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Thursday 18 September 2014

Skinner's got plenty of 'Street' cred

Published 13/02/2014 | 05:26

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THE man behind the musical phenomenon that was The Streets, urban poet and social commentator Mike Skinner, will play a DJ set at the Pavilion in Cork on Friday, March 7.

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During his decade as The Streets, Skinner won an Ivor Novello, a Brit and helped change the sound of UK music.

He released six albums, his 2002 debut 'Original Pirate Material' being adjudged Album of the Decade by The Guardian, with the NME affording a similar accolade to his 2004 follow up album 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'. Two of Skinner's protégé's from his record label, The Beats, Professor Green and Example, have earned critical acclaim in their own rights and his production talents have been used by a host of artists including Kano, Giggs, Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party and Sparks.

Despite having retired the moniker of The Streets, Skinner continues to push boundaries with his genre bending DJ sets. Reflecting his love of cutting edge sounds, his musical selections are as eclectic as his production skills.

He takes screwed down house, old skool hip-hop and drum & bass and mixes them with his own refixes to produce a unique sound that never fails to ignite the party spirit. Tickets for Mike Skinner's DJ set at the Pavilion, priced at €12/€15 are available at www.tickets.ie.

Corkman

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