The new electronic Irish duo of Bebhinn Mc Donnell (producer) and Taylor Doyle (vocals) aka Sylk were featured here recently with their FKA Twigs meets Massive Attack ‘Am I Alone’. At the end of this month they are releasing their nwyr EP with a launch show at Wah Wah Club with Discotekken on April 30th…. Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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My hometown of Newbridge has been accused of fishy activity, of an additive in the water, that has accelerated music growth from the town. In recent years, the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Mmoths, DJ Deece Adultrock, Mix & Fairbanks, Conor C, Phare, Lyttet, Cinema and more have made a name for themselves in… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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Dubliner Dec Lennon has made his name as the DJ and producer Krystal Klear drawing from disco, boogie and funk music at various points in his career. His latest releases are particularly inspired by New York’s dance clubs of the early 80s and in particular Larry Levan and the spirit of the Paradise Garage can… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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Mount Kimbie are back with new music ahead of an upcoming North American tour and they’ve enlisted James Blake as the vocalist on ‘We Go Home Together’. The short song is a continuation of the atmospheric vibe of Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (which came out in 2013 and was my album of that year)… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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David Kitt will release his debut New Jackson album From Night To Night on All City Records on May 15th but before that there’s been other releases to attend to. We’ve had the David Bowie-referencing split release on Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin label and here, on ‘Anya’s Piano’ 12″, we get three songs of late-night… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Do you know Le Club? Le Galaxie’s second album cemented the band’s rep as the best party-starting electro band in the country so their forthcoming third album on Reckless Records is feverishly anticipated by those who enjoy fun. While we have to wait a bit longer in the year for that, ‘Pleasure’ the first single… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister have made a collaborative album called Planetarium together that will come out on 4AD on June 9th. Planetarium is a reimagined version of a project that first got under way some years ago and combines Sufjan’s often treated voice, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar, and Muhly’s instrumental… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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Kildare producer Peter Fleming aka Cinema released an under the radar electronic album A Night Train To Budapest last year that was bright, Balearic and luminescent. The album was instrumental with some vocal samples. Since then, he’s delivered some killer live shows that have featured a reworked version of Stardust’s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’…. Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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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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