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

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1.

Fort Romeau – ‘Emu’

An absolute electronic monster from Fort Romeau on Running Back. ‘Emu’ is the 6-minute lead off track from the release and it moves from propulsive mechanical synth dance to siren-building constructions. It sounds great in a club as I confirmed at Lumo this weekend.


‘Day I Die’ is a highlight among many on Sleep Well Beast, which may well be The National’s most interesting and rewarding album yet. It’s a song that echoes the rest of the album’s themes – the difficulties of being in a long-term relationship (somewhat complicated by the fact that Matt Berninger’s wife co-wrote the words).


Mount Kimbie’s new album Love What Survives finds them moving away from post-dubstep towards kraut and electronic textures. I love this instrumental that falls somewhere between the middle with cheap car horn sounds, noise rock and intertwining synth lines.


Every time I listen to this, It confirms my gut feeling that Dermot Kennedy is going to be absolutely huge.


5.

LCD Soundsystem – ‘Other Voices’

My current favourite from James Murphy’s American Dream. Their 3-night residency in Dublin’s Olympia confirms the vitality of a reformed band that ironically make their reputation from being jaded. Murphy is the ultimate micromanager, changing bass amp settings, loosening the cymbal and memorably, scrubbing out a song with a black marker on every member of the band’s setlist.


Maximalist Irish electronica with dark shades from a Hard Working Class Heroes highlight for many.


7.

IDER – ‘Learn To let Go’

London duo recently signed to Glassnote making sweet comforting Maggie Rogers-esque pop.


Just great rock’n’roll with a Dublin accent.


9.

Lilla Vargen – ‘Hold On’

The Northern Irish artist has since been developing her music with the support of Cork label Feel Good Lost. The just-released Hold On is the first public sign of that development, an emotionally resonant song written produced by Nick Raynor with a delicate chorus line.


10.

New Jackson feat. Margie Lewis – There Will Always Be This Love

A post From Night To Night track from Permanent Vacation’s new 10th anniversary collaboration.


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Posted on October 4th, 2017

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These songs represent my favourite new tracks of last week. Check the new music section. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and is updated weekly.

The best tracks of the week

  1. Jude Woodhead – ‘Beautiful Rain’
  2. I Am The Cosmos feat. Girls Names – ‘I Go’ (Jape cover)
  3. ticktock – ‘Pastel clouds’
  4. Riton – ‘Rinse & Repeat’
  5. NZCA Lines – ‘Two Hearts’
  6. Ahohni – ‘Four Degrees’
  7. Wiki feat. Nasty Nigel – ‘Living With My Moms’
  8. Foreign Air – Free Animal’
  9. King – ‘Hey’ (new extended version)
  10. No Monster  Club – ‘ Lemonade’
  11. Solar Bears – ‘Man plus’
  12. Bonzai – ‘Doses’

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Posted on December 8th, 2015

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Ratking’s So It Goes was one of the best rap albums of last year and now, Wiki of the group has announced a free solo album out on Monday called lil me out via Letter Racer and featuring production by Madlib, Sporting Life, Kaytranada and Lee Bannon and guest turns from Micachu, Skepta and Antwon.

Listen to the lead track via the fun video for ‘Livin’ with My Moms’ with Nasty Nigel on the cut. It’s a song about succeeding in your rap career but still living at home at the end of the day.

Here’s another track:, produced by Black Milk

Wiki – Lil Me – Tracklisting

1. WikiFlag (pt. 1 prod. Madlib – pt. 2 prod. Sporting Life)
2. Living with My Moms ft. Nasty Nigel (prod. Black Noi$e)
3. Seedy Motherfucker (prod. Black Mack)
4. Hit the L ft. Hak (prod. Sporting Life)
5. Old Blocks New Kids ft. Jadasea (prod. Sporting Life)
6. Cherry Tree ft. Micachu (prod. Micachu & Sporting Life)
7. God Bless Me ft. Sporting Life & Skepta (prod. Skywlkr)
8. Club Shit (prod. DJ Lucas)
9. Lil Me (prod. Sporting Life)
10. 3 Stories (prod. Kaytranada)
11. Whole Half ft. Antwon & Jesse James Solomon (prod. Yung Gutted)
12. Sunday School Dropout ft. Hak (prod. Harry Fraud)
13. Patience ft. Antwon (prod. Sporting Life)
14. Crib Tax (prod. Kaytranada)
15. Ioneedmuch ft. Teddy AF (prod. Sporting Life)
16. Sonatine ft. Slicky Boy (prod. Lee Bannon)
17 Sun Showers ft. Teddy AF (prod. Black Mack)

Posted on December 1st, 2015

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