Archive for April, 2013

Primus Luta Mix and Words

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Check the mix above, nice journey in breaks. The man behind it, Primus Luta, has also wrote part one of a three-part piece over here on Sounding Out, which explores the language of performance, paying particular attention to electronic music and jazz. Now, we’ve all had that debate at some stage or other on the performer who pushes a space bar occassionally versus the musicians making music and occassional mistakes. We might never reach consensus on the merits of each, as Primus Luta quite rightly points out there are too many variables, and perhaps we need to move towards a re-work of the language we use in the first place to describe performance.

Image from concretesoundsystem.com

I’m really looking forward to reading the next two parts, hopefully we’ll see more overlaps with Christopher Small’s ‘musicking’ theory as well. In the meantime, make a cup of something nice, check the mix and have a read of his related 2009 article for Create Digital Music. Keep an eye on more Primus Luta work over here. Oh, and he also does a regular show for the mighty Rhythm Incursions here. Busy man!

Art and Crime

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Exploring the occassionally fine line between art and criminality, weekend viewing sorted, shouts to Lisa from A4 Sounds for this. Oh, and there are studio spaces available at the mighty A4 Towers, one of the finest examples of an independent, collectively ran artspace in Dublin. Details here:

http://a4sounds.org/

Jazzman Diggin’ Deeper

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Beastman is Unreal

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Mad skills, love this guys work, check out more here.

Dublin Beta Wall

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Yo, so spent two lovely days in the sun week before last painting down on Ormond Place. Had the please of painting beside FOH, Deneb One, Idealism Art, Art by Eoin and a heap of others and even got to do two pieces. Rocked out some masks with the random colours but worked out sweet. If yr ever strolling along Ormond Quay, take a look up the alleyway and ye’ll see ya boy Monkfish be keeping an eye on ye.

This was part of the Dublin Beta project. Shouts to Paul Grant for letting me paint (check his hooooj graf photography collection here). Read more about the project here.

And now the photos:

BETA MASK ONE_WEB

Mask Number 1

BETA MASK TWO_WEB

Mask Number 2

ART BY EOIN

Art By Eoin

DENEB ONE

Deneb One

IDEALISM ART

Idealism Art

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Force Of Habit

BETA MASK ALLEY

Word!

DJ Screw – Never Leave Me Alone (R.I.P. Nate Dogg)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Rabble FundIt Campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Today Margaret Thatcher died, and Rabble launched its FundIt campaign. Our last print issue was before Christmas. We’ve been working hard on getting this campaign ready in the meantime. We’re lookng for €9,000 to cover print costs for our next four issues, and really step it up in terms of the quality of the paper.

The response since we put out our first issue has been overwhelming, and I firmly believe that this is the sort of publication that the country has needed for a LONG time. For it to continue, we really need to get our readers behind us, and for a small contribution each, we can really get this newspaper growing and delve deep inna investigative journalism stylee.

In terms of the rewards for funders, my own contributions will include prints, workshops, DJ sets and murals for peoples homes. We’ve got 48 days to go, so please make support us and share this campaign as much as you can. Thank you!

Konono No. 1 – Friday 12 April – Dublin

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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Bia Mara Brussels Disco Brunch Reportage

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Yo, so I went over to Brussels a few weeks ago and hung with the lads from Bia Mara. There was painting, there was tunes, there were nighttime beer patrols in the snow, but above all, there was the eating of the TASTIEST FISH AND CHIPS ON THE PLANET! Here are some pieces I did while I was there:

BIA MARA KITCHEN DOOR

BIA MARA DOORS

And here’s another report from our buddies over at Brussels International:

Now for the random photos.

BRUSSELS 3

BRUSSELS 2 BRUSSELS 1

EAT MORE FISH!

 

PoPpIn Up AlL oVeR hIsTrEe NaHmEaN

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Was watching the above mini documentary on the Maunsell sea forts built during WWII in the Thames Estuary when (boom) two minutes in there’s me holding it down on a pirate radio station that set itself up in the abandoned forts in the 60s. Mad stuff altogether.

Turns out I also played bass for Van Morrison back in 1980 too.