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The Chicago house music godfather has died.

Frankie Knuckles passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 59, reportedly due to “complications related to diabetes.” Knuckles  was born in New York and began his DJ career there with Larry Levan but left his legacy in the Chicago house scene on the late ’70s and ’80s which became influential in dance music worldwide…. Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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The single proper is out on Friday.

Hamsandwich returned with new single ‘Illuminate’ to trail the upcoming release of their third as yet unnamed album which was recorded in Windmill Lane Studios with Karl Odlum. The single has been on the radio for two weeks or so but you can hear it over at State.ie. Above is a special acoustic version of… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2014

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The best of the month in a playlist featuring Future Islands, Metronomy, How To Dress Well, Ships and more.

The tracks: Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ Ships – ‘Space Inside’ Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’ Sylvan Esso – ‘Coffee’ Juce – ‘Call You Out’ SZA – ‘Babylon’ How to Dress Well  - ‘The Words I Can’t Remember’ Future – ‘Move That Dope’ Talos – ‘Tethered Bones’ Hundred Waters – ‘Cavity’ Mykki… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2014

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A distillation of the melodramatic synth-pop band's core sound for their fourth and best album.

It was amazing to see Future Islands‘ Samuel T. Herring on US TV rubbernecking, crabwalking and tearfully putting himself into the hearts of many unsuspecting viewers on Letterman last month performing ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’. Not least because the performance was a brave, humdrum-transcending and authentic crystallisation of what music should feel like to performer… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2014

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A roundup of this week's best with Ships, Ben Khan, Sylvan Esso, Juce, Fight Like Apes, Floating Points & 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. Ships – ‘Space Inside’ It’s their biggest track yet and one of my favourite songs of any country in the last while. It’s huge, stonking and sophisticated… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2014

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Full schedule details for the station launching Monday.

My first show is this Thursday night at 10pm: You can tune in on regular airwaves 105.2FM, via the TXFM.ie site, the TXFM app in the iTunes Store or on your TV if you’re on UPC. I’m delighted to share the news that Nialler9 will be joining TXFM, a new alternative radio station launching on… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2014

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The track heard last year gets a May release date AND he's playing Life Festival.

We heard this Jamie xx track from a radio rip sometime last year. Now it has a release. It’s Jamie at his Warm and emotionally resonant electronic best. It will be released on 12″ vinyl and download alongside another A-side ‘Girl’ on May 5th through Young Turks. Pre-orders get you a download of the track… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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The comparisons to Bon Iver are obvious but warranted.

Not content with life in his home of Australia, Dustin Tebbutt looked north. Where many Oz entertainment exports aim for UK success, Tebbutt looked further north to Sweden, a country with chillier climate but a hot music scene. His two years experience of working and making music there significantly influenced his musical output. New single… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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Another dancefloor weapon from the Manchester-based producer's own label.

After his absolute whopper of a first tune ‘Squad’ on his own label, Cold Tonic, Krystal Klear returns for a second release leading with a song simply called ‘Dance 7FS’. It’s the A-side of Tonic002, a sonic aggravator and dancefloor weapon. It’s available on vinyl pre-order now and out on April 14th. ‘Fumur Tue’ features… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2014

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