My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify and Soundcloud.

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The top songs of the month

  1. Bon Iver – ‘8 Circle’
  2. Young Marco – ‘Dreamless’
  3. 808 State – ‘In Your Face’ (Bicep remix)
  4. Solange – ‘Cranes In The Sky’ (Kaytranada edit)
  5. NxWorries – Anderson Paak & Knxwledge – ‘Lyk Dis’
  6. Banks – ‘Mind Games’

  7. D.D. Dumbo – ‘Walrus’
  8. Solar Bears – ‘Across Yesteryear’
  9. Enemies – ‘itsallwaves’
  10. Midnight Magic – ‘I Gotta Feeling’
  11. Mura Masa – Love$ick (Four Tet Remix)
  12. Basciville – ‘Sweetheart Rodeo’
  13. Nicolas Jaar – ‘Three Sides Of Nazareth’
  14. Beesmunt Soundsystem – ‘Sensual Work’
  15. Bantum feat. Rusangano Family & Senita – ‘Feel Your Rhythm’
  16. Katie Kim – ‘Ghosts’
  17. D.R.A.M. feat Erykah Badu – ‘WiFi’
  18. Run The Jewels – ‘Talk To Me’
  19. Polica – ‘Kind’ (Boys Noize remix)
  20. Austra – ‘Utopia’
  21. Jens Kuross – ‘We Will Run’
  22. Christine & The Queens – ‘Intraquilité’
  23. Danny Brown – ‘Ain’t It Funny’
  24. Ekkah – ‘Can’t Give It Up’
  25. Grace Lightman – ‘Repair Repair’

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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Christine & The Queens has been the breakthrough act of 2016 and rightly so, Héloïse Letissier is an inspiration, an artist with a commanding presence and great tunes. Her debut album Chaleur Humaine was released in France a couple of years ago but an English version released this year gave her worldwide recognition along with her breathtaking performances.

Today, Christine & The Queens debited the English language video for ‘Saint Claude’, an album highlight, which live, Letissier dedicates to the misfits of the world.

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Posted on September 8th, 2016

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Longitude Festival just added a load of great acts to the festival today.

  • The Lumineers
  • Run The Jewels
  • The Coronas
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators
  • Annie Mac
  • Diplo
  • Vic Mensa
  • Daughter
  • Stormzy
  • Laura Mvula
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Christine & The Queens (YASS QUEEN)
  • Perfume Genius
  • Kelela
  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Section Boyz
  • Lucius
  • The 2 Bears
  • Shura
  • Bears Den
  • Izzy Bizu
  • Rationale
  • Marlon Williams
  • Frances
  • Declan Mckenna
  • Elias
  • Hayden James
  • Hare Squead
  • Joseph
  • Barq

Plus here, the lineup of the Red Bull Woodlands stage:

Friday:

  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Stevie G
  • Adultrock (Live)
  • Mix & Fairbanks
  • Colin Perkins
  • Colin Devine

Saturday:

  • The 2 Bears
  • Jordan McCuaig
  • DJ Deece
  • Handsome Paddy
  • Jack Dunne
  • Joni (Live)
  • Long Island Sound

Sunday:

  • Hayden James
  • Ghostboy
  • Kelly-Anne Byrne
  • Bobby Analog
  • Boots & Kats
  • Dorian James
  • Jack Thompson

Lineup day by day at a glance

Longitude Day by Day Breakdown - Final

Tickets

Ticketmaster – Weekend tickets €159.50 / Day tickets €64.50 

All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fee – subject to licence

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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I’ve been listening to the new album from Christine & The Queens a fair bit over the last month and it’s been growing on me a lot. I’ve been playing ‘Tilted’ and ‘iT’ on my TXFM show since the start of the year but the Héloïse Letissier’s music was only starting to click recently.

Now, her performance on Later With Jools Hollland this week has sealed the deal (as her videos suggest). This is one of those times when an artist propels themselves onto the next level, and TV is the best way to do that for a performer.

And what a performance this is. The music is real, and this performance is one of those joyous experiences that few artists can manage, simultaneously entertaining you and doing what the best artists do, showing you who they are.

Then comes part two, when ‘Tilted’ ends, Letisser shouts “Prince” and the song that the purple one wrote for Chaka Khan, ‘I Feel For You’, a track that still has a modern dancefloor potency rings out and the dancers move with a happiness that is infectious in the way Prince’s performances also were.

Letissier’s dance moves (and her dancers) are the kind that we feel we all have in us, not rigid but free and expressive with the music. That kind of vibrancy is what a lot of people who go clubbing want. Prince would have approved, just like he did in person with Janelle Monae at the BET Awards in 2010.

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Posted on April 28th, 2016

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