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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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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