Three great DJs doing a B2B set at Optimo’s 20 party as the grand finale for an all-day event that had a hefty lineup. This is my kind of set featuring LCD Soundsystem’s Lindstrom Tribulations mix, Moda’s ‘Retro & Grade’, Giorgio Moroder, Margarida and many more including that Optimo favourite – Madonna’s ‘Hung Up’. Dig… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Artists: ,

Wyvern Lingo superb’s new song ‘I Love You Sadie’ which addresses male realness now has video. Following the Wicklow trio’s acoustic video, here’s the full music video directed, edited and animated by the very talented Louise Gaffney (also of Come On Live Long) and the very talented DOP Albert Hooi, who recently directed this great… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

Artists: , ,

Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly’s This Ain’t No Disco online music show has returned for a third episode and the 50 minute show features Brigid Mae Power, Rusangano Family, Lankum, Peter Broderick, Lisa O’Neill & RSAG. Peat and Lisa O’Neill duet on Irish traditional singer Margaret Barry’s song Factory Girl. Press play up top. First… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Tags:

Artists: , , , , , ,

Sleep Thieves returned with the noir soiree track ‘Is This Ready’ and now there’s a Spiceburger-directed video for the track out in the world. The video is set in a dystopian world taking inspiration from movies like The Lives of Others, where art, music and creativity are carefully monitored and sometimes forbidden. The songs lyrical… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2017

Artists:

Last month, the US Top Dawg Entertainment-signed singer SZA finally released her debut album CTRL after a number of years languishing in the background of the industry. The SZA story looked like it was going to be one of those lost causes, a huge talent swallowed by the machinations of the industry A&R game. Not… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Tags:

Artists: ,

Mashup of the cast of Sesame Street reenacting “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Featuring appearances by Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Super Grover, Bert and Ernie, Telly, Ms. Finch, and more. Video by Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn See also: ‘So Whatcha Want’: He’s also mashed up ‘Regulate’ and ‘Crossroads’ Ricky and… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

Tags:

Artists:

A new video for a highlight from David Kitt’s New Jackson album, which is one of my albums of 2017 so far. The video features 500 paintings by Galway artist Finbar 247 which were then animated by art art director Brett O’Mahony to match the track. Needless to say, it was a lengthy process.

Posted on July 6th, 2017

Artists: ,

Chance The Rapper performs ‘Juke Jam’ from Coloring Book, a specially-written poem and a Stevie Wonder ‘They Won’t Go When I Go’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert. Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

Tags:

Artists:

Last week, Wyvern Lingo dropped their new single ‘I Love You, Sadie’, a song about “loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”. Check out a lovely acoustic version of the song performed in the Hellfire Studios in the… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2017

Artists:

Rusangano Family have debuted the Bob Gallagher-directed video shot in Clare for new single ‘I Know You Know’ which addresses mental health and features Rusangano Family, Naoise Roo, Linda O’Connor, Sarah Joy McDermott, Eamonn Elliot, Elaine Mai, Sam Burton, Lisa O’Flynn, Kate O’Shea, David MacNamara, Aoife O’Donoghue and Eavan Brennan. “The track is about how… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

Artists: ,

The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is an upcoming documentary, Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, examining the state of Irish hip=hop in 2017 and features interviews with Rusangano Family, This Side Up, Mango & MathMan, Fifth Element & Doublescreen, Jafaris, Ophelia MC, myself and more. The Truth About Irish Hip Hop… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Tags:

Artists:

These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

Tags:

Artists:

Ailbhe Reddy released a video for the highlight from her new Attach To Memory EP, which is now out. The video for ‘Fingertips’ features the singer getting smeared and groped with paint. It’s gross. Ailbhe plays the Nialler9 Homebeat Future Proof gig tonight also featuring Soulé and Le Boom, in association with O’Haras Beers. Ailbhe’s… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

Artists: