Mount Alaska (Twitter) is a new project from former Halfset members Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell. Since the band disbanded Shannon has been working as a producer at Experimental Audio studio and composing film scores while McDonnell among other things, started the label Music/is/for/losers. Now, the duo have returned to making music together under the name Mount… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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German producer Michael Mayer has a new album the influential !K7 Records label called &. As the title suggests collaborations are at the heart of his third album, and guests include Hauschka, Roman Flügel, Miss Kittin, Prins Thomas, Barnt and Kölsch. The result is a mix of “hypnotic minimal house, soft trance, indie tech-house and twisted… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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This Boys Noize remix of Poliça’s ‘Kind’ is totally my buzz. The original features on the band’s United Crushers LP but just came out alongside remixes by Task Force and Fog on a new EP. Of the remix, Boys Noize says he was inspired by the vocal to go “90s vogue house.” “I ended up… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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When Boiler Room first came to Dublin last year, it’s first night was centred around grime music, which isn’t exactly representative of the city’s music scene. However, there are a small pocket of producers and MCs making music that could be characterised as grime and you can imagine with the rise of Skepta and the… Read more »

Posted on October 10th, 2016

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John Kowalski and Rian Trench confirmed yesterday that the Solar Bears project has come to an end. After three albums of cinematic electronic music over three albums, 2010’s She Was Coloured In, 2013’s Supermigration and 2015’s Advancement, the band have called it a day with a final wistful track ‘Across Yesteryear’ which feels like a… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2016

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Evenings & Weekends, the subsidiary label of Loud Mouth Collective, has its third release upcoming from Mangetout, called the Throwing Shapes EP on September 30th. Normally a creator of more high-energy music like footwork and jungle, ‘Falling’ is indicative of a softer, ambient glow. The EP will be available digitally & with a limited edition… Read more »

Posted on September 21st, 2016

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I can still remember the time that everyone on the internet was going nuts for Annie’s music. The Norwegian singer made pop music that crossed audiences due to it being just great pop music. Like ‘Chewing Gum’, ‘Heartbeat’, and ‘I Know Your Boyfriend Hates Me’. Annie was a pop star born of the internet and… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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The name Caz9 was first spotted on the Electric Picnic lineup and duly highlighted but alas, late stage schedule meant a missed opportunity to check out a fellow particular-numeral loving artist. It wasn’t just the name that jumped out, I often tell new artists that the visual aspect of what they do has to be… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2016

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David Sheenan’s previous work as Vogelbat ranges from ambient beat productions to densed textured dance music. ‘Ovl’ is a new track from the Berlin-based Irish electronic producer that takes its inspiration from Portishead and Massive Attack. As such, the song has trip-hop influences with pitch-shifted and chopped vocals from Sad Mermaid. It’s delightfully discombobulating.

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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