When Boiler Room first came to Dublin last year, it’s first night was centred around grime music, which isn’t exactly representative of the city’s music scene. However, there are a small pocket of producers and MCs making music that could be characterised as grime and you can imagine with the rise of Skepta and the… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2016

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John Kowalski and Rian Trench confirmed yesterday that the Solar Bears project has come to an end. After three albums of cinematic electronic music over three albums, 2010’s She Was Coloured In, 2013’s Supermigration and 2015’s Advancement, the band have called it a day with a final wistful track ‘Across Yesteryear’ which feels like a… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2016

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Evenings & Weekends, the subsidiary label of Loud Mouth Collective, has its third release upcoming from Mangetout, called the Throwing Shapes EP on September 30th. Normally a creator of more high-energy music like footwork and jungle, ‘Falling’ is indicative of a softer, ambient glow. The EP will be available digitally & with a limited edition… Read more »

Posted on September 21st, 2016

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I can still remember the time that everyone on the internet was going nuts for Annie’s music. The Norwegian singer made pop music that crossed audiences due to it being just great pop music. Like ‘Chewing Gum’, ‘Heartbeat’, and ‘I Know Your Boyfriend Hates Me’. Annie was a pop star born of the internet and… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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The name Caz9 was first spotted on the Electric Picnic lineup and duly highlighted but alas, late stage schedule meant a missed opportunity to check out a fellow particular-numeral loving artist. It wasn’t just the name that jumped out, I often tell new artists that the visual aspect of what they do has to be… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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David Sheenan’s previous work as Vogelbat ranges from ambient beat productions to densed textured dance music. ‘Ovl’ is a new track from the Berlin-based Irish electronic producer that takes its inspiration from Portishead and Massive Attack. As such, the song has trip-hop influences with pitch-shifted and chopped vocals from Sad Mermaid. It’s delightfully discombobulating.

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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Summer weather can’t be relied on, one day it can be scorching, one day torrential. I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with things to encourage your mood and music to soundtrack the season. Just because the weather isn’t playing ball doesn’t mean your tunes can’t lift you. Which is where Marius Lauber’s escapist debut… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2016

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Berlin composer Johannes Motschmann has an album Electric Fields out tomorrow on Neue Meister worldwide. Joined by multipercussionist David Panzl and tonmeister Boris Bolles, Motschmann’s electro-acoustic brings classical and synthesizer electronics together on an album that is inspired by the city he lives in, the place where his work is also played by orchestras on… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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You know the story of Fatima Yahama’s ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ by now, but last November, the Dutch producer released a very good album in Imaginary Lines which had up-to-date dancefloor jams like ‘Love Invaders’, ‘Sooty Shearwater, King Of Migration’ and ‘Borderless II’ to name three highlights on it. The video explores the identity… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2016

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Mix & Fairbanks have been knocking it out of the park in Ireland lately, from their DJ sets all over (they played our Lumo night last month and are in the Sugar Club tonight) to their DJ sets (check their Linndrum special). They’re still young in the game but they have the smarts and skills… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2016

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When not making music with little xs for eyes or Carriages, Michelle Considine and Harry Bookless, are musical couple who put their excess endeavours into Colour Canyon. The duo came up with a cover of the Human League’s ‘Open Your Heart’. and first single ‘Home’. For their second single proper, the appropriately-named ‘Neon’, they’ve composed… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2016

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I’m enough of a fan of Stranger Things, and the soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the band S U R V I V E, that I’ve already posted a 10 minute version of the theme song. Tomorrow though, the real retro-synth horror-style soundtrack by Stein and Dixon comes out in Volume One… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2016

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New North London based artists Tender (James Cullen and Dan Cobb) recently signed to Partisan Records (Eagulls, Dilly Dally, Torres) and dropped a smooth electronic synth-cut called ‘Outside’. Reminiscent of Haelos and Glass Animals’ hypnotic rhythms, ‘Outside’ is a fine opening gambit, smouldering with desire. “I will touch myself, guilty of loving you too much/… Read more »

Posted on August 10th, 2016

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Following on from last year’s album Pause, the Italian producer Indian Wells has superb new track out as a single on August 26th. Indian Wells is a big tennis fan. Indian Wells is the name of the place that hosts the BNP Paribas Open, and debut album Night Drops had song titles like ‘Deuce’, Wimbledon… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2016

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