Earlier this year, the Dublin MC and former member of The Animators dropped the superb grimey single ‘Badman’. On new single ‘What Are You Sayin?’, Mango teams up with Mathman once more on an atmospheric grime beat and is taken from the forthcoming album Casual Work. Watch the video directed by Chris Corcoran: Instagram |… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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A Tribe Called Quest released their final album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service on Friday. It’s a fine album, a fitting tribute to Phife Dawg and an album that holds its head up proud in the discography. On Saturday night, the remaining trio appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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Having formed in Sligo at a vinyl-only night in McGarrigles in 2008, This Side Up represent an West Of Ireland faction of hip-hop lovers brought up on the golden age of rap – call and response, posse cuts, samples and fat drum beats. On Myster-E, Shaool & Noone’s debut album there’s a playfulness in their… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2016

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It’s been a clusterfuck of a week by any standards, even a year which has given us so much terrible news in music alone. 2016 continued dumping on our spirits this week with a Trump presidency in the US and the death of Leonard Cohen this morning. A respite is needed. With all the turmoil… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2016

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GIRLI is a London producer and singer who exists in the post-PC Music vein, except with more genuine humour and less art school posing. So more Charli XCX than QT, with ’90s pop and a gleeful anarchic spirit. As much inspired by Spice Girls as anything else. She has singles with titles like ‘Girl I… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Ruth and Mike Aicken aka New Portals have made a fine line of electro-pop songs in the last two years, when they’re not working as The more folk-pop band Jepettos. ‘Winterskin’ is their newest single (released December 2nd), a song with a lot of tense electronic atmosphere. Musically, it’s the most confident and commanding they’ve… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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John Duignan and Conall Breachain’s third album as We Cut Corners‘ The Cadences Of Others feels like a band at their most fine-tuned. Recorded in a church in Drumcondra, the band in a short documentary by The Reelists which explains how they turned a church setting into a recording studio and how they had to… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Earlier this week, the xx’s new album details leaked out via Shazam. Well, surprise, we didn’t have to wait much longer. The band have just released their new song ‘On Hold’, a song which features a sample of Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)’. It’s the sound of a more… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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It’s been a while since we heard from Kildare duo Benihana. It’s been two years since their debut EP to be exact. Will Molloy and Billy Archbold have refocused on music recently and as such have released a new song for our ears entitled ‘Habituals’ with the promise of more to come.

Posted on November 9th, 2016

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