about but this one warranted a photo, check out the lickle lemon pickle in the corner!).

Some random finds from walking the streets on Monday morning (which eventually culminated in going to Mr Scruff’s café for some damn good tea).

Friz, KVLR and me then painted this afterwards in the Font Bar.

Finding Pacman ghosts in the paint is always a good thing:

It was dream-themed, hence the numbers on the sheep, easier for counting yeah?

Big up to Kev, Friz, Kas, Ben, Taz, Rich, Samit & all the Spearfish gang and Guy McKinley (cos we is working on a film where people punch people’s heads off they is so tough).


Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Word. Last week we released number 3 in our series of free samplers, giving you a taste of the aural delights that are bubbling up in Ireland’s electronic delicious scene.

I love the samplers, it’s great fun picking out tunes, sorting out playing orders, etc. and what’s the bestest ting is the quality of tracks we got for this one. I think it’s amazing to watch the standard of production out there improve over the years (although a lot of producers featured on this have noticeably improved the last few months!!), and I’m chuffed that we get so many top-notch submissions from artists, be they budding producers, or established alchemists.

You can download the full sampler as a zip file from here.

We’re gonna start getting ready number four right away, so if you think ye tunes is worth their salt, send ’em on to me: redmonk at kaboogie dot net

Also, the first two samplers can still be downloaded from here

An Dord Is Mó: !Kaboogie Ar An Raidió: June 2 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Yeah. Time for another radio show tracklist. This one went out last Wednesday, apologies for the tardiness of this post, but it was far too sunny to be hunched over the computer this week when I had the option of sitting by the sea, rancho relaxo style.

ANYWAY! Charting through a lot of territories on this one, kicking off with some summer flavours (or at least I think so) before rinsing a few soon-to-be-released goodies from the likes of 2bit, Matt Shadetek and T-Woc. I’ve had ‘Crank Dat’ by Soulja Boy in my head the last few days so decided to give that an air too, followed by a quick pause of breath with Deasy (that track can be downloaded for free from Dublin’s Front End Synthetics here), Cecile and Ms Dynamite. Pausing only to make a few sandwiches with Point B and Mad EP, we embark on a broken beat picnic, surrounded by hosts of forthcoming Stasis material and assorted techno goodness. For the sake of our digestion, we pop round to All City and !Kaboogie for some head-nodding mint tea, pinch of wonk is advised.

Nas & Damian Marley As We Enter – Tinie Tempah Remix
Jigsy King – Keep The Vibes Pumpin’
Arms & Suites – 925
Estelle feat Ms Streamz – I Can Be A Freak – B-more Gutter Remix
Gallons – The Crying Man
Dillon Francis & DJ Ammo – Westside!
2bit – Imperatrix Theme (Forthcoming !Kaboogie)
Matt Shadetek – Strength in Numbers (Forthcoming
T-Woc – Delayed Responses 3A1 (Forthcoming Alphabet Set)
D.E.Velopment & Dizzle Kid – Murderer
Soulja Boy – Crank Dat
Ms Dynamite & Cecile – The Application
Jordan Rockswell – Winter Warfare (All City)
Deasy – Free (Front End Synthetics)
Mad EP – Grapepopgirl
Point B – Cantra
Lakker – Oeace (Forthcoming Stasis)
Delusions – Eight
Rory St John – Wasted (Forthcoming Stasis)
Po – Janette
Fran Hartnett – Sword & Shield (Forthcoming Stasis)
Rory St John – Farewell to Flesh
Euphiophone – Inflaytid (Forthcoming !Kaboogie)
Los Rakas – Abrazeme – Uproot Andy REmix
Ras G – Flight Delay (All City)
DJ Vadim – Settle Down (We Rap So Fresh)
Phoenecia – Odd Job – Prefuse 73 Ramen Noodle Remix
Manus Goan – Woke Up (Forthcoming !Kaboogie)
A-Force – Digi87 (Forthcoming !Kaboogie)
Samiyam – Fishsticks (All City)
T-Woc – Up and Up

An Dord Is Mó: !Kaboogie Ar An Raidió

le Redmonk agus Richie !K

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