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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Modern Magic is a Dublin label, DJ and promoter duo Conor Feeney & Aaron Costelloe who put on parties and release records of electronic music. For their latest release on the label, they’ve enlisted Duke Slammer, the alias of Luke Sanger (who made techno Luke’s Anger) for a four-track release of jittery electro and acid… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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A few weeks ago, Jealous Of The Birds singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton teamed up with Derry electronic composer Ryan Vail on the square-waved ‘Love Is A Crow’. As part of the EP package out Friday, The Cyclist alongside Die Hexen has remixed the track. Here’s the first listen of The Cyclist textured beat and bass-focused remix… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller has a new EP out on R&S Records in March. Judging from ‘Exostack’, it’s a return to the galactic electronic funk of 2013’s Welcome to Mikro-sektor-50. It’s from a 4-track release that will feature remixes from Kornél Kovács and Minimal Ciolence. It’s the first release from Hamill on R&S… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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Cork man Eoin French aka Talos has popped up over the last couple of years with a series of fine singles that pitched his music as beautiful electronic ballads. ‘Odyssey’ is the new single, from his forthcoming debut album Wild Alee, out on April 21st. It’s a beautiful and brittle modern electronic ballad, produced by… Read more »

Posted on February 17th, 2017

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Soulwax have announced their new album From Deewee which was recorded in one day in their studio. It’s out on March 24th and the band are on the road with it after that. DeeWee, the label has been dropping bangers of late. Tour dates. – Dublin date soon for the live show no doubt. Tracklist… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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CK is a Dublin DJ who originally put together a podcast for Bodytonic back in 2011 inspired by Daft Punk’s Homework track ‘Teachers’ in which they shout out to all the masters that came before in the fields of house and techno in particular. CK went on to expand that in a second mix that… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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Dublin producer Mel Keane aka Melly has just released the Low Pressure EP on Jheri Tracks, All-City’s sublabel, featuring four tracks of high-quality electronic music. The highlight is the superbly titled ‘Doof Doof’ that leads things off with a percussive tech-house number that has dub-delay samples and pinging notes while ‘Quatre Life Crisis’ kicks off… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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Soulwax continue their run of releasing mega records by others (or themselves listed as others) with their latest on the Dee Wee label. Bolis Popul seems to be a legit person, an alias of a member of Hong Kong Dong. Bolis Pupul was one of the first names initially released on the label last year… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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While David Kitt has a new solo album on the way, which he previewed on January 1st to fans, he is also very much active in the field of electronic music as New Jackson. His work as NJ has always been informed by his experience, his record-collecting, his love of synths and electronic music as… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2017

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Upcoming Nialler9 DJ gigs: Feb 4: Alexis Taylor Prince Tribute, Mix & Fairbanks @ Button Factory, Dublin Feb 17: The Redneck Manifesto @ Roisin Dubh, Galway Feb 18: Lumo Club @ Tengu, Dublin Listen to the Nialler9 DJ Chart on Spotify. 1. Wino Wagon  – ‘Paco’s Ode’ An insane beat and production from the Absolutely Wino… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Derry electronic composer Ryan Vail released a fine debut album inspired by a home piano last year. Naomi Hamilton AKA Jealous Of The Birds released an underappreciated album of alt, indie pop and folk. On ‘Love Is A Crow’, a square-waved rhythm forms the foundation for a collaboration that takes in beat poetry and Hamilton’s… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard is to released a new solo album on April 21st called Electric Lines. As an effective producer, remixer, vocalist, collaborator and musician, Goddard says he keen to “show the paths through electronic music that my listening has taken over the years..” “I tried really hard to make it as strong and… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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