Rejjie Snow’s first full length album Dear Annie is finally on the way later this year and he’s been dropping previews of it over the last while including ‘Crooked Cops’, ‘Pink Beetle’ and ‘Drugs’. His newest song ‘Flexin’ is produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar, Syd the Kid, Eminem), who is executive producing the album, and… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Do you know Le Club? Le Galaxie’s second album cemented the band’s rep as the best party-starting electro band in the country so their forthcoming third album on Reckless Records is feverishly anticipated by those who enjoy fun. While we have to wait a bit longer in the year for that, ‘Pleasure’ the first single… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister have made a collaborative album called Planetarium together that will come out on 4AD on June 9th. Planetarium is a reimagined version of a project that first got under way some years ago and combines Sufjan’s often treated voice, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar, and Muhly’s instrumental… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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Norway is a surprising hotbed of electronic disco talent with the likes of Prins Thomas, Lindstrom and Todd Terje among the names often cited as leading lights of their home country. Northern Disco Lights is a documentary film coming on April 29th that tells the story of how that happened starting with a group of… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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The ever essential NPR Tiny Desk Concert series hosted Sampha recently who played stripped-down versions of songs from his album Process – ‘(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano’, ‘Blood On Me’, and ‘Plastic 100°C’. Treat yo’self. Also, ‘No One Knows Me’ spawned the year’s best music meme: WHAT YOU DOING @sampha pic.twitter.com/OZeukHGjni — Richie… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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Waterford artist Katie Kim released her The Choice Music Prize nominated album Salt in 2016 and as part of Musictown, she has a special collaborative show with Crash Ensemble lined up for The Grand Social on Saturday April 8th called Salt Interventions. The night will feature special arrangements by Dublin born composer Seán Clancy and… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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Kildare producer Peter Fleming aka Cinema released an under the radar electronic album A Night Train To Budapest last year that was bright, Balearic and luminescent. The album was instrumental with some vocal samples. Since then, he’s delivered some killer live shows that have featured a reworked version of Stardust’s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’…. Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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In February, Conor O’Brien aka Villagers surprised everyone by releasing a very banging remix of Participant’s song ‘You Better’. Now he’s at it again, taking White Kite’s ‘Swan’ for a tough techno spin. “What a joy to dance around the room and make this remix,” O’Brien says, “It was easy to create because the stems… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 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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Following on from ‘Ran’, Future Islands return with their signature bass-lead synth rhythm on ‘Cave’ the latest song from their album The Far Field, April 7th on 4AD. Look, this SHOULd be getting old by now, as there’s very clearly a formula at work here, yet through the genuine emotion and uplifting tune just melts… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Hvmmingbyrd’s new video for their EP song ‘Legacy’ gives women who are the subject of public harassment a do-over in addressing it as it happens. The video by shows the story of three women experiencing every day harassment from men, walking away feeling defeated and then getting a chance to do over their reaction a… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Gorillaz returned last night with news of a new album Humanz and as promised, a slew of guest spots for the likes of Grace Jones, De La Soul, Kali Uchia, Kelela, Danny Brown, Jamie Principle, Mavis Staples, Zebra Katz and Pusha T among others listed below. Four new Gorillaz songs were premiered including ‘Saturnz Barz’… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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After cryptic Instagram clues, Kendrick dropped his new single ‘The Heart Part 4’ last night, the fourth in a series of songs under ‘The Heart ‘ name that started in 2010. The song addresses Trump’s White House shadiness – “Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell ‘em that God comin’… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Our monthly club night, Lumo is back in Yamamori Tengu, off Great Strand Street (near Hapenny Bridge) this Saturday night and we’re going with two floors of music more regularly from now on. Downstairs it’s the Lumo club residents: Gav Elsted, Simon Roche and Nialler9 while upstairs our friends Barry Gruff and Super Extra Bonus… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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