My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place.

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Berlin-based Peggy Gou is a DJ and producer who has been steadily building her profile over the last couple of years.

It was ‘Gou Talk’ and subsequent high-profile building DJ slots at the likes of Dekmantel that helped in that regard.

Gou has a new EP coming on Ninja Tune on March 2nd on Ninja Tune and ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ is a polychromatic piece of electronic house music infused with summer shimmers and tropical vistas. Gou also sings quite capably in Korean.

The Once EP is released on March 2nd and she plays District 8 on February 23rd.


Dear Annie, Rejjie Snow’s long awaited debut album finally gets a release on February 16th and he’s released two EPs featuring 8 tracks from it so far (for some reason). ‘Egyptian Luvr is a smooth jam. He plays the Olympia on March 12th.


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Superorganism — Everybody Wants to Be Famous

London-based eight-member pop crew Superorganism show off their off-kilter electronic pop with their second big single. An album comes out on Domino on March 2nd.


4.

David Byrne — Everybody’s Coming To My House

David Byrne will release his first solo album since 2004 on March 9th and it’s called American Utopia. He has made albums with Eno, St. Vincent and Karl Hyde, but it’s his first solo album. It’s produced by The xx cohort Rodaidh McDonald and features guests, Jack Peñate, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jam City and Thomas Bartlett,  and its choreographed live shows to come, Byrne has suggested are “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”

Talk about expectations. ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ is Byrne at his best – melding acoustic textures, brass and Afrobeat textures with his trademark pop songwriting.


Kendrick is curating Marvel’s Black Panther movie soundtrack and ‘All The Stars’ is our first offering from it. So that’s both creators of album number 1 and 2 of 2017’s best albums collaborating (they are on the same label). SZA outshines Kendrick on this – her honey-dripped voice beholden with power is very suitable for a superhero movie. Kendrick can’t compete.


Cardi B adds some Salt’n’Pepa ’90s shake to a highlight from Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic. Bruno didn’t deserve to win all the Grammys but that and the incredulous statements from the President Neil Portnow after doesn’t affect this song’s jam status.


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Marcus Marr — High Times

One of DFA Records’ new artists released one of the best tunes of 2016 with ‘Rocketship’, an electro-robot funk track that brought the Londoner to the attention of many a DJ. His recent single ‘High Times’ goes for a more minimal aesthetic, sounding like a French Touch Daft-Punk-esque house track trying to stay under the radar while remaining under the skin.


The Go! Team are back with a new album Semicircle, which is a return to their exuberant indie jams. And it works. The bandleader Ian Parton travelled across the US and recorded young choirs and brass bands and they add to the genuine schoolyard buzz of the record. ‘ If There’s One Thing You Should Know’ is a giddy highlight from it.


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Lone — Temples

Lone releases Ambivert Tools Volume Three this month, the latest in series of EPs that have been worthy listens and ‘Temples’ is an abmivert jungle-tastic acid banger.


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Young Fathers — In My View

Young Fathers seem immune anyone outside their clique, operating as a gang who were more interested in offering genuine healing through music that crosses rap, gospel and lo-fi sonics. ‘In My View’ is another idiosyncratic uplifting gem from these outliers, but if there’s anything obvious from their new material, it’s an increasing softness and directness that wasn’t present on their first two records. Their new album Cocoa Sugar is out in March.


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Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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Berlin-based Peggy Gou is a DJ and producer who has been steadily building her profile over the last couple of years.

It was ‘Gou Talk’ and subsequent high-profile building DJ slots at the likes of Dekmantel that helped in that regard.

Gou has a new EP coming on Ninja Tune on March 2nd on Ninja Tune and ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ is a polychromatic piece of electronic house music infused with summer shimmers and tropical vistas. Gou also sings quite capably in Korean.

The Once EP is released on March 2nd and she plays District 8 on February 23rd.

Tracklist:

1. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
2. Hundres Times
3. Han Jan

2018 Tour Dates:

3 March – Dekmantel Festival, Sao Paulo
9 March – Jaeger, Oslo
11 March – United Nations ‘He for She’ Campaign – Oval Space, London
10 April – Snowbombing Festival, Mayrhofen
13 April – Coachella Festival, California
30 June – Awakenings Festival, Amsterdam

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

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Saturday

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Death In Vegas

Saturday, Warehouse Stage, 6pm

It’s not quite clear what a Death In Vegas live show will be in 2017 as it’s been 5 years since Richard Fearless has played a live set that we can verify what was played. Recent years have seen the project head down a more esoteric electronic direction with last year’s Transmission album feeling like the work of a producer in a bunker underground. There was always a dystopian outlook to the music but now it’s less countered by euphoria. Airing of any of the first 3 albums from the unfortunately named project would be welcome but unexpected. Fearless will also be participating in the RBAM talks at 3.15pm on Sunday and DJing an after-party set at Wah Wah Club on South William Street on Saturday night.


2.

Mango and Mathman

Satuday, Industries Hall, 8:45pm

Northside Dublin MC Mango Dassle is a former member of The Animators collective and he’s really stepped up his profile this year with superb live shows at Electric Picnic with producer Mathman, where the pair displayed an Irish grime sound that felt like its own thing as opposed to a satelite of the UK scene.


3.

Bingo Loco

Saturday & Sunday, Industries Hall, 9:30pm

If you’re looking for something a bit more interactive this weekend head to Bingo Loco, Ireland’s only “Bingo Rave”. It’s pretty self-explanatory: bingo, rave, dildos as prizes, chugging beer, karaoke battles and classic tunes. It follows Sing Along Social’s singing pop battle party on the same stage on Sunday.


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Peggy Gou

Sunday 5:30pm, Red Bull Music Academy Stage

It’s always good to see a female DJ smash it at a festival as the sight is still rare. If Peggy Gou’s stellar performance at this years Dekmantel Festival is anything to go by then this should be an hour and a half set to feed all of your dancefloor needs.


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Bonzai

Sunday, Main Stage, 7:40pm

Dublin born-UK based Bonzai has developed her own soulful-electronic sound at the age of only 20. An energetic set from this lady is to be expected.Her latest song is the poppier vibe of ‘Feel Alright’.


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Mount Kimbie

Sunday, Warehouse Stage, 6:00pm

Dominic Maker and Kai Campos give off waves of rhythm on their third Mount Kimbie album What Love Survives this year, exploring a more 80’s inspired electronic, post-punk sound, they return after last year’s in-between album set and this time, the songs are out in the ether.


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Jeremy Underground

Sunday, Warehouse Stage, 7:15pm

French native Jeremy Underground is known for delivering a well varied set, expect everything from soul, house, techno, funk, and jazz. I just hope his hotel room is up to scratch.


Posted on October 27th, 2017

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Metropolis Festival has announced the day-by-day breakdown for its Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October Bank Holiday weekend activities in the RDS plus some new acts: Jeremy Underground, Krystal Klear, Fjaak (Live) and Peggy Gou.

Saturday October 28th will feature
Opening Concert across two stages:
Leftfield Performing Leftism
Death In Vegas – Fjaak (Live)

Sunday October 29th:
TLC – Richie Hawtin – Jungle
Adam Beyer – Mount Kimbie – Jeremey Underground
Bonzai – Krystal Klear – Peggy Gou – Booka Brass – Dj Deece

There’ll also be Bingo Loco, Funfair and night gigs.

More to be announced including RBMA conversation and music stage, installations and DJs.

Doors: Saturday 4pm & Sunday 3pm

Day tickets go onsale tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

Opening Concert – Saturday

Tier 1 – €49.75

Bank Holiday – Sunday

Tier 1 – €69.75
Tier 2 – €79.50

WEEKEND TICKETS

TIER 1 (Sat/Sun) – €99.50 – SOLD OUT!
TIER 2 (Sat/Sun) – €109.50 – SOLD OUT!
TIER 3 (Sat/Sun) – €119.50
www.ticketmaster.ie /Ph 0818 719300
Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit announced some details of its night parties in Dublin city to take place once the Kilmainham festival is over in Dublin 8.

Announced so far?

SATURDAY 3RD

Booka Shade @ Button Factory

Mall Grab & 67 @ The Grand Social

Snakehips & LUI @ Opium Rooms

Special Guest to be announced @ Tengu

Hot Chip (DJ Set) @ Wigwam

Ghost Culture & More @ Wah Wah Club

Mother Club

SUNDAY 4TH

Maceo Plex & Gardens Of God @ Button Factory

District Magazine with Brame & Hamo + more to be announced @ The Grand Social

KiNK & Hybrasil @ Opium Rooms

Peggy Gou and more @ Tengu

Special Guest to be announced @ Wigwam

Denis Sulta and more @ Wah Wah Club

Special Guest to be announced @ Chelsea Drug Store

Special Guest to be announced @ Xico

MONDAY 5TH

DJ Deece @ Button Factory

Wastee @ The Grand Social

Orange Tree Edits @ Chelsea Drug Store

Tickets

Entry for all these events require tickets bought at the festival only and you can only buy a ticket for the days you’re at the festival..

The Forbidden Fruit After Party Bus leaves Kilmainham at 11:00pm sharp and heads into the city.

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Forbidden Fruit today announced their day by day breakdown and some new acts to the lineup including:

Nicolas Jaar, Giggs, Peggy Gou, Hybrasil, Trinity Orchestra (paying homage to the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Danny L Harle.

Previously announced info.

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)
Sunday Day Tickets – Tier 2 – €59.50 (ON SALE)
Monday Day Tickets – General Sale – €59.50 (ON SALE)

All available from Ticketmaster.

DAY BY DAY BREAKDOWN

Saturday, 3 June

ORBITAL
Booka Shade
Tycho, Giggs
Hot Chip (DJ Set)
Jax Jones, Snakehips,
Nao, Mall Grab
Trinity Orchestra

Sunday, 4 June

APHEX TWIN
Nicolas Jaar
Moderat, Maceo Plex,
Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kink, Fatima Yamaha, Peggy Gou, Danny L Harle, Hybrasil

Monday, 5 June

BON IVER
Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, Gordi
Paul Thomas Saunders

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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