After cryptic Instagram clues, Kendrick dropped his new single ‘The Heart Part 4’ last night, the fourth in a series of songs under ‘The Heart ‘ name that started in 2010. The song addresses Trump’s White House shadiness – “Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell ‘em that God comin’… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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Rusangano Family, the creators of the Nialler9 Irish album of 2016 were broadcast on Other Voices last night (watch it here in full) and here are the Limerick-Clare trio performing the title track off that aforementioned Let The Dead Bury The Dead album. They’re class. Duh. They’ve also announced some Irish tour dates around the… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Sligo rap collective Myster-E, Shaool & Noone aka This Side Up released a really good album called Full Fat in November and now they’ve dropped the video for the Hamo-produced (of Brame & Hamo) ‘Snappin’ in a clip which was shot in Berlin. Fun fact: Conor ‘Hamo’ Hamilton and Eddie ‘Myster-E’ Hamilton are actually brothers…. Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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It’s been too long but Cadence Weapon is baaack. And on a beat by fellow Canadian Kaytranada? Sweet. ‘My Crew (Woooo)’ is a fresh reintroduction to Rollie Pemberton. It’s his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City from the former Edmonton poet laureate and is inspired by his time spent in Montreal. Rollie says the… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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Carlow beat producer James Strain aka Auxiliary Phoenix has hooked up with Cannibal Ox’s Vast Aire & Gentle Jones (High Elders) on a new tune called ‘Night Light’. Taken from his forthcoming EP , Power Cosmic, out later in Spring via Little L Records, the tune is a jazzy beat-focused night jam. Check out the… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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Thundercat’s Drunk album arrives on Friday and everything we’ve heard from it has a falsetto-lead yacht rock funk vibe to it. Even this track, the long-awaited collaboration between Kendrick Lamar on Thundercat’s own turf, Kendrick grabs the mic on a languid rhythm and adds some urgency and turns it into a song that sounds like… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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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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