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Last month, Norwegian producer Lindstrøm released his best original track in a while under his own name. He also has a collaborative studio album with Todd Rundgren and Emil Nikolaisen, out next week. But on his own, ‘Home Tonight’ is a recent highlight and the 9 minute version is reduced to a digestible 3+ for… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2015

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Moullinex makes music that is fun, summery dance with a disco flavour and the new track ‘Take A Chance’ from the Portuguese dude Luis Clara Gomes is pure summer holiday music. It’s from his new second album Elsewhere out on18th May through !K7 and his own label Discotexas. Tracklisting: 1. Trip Advisor 2. Take a… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2015

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Hot Chip’s new album Why Make Sense? comes out in a few week and they’ve debuted a slow track from it to follow up the clubby ‘Huarache Lights’ and the more emotional dancefloor cut of ‘Need You Now’. ‘Burning Up’ is a vocoder ballad that features on the separate deluxe EP that comes with the… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2015

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A rising talent on the Irish music scene, Kildare singer-songwriter Sinéad White will release her debut Finally on May 30th. Her melodic bright style is in full effect on the eminently pleasing ‘Better’, the first song from it, about giving yourself a chance in relationships. The simple guitar picked song is adorned with the lightest… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Here are the top 15 tracks of the last week: Wet – ‘Deadwater’ Cinema – ‘Horizon’ George FitzGerald – ‘Call It Love (If You Want To)'[Feat. Lawrence Hart] Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Chemical Brothers – ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ EMBRZ – ‘Silent’ Blonde Maze – ‘Awake / Asleep’ Lianne La Havas – ‘Unstoppable’ Unknown… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Le Galaxie’s first album Laser Disc Nights 2 was totally immersed in retro futurism down to the VHS-aping video, references to Miami (think Vice) and song titles like ‘This Is Reality, Diane’ (no one born past 1989 has been named Diane, fact).  It was great fun, if light on big tunes, something quickly fixed with… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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The Chemical Brothers have news of their first album in five years out on July 17th (they play Longitude two days later). Their eighth album in total, Born In The Echoes features 11 tracks of “lean, propulsive machine driven music,” taking in “juddering robotic funk” to “unhinged futurist Freakbeat”, “icy spectral psych” and “rhapsodic analog… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Part One Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- ‘Sunday Candy’ Songhoy Blues – ‘Soubour’ Princess – ‘Black Window’ Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (featuring Romy) Hudson Mohawke –… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Juce are one of the coolest new bands around, harnessing funky rhythms with sprightly electronic pop. I’m a fan. And while they’ve not played Ireland yet, they did play a nice stripped down set at Sofar Sounds in London where they played one of their best tunes so far – ‘Call You Out’. It looks… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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