After a rake of technical problems, it’s here. Drop-d.ie proudly presents its first mixtape: Cork Rock City!
CORK ROCK CITY
Available for free download on November 1st, through Drop-d.ie
Cork‘s music scene has, in recent years, developed into one of the most varied, vibrant and vital anywhere, much less in the country. Artists of all genres co-exist, collaborate and thrive, in venues all around the city, from pubs and churches to abandoned courthouses and on the street. The sense of community and the nurturing of creativity the town offers, in its colleges, practice spaces, record shop, pubs and venues, and at events such as the Jazz Weekend and the Sonic Vigil, truly sets our town out as an example of what independent music can mean when we work together, and how creativity will always triumph over external adversity.
To celebrate the Cork music scene, documenting it at a crucial and thriving time, Drop-d.ie proudly presents Cork Rock City, a compilation album spanning the wide variety of artists and genres that live, play and grow daily in Cork, available free to download from November 1st, 2010 on Drop-d.ie. From melodic death metal from For Ruin, to indie-pop wonders When Good Pets Go Bad; Hope is Noise’s vital, idealistic roar, the irreverent grindcore mayhem of I’ll Eat Your Face, blackened blues courtesy of Brains and thoughtful all-girl alt-rockers KVX through to electro producers such as Toby Kaar, Generic People, Laserface and Robin Renwick, dub hypnosis from Wiggle, psychedelia by way of The Altered Hours and the heavyweight improv/noise/drone of Mersk, with countless more inbetween, this compilation aims to encapsulate for posterity the happenings and goings-on in Cork City music right now.
With 69 tracks confirmed, as well as videos, band biographies and a choice of 5 covers featuring the work of Cork artists Allan Kenneally (AJ) and Ricky Sweeney and Edith O’Mahony, this is sure to be the definitive statement of all Cork City has to offer right now. Get involved.