Sleep Thieves returned with the noir soiree track ‘Is This Ready’ and now there’s a Spiceburger-directed video for the track out in the world. The video is set in a dystopian world taking inspiration from movies like The Lives of Others, where art, music and creativity are carefully monitored and sometimes forbidden. The songs lyrical… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2017

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Last month, the US Top Dawg Entertainment-signed singer SZA finally released her debut album CTRL after a number of years languishing in the background of the industry. The SZA story looked like it was going to be one of those lost causes, a huge talent swallowed by the machinations of the industry A&R game. Not… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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Mashup of the cast of Sesame Street reenacting “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Featuring appearances by Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Super Grover, Bert and Ernie, Telly, Ms. Finch, and more. Video by Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn See also: ‘So Whatcha Want’: He’s also mashed up ‘Regulate’ and ‘Crossroads’ Ricky and… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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A new video for a highlight from David Kitt’s New Jackson album, which is one of my albums of 2017 so far. The video features 500 paintings by Galway artist Finbar 247 which were then animated by art art director Brett O’Mahony to match the track. Needless to say, it was a lengthy process.

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper performs ‘Juke Jam’ from Coloring Book, a specially-written poem and a Stevie Wonder ‘They Won’t Go When I Go’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert. Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

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Last week, Wyvern Lingo dropped their new single ‘I Love You, Sadie’, a song about “loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”. Check out a lovely acoustic version of the song performed in the Hellfire Studios in the… Read more »

Posted on July 4th, 2017

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Rusangano Family have debuted the Bob Gallagher-directed video shot in Clare for new single ‘I Know You Know’ which addresses mental health and features Rusangano Family, Naoise Roo, Linda O’Connor, Sarah Joy McDermott, Eamonn Elliot, Elaine Mai, Sam Burton, Lisa O’Flynn, Kate O’Shea, David MacNamara, Aoife O’Donoghue and Eavan Brennan. “The track is about how… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is an upcoming documentary, Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, examining the state of Irish hip=hop in 2017 and features interviews with Rusangano Family, This Side Up, Mango & MathMan, Fifth Element & Doublescreen, Jafaris, Ophelia MC, myself and more. The Truth About Irish Hip Hop… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy released a video for the highlight from her new Attach To Memory EP, which is now out. The video for ‘Fingertips’ features the singer getting smeared and groped with paint. It’s gross. Ailbhe plays the Nialler9 Homebeat Future Proof gig tonight also featuring Soulé and Le Boom, in association with O’Haras Beers. Ailbhe’s… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Corkmen Stevie G and Ian Ring’s abovedat project recently gave us the belter of a house pop single ‘Better’ and now Lochlainn McKenna has made a great music video for the track which was conceived at the First Cut Youth Film Festival music video comp run by Brendan Canty and David Leister. In the video,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The New Zealand Aldous Harding has developed a reputation for intense performances and that was clearly in evidence last night during her wide-eyed performance of ‘Horizon’ on Later with Jools Holland. The song is a highlight from her recommended album Party. Harding supports Belle & Sebastian in the Iveagh Gardens this summer. Lorde, Stefflon Don… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Remember when Russia used to be the mortal enemy of the west and now US and Russian presidents are sleepover-buddies? It’s all a bit ‘Animal Farm’, isnt it? Kevin Brannigan and ‘David Thomas Smith made this Russia-related video for Stefan Murphy’s new project Count Vaseline which feels extremely pertinent right now. It’s taken from the… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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