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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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Easter Bank Holiday weekend: Record Store Day, Barn Dance VII, PhaseOne Festival, Madlib, King Khan, Jay Daniel, Chet Faker, Lucius, Ham Sandwich.

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket freebies this week: Wednesday: San Fermin, Spies, Slow Skies @ Whelan’s Saturday: Bang The Box 2nd birthday: Anthony Naples @ Twisted Pepper (€10, 10:30pm) Sunday: MUD: Rub-A-Dublin Reggae Festival #2 @ Twisted Pepper (€15, 6pm) Sunday: Subject presents Legowelt  @ The Grand Social (€10/€15) How to enter… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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The best track from the London singer's yet, from his new EP.

London singer Kwabs (ugh, that name) stood out with his deep voice on last year’s neo-electronic soul track ‘Spirit Fades’. Of late, he’s been working with SOHN on production duties and tracks featured on the Wrong Or Right EP. For the new EP, Pray For Love, out on May 20th, Plan B takes on production… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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The festival takes place in Dublin from 24th - 27th April.

Darklight Festival takes place in and around Smithfield from 24th – 27th April and amongst the many events taking place at the digital arts festival there is a GIF exhibition, film and documentary screenings including The Act of Killing and Goodfellas, an emphasis on digital storytelling, print workshops, a make your own VR headset workshop… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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Top quality rolling deep synth electronica.

Last week I shared the debut solo track from English/Iranian polymath TĀLĀ on a track called ‘The Duchess’. If you liked that song’s exotic electronic feel, get a load of ‘Serbia’, the debut single proper. The song is a deep and undulating track with an exalted soul hook “You give me that something, just what… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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