Tebi Rex are ​Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga from Maynooth, Kildare whose styles take in pop, hip-hop and dance as part of its sound. They were introduced with the charming yet not-quite-there ‘Black Enough’. ‘Everything You Say Is A Poem’ is a more confident outing, a song that mixes low-end rap production and melodic pop… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris is a rapper and singer with ambition, and is part of the burgeoning new generation of hip-hop artists in Ireland. Formerly known as Profound, Jafaris is one of the most promising of the lot. He also played a bit part in the feel-good movie of 2016 – Sing Street. He’s just… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Other Voices‘ second episode last night featured Mumford And Sons, Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Margo Price and Roisin O. Above you’ll find Rejjie Snow doing ‘Blkkst Skin’ from the show in Dingle, and below you’ll find Nialler9 favourites Saint Sister performing ‘Tin Man’. Next week features Conor Oberst, Kojey Radical, Lisa Hannigan, Carson Mchone and… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak continues to impress at every turn. Barely a week goes by without the dude representing to the maximum. This week, he performed with Nxworries on a rooftop in Italy, and here, as a promo for the Grammys on Sunday, he takes his butt to church, where he began as a gospel drummer to… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper’s music video for ‘Same Drugs’ debuted on Facebook live last night and it features Chance in a duet with a giant puppet in the video by Jake Schreier. It’s warmth for the soul. ‘Same Drugs’ is from Coloring Book, which is up for seven Grammys this weekend, first streaming-only album to receive… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels are the latest artist to appear on NPR public radio’s Tiny Desk concerts. Over 12 minutes, they play RTJ3 tracks ‘Talk To Me’, ‘Legend Has It’ and ‘A Report To The Shareholders’. Even in an office environment, Run The Jewels kill it. Stay tuned to the end… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The followup to Irvine Welsh’s Danny Boyle-directed Trainspotting film is being released this Friday as T2: Transpotting and we already know that Limerick’s Rubberbandits’ Dad’s Best Friend features (as does Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Blondie, Wolf Alice and The Prodigy remixing the first film’s iconic ‘Lust For Life’ by Iggy Pop.) Scottish alt-rap trio Young… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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A couple of years ago Rome Fortune collaborated with Four Tet on ‘One Time For’. Now, the rapper has worked with Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi on two new cuts ‘Leotard’ and ‘Boo Mobile II’, the latter sampling Ciara’s ‘Body Party’. His Beautiful Pimp 3 mixtape is forthcoming. Meanwhile, Bundick has a new psych… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak owned 2016 around here with Malibu being my album of the year since it appeared in late January. Not only that but Mr Breezy Lovejoy did much more than impress everyone with performances and his own music last year. Not only did he release an album with Knxledge as Nxworries on Stones Throw… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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