Hubie Davison’s previous output tended to fall in the spheres of ambient laid back electronica or tougher dance music but his new track ‘Sanctified’ is something else altogether. A fervent disco groove is at the heart of this house music celebration: strings coalesce, bass thumps and the title track is sung with exaltation. Hubie beefs… Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2015



One of the finest soul singers, maybe the finest, in Ireland is Brian Deady who recently returned with the slow and moving ‘A Darkness’ song. On December 4th, Deady will release Non-Fiction, his first album in six years. ‘Clap Both My Hands’ is the superb stomping soul bluesy single which heralds the album to come…. Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2015



SZA’s been all too quiet this year after last year’s glut of features on Isaiah Rashad’s TDE EP (he’s been quiet too) and the stonking single Julia. Not to mention one of my favourite tracks of last year, ‘Child’s Play‘ with Chance The Rapper. She’s only posted about 5 times on Facebook this year too… Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2015

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New York band Wet are back with another smooth and emotional slice of their own R&B band pop. It’s the followup single to ‘You’re The Best’ and one of my tunes of the year ‘Deadwater’ It’s on iTunes and on 7″ vinyl with b-side ‘Losing All We Knew’.

Posted on September 23rd, 2015



After collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé, FKA Twigs and Run The Jewels, Boots has turned his attention to his own solo work. A debut album AQUΛRIA is coming on November 13th on Columbia records and the title track featuring Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors just dropped. It’s a percussive handclap-lead track with growling synths with dark… Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2015

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As a keen visual artist as well as musician, it’s no surprise that FKA Twigs new EP M3LL155X has four videos for five of the release’s tracks, all directed by the lady herself. The EP features the recently debuted ‘Figure 8’, the already-released video for ‘Glass & Patron’ along with the brilliantly twisted ‘I’m Your… Read more »

Posted on August 14th, 2015


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As fans of Lisa Hannigan will know, the lady’s breath-filled voice is one of her main draws. While she’s no stranger to collaboration having started her career with Damien Rice and many others, we’ve never heard her singing over some smooth electronic R&B, which her tones are very suited to. R I T U A… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2015

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I don’t think we can pretend to be too surprised that Alessia Cara won big with her debut US TV performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, knowing that she is signed to Def Jam and her debut track ‘Here’ is built on a solid Isaac Hayes sample. Still, with only one track in… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2015




The French Cuban twins Ibeyi have been playing their own inspired cover of Jay Electronica’s ‘Better In Tune With the Infinite’ live over the last year or so. ‘Exhibit Diaz’ was yesterday premiered on Apple’s Beats 1 radio and is the recorded version of that song. It’s on Spotify and Apple Music and for sale… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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