MAP (Music Alliance Pact) asks 26 music bloggers (welcome Venezuela and Japan!) across the world to share a track from their home country that they think you should hear. My Irish pick this month: The Holy Roman Army. AMERICA: I Guess I’m Floating Spanish Prisoners – Kiss The Lawn Goodbye Brooklyn’s Spanish Prisoners, fronted by… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2009

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I’m off to London today for this which should be great. Full report tomorrow hopefully. Check out the ravey remix of Florence’s ‘Rabbit Heart’ below. That MED track on Stones Throw is at the top of the list because it’s so damn funky. I could listen to it on repeat all day. Amongst the others… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2009

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Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or newspaper and saw a playlist of what people were into that week. There is power in those subjective charts. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know. Ellie Goulding –… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2009

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Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or a free newspaper and saw a playlist of what people were into that week and you would then immediately check it out if you thought it was interesting. The Aussie street press magazines reminded me of the power of those subjective charts. I’ve always… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2009

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An assortment of remix fancies for your ears on this Friday from Dublin. Go team. We don’t need no excuse. I’m off to a wedding in Bordeaux today so have at it until Monday. I talked up Ellie Goulding recently here on the blog and the buzz is starting to build at this moment. This… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2009

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Last week I asked my Twitter followers for their submission to a newTwitter mixtape or Twixtape for short: What’s your perfect summer song for 2009? There was about 50 responses or so and I had a great time collating as many tracks as I could for the mixtape below. There’s some crackers and belters right… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2009

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MAP (Music Alliance Pact) asks 25 music bloggers across the world to share a track from their home country that they think you should hear. Some great stuff from Jonathan Boulet, Land & Peoples, Green Go, Sinusstøv, Walter and your introduction to Munich bass…Schlachthofbronx.. This is the most enjoyable MAP yet. Also, MAP is now… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2009

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“Just a few things been running through my head..” – 9 treasures from my inbox. A new Stones Throw artist who is producing some amazing modern soul and R&B productions. Definitely one to watch this year. Grab the 12″ next month. Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No From Akron/Family’s new album Set ‘Em Wild,… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2009

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Little Boots, pre-show at Sup Magazine/ IamSound SXSW party taken by Dan. Now that the dust has settled, as a recap and a recommendation post – here are the twelve bands which made the long trip to Texas totally worth it. Starfucker From Portland, Oregon, these guys played a storming set in Radio Room on… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2009

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MAP (Music Alliance Pact) is a monthly feature where music bloggers across the world share a track from their home country that they think you should hear. 24 blogs are submitting their country’s pick this month including first-time contributions from France and Denmark. My Irish contribution is the opening track from David Kitt’s new album… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2009

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On Monday, I’ll be heading towards independent music heaven in Austin, Texas where roughly 1800 bands will be playing at the SXSW Festival both officially and unofficially. The last few weeks and the weekend has and will be spent frantically RSVP’ing to parties, organising a schedule and listening to artists playing. I cannot frickin’ wait….. Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2009

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So tonight I’ll on the panel for the Choice Music Prize – Irish album of the year 2008. I have my favourites but there are 11 other judges. Who knows what blogging shitstorm will happen tomorrow until roughly 10.30pm tonight? This song seems suitable for the day that’s in it and they’re playing SXSW too.

Posted on March 4th, 2009

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Image from Sexy People. I’ve been listening to loads of tunes from electronic beatmakers; the likes of Zomby, Samiyam, Flying Lotus, Joker, Take and other headswirling instrumental music. It’s represented here. Pay special attention to 2000F’s robotic g-funk anthem. It’ll stick to the inside of your brain. Worth noting is that The Long Lost is… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2009

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