Thursday, 25 December 2008

Shabby Christmas 45

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Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

A little something thrown together while wrapping presents late at night,
...and watching Mighty Boosh with the sound down. Hope you enjoy....

:: Shabby Christmas 45 ::

Booker T & The MG's - Jingle Bells
Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Shirelles - Blue Holiday
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
James Brown - Soulful Christmas
The Free Design - Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)
Painted Ship - Frustration
Pulp - Sunrise
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Sowing Seeds
The Specials - Blank Expression
Waitresses - (W)Rapping For Christmas
Yello - Jingle Bells
Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas
The Ramones - Merry Christmas

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From time to time I write music for film and TV as Lifeblood Productions.
Here's the latest, for Ireland's National TV network, RTE ONE:


There is also some music featured in the excellent picture "The Waiting Room", which is now out on DVD.


:: Recommended stuff ::

* The End of Mr Y *
* Free Luke Slott CD *
Free Mike Slott Mix *
* The Waiting Room DVD *
* Free Erol edit of SebastiAn Momy *


:: Christmas 2006 Mixtapes reposted :: Four hours of music CLICK HERE ::




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"My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket.
My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane."

Tom Waits


Have a good one!

Love always,

Oisin x



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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Lifeblood Productions

From time to time I compose and produce music for film, TV, adverts, and the like...

Here's the latest, a Christmas ident for Irish National TV station, RTE ONE


Monday, 15 December 2008

Recommended listening... Luke Slott

Luke Slott is one of my favourite composers, as featured in my Valentines Day Podcast.

Go to for a free CD of his beautiful solo piano music.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Interview in Cinco Dias "The Infinite Dial" of online radio

Feature about Online Radio from excellent Spanish publication Cindo Dias.

CLICK HERE for the Spanish PDF or HERE for an english translation.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Monday, 8 December 2008

Robert Fripp at the BPI

Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Robert Fripp speak, to a small invite-only audience at the BPI. My love of Fripp's music goes back to 1980 and the release of Scary Monsters (my first Bowie album, bought from Golden Discs, Grafton Street, winters evening 1980). From there is was the superb League of Gentlemen LP (borrowed from Vinny Murphy, a Fripp evangelist) and the relevant Bowie back catalogues (picked up month by month at secondhand record shops). I even picked up a copy of King Crimson's "Discipline" in a French supermarket in 1981, I think, but the music that really did it for me was Fripp's solo album "Let The Power Fall".

Let The Power Fall used the same "Frippertonics" technology used on "No Pussyfooting" with Brian Eno. Apparently Eno had tried the technology with other musicians, but only Fripp cut the mustard, and went on to make it his own. For this LP, Fripp improvised across two revox tape decks, a note at a time, which would loop and in turn provide the backdrop for more notes, slowly building a cathedral of sound. The pieces on Let The Power Fall are astonishing, singular, beautiful, devastating.... the soundtrack to my life for a significant time... What's also remarkable is the method of their creation, Fripp recorded these, live, during his "anti-tour" in 1980, playing at restaurants, record shops, radio stations, small clubs, museums, and recording industry offices. The sleevenotes were a manifesto which Carl Hyde from Underworld referenced as a key influence on their post V2 philosophy:

"The future unit of organization is the small, mobile, and intelligent unit where intelligence is defined as the capacity to perceive rightness, mobile the capacity to act on that perception and small the necessary condition for that action in a contracting world.

i) 1. One can work within any structure.
ii) 2. Once one can work within any structure, some structures are more efficient than others.
iii) 3. There is no one structure which is universally appropriate.
iv) 4. Commitment to an aim within an inappropriate structure will give rise to the creation of an appropriate structure.
v) 5. Apathy, i.e., passive commitment, within an appropriate structure will effect its collapse.
vi) 6. Dogmatic attachment to the supposed merits of a particular structure hinders the search for an appropriate structure.
vii) 7. There will be difficulty defining the appropriate structure because it will always be mobile, i.e., in process."

Fripps own manifesto on live performance (see the sleevenotes for "Soundscapes Volume 1 — Live In Argentina") was about creating a situation where each gig was unique, directly involving the audience. A performance of music always being 50% performer, 50% audience. Performance in a vacuum is always incomplete.

I had the rare chance to experience this in person when Fripp did a series of performances in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, many years later in 1996. I did not expect to have the chance to see a Fripp solo live performance, so made sure I got to most of them. The longest gig was about 8 hours, it was transcendent, cathedrals of sound were built and deconstructed; the noise of interval crowds, behind you in the foyer, merged into a single moment between performer, audience/spectators, environment. I floated out of there...

So - forward to 2008 all too quickly, Fripp is telling the BPI audience about being f*cked over by the music industry, many times, in many ways. The worst culprits being the major record labels and indeed high street retailers, putting any fan-led downloading in perspective with wholesale copyright violation, unauthorised releases, commercial piracy... unremittingly grim, and still ongoing. Good to hear that none other then John Kennedy came to Fripps rescue at a crucial point, I was lucky enough to have John as my lawyer when starting out in music, a *complete* hero, now head of the BPI.

During the BPI talk Fripp outlined the components of ethical business, referencing "Just Business" by Elaine Sternberg, notably because the concepts of ethical business were and still are "completely absent" from the music industry at large. However, Fripp runs his own label these days, Discipline Global Mobile, which operates using ethical business practises. Their approach to copyright is not about securing it from the artist by hook or by crook, and sitting on it (an approach which led to vast overvaluation of some of the majors) but rather te approach that copyright is an obligation to manage on behalf of artists. If labels don't manage it effectively, fans will do it illegally.

I met Fripp afterwards (thanks to an intro from Declan Coglan) which was a complete buzz.... I was of course lost for words.

Later on one of the guys from Discipline Global Mobile mentioned that one of the performances from the Queen Elizabeth Hall "Sometimes God Hides" was later released - I've already ordered it. I'm also looking forward to Fripp's Orchestral Soundscape album, which will be released.... when its released. And the reason for Evening Star not being on sale in iTunes? Single track pricing for these 30 minute masterpieces.... doh! I'm ordering it on CD....

Depressingly, Fripp has been on a sabbatical from performing for over a year. The reason, apparently, to chase lost royalties, to rail against this mainstream piracy.

Well, I wish him luck.

Visit: Discipline Global Mobile

All Time Top 10

I put this together for Music Week a couple of years ago.... here it is again!

1. David Bowie - Heroes
2. Brian Eno & Robert Fripp - The Heavenly Music Corporation
3. Masqueraders - Thats The Same Thing
4. David Crosby - Laughing
5. The National - City Middle
6. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
7. Felix The Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (Thin White Duke Remix)
8. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
9. The Trammps - Rubber Band
10. Debussy - Clair De Lune


David Bowie - Heroes
What can you say about this record - David is one of the great visionaries of music. The arrangement, the production, the soul of the performances (Robert Fripp outstanding on guitar) elevates a stolen kiss between Tony Visconti and his lover beside the Berlin Wall, to a stream of consciousness reflection on the nature of life, love, hope, dreams and mortality.

Brian Eno & Robert Fripp - The Heavenly Music Corporation
Perhaps the most accessible of the Fripp collaborations involving the tape looping technique known as Frippertronics, this was truly a groundbreaking record. Eno had invented the technology years prior to working with Fripp on these projects, and finally found a worthy musical counterpart. Other outstanding releases which feature the technique include "Let The Power Fall" and the vastly underrated "League Of Gentleman" LP.

Masqueraders - Thats The Same Thing
I've loved Northern Soul for all my adult life, running clubs in Dublin as a teenager. How to pick a favourite Northern track from the thousands of dusty 7" classics out there? Melba Moore's "Magic Touch" is up there, as is "Lay This Burden Down" by Mary Love (I had the honour of remixing this some 15 years after hearing the original). The Masqueraders is one of those records I've only heard at All-Nighters, usually played out by Butch, legendary Northern Soul DJ. The record is a tale of bitter heartbreak and loneliness, sung in late night harmonies with a storming backing track. The atmosphere is something you can almost physically feel, the lead vocalist spending all night wandering through the foggy, deserted city streets - what's more, its a great great record to dance to!

David Crosby - Laughing
Taken from the aptly named masterpiece "If Only I Could Remember My Name" the track is a trip through the more profound dusty corridors of the subconcious mind. Walking through the darkness of a depression David emerges into what he thinks is deep enlightenment, only to find the simple joy of a child, laughing, in the sunlight. Appearances from Greg Nash, Joni Mitchell and Jerry Garcia lift this into the realms of blissed out, mindblowing, transcendance.

The National - City Middle
The National really are one of the great bands today, and an experience to witness live. Their 2005 LP "Alligator" is an intimate, angry, drunken, sorrowful, raucous diary of lust, love and loss. This particular track chronicles a doomed road trip, the singer asks his girlfriend to take him to the "nearest famous city middle, where they hang the lights", he's on a good mixture and has a ton of great ideas. The lyrics are the nearest thing I've hear to Raymond Carver - profound insights into the joy and pain of human life, glimpsed in moments of clarity through the most everyday of events. This song means a lot to me.

Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
No matter what you think you know, and what you think you have heard already, artists such as Sebastien Tellier, The National, Sol Seppy, Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens come out with something that stops you in your tracks, catches your breath, transports you somewhere else, and reminds you why you love music. This track is stunning,... fragile yet immensely strong, secular yet spiritual, and unapologetic in its honesty and simple beauty.

Felix The Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (Thin White Duke Remix)
From the desk of Stuart Price with sublime orchestral strings evolve to pounding electro beats and drill-sharp synths, this record moves the mind, body and soul in obscene quantities. Older electronic dancefloor favourites include Orbital "Chime" and Hardfloor "Acperience".

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
In 1993 Pete Rock and CL Smooth unleashed an Double LP that raised the bar for Hip Hop production permanently. Pete structured intricate combinations of soulful rare grooves while CL added effortlessly complex lyrical flows over trademark basement beats. This standout track is based on a sample of Tom Scotts "Today", and lifted the art of sampling onto another level.

The Trammps - Rubber Band
I include this to cover a big love of the Funk, Rare Groove and Disco scene many moons ago - starting with bootleg tapes of Norman Jay and Gilles Petersons pirate KissFM shows. Arranger/remixer Tom Moulton is also one of my favourite artists of all time. Needless to say Norman's ORG evenings at the Bass Clef, in pre-"Hoxtonia" Hoxton, were some of the best clubbing moments I can (just about) remember.

Debussy - Clair De Lune
An instrumental love poem to the living and the dead on moonlit nights. At my grandmothers funeral I travelled in the front of her hearse, and felt that my eyes were taking in this last journey for her, all the time I could hear Clair De Lune. If there was one song for my own funeral it would be this.

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Fascinating website, eg...... "Edge Master Class 2008"

"What we're saying is that there is a technology emerging from behavioral economics. It's not only an abstract thing."

RICHARD H. THALER, Director, Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Coauthor (with Cass Sunstein), Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.

SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN, Professor of Economics, Harvard; recipient, MacArthur award; Executive Director, Ideas 42, Institute of Quantitative Social Science, Harvard.

DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Princeton; Recipient, Nobel Prize, Economics, 2002.

PARTICIPANTS: Jeff Bezos, Founder,; John Brockman, Edge Foundation, Inc.; Max Brockman, Brockman, Inc.; George Dyson, Science Historian; Author, Darwin Among the Machines; W. Daniel Hillis, Computer Scientist; Cofounder, Applied Minds; Author, The Pattern on the Stone; Daniel Kahneman, Psychologist; Nobel Laureate, Princeton University; Salar Kamangar, Google; France LeClerc, Marketing Professor; Katinka Matson, Edge Foundation, Inc.; Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Executive Director, Ideas 42, Institute of Quantitative Social Science; Elon Musk, Physicist; Founder, Tesla Motors, SpaceX; Nathan Myhrvold, Physicist; Founder, Intellectual Venture, LLC; Event Photographer; Sean Parker, The Founders Fund; Cofounder: Napster, Plaxo, Facebook;"

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Speaking etc

From time to time I speak at conferences, and the like. The pic above was taken at the Stockholm International Film Festival last month by Pernilla Ankh.

Heres a list of some events I have appeared at, if you would like to get in touch about speaking at an event you are involved in, drop me a line.

Red Bull Music Academy 2000 (Dublin)
Streaming Media Europe 2006 (London)
Radio At The Edge 2006 (London)
British Music Week 2006 (London)
World Telemedia 2007 (Amsterdam)
Streaming Media Europe 2007 (London)
VON / Video On The Net 2007 (Rome)
World Telemedia 2008 (Budapest)
Telecoms Fraud and Network Security 2008 (Amsterdam)
IIR Next Generation TV 2008 (Madrid)
Informa Convergence Summit 2008 (Amsterdam)
Radio & Web Summit 2008 (Zaragosa)
NAB 16th Annual European Summit 2008 (London)
Streaming Media Europe 2008 (London)
Stockholm International Film Festival 2008 (Stockholm)

Saturday, 29 November 2008


Facsinating website for obscure musical inventions...

Might I recommend the Dalmatian Sea Organ, reminds me of "Wind on Wind" by Fripp and Eno, beautiful....

The Sequential Resonation Machine

Unique Unusual Odd Strange Weird Experimental Rare Wacky Musical Instruments

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Tech Meets Good: Out Of Thin Air | Tonic News

Very interesting!

Using the same mechanical system as dehumidifiers, the mill can create up to 12 litres of clean water per day using only air as it’s source. It runs using no more electricity than three light bulbs, condenses moisture from the air and purifies it into clean drinking water. For many people around the world who suffer from a lack of water, this breakthrough could be an enormous development in producing safe water.

Tech Meets Good: Out Of Thin Air | Tonic News

Sunday, 23 November 2008


Cool new music service accessed through a desktop app, a nice addition to, Deezer etc. Great quality, instant search and playback, extensive and interesting catalogue.

Unlimited choice is always overwhelming, so the radio option is a nice feature. The killer app, however, must be the collaborative playlists - instant, fun to play with and intensely viral!

Interesting that they have gone for OGG Vorbis as the audio format, if you're interested in that kind of thing, like me....

Try it at:


"19 cities in the world with 20 million people in the 21st century."

A fascinating project... I like the numeric approach, a touch of the Bill Drummond about the mission statement, but he would probably add a dramatic conclusion to the project, like deleting/burning all of the data.

The mission of 19.20.21 is to collect, organize and package information on population's effect regarding urban and business planning and its impact on consumers around the world. This 5+ year initiative will deliver results via 5 channels: online, television, print, exhibits and seminars. This project will include 10 worldwide partners and appropriate affiliates.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

14 Tracks

What an interesting website...

I bought a Todd Terje track (Eurodans) from Boomkat on Saturday eve for a DJ set, then get a mailout about their "14 Tracks" site this evening: "We've created '14 Tracks' because we feel it's now harder than ever to wade through the sheer volume of music available out there and find what you're looking for."

I like the approach: hand picked, eclectic, good vfm, but not overwhelming.... have a look at This weeks 14 tracks are "14 tracks unstrung, the cello" - enjoy!

TODD TERJE - Eurodans, Full Pupp

Thursday, 13 November 2008

November 2008 - Burlesque Mix

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Gare Du Nord Paris

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

I hope you enjoy the music...

:: Burlesque Special ::

1 - Al Hirt - Harlem Hendoo
2 - Dusty Springfield - Spooky
3 - Eileen Rose - New Penny
4 - Dialogue - Another Day, Another Man Trailer
5 - The Jive-A-Tones - The Wild Bird
6 - Etta James - Good Rockin' Daddy
7 - The Groupies - Primitive
8 - Andre Williams & His Orchestra - Sweet Little Pussycat
9 - Eric Charden - Amour Limite Zero
10 - Roger & the Gypsies - Pass the Hatchet Part 1
11 - Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
12 - Guitar Junior - Roll, Roll, Roll
13 - The Genteels - Take It Off
14 - The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
15 - The Imperialites - Have Love, Will Travel
16 - The Wailers - Hang Up
17 - Don Gardner - My Baby Likes to Boogaloo
18 - Etta James - Seven Day Fool
19 - Various Artists - Smokey Joe's La La
20 - The Earthworms - Mo' Taters
21 - Central High School Cafeteria Band - First Rhapsody for Knives, Forks and Spoons
22 - Big Joe Turner - Flip Flop And Fly
23 - Wynona
Carr - Ding Dong Daddy Boogie
24 - Erline Harris - Jump And Shout
25 - Link Wray - Fatback
26 - The Sonics - Psycho
27 - Four Instants - Bogatini
28 - No-Nam-Ees - Gotta Hold On
29 - The Litter - Action Woman
30 - Little Boy Blues - I Can Only Give You Everything
31 - Mel Tormé - Comin' Home Baby
32 - The Rhythm Kings - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
33 - The Hollywood Persuaders - Drums A-Go-Go
34 - Chaino - Rockin' Bongos
35 - Jacques Dutronc - La compapade
36 - Tom Waits - Down, Down, Down
37 - Various Artists - Bo Diddley - Dancing Girl
38 - Tak Shindo - Bali Ha'i
39 - Julie London - Go Slow
40 - Paul Anka - It's A Sin
41 - Kid Koala - Vacation Island

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United In Diversity, Paris


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This weekend I will be playing some disco music, and the like, at the wonderful GoBang Brighton at
The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road from 8 - 2am. with resident Deep Disco guru Ali Beck, see you there!


:: Summer Special Mixtapes reposted ::

The links for the last two disco mixes seemed flakey, so here they are reuploaded:

:: Summer Special - Mix 1 :: Summer Special - Mix 2 ::


United In Diversity, Paris


. . : : and finally : : . .

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

Mae West


Love always,

Oisin x



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If you enjoy the music featured in these promotional mixes please
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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

A wonderful day!

Bob Lefetz commented after voting...

"what truly inspired me was the sheer quantity of people who showed up. They say we're lazy. Uneducated and unmotivated. But it turns out we care. We want a hand in the process. We want our say regarding the future direction of this great country of ours. I possess an inner glow I haven't had since the sixties. I've got hope."

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Mike Terry RIP

Mike Terry, one of my favourite producers of all time, has passed away.

With a muscular but melodic production style, he leaves a legacy of Northern Soul productions that speak of heartbreak and ecstasy in a way that few can match.

Profile on Soul Source by Rob Moss

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Radio & Web conference - Zaragosa October 2008

I had the honour of speaking at the Radio & Web conference Zaragosa in October 2008 by kind invitation of Aragon Radio.

Here are the slides, the topic was Online Radio.

You can also see some photos of the conference here and photos of Zaragosa here.

Zaragosa train station Spain

Great iPhone Radio App

Wunder Radio,

I'm loving this...

Will even find local stations using location services, but has hundreds available to search.

get it here

Irish Music Stamps

My Dad.... on two of the Irish Music stamps!

Marvellous :)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Oisin Lunny Irish Post interview 4th October 2008

Many thanks to the Irish Post for the interview in this weeks Business section.

Click here for PDF.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Oisin Lunny on CNN World Business Today

Had the pleasure of doing a live interview on CNN World Business Today - clip for posterity at this link.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Definitely worth a visit!

WarpMart "Rather awesome chopped up, grainy old samples and electronic hip hop with a real feeling for how electronics and editing tricks can really make tracks sound funky as hell..." - MIKE SLOTT - Dublin/Glasgow/New York - 2-step -

Sunday, 24 August 2008

August 2008 Podcast - Summer Special

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Hove Lawns

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

Where can you dance in California? San-Fran-Disco, of course...

Enjoy the music.

:: Summer Special - Mixtape 1 ::

Acapellas Anonymous - Happiness
Edwin Starr - Get up / Whirlpool
Frank Hebly - Tuinslangboogie
Luke Vibert - I Love Acid
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll
Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol [video]
Melba Moore - Standing Right Here
The Main Ingredient - Everything Man
Steve Parks - Movin' In The Right Direction
Inner Life - I'm Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair
Pam Todd - Together
Donald Byrd - Change (Makes You Want to Hustle)
Marta Acuna - Dance Dance Dance
Eli's Second Coming - Love Chant
Loleatta Holloway - Runaway
Johnny Harris - Odyssey Pt. 2
The Imperials - Can You Imagine
First Choice - Dr Love
The Players Association - I Like It
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (awesome live)
Daft Punk - Musique (Version Longue)
Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love It (Love Break)
Buari - I'm Ready
Claudja Barry - Sweet Dynamite
Flash And The Pan - Midnight Man
Goody Goody - It Looks Like Love
Sinnamon - I Need You Now
Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby
Ultra High Frequency - We're On The Right Track
Double Exposure - My Love Is Free
Black Lodge - Untitled
Defender - Bliss
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood

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London Electricity some time ago

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Over the next few weeks I will be playing records and the like at the following fine events:

Beachdown festival, near Brighton, with "The Joy Of Sound & Friends" in the hospitality area.

Coastal Currents festival 2008, 30th August, flyer below, a great linup including Rhoda Dakar - click here for info.

And finally, in the very wonderful Time For Tease tent at Bestival into the early hours of the morning.
If you are coming to Bestival this year, Time For Tease are a must see - click here for info.


:: Summer Special - Mixtape 2 ::

Inner Life - Aint No Mountain High Enough - Garage Mix / 12" Mix
Headzinc - July 5 (more about them next time!)
eXodus - Together Forever
In Flagranti - Business Acumen
Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space
Taana Gardner - Work That Body
Arts & Crafts - I've Been Searching (Walter Gibbons Instrumental)
Seeds Of The Earth - Planting Seeds
Willie Bobo - Always There
Jackie Moore - This Time Baby (dedicated to Gene Frenkle)
Dazzle! - Dazzle Me
Rare Pleasure - Let Me Down Easy
Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy Of Love
Goldfrapp - Train (10" Disco Mix)
Los Jugaderos - What You're Doing To This Girl (Normal Jay Remix)
Mighty Dub Katz - Just Another Groove (Ashley Beedle Amalgamation Disco Edit)
Impulsion - The Trip (remix) [video]
Bang the Party - Release Your Body (Mayday Mix, with thanks to Fin)
Ralphi Rosario - You Used To Hold Me
Jimi Polo - Better Days
The Janitor Sessions - Do It For Love
Ritchie Havens - Goin Back To My Roots
Musique - Keep On Jumpin'
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Mix)
Garçons - French Boys
Theo Vaness - Sentimentally It's You (SMD Re-edit)
Pigbag - Papas Got A Brand New Pigbag
Ebony Bones - We Know All About U
Cassius - The Sound Of Violence (Narcotic Thrust Remix)
Axwell feat Max C - I Found U (High Contrast 'Old Skool Revenge Mix)

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If you like the Disco Music - some links:

Six Million Steps radio - a world of vintage dance music run by some proper fanatics and their guests.
Includes an outstanding series of interviews and mixes with the legendary Tom Moulton:

Million Dollar Disco, "Home of the Disco Nerd"
Worth visiting for their uber trainspotter releases and guest mixtapes:

Greg Wilson's Cosmic Boogie
Find out more about the man behind Credit To The Edit:

Norman Jay's Website
The first time I heard a lot of great music, including some awesome rare groove and disco, was during Norman's visits to
McGonagles, Dublin, in the late 80s. From there it was his KissFM bootlegs, sessions at the BassClef, a world of good music...

Lots more about everything disco at: and


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Mary Love, one of THE voices of Northern Soul, is currently recovering from a stroke.
Show her some love at


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A rare chance to catch Ted Barnes live - book early!

Arctic Circle presents in concert
The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, SE1
Saturday 27th September 2008 Doors 7.30
Tickets £12 from or 0871 663 2500

Ted Barnes Portal Nou

Ted Barnes MySpace here.

Buy Portal Nou here.


. . : : THE END OF THE WORLD : : . .

End-time thinking - "belief in a world purified by catastrophe" and the people willing it to happen, by Ian McEwan - click here.
Andrew Simms on where we are with climate change: 99 months and counting to
irreversible disaster - click here.


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Some words from "17" by Bill Drummond:

"What this bloke seemed to be saying to us was that if you want to do something,
don't wait to be asked or given permission by anyone, be it your mother, teacher,
peer group, music press, record companies or art establishments.

The fact that you may lack confidence and don't know what the f**k you
are trying to do should not be reasons for not doing whatever it is.

There will be a million people out there who will want to let you know that you are sh*t. Ignore them.
There will be others who think that without their validation what you are doing is worthless. Ignore them.

This, if anything, has been the guiding principle in everything that I have tried to do ever since.
I am a person riddled with insecurities but that one day in the Deaf School made me think 'F**k 'em!' "


Love always,

Oisin x

Menu at Pet Sounds, Stockholm



Appearance on CNN re Digital Music - here
BBC video diary re the joys of commuting
- here

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Sunday, 27 July 2008


EMU SP1200 - ULTRA RARE FINAL EDITION on eBay, also, Drum Machines, Pro Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (end time 03-Aug-08 22:45:44 BST)

The undisputed KING of drum machines, the ultra-rare
EMU SP1200.

As used extensively by Pete Rock, DJ Muggs, EPMD, Hank Shocklee, Daft Punk, and all the main players in Hip Hop.

Some albums that were produced utilizing ONLY this machine include:

PNS - 12 Bit Soul
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (album) (self titled debut album)
Pete Rock - INI, Soul Survivor, Petestrumentals
Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown (In this case, the first LP in to use the SP-12 Turbo).
Geto Boys - The Geto Boys (album)
EPMD - Strictly Business (album)
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday (album)
Jel - 10 Seconds
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

This particular unit is a STRICTLY limited edition, one of the last 135 ever made, and comes with a unique plaque on the front (see photos), and a signed letter from the president of E-MU Systems.

The unit has been used in a project studio for several years, and has had one very careful and SP-smitten owner.


Tuesday, 10 June 2008

meanwhile.... some music

.: J U N E 2 0 0 8 :.

. . : : m e a n w h i l e : : . .


Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

The next bunch of mixtapes are going to take a little bit longer,
so here's something else for your listening enjoyment in the meantime...

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1. For The Wars / Clinic
2. '93 'Til Infinity / Souls Of Mischief
3. The Number Song (Cut Chemist Party Mix) / DJ Shadow
4. Hum Hum / Troublemakers
5. Regiment / Brian Eno & David Byrne
6. Before We Begin / Broadcast
7. Is It Any Wonder / The Shortwave Set
8. Untitled / Neutral Milk Hotel
9. Steal My Sunshine (Album Edit) / Len
10. Moogie Wonderland / Stereolab
11. No Cars Go / The Arcade Fire
12. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) / The Arcade Fire
13. Looking For Astronauts / The National
14. When I Feel The Need (aka It's My Baby) / Marvin Gaye
15. No One Could Love You More / Gladys Knight and the Pips
16. Mr Brightside (Thin White Duke Remix) / The Killers
17. Problem Is (Dub Mix) / Dub Pistols featuring Terry Hall
18. Avalon / Juliet
19. Tulips (Minotaur Shock Remix) / Bloc Party

Download MP3

Originally compiled December 2005


. . : : O T H E R S T U F F : : . .


. . : : The Waiting Room : : . .

You might have some glowing reviews of the new UK independent film
"The Waiting Room"
starring Anne Marie Duff and Ralph Little. It's a film about relationships, and love at first sight, with a twist.
Do check it out if you can, and keep your ears peeled during the "dancing-in-the-livingroom" scene,
the anthemic techno track in the background is something I put together with an old friend :)

The Waiting Room

Review here, website here.


. . : : The Miserable Rich : : . .

Described as "the sound of one lip kissing" on their MySpace. Very good live.
They'll be in the next mailout, worth looking out for them at festivals and the like.
ALSO - show your support by voting them to play the Green man festival - click here!

The Miserable Rich

Visit their MySpace here.


. . : : Michael Smiley : : . .

A rare live outing from the comic genius of Smiley
this Friday and Saturday at the Bedford in Balham, London.


As recommended in Time Out - click here for details.


. . : : and finally : : . .


We finish, for now, with some words from Kurt Vonnegut:

"Music makes practically everybody fonder of life than he or she would be without it"

Love always,

Oisin x

Neon Tree - Frankfurt




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