Dublin MC Mango makes music with producer Mathman as Mango X MathMan. They’ve just released the Wheel Up EP. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Rebel Phoenix – So Clear This man’s workrate is unmatched in Irish hip-hop at the moment. He’s the rapper’s rapper of the city and is the… Read more »

Posted on December 14th, 2017

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Marcus O’Laoire is a DJ, chef, comedian and all-round smiley man. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. MF Doom – Devil’s Shoestring (Cody Currie’s Re-jazz) I remember the first time I heard this track, I had a Youtube playlist on while I was flicking together some recipes and as soon as… Read more »

Posted on December 14th, 2017

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Kate Brennan Harding produces Paul McLoone and Louise Duffy on Today FM. She is also a regular festival and club DJ. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Purple Disco Machine – Devil in Me When I heard this first on Kelly Anne Byrne’s show on Today FM I nearly wet myself…. Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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Daire Carolan is the founder of the Dublin label First Second, A&R with Jheri Tracks, a DJ and he works with All City. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Der Opium Queen – An Evening Im Tschungel (First Second Label) Gonna start this with a slow jam and by one of… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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Arveene is a DJ, producer and sneaker collector based in London with silky hair and grooves galore. Read my interview with him last year. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Karizma & Marcel Vogel – Work it out Been doing playing this one since 2016 but it finally got a full… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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Shine and AVA Festival have teamed up for a special New Year’s Eve gig in Belfast’s Telegraph Building with a whopper lineup of: Main Room Denis Sulta Dj Seinfeld Holly Lester Room 2 Trance Wax (Ejeca’s alias) Swoose & Cromby Influx X Bekuz This is Shine and AVA’s third year collaborating and the venue is… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections Here are my 25 favourite Irish albums from 2017 whittled down from a shortlist of 40 or so. Number 1 was a surefire since I heard it earlier this year but there were a… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Cian Ó Cíobháin is the presenter of An Taobh Tuathail five nights a week on Radio na Gaeltachta and is a sometime wedding DJ too. (read about his love for cassette tapes here ). See all the guest selections of 2017. 1. The Jimmy Cake – Tough Love Part 1 Tough Love by The Jimmy… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Gugai is the owner and promoter of Roisin Dubh in Galway. He also runs Strange Brew Rekkids and has a show on 8 Radio by the same name. DOI – Gugai manages Daithi, Paddy Hanna, Elaine Mai and Slow Place Like Home and Paddy & SPLH are out on Strange Brew Rekkids, so he definitely… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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The Dublin band Swords have released a new video for their Tidal Waves album track ‘Battles’ in support of Pieta House. “We wrote this song about the feeling that hits you when getting out of bed feels like heading to the trenches. Like you have to fight an invisible enemy, and win, just to stay… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Music journalist, host of the No Encore podcast and end-of-year listicle fan. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. The Horrors – ‘Something To Remember Me By’ I still don’t know why The Horrors aren’t the biggest band in the UK and Ireland. Their journey has been fascinating to watch and enriching… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Niall D’Arcy aka Dj Deece is one of the most in-demand DJs in Ireland. Before the end of the year, Catch him in Navan, Galway and District 8 in Dublin for New Year’s Eve. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Burnin Beat feat. Olive Masinga – Searchin’ Bit of a cheat… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kenny Hanlon is a DJ and the boss of Apartment Records, who just released a digital compilation of their first 10 vinyl releases. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Nu Era – Space Above Us I came across a video earlier this year of Benny Klock playing a classic DJ Skull… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kelly-Anne Byrne is a regular DJ at festivals throughout Ireland. She’s known for her love of disco and soul, which manifests on the airwaves with her nationwide show on Saturday and Sunday night on Today FM called The Beat Goes On. Kelly-Anne plays the NYE Ball at The Sugar Club. See all the guest selections… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly most recently released ‘Hollow’ along with an EP earlier this year. She plays a homecoming show in Westport on December 22nd. 1. Jome – Hollow Jome is a newly launched project, half of which is made up of an old favourite artist of mine, Imaginary Future. His solo music is very… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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