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It's pronounced “Em-in-ee-kay” , emkay?

19 year-old 6ft 4″ Uzoechi Osisioma Emenik, MNEK, has been prolific of late as a co-songwriter and singer on tracks from some of the dance acts making a dent on the UK charts – from Rudimental to Little Mix to Gorgon City to Duke Dumont and A*M*E. Well here’s the kid’s chance to shine on… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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Lykke Li – ‘No Rest For The Wicked’

A new video for another big ballad from third album I Never Learn.

As ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ and the album trailer suggested, lykke Li’s third album I Never Learn will be heavy on the ballads. ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ is equally immersed in power balladry but with real emotion and without any histrionic bluster. The album is out on May 2nd.

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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A roundup of this week's best songs with Little Dragon, Ben Khan, Taylor McFerrin, Tune-Yards & more.

OK it’s been a few weeks due to me being away so there’s some songs that are a few weeks old in here. Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Little Dragon – ‘Paris’ Another brilliant single from Nabuma Rubberband. Cannot wait. 2. Ratking – ‘Canal’ A highlight from my album of the week. 3. The Derevolutions –… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2014

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A vivid and visceral debut from New York trio.

Introducing your debut album with a statement that suggests discarding hip-hop legacy when comparing today’s new generation of rappers is both brazen and commendable. It’s a statement of intent from New York’s Ratking: Wiki, Hak and elder producer Sporting Life. They might be trying to escape the weight of Biggie, but they cross paths with… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2014

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

Tune in every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours of new music with me on TXFM.ie, at 105.2FM, via the TXFM.ie site, the TXFM app in the iTunes Store or on your TV if you’re on UPC. TXFM: Twitter | Facebook Hour 1 Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax Remix) Ben Khan – Savage The… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2014

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More names for the festival taking place on June Solstice weekend.

Body&Soul have added a second round of acts to its lineup today including: Gary Numan The Field Of Montreal Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band) & Steve Cooney Ballet School Slow Magic They’ve also announced Reckless In Love, the late night woods party featuring Mother, Nightflight/Airbound and Hidden Agenda DJs over three nights including The Drifter and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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Zane Lowe premiered another brilliant track from Nabuma Rubberband.

Since seeing Little Dragon at Body & Soul just under two years ago, it was clear that the Swedish band had exceeded the parameters and musicianship of their recorded material. It’s something that’s been increasingly evident through the band’s showing of versatility: working with Big Boi, their new single ‘Klapp Klapp’ and now ‘Paris’, the… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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Beautiful jazz electronica from the Brainfeeder musician and son of Bobby.

Brooklyn musical polymath (producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician) Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’) will release his debut LP Early Riser on Brainfeeder in June and much like Flying Lotus, his influences are firmly in the realm of soul, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. His debut has been long in… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2014

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