Ruadhan O’Meara’s Magic Pockets project indulges the Dubliner’s love of instrumental synthesizer-based music with descriptors like progressive and drone applying. His Magic Pockets project predates his work with synth-metal band No Spill Blood, going back to 2012 and mainly taking the form of live gigs and supports for Emeralds, Blanck Mass, The Ex and Umberto…. Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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Dublin producer Jamal Sul who goes under the name Moving Still dropped this impressive mix of his own productions showcasing his work in a number of different electronic moods for wherethetimegoes. Tracklist (i) Within Me (ii) Remember (iii) Drop It (iv) Sirius (v) Falling In (vi)The Jifri (vii) Bottle (viii)I Love You Not much info… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Colm K is an stalwart of the Cork music scene as a DJ and producer. Having participated in RBMA in 2003, Colm’s reputation seems to have grown with each passing year. He is a Sunday Times resident, a festival regular, has remixed Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, released music on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, guested on Rinse… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Long active producer and DJ Mick Donohoe, better known as T-Woc, will release a full-length album called Sentinelas this Friday, on Belfast’s Rudimentary Records. The album was conceived when Donohoe, who is a lover of dub and Latin sounds, went to Brazil in 2014, where he bought a load of records in a Sao Paulo… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year. Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop. Ní… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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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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