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Body & Soul Festival does things differently. The festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle doesn’t just erect some tents and hire stages, it builds bespoke areas to house music and people, it embellishes them with installations, art and a thoughtfulness that makes for a special experience, taking in a walled garden, custom-built bars, an… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2015

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Here are the top tracks of the last week: Shura – ‘White Light’ Nao – ‘Golden’ The Galleria – ‘Calling Card’ Delorean – ‘Crystal’ Hudson Mohawke – ‘Indian Steps’ (feat. Antony) Slow Riot – ‘City Of Culture’ Lyttet – ‘Saint Etienne’ (Adultrock remix) Rudi Zygaldo – ‘Sympathies Scrapbook’ Daphni – ‘Usha’ Beck – ‘Dreams’ The Weeknd… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 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. Hour one Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ Leo Drezden – ‘Black Palace’ Girls Names – ‘Reticence’ Nao –  ‘Golden’ IZem  – ‘Agua viva’ (feat. Nina Miranda) Jape – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’ Orquesta… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2015

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Chance The Rapper’s decision to share the spotlight over to his mates after the buzz created from his Acid Rap mixtape is about as altruistic you can get. There was a possibility that Chancelor Bennett couldn’t take the pressure and limelight and wanted to shuffle to the back of the cast but after hearing Surf… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2015

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In an age where music festivals have become our de facto way of letting loose, it takes a lot for one festival to stand out from the crowd. Body&Soul does things differently. Combining a holistic approach with a creative one means an attention to detail that manifests itself through its location, its custom-built stages and… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2015

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Knockanstockan music and arts festival takes place next month on July 24th and 25th at Blessington Lakes and they’ve just added a nice batch of Irish artists to the existing mix. The additions are: Pete Pamf Elastic Sleep Travis Oaks  The Hard Chargers  Àjó Arkestra  White Chalk  Miriam Donoghue  Loah Discopunks  Tongue Bundle  Pretty Beast  Race… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2015

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Morgan Geist (Metro Area) and Jessy Lanza (Hyperdub and Caribou collaborator on Our Love) have collaborated on The Galleria, inspired by New Jersey shopping malls, New York radio stations, “bombastic freestyle, club dubs, razor-edits and bubblegum-pop R&B”. The project manifests itself in a fine four track EP of electronic synth pop with an ’80s feel, two… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2015

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As an introduction for a Limerick band, the song ‘City Of Culture’ is an apt title. The city’s mantle got off to a shaky start but largely was perceived as a success by the end of 2014. It’s hard to tell what side of the fence, Niall Clancy (vocals/bass), Aaron Duff (guitars) and Paul Cosgrave… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2015

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So what is this Apple Music thing? Apple Music was announced yesterday at the company’s developer conference WWDC. Basically, it’s Apple’s streaming music app that comes with human-curated playlists and a 24/7 online Radio service called Beats 1 with Zane Lowe as one of its main presenters. It was partly based on Beats Music which Apple bought… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2015

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