In a bid to encourage myself to run more regularly, I’ve been focusing more on the soundtrack to my fitness while running so I’ve decided to share it here with you guys. So in effort to increase the commitment, here’s the start of a new Spotify playlist series, the Running Workout Playlist. It’ll be updated… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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By now, we can say with almost 100% certainty that there’s gonna be a whole lot of Prince music been heard in the next week. Previously only available on streaming services on Tidal, and to buy on iTunes and on record shops on vinyl, Prince’s back catalogue will appear on Spotify (and possibly other streaming… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Before next week’s Electric Picnic mixtape arrives along with the stage times (some are here already), here’s something to aid your festival homework, a track each from as many of the acts playing in Stradbally next weekend as are on Spotify. The final tally ended up being 188 artists with close over 13 hours of… Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2016

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Knockanstockan is this weekend and as they told me in the Irish Times, the festival is taking a break in 2017. That means that this year’s event, with three days and special surprise guests will be even more cherished by the people in attendance. To that end, here is some homework, a preparatory playlist of… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend and for anyone heading or thinking of heading to Marlay Park this weekend, I’m here to help you make your decision. Below is a Spotify playlist of 54 artists playing Longitude across the weekend including: Jamie xx, Christine & The Queens, Kendrick Lamar, Hayden James, Run The Jewels,… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2016

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I’ve spent the entire week walking up to the sound of a web-downloaded compilation from 2007 or so called Donuts Originals featuring the original songs as sampled on J Dilla’s seminal Donuts album. There were tracks from Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, the Jackson 5, Isley Brothers and Raymond Scott. So I decided… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2016

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Before next week’s preview posts, stage times and the now-annual Electric Picnic mixtape arrive, here’s something to aid your festival homework, a track each from as many of the acts playing in Stradbally next weekend as are on Spotify. The final tally ended up being 172 artists with close to 12 hours of music. They’re… Read more »

Posted on August 28th, 2015

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This is a post written by Wayne Fahy of Sleep Thieves about the band’s largely positive experiences as an independent band with their music on Spotify. As it happens, they are playing RHA tonight.. Over the last few months, the issue of fair royalties for bands and how streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer et… Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2015

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As featured in the Irish Independent’s Insider magazine, with bonus tracks on Spotify. Listen on Spotify Them I’m Your Witch Doctor A psychedelic fever dream from 1965. Oingo Boingo Dead Man’s Party “Walkin’ with a dead man over my shoulder / Don’t run away it’s only me.” *Closes door* The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein It… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2014

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Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend in Marlay Park and while you already probably know the big draws you’re going to see whether it’s Haim, Disclosure, Ben Howard, Massive Attack, Rudimental, Hozier or Chvrches, like last year, here are my recommendations for five acts per day to see that are lesser known but equally… Read more »

Posted on July 16th, 2014

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Despite what a short-sighted article in the Sunday Times over the weekend would have you believe, Twitter is much more than “a vanity project” for bloggers like myself. It’s where I (and many others) share and get links, recommendations, news and short bits that aren’t worth a full blog post. It’s where people make connections,… Read more »

Posted on August 24th, 2009

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