Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tune of the day! Angie Stone

One of my favourite tunes of the decade a proper soul classic

amazing footage of the original sample by The O'Jays

Old skool Angie Stone with Sequence

Friday, August 28, 2009

Give me the night with The Mary Jane Girls

Tune of the day-The Pharcyde

When the 12's of this dropped in late 95, the Back Bar was never the same again!

Jay Dee long before Dilla, and tune of the day!

Amazing remixes from Dilla and Rae and Christian, plus the original sample below!

Thursday, August 27, 2009



DJ's Stevie G and Colm Kenefick accompanied by

Friday September 11th
THE INFOMATICS (live hip-hop from an amazing group, Irelands finest rap act)
11pm 5 euros

Friday October 9th
GREG WILSON (legendary UK DJ makes his first Cork appearance)
11pm 7 euros (Free if you are at the BRIAN DEADY album launch b4 starts 8pm)

Friday October 23rd
THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (Incredible U.S. live brass band return to Cork)
10pm 15 euros (including booking fee)

Sunday October 25th
DAM-FUNK (The hottest LA DJ in the game also makes his Cork debut)
11pm 10 euros (including booking fee)

Friday November 6th
To be confirmed

Friday November 20th
MIKKI DEE & MYSTRO (Live session from UK MC and a going away party for New Zealands finest)
11pm 5 euros


Give me the night with Stevie Wonder "Too High"

Free download of this and the rap classic which loops it at

Tune of the day-Shot "Main Thing"

Used have this on a Mastercuts casette in the early 90's until i finally tracked it down on one of their comps soon after-used spin it in the Back Bar and at Mor Disco with Angi what a groove and what a lost classic!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One for the late night crew! Minnie Riperton

One for the late night crew

This is my shit under-rated singer with the voice of an angel

Give me the night with Heatwave

Cockney violence marred by footballing outbreak

There was surprise last night after a football match broke out during a violent assault by a bunch of cockneys on another bunch of cockneys to decide which cockneys were hardest.

The violence occurred between two groups of psychopathic cockneys, each with a penchant for football teams separated by a few hundred yards.

One football hooligan told us, “When those cockneys come onto our manor, us cockneys see it as taking a fackin’ liberty.”

“So we rounded up those cockneys, and us cockneys gave those other cockneys a right good hiding.”

The violent confrontation was marred by a 3-1 victory for West Ham, in an unprovoked football match which broke out in the midst of the savage fighting.

“It was disgusting, I could hardly see this one cockney having his head repeatedly rammed into a plastic seat because of these blokes in bright shirts kicking a ball backwards and forwards in front of me.”

“My ticket put me almost 100 yards away from the real action, so all I could see were athletic men running around and the odd goal.”

“If I wanted to see that sort of behaviour, I wouldn’t support Millwall, would I?”

Organisers of both ‘firms’ have been quick to denounce the behaviour of West Ham and Millwall football clubs.

“How are we supposed to finally decide which is the tidiest set of cockneys if they insist on playing football right in the middle of our fights?”

“Is it any wonder attendances are down and proper cockneys are falling out of love with the game when their clubs behave like this?”

Both firms have claimed victory, and the fight is due to go to a replay at the earliest possible opportunity.

Thaks to Actin the Sham from the PROC!

One for the late night crew double bill! Wu tang/Gladys Knight!

Back in the summer of 94 in the States this was our shit---going out to all of those people who want to go to a football match without meeting morons!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Give me the night with Gwen mcCrae


500th post-and tune of the day! Erykah Badu

Gonna dedicate this to all the good people at Fat City records in Manchester. Thanks for all the great memories and thanks for a promo copy of this back in the day!

One for the late night crew! A Tribe Called Quest

"My man Ron Carter is on the bass, yeah my man Ron Carter yes he on the bass!"

It's 20 years since i wrote down on a bit of paper for my old lade who was heading to London, a brand new album was out

"A T...ribe Called Quest-Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of rhythm"

She got it too!

The rest is history

This, from the second album, was on heavy rotation in my late teens! My love of jazz grew during this era

My man Ron Carter was on the fucking bass as the greatest hip-hop crew of them all took it deeper than ever-also check for Vinja Mojica on backing vocals!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Give me the night with Janet jackson

Give me the night on RedFM

I think i posted this recently but what the hell Pete Rocks favourite James Brown tune "Papa don't take no mess" used to the max (also used on "Vapours" of course"

great footage of the Godfather

Radio, Tv and even the press (the instrumental)

Tune of the day-Alicia Keys

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One for the late night crew! Isaac Hayes

Ready to drop after another long days work

Here is one for the late night crew by the mighty Isaac Hayes

Redman and of course Michael Jacksons "Butterflies" remix used it

Download the mix free at

The next few nights will be even later so i'm off to bed soon!

Give me the night with Bobby Womack!

Give me the night on RedFM

A classic to get us in the mood for our 70's night on Friday at Jam

"I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight.

Been down so long, getting up didn't cross my mind,
I knew there was a better way of life that I was just trying to find.
You don't know what you'll do until you're put under pressure,
Across 110th Street is a hell of a tester.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
Woman trying to catch a trick on the street.
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.

I got one more thing I'd like to y'all about right now.
Hey brother, there's a better way out.
Snorting that coke, shooting that dope man you're copping out.
Take my advice, it's either live or die.
You've got to be strong, if you want to survive.

The family on the other side of town,
Would catch hell without a ghetto around.
In every city you find the same thing going down,
Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
A woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ouh baby
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.
Yes he can, oh

Look around you, just look around you,
Look around you, look around you, uh yeah"

One for the late night crew! The Originals

One for the late night crew!

a killer soul monster from my mix here


Friday, August 14, 2009

Give me the night with Elvis Presley (and more)

A few great versions of a classic tune produced by Memphis legend Chips Moman


Candi Staton ripped it up in the Pav with this in February this is from the same tour

Dee Dee Warwick

Mark James (original)

Elvis night on Sunday in the Pavilion!

Tune of the day-Kool and the Gang

Tune of the day

Their better days were gone, and they were no longer a cutting edge funk band, but what a groove and what a tune!

Best use was by Paid in Live and Lauryn Hill! Dude in Paid in Live was Robert "Kools" son!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Give me the night with Sam Cooke

Give me the night on RedFM

One of the greatest soul singers of them all

Tune of the day-R Kelly

Tune of the day

This and "Happy People" are two of the biggest tunes this decade

Also worth checking is "Your Body's Callin" from way back in the mid 90's plus loads more! Thanks to Frankie Jez for putting R Kelly on my mind this week

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Give me the night with Chic

Give me the night on RedFM


Ripped off by everyone from Queen to a million rappers, the best rhythm section in pop music history???

Tune of the day-Whitney Houston

Excellent Raphael Saadiq production for an artist who only really started making soul music later in her career in my opinion. That 80's stuff is okay pop-wise but does little for me. Stuff like this and "It's not right it's okay' were huge though!

One for the late night crew! Curtis Mayfield

One for the late night crew!

The master

used best by Camp Lo

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Give me the night with Seven Grand Housing Authority

Classic soulful house from the genius that is Terrence Parker

Tune of the day (and rap lyric of the day) All Natural

Okay, enough fucking around!

This is quite simply one of the best hip-hop records of all time. It was massive for me when it came out and I still have a lot of affection for the legendary group and this legendary track. The Ramsey Lewis loop, used by many, is absolutely killer. And the lyrics are as good as it gets. I've included the samples of Ramsey Lewis and KRS One, plus the amazing "Julia" by the Beatles that Ramsey covered. Also, there's a short documentary on the amazingly under-rated Chicago crew All Natural referencing this tune. And it's on one of my favourite ever mixes right here here

"Now 50 years down the line, see I'll be chillin
like it ain't no thing, with little shorties on the swings
talkin bout, "My granddaddy had MAD flow
He got some old school, year two-thousand and ten tapes
when he was rockin the shows, and keepin it true
Takin out your granddaddy and his punk ass crew"
Your kid'll get mad, but Wilt didn't run
But what can you say, it's like father like son"

All Natural


Ramsey Lewis

The Beatles



One for the late night crew! Pharoah Sanders and the Last Poets

One for the late night crew!

Hip-hop pioneers meet jazz revolutionary (who is returning to Cork soon)


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

One for the late night crew! and a free mix

Brighter side of Darkness

grab this and the RZA version here

Rap lyric of the day-Lord Finesse

A true rap genius

"Brothers think I'm new, but they're dead for instance
I was into rap before they could form a sentence
I'm finally getting mine after coming up the far way
So nowadays I just lounge and parlay
I'm hip to music, whether jazz or country
I'm the type to make anything sound funky
I like to talk and shout and go and flow
Ayo, some brothers just don't know"

Tune of the day

I had a Stevie Wonder retrospective the other night on my show, which i'll properly post up here during the week! For the depressed Tuesday post holiday weekend people

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    I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays also you can catch me at