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We Guarantee You've Never Heard 'Put 'Em Under Pressure' Sound Like This

We Guarantee You've Never Heard 'Put 'Em Under Pressure' Sound Like This
By Sean Meehan Updated

'Put 'Em Under Pressure' is an Irish cultural juggernaut.

The song's ode to Horslips' iconic guitar line from 'Dearg Doom', being produced by Larry Mullen Jr of U2 and is inextricably linked to our finest hour in international football.

With its place in the consciousness of everyone in possession of a harp passport, it is a bonafide classic.

Considering its vaunted status, it is borderline untouchable. Well, until now...

The soundtrack of Ireland's Italia '90 escapades has been remixed by DJ Eugene McCauley, an enigmatic 'donk' producer.

Don't worry, you're given if you've never heard of the genre. 'Donk' is a unique hard house sub-genre with its name coming from a kind of percussion found in the genre. It's a musical style which was founded in Northern England, rarely finding its way outside of the region.

It was popularised with Blackout Crew's seminal donk anthem 'Put A Donk On It', which remains an underground gem.



Now, enough of the history lesson.

Donk is very much a cultural institution in Northern England, but DJ Eugene McCauley has subverted the norm to create uniquely Irish donk music.


McCauley, who found fame in the 'Tune Drop' Facebook group, takes on Irish songs, themes and politics in his music. The producer even remixed The Sunday Game theme tune. The result is a cross-section between Des Cahill at a rave and the side of the ploughing championships the organisers don't want us to see.

McCauley's latest effort is a donk remix of Amhran na bhFiann, suitably titled 'UP DE 32 COUNTIES'. Although we're not campaigning for a change of our national anthem, it would certainly make international football matches more of a spectacle.

This year, McCauley also released the EP Eugene's Donk Party, with four new tracks. The highlight, of course, is his 'Put 'Em Under Pressure' remix, which is aptly called 'Put Them Under Donk'.



What a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of that fabulous summer in Italy, for better or for worse.

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