Soft Boy Records came on my radar via a mixtape of beats featuring label founders Kojaque and Kean Kavanagh along with Wastefellow, Brame. Brién and Matt Finnegan. Their latest release introduces a new Dublin-based artist Henry Earnest, who has operated under the name Dr. Duloc and with the banf Ro Gang. ‘Good Day’ is a… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

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The Peace Pagoda is an alternative music sanctuary at Electric Picnic. Found in the Healing Area of Body&Soul, the area offers a programme of ambient and electronic music for the first two days while Sunday ramps things up for its closing party. The Peace Pagoda is curated by Algorithm for Body&Soul with a projection mapped… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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Welcome back And So I Watch You From Afar. The Belfast band will release their fifth album The Endless Shimmering on 20th October 2017 through Sargent House. ‘A Slow Unfolding Of Wings’ is the first taste of that material and on the surface it harks back to the band’s earlier work, with the band guitarists… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. LCD Soundsystem – Tonite This is it. This is the excitement we’ve been waiting for. Ok, it’s a jaded excitement but it’s LCD sonically and lyrically encapsulating their whole deal in one track. Ever… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Known as a DJ and producer, Robbie Kitt is marking himself apart from his well-known brother David of late with original tracks and a great Afro Edit on Orange Tree. His newest release is on All City’s new sublabel Pear focusing on house music and you can hear two of these Kaleidoscopic house tunes on… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Three great DJs doing a B2B set at Optimo’s 20 party as the grand finale for an all-day event that had a hefty lineup. This is my kind of set featuring LCD Soundsystem’s Lindstrom Tribulations mix, Moda’s ‘Retro & Grade’, Giorgio Moroder, Margarida and many more including that Optimo favourite – Madonna’s ‘Hung Up’. Dig… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Music from I Am The Cosmos, the electronic project of Ross Turner and Cian Murphy is always welcome around these parts. ‘Making Me Wait’ is the lead track from the duo’s forthcoming EP Nothing But Love, their first since the one-off 12″ ‘Letting It Go’ last year. The EP is released on Sligo label Art… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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After the somewhat disconcerting artwork, we were approaching LCD Soundsystem’s new album with some trepidation but new song ‘Tonite’ is an absolute banger, a song that takes its cue from label mate Shit Robot’s synth charge with James Murphy in fine rambling form, or “with my own late era middle-aged ramblings” or alternatively, “The hobbled… Read more »

Posted on August 16th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo superb’s new song ‘I Love You Sadie’ which addresses male realness now has video. Following the Wicklow trio’s acoustic video, here’s the full music video directed, edited and animated by the very talented Louise Gaffney (also of Come On Live Long) and the very talented DOP Albert Hooi, who recently directed this great… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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Iglooghost is a young Irish-born UK-based producer Seamus Malliagh who can’t be more than  20 years old but who already has an EP on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. News has reached that his  heavy-beatdown atmospherics, dayglow rap beats and squiggly electronica will get a full-length release Neō Wax Bloom on the label on September 29th. After… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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Peadar Kearney is the Kildare man behind the production moniker Phare and I’ve shared a number of his hypnotic dancefloor productions over the last year here including his recent 045 Recordings compilation track and his remix of Bantum. For the Higher EP, out next week on 045, Phare will release two originals and two remixes… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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MF Doom has announced a new weekly single series on Adult Swim featuring music from upcoming releases that will run for 15 weeks and feature DOOM along with others. The Missing Notebook Rhymes series is described as a “notebook” of upcoming releases and singles by other artists featuring DOOM including Jay Electronica. Here’s the first… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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Following the news that he had signed to Domino and the sharing of a song about the giant Irishman Charles Byrne, Seamus Fogarty has revealed a second song from his album The Curious Hand out October 6th. ‘Carlow Town’ recounts a night spent sleeping in a church in Carlow with Fogarty’s most immediate production yet… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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There haven’t been many Beastie soundalikes over the years because it’s hard to recreate the magical chemistry that Mike D, Adrock and MCA had in their rhymes and production. But there’s no doubt that Brookyln group CRW$HD (CREWSHADE) are channelling the Beasties’ early to mid ’90s styles as heard on Check Your Head and Ill… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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