“Gold Bottles” and “Four Beams Down” both feature on a new video directed by Mary Catherine Brouder for www.irishcentral.com following the unsuccessful campaign of candidate Haskins for his Dublin constituency in the recent election. Check it out and enjoy the tunes.
Some more older tunes also feature in her documentary “Through Roma Eyes” that features on www.storyful.com.
In The Black Box features in the bPm’s free compilation for iD Magazine online. Make sure you check out holdboxflat.com for the playlist and free download. Big up Thristian the bPm and the Hold Box Flat crew for picking this tune for the compilation.
From the iD Online article
Thristian bPm is all about the vibe. Living vicariously through music, this one-man mixing machine throws, makes and shapes the party.
“Coil” is the first track I’ve released since last Summer. Part of a bigger project that I hope to have ready sometime late Summer this year. Hope you enjoy!
This has become an annual thing, commenting on what the year has brought to the table – I guess it is only natural.
So, as per usual, its pretty late (early!) and I have thrown a bunch of this years tunes into a playlist while I write… Something to stir the senses while I *briefly* go over what In The Black Box has gotten up to in 2010.
So lets just throw it all out on the table:
January – Summer: I continued with my usual process of creating short compilations of music every month. What resulted was a collection of individual songs that I feel had come a long way from those early days in 2004 when the then unnamed In The Black Box was taking shape.
Perfect – I love this
Laurent Garnier takes notice of “Zebra” a track I produced in January 2010 and it later features it on his internet radio station Pedrobroadcast.com’s playlist for 3 months.
It was clear that I was producing less work per month but that the quality was no doubt getting better, and the feedback I was receiving from listeners on Soundcloud and elsewhere was suggesting that I was on the right track. So I decided to stop everything! Stop the monthly compilations.. stop releasing new material every week… just stop… take my time… get it right..
So in April 2010 I released In The Black Box Vol.1 and ceased nearly all music activity online. That is not to say I stopped producing music. No since then I have been working on a selection of new tunes that I hope to have ready for your ears by Summer 2011.. It is now not about quantity but quality. As cliché-ed as it may seem, it sort of felt like everything up to the start of 2010 was practice.. and by the time I had finished work on “Mediate” I could hear that things had changed and it was time to stop practising and produce something new and fresh, something I can build on for the future. So that’s what I have been doing.
…. and it is all to come! If you want to hear a little something I have been working on make sure you check out an early version of “Coil” on my podcast Black Box No.57 … but other than that you wont be hearing much till it is all ready.
Black Box on DirtyRadio
I have completed nearly 30 podcasts since the start of the year with dirtyradio.org. I celebrated one year on the air in May and by the time summer came around I was broadcasting for 2 hours live every Sunday. I would like to thank Mike and everyone who has been tuning in and giving me feedback from around the world! Every week I get 100′s of downloads from listeners of every nationality and it really keeps me in good spirits to know that people are enjoying the music I have to play. I will be back on the air in 2011 with #58 full of all the usual shit.
Photography, Art and www.daviddonoghue.com
This year started on a wave of pure happiness after the success of the Visual Arts Society Exhibition in Trinity College where my work was purchased for the University’s Modern Art collection and now hangs proudly in the new Long Room Hub Building on the campus. This made me think harder about my visual work, and since then I have worked hard at developing and practicing not only my photographic work but also digital and video works – encouraging me to set up www.daviddonoghue.com.
I began working on a digital project I have provisionally named “Dynamics” involving audio and visual portraits and landscapes. This work is ongoing, however it has resulted in a growing series of collages that were produced from the latter part of the Summer to the present day. “Beckett Bridge” and “Blackrock Baths” received encouraging praise at the Vis Arts Exhbition 2010 and again at the DUPA (Dublin University Photoraphic Association) Exhibition a week later. There are plans afoot to set up an individual exhibition in Dublin in 2011 – an exciting prospect! Be sure to stay posted here and at www.daviddonoghue.com for any info if it actually happens!
DJ and Live Work
I kicked off 2010 performing and DJing at a mates house party for the new year.. Gigs however took a back seat until late in the summer when I began DJing a few nights at Antidote and other venues. Live work was put on hold while the laptop had a melt down and while I worked on new material, but this was happily replaced with my involvement in Exhibitions and the like throughout the year.
The Future and other crazy concepts
There will of course be plenty of podcasts and photographic work hitting the websites while I also work on the new music and my video/photographic collages. The new…dare i say EP will be a big event of 2011… I can only hope that I will be happy enough with my work to put it out there. Maybe we will have a party?!?
I think I should put a special note on the fact that this is my last year of studying Art History as an undergraduate.. but through all this time I have found my work as a student and as In The Black Box has had some sort of link… and while I have been keen to keep these things separate they will inevitably collide very soon… so I may be letting you in on a few of my ideas pretty soon… big audio visual projects that i have in mind… huge commitments… EVERYTHING MASSIVE!!! But that is for another day.. suffice to say that things will be coming together in very exciting ways.
New Years Resolution – Write more …
I will be exhibiting at the exhibition next week at the Oisín Gallery in Dublin City Centre..
So as you know by now In The Black Box has submitted a remix to the Beatport remix competition for Underworld’s latest release.. “Bird 1″. We are going to need a huge amount of help from all of our supporters to get noticed on the site since there are so many good remixes on there.
Each person can only vote once so I do not need you to constantly return every day to add more votes..
So here is how you do it!
Step 1: Go to http://www.beatportal.com/remix/detail/bird-1-in-the-black-box-remix/ and listen to the remix… tap foot.. and sing lyrics..
Step 2: Sign in with your Beatport* account details and “spin” the track to cast your vote
Step 3: Tell all your friends by posting this link on your facebook and twitter telling them to listen and vote if they like the song!
* In order to vote you need to register with beatport. If you aren’t a member I am not going to force you to join but at least listen to the track and spread the word to all your friends. I would however ask that you consider joining beatport.. it can be a great source for the latest electronic music.. and your vote would go a long way!
So check out the remix now and get voting!!! Thanks!!!
You may remember a few months back Antidote hit the Dublin Friday night scene with a massive kick in the groin. Since then they have grown hugely into one of the hottest nights in Dublin with only the best electronic music around.
Well in that time they have been raised a child down in the deep dark corners of the Mezz and he has finally grown to be a ….BUG! That’s right they have stuffed all the best drum and bass, dubstep and grime into his suitcase and he has taken the boat across the river liffey to the bright lights of the Twisted Pepper!
Antidote presents BUGGED!! Will come to you for the first time tomorrow night (Thursday Nov.04) from the BASSment of the Twisted Pepper. Get ready to enjoy the best in low frequencies and highly addictive wobble as Garret Moore ( Breakbeat & Jungle ), AV Kid ( Filthy Dubstep & Grime ), Proffesor Chaos ( DnB – Halftime – JumpUp ) take to the decks to literally rock the foundations in the Pepper.
There are great drinks promotions all night and plenty to see throughout the club as all three floors are packed with music.
This is set to be the best thing to see on the first Thursday of every month so dont miss it!!!
And remember if you havn’t had enough you can always end your week with Antidote in the mezz on a Friday night!
Wrap your ears around this mix and get on over to the facebook pages for more info!
Mr Jones: Colin and Merro// Antitode presents Bugged// Westway Flyover// :
Bugged Launch Night :