Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Feat. Jarvis Cocker)

Two of the biggest names in electronic music, Boys Noize and Erol Alkan have joined forces again. This time adding Pulp‘s Jarvis Cocker for a new version of ‘Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)’.

 ‘Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)’ is a floor orientated reverb and glitch filled track, dark and sinister Cocker’s distinctive yet creepy vocals really accentuates this essence.

‘Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)’  is out now. Check it below and turn it up loud!

Mp3: Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Feat. Jarvis Cocker) 

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Boy 8-Bit – Madrigal EP

Boy 8-Bit released his new Madrigal EP a few weeks back. Nialler9 put me on to this one when he posted the video for ‘Fire Extinguisher’ directed by Irishman Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost.

The EP sees him expand his usual wild electronic glitches, delving into darker aspects of house and techno – floor-oriented fun, fresh and creative electro-house.

You can download ‘Fire Extinguisher’ and the title track below or the whole Madrigal EP here.

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Download: Boy 8-Bit – Madrigal

Download: Boy 8-Bit – Fire Extinguisher

Castlepalooza Mixtape (2011)

As many of you are aware, now in its sixth year, Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival returns to Charleville Castle Tullamore, County Offaly this Bank Holiday weekend from Friday July 29th to 31st.

After posting a preview of Castlepalooza yesterday I got to thinking, perhaps people might like a mixtape. So, I put together this as a proper introduction to some of the bands playing, which can be downloaded and listened to before going or on the way to Castlepalooza.

If you’re not going don’t fret, it should make for some good listening over the bank holiday weekend. The tracklisting is after the jump. Enjoy!

Download: Castlepalooza Mixtape

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Download: Mondkopf – Song Of Shadows

French producer Mondkopf has announced he will release his new album Rising Doom on the Fool House label on October 3rd.

The LP is still a few months away but we’ve been treated to ‘Song Of Shadows’, a taste of things to come. It is dark and slighty broody track  filled with sinister distorted beats, pretty much what we’ve come to expect from Mondkopf.

Mp3: Mondkopf – The Song of Shadows

Castlepalooza 2011 Preview

Now in its sixth year, Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival returns to Charleville Castle Tullamore, County Offaly this Bank Holiday weekend from Friday July 29th to 31st.

Last years festival really won me over; some great music and a really nice and relaxed setting. They are also to be commended for their willingness to showcase homegrown acts, not to mention 3 Newbridge acts on this years bill (We Are Losers, Moths and Two Charming Men). As always your suggestions are welcome but here are my personal 6 acts not to be missed this years.

Moths (Saturday: Big Top Stage 17:15)

Moths (aka Jack Colleran) has created quite a fuss since releasing a number of tracks on the internet yet this will be a first chance to see him perform live. It has been a big year so far for Moths who’s beautiful chilled out electronica not only got many of us hot under the collar, but also Interpol who asked him to remix a track on their new EP – all while studying for the dreaded Leaving Cert. I’m very excited about this one!

 Download: Moths – Summer

Django Django (Saturday: Main Stage 22:30)

Selected as ones to watch in 2011, Django Django are near impossible to place within a single genre, bringing everything from old rockabilly artists to Devo, The Beatles and the Beta Band to the mix. It is inventive and catchy as hell danceable indie – it’s hard to do it justice with words, a band so good they named it twice. 

 Django Django – WOR via The Bonjour Branch

Hudson Mohawke (Saturday: Big Top Tent 23:45)

I’ve only recently discovered Hudson Mohawke through the Glaswegian’s new EP, Satin Panthers, which is sooooo good! The big bass drops of ‘Thunder Bay’ alone will be immense but I will bow to other people’s superior knowledge as I’ve only just got his 2009 album Butter. Looking forward to this one and familiarizing myself better with his material afterwards.

 Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay

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