Known as a DJ and producer, Robbie Kitt is marking himself apart from his well-known brother David of late with original tracks and a great Afro Edit on Orange Tree. His newest release is on All City’s new sublabel Pear focusing on house music and you can hear two of these Kaleidoscopic house tunes on… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Bicep, Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson are gearing up to release their debut album on Ninja Tune next month. We’ve heard the excellent ‘Aura’ from the album and seen the tracklisting. ‘Glue’, the duo’s followup preview is a less dancefloor-focused but a shimmering slice of electronica. Bicep is out on September 1st. Bicep are at… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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Quinton Campbell is one of the more interesting and talented dancefloor producers to have emerged from the Dublin scene of late. For me, it began with ‘FM Patterns’, a nine-minute bleeping synth track that set him part from the pack and ended up on my Irish songs of the year list. A winner of 2016’s… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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Caribou’s Dan Snaith returns to his Daphni side-project with a Fabriclive mix on July 21st that will feature 23 original and unreleased Daphni tracks along with 4 edits. ‘Face To Face’ is a low-slung percussive groover that dropped today as part of the mix (it’s on Bandcamp) and the tracklist and details are below. It’s… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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From Night To Night, the debut full-length album from David Kitt’s New Jackson project arrives on All City officially tomorrow. The 11 songs featured here were created very much at home in Dublin. Specifically Kitt’s bedroom, overlooking Dublin bay in the small hours of the morning. These analogue night-time constructions have a graceful intimacy to… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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David Kitt’s New Jackson project drops his album From Night To Night officially this Friday on All City and he’s shared another taster from the album “a ten-minute plus modular and SP 1200 workout and sci fi hyperballad with a spiritual nod to DJ Shadow’s mid-90s masterpiece. Hear ‘Anya’s Piano’ also from the record. Preorder:… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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As I wrote recently, my hometown of Newbridge, Kildare has clearly punched above its regional weight in the music stakes in recent times. Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Jordan McCuaig is a Belfast producer and DJ who co-runs The Night Institute club and releases music on his Nocturne label. For his second release Nocturne 002 on May 5th, he has three original tracks of his own and two edits of of ‘No Love Lust’ from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer) on… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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I shared a jazzy house track from Kilkenny producer Replete last year and now it’s featured on a vinyl release from Ele Records alongside similar tracks of jazz and soul dance grooves from Contours, the bassline garage-sax of ‘Night Shift’ and the sax- synth track Sameed which shares the same Al Green sample as FaltyDL’s… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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David Kitt will release his debut New Jackson album From Night To Night on All City Records on May 15th but before that there’s been other releases to attend to. We’ve had the David Bowie-referencing split release on Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin label and here, on ‘Anya’s Piano’ 12″, we get three songs of late-night… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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New Dublin edit label Orange Tree Edits released their first 12″ in January and it sold out within a day because the two edits on the release from Jimmy Rouge were high-quality Afrobeat dancefloor weapons. Volume 2 just came out this week and the quality hasn’t dropped with Cove and R.Kitt delivering another brace of… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks have been playing and making some of the best edits and remixes around of late and their latest free download EP, offers further proof of their abilities. Premiered via Four Four, Made & Played features three soulful disco and house dancefloor… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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DJ Stevie G and Ian Ring (formerly of Young Wonder)’s AboveDat project has released a few tracks which move between R&B and electronic music like ‘Dance On’, ‘Addicted’ and their Shaun Escoffery remix. ‘Better’ is their new low-end thriving electronic house-pop single with pitched silky vocals.

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Modern Magic is a Dublin label, DJ and promoter duo Conor Feeney & Aaron Costelloe who put on parties and release records of electronic music. For their latest release on the label, they’ve enlisted Duke Slammer, the alias of Luke Sanger (who made techno Luke’s Anger) for a four-track release of jittery electro and acid… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller has a new EP out on R&S Records in March. Judging from ‘Exostack’, it’s a return to the galactic electronic funk of 2013’s Welcome to Mikro-sektor-50. It’s from a 4-track release that will feature remixes from Kornél Kovács and Minimal Ciolence. It’s the first release from Hamill on R&S… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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