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On The Tonight Show last night, D’Angelo cropped up to pay tribute to the Purple one, accompanied by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum (Princess) to play the pertinently-titled ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’. It’s an affecting rendition. This week, Jimmy Fallon told a great story about Prince challenging him to a game of ping-pong that… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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Furtive are a collective and label based in Dublin who are planning the release of a short compilation of their Irish roster’s music on May 15th called Furtive:Room. Artists involved include Moossmann, Ros Lynch, Barbosa and Core Minimal. It was a track from Krobo, Dublin analogue enthusiast and producer Darren Roe who made my ears… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2016

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I Have A Tribe’s Patrick O’Laoghaire is approaching the release of his debut album Beneath A Yellow Moon next month on May 27th through Groenland Records, and with each passing song and performance, his stature is growing, as he showed us in the Co-Op earleir this month. ‘Buddy Holly’, from the record is an emotive… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2016

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Bibio‘s newest album is the man at his most expressive. Since his 2009 breakout album Ambivalence Avenue, a record that came across like an English musician trying to recreate the magic of Dilla’s Donuts with whatever he had to hand, Steven Wilkinson’s music has been eclectic, disparate yet not without recommendation. Stephen Wilkinson has the… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2016

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WOB! are a duo who have been indulging in electronic music taking in drum’n’ bass, jungle and live instruments over the last few years, having played around venues nationwide and festivals like Knockanstockan, Vantastival and Electric Picnic. Stephen (synths) and Djollie (drums) are set to release their debut EP Move! on May 14th. The title… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2016

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Well. It was so long ago now that I had forgotten the news but back in 2014, James Vincent McMorrow revealed he had collaborated with Duke Dumont, Tourist and Kygo. Kygo is perhaps the most prominent exponent of tropical house / EDM. Some of the music that made him famous is absolutely offensive in its… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2016

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Nguzunguzu dropped the third instalment of their Perfect Lullaby series yesterday. The mix takes tarraxinha, zouk, and kizomba; Latin and African romantic dance styles that are all getting bodies close together and blends those with Nguzunguzu their own electronic bass sound. Listen and download to the mix at nguzunguzu.com/pl3/ It’s also available on a white… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2016

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s newest album Emotion was a  hit with more independent-driven music sites when it came out last year. ‘Run Away With Me’ was one of those songs that brought new audiences through its M83 ‘Midnight City’-style sax dynamics. The album executive produced by Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, who has recently been steering the unknown at home young… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2016

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Let it be known that development that is worthwhile and sustainable doesn’t happen overnight. The 10,000-hour idea is one that holds true for creativity in many ways. Most artists work hard at their craft and get to where they are by putting an indeterminable amount of hours in, drawing from their life experiences and regrouping…. Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2016

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