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Well. It was so long ago now that I had forgotten the news but back in 2014, James Vincent McMorrow revealed he had collaborated with Duke Dumont, Tourist and Kygo. Kygo is perhaps the most prominent exponent of tropical house / EDM. Some of the music that made him famous is absolutely offensive in its… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2016

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s newest album Emotion was a  hit with more independent-driven music sites when it came out last year. ‘Run Away With Me’ was one of those songs that brought new audiences through its M83 ‘Midnight City’-style sax dynamics. The album executive produced by Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, who has recently been steering the unknown at home young… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2016

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Lyra is a new artist who has debuted with an intriguing ambient pop track called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ in which you can hear traces of Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs, Swedish pop sensibilities and a strong Irish accent too. The song has big drums, an underlying electronic production and a big ethereal chorus with… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2016

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You may have heard this tune on my New Music Spotify playlist this past week. From Norway, Kappekoff’s ‘All Day Long’ is a strutting dreamy electronic pop track with funk bass and retro synth action. The band are Rasmus Thallaug & Magnus Falkenberg, augmented by Vebjørn Moen & Jørgen Apeness live. The band are signed… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2016

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Sean & Conor Price are two brothers from Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Conor is 14 and sings. Sean is 16 and plays the guitar, box drum and raps. You may have seen them busking on Grafton Street. They’ve been playing music together for a few years. Here they are over two and a half years ago:… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2016

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Here’s a promising listen to the first single from Dublin singer-songwriter Tim Chadwick. ‘Blindfolded’ is a fine singer-songwriter-style pop song which serves as the Dubliner’s opening gambit. Ben Howard and James Vincent McMorrow have been cited as comparisons. To me, ‘Blindfolded’ sounds like the work of an artist heading for a large radio-friendly audience regardless… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2016

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Kiiara was working in in a hardware shop in Illinois when she put her best track ‘Gold’ up online. That track, a modern earworm with production by Felix Snow featured mangled catchy vocals and finger-clicking percussion and It racked up over 7 million plays. As a result, she was one of my artists of 2016… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

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The music of Anthony Gonzalez, M83, over his discography has transformed from ambient electronic pop to the kind of large-scale electronic compositions that work well juxtaposed with Hollywood blockbusters. Sitting in between, was an 80s-inspired synth electronic pop that brought the former to the latter. Nostalgic grandiosity has always been key to M83’s music. On… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

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Update: Charli XCX has announced this is being released on her own label Vroom Vroom on Friday. The label “focuses on experimental and futuristic pop music”. Angels. Today is the launch day of my own brand new record label, Vroom Vroom Recordings. This is a project I have been… Posted by Charli XCX on Tuesday, 23 February… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2016

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