Soundcloud sometimes cues the best stuff after you’re done listening to something. It lead me to a recording of Thomas Bangalter, Cassius & DJ Falcon at an Amsterdam Dance Event in the Paradiso playing four hours of French touch, electro, dance, pop and hip-hop from 2002. The full four hours is up on MixesDB and there… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2016

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Ahead of some live dates this summer, Todd Terje and his dance troupe/band The Olsens have announced a double vinyl EP of remakes/covers of tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Boney M, Vangelis and remixes of the tracks. The Big Cover-Up is released on June 17th on Terje’s own Olsen records. The tracklist is velow and… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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The Belfast house duo Bicep have been on some roll of late. Everything they touch has a sense of magic to it. Last year’s output included two tunes that due to heavy rotation were basically instant classics. The bleeping minimalism of ‘Just’ dominated but their collaboration with Hammer ‘Dahlia’ was equally moving. For a 2016… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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The 20 year-old Kerry producer David Sheerin is a self-taught DJ from Killarney who came to my attention via his new track ‘We Are One’. Sheerin has been making bright EDM-centred dance pop quietly developing his productions on tracks like ‘Need A Holiday’, ‘I Don’t Want To Know’ and ‘Voices In The Sun’ featuring Aaron Fleming below. ‘We Are… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

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Bodytonic have been focusing on enriching Dublin city with bars of late but they are returning to the practice of releasing music in 2016 with releases forthcoming from Ocho, Adultrock and Hmeflght. On April 15th, the label wing of the promoters will release an EP from Manzana Kicks, an Irish producer who operates under another… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2016

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I first heard ‘Love On Top’ at Daithí’s incendiary Body&Soul Electric Picnic set last year. At that time, Dublin singer-songwriter Sinead White was known for a pleasant debut album of bright songs. Paired with Daithí’s electronic pop sensibilities though, White’s voice became a powerhouse on that day, in a dance music context. I’m delighted that… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2016

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The Dublin producer Compassion Crew has been tracking down some rare grooves over the years and the result has been cleared and licensed for release on the Major Problems label. Compassion Cuts, Tapes & Acetates features 11 tracks that is “the culmination of years of patient and persistent collecting, chasing, calling, faxing, internet mailing, wining,… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2016

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Dance music legend Larry Levan is interwoven into the history of DJing in the 20th century. Via his influential DJ sets at the Paradise Garage in New York from 1977 to 1987 which lead to the formation of the garage house sound (Essential reading: Bill Brewster’s Last Night A DJ Save My Life ), the… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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Dublin’s All City Records is launching a sublabel to release music beyond their norm of hip-hop-lead beat releases from Onra, Knwledge, Hud Mo and Ras G among others. Jheri Tracks is a label intended for dancefloor 12″s with a regular release schedule in the works. To mark the new label,  All City dropped a seven-track… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2016

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