Following events in London, NYC and Austin, Other Voices travelled to Berlin last week for its first German excursion as part of Tech Open Air interdisciplinary festival. The evening took place in Kreuzberg’s renowned Riverside Studios, just a stone’s throw away from the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. The studio is the working… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2017

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Longitude 2017 is decidedly more hip-hop, pop and R&B based than previous years. Take away Mumford & Sons and there’s not a lot of what you’d normally see on the lineups at Marlay Park. That’s cool, music festivals should change with tastes and generations – Oxegen tried to be everything to everyone and that couldn’t… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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In a bid to encourage myself to run more regularly, I’ve been focusing more on the soundtrack to my fitness while running so I’ve decided to share it here with you guys. So in effort to increase the commitment, here’s the start of a new Spotify playlist series, the Running Workout Playlist. It’ll be updated… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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Diolmhain Ingram Roche is the young artist behind Wastefellow, a experimental electronic project that has graced these pages in the past. ou can catch his live show this Friday at RHA’s Hennessy Lost Friday Summer Instalment alongside Ships, DJ Hula Hoops and much more. – WIN TICKETS here. Here, he shared his current favourite tracks… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2017

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If you’re flying Aer Lingus in July look out for my profiles piece in the Cara in-flight magazine on six new Irish music acts doing the business and likely to continue doing so on planes all month. Featured are profiles of Loah, Rusangano Family, David Keenan, Áine Cahill, Le Boom and Saint Sister. The photos… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2017

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We’ve got the Body & Soul Festival stage times, the playlist and how here are the recommendation for 12 acts to see in Ballinlough this year featuring 9 acts & 3 DJs you must see. Friday 1. Anna Meredith Friday, Main Stage, 10pm I have zero idea what the live show from Scottish composer Anna… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

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One of the arguments that you’ll often hear from male DJs and producers in response to the call for more female acts on festivals and stages of the music world is that women have the same opportunities as men so therefore they must either – a) don’t like music b) don’t have the desire to… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011. What has changed in that time is an increase of punters (around 35,000 each night) but also an expanded festival site at Parc del Forum. That meant more room for dance music and more room for the larger stages. And… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Since appearing with Tethered Bones, an emotional electronic ballad three years ago, Cork man Eoin French aka Talos has been refining and developing that style with every release. Now, on his debut album, produced by Ross Dowling, French makes the case that patience is a virtue for building slow-moving anthem-leaning songs flourished largely with guitar,… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Artwork: Donough O’Malley/The Public House for Nialler9. Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock returns on Saturday April 22nd  There are the usual list of exclusive once-off releases that may feature in the shops. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and below you’ll find the special events and… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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Super Extra Bonus Party were a party band when there was a dearth of such things in Ireland. They didn’t care about genre, they mashed indie with hip-hop, with electronics, with folk with whatever. They put on high energy live shows with an MC rapping in Portugese and made on a dancing sesh happen at… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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I’ve been listening to EL-P since the days of Rawkus Records (and subsequently famously denounced the label), since the days of SoundBombing compilations, since Cannibal Ox, since he ran Def Jux, through his solo material and of course, his crowning relationship with his cohort Killer Mike, as Run The Jewels. They have an alchemy that… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2017

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St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration. Sure, we all know that. It’s also a time to have a look around and see where we’re at. Rather than rely on the usual diddlyeye that does the rounds when those with Irish heritage like to don a leprechaun hat and drink green beer, I believe… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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There’s something truly special going on with The Blaze. It’s about time too. We were due an artist or two artists in this case, who was equally involved in the visual as well as the music and The Blaze feels one of the most complete and cinematic examples of that yet. The French producers and… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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The electronic A/V musician Sal Stapleton aka Bad Bones broke through with a series of singles in early 2016 that showcased an eerie electronic pop style with dark tones and hypnotic rhythms. Equally interesting was Stapleton’s visual aesthetic that accompanied each track – a monochrome-filtered collection of imagery that reinforced the track’s twisted vocal-featuring vibes…. Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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