Here’s a selection of Irish music picked for its greatness, for their ability to excite and sooth, songs from Irish artists that deserve to be heard more, to be championed, to be loved and supported. If you like what you hear, support the artist by going to a gig or buying a release direct from… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Colm K is an stalwart of the Cork music scene as a DJ and producer. Having participated in RBMA in 2003, Colm’s reputation seems to have grown with each passing year. He is a Sunday Times resident, a festival regular, has remixed Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, released music on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, guested on Rinse… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Three years on from The Notas’ second EP, it turns out the Dublin band had not laid their instruments to rest. Formed from members whose families are from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, France and Ireland, the alternative band went relatively quiet. It looks like they were living in London the last while. Now, they’ve resurfaced with… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2016

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Tiga’s ‘3 Rules’ is a snarky club jam from the Canadian’s recent album No Fantasy Required. I play it out a lot and it can mess with people in a nice way through the lyrics (“never dance with your hands up”) and the silent stop. After the announcement yesterday of new music from Soulwax, the… Read more »

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Long active producer and DJ Mick Donohoe, better known as T-Woc, will release a full-length album called Sentinelas this Friday, on Belfast’s Rudimentary Records. The album was conceived when Donohoe, who is a lover of dub and Latin sounds, went to Brazil in 2014, where he bought a load of records in a Sao Paulo… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year. Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop. Ní… Read more »

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When not singing with Cork band The Hard Ground, Marlene Enright has been releasing a fine line of solo singles of late. ‘Alchemy’ is her third such release, which trails her debut album Placemats and Second Cuts due out in March. “I hold my head high // And I look calamity straight in the eye,”… Read more »

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2016 was somewhat of a renaissance for the Dewaele brothers with a new label, radio shows, 2ManyDJs gigs and edits among them. So why not complete the circle? The brothers’ original band Soulwax is back with new music in the form of 8-minute song ‘Transient Program For Drums & Machinery’, which heralds Soulwax European dates…. Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Graeme S of Hsüan Records and Lakerama has been playing this remix of “darkwave duchess” Abra out lately in his DJ sets and he decided he wanted to share it with the world. Graeme says: “I’m a huge fan of R’n’B and for the last few years I’ve tried to incorporate this into my productions,… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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