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A roundup of this week's best songs with TALA, Sylvan Esso, MNEK, Four Tet, Hundred Waters & Twin Shadow

Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Tala – ‘Serbia’ Top quality rolling deep synth electronica from English/Iranian polymath TĀLĀ from her The Duchess EP. 2. Sylvan Esso – ‘Play It Right’ Two members from Mountain Man and Megafun team up on this new project. You might have heard ‘Coffee’ already, this is even better. 3.  MNEK… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2014

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A playlist & tracklist from my Thursday night show on 105.2 FM.

Tune in to TXFM every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours of new music with me on TXFM.ie, at 105.2FM, via the site, the TXFM app in the iTunes Store, TuneIn, or on your TV if you’re on UPC. Here’s what I played last night, mostly uptempo going into Good Friday. TXFM: Twitter | Facebook… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2014

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The event needs to focus on local community not expanded commercialism.

There’s a growing dissatisfaction around Record Store Day. The event’s initial soft glow of warm limited vinyl purchase-opportunity has dissipated in recent years as the day has been flooded by ulterior interests. Conceived in 2007, Record Store Day’s intention is to shine a spotlight on the humble independent record shops around the world that are… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Tropical percussive R&B from the Oxford band's new album Zaba.

The new band that have captured my enthusiasm more than most this year, Oxford’s Glass Animals have had some great tracks in the lead-up to their debut album release Zaba on June Wolf Tone/Caroline International, whether it’s a Kanye cover, ‘Gooey’, ‘Holiest’ or ‘Black Mambo’. They were also one of my highlights at SXSW this… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Grimey strings and house music on a new Jiaolong 12" release.

Dan Snaith aka Caribou’s main man has had a fine line in dance productions under the name daphni for the last couple of years including slots at Forbidden Fruit and DJing back to back with Four Tet. He’s back with a new 12″ release on his Jiaolong label. Both tracks feature the violin work of… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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A roundup of events happening on Saturday April 19th.

I have some thoughts about Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops taking place around the world on Saturday. But before that, here’s a roundup of Irish activity. If there’s anything to add, leave a comment below. Photo from Failte Ireland. First up, a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Irish bands cover Visage, Kylie, Aaliyah, Eurythmics, Madonna, Lykke Li, Queen, Belle & Sebastian & more.

The Outhouse is an LGBT resource centre on Capel Street in Dublin there to support those in the LGBT community, and for the third year in a row, a team of musicians and artists have co-oped Record Store Day, another day of community to bring both the communities of music and Outhouse together under the… Read more »

Posted on April 16th, 2014

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OTT warning: Whitesnake-style '80s hair metal balladry contained within.

Last year, Twin Shadow gave us a new track in the form of ‘Old Love/New Love‘ which was one of the best things George Lewis JR has done in a while (that second album isn’t great is it?) Well, on ‘To The Top’, he goes deep into Whitesnake-style ’80s hair metal balladry. It’s teetering so… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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Including Beyoncé, Schooboy Q, Drake, Common, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Ludacris and 'Gypsy Woman'.

London bass-heavy trio YOGI pulled off a major coup by having Pusha T on their huge ‘Burial’ single, no doubt helped by their presence on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Their debut EP is out on May 5th but before that we asked them what songs are floating their boats. 1. What song(s) have been inspiring your… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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