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    DEEPINTHEWOODS66 IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION – MONDAY, APRIL 15

    Deepinthewoods66 are a two piece dark, electronic hip hop/rock band situated in Dublin. They are made up of producer/musician Tommy O' Sullivan, who has worked with many local Irish acts including Cocaine Ponytail, Paranoid Visions, Yurt, Count Tornado and Lisa O' Neil to name a few. He also plays guitar with local cult legends Estel.

    Multi instrumentalist and long time collaborator Neil Killkenny is the other half of the group. He currently plays bass in local bands, The Deadly Nightshades B.C. and the Bloodreddolls.
    Deepinthewoods66 musical comparisons include Butt-Hole Surfers, MF DOOM, Quasimoto and early Beck to name a few. Their new self titled album will be available for free download at www.deepinthewoods66.bandcamp.com

    GIL SCOTT-HERON – BACK & FORTH – TUESDAY, APRIL 16

    The word legend is over-used these days, but with a career that last four decades, Gil Scott-Heron earned the description. He has often been called the ‘Godfather as Hip-Hop’, having influenced names such as Chuck D, Common, and Mos Def. His final studio album ‘I’m New Here’ was released the year before his death, and brought his music to a new generation of fans. Dan will feature music from various parts of his career on Tuesday’s show.

    http://gilscottheron.net/

    LEO ABRAHAMS’ FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17



    If you haven’t come across Leo Abrahams’ music yet, prepare to be blown away! The Londoner has collaborated with a who's who of musicians, including Brian Eno, Jarvis Cocker, Baba Maal, and David Holmes. His 2007 album ‘The Unrest Cure’ was feature a lot on The Alternative, and Abrahams has just released the ‘Zero Sum’ EP. This week’s Five-Track Shuffle tunes come to you courtesy of Mr Abrahams.

    http://www.leoabrahams.com/

    GHOST ESTATES & TWINKRANES LIVE FROM STUDIO 8 – THURSDAY, APRIL 18

    In the run-up to this Saturday’s Record Store Day, Dan will have Ghost Estates and Twinkranes performing live from Studio 8 on The Alternative. The bands will release a split 7” release on Record Store Day.



    Twinkranes won much acclaim with their 2010 album ‘SpektrumTheatreSnakes’, while Ghost Estates have recently started work to their follow-up to 2012 self-titled album.

    http://ghostestatesmusic.com

    https://twitter.com/TWINKRANES


    BALKAN BEAT BOX LIVE AT THE PALEO FESTIVAL – THURSDAY, APRIL 18

    Balkan Beat Box is an American-Israeli musical group made up by Tamir Muskat, Ori Kaplan Tomer Yosef. The group plays Mediterranean-influenced music that incorporates Balkan and Middle Eastern traditions, Gypsy punk, and electronica. As a musical unit they often collaborate with a host of other musicians both in the studio as well as live. Hear their set from the Paleo Festival on Thursday's show.

    Recorded by RTS (Switzerland) for the Eurosonic Partnership of the EBU.

    http://balkanbeatbox.com/


    http://www.eurosonic.net/

     

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, April 15

    The Happy Mondays – ‘Step On’
    Zwan – ‘Lyric’
    The Beatles – ‘Helter Skelter’
    Funeral Suits – ‘Health’
    UNKLE – ‘Eye For An Eye’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Mosquito’
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – ‘Spellbound’
    Low Sea – ‘Last Rain’
    The Frank & Walters – ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’
    Ghostpoet – ‘Meltdown’
    The Kills – ‘Tape Song’
    Edwin Starr – War’
    Scroobius Pip (Feat: Natasha Fox) – ‘Feel It’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 2:

    The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
    The National – ‘Demons’
    Engine Alley – ‘Diamond Jill & Crazy Jane’
    Stealing Sheep – ‘Shark Song’
    Deepinthewoods66 – ‘Everything The Way It’s Supposed To Be’ (Session)
    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – ‘Television The Drug Of The Nation’
    Wasps Vs Noise – ‘The Killing Of Celebrity Culture’
    The White Stripes – ‘Icky Thump’
    Jack White – ‘Trash Tongue Talker’
    The Hot Sprockets – ‘Soul Brother’
    The Frames – ‘Ship Caught In The Way’
    Yppah (Feat: Anomie Belle) – ‘Film Burn’
    Fallen Rule – ‘Rival’
    Television – ‘Marquee Moon’

    Hour 3:

    The Stranglers – ‘No More Heroes’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Smoke Your Eyes’
    John Barry Seven – ‘James Bond Theme’
    Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – ‘Owed To Darryl’
    De Phazz – ‘Better Now’
    Deepinthewoods66 – ‘Self-Help Tapes’ (Session)
    Kurt Vile – ‘Never Run Away’
    Stubborn Hearts – ‘Better Than This’
    Moby – ‘In This World’
    White Collar Boy – ‘November’
    Pirnce – ‘Batdance’
    The Shamen – ‘L.S.I.’
    Ships – ‘Two Hearts’

     

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