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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 13 May 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    DJ Shadow - Back & Forth, & Buried Treasure - Marxman '33 Revolutions Per Minute' - The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio Sessions, and Live Music from around Europe.


    DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) has made some of the most progressive and memorable music since he introduced himself to us in the 1990s. With albums like ‘Endtroducing…..’ (1996), ‘The Private Press’ (2002) and ‘The Less You Know The Better’ (2011), he has established himself as one of the most inventive music composers of the modern age. Dan brings you Back & Forth through the music of DJ Shadow on The Alternative.





    It's album number two from The Minutes, and it's bigger and meaner than anything that they've done. 'Live Well, Change Often' was produced by GGGarth Richardson, who's resume includes Rage Against The Machine, Biffy Clyro, The Jesus Lizard, and Kerbdog. As you may have guessed, the combination of these two works brilliantly.


    ‘Nabuma Rubbeband’ finds Little Dragon bouncing back in our lives. You can’t help but hear the sound of a band that have grown comfortable with their audience and status. Jumping from groove-infused pop tunes to free-spirited experimentation; ‘Nabuma Rubbeband’ will serve Little Dragon well.


    For bands that reach the size of The Black Keys, there's a lot of 'I like your old stuff better than your new stuff' muttering. It's inevitable that 'Turn Blue' will be met by this to a certain extent. It’s not as immediate as its predecessor ‘El Camino’, but in fairness little is! What ‘Turn Blue’ is, is an album that gradually reveals itself to you... give it some time.




    Marxman existed between 1989 and 1996. Made up by Hollis Byrne, Stephen Brown, DJ K One, and Oisin Lunny; they earned all sorts of interesteing descriptions, none more so that 'the Anglo-Irish answer to Public Enemy.'

    Their debut album '33 Revolutions Per Minute' appeared in 1993, and saw them tour with U2, and Depeche Mode. The album was very much overlooked, which was a shame as it was one of the most pregressive Hip Hop albums of the time.



    The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Tuesday, May 13:

    Rocket From The Crypt - 'On A Rope'
    Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
    Santigold Vs Diplo - 'Guns Of Brooklyn'
    Smoke Fairies - 'Misty Versions’
    Smoke Fairies – ‘She Sells Sanctuary’
    The Sewing Room - 'Drugfree'
    Shit Robot - 'Do That Dance'
    Fatboy Slim - 'Right Here, Right Now'
    Fatboy Slim – ‘Santa Cruz’
    Wolf Alice - 'Moaning Lisa Smile’
    Sweet 75 - 'Fetch'
    The Altered Hours - 'Dig Early'
    MØ – ‘Slow Love’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2: 

    St. Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’
    The Minutes – ‘Outlaws’
    Feist – ‘Black Tongue’
    Mastodon - 'High Road’
    Guns N Roses – ‘Patience’
    Young Fathers – ‘Low’
    Youth Mass – ‘Morning Run’
    Marxman – ‘Drifting’
    The Late David Turpin - 'Bear Of A Star’ (Carriages Remix)
    Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Greenwich Mean Time’
    The Black Keys – ‘Year In Review’
    Mercury Rev – ‘Endlessly’
    Glass Animals – ‘Pools’
    Elektro Guzzi – ‘Moskito’

    Hour 3:

    The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘The Age Of The Understatement’
    Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
    The Kills – ‘Hook & Line’
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’
    Will de Burca – ‘Mandarin Superstar’
    The Japanese Popstars (Feat: Jon Spencer) – ‘Destroy’

    DJ Shadow – Back & Forth:
    ‘The Number Song’
    ‘I Gotta Rock’
    Border Crossing’
    ‘Fixed Income’
    ‘Scale it Back’ (Feat: Little Dragon)

    Le Galaxie – ‘Humanize’ (The Japanese Popstars Remix)
    The Elephant Room – ‘Ghosts’

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