In February, Conor O’Brien aka Villagers surprised everyone by releasing a very banging remix of Participant’s song ‘You Better’. Now he’s at it again, taking White Kite’s ‘Swan’ for a tough techno spin. “What a joy to dance around the room and make this remix,” O’Brien says, “It was easy to create because the stems… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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New Dublin edit label Orange Tree Edits released their first 12″ in January and it sold out within a day because the two edits on the release from Jimmy Rouge were high-quality Afrobeat dancefloor weapons. Volume 2 just came out this week and the quality hasn’t dropped with Cove and R.Kitt delivering another brace of… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Following on from ‘Ran’, Future Islands return with their signature bass-lead synth rhythm on ‘Cave’ the latest song from their album The Far Field, April 7th on 4AD. Look, this SHOULd be getting old by now, as there’s very clearly a formula at work here, yet through the genuine emotion and uplifting tune just melts… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Hvmmingbyrd’s new video for their EP song ‘Legacy’ gives women who are the subject of public harassment a do-over in addressing it as it happens. The video by shows the story of three women experiencing every day harassment from men, walking away feeling defeated and then getting a chance to do over their reaction a… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Gorillaz returned last night with news of a new album Humanz and as promised, a slew of guest spots for the likes of Grace Jones, De La Soul, Kali Uchia, Kelela, Danny Brown, Jamie Principle, Mavis Staples, Zebra Katz and Pusha T among others listed below. Four new Gorillaz songs were premiered including ‘Saturnz Barz’… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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After cryptic Instagram clues, Kendrick dropped his new single ‘The Heart Part 4’ last night, the fourth in a series of songs under ‘The Heart ‘ name that started in 2010. The song addresses Trump’s White House shadiness – “Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell ‘em that God comin’… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Our monthly club night, Lumo is back in Yamamori Tengu, off Great Strand Street (near Hapenny Bridge) this Saturday night and we’re going with two floors of music more regularly from now on. Downstairs it’s the Lumo club residents: Gav Elsted, Simon Roche and Nialler9 while upstairs our friends Barry Gruff and Super Extra Bonus… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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The NYC dance punk funk band of deadlies !!! (Chk Chk Chk) have a new album coming out on Warp Records on MAy 19th called Shake The Shudder. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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