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I sometimes think of upcoming singers or musicians in categories and Connie Constance fits into the same category as Denai Moore and Sinead Harnett, a singer comfortable in an traditional setting but likely to push forward to more zeitgeist-magnetising sounds. Moore with SBTRKT and Fantastic Mr Fox, Harnett with Disclosure and Snakehips and 20-year-old Constance,… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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The French Cuban twins Ibeyi have been playing their own inspired cover of Jay Electronica’s ‘Better In Tune With the Infinite’ live over the last year or so. ‘Exhibit Diaz’ was yesterday premiered on Apple’s Beats 1 radio and is the recorded version of that song. It’s on Spotify and Apple Music and for sale… Read more »

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Kojaque is a rapper from Dublin who appeared with the late-night piano reflection ‘Midnight Flower’ a few months back. ‘Out For Donutz’, his latest featuring a beat by Limerick producer IAMIAN, puts his brain to a track, detailing the things that races through it on a late-night train homeward bound with a nod to the… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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Jamie Lidell is always on the radar. Lately, it’s been out of the foreground as a producer, live musician or collaborator mode, most recently with the William Onyeabor live band, covering disco classics with Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar, singing with Tensnake. He’s also quietly released a 12″ showcasing his soul side and a once-off single… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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Chet Faker has released a new version of his Built On Glass album standout ‘1998’, which amps up the beats and brings in the sultry Banks for a duet on the track. It’s pretty fantastic and is out now on iTunes/ Apple Music. https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCIQyCkwAGoVChMIj-7mkpqAxwIVxHHbCh32dAoY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEIQQnoeepgU&ei=o7S4Vc-QNsTj7Qb26anAAQ&usg=AFQjCNG5yBnUE6nRVKsosWC8GJJ7xsLbIQ&sig2=kflEq2D4Q8aMUg0r581TXg&bvm=bv.99028883,d.ZGU

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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Today Clu were announced as an addition to the Body&Soul area at Electric Picnic, which as anyone who has seen the Dublin duo’s live A/V show will attest, will be a suitable booking for such an vibrant and electric festival area. For their latest track, they’ve put a murky aquatic bass-heavy twist on FKA Twigs’… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2015

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Cork’s Brian Deady has proved himself to be a fine vocalist, and one with variety as recently demonstrated by his a capella doo-wop covers and his original soulful music. For his newest track ‘A Darkness’, there’s a change afoot. Deady is delving deeper, and coming up with the heartfelt goods. Check out the track which… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2015

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Niamh Parkinson’s debut album Wonderland features music drawn from her experience as a classically-trained musician,  which lights up with electronic textures, chamber pop and looped vocals. I Am Niamh’s latest single ‘Hang On’ is an electronically-driven composition that features piano and vocal echoes that build as the track progresses. Check it out below:

Posted on July 27th, 2015

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Also available on Spotify. New music chart Meltybrains? – The Vine Foals – Mountain At My Gates Tink x Tazer – Wet Dollars Chemical Brothers – Reflexion Hot Chip – Need You Now (Percussions remix) Disclosure – Holding On ft. Gregory Porter (Julio Bashmore Elevated Mix) Major Lazer – Lost feat. MØ (Frank Ocean cover)… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2015

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