Just who is LTJ Bukem? Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London’s Charing Cross Road to the nation’s superclubs and then onto the international stage? The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes ‘Renaissance man for a digital age’. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above.
Dunk Murphy delivers the follow up album to “Fallen Arches” with a 18 track whirlwind weighing in at just over 45 minutes. The tracks are more synth & sample based than his previous work focusing on sly, flamming rhythms and a gritty, percussive timbre while still holding on to his unique sense of melody. Plenty of processed vocals, twisting synths, dubbed out crunching beats.
The album is available for download without purchase in mp3 and wav formats at www.countersunk.org from 13/7/12 – Downloads include hi-res pdf sleeve. Limited editioned prints of the generative sleeve artwork are available for purchase in support of the album along with slim fit t-shirts at www.countersunk.org
Cian hosts ‘An Taobh Tuathail’ on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta weeknights at 9pm. He DJs at 110th Street with Cyril Briscoe in Galway.
Unquestionably a pivotal figure in Irish dance music, Eamonn Doyle has made his mark locally – as DJ, producer, label owner/manager, club promoter, and as all-round advocate and enthusiastic purveyor of all that is good in techno and electronic music.
Donal Dineen is an Irish radio presenter, photographer, film maker and former television presenter from County Kerry. Until recently he presented an assortment of electronica and world music on his Small Hours (formerly Here Comes the Night) late-night radio show on Today FM.
Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen, born 1962 in Tromsø, a city within the Arctic Circle in the northernmost portion of Norway. Biosphere has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his “ambient techno” and “arctic ambient” styles, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His track “Novelty Waves” was used for the 1995 campaign of Levi’s. His 1997 album Substrata was voted by http://www.hyperreal.org as one of the all time classic ambient albums.