Thursday, March 31, 2011

110th Street (Cian Ó Cíobháin & Cyril Briscoe) return to Cork City

110th Street is a bona fide Irish clubbing institution, that has raved its way through many venues and cities, since its inception in Galway, one starry night in November 1998. Run by Cian Ó Cíobháin (of An Taobh Tuathail, RnaG) and producer Cyril Briscoe (Dextris/ Ah! Kimono), the club has built up a stellar reputation as the Saturday night soundtrack of choice for different generations of clubbers and music lovers.

Originally conceived as a funk/soul/disco shindig in Galway's Town Hall venue, 110th Street has shapeshifted - sometimes quite dramatically - as musical passions have evolved through the years. There was the electroclash period from 2002-5, when the club introduced future stadium acts Erol Alkan, Soulwax and The Glimmers to Irish clubbers. There was the Berlin-inspired 'minimal' era from 2006-7, with the emphasis on hypnotic rhythms and bleeps. Indeed, there was even a brief period from 2007-8, when the DJs (who often played and produced under the SiSi moniker) spent some time on sabbatical, where it was reputed that they were spending their time stocking their wine cellars.

Cyril & Cian currently host occasional parties at Monroe's in Galway's vibrant westend, where - much like Glasgow's infamous Optimo nights - house, techno & disco records are merged together in the name of all things exultant and perspiring. Though 110th Street tends to be associated with its Galway heartland, the club has previously held residencies in Dublin (Red Box) and Cork (Redz and City Limits). This is Cyril & Cian's first joint party in Cork in donkey's years.

€10 tickets from PlugD records, the Old Oak or online at and

Check out their An Taobh Tuathail Vol IV below....

DOWNLOAD An Taobh Tuathail vol 4

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sir Norman Jay MBE on his way to play....

He is arguably one of the finest and most respected deejays in the world today

From the warehouse rave-ups of the ‘80s to becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002, Norman Jay has had one hell of a ride so far - most of it taken on his fleet of beloved Chopper bikes.
The kaleidoscopic range of music he loves and plays has always set him out as an eclectic DJ, but the cornerstone of the groove always joins the dots. Whether he’s deftly spinning a rare soul joint into a deep house number, or moving through heavy reggae into head-nod hip-hop, Norman always keeps the crowd moving.
For proof, ask anyone who has got seriously down to his Good Times Sound System at The Notting Hill Carnival.

On Saturday 15th June 2002, Norman was officially cited in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List with the recommendation that he be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, an MBE no less, awarded on merit for "deejaying and services to music". On Tuesday 12th November 2002, Norman was officially invited to attend a royal investiture at Buckingham Palace, London where he was duly invested and presented with the highly coveted MBE medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II herself. It is indeed the highest civilian honour yet conferred on anyone from the relatively new field of post modern UK club culture and black music - a fitting tribute in recognition of his many outstanding musical achievements and invaluable contributions to the world of popular dance music in a career spanning well over two decades.

Latest tracks by NormanJayMBE

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arveene & Misk - Did someone mention a PARTY???

Straight from the cities of Dublin and London are two producer/DJs who over the past two years have taken the underground by storm: Arveene & Misk. As remixers, their credits read like a whoÕs who in electronic dance music, including the likes of
Mr. Oizo, The Prodigy, Calvin Harris, Felix the Housecat, Zombie Nation, Kitsune, Ed Banger, Bang Gang, and Turbo. The same could be said about their supporters, among them being Fake Blood, Annie Mac, Tiga, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Brodinski, Boy 8-bit, Burns, Sinden, Jaymo & Andy George, and of course Erol Alkan who has backed Arveene & MiSK since day one. Since the release of their massive ÒHellÕs Bells,Ó the duo has been on a music production mission. Their second release, which dropped on highly respected Aussie dance label Bang Gang, was the beautifully twisted piece of electro ÒEavesdropper.Ó

Since then, Arveene & MiSK, in between live performances, have been living in the studio working on their debut album which promises to be a genre-busting collection of dance floor heat that showcases the wide breadth of their musical tastes, their skill as machine manipulators and their ever-growing sophistication as song writers.

€10 tickets from PlugD records, the Old Oak or online at and

Saturday, March 12, 2011

FRESH BLOOD - Patrick Weblin

We recently sat down and had a chat with up & comming Dj Patrick Weblin prior to him featuring at the first installment of FRESH BLOOD in Cyprus Avenue on sat 19th March.

we asked him what makes him tic and how he got into the is what he had to say...

" love for music started off with listening to acts like the prodigy and chemical brothers,
but soon expanded into different genres, including house,trance,drum n bass, but especially techno, anything that could get me moving really.
one dj in picticular made me wanna be a dj and its the man himself carl cox, i just love his talents on the decks, he is with out a doubt the very best dj in the world
and im sure not alot of people would disagree with me,
i remember listening to his album non stop 98 and i was hooked instantly,
carl cox was being interviewed for sum dj magazine that i used to read when i was younger and he said one thing i will never forget,he said play what you enjoy playing,
and thats exactly what i do, i play music that i love to play.
i got my first set of decks when i was 15 and used to play them night and day,
goin up to cork into record shops and spendin all my wages on vinyl.
i only started playing gigs recently, within the last 2 years, and it all started by me sending in a mix to a website that my friends were members of (
it got great reviews and was most downloaded and listened to mix for 2 months running,
then a internet music station called SHEDfm got in touch and asked would i be interested in doin a couple gigs around the city and in my home town bandon,
which i gladly accepted,was bit nervous at first but when i got into it i couldn stop smiling.
and here i am now, playing my biggest gig to date on the 19th march, in cypress avenue,proudly playing along side the new best djs in cork city,"

below is a little taster of what you can expect from Patrick on the 19th....

Running Slow by Patrick Weblin

1. Alone (George Carrasco, Hectik Rivero Dub) by Tom Sawyer
2. Mushrooms (Justin Martin mix) by Marshall ~Jefferson, Noosa Heads
3. Musique (original mix) by Carlo Lio
4. Xerrox Structure by Alan Fitzpatrick
5. Responding to Dynamic (Koen Groeneveld Remix) by Umek
6. Toxic Unit by Likewise
7. That Feeling (Drew Tempest Remix) by Rich T
8. Groove You Out Tonight (Funkagenda's Dry Bagel Mix Instrumental) by Shik Stylko
9. Downtown Brown by Organized crime
10. Pirupa, Pigi - Sweet Devil by VA
11. Baghdad Boogie by Rob Marmot & My Digital Enemy
12. Repeater (Roman Gertz Remix) by Ivar Oh!
13. Oliver Twizt - Gangsterdam by VA


Set at opposite sides of Cork in the south of Ireland, a place widely known and respected for its healthy underground music scene, the duo of PeeKaay are causing quite a stir. Aiming to break down the boundaries of normal House music, PeeKaay’s ‘HousePods’ are a feel-good dancefloor ride across the 4/4 spectrum. Fusing House, Electro, Techno and even the odd bit of Dubstep & breaks with effortless & natural mixing ability and flow!
These boys have one firm belief: a tune is a tune. Having jumped onto the scene with their radio show ‘The Clubhouse’ and supporting many of the big time international DJs these boys really are something worth sitting up and paying attention to. With a constantly growing DJ C.V. and an ever growing local and international fan base PeeKaay is only going one place. Up!!

Catch PeeKaay tearing it up alongside Darren O Hara, Patrick Weblin & Harry for IOHO on sat 19th in the award winning Cyprus Avenue as part of FRESH BLOOD new DJ showcase... check out the FB event here

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart ( GENERIC PEOPLE fix-up)

IOHO residents deliver a dubbed out, stripped down and drummed up Fix-up of a classic....

here you this mushroom and smoke this medicinal 'erb...!!!!

or download directly HERE

FRESH BLOOD - Darren O Hara

Darren O Hara will be one of the dj to feature in our first FRESH BLOOD showcase on sat 19th March in Cyprus Avenue...
Darren has been making a name for himself as one of the country hottest and most gifted up & comming DJs on the house and techno scene right now...

He has played support to some of the biggest names in the game over the last year or two and now is the time for him to take the headline slot for himself and tear the roof off the buliding.....

also subscribe to his very popular YOUTUBE page as he constantly add new mini-mixes with the most cutting edge tunes out there...

check out his recent mix here...

IOHO presents FRESH BLOOD (Vol.1)

up & comming DJ talent show what they are made of as leaders of the new school at In Our Honest Opinion on THE BEST SOUND SYSTEM in the city... Its gonna be a MASH-UP!!!!

Daren O Hara
Patrick Weblin (Shed FM)

Over the next few days we will be spotlighting each of the DJs featuring at the night...

find the Facebook event here

KORMAC brings his A/V show to IOHO

the night seems to be going from strength to strength and our last outing was no exception... we had the amazing KORMAC of Scribble Records & Bodytonic fame bring his all new audio visual show to Cork City....
The man had the full house going crazy for the entire night......
check out the video below if you don't believe me..

also a few photos over 'HERE'