Posts Tagged ‘Drogheda’

External Sounds Presents… Don Letts (BBC 6 Music)

March 28, 2012

External Sounds are more than a little excited to have the legendary Rebel Dread himself Mr DON LETTS at The Purple Room on Saturday 5th of May as part of The Drogheda Arts Festival 2012.

Don Letts has been at the cultural cutting edge of music and film since the 1970’s. His dj residency at the infamous London Punk club ‘The Roxy’, is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for the merging of Punk and Dub Reggae genres that came to prominence in the music of bands such as The Clash & PIL. Bob Marley, who was living in London at the time, recognised these developments with his 1977 song Punky Reggae Party.

Along with ex Clash guitarist Mick Jones, he formed ‘Big Audio Dynamite’ in 1984. They quickly established themselves as an innovative group with their signature sound incorporating Reggae, Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, Funk and Dance Music. He went on to perform and co-write four albums with B.A.D. achieving several hits on both sides of the Atlantic including the top ten hit E=Mc2.

During this period he also became revered as a film maker. His first movie, ‘The Punk Rock Movie‘ documented the emerging music scene during this time . His fly on the wall footage of The Clash was later made into ‘Westway To The World’, which won him a Grammy in 2003. He has produced dozens of films and documentaries on various music movements, with artists such as Gil Scott Heron, Sun Ra, Franz Ferdinand, and The Jam, to name but a few.
As well as his film work he continues to push musical boundaries through his weekly radio show ‘Culture Clash’ on BBC Radio 6.

This Event is proudly sponsored by Town Centre Barbers

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External Sounds Halloween Party ft. Dj A Skillz

October 7, 2011

External Sounds are delighted to announce that we will be throwing a special spooky Halloween Party at the Purple Room on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th of October. For this party we are very excited to have party dj extraordinaire ‘A Skillz’ as our special guest on the night.

A true showman, A Skillz incredible live performances involve mashing up funk, hip-hop and breaks with his unique style of scratching and mixing for an amazing genre hopping extravaganza that is certain to have the Purple Room rocking to its foundations! As its Halloween are inviting everybody to get their best fancy dress costume on, with Spot prizes for the best costumes on the night.

Support on the night comes from the resident External Sounds Djs and local dubster Dj Philay.

For more info on A Skillz click onto HERE

External Sounds Presents… The 45 Shuffle @ Clarkes Bar, Easter Saturday

April 15, 2011

The External Sounds djs are back @ Clarkes Bar, Drogheda for another edition of The 45 Shuffle on Easter Saturday April 23rd.

The 45 Shuffle is always a great craic, where you are likely hear the unexpected. Our djs will be sifting through their collection of old & new 45’s to bring you a night of sounds from the 1950’s through to gems from today pressed to 7 inch vinyl.

If you have any old 45′s that you would like to hear played on the night, then dust off your old 7 inches and bring them along with you and we’ll give them a spin.

The night kicks off at 9pm and admission is free!

External Sounds Presents… Kormac (AV Set)

April 1, 2011

External Sounds are delighted to have Big Band Leader, Visual Artist, Producer, Dj, & Irelands answer to Mr Scruff, Dj Kormac bringing his AV showpiece to our club night at The Purple Room, Drogheda.

Kormac has been releasing as a solo artist since 2007 releasing The Scratch Marchin’, Good Lord and Showtime EPs worldwide. He has just released his debut album, Word Play, on Scribble Records. It features DJ Yoda, Koaste (Black Gras…s,) DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel/Ninja Tunes,) Messiah J & The Expert, MC Little Tree and more.

Along with his solo career, Kormac has put together an 11-piece orchestra playing the music off his back catalogue in very unique style. A mix of live turntables, samplers, drums, double bass, barbershop quartet, trumpet, clarinet, banjo and live visuals bringing together an experience that is a must see.They’ve recently played peak time slots at Glastonbury, Bestival, Womad, Shambala, the Electric Picnic & Body & Soul festivals, as well as touring with Beardyman and performed in France, Germany & Africa.

For this performance however Kormac will be performing his new AV Show. Armed with new DJ technology, he will be creating a live audio visual show while playing.

External Sounds Presents… Belfast Music Club Djs

February 12, 2011

As the short month of February comes to an quick end, we approach the first Saturday in March & our next installment of External Sounds @ The Purple Room. This month we welcome our brothers from across the border in the form of the Belfast Music Club Djs. Their monthly night in Belfast’s Menagerie venue is one of the cities best club nights, with the resident djs sharing the dj box with international guests such as The Unabombers, Mark E, Feel My Bicep, as well as up and coming local talent, and home town heroes such as Timmy Stewart & David Holmes.
Their no nonsense approach to dj’ing is a dance floor friendly mix of Disco, Balearic, Post-Punk, Hip Hop, Soul & Psyche.

Support on the night is from External Sounds resident dj & very own US import Dj Derek Hicks. Doors open at 11pm and Admission is €5.

More info on the lads and their night HERE


Poster Image courtesy of Pete McDonagh Photography.