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Since the dissolving of the early part of the best Irish group in the first decade, Messiah J And The Expert, the production end of the group, The Expert has continued his crate-digging forays into making beat tapes and producing for other artists including Has-Lo, Castle, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca. Right here, we have… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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I’m Your Vinyl’s recent single ‘Erase You’ has some retro pop swing to it. Not in Daithí’s production hands though. His remix takes Dana Donnelly’s vocal and surrounds it with some string-assisted house beats. Daithí’s at Longitude this Saturday with a new improvised live show and guest vocalists Elaine Mai, Senita, Raye and Sinead White…. Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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In 2012 and 2013, Psychemagik the duo who are known for supreme disco DJ edits of tunes from Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads as well as their originals, released two compilations, Magik Cyrkles and Magik Sunrise featuring rare 70s and 80s soul, funk, disco and beyond. Now the pair have Magik Sunset Part Two, a followup… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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The crossover between the urban underground and the mainstream is something which has happened in the UK frequently with the likes of Skepta, Miss Dynamite and Dizzee Rascal being examples of those who have done it. In Ireland, with a smaller scene and less of an interest, that was never really a possibility but the new reality… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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The Former TTC producer who recently soundtracked the critically acclaimed film Girlhood, Para One has teamed up with The South African Youth Choir on a new single for Ed Banger Records that recalls some of the best music the label released in the past. ‘Elevation’ exists to give joy over its duration and the choir… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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From releasing dreamy, brittle and emotive bedroom pop to a fuller-sounding Mercury Rev-style second album Wondrous Bughouse, Idaho’s Trevor Powers AKA Youth Lagoon has been changing his spots with every release, exploring sounds and shades. ‘The Knower’ suggests his new material, which will feature on upcoming September release Savage Hills Ballroom will fall somewhere between… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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Lakerama is a new project from two musicians with form. On the production end, you have Limerick’s Graeme S, who has made some beats for the first EP for what has now become the best rap group in Ireland, Rusangano Family. In front of the mic, is Senita Appiakarong, South African-born singer based in Cork… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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Hailing from Belfast and Derry but based in Dublin, Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre’s project Saint Sister (formerly O Sister) has supported San Fermin, Spies and Will Butler lately and it’s easy to hear why. A folk-rooted duo with a background in the Trinity Orchestra (same as Hozier and others), their harmonic vocal chops feature… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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I’ve been looking back for much of the last month, revisiting and enjoying the first six months in music so far. Normally at this point I’d pick 50 songs to represent the half-year but I couldn’t limit it to 50 and went for 75. My albums of the year so far are also worth your… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2015

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