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Off The Record – Craic Music Mix

Posted in Craic Music Podcast, Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by craicmusic

Craic Music recently featured in Off The Record’s mix series, 10 mixes with 10 different genres by Irish DJ’s.

There’s plenty of great music to be heard, hit up offtherecordsounds.blogspot.com for more!

Off The Record – Volume #010
mixed by Craic Music

“For our tenth installment we’re delving into the archives of Irish hip-hop with Craic Music. You can expect to hear lesser known gems, clips of hip-hop history and an element of discovery in whats coming up in the Irish scene. Craic Music has compiled this brilliant mix in a flawless and fun way representing a genre that deserves a lot more notice in this country. This mix is another shining example of what we’re all about at Off The Record, getting new unheard sounds out to the world. Check out our blog for more info, www.offtherecordsounds.blogspot.com.”

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Off The Record – Volume #010 – Craic Music by Craicmusic on Mixcloud

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DJ Moschops – Prophecy (Download)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by craicmusic

The Prophecy has taken DJ Moschops 8 years of hard work to complete and it’s a journey worth experiencing.
There are verses from Lunitic, Messiah J & 4Real while Jimmy The Hideous Penguin, Deviant & Tweek add to the production.
It’s released on Working Class Records and can be purchased for €5 on Bandcamp.

The Prophecy Tracklist
1. Skratghenesis
2. Babylon Intro
3. Deep Water
4. Plant The Seed
5. Sophia’s Experiment
6. Waterboil
7. Rugged And Raw
8. Earthquake Skit
9. Hyperdimensional
10. Better Dead Than Alien
11. Fake ET’s
12. Stepper
13. Higher State Of Ryme
14. Asstronaut
15. Hydrogen Black
16. Death Or Malfunction
17. Song Of Blood
18. Murderstone
19. Illustrius
20. Eviltone Skit
21. End Of Prophecy

(Buy here)

Rhymes, beats, skratches and supersonic sounds that will bring civilisation to the brink of destruction… 

‘Prophecy’ is an ancient vortex code located beyond the spoke of destiny, an electric terror weaving itself into the fabric of reality.. 

Warning: Listen at your own risk, the sonic journey may be perilous and strange for those of you with mechanic brains. 

All mon-eye from album sales will go towards the mobilisation of the Skratch Bus, which with your support will travel Ireland and Europe doing shows to promote skilled musicians and connect great music with scenic locations. 

Watch out for a 6-track follow up EP featuring Ophelia, Costello and DJackulate out soon.

DJ Moschops
Bandcamp : SoundCloud : Website

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Street Literature – Products Of The Environment

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by craicmusic

It’s a jungle out there… a jungle that hip hop appears to be thriving in.

A pack of 4 Dublin emcee’s collectively known as Street Literature are predators in their area. With a ferocious group dynamic and voices hungry to be heard.

Products Of The Environment‘ is their first cohesive release from the group and includes verses/production from the late, great Lunitic. When listening to this, I get the feeling there’s a lot of history wrapped up in the recording and thankfully it translates to some of the most authentic, inspiring, passionate hip hop the country will ever produce.

Released in July and I’m still playing catch up with write-ups, but it’s given me more time to get a proper feel for the record and understand it better.

The split production duties between Lunitic, G.I., DJ Moschops, John Doe and Teknikal offers some variety for listeners. John Doe has some strong beats that compliment Street Literature’s attitude & style. “Wildlife” flips an eastern influenced sample into a frantic, populated flurry of verses and “Collateral Damage” wouldn’t sound out-of-place on a Terawrizt project alongside Tony Mahoney instrumentals. While Lunitic’s beats are a throwback to the Urban Intelligence sound, they still fit nicely on ‘Products Of The Environment’. Tracks like “Through The Years” and “We Don’t Need You Anymore” prove the visionary talent Luntic possessed years before Ireland would catch on.

DJ Moschop’s “Who Comes Iller” featuring Fly is certainly the most upbeat you’ll find by Street Literature, and it’s a real head-nodder. G.I.’s opening verse is effortless and unsurprisingly his beats match up to his wise-child style. His production steals the show on this mixtape and surely certifies him as one of the top-tier producers in Ireland today. Whether it’s the  electronic/synthesised sounds on “Rising Like A Footsoldier” & “Products Of The Environment” to the sample driven “Give Me A Reason” & “Working Class Warrior” the beats are premium and truly exciting to hear.

In terms of lyrical content, fans of Street Literature expecting the gritty portrayal of inner city life displayed on Boss TV earlier in the year, won’t be disappointed. Each member holds their own and the solo projects to follow are genuinely a thrilling prospect. Lunitic is a prophet with his story-telling, 4Real’s got a joyful aggression on track, Costello brings the philosophy and G.I. masters the musical flow. Throw in appearances from Lethal Dialect, Jambo & D’n’D on paper it’s hard to imagine how “Products Of The Environment” could fail?

Sadly however it lacks the completeness of 2011’s strongest contenders ‘LD50‘ and ‘12 Labours‘. Probably partly due to the process involved in putting this project together, but that’s comparing it with 2 (classic imo) albums and this betters most other CDs for sale in your local stops . Considering this isn’t a retail LP like Lethal or Sons albums, this free collection of tunes from Street Literature is the best bargain you’ll find all year online. It’s savage and you can download it on Craic Music, wouldn’t want you getting lost now, afterall the jungle is massive.

Track Listing
1. Products Of The Environment
2. Collateral Damage
3. Deep End featuring D n D
4. Music N Crime
5. The Question Is
6. Through The Years
7. Rising Like A Footsoldier
8. Who Comes Iller? featuring Fly
9. Wildlife
10. Flawless
11. We Don’t Need You Anymore
12 Gimme A Reason
13 Working Class Warrior featuring Lethal Dialect & Jambo

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Street Literature
Facebook : SoundCloud : WorkingClassRecords.com

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When It Rains, It Pours…

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by craicmusic

After an extended summer break Craic Music is returning with all the releases & videos over the past two months up until now.
Including music from Lunitic, Street Literature, Class A’z, Rob Kelly, Dead Set Gemini, Collie & more!

Make sure to check back over the next few days for all the full updates.

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Street Literature – Product Of The Environment

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads, Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by craicmusic

For those that don’t know, Street Literature are a Hip-Hop collective from Dublin. The group consists of G.I., Costello, & former Urban Intelligence members Lunitic & 4Real. They originally started as a side project put together by Workin’ Class Records with plans for an album. Unfortunately in the summer of ’09 MC Lunitic sadly passed away and indefinitely shelved the project.

Now thankfully producer Dean Scurry, director/editor Marion Mc Manus and the Ballymun Communications have decided to give ‘Product Of The Environment’ a visual makeover. They’ve kept things simple and true to the songs nature, the video remains a raw reflection of inner city Dublin.

The video is dedicated to the memory of Lunitic and starts with a chilling verse displaying his poignantly dark optimism. Costello and G.I. both are equally talented at breathing authentic Dublin life onto the beat and 4Real has me questioning why there isn’t more solo material out there to hear?

Greazy Dublin hip hop no doubt, if you’d like to hear more from Street Literature they have 3 free downloads on their Soundcloud Page

Street Literature – Music & Crime

Street Literature – Give Me A Reason

Street Literature – We Don’t Need You Anymore

Luni Choons – Somebody Warn A Brother!

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by craicmusic

Just 3 days ago we witnessed the passing of the late MC Lunitic’s birthday. Even though quite a few months have passed since his untimely death, his music keeps the memories very much alive.
Craic Music is proud to have dug through the archives, and stumble upon a shiny gem for you lucky readers.

Urban Intelligence – Hip Hop Is Oxygen EP (Free Download)
Tracklisting:
Hip Hop Is Oxygen
Magnificent Wordplay
A New Flow
What You See Is What You Get

Lunitic’s rap group Urban Intelligence released Hip Hop Is Oxygen back around 2003. It’s a 4 track EP and Luni’s voice sounds a lot younger than what many will have come to expect. It’s a must hear for dedicated fans of Irish hip hop, and I recommend the download thoroughly as Urban Intelligence were the first Irish group that Craic Music ever heard! (Truly amazing isn’t it!)

(Graffiti @ Oxegen Festival in memory of Luntic)

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