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This time last year, Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu and J-Cush put together a potent futuristic club rap track called ‘Wanna Party’ featuring Tink. Well, Warp Records know a good thing when they hear one so they put the global underground dance collective on their label for a proper release. The first will feature ‘Wanna Party’… Read more »

Posted on September 16th, 2014

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The Hard Ground are about to release the second of three EPs in their Triptych series which will be eventually released as their second album. The Irish band (Marlene Enright, Pat Carey, Dave Duffy, Davy Ryan and Hugh Dillon) describe themselves as a “roots-rock” band, not something I’d normally be into, hence, why I wasn’t… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2014

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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. These guys are just the best at making pure rap tracks. The track is a free download… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2014

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1. The 2 Bears – ‘Not This Time’ With every release Joe Goddard shows he has the smarts but thus far, his project with Raf Rundell was either great or a bit cheesy as it hopped from genre to genre in search of something elusive. But the new single ‘Not This Time’, from the second… Read more »

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Posted on September 15th, 2014

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shookrah

Shookrah are a Cork-based soul/pop eight-person band who count Senita (as heard on Daithí’s tracks and Stevie G’s Deep Down South Soundsystem) in their ranks. For their debut single ‘W O M A N’, a declaration of feminine fun, the band (who also include Imelda Cormica,  Lasserina Rath, Áine Delaney, Diarmait MacCarthaigh, Daniel Coughlan, Edan… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2014

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txfm

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. For the first time, I had guests on the show last night. Clu… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2014

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Ahmed Gallab has, until now been a musician who was never really in the spotlight. As a working one in other bands (Caribou, Yeasayer, Of Montreal) he quietly served the songs of others. On his second Sinkane album in 2012, Mars (the first in 2009 was psychedelically experimental), he stepped out on his on own… Read more »

Posted on September 11th, 2014

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In the game of writing about new music, artist come and go. In the near-eight years I’ve been doing this though, there’s been a few artists who never quite broke out but remained. One of which is Theophilus London, who I first wrote about back in 2009. Somewhat surprisingly, Theophilus is pitching at a bigger… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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This Friday evening, Jape will play a rare Dublin show as part of the Fringe Festival in Meeting House Square. But before that, literally before that set, Richie Egan and his Rednecks’ partner Matt Bolger will be debuting their Dimman project in a live setting at 10:30pm. The pair gave us two tracks back in… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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