HomeBeat & Nialler9 in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beers proudly continue Future Proof – a series of events showcasing essential emerging and established acts who are weaving themselves into the present and future fabric of the Irish music scene.
Future Proof #3 returns to the warm surroundings of Bello bar, and features three of the most vibrant acts performing on these shores at this moment.
The new single from English duo is produced by Tourist and has a lovely soft-rock Fleetwood Mac vibe in the chorus. One for the re-spin.
Jafaris – ‘If You Love Me’
One of four tracks released today on Dubliner Jafaris’ new EP Velvet Cake. ‘If You Love Me’ is the instant standout for me, from a talented young man who is on the up.
Mix & Fairbanks – ‘Girls’
Mix & Fairbanks are two young Kildare producers and DJs Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly who in a short time have been nailing electronic disco productions in a live setting, via DJ edits, remixes and mixes.
‘Girls’ the Mix & Fairbanks song from the EP is an absolute dancefloor stomper, a synth-rush tune that melds the bouncing pinging synth of ‘Inspector Norse’ with a Daft Punk style vocoder robot vocal. I can’t stop playing it and I’m going to be playing it all summer long.
This is only a selection of new music – dig into more.
Check out the Songs of the week playlists for more songs from London Grammar, Code Walk, Mac Demarco, M83, Fionn Regan, Future Islands, Chinah and more.
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Syd – ‘Nothing From Somethin’
From the excellent debut album from The Internet’s Syd, who makes sensual modern R&B feel easy. ‘Nothing From Somethin’ is my current favourite.
The DPs’ forthcoming self-titled album hets its most pop and most intriguing moment yet with ‘Cool Your Heart’ a collaboration with D∆WN Richards. “An anthem against co-dependency and about feeling cool by yourself”, the song (and video) leads by example. Tyondai Braxton helped out on the production and Mauro Refosco “brings the Bahia beat.”
Soulé – ‘Good Life’
Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and to further prove it she has dropped her follow up single ‘Good Life’, a song inspired by ’90s house, 2step and garage. More
Joshua Burnside – ‘Tunnels Pt.2’
The Northern Irish alt-folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside has a new album forthcoming on Quiet Arch called Ephrata on May 5th.
Ephrata‘s lead single ‘Tunnels Pt.2’ is awash with urgency, imagination and immediacy.
And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and to further prove it she has dropped her follow up single ‘Good Life’, a song inspired by ’90s house, 2step and garage. Production is by Diffusion Lab and the video was shot in Dublin around Tower Records, Parnell Street and a Toy shop on Jervis Street.
Filmed by Gorilla – Nathan Barlow
Film & Music Production: Diffusion Lab
Now signed with new artist agency / production company Diffusion Labs, for her debut solo single, the UK-born Irish-based Soulé knocks it out of the park with ‘Love No More’. It’s a drum and bass-influenced dance song with Soulé’s R&B vocal atop the track. She says she’s inspired by the likes of MNEK, Ella Eyre and Lauryn Hill and truthfully, this song has a UK sound that isn’t made often on Irish land.