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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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Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington played a muted mammoth masterclass in Dublin last night.

Nicolas Jaar is only 24 years of age but has cultivated a reputation for sonic composition that crosses the divide between dance, electronic, ambient, jazz and neo-classical. The Chilean/American’s outlook is worldly, his music is otherworldly (just like his label, which is called Other People). Darkside, his collaboration with Dave Harrington, his latest project, was… Read more »

Posted on March 26th, 2014

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Late '90s Rawkus vibe from XL's punk rap kids.

Didn’t get a chance to play this until today but it was worth the wait. NYC hip-hop collective Ratking and sulky boy wonder King Krule. Both acts are signed to XL so this was probably an easy thing to sort out. But also, Krule also moonlights as a beat producer Edgar The Beatmaker sometimes too…. Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2014

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Highlights: Darkside, Omar, Dean Blunt, Fail BIg @ Science Gallery, Earl Sweatshirt, Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, Wild Beasts, Royal Blood.

If you’re looking for tickets to sold out Dublin gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket freebies this week: Friday: Choice Cuts: Omar @ The Sugar Club (€19.25) Friday: Jaki Liebezeit (CAN) & Burnt Friedman with Drums Off Chaos @ The Grand Social (€20) Friday: Dice… Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2014

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Plus a playlist of the best in Texas including Future Islands, Perfect Pussy, Sophie, Glass Animals, Kelela and more.

If you weren’t already aware of the significance of South By SouthWest (SXSW), the shorthand goes like this: thousands of bands and artists at all levels in their careers come to Austin, Texas for a week in March after the tech industry has done its business the week before. They come to SXSW to be… Read more »

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Posted on March 24th, 2014

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Update: 7 more added today due to demand.

Notorious for her lack of live performances she may be but Kate Bush is about to put that to rest with 15 gigs under the name Before The Dawn happening in the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith between August and September. It is her first time playing since the single tour of the UK she did in… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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A fun electro-pop band with a debut album and post-SXSW buzz on the way.

Mountain Man were a young trio of Appalachian folk singers who released their debut album back in 2010. They last appeared as backing singers for Feist but things had gone quiet since. One of the trio, Amelia Meath stumbled into a new project after writing a song that didn’t fit into her old band. So… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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