21 Apr 2011

Community Skratch Games 2011

Community Skratch Games 2011

21 April - 22 April 2011

Thursday, 8.00pm

The opening night of Community Skratch Games 2011 sees the launch of Deviant & Naive Ted's "Send In The Hounds" 12", with performances from Deviant, Sebi C and improvised performance from the Community Skratch Players, including DJs Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingers and Tweek, alongside Galway musicians Tony Higgins, Andrew Madec and Simon Kenny.

"Send In The Hounds" is an Irish folk based record, created from a box of dusty old records, performed, compiled and arranged by hand with minimal digital manipulation. The first 50 12"s will come with individual inserts illustrated by designer JP Hartnett, a selection of whose work for Community Skratch will also be exhibited during the event.

Friday, 8.00pm

Special screening of "A Night at the Knitting Factory"

This concert movie, released in 2004, is renowned among skratch music practitioners as a defining moment in the development of turntable manipulation. It was a culmination of the musical possibilities hinted at by the so-called second wave of skratching, that of "turntablism". The concept of the "DJ band", first popularised by the Invisibl Skratch Picklz a decade before, had finally come to realisation.

The headline performance consists of seminal DJ crew the Beat Junkies performing tracks from the album "Phantazmagorea" by DJ D-Styles.

Community Skratch artwork, designs and photography will also be exhibited over the two days. On show will be a retrospective of Alis Klaar's retro themed posters for Community Skratch events, photography from past events by Niall O Brien and original ink paintings by Dan MacEoin in collaboration with music producer Jimmy Penguin.

Community Skratch is a not-for-profit collective of DJs, producers and artists promoting turntable manipulation and sample culture since 2007. For more information on Community Skratch please visit www.nozlrecordings.com