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‘Summer’ is one of those songs that just comes out of nowhere. In fact, I don’t remember how I first heard it but it seems suitable for a sunny day rare as they are. Raf Riley is Rafael Greifer, a London artist who has been around a few years with affilations with a group called… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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Versatile channels the storytelling spirit of Slick Rick with ‘Mad Scene’, a song by the Dublin rappers about getting mad ouvva with added Dutch Ovens, getting paid by Fás and eh, hanging a guard. Thanks to OG Mark Kavanagh for the tip.

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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Dublin rapper Emzee A dropped some cloud-rap style back in May with ‘Lucid Dreaming’ and he’s back with ‘Sober Thoughts’ a more direct but equally billowy atmosphere. The song is inspired by the quote “Drunk Words are Sober Thoughts,” a breakup and the aftermath of a night-out. We’ve all been there, and in the stark… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2015

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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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