new home

August 21, 2007

http://www.stateofshock.net/blog Don’t go bein no stranger ya hear! 


Blog of our times

August 15, 2007

We’re toying with moving the blog onto the Shock server which will allow us to do more stuff with it at the moment so excuse the lack of posts for the next day or two.  


A reason to buy a Kanye West record! (or ten)

August 11, 2007

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Of late we’ve been hard pushed to say anything good about Kanye West but a declaration from the 50 Cent camp has us saving up for a copy of West’s latest album!


‘Let’s raise the stakes,’ 50 Cent states, confirming both their albums will be released on the same day


He went on to say ‘If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music’. This seems like a curious ‘beef’ and more than likely another hip-hop marketing stunt, especially given that West is reportedly producing new material for 50 Cent.


‘I think it’s great, I think it’s a fantastic day for hip-hop,’ rich rap guy Jay-Z commented. ‘I remember having those dates [facing against] Outkast a couple of times. I actually had one with G-Unit . It’s great. It’s a fantastic thing for hip-hop, especially retail. I know they’re loving it. You’re driving people to the store. We love it, we think it’s a fantastic thing.’

What the hell, we do too. Let battle commence.


Origami Lessons Pay Off

August 10, 2007

Check out this Flickr site The set called miniatures is incredible. Tiny little replica’s of classic analogue equipment from a by-gone era. Can’t really describe how cool these are so just have a peak at them and hopefully someone will buy us one.  

keyboard 2
keyboard 2keyboard 3


After Shock!

August 9, 2007

Ok, five + days after the event we finally get round to posting. Did it go well? the answer is yes. Better than we could have imagined. Over 830 people attended and even though it was very full it was one of the friendliest crowds we’ve come across.  Constant texts about how great a night everyone had, made it worthwhile. It was a tough old night and a reminder that going to these nights is always more fun than running them.


Will we do it again, yes for sure but its gonna be a little while as something like this is only special if its not on every week. Look out for US#002 in 2008/


The next Shock, if you’ve not already noticed our banner ad is with Rory Phillips on Saturday 29th September at Kennedys, It was also brought to our attention that its Shock’s first birthday which took as by surprise to the say the least! 




Shock crowd


Shock is always Ultra!

August 4, 2007

Today’s the day, Shock’s first mini-fest we’ve rediculously titled UltraShock. Lets hope it goes well, everyone involved have put an insane amount of work into & there seems to be alot of interest so fingers crossed. Full report & pics on Tuesday.  


Here’s  the timetable:



22.30 – 00.30 Shock DJ Squad 

00.30 – 01.45 Skull Juice DJs 

01.45 – 03.00 Chicks On Speed (DJ Set) 



09.00 – 23.15 Aidan Kelly presents Thisplace 

23.15 – 00.00 Stephen Manning (Space Camp) 

00.00 – 03.00 Prins Thomas 


Lobby Bar 

21.00 – 22.30 The Synth Eastwood Piano 

22.30 – 23.00 Space Camp DJS 

23.00 – 23.30 Aer Tel (Live) 

23.30 – 00.30 Space Camp DJs 

00.30 – 02.30 The Mystery Jets (DJ Set)


New Old stuff

August 4, 2007

Harmonic 33

Harmonic 33 do the pyschadelic electronic thing better than most. Funky Duck off their 1995 album Music For Film, Television and Radio Vol 1 is a Shock favourite. Here’s a track from 2002’s Extraordinary People album which was much more of a straight up instrumental album.

Harmonic 33 – The Rain Song