After two collaborations with Snakehips, Sinead Harnett has just released her N.O.W. EP and it contains this swinging R&B gem. Production is by DEVolution.

Posted on August 14th, 2014



Tahliah Barnett wanted to be a dancer. After begging her mother, she finally went to dance college, where she felt nothing substantial. She danced in big pop videos for Jessie J and Ed Sheeran but she realised it was music was the source of her desire so she became the musician, twigs and later, FKA… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2014


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Montreal producer Kaytranada has been one of my favourite new discoveries of the last year or so via his remixes and his sliver of original tracks. He’s signed to release on XL Recordings and the first taster from the EP, So Bad is this rolling R&B track featuring Shay Lia on the vocals. With grooves… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2014

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Kindness teased a new album with an MJ-referencing clip on Friday and today, Adam Bainbridge has announced details of his second Kindness album entitled Otherness, trailed itself by a new song called ‘World Restart’. The song is a laid-back sparse ’80s Afrofunk groove with vocals by Ade and the brilliant Kelela. The brass is played… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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Having been known for a harder-edged form of dance music, Lil Silva’s new EP, Mabel, will be a surprise to many as it eschews the sound he deployed on records for Night Slugs in favour of a gentle sonic space that is somewhere between R&B, pop and the xx-style indie dynamics. 24-year-old TJ Carter’s 2013… Read more »

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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After teaming up with Shlohmo for the No More EP, Jeremih is gearing up to release his debut album Late Nights next month on Def Jam and as prep he’s dropped a seven-track mixtape of smooth R&B/hip-hop songs Not On My Album, which suggests the album will be really something. Grab the mixtape from DatPiff…. Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2014



Stevie Grainger has been a long time Cork music compatriat as a DJ, radio host, producer, collector and general good man for encouragement for the younger folk. Stevie has now turned his hand to label business, with his Soul Jamz label releasing the first of his own music featuring singer Christiana Underwood and co-production from… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014


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Hailing from Colorado, Hannah Taxman has been through the Berklee School of Music in Boston before arriving in Brooklyn. ‘Out of Touch’ is Taxman’s first song as HANAH (with production from Luca Buccellatti. It’s the closest female equivalent I’ve heard to Bon Iver’s vocal processing, except rather than rely on non-human effects, ‘Out of Touch’… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014



The debut track from the Melbourne duo Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam aka Klo was released in March but I only picked it up in the last few weeks. It’s a soothing laidback R&B song not a million miles from the sound of Womans Hour. For their new single ‘False Calls’ the pair go for… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2014