6 new acts were added to Forbidden Fruit Festival today for the festival on from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th Juneat The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin.

Booka Shade, Tycho, Jax Jones, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Fatima Yamaha and Snakehips

Headliners include Aphex Twin, Bon Iver and Orbital.

Previous lineup announcements.

More announcements next week along with the day-by-day breakdown. Tickets on Ticketmaster are.

Tickets

3 Day Tickets (Sat / Sun / Mon)
General Sale – €145.50 (On Sale)

2 Day Weekend Tickets (Sat / Sun)
Tier 2 – €109.50 (ON SALE)

Saturday Day Tickets
Tier 2 – €59.50 (ON SALE)
Tier 3 – €64.50

Sunday Day Tickets
Tier 2 – €59.50 (ON SALE)
Tier 3 – €64.50

Monday Day Tickets
General Sale – €59.50 (ON SALE)

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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My favourite songs of the past month. Listen to the continuous playlists on Spotify, Youtube & Soundcloud.

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The top songs of the month

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Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet remix)

A headspinning Four Tet remix for an as yet unreleased Todd Terje song finally gets a full release after numerous radio rip uploads.


A vocal-lead cut of hazy R&B from rising Irish act Percy Chamburuka.


It’s a beautiful and brittle modern electronic ballad from Talos’ new album Wild Alee, out on April 21st.


From the excellent debut album from The Internet’s Syd, who makes sensual modern R&B feel easy. ‘Nothin’ To Somethin’ is my current favourite.


Every now and again, Missy Elliott returns to claim your ears. ‘I’m Better’ is a Missy jam of the highest order. Get low.


From a remix companion EP to last year’s debut album For All We Know, a standout bumping remix from Kaytranada that channels those ‘Cranes In The Sky’ for a new vibe on ‘Get To Know Ya’.


Jack Hamill returns to galactic electronic funk.


A highlight from the 23 yer-old grime superstar’s new album Gang Signs And Prayers.


Thundercat shuts down the friend zone, from the jazz-funk falsetto-flouting bassist’s new album Drunk.


Sampha’s soft voice is the kind that warms the soul, even when he’s singing of panic.


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Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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Ava Festival and Conference announced its lineup for the Belfast-based electronic festival on June 2nd and 3rd.

Playing live and DJing in T13 Titanic Quarter in Belfast will be:

Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration – Marcel Dettmann – Bicep – Fatima Yamaha LIVE – Midland – Ben UFO – Job Jobse – Rebekah (Hybrid Set) – Ejeca – Denis Sulta – New Jackson LIVE – Timmy Stewart – TinFoil Live (Sunil Sharpe & DeFekT) – Techno & Cans Crew – Jordan – Hammer – Or:La – Myler – Schmutz – Twitch DJs – Inside Moves DJs – Saoirse – Guerrilla Shout – The Cyclist – Ryan Vail LIVE AV – Swoose & Cromby – MisFit DJ’s – Subject DJs – Alice Meat Free – ELLLL Live – JMX – JC Williams LIVE – Holly Lester – Bobby Analogue – Brién – Nez – Ryan Dallas – Clockwork – Paragon Live – Cave DJs: B2B Kapoor – Jika Jika – GIRL

Weekend tickets from £50.

Read my interview with festival organiser Sarah McBriar.

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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You know the story of Fatima Yahama’s ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ by now, but last November, the Dutch producer released a very good album in Imaginary Lines which had up-to-date dancefloor jams like ‘Love Invaders’, ‘Sooty Shearwater, King Of Migration’ and ‘Borderless II’ to name three highlights on it.

The video explores the identity of a Fatima, creator and subject of the music.

Fatima Yamaha is not only the creator of this music, she is also the subject of it. Each song explores the concept, the life, the joys and struggles of a girl born between worlds. Born between ages. Too many words might upset this delicate self-exploratory cycle.

Some Love Invaders remixes also dropped in the past week by Breakbot, Redinho and Africans With Mainframes.

Fatima Yahama is playing Metropolis later this year.

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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POD & Hidden Agenda are bringing back Metropolis Festival in the RDS on November 3rd to 5th this year.

The Mother City festival takes place indoors at the RDS and this year the music will include:

  • Grace Jones
  • DJ Shadow
  • Solomun
  • Moderat
  • SBTRKT (DJ Set)
  • Booka Shade – Movements 10
  • BADBADNOTGOOD
  • Crystal Castles
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Fatima Yamaha
  • Fakear
  • Girl Band

Tickets

DJ Shadow will play the opening night on Thursday December 3rd in the Shelbourne Hall. Tickets for that can be bought separately at €39.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

Tickets for the rest of the festival are priced at:

DJ Shadow – Opening Party

Thursday 3rd November

€39.50

Weekend Early

Bird (2 Day)

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€129.00

Weekend (2 Day)

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€145.00

DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend (3 Day)

Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€164.50

A Ticket Instalment Plan will be available until the end of August. Pay 50% of your ticket now and settle the remainder of the balance before October 3th.

Tickets go on sale at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €129 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

Posted on August 9th, 2016

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After reappearing with a single featuring Mixmaster Mike and the promise of an album of bangers called Summer 08 on July 1st, Joe Mount and Metronomy have enlisted synth electronic producer of the moment / sleeper hit Dutch dude Fatima Yamaha to rework ‘Old Skool’ and it’s a doozy.

No sign of when a purchase of the track is available yet but we’ll keep it peeled.

The original:

Posted on June 1st, 2016

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It kicks in at 3:30.

The story of Fatima Yamaha ‘What’s A Girl To Do’s remarkable rise from a small Dublin label release on D1 recordings to 11 years later, topping the Resident Advisor poll for 2015 is a fascinating one of slow-building adoption and long-building patronage.

It also arrived at the right time for the Dutch producer who was releasing an excellent full-length Fatima Yamaha album in November – Imaginary Lines.

So Saturday night’s set at District 8 courtesy of Hidden Agenda and Subject also completely arrived at the right time.

Not only was Bron’s set full of killer tunes from that album – ‘Sooty Shearwater, King of Migration’, ‘Love Invaders’ and ‘Borderless II’ immediately spring to mind, and not only did he follow a set from D1’s Eamonn Doyle in a nod to the Fatima Yamaha’s connection with Dublin, there was this.

That dancefloor was absolutely stuffed and the place erupted for ‘What’s A Girl To Do’, with an entire room of people singing along to the synth-line of the track.

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

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Posted on February 16th, 2016

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

The top songs of the month

  1. Fatima Yamaha – ‘Sooty Shearwater, King of Migration’
  2. David Bowie –’Dollar Days’
  3. Katharine Philippa – ‘Bieber’
  4. Anderson .Paak – ‘Put Me Thru’
  5. Toby Kaar – ‘Snapdragon’
  6. Hyphen Hyphen – ‘Just Need  Your Love’
  7. Designer + Four Tet – Mothers
  8. Jessy Lanza – ‘It Means I Love You’
  9. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Untitled 2’
  10. Låpsley – ‘Love Is Blind’
  11. Cian Nugent – ‘Lost Your Way’
  12. DJDS – ‘I Don’t Love You’
  13. The Gloaming – ‘Fáinleog (Wanderer)’
  14. XO – ‘Divine Disaster’
  15. Kelly Lee Owens – ‘More Than A Woman’ (Aaliyah cover)
  16. Bad Bones – ‘Beg’
  17. Savages – ‘Adore’
  18. Kanye West – ‘Real Friends’ / Erykah Badu – ‘Trill Friends’
  19. PJ Harvey – ‘The Wheel’
  20. Katy B, Four Tet & Floating Points – Calm Down
  21. MMoths – ‘Eva’
  22. Quilt – ‘Roller’
  23. Porches – ‘Be Apart’
  24. Fort Romeau – ‘Secrets & Lies’
  25. Bibio – ‘Feeling’
  26. Flume – Smoke And Retribution feat. Vince Staples & Kučka
  27. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
  28. Sjowgren – Seventeen
  29. Massive Attack – Take It There (feat. Tricky & 3D)
  30. Hinds – ‘Fat Calmed Kiddos’ 

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Posted on February 1st, 2016

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