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Kendrick Lamar is back with a new single ‘i’ with production from Rahki. The song is built on a sample of the Isley Brothers’ ‘Who’s That Lady’, which is familiar to me and thousands of others as a sample in Beastie Boys’ ‘B-Boy Bouillabaisse’ from Paul’s Boutique, a classic. The soul-flip means that the song… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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On October 17, Cooly G will follow up her debut Playin Me with Wait Til’ Night, “an album of sensitive, lo-fi bedroom music” with lyrics centred around “seduction, lust and sex.” By the sound of it, it’s more R&B than dancefloor electronic and preview listens of the album have revealed a dark synth and slow-paced… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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When it comes to digital effects in videos, most directors, special effects and production people prefer to use the techniques for subtle tricks or realistic augmentation. Not Alan Butler. His work has always had a hyper-real consistency to it that prefers mind-bending, reality-altering and the creation of something unique through colour, distorted sources and by… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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As a regular globetrotting DJ and now full-time vocalist with the Juan MacLean, who released In A Dream only last week, their second album last week on DFA, Nancy Whang is busy enough as it is. But she found more time to delve into the archives of Casablanca Records with the purposes of picking four… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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The forthcoming album partnerships of old rap dog Doom and new rap cat Bishop Nehru has yielded two teasers of the project, ‘Darkness (HBU)’ and ‘Om’. The album is coming out next Friday October 3rd on Lex and today there are two more tracks to listen to. ‘Caskets’ kicks off with a classic DOOM flow… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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Dear Desert are a new Dublin trio who made an impact with their heart-on-sleeve ’80s pop debut track ‘Give It Up’. Today, Brendan Millar, Richie Fenton and James O’Donnell dropped track two, ‘Gift Above’ which is built atop a bed of circulating synths, piano chords and rattling percussion and grows into bloom with Millar’s yearning… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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The music of Dublin trio Cloud Castle Lake is a good fit for a cinematic clip, as displayed in Eoin McLoughlin’s music video for the lead track ‘Sync’ from their Dandelion EP. They played Whelan’s on Saturday night, the EP is out now and their next gig is Hard Working Class Heroes.

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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1. Run The Jewels – ‘Oh My Darling Don’t Cry’ El-P and Killer Mike tease their hefty hip-hop followup album RTJ2 with ‘Oh My Darling Don’t Cry’, a bass-booming track which rather than utilising vinyl cutups and effects features the voice artist Michael Winslow doing it for them. Even better? A Christmas Fucking Miracle. They… Read more »

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Posted on September 19th, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. HOUR ONE Hozier  – ‘Jackie And Wilson’ Alt-J – ‘Every Other Freckle’ Planet… Read more »

Posted on September 19th, 2014

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