Danger Doom’s The Mouse and The Mask, the 2005 collaborative album between MF Doom and producer Danger Mouse is getting a reissue in a 3-LP deluxe format. I wrote about it 11 years ago. I’m old. The original album was a successful collaboration which weaved interludes and inspiration from Adult Swim TV show characters like… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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The Cork hip-hop artist formerly known as Young Phantom, now Outsider YP has released his new track ‘Saddest Day’ accompanied by a video shot in Hong Kong featuring fashion designer and aspiring model Sai Wing. The video was directed by 3JBK, a team of videographers and video producers based in Hong Kong. That city’s otherworldliness… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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I’ve been listening to EL-P since the days of Rawkus Records (and subsequently famously denounced the label), since the days of SoundBombing compilations, since Cannibal Ox, since he ran Def Jux, through his solo material and of course, his crowning relationship with his cohort Killer Mike, as Run The Jewels. They have an alchemy that… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2017

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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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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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Rusangano Family, the creators of the Nialler9 Irish album of 2016 were broadcast on Other Voices last night (watch it here in full) and here are the Limerick-Clare trio performing the title track off that aforementioned Let The Dead Bury The Dead album. They’re class. Duh. They’ve also announced some Irish tour dates around the… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Sligo rap collective Myster-E, Shaool & Noone aka This Side Up released a really good album called Full Fat in November and now they’ve dropped the video for the Hamo-produced (of Brame & Hamo) ‘Snappin’ in a clip which was shot in Berlin. Fun fact: Conor ‘Hamo’ Hamilton and Eddie ‘Myster-E’ Hamilton are actually brothers…. Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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It’s been too long but Cadence Weapon is baaack. And on a beat by fellow Canadian Kaytranada? Sweet. ‘My Crew (Woooo)’ is a fresh reintroduction to Rollie Pemberton. It’s his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City from the former Edmonton poet laureate and is inspired by his time spent in Montreal. Rollie says the… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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Carlow beat producer James Strain aka Auxiliary Phoenix has hooked up with Cannibal Ox’s Vast Aire & Gentle Jones (High Elders) on a new tune called ‘Night Light’. Taken from his forthcoming EP , Power Cosmic, out later in Spring via Little L Records, the tune is a jazzy beat-focused night jam. Check out the… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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Thundercat’s Drunk album arrives on Friday and everything we’ve heard from it has a falsetto-lead yacht rock funk vibe to it. Even this track, the long-awaited collaboration between Kendrick Lamar on Thundercat’s own turf, Kendrick grabs the mic on a languid rhythm and adds some urgency and turns it into a song that sounds like… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Tebi Rex are ​Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga from Maynooth, Kildare whose styles take in pop, hip-hop and dance as part of its sound. They were introduced with the charming yet not-quite-there ‘Black Enough’. ‘Everything You Say Is A Poem’ is a more confident outing, a song that mixes low-end rap production and melodic pop… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris is a rapper and singer with ambition, and is part of the burgeoning new generation of hip-hop artists in Ireland. Formerly known as Profound, Jafaris is one of the most promising of the lot. He also played a bit part in the feel-good movie of 2016 – Sing Street. He’s just… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Other Voices‘ second episode last night featured Mumford And Sons, Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Margo Price and Roisin O. Above you’ll find Rejjie Snow doing ‘Blkkst Skin’ from the show in Dingle, and below you’ll find Nialler9 favourites Saint Sister performing ‘Tin Man’. Next week features Conor Oberst, Kojey Radical, Lisa Hannigan, Carson Mchone and… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak continues to impress at every turn. Barely a week goes by without the dude representing to the maximum. This week, he performed with Nxworries on a rooftop in Italy, and here, as a promo for the Grammys on Sunday, he takes his butt to church, where he began as a gospel drummer to… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper’s music video for ‘Same Drugs’ debuted on Facebook live last night and it features Chance in a duet with a giant puppet in the video by Jake Schreier. It’s warmth for the soul. ‘Same Drugs’ is from Coloring Book, which is up for seven Grammys this weekend, first streaming-only album to receive… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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