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1. Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’ This producer / singer paired up on last year’s ‘Bo Peep’ which I wasn’t mad about but this track was kept for their upcoming collaborative EP and it’s the best of both: Shlohmo’s unique twisting production with Jeremih coming close to the sound of The Weeknd. Free download… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2014

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I’ve spent the entire week walking up to the sound of a web-downloaded compilation from 2007 or so called Donuts Originals featuring the original songs as sampled on J Dilla’s seminal Donuts album. There were tracks from Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, the Jackson 5, Isley Brothers and Raymond Scott. So I decided… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2014

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The 30 tracks: Girl Band – ‘Lawman’ Krystal Klear – ‘Squad‘ Warpaint – ‘Hi’ James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Gold’ Tvvins – ‘You Better’ Lapsley – ‘Station’ Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’ The Gloaming  – ‘Freedom/Saoirse’ Andrew Ashong – ‘Love The Way’  A$AP Mob – Trillmatic (feat. A$AP Nast & Method Man) BANKS – ‘Brain’  Francois… Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2014

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1. Tvvins – ‘You Better’ Tvvin’s first proper single continues the vocodered-rock they introduced us to that vein with a more-stomping direct track that featuring treated vocals, a more conventional rock arrangement and imbues it with some interplanetary electro sounds. They also gave us a cool video for the song. 2. Banks – ‘Brain’ Banks just… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2014

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Pádraic E. Moore is a writer, curator and believer. Here, he delves into the self-created world of the experimentally-minded skewed synth-pop American band Sparks. There’s a Spotify playlist to accompany this feature. I had my first significant encounter with the music of Sparks a decade ago via their 1974 album Kimono My House. After a… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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10 songs you should hear right now with a playlist below… 1. Andrew Ashong – ‘Love The Way’ Ashong makes beautifully smooth R&B which unfolds in a hypnotic way that is suited to a jazz audience and an electronic one.‘Flowers’ with Theo Parrish was one of last year’s under-the-skin tracks that went everywhere across the… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2014

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10 songs you should hear right now with a playlist below… 1. Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – ‘La Vérité’ An accessible guitar-pop psych-funk teaser for the French band’s second album Piano Ombre out in March. ‘La Vérité’ is a airy track from the album, representing the band’s gift for mixing guitar pop, funk and psych… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2014

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10 songs you should hear right now… 1. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’ One way to get people’s attention by providing a real gutbusting noisy palate cleanser to kick off the year which is what Dublin band Girl Band do here on a “a stomping, fuzzy six minutes of ballsy post-punk rock noise.” 2. A$AP NAST… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2014

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December was all about End of Year lists so there was still lots of music I didn’t feature on the site last month. Most of it, you’ll find below… The 30 tracks: Tev’n  – ‘Callous Heart’ Marika Hackman – ‘Cinnamon’ Sunken  Foal – ‘As Hot As Fresh Milk’ Chrystyne – ‘Time Is An Arrow’ St…. Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

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