Colm K is an stalwart of the Cork music scene as a DJ and producer. Having participated in RBMA in 2003, Colm’s reputation seems to have grown with each passing year. He is a Sunday Times resident, a festival regular, has remixed Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, released music on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, guested on Rinse… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Graeme S of Hsüan Records and Lakerama has been playing this remix of “darkwave duchess” Abra out lately in his DJ sets and he decided he wanted to share it with the world. Graeme says: “I’m a huge fan of R’n’B and for the last few years I’ve tried to incorporate this into my productions,… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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It’s been a clusterfuck of a week by any standards, even a year which has given us so much terrible news in music alone. 2016 continued dumping on our spirits this week with a Trump presidency in the US and the death of Leonard Cohen this morning. A respite is needed. With all the turmoil… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2016

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Rising Dublin four-piece Barq’s two singles thus far have revealed an alternative live band jazz/R&B vibe. ‘That Thing You Love’ is self-described “agrosoul” while ‘Gentle Kind Of Lies’ was more of a psychedelic soul vibe. New single ‘Bear’ was written by singer Jess Kav, after her mother passed and deals with loss and growing up. Musically,… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2016

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Congolese/Dublin guitarist/singer Niwel Tsumbu’s band RiZA is made up of Eamonn Cagney (of Treelan) on percussion, Emma Garnett (Feather) and Sallay Garnett (Loah) on vocals and Paddy Groenland (Ensemble Ériu, Manden Express) on guitar. Last year, RiZA gave us ‘Kamembe’ and the promise of an album. That album arrives in January and from it, ‘Thank… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2016

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D.R.A.M.’s new album Big Baby D.R.A.M. dropped last Friday and in the middle of the Virginian rapper’s album and among features from Young Thug and Lil Yachty, Erykah Badu appears for a beaut of a duet on ‘WiFi’. The song is dripping with slap bass funk, synth love declarations, a stage intro for the guest…. Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2016

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Hare Squead dropped their major label debut single in June and since then the Dublin trio have been making their moves into the UK and Europe music consciousness via a support tour with Dua Lipa. ‘Long Way To Go’, their second single on Columbia Records, is typical of the alchemic soul pop that rappers Tony… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2016

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Cork’s Stevie G and Ian Ring have released a couple of singles as AboveDat which move between R&B and electronic music. On their latest, they’ve turned their attention to British R&B singer Shaun Escoffery and his smooth soulful single ‘Ain’t No Time’. AboveDat add some dancefloor swing to the track as you can hear below:

Posted on October 10th, 2016

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2016’s best dudeAnderson .Paak continues his winning streak with more new music from his collaboration with Knxwledge as NxWorries. The album called Yes Lawd!, (a popular Paak phrase) is out in October on Stones Throw. ‘Lyk Dis’ is built on a warm beat production by Knzwledge (this is characteristically Stones Throw if you ask me), while Paak… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2016

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