New Dublin edit label Orange Tree Edits released their first 12″ in January and it sold out within a day because the two edits on the release from Jimmy Rouge were high-quality Afrobeat dancefloor weapons. Volume 2 just came out this week and the quality hasn’t dropped with Cove and R.Kitt delivering another brace of… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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The NYC dance punk funk band of deadlies !!! (Chk Chk Chk) have a new album coming out on Warp Records on MAy 19th called Shake The Shudder. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Daithí is back with a new tune rom his upcoming Holiday Home EP, a release which has given us the grade A electronic pop banger ‘Falling For You’ with Sinead White. The EP was recorded in houses and holiday homes in islands like Achill and Valentia and the last track had some bells and sea… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Elaine Mai follows up her recent ‘Enniscrone’ single with a new song that is a remix of a song first premiered here. Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015. That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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The Wah Wah Wino crew have been steadily building a momentum in releasing underground, alternative and experimental house and techno music that has found favour with some big name touring DJs, who mostly operate outside Ireland. With love from NTS and many others like Joy Orbison (who played the tune below on Benji B last… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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EMBRZ, Maynooth electronic producer Jack Casey has recently released a remix of the 1975 and so continuing the theme before a new EP of original music since ‘Breath’ arrives shortly, Casey has turned his attention to a favourite song of his – Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Drown’. For his version of the song, he sample… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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Next Wednesday, Rory Hall AKA Proper Micro NV will make his live debut at Bello Bar, at Future Proof, the first in a monthly series of new music showcases from Nialler9 and Homebeat. Also playing on the night are Come On Live Long and Buffalo Woman. Rory will be playing with a full live band… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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The Bray singer and violinist Joni made a mark with the grimey bass electronica of ‘Running’ in 2015, a song which took inspiration from a sound that is more commonly associated with the UK underground. For her second single with the Feel Good Lost label, a split release with Fly High Society, with coproduction by… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 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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Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum’s Move album is nominated for a Choice Music Prize this week and to mark the occasion, here are two top-quality remixes from Irish artists Mix & Fairbanks and Phare (both from Newbridge, Kildare). M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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White Collar Boy, alongside Kobina are playing Homebeat’s Spectrum Festival club show in Whelan’s on Saturday along with Kobina. The electronic Joy Division vibe of ‘Mount Kōya’ is taken from Permanent Haze, the band’s forthcoming album, due later this year. This live version was shot at Metropolis Festival. The band’s last release was the Priory… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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Frequent live collaborators Ben Bix (Meltybrains?) and Feather have teamed up on a new six-track EP on Bodytonic. It’s not the first time the pair have released something together – their last recorded output was 2013. ‘Thirsty’ is the the fifth track from the EP, a slow-building track that builds from a buzzing synth rhythm… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Sylk are a new Irish electronic duo who are set to release their debut EP in May. Bebhinn Mc Donnell (producer) and Taylor Doyle (vocals) introduce themselves with ‘Am I Alone’, a brooding electronic track with pitched vocals that rolls around like a cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs. It’s only the beginning but… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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