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there are just a few days to go to the give it socks festival, taking place in the eastpoint business park in clontarf, dublin. i’m fortunate to be one of those playing, and i look forward to sharing the bill with some of the best talent in dublin and beyond, including lorcan mak, whisperjack aka barry farrell, my fellow sidetracked resident jevan neilan and those upstarts two charming men. the latter headlined transmission last weekend, can check out their set below.

meanwhile, i’m loving everything from the man like tensnake lately, and he’s just put out an in the house compilation on defected records. banging ‘funky’ house at its finest you might think, but with the likes of lindstrøm and prins thomas, mount kimbie and armando on the tracklist, it’s definitely worth a listen. i’ve only just discovered his masterful remix of the faint‘s battlehymn for children, have a listen to this delightful rerub below.

????? – ????? (Two Charming Men Remix)
Art vs Science – Parlez-Vous Francais (Nadastrom Remix)
Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop
Drop The Lime – Sex Sax (Bart B More Remix)
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today Remix)
Micky Slim & Nom De Strip – Do It
LA Riots – Bombah (Mowgli Remix)
Dem Slackers – Swagger (Clouds Remix)
Sound Of Stereo – Flatland
Clouds – Liquid
Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix)
Mumbai Science – Ancova (Dry Edit)
Ampersand – The Ruckus (Highbloo Remix)
L.A. Riots – The Drop
Kid Kaio – Hey
Foamo – Centavo
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas Remix)
Disco Killah – Ravage (Two Charming Men Remix)
Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)

leaders of the new school

next wednesday is st patrick’s day, the national holiday, so most people have it off work! so let’s party! yup. i don’t have it off, but that won’t stop me. i’ve become an expert at burning the candle at each and every available end. there will be loads of parties going on across dublin, but i shall be at this one. spread across three rooms in the (relatively) newly re-opened the good bits, at leaders of the new school you will be given the chance to see some of dublin’s best up-and-coming and established djs. i won’t list them all, but you’ve got people from shortie and frank from mr jones, myself and salacious from transmission, producers like detboi and lorcan mak, and up-and-comers like niall d’arcy (trashed) and i have turtles. of course it’s all being put together by good bits don arveene. the event page is here. i’m on at 9.30. come on. it’ll be fun.

return of the mak

supporting yer man lorcan mak was pretty insane last night. parle had played a nice selection of groovy stuff, things like rjd2’s ghost writer, a bit of vampire weekend and peter, bjorn and john, so i got to start off on a slow-ish disco tip. i know that’s the most over-used word in music right now, but whatever. i realised last night that for some reason sound of silver isn’t in my wallet. bad haido.

for some reason i had some sort of mental block getting beyond 122. then i played intro. when i look back at my djing career in years to come i will surely have played that track more than any other. ten years old and still the best.

from there, it got more than a little bit dirty. chaos dans le cbd, riva starr, the latest from schizofonics. whopper, as lorcan would say. the man himself whipped up a frenzy, though methinks he needs to work on his air-horn game.

that aside – top lad, top night.

Bag Raiders – Shooting Star
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
LCD Soundsystem – Too Much Love
Tiga – Sex O’Clock (Matias Aguayo Remix)
Ying Yang Twins vs Yaz – Shake Situation (DJ Ayres Remix)
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
Idiotproof – The Deacon (Duke Dumont “Live From Brooklyn” Remix)
Alter Ego – Why Not? (Joakim Remix)
Riva Starr – Black Cat, White Cat
Chaos Dans Le CBD – Out Ma House
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Kingdom Remix)
Rainbow Arabia – Holidays In Congo (Myd remix)
Miike Snow – Silvia (Sinden Remix)
Schizofonics – Blipstick
Boy 8-Bit – Baltic Pine (Greenmoney’s Baltic Porn Refix)
Virgin – Rich Girls (XXXChange Remix)
Boys Noize – Jeffer


you might have noticed a track in the mix i posted last week by a delightfully-named act – dakunt, on get flavor records. i honestly can’t remember how i found that particular gem, but just this week they’ve released the k danca ep. as well as t’a surdou, it also features some remixes by current favourite myd, as well as dublin’s hottest producer lorcan mak. to herald this release, they’ve put together a wee promo pack with a few tracks to whet your appetite for the full ep. you can buy it at juno and trackitdown, and itunes too as far as i’m aware. check it out. lovely snarling tribal angry shiz. rar.

will no doubt play one of these at transmission’s new year’s eve party – be there.