external sounds NYE Party 2008-2009, Andy Smith, Tom Beary (Bodytonic), Paddy Connor (The Boxing Club) & External Sounds Djs, Wed 31st of December

Posted by external sounds on November 28, 2008

Over the past couple of years External Sounds has seen out the old and brought in the new year with a big festive knees-up. This year is no different. We have put together a party with an artist line-up that is sure to make for another unforgettable night in The Purple Room. We have aquired the services of renowned international dj Andy Smith. One of Ireland's finest eclectic djs in the form of Bodytonics Tom Beary, and not to mention Drogheda musical legend Paddy Connor. We will also have a second room on the night that will be hosted by 4Play.

This is a ticket only event. Tickets go on sale at our next External Sounds night on Saturday 6th of December @ The Purple room and are priced at 15 euros per ticket. Tickets will be available after that from the The Star & Crescent Bar.


Andy Smith

World renowned dj Andy Smith originally made his name back in the 1990s with seminal trip-hop outfit Portishead. He provided sample material for their two first albums and went on to serve as their world tour DJ, reflecting their respect for both the art of digging for breaks and hip-hop scratch DJing. This appreciation of different genres made Andy the ideal candidate to provide sample material for Portishead. By incorporating hip-hop elements, Smith helped form the basis of their unique sound. In 1998, when his mix CD The Document hit the streets, it became the soundtrack for a generation who had heard Coldcut's Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more. The Document and its follow-ups Document II and Document III filled the void and in total have sold an excess of 130,000 copies. The Document mix CD series reflects Smith's well-honed DJ style of playing good music whatever the genre from his mixed carryall of vinyl treasures. The series has proved so popular that Trojan Records asked Andy to breathe new life into their back catalog by releasing a reggae spin-off called The Trojan Document in 2006. Record Kicks released Andy's latest compilation Lets Boogaloo Volume 4 earlier this year.

Smith continues to regularly appear in clubs across the world as he has a strong cult following which has lead to him playing in places as far flung as Australia, South America and Japan. He has also has established himself as an underground producer of some of the most irresistible hip-hop breaks-based music around, working with Scott Hendy (Boca 45) under the name Dynamo Productions. Their album Analogue, which received five-out-of-five rating in Mojo magazine, featured San Diego-based MC Profile from the much-respected Sound Providers crew.



Tom Beary

Limerick native Tom has been a member of the Bodytonic collective of DJ's for the last couple of years and is resident at their weekly Scribble night in the Bernard Shaw, Dublin. There you will usually hear him mixing up everything from reggae, soul, funk, house, latin and disco beats. As Scribble resident he's got to play support slots to such dj greats as Greg Wilson, Mr. Scruff, Trusme, Rino from Dublex Inc. and Numark. He has several appearences at the Electric Picnic Festival under his belt, playing the Bodytonic Arena in 2005 & 2008, the Bacardi B-Bar in 2006 as well as a very memorable appearance in the External Sounds tent at this years festival. Never one to be idle he also presents the Bodytonicradio show which goes out world wide every Monday night between 9:00 & 11:00 pm on www.PowerFM.Org



Paddy Connor

External Sounds are delighted to have acquired the dj services of Drogheda's answer to John Peel. Paddy Connor for many years was the driving force behind Drogheda's alternative music scene as dj and promoter of the now legendary 'Boxing Club'. After the boxing club shut its doors for the last time in 1991 Paddy began a residency at Man Fridays nightclub, which later went on to become Fusion. Apart from dj'ing Paddy's musical influence was also felt through his music shop 'The Basement', which supplied most of the towns dj's and music fans of all genres.
This promises to be a classic external sounds performance with paddy drawing on is vast music knowledge and dj experience.