Sample Hip Hop Doc 2012 by Jeff Lent

Over the summer I and a few other Irish producers were involved in a short documentary on the use of sampling in music production. The documentary was produced by Limerick director / editor / producer Jeff Lent and was filmed at a variety of locations around Ireland.  Jeff put this together for a College project and recently released it on YouTube so now I can feature it here 🙂

Documentary:

 

The track of mine featured in my segments is called ‘Ya Don’t’:

 

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XLR-Radio launched June 30th, 2012

XLR covers a wide variety of music which is not catered for on existing local radio stations and we offer support for local artists and DJs to get their music or sets heard alongside International artists and DJs. Our music policy is primarily based around an Indie – Electro – Hip Hop – Dance format with specialist shows taking over in the evenings.

XLR broadcasts from 31 Thomas Street, Limerick City in Ireland.  Along with XLR in the building you can also find a photography studio (Ken Coleman), a tattoo parlour (High on Ink by Ulrich Hueber) and two bars: The Blind Pig and Dr Johns.

XLR is proud to offer personality driven radio, something we feel is sorely lacking in the current radio market in Limerick. Our shows will be built around the individual musical tastes and personalities of our presenters. We feel it is vital that each presenter has a platform to showcase their knowledge and genuine love for their style of music.

XLR boasts a line-up of presenters and contributors all with a background in many aspects of the Limerick music scene, from prominent local musicians, club DJs, journalists, bloggers, and Internet TV personalities along with established radio presenters.

The music policy of the station will primarily focus on Indie – Electro – Hip Hop – Dance outside of which specialist shows will include Metal, Rock, Ska and more.

XLR’s music policy will reflect the style and range of music enjoyed in the Limerick today. We will play the music you hear in the clubs, the bands you go to see live.  The station will do its upmost to seek out the newest trends emerging in the local scene. The station intends to be the real soundtrack to Limerick City.

The management team at XLR have 30 years of radio experience combined in both terrestrial FM radio and online radio markets and bring this in to all areas of what we do to ensure that the listener is always no. 1.

XLR is unique in having the highest sound quality in Ireland for an internet based station due to the superior nature of our AAC sound encoding, multiband compression and stereo enhancement. This offers crystal clear top end and well-rounded bottom end on the bass.  Which when either delivered over a large speaker system or a mobile phone speaker or headphones always sounds good.

The full schedule of shows and presenters will be announced soon on-air, on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

As part of our launch daytime in the studiio we had Ray Fennelly (Live 95FM, Regional Hospital Radio, Wired FM, RLO), Enda Caldwell (XFM London, Today FM, FM104, Radio Luxemburg, Spin Dublin, Atlantic 252) along with XLR presenters. On the decks spinning live in Dr John’s we had Phil Wade, Deep Pete and Greenwood and downstairs live in The Blind Pig we had the Crow Black Chicken album launch. All of which was carried live on the day.

XLR can be heard on our website and mobile website, via the free tuneIn radio app on iPhone/Pad/iPod, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Samsung Bada & Palm devices. XLR can also be accessed on Google TV and Yahoo TV on your Smart TV via tunein.  Dedicated XLR apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod and Android are currently in development and slated for a mid-August release.

To keep up to date with everything XLR you can access our website: www.xlr-radio.com our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/xlr.radio and our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/xlr_radio.

For all press related enquiries please contact ray@xlr-radio.com (Schedules / Advertising / Daytime Manager) or fintan@xlr-radio.com (Head of Music & I.T. / Evening Manager). For requests or info related to the current show on-air please contact studio@xlr-radio.com

Kitty Wells – ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ (Fintan’s Rejected Devil’s Remix)

Some of the best ideas for remixes seem to come up late at night at parties !  Late at night / early morning we were listening to random old songs and ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ by Kitty Wells came on.  The suggestion was made to me that this would be a good one to remix so of course I decided to give it a go recently.   I had no idea where I was going to take this 50’s country track but from the early stages I decided my usual Electro / House sound wouldn’t work here.  So instead (and nicely timed for the Summer) I went with a country / hip hop vibe very different from my usual remixes.  So kick back and open up a few cold ones and chill to this one 🙂

The original was  featured on the ‘Devil’s Rejects” soundtrack, one of my favourite Horror movies of all time, directed by Rob Zombie.

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