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Lets Get Killed
Go! Beat / Mercury
· Sophomore release from Belfast native exploring the mayhem of New York's Hell's Kitchen
· Has remixed projects for the likes of St. Etienne, The Sabres of Paradise, The Sandals and U2.
It's past midnight, the street is cold, but with his walkman on, Holmes takes to the streets of New York.
The beats, a mix of jazz and Latin rhythms spun dizzy, are hollow yet fuel the otherwise dangerous walk.
Two a.m. in Hell's Kitchen, a junkie's talking about his habits. The beats are hard and cold. The sidewalk resonates with lonesome footsteps.
South of Houston, the people on the street read poetry to themselves while jazz rises up from the streets like the odor of a dead alley cat.
Distracted by the beats, Holmes ends up in Harlem where an animated man dishes out advice about women and money. The sounds of rhythm and soul splashed with a dash of hip hop take control, the old man transforms from dangerous to comedic. A rapper walks by, hip hop sped up to beat poetry. Oh, that scratch is making me itch.
Greenwich Village: Latin rhythms transform garbage cans into drums, dripping fire escapes into castanets, while above some deserted club someone blares the soundtrack to From Russia With Love out the window.
Tired and cold, the Irishman returns from the streets into his warm studio. The turntables stare at him like the two black headlights of a midnight cab. David Holmes has some stories to spin.
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