Wednesday, 15 December 2010

In a world full of Shame and Regret, do something to be Proud of

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends.... To celebrate the holidays, a small selection of music for your enjoyment. If you like something, please do buy the original, and support the artists and labels.

Mix 1

1. Paul Bowles - Sheltering Sky
2. David Byrne - Light Bath
3. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Ride, Ride, Ride (Celliers' Brother's Song)
4. Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - Polegnala E Todora
5. Gavin Bryars featuring Tom Waits - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
6. Caetano Veloso - Cucurrucucú Paloma
7. Ted Barnes - All Thats Real
8. Baron Bane - Orchids
9. Broadcast - Echo's Answer
10. Marxman - No More Time
11. David Byrne - Cloud Chamber
12. Ingrid Chavez - Remembering Julia
13. Jonsi & Alex - Atlas Song
14. Oisin Lunny - Cosmos
15. Rökkurró - Skuggamyndir
16. Rickie Lee Jones - Ghostyhead
17. Röyksopp - A Long, Long Way
18. Marie Glad - Butterfly Over The Rolling Waves
19. Ryuichi Sakamoto - In the Red
20. James Blake - Limit to Your Love

Mix 2

1. Tibetan Buddhist Rites From The Monasteries Of Bhutan
2. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from the movie "Zeitgeist"
3. Department Of Eagles - Herring Bone
4. Kaki King - Yellowcake
5. Vashti Bunyan - Here Before
6. Olof Arnalds - Surrender
7. Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
8. The National - Terrible Love (Alternate Version)
9. Gavin Clark - Painted Glass
10. Wheat - Untitled
11. Scarce - Obviously Midnight
12. Simon Says No - Solitary Rush
13. The XX - Night Time
14. Peter Broderick - And It's Alright (Nils Frahm Remix)
15. Clare Maguire - Ain't Nobody (Breakage Remix)
16. Cornelius - God Only Knows
17. One Man Band - Love You
18. Akaba - Sorry But No
19. Jon & The Spectacle - Times Like These
20. Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes

Mix 3

1. Carl Sagan - from Pale Blue Dot
2. Banana Clipz - Talking Drum
3. Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick
4. Sahara - Love So Fine (12")
5. James Pants - We're Through
6. Feist - One Evening (VV Mix)
7. Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding - Evening Of Love
8. Cymande - For Baby Oh
9. Shit Robot - Take 'Em Up (John Talabot Remix Edit)
10. Moodymann - Dem Young Sconies
11. Lindstrom - The Contemporary Fix (Serious Syntoms Version)
12. John Cage - 4'33' (Cage Against the Machine Version) (Fake Blood's Needle Drop Mix)
13. Florence and The Machine - Cosmic Love (Short Club Remix)
14. The Glass - Four Floor Letter (Black Van Mix)
15. Crystal Castles - Celestica
16. Theophilus London - Humdrum Town
17. Booka Shade - Teenage Spaceman (Booka In Space Mix)
18. Moderat - Rusty Nails
19. Burial - Ghost Hardware
20. David Lynch - Good Day Today
21. Archangel - How To Lose Your Best Friend

Mix 4

1. Howard Beale - Network
2. Stewart Copeland - Cain's Ballroom
3. Ike And Tina Turner - Come Together
4. Little Beaver - Party Down
5. Johnny Jenkins - I Walk On Guilded Splinters
6. A.W.B. - Schoolboy Crush
7. J Star - No Diggety
8. Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time
9. Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - Take Me For A Little While
10. Lamont Dozier - Don't Leave Me
11. Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
12. The Chosen Few - Collie Stuff
13. Adele - Chasing Pavements (Various Production Remix)
14. Flying Lotus - Roberta Flack (Mike Slott Reflunk)
15. Legion - Jingle Jangle
16. Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
17. Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin (remix)
18. Lord Finesse - Yes You May (Remix) feat. Big L
19. Special Ed - Freaky Flow (Primo Remix)
20. Shyheim - On And On (Remix)
21. Fat Joe - The Shit Is Real (Primo Rmx)
22. Raekwon - Rainy Dayz (Remix)
23. Showbiz & A.G - Silence Of The Lambs (RMX)
24. Illdependents - For What Died

Mix 5

1. PS22 Chorus - Pictures Of You
2. Frank Frost - My Back Scratcher
3. Wilbert Harrison - Let's Stick Together
4. Frank Williams & The Rocketeers - Show Me What You Got
5. Betty Wright - Mr. Lucky
6. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
7. Tlahoun Gessessee - Aykedashem Lebe
8. The Persuasions - Party In The Woods
9. Tina Britt - Who Was That
10. Big Daddy Rogers - I'm A Big Man
11. Belles - Don't Pretend
12. The White Rabbit - Super Tramp
13. Jerry Gainey - You Don't Love Me
14. Ann Byers - I'm Happy Without You
15. Edwin Starr - Headline News
16. Melba Moore - The Magic Touch
17. Ruth Brown - Here He Comes
18. Chubby Checker - Gypsy
19. Nu Yorican Soul - It's Alright (I Feel It) Roni Size 12" Mix
20. Lykke Li - Get Some
21. Go Home Productions - Ray of Gob
22. Half Man Half Biscuit - The Trumpton Riots
23. Phil Lynott - Old Town
24. Andreas Morland - All The Time

Bonus Shabby Xmas 45

1. Booker T & The MG's - Jingle Bells
2. Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
3. Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
4. Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
5. Shirelles - Blue Holiday
6. Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
7. Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
8. James Brown - Soulful Christmas
9. The Free Design - Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)
10. Painted Ship - Frustration [demo 2]
11. Pulp - Sunrise
12. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Sowing Seeds
13. The Specials - Blank Expression
14. Waitresses - (W)Rapping For Christmas
15. Yello - Jingle Bells
16. Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas
17. The Ramones - Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Marie Glad feat. Duvestar - Butterfly

I had the great pleasure of collaborating with the wonderful Marie Glad on this song and video recently, as part of her Bedroom Stories Vol 1 release, hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female.

"The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly. Until womankind reaches the same degree as man, until she enjoys the same arena of activity, extraordinary attainment for humanity will not be realized; humanity cannot wing its way to heights of real attainment. When the two wings . . . become equivalent in strength, enjoying the same prerogatives, the flight of man will be exceedingly lofty and extraordinary."

In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously on 2 July 2010 to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. Check out for more info.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Richard Sseruwagi - Fadime

Passionate and spot on: "Have you forgotten, you own no one but yourself?"

More info at

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010

SoulBoy screening info

Essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in Northern Soul, imho!

Screening info here, see you down the front...

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Knife - Colouring of Pigeons

LOVING The Knife.....

Maria Montgomery

"If you could watch your life, your story, as a movie, what would you think of the protagonist? Would you not see your life in a different light? If you could go back in time and hold your own hand when you were a kid… If you could hug that kid and tell him or her what s/he really needed to know…what would you say?"

Worth reading, more here

Monday, 2 August 2010

Maree Scarlett - Fire Shadows

I am loving this....

Fire Shadows

we breath colourless air
between our lips
foreign metre
reigning historical moments
holding shadows in houses
of memories.

we attempt to sing

laughing, crying through transparent
tears, kalediscopic and fractured
in our humanity.

I seperate my song from yours,
from you -
I see you, and white ice burning
orange fires on fluctuating skins.

we look to amber skies
where fossilised thoughts
are shfting in ashen clouds -

I looked at you offering, aubergine flowers
and peat warmly spoken between us in
smell's memory, together we remembered
colourless winds blowing camp-fire smoke

while black chords play, quickening
hearts held dear, closer, closley
close in colourless breath
between our parted, joined lips

(C) Maree Scarlett 2010

Here is Maree's biog, look out for more of her work appearing online soon!

Maree Scarlett was born in Auckland, New Zealand and has written performed and recited poetry and the spoken word all over the world. Maree has written live music reviews in Ireland and has been a book reviewer, has done voice over’s for radio and was the voice of campaigns such as the Big Day Out, Powderfinger, Ronnie Size and Soundz, to name a few. She has recorded voice samples for people such as Jeff Scantlebury of the Brand New Heavies and she has performed at the home of famous French artist Bernard Locca. Some of Maree’s earlier works are contained at Stanford University in the Andrei Voznesensky archives.

In New Zealand Maree has performed on the same bill as C.K. Stead, Sonja Yelich, Karyn Hay and Michael Hurst. Award winning writer, poet, reviewer and critic David Eggleton approached Maree and asked her for new poetry which later he published in Blackmail Press # 27, an online journal. She has arranged, produced and directed recitals for Montana Poetry Day, Corbans Estate Wine Cellar and the Devonport Depot Artspace.

Kevin Ireland (O.B.E) has long been a supporter of Maree’s work. She has recited on radio several times and has been interviewed in Pavement magazine and various other publications and magazines.

Maree has appeared in short films, one of which featured her performing poetry in a Freemason Lodge. This film was shown as part of Auckland Arts Festival ‘05 and waspresented on large screen in Aotea Square. Maree has a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Gender Studies. In 2010 she has accepted an offer to participate in a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy. Maree enjoys theatrical training and has been a presenter on The Flea, radio 88.2fm.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Midsummer music (repost) cloudcast and download links

. : H a p p y S u m m e r S o l s t i c e : .

. . : : t o c e l e b r a t e , s o m e m u s i c : : . .

Hove Lawns

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

Wishing you happiness and everything your heart desires this Summer Solstice.

Enjoy the music, originally podcast Summer 2008.

:: 1 ::

Darryl Hall - The Farther Away I Am
Low - Laser Beam
Jim White - Jailbird
The Sumner Brothers - Pain
Bon Iver - re: Stacks
King Creosote - Nothing Compares To You
Goldfrapp - Not Over Yet
Stephen Stills - Singin Call
The Miserable Rich - Pisshead
Ted Barnes - Caught Out
Satyajit Ray - Charu's Theme
Blonde On Blonde - All Day And All Night
The Millenium - Karmic Dream Sequence Number One
Tom Scott - Today
Bill Wendry - A Wristwatch Band
The Superimposers - Autumn Falls (Instrumental)
Jazziac Sunflowers - Your Eyes Of Love
Roxanne - Roxanne's Suite
Hollace Metzger - Just The Right Volume (extract)
Loose Ends - Feel The Vibe
FC Kahuna - Hayling
The Shortwave Set - The Downer Song
Ashley Slater - Req's Sunshine
Santogold - Your Voice
Earl Zinger - Song 2
The Congos - The Wrong Thing
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
Dillinger - Cocaine In My Brain

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:: 2 ::

Tom Waits - "35 Summers" from Rumble Fish
Jeffree - Mr Fix It
Bettye Lavette - Hey Love
Cannonball Adderly - Capricorn
Gospel Artistics - No Not One
Belita Woods - My Magic Corner
Spaghetti Head - Funky Axe
Freddie McCoy - Gimme Some
Aretha Franklin - I Can’t See Myself Leaving You
Paulette Reaves - Let Me Wrap You In My Love
Clarence Reid - Till I Get My Share
Eddie Bo - If It's Good For You (It's Good For You)
The Turtles - I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)
Brenda George - I Can't Stand It (I Can't Take No More)
Bobby Bland - Gotta Get To Know You
Mongo Santamaria - Cold Sweat
Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads - Googoo Mutt
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
Little Richard - Directly From My Heart
The Millenium - Prelude
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Marco Di Marco - Take Off
Mandrill - Fat City Strut
Van Der Graaf Generator - Theme One

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:: 3 ::

Headcleaner - Bootleg Beatpusher
The Flies - I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone
Tintern Abbey - Vaccum Cleaner
The Gods - Hey Bulldog
Thee Milkshakes - I Need No-one
The Vibrations - Cause You're Mine
Tintern Abbey - Beeside
Garland Green - Angel Baby
The Firestones - Buy Now And Pay Later
The Blue Notes - Hot Chills & Cold Thrills
Stemmons Express - Woman, Lover, Theif
Ohio Players - Love Slipped Through My Fingers
Honeybees - Let's Get Back Together
Lost Soul - Secret Of Mine
Major Lance - It's The Beat
Billy Butler - Right Track
Bob & Earl - Ooh Honey Baby
The Steinways - You've Been Leading Me On
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Just Brothers - Carlena
The Showstoppers - Ain't Nothin' But A House Party
Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
The Checkmates Ltd - Kissing Her And Crying For You
Odds & Ends - Yesterday My Love
Ivorys - Please Stay
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Stop And Get A Hold Of Myself
Marge Dobson - Be Your Baby
Dana Valery - You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies
Ella Fitzgerald - Get Ready
Mongo Santamaria - We Got Latin Soul
Lou Courtney - Me And You Doin The Boogaloo
The Tymes - What Would I Do
Herb Ward - Honest To Goodness
Ritchie Adams - I Can't Escape From You
Sherrys - Put Your Arms Around Me
Just Borthers - Sliced Tomatoes
Firstborn - The Mood Club
Little Richard - I Don't Want To Discuss It
Willie Kendrick - Change Your Ways
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You Babe
Oisin Lunny - Theme for a Northern Soul
Jimmy Mack - My World Is On Fire
Herbert Hunter - I Was Born To Love You
Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore
Chuck Woods - Seven Days Too Long
L. Allen - Can We Talk It Over
Marie Knight - That's No Way To Treat A Girl
Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By
Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
Compass - Her Sadness Primer
Tomorrow - Why
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Firstborn featuring
Bennan Murphy - Home Movie

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. . : : and finally : : . .


Some words from "The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles:

"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well,
yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.

How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood,
some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being
that you can't even conceive of your life without it?

Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that.

How many more times will you watch the full moon rise?

Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."


Love always,

Oisin x

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Rooftop Pool, Hotel Juliani, Malta

Grateful to Flickr for delivering this photograph to the hotel manager, it's going to be used in their marketing material!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Sound of Music podcasts

You need Bernie O'Connor in your life, trust me...

Read about the latest podcast here, click below to listen, it's genius...

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


After amazing sold out parties at Ministry of Sound and in Room 2 of Matter for CiRcOloCo on New Year's Day UHMM is quickly turning into one of the coolest parties in London.

One month sabbatical in January in recovery position from Circoloco, UHMM return to the small club with big ideas 'East Village' to host the basement with headline guest Ali Kuru, Tom King, Stuart Patterson & Simon Young....

ALI KURU is part of Nick Curly's achingly cool and equally popular (8bit Records.) Part of what's now become known as the Mannheim sound, the combination of rolling beats with lush vocals and jazzy licks has quite literally exploded on to the dance floors of every underground club from Ibiza to Berlin. Ali is one of the most in demand artists on the label and is flying all the way from Istanbul to join us.

DJ support comes from Tom King flying the Spunk Records flag. Tom was recently asked to play at CiRcOloCo at Matter on New Years Day and will be collaborating with East Village resident Stuart Patterson and Fabric regular Simon Young on 30th January. Expect to hear underground vibes done true justice on the goliath soundsystem at East Village.

The Deco Lounge is being taken over by MBJ Records who will be hosting LIVE PA’s from URBAN & UK HIP Hop artists including Monica Iconica, Notes, Rico 853, Sainar, Amy Othieno, AnR & Sam Elphick as well as DJ support from Super Deejay Bobzilla (Mutate Records.)

Sat 30/1/2010
9 pm – 3.3.0 am, £6 b4 11pm, £8 after

Monday, 25 January 2010

Tuneraker Detox Mix II - The Son Of Detox

Bitstream - Decontamination Chamber
Brian Eno - Discreet Music
Efdemin - Acid Bells (Martyn’s Bittersweet Mix)
Luke Abbott - Quincunx
Robert Rental & Thomas Leer - Interferon
Falty DL - Meta-Cognist
Mikel Rouse & Blaine L. Reininger - Colorado Suite
Dusted - Childhood
Pantha Du Prince - The Splendour
Indian Ocean - Tree House/School Bell (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Vampire Weekend - Taxi Cab
Brian Eno - Discreet Music

As always an excellent selection from Christian Lorenz!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Simon Says No! live in London

Simon Says No! (Oslo/Bergen) started touring their way into the international music scene with their EP “Ahoi de Angst”. Whether it’s the sweet melodic krautparts or the title track's hardcore mania, Simon Says No! demands your attention. The band insistently shakes their sound fists making you glanze back to both The Colours and Shape of things long gone. The debut album is recorded and the band is looking for an international label deal.

20.01 @ The Dublin Castle, 8.30pm

21.01 @ The Lexington, 8.50pm, Ja Ja Ja - A Big Nordic Music Affair

Official website:

Interview from the Ja Ja Ja site

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Decade - Cloudcasts

Happy New Decade

. : J a n u a r y 2 0 1 0 : .

. . : : H a p p y N e w D e c a d e : : . .

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends....

A small selection of music for your enjoyment,
if you like, please do buy or Spotify the originals.

:: Mix 1 ::

1 - Alberto Iglesias - Alicia Vive
2 - This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren
3 - Tom Waits - Time
4 - Talkdemonic - Veraison
5 - Mazzy Star - Into Dust
6 - Ted Barnes - These Foolish Things
7 - Neneh Cherry - Woman (LA Funk Mob Remix)
8 - Marxman - Ager To Returner
9 - The Field - Everybody´s Got To Learn Sometime
10 - American Men - Lazer (Mike Slott Mix)
11 - Sa-Ra Creative Partners - I Swear (feat Noni Limar)
12 - Grey & Hanks - How Can You Live Without Love
13 - Mass Production - With Pleasure
14 - Prince - A Case of You
15 - Röyksopp - Silver Cruiser
16 - Alicia Keys - Unthinkable (I'm Ready)
17 - Four Tet - Slow Jam

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:: Mix 2 ::


1 - Chaka Khan - Sign O' The Times
2 - Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen
3 - Brian Eno & David Byrne - Mea Culpa
4 - Animal Collective - My Girls
5 - Final Fantasy - Lewis Takes Action
6 - Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (She Is Danger Remix)
7 - Fever Ray - Now's the Only Time I Know
8 - Bettye LaVette - Let Me Down Easy
9 - Tammi Terrell - All I Do Is Think About You
10 - Bobby Bland - Good TIme Charlie
11 - Free The Robots - Jazzhole
12 - Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
13 - Kills - Fuck The People
14 - TV On The Radio - Halfway Home
15 - David Holmes - I Heard Wonders
16 - The Spencer Davis Group - Waltz For Lumumber
17 - Royal Trux - Another Year

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:: Mix 3 ::


1 - Dion McGregor - The Great Waltz Party
2 - Echoboy - Sudwestfunk No.5 (Ester Brinckmann Remix)
3 - Grace Jones - Williams Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
4 - Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules' Theme
5 - Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix Feat Au Revoir Simone)
6 - Arbeid Adelt - Death Disco (Todd Terje Edit)
7 - Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga's 1-2-3-4 Remix)
8 - Todd Terje - Eurodans
9 - The Turntable Orchestra - You're Gonna Miss Me
10 - Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re-Edit)
11 - Dølle Jølle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Døll Mix)
12 - Glossy - Burning Love
13 - In Flagranti - I Chatted Up The Nympho Secretary (Part 1)
14 - The Field - Leave It
15 - Sterling Void - Alright
16 - Tensnake - In The End (I Want You to Cry)
17 - Christian Falk Featuring Robyn - Dream On (Supreme Court Remix)

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:: Mix 4 ::


1 - Mike Slott - 23 Halfs
2 - Spacer - Houston (Live)
3 - Konono No.1 - Paradiso
4 - Amadou and Mariam - Coulibaly (Ashley Beedle's Afrikanz on Marz Vocal)
5 - The Very Best - Nsokoto
6 - Phat One Productions - 24Hr Funk
7 - Maurice Joshua - This Is Acid - Boys Noize Re-work
8 - Suba - Samba do Gringo Paulista (Zero dB Remix)
9 - Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)
10 - The Glass - Wanna Be Dancin' (Nadastrom Dub Edit)
11 - The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful (Fake Blood Mix)
12 - New Sector Movements - Trying Times
13 - Skream - One for the Heads Who Remember
14 - Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
15 - Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool
18 - Four Tet - Slow Jam

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. . : : and finally : : . .
I like this quote about music, and how the best music is the soundtrack to your life :)

"When Oisín was an old, old man
and when all the other Fianna were dead,
he was asked by Saint Patrick
what was the music that Finn and the Fianna loved best to hear.

Remembering those days and the sunburnt companions
who were long gone he told the holy man
that the best music
was the music of what happened."

Marie Heaney, Over Nine Waves


Love always,

Oisin x



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