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Soulwax – ‘Transient Program for Drums and Machines’

2016 was somewhat of a renaissance for the Dewaele brothers with a new label, radio shows, 2ManyDJs gigs and edits among them.

So why not complete the circle? The brothers’ original band Soulwax is back with new music in the form of 8-minute song ‘Transient Program For Drums & Machinery’, which heralds Soulwax European dates. It’s their first Soulwax song in 11 years.

The live gigs to come sound like fun with a specially designed stage set and seven touring members, including original band member Stefaan Van Leuven on bass guitar & synth, three drummers – Victoria Smith (Jamie T), Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, MIXHELL), Blake Davies (Turbowolf), and Laima Leyton (MIXHELL) on synth and backing vocals, it’ll be a studio on stage. Dublin date to come no doubt. They play Dublin as 2manjDJs on December 17th.

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Pavel Dovgal – ‘VHS’

As premiered today in album form, the Russian producer’s new album The Aura is a fine collection of textured electronic beats informed by R&B, trip-hop, jazz and rap. Featuring guest turns from L.A. rapper BLU, Azari & III”s Starving Yet Full and Pavel’s friends Mujuice and Graciela Maria, The Aura is recommended for fans of the beat-driven electronic music of Brainfeeder, Bonobo, Gold Panda, live instrument samples, glitchy beats, and headnodding rhythms.

‘VHS’ reminds me of the kind of beat-heavy electronica that Nosaj Thing has excelled at.


Roosevelt – ‘Belong’

A reminder of a recent album of the week, ‘Belong’ is indicative of Marius Lauber’s M.O. – disco spun synth pop music. He’s playing London, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester this week.

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Theophilus London feat. Ariel Pink – ‘Revenge’

It’s not surprising that a collaboration between Theophilus London and Ariel Pink would sound a bit eighties. ‘Revenge’ was released via Fool’s Gold and promises more music from Theo in 2017.

Free download for an email address.


Buddy – ‘Shine’

Pharrell’s Compton protegé Buddy dropped this smooth R&B jam produced Mike & Keys and DJ Khalil this month. One to watch.


Horse Lords – ‘Towards The Omega Point’

Horse Lords are a Baltimore band that fuse post-punk, jazz, Afrobeat and Krautrock to make it sound weird. ‘Towards The Omega Point’ is a nine-minute sonic excursion of warped guitar lines, cowbells and shuffling rhythm that I’m happy to play over and over. Drone rock.


Sinkane – ‘U’huh’

Some sunshine on a wet Dublin day.

Ahmed Gallab’s Sinkane project has a new album Life & Livin’ It out in February 10th on City Slang. Lead single ‘U’Huh’ is a positive slice of William Onyeabor-esque African-leaning pop music with the lyrics “We’re all gonna be alright / Kulu shi tamaam,” central to the song’s message. “Kulu shi tamaam” is Arabic for “Everything is great”.

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Posted on November 23rd, 2016

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In the game of writing about new music, artist come and go. In the near-eight years I’ve been doing this though, there’s been a few artists who never quite broke out but remained. One of which is Theophilus London, who I first wrote about back in 2009.

Somewhat surprisingly, Theophilus is pitching at a bigger reach with his new album Vibes!, which is executive-produced by none other than Kanye West which probably just means he heard the songs walking past in the hallway and proclaimed them dope. Actually, “Kanye West decided he wanted to help the culture through my voice and music,” said Theophilus while presumably trying to keep a straight face. “He agreed to be Executive Producer after hearing ‘Neu Law’ in his car system while driving through Paris,” he expanded. Kanye features on a track too in fairness. Other contributions come from soul producer Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson, Loose Ends, Bobby Womack), Soko and Dev Hynes.

Theophilus has been hustling as three of the album’s tracks feature in the new Apple ads for the iPhone 6. Anyway, the track I’m interested in today is ‘Tribes’ featuring Jesse Boykins III, an upbeat pulsing electro beat track which has always been the kind of thing Theophilus has done best. Production by Brodinski and Club Cheval.

The album Vibes! is out on October 27th.

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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Every Friday, I pick out four new music picks from the best of the music blogosphere as part of my Day & Night digital section. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. It’s out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent.


Cymbals ply their trade in catchy future indie-pop with a dose of the sonic jitters. ‘No Bad Decisions’ is the Oxford band’s excellent new single.


Posted on April 20th, 2012

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Having already released the Lover’s Holiday EP this year which featured Glasser, Dave Sitek, Solange and Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara, Theo L has announced his full-length proper Timez Are Weird These Days will come out on July 19th in the U.S.

‘Last Name London’ is being offered up as a free download for the price of a tweet and it’s got that trademark Theophilus mix of rap, electro touches and pop. The song was produced by Santigold producer John Hill while the rest of the album will feature production from Ariel Rechtshaid (producer of Glasser’s Ring), The Teddybears’ Jokke, and Dave Sitek.

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Posted on May 13th, 2011


Theophilus London releases a new album Lover’s Holiday on the 8th of February in the U.S. through Warner Bros. ‘Why Even Try’ features Tegan and Sara’s Sara Quin on vocals. Grab the track here for the price of a tweet.

It’s the latest in a string of great tunes from Theo.

Theophilus London ft. Sara Q “Why Even Try” by TLEP

Posted on January 26th, 2011