Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 4 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    XENON FIELD IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.



    Xenon Field fuse electronic noises and live instrumentation to create an unusual, unique hybrid sound. They've been buried away in the studio for the last number of year creating their debut self-titled EP, which was produced and mixed by Torsten Kinsella (God is An Astronaut) and mastered by Tim Young (Massive Attack, The Beatles, etc).

    The band consists of members: Robert Murphy (Guitar, Keys, Electronics) and Conor Drinane (Bass, Keys, Electronics). For live performances the band are accompanied by: Stephen Whelan (Drums) and Thomas Murphy Jnr (Keyboards, Electronics).



    Over the years bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and others have proven that it doesn't take a band of eight individuals to make a big noise. Dutch duo BlackboxRed are a very different kind of act to the aforementioned names, but they know how to amp things up. 'The Gunner and The Ghost' is an inspired debut, full of angst, energy, and thought.

    The vocals on Mineral's album 'Plastic Ekphrastic' may sound familiar to you, that's because they belong to Craig Walker of Power Of Dreams. With the help of Alan McGee's (ex Creation Records & Poptones) new label 359 Music, Walker and his French cohorts (Thierry Fournié, S.Armelle, and Damien Li) marry the sound of The Beach Boys, Serge Gainsbourg, and a dash of Prince to make an alt-Electro Pop gem.

    Gesaffelstein is one of the new generation of French DJ/Producer/artists. After working with Kanye West, not to mention remixing tracks by Depeche Mode and Lana Del Rey, the man that is known as Mike Levy to friends, family, and credit card company has been adding serious mainstream weight to his credentials. To get straight to the point; his debut album 'Aleph' is going to be one of the albums of 2013.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, November 4

    Beck – ‘The New Pollution’
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here'
    The Prodigy (Feat: Pop Will Eat Itself) - 'Their Law'
    Arcade Fire – ‘Afterlife’
    The Black Keys - 'Ten Cent Pistol'
    Buffalo Suun - 'Seven Seas'
    Black Affair - 'It's Real'
    East India Youth - 'Looking For Someone’
    Massive Attack (Feat: Sinead O'Connor) - 'Special Cases’
    The Mighty Stef - 'Vampire, Hold Me Tight'
    Mastodon - 'Curl Of The Burl'
    Will De Burca – ‘They Gave Us Rock’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat'

    Hour 2:

    Anna Calvi – ‘Eliza’
    The Who - 'Pinball Wizard'
    Mark Lanegan Band (Feat: PJ Harvey) – ‘Hit The City’
    Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - 'Snake Song’
    Moby (Feat: Mark Lanegan) - 'The Lonely Night’
    Xenon Field – ‘Tetra’ (Session)
    dEUS - 'Suds & Soda'
    BlackboxRed – ‘The Swallow’
    Come On Live Long - 'Tide’
    The Temptations – ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’
    Xenon Field – ‘End Sphere’ (Session)
    Paul Hardcastle - '19'
    Stano – ‘Radar’

    Hour 3:

    Depeche Mode – ‘Master & Servant’
    Subject Of Five – ‘Stay Of Execution’
    Orbital – ‘Doctor ?’
    Gesaffelstein – ‘Nameless’
    Xenon Field – ‘Hyper Velocity’ (Session)
    The Beatles – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
    Mineral – ‘Mi Clos’
    C2C - 'The Beat’
    Xenon Field – ‘Anti Mass’ (Session)
    Emiliana Torinni – ‘Tookah’
    Xenon Field – ‘Direct Induction’ (Session)
    Yppah – ‘Playing With Fireworks’
    Julia Holter – ‘City Appearing’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Seven Seas
      Composer: Danda Paxton
      Performer(s): Buffalo Sunn
      Performer(s): Buffalo Sunn
      Duration: 3:55
    • Title: Looking For Someone
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): East India Youth
      Performer(s): East India Youth
      Album: Total Strife Forever, Stolen Recordings, SR073
      Duration: 4:13
    • Title: The Swallow
      Composer: Blackboxred
      Performer(s): Blackboxred
      Performer(s): Blackboxred
      Album: The Gunner And The Ghost, EEK Recordings, TRU1006
      Duration: 4:04
    • Title: Stay Of Execution
      Composer: Cian Roche
      Performer(s): Subject Is Five
      Performer(s): Subject Is Five
      Album: Fugue State, Angry Swan Recordings, AS01CD
      Duration: 3:33
    • Title: Doctor Who
      Composer: Ron Grainer
      Performer(s): Orbital
      Performer(s): Orbital
      Album: Halcyon, Warners
      Duration: 5:30

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