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The crossover between the urban underground and the mainstream is something which has happened in the UK frequently with the likes of Skepta, Miss Dynamite and Dizzee Rascal being examples of those who have done it. In Ireland, with a smaller scene and less of an interest, that was never really a possibility but the new reality… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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The Former TTC producer who recently soundtracked the critically acclaimed film Girlhood, Para One has teamed up with The South African Youth Choir on a new single for Ed Banger Records that recalls some of the best music the label released in the past. ‘Elevation’ exists to give joy over its duration and the choir… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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weekly

I’ve been looking back for much of the last month, revisiting and enjoying the first six months in music so far. Normally at this point I’d pick 50 songs to represent the half-year but I couldn’t limit it to 50 and went for 75. My albums of the year so far are also worth your… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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It’s telling that it’s harder to put a cap on a top songs list these days (so much music out there) so I allowed myself an extra 25 songs this year at the half-way point. These are the songs I loved and play the most so far in this year. Plenty more best of playlists… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Hour One Listen: Hour Two Hour one Bicep – Just (Original Mix) Julio Bashmore – Holding On (feat. Sam Dew) Grimes – REALiTi Santigold – Radio Beach House – Sparks Girls Names… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2015

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Longitude is only a weekend away now and the Marlay Park festival has arguably the lineup of the summer (it certainly chimes with the makeup of this site) with the likes of Todd Terje, Caribou, Jungle, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Ibeyi, Yoing Fathers, Pusha T, Leon Bridges and Young Fathers among many others. As part… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Friday:Lubomyr Melnyk with Otto A Totland @ Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 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… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2015

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monthlyalbums

Here are a list of my most listened and loved records of 2015 so far with Spotify playlists for overall and Irish albums of 2015. Plenty more playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud and on the site. Don’t forget: you can also catch me on 105.2 TXFM every Thursday night from 10pm to midnight. Top 25… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2015

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Julio Bashmore’s album Knockin’ Boots is due on August 7th and the tunes we’ve heard so far are killer enough to make this highly-anticipated from ‘Holding On’ to ‘Rhythm Of Auld’ and ‘A Simple Love’. After his show earlier this year, he will return post-album release on November 13th for a late night gig at the Academy… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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