If you’re like me, you’re currently obsessing over the Netflix TV show Stranger Things and its mix of ET, The Goonies, Pan’s Labyrinth, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, Silent Hill and Super 8. Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg meets Guillermo Del Toro. While the four kids are the big stars of the show, the music… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Bren McGillicuddy is a Dublin producer who is about to release his debut release. The Join With Gold EP features “hypnotic repetition, contrasting textures and moods that veer from unsettling to soothing”. McGillicuddy has a background in music composition, sound engineering and mastering engineering, a job which requires attention to minute detail of which the… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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The nu-disco synth electronic band Plutonic Dust (Veronica Moran, Patrick McAdam, Kevin McKnight, Ciaran O’Shea and John Tyrrell) and have been hovering around the Irish music scene for the last few years. Without a huge buildup, they released their debut album a while back. Grand Delusions shares a similar sonic space by the likes of… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Twisting what appears to be a sample of Skepta and JME’s ‘That’s Not Me’, ‘I’ve Always Liked Grime’ by the Australian producer Mall Grab sounds like one of those songs that unites many things: a love of grime, club soundsystem dynamics, lo-fi house, social commentary and a sense of humour in one. That samples keeps… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2016

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As one half of Lyttet, Peadar Kearney makes softly-lit shoegazing ambient music with Claire Nicole on vocals. As Phare, his new project, Kearney is taking off the softer focus and working towards the more clubbier end of sonics. ‘Up’, his first track as Phare is six minutes of euphoria-tinged electronica with a twisted Idris Muhammed… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

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21 year-old Limerick electronic producer Rory Hall AKA Proper Micro NV has recently hit a stride with song-lead atmospheric electronic music that recalls Mount Kimbie and James Blake. A two-track EP is released tonight and features ‘Revive’ a track that is bright neo-soul electronica with Hall’s own expressive voice lilting in the breeze of the… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

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Portishead’s dystopian and brilliantly bleak cover of Abba’s ‘SOS’, from the soundtrack to the movie High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston, has officially been given a video and a stream. The video ends with a quote from Jo Cox, the UK Labour politician killed last week. “We have far more in common than that which divides us.”… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

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As announced last week, Aphex Twin will release a new Cheetah EP on Warp on July 8th. The EP purports to feature “digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today.” A video for one of the EP’s tracks ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2016

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Gavin Elsted is my DJ cohort in Lumo Club (Body & Soul went well [video] so we’re looking forward to this Saturday), a Newbridge man (along with myself, Mmoths, DJ Deece, Knoxville Morning, Mix & Fairbanks, and Cinema to name a few, the Kildare town clearly likes its tunes), a former Super Extra Bonus Partyer… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2016

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Kieran Hebden has collated some music he’s released on once-off compilations dating from 1996 to 2013. You may recognise ‘Moma’, ‘For These Times’, ‘Pockets’ and ‘Castles Made Of Sand among them. Over the years there have been some pieces of music that I have made specially for compilation projects or have ended being released only… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2016

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“I thought she said she liked me but it didn’t make much sense. Her English was the Queen’s but her kiss was perfect French Got that Netherlands bravery but it’s not good for the patience She said she’d take me to the cellar but I think she meant the basement.” Whether they realised it or… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2016

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Three years on from the release of Monochrome, the debut album from Ross Turner and Cian Murphy as I Am The Cosmos and the presence of its analogue synthesizer dance music in my regular listening has never diminished. Where Monochrome was inspired by a single song from the Japanese band Mariah, a band who have… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2016

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Robbie Kitt is a part of the Dip DJ collective and has known to collaborate and play with his brother David, on record, as Spilly Walker and playing his brother’s music live. Here Robbie strikes out on his own on ‘Oooo’, a square-groove synth instrumental track posted onto Soundcloud last week. As it happens, Robbie… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2016

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