Concluding the Best of 2013 lists with your favourite Irish albums as voted in the Readers’ Poll. Thanks for another year. See also: Readers Poll: Songs / Videos, gigs and more. My lists: Albums, Songs, Remixes, Videos and Irish. All Artwork by Fatti Burke. 25. Nanu Nanu – Unit 1 Alien-pop from Laura Sheeran and… Read more »

Posted on December 24th, 2013

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Best of 2013 continues. The results of your favourite Irish songs are in. Check the list below for direct links or hit the Spotify and Soundcloud playlists below. Artwork by Fatti Burke. Top 30 Irish songs of 2013 Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’ James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’ Villagers – ‘Nothing Arrived’ Le Galaxie… Read more »

Posted on December 24th, 2013

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Here are the first results of the Readers’ Poll showing your favourite gigs, videos, EPs, international albums and remixes of 2013. Thanks for all the votes. Albums and songs results to follow. Artwork by Fatti Burke. Readers’ favourite Irish gigs David Byrne and St. Vincent (Electric Picnic) Sigur Ros (The 02) The National (Cork, Live… Read more »

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

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Artwork by Fatti Burke. Of all the annual Best Of Lists, top tracks is the most fun to compile. You’ll find my 100 favourite songs of the year below and playlists come in three flavours: Youtube, Spotify and Soundcloud. Capping this at 100 was hard but then that’s what the blog is for. Check out… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2013

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Nightflight DJ Lil’ Dave has been a party starter in Dublin for ten years now. His weekly radio show on Radiomade is one of the best around and showcases the man’s penchant for house, disco, electronica and funk. Nightflight’s NYE gig features live sets from Lasertom, February & Mars, Adultrock with DJs: I Am The… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2013

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Artwork by Fatti Burke. Here it is. My top 50 favourite albums of the year counting down. There’s a Spotify playlist available for it all but click down to get some context for each album from 21 to 1. Top 100 songs of the year tomorrow. Spotify Best Albums of 2013 playlist 50. Omar Souleyman… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2013

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Cian Ó Cíobháin is the man behind the long-running An Taobh Tuathail radio show on RnaG every Monday to Friday at 9pm. You may have also heard his annual ATT mixes, the last of which was featured here a few weeks ago. He’s a regular DJ at Galway’s 110th Street. His show is one of the… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2013

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Over the last two years we’ve been making many music videos, all the while constantly pushing ourselves to improve and expand our skill-set while experimenting with both abstract and narrative forms. We’ve had great success working with many amazing artists and music labels. But this year I found out just how powerful music videos can… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2013

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Dublin bass promoters !Kaboogie kicked off a more electro-orientated club night called People Are Saps this year. Declan aka Sixfoot Apprentice is one of main crew and here he gives us his top 10 tracks of the year. Something good for everyone. 1. Chance The Rapper – ‘Everybody’s Something’ feat. Saba & BJ The Chicago… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2013

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Artwork by Fatti Burke. 20 remixes or edits from my year that made it into my DJ playlists and got the most regular play: from bangers to disco edits to floorfillers and wamp wamp rap remixes. Letherette – ‘D& T’ (Dorian Concept remix) Bondax – ‘Giving It All’ (Joe Goddard remix) ASAP Ferg – ‘Shabba… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2013

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Artwork by Fatti Burke. This is a personal list of the 20 music videos that stuck with me for various reasons, some explained below, some because they are great examples and some because they lifted the song into a new realm. These are my 20 favourites as opposed to my best. 20. Biggles Flys Again… Read more »

Posted on December 17th, 2013

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…and some not so good ones ones. When I’m asked why I go to Austin for South By Southwest, the answer is basically: to see as many new bands as possible. The festival features over 2000 bands playing over 10 days so I try take in as much as I can. You can see/read myself,… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2013

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