As indicated earlier this year, via some re-emerging activity, the Swedish band Little Dragon are due to release a new album this year and have an extensive U.S. tour with Glass Animals and Goldlink lined up along with Coachella. They debuted the chill and billowy song ‘High’ accompanied by an exotic video by Ossian Melin.

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Ever had one of those potential relationships that were heading towards the friend zone, that you were just DONE with the pretence? Thundercat knows the feeling. When you can he’s looking at the screen waiting for you to hang up? He’s rather be playing Mortal Kombat. And please, stop calling after 2am. ‘Friend Zone’ was… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 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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Yesterday, NAO was announced for Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival and today, the singer has dropped a remix companion EP to last year’s debut album For All We Know. Featuring 5 reworks of songs from the album, it includes a dancehall, Autotuned version of ‘In The Morning’ from Mura Masa, A Stormzy feature on the Loxe… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was this week nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals performed a Nialler9-2016-favourite ‘Am I Wrong’ (and Malibu standout) on the Ellen show this week for her birthday and he brought his six-year-old son Soul on to bust some moves and it is very adorable. That Bruno Mars support slot can’t come soon enough.

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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On his recent comeback single, Thundercat channelled yacht rock. Now, he has gone straight to the source for the latest song from his just-announced debut album Drunk by enlisting Michael ‘Doobie Brothers’ McDonald and Kenny ‘Footloose’ Loggins for ‘Show You The Way’. Pure Yacht rock. Drunk is out on February 24th on Brainfeeder and also… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak owned 2016 around here with Malibu being my album of the year since it appeared in late January. Not only that but Mr Breezy Lovejoy did much more than impress everyone with performances and his own music last year. Not only did he release an album with Knxledge as Nxworries on Stones Throw… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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Kaytranada is known for providing bumping instrumentals that suit honey-voiced R&B singers and Alicia Keys has recently been making her best music in many a year (‘In Common’). Together, the pair collaborated on ‘Sweet F’in Love’, a track shared by Keys’ husband Swizz Beats on his Soundcloud via Instagram last night. New AK Sweet F-ing… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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For R&B fans, Alexandria’s newest LP, Cut Of Cloth, which just dropped on Awful Records this weekend, is a fine chilled collection of pared-back aquatic-leaning synth R&B to get your mind into. The Atlanta singer and songwriter’s 15-track release was posted on Soundcloud in full and Alexandria’s voice pleasingly falls somewhere between Kelela and Solange… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Ama is an Athlone-based rapper, singer and songwriter making R&B and hip-hop-inspired music. The Nigerian-born, Irish raised dude is studying sound engineering at AIT. His inspirations include Jay Z, Drake, Majid Jordan, Partynextdoor and Travis Scott. His latest single ‘Stay Home’ is autotune-featuring song with an almost kwaito African dance beat. The song is produced… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2016

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Hare Squead have dropped their third single of 2016 after ‘If I Ask’ and ‘Long Way To Go’. ‘Herside Story’ is taken from Tony Konstone, Jessy Rose and E-Knock’s Supernormal EP, and has a summery R&B vibe to it, to counteract the current winter situation. Hear the song via the video by Jack O’Flynn. The… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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Some sunshine on a wet Dublin day. Ahmed Gallab’s Sinkane project which gave us 2014’s album highlight Mean Love has news of a followup. Life & Livin’ It is out in February 10th on City Slang. Lead single ‘U’Huh’ is a positive slice of William Onyeabor-esque African-leaning pop music with the lyrics “We’re all gonna… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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