Archive for September, 2010

External Sounds Presents… Dj Calvin James

September 23, 2010

External Sounds is back after our summer hiatus that took in our Secret Garden Party, Electric Elephant & Electric Picnic. Suitably refreshed and recharged, we are ready for another musical assault on The Purple Room.
This month we have one of Irelands finest djs, Calvin James conducting proceedings. Fresh from his epic set at the Bacardi B Arena at Electric Picnic, Calvin will be equipped with 3 decks, 2 mixers and a record bag …wedged full of dancefloor killers, for what is sure to be another classic set.

Calvin James began his dj career in new york in 1999. In 2001 he returned to Ireland and enjoyed a stint at Power FM before joining the Bodytonic crew. He started making sets off four turntables, mashing different genres together to create his sound. In 2005 he was invited to showcase his work at Earls Court in London, and has done so in Moscow, Berlin, Barcelona & Miami. In 2009 he started the scoop foundation, a charity set up to enhance and support services and charities which he, his family and friends have come across themselves. A part of this is to set up dj /production schools in resident childcare home in Ireland in conjunction with Bodytonic.
He can be seen spinning all over the country with the likes of Nightflight, Synth Eastwood, Hospital, Big Dish Go, Family and his 10 piece crew, Tit Crime Hooligan Squad.

We will be giving away some lucky bags on the night packed full of treats like, Cds, T-Shirts, Drink Tokens, & free passes to future external sounds events. Doors open at 11pm, but come early to get ur hands on one of those lucky bags!
Support on the night is from the resident External Sounds Djs, and Admission is €6.

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Would you like to play @ External Sounds?

September 23, 2010

If you have ever wanted to play @ an External Sounds night, then here is your chance. We are giving all djs, & live artists an opportunity to get on the bill for our November & December External Sounds events @ The Purple Room, Drogheda. We will choose one dj/artist to perform a support slot on each night. All you have to do to be in with a chance of playing is to send us a link to either a 1 hour set if u are a dj, or 3 songs if you are a live artist. All mixes or  songs must be hosted on an online site such as, Myspace, YouTube, Fileshare, Soundcloud, etc.  Entry is free, just send your name, along with a link to your mix or songs, as well as a short biography to play@externalsounds.com.  Good Luck!

What A Secret Garden Party!

September 14, 2010

We need to mention the Secret Garden Party which took place at The Millhouse in Slane on the 21st of August. This was our secret party that asked everybody to blindly get on a bus that would bring them to a secret location to party the night away. Firstly, a massive thank you to everybody that took that leap of faith and got onto those buses not knowing where they where going. By the reaction on the night and subsequent messages on facebook, I think everybody loved it. A massive thanks to Janey & Niamh @ The Millhouse for letting us take over their premises for the night. The place is so beautiful it was a massive leap of faith from them as well to trust us with it! Also thanks to all the Bands, Djs and other performers who supplied the soundtrack for the night. Gold medal to Kev Sheridan who hardly had time to sit down and have a beer as he did 3 sets on the night playing with ‘Super Ninja Turbo club’, Geriko, and then a live loop set at the end of the night.
It was such a good night, it will most definitely have to be done again.
Photos of this night can be viewed at HERE