First it was the Twin Peaks theme tune that Flying Lotus tackled (to coincide with the show’s return this week – mixed feelings abound) Now, Queen? Stephen Ellison looks to be turning back his attention to music once more after finishing his full-length film Kuso (which looks bizarre). ‘Night Grows Pale’ which samples a pitched-down… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Last week wasan eventful one for Hundred Waters. Not only did they put on the FORM Arcosanti festival in the desert of Arizona where Solange, James Blake and Father John Misty played, but they released a surprise 5-track EP of music to follow ‘Particle’, the dreamy electronic pop song they put out the week before…. Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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From Night To Night, the debut full-length album from David Kitt’s New Jackson project arrives on All City officially tomorrow. The 11 songs featured here were created very much at home in Dublin. Specifically Kitt’s bedroom, overlooking Dublin bay in the small hours of the morning. These analogue night-time constructions have a graceful intimacy to… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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Kilnamana are new Berlin-based consisting of Enda and Miguel. The band are named after the town of Kilnamanagh near Tallaght where Enda went to primary school and where Miguel learned Spanish. The duo have a full debut album called Paradise Suicide this Friday but they’ve announced themselves with a video for the last song on… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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I’m a big fan of 12″ extended remixes – the kind that were prevalent in the eighties and that most of the great pop songs of the era have. Think of extended versions made for the dancefloor of Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ or Womack & Womack ‘Teardrops’. Kildare duo Mix &… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2017

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David Kitt’s New Jackson project drops his album From Night To Night officially this Friday on All City and he’s shared another taster from the album “a ten-minute plus modular and SP 1200 workout and sci fi hyperballad with a spiritual nod to DJ Shadow’s mid-90s masterpiece. Hear ‘Anya’s Piano’ also from the record. Preorder:… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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Long-standing Dutch electronic producer David Douglas pops up on these parts every now and again with new music. His latest album Spectators of the Universe arrived in March on Atomnation and continues is forays into electronic synth, funk bass and deep disco rhythms. ‘C’est La Vie’ is an album cut with a vintage arpeggio feel…. Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

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WOB! are a live drum’n’bass electronic band from Dublin (who want to make you ‘Move’) who for their latest track have hooked up with upcoming R&B singer Erica Cody (as featured here) on ‘Higher’, a song that heralds the start of summer. Check out the extra summery video for the song by Crooked Gentlemen.

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Daithí’s new EP Holiday Home features 5 tracks of electronic pop constructed with elements drawn from the real world. Recorded sounds of the west of Ireland, the songs of motion and colour were made in the far flung parts of the country. Hooking up with Sinead White on two tracks and Elaine Mai on another,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen have been making music as Ships for the last five years. As both a creative duo and real-life partners, they have imbued their synth-disco music with genuine exploration of human feeling. The ‘Ships’ in the title also represents some suffixes using the title – ‘relationships’, ‘friendships’, ‘scholarships’. There’s connection at… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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The Limerick/Cork pairing of Lakerama, Graeme S (Hsuan Records) and Senita (also of Shookrah) have regrouped for some new music to followup their 2015 debut EP. The new EP Contactless comes out Friday and the duo once again explore matching influences from house, garage, juke and footwork dance genres with Senita’s soul-filled vocals. The EP… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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With 25-dates coming up in Ireland and the UK, their largest tour in this part of the world in 25 years, Kraftwerk will release a special 3-D version of their albums on May 26th. We know they’ve been doing 3D shows as they did at Longitude a couple of years back but what makes these… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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‘Inner City Life’ is a classic 1994 drum and bass track from Goldie, one of the defining dance records from the decade as featured on the Timeless album. With Record Store Day coming tomorrow (what’s happening live in the shops around Ireland), the enigmatic producer has remixed the song especially for Record Store Day on… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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As I wrote recently, my hometown of Newbridge, Kildare has clearly punched above its regional weight in the music stakes in recent times. Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Jordan McCuaig is a Belfast producer and DJ who co-runs The Night Institute club and releases music on his Nocturne label. For his second release Nocturne 002 on May 5th, he has three original tracks of his own and two edits of of ‘No Love Lust’ from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer) on… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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