2016 was somewhat of a renaissance for the Dewaele brothers with a new label, radio shows, 2ManyDJs gigs and edits among them. So why not complete the circle? The brothers’ original band Soulwax is back with new music in the form of 8-minute song ‘Transient Program For Drums & Machinery’, which heralds Soulwax European dates…. Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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GIRLI is a London producer and singer who exists in the post-PC Music vein, except with more genuine humour and less art school posing. So more Charli XCX than QT, with ’90s pop and a gleeful anarchic spirit. As much inspired by Spice Girls as anything else. She has singles with titles like ‘Girl I… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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It’s been a while since we heard from Kildare duo Benihana. It’s been two years since their debut EP to be exact. Will Molloy and Billy Archbold have refocused on music recently and as such have released a new song for our ears entitled ‘Habituals’ with the promise of more to come.

Posted on November 9th, 2016

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Cork producer Ellen King aka ELLLL has been cultivating a propulsive style of low-end techno that exists in a blotted form on a track ‘Romance’ released earlier this year, a “beat-driven collage with a playful and sinister narrative”. ‘Romance’ heads up a new four-track EP on Art For Blind on 12″ and digital on November… Read more »

Posted on November 9th, 2016

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‘Is There No End’, from Shit Robot’s newest album is a song that is narrated by Jayson Green ( singer of piunk bands Orchid and Panthers). in a stream-of-consciousness at the club who rambles to the party, isn’t let back into the club, leaves his jacket inside and drifts off into the ether. New Jackson’s… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Peter Fleming, the Kildare-born producer known as Cinema released a fine album of instrumental electronica earlier this year called A Night Train to Budapest that is bright, Balearic and luminescent. DJ Kelly-Anne Byrne is among its champions. Last month, he played a super set at our Lumo Club’s first birthday and a cover of Stardust’s… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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While Friendly Fires don’t sound like they’re getting back together any time soon, singer Ed Macfarlane will release Glistens, a compilation of rare, unreleased 80s synth soundtracks tomorrow. The 18-track collection will be released on Universal Publishing Production Music’s (UPPM) sub label Chappell and streaming on their site tomorrow. Here’s a taste called Second Ordeal…. Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

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Galway electronic pop producer Daithí teamed up twice last year with Sinead White on ‘Love’s On Top’ and ‘April’. It proved a fruitful partnership so the pair are at it again on the lead song from Daithí’s forthcoming EP Holiday Home, due in March. Holiday Home came about when Daithí bought a field recorded and… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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The Limerick electronic producer Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV has impressed me with occasional singles and releases. With a second EP It’s Always Raining coming out via Plasmapool records, Hall has shared ‘Flaws’, a sporadically arranged song built on soulful mantric vocals and minimal textures to support it, that is more than the sum… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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Four years on to the month, Cork producer Ruairi Lynch, Bantum, follows up his debut album Legion with a 7-track mini-album called Move. The catalyst for the album’s formation, ‘Take It’, featuring impressive vocals of Dublin / Sierra Leonean Sallay-Matu Garnett AKA Loah also serves as the blueprint for guest vocalists. Bantum’s production is more… Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2016

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Dublin A/V duo Clu return with new music next month in the form of the Mood EP on Gobstopper Records on 18th November 2016. The partnership between musician Sean Cooley and visual artist Kevin Freeney is clear through ‘Mood2098’, a track of garbled synth-driven electronics that while it features English language vocals, often sounds like… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2016

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There’s not much info out there about Wicklow duo Gumshoe, but they sent across this track from their forthcoming from Sun Kisses The Moon release. Shannakie and Yam Faddah’s ‘yom kippur’ is an instrumental track with post-dub ambience and a bubbling percussive feel with a title taken from the Jewish day of atonement, which was… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016

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Mount Alaska (Twitter) is a new project from former Halfset members Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell. Since the band disbanded Shannon has been working as a producer at Experimental Audio studio and composing film scores while McDonnell among other things, started the label Music/is/for/losers. Now, the duo have returned to making music together under the name Mount… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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German producer Michael Mayer has a new album the influential !K7 Records label called &. As the title suggests collaborations are at the heart of his third album, and guests include Hauschka, Roman Flügel, Miss Kittin, Prins Thomas, Barnt and Kölsch. The result is a mix of “hypnotic minimal house, soft trance, indie tech-house and twisted… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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This Boys Noize remix of Poliça’s ‘Kind’ is totally my buzz. The original features on the band’s United Crushers LP but just came out alongside remixes by Task Force and Fog on a new EP. Of the remix, Boys Noize says he was inspired by the vocal to go “90s vogue house.” “I ended up… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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