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Happenings and Nialler9 are teaming up once again for a series of Friday afterwork gigs under the Minimum Maximum banner happening at the outdoor amphitheatre at the Civic Offices at Wood Quay in the city over three Fridays in August and September. Each gig is €5 on the door and runs from 6:30pm to 9pm…. Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015

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Inspired by the brilliant Blood Brothers’ mixtapes, this eighties winners playlist was created for a treasure hunt on Inishturk last week. It’s packed to the limits with motivational lyrics, pounding percussion, wild guitar, synthesizers that emit euphoria. This is the soundtrack to your next win, whatever the sport, whatever the situation. It features music from… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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In July, Nialler9 in conjunction with the label Quiet Arch and Sea Legs (Ryan Vail and Ciaran Lavery) ran a remix competition. There were 34 entries to the competition and we’ve now listened to them all and picked the top three which are: Winner: Rachael Boyd – Belfast Runner-up: Geno Yanez Runner-up: Extitude – Belgium… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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Ticket giveaways: Friday: Native Tongues party: The Jungle Brothers @ The Sugar Club How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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Summer is always a difficulty time to release an album. There are festivals to attend, holidays to take, sunny days to skive off for and playlists to make. Long playing releases can get lost in the maelstrom. So, here is a selection of recent albums worth your ear time. Have a recommendation? Leave a comment… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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The new music playlist is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. Updated weekly. New music chart Majical Cloudz – ‘Silver Car Crash‘ Girl Band – ‘Paul’ Battles – ‘The Yabba’ John Grant – ‘Disappointing’ feat. Tracey Thorn FKA Twigs – ‘In Time’ Dr. Dre -‘Genocide’ feat. Kendrick Lamar Tirzah – ‘make It Up’ Planet Parade –… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2015

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Ever since my first hand introduction to the hyper-fast South African dance music Shangaan Electro, I’ve been in contact with Nozinja, the kingpin/producer/A&R/label and all-round good guy responsible for taking the music of Limpopo to the world. Warp Records released an album from Nozinja this year called Nozinja Lodge but while the music remains on… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2015

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The new single, ‘Disappointing’, from John Grant’s forthcoming album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure immediately sounds fresh for the singer, with a bassline that comes across like Axel F’s Beverley Hills Cop theme that gives way to some light funk chords before Grant’s consuming baritone which reels out a large list of things – rollercoasters, trombones,… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2015

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Majical Cloudz’s Impersonator was one of the best records of 2013. The Canadian duo’s album had a confessional sincerity that was matched with serene warm arrangements. It sounds like the first track from the new album Are You Alone? continues that heady sound. ‘Silver Car Crash’, with its name taken from a Warhol painting, is… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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