The Grammys took place last night and the winners list is here, though it must be said, the Grammys have repeatedly shown themselves to be culturally irrelevant in the winners of the awards. Adele’s OK album winning over Beyoncé’s for album of the year continues the problem that a black artist has in winning one… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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At a time of great turmoil, every thing else can feel insignificant. Spending all your time listening and digesting music feels trivial. Writing about it even more so. But music, like all artforms, is a gateway to another place, to other people, to understanding, reflecting and solidarity. It’s also an outlet for anger and frustration which… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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There are plenty of albums to look forward to in 2017 and here are just a few of them which don’t have release dates yet. I’ve also included a few which we likely won’t see this year – just so you’re prepared. See also – My top New Artists of 2017. Alt-J Possible Date: Summer… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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In a bid to encourage myself to run more regularly, I’ve been focusing more on the soundtrack to my fitness while running. So in effort to increase the commitment, here’s the start of a new Spotify playlist series, the Running Mix. It’ll be updated monthly (or as often as possible). It’ll feature music that is… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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Now we’ve kicked 2016 to the curb, it’s time to look forward. January is all about freshness, so here are 20 acts from around the globe who I reckon you’ll be hearing much more of this year. Some will be familiar to you but I expect to make an even bigger splash and some, I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Eve are a Dublin-based female DJ collective host all-female parties of electronic music in the city, increasing the presence of women in an all too male-dominated scene. Lauren, Micu and Jessica Eve are three Dublin DJs who are throwing good parties under the Eve name and they picked three tunes each and one all together… Read more »

Posted on December 30th, 2016

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Colm K is a Cork DJ and producer who is among our best. He has a love of soul, house and jazz music, he’s a former RBMA attendee, a regular at Sunday Times parties in Cork and monthly radio shows on NTS. Here’s his latest release. is known for his considered sets of soul and… Read more »

Posted on December 30th, 2016

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Phil Boyle aka Ghostboy is a DJ resident at Mother in Dublin and a producer and remixer. Catch him on NYE at Mother’s Femme Ball. See all the top 10 tracks of 2016 guest selections. 1. Underworld – If Rah It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that a new Underworld… Read more »

Posted on December 30th, 2016

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