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Listen back to last night’s TXFM show: A J Dilla special

An hour of Dilla to mark 10 years of his passing.

My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played on the most recent show. Listen: Part One | Part Two. Part One Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Nothing Like This Kelela – Rewind Bantum & Loah – Take it Daithí – Love… Read more »

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King
We Are King

Dreamy soul for late-nights and chilled times.

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A bubbling R&B talent shows us some fresh soul.

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Night Fiction

The Dubliner's third album is his sharpest and most vocal yet.

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Non-Fiction

The Cork singer's second album is a soul-baring leap.

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Above Water Hull

The Galway electronic duo's debut full-length is a good trip.

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A first listen to the first album from bright new talent Shane Clarke.

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Disco thrillers and dance-punk killers.

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The LA couple enlist Midnight Magic for some rhythmic disco style on third LP.

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Girl Band
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The Dublin band have made the highly-strung album of the year.

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Empress Of
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Lorely Rodriguez's personal yet brisk electronic pop debut.

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Features & Premieres

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John Hammond Spotify playlist: an influential force in popular music

The subject of the latest Guinness ad had a golden touch.

I’ve always been interested in the background players of the music industry. John Hammond, most recently the subject of the new Guinness Made Of More ad campaign, is one such somewhat under-appreciated influencer. As a producer, critic, A&R scout and label man, Hammond was instrumental in the establishment of careers of some serious music legends:… Read more »

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Premiere: Stomptown Brass – ‘(My Duchess Has a Heart of Gold)’

The Dublin brass band release their debut EP this month. Watch their new video.

Dublin’s Stomptown Brass are known for their impromptu street gigs and boisterous New Orleans-style brass music. This Friday, the band will be releasing their debut EP, called Locomotive, a four-track release and it’ll get a launch next Friday the 19th at a Sugar Club gig in Dublin before gigs in Sligo and Bray too. Check… Read more »

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Bantum & Loah – ‘Take It’

Watch the video featuring a dancer in Dublin shot only under the street light.

Bantum is back and his new track is a winner. Teaming up with the soulful Dublin / Sierra Leonean singer Loah for a track that sticks with Ruairi Lynch’s mix of guitar and electronic sonics. This time around, the production is tighter and the impact is greater. Watch the music video featuring dancer Laura Sarah… Read more »