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Kojaque is a rapper from Dublin who appeared with the late-night piano reflection ‘Midnight Flower’ a few months back. ‘Out For Donutz’, his latest featuring a beat by Limerick producer IAMIAN, puts his brain to a track, detailing the things that races through it on a late-night train homeward bound with a nod to the… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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Chicago rapper Tink has been on the cusp of something bigger for a while now after collaborations with Future Brown and Kelela among others. The 19 year-old might have just pushed over the edge with her newest collaboration with UK producer Tazer. ‘Wet Dollars’ has a similar club-hopping jump attitude to the best material from… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2015

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Since the dissolving of the early part of the best Irish group in the first decade, Messiah J And The Expert, the production end of the group, The Expert has continued his crate-digging forays into making beat tapes and producing for other artists including Has-Lo, Castle, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca. Right here, we have… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Rejjie Snow’s ‘All Around The World’ might be the Dublin boy’s best track yet, an indication that he has found his sound after some time flitting between accents and names. Some industry backing has enabled Alex to rope in cameos from Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp. Amir LeGrone also features. The track, produced by Cam… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2015

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As part of the Dublin2020  European Capital of Culture in 2020 bid, Lethal Dialect has put together a new track inspired by the Dublin 1940s folk song The Dublin Saunter  (Dublin Can Be Heaven). The song, produced by GerryBoy is a new take on that sentiment of the city, warts and all – “Got off the flight… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Towkio has dropped his free-download WAV. Theory mixtape which is a solid collection of electronic-infused rap with great guests like Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada, Vic Mensa and FKJ, some of which are childhood friends of his. Standouts include the club disco-inflected ‘Involved’, the Chance The Rapper uplifting closing track ‘Heaven Only Knows’ and the bumping… Read more »

Posted on April 30th, 2015

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Between this weird and wonderful patois wonk of ‘Facety 2:11′ featuring a beat from Four Tet and the B-side, ‘Like A Drum’, featuring production by Machinedrum, our Rodney Smith could be at the start of a rejuvenation period. Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores. Over five albums of… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2015

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There aren’t many bands out there who sound like they care what people think less than Edinburgh’s Young Fathers. That trick must have been increasingly difficult to pull off after their debut album Dead won the Mercury Prize and the band’s inner bemusement, joy or apathy with the the accolade manifested in a stonewall of… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2015

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The weather has turned, the blue skies are aplenty, summer is on the way and you just need music to soundtrack that positivity to come. That’s how I feel when things feel like this. Enter, Washington DC rapper/producer Oddisee and his new track ‘That’s Love’, an uplifting funk and soul-indebted hip-hop track about one of… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2015

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