The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form.

A Classic Education – Call It Blazing
Atlas Sound – Parallax
Beach Boys – Smile
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – Mr. Machine
Buraka Som Sistema – Komba
Cass McCombs – Humor Risk
David Lynch, – Crazy Clown Time
Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
Goodtime – The Colours Of Darkness
Joker – The Vision
King Midas Sound – Without You remix album
Laura Veirs – Tumble Bell
Little Xs For Eyes – S.A.D.
Kuedo [Jamie Vex’d] – Severant
M.E.D. – Classic
Nobody Beats The Drum – Currents

Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica by Mexican Summer

Phantogram – Nightlife
Space Dimension Controller – The Pathway to Tiraquon 6
Spectrals – Bad Penny
Summer Camp – Welcome to Condale
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Wild Flag – Wild Flag
Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation

Posted on November 1st, 2011


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London’s Jessie Ware features on one my favourite albums of the year with SBTRKT’s debut album and you may remember her sweet collaboration with Sampha – ‘Valentine’. Her own debut single ‘Strangest Feeling’ is a super slice of ethereal yet abrupt electronic rhythms with Ware increasing the intensity as the song progresses. I like. it’s released in late November.

Strangest Feeling by JessieWare

Ware also features as the lead vocalist on Joker’s new single ‘The Vision’ alongside Freddie Gibbs. The new Joker album also called The Vision is out in November.

Posted on October 12th, 2011

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joker A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin.

Highlights this week include Joker, Two Door Cinema Club, Choice Music Prize, Field Music, Crash Ensemble, The Cast of Cheers (again as their first two gigs were awesome) and Ed Devane’s album launch. Also, Delphic (who I caught an impressive live set from in London last week) will play Propaganda on Saturday in the Button Factory.

Also, ASIWYFA are planning a secret show in the Mercantile after the Choice Music Prize main event in Vicar Street even if they win. Not so secret anymore! Sample MP3s below.

Tuesday 2nd March
And So I Watch You From Afar @ Tower Records instore (7pm)
Brendan Benson @ The Button Factory (€17)
Land Lovers, Squarehead, Feed the Bears @ Anseo (€6)
Trashed (Indie/Electro club) @ Andrew’s Lane Theatre (10.30pm, €5)
C U Next Tuesday (indie/electro/pop/dance) @ Crawdaddy (11pm, €3/5)

Wednesday 3rd March
Choice Music Prize @ Vicar Street (€27, 7.30pm first band)
Antics with The Minutes live (indie club @ Crawdaddy (€5, 11pm)
– ASIWYFA secret show @ The Mercantile Bar (post-Choice time)

Thursday 4th March
Soundchick @ Spy (7pm, Free before 11pm/€5)
For the Love Of @ Mill Street Studios (€5)
Come As Soon As You Hear @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 8.30pm)
Choice Cuts: The Beatdown – T-Woc, Jamie, Fruitman @ The Pygmalion (Free, 10pm)
The Midnight Hour: Betamax Format – Whelan’s Upstairs (Free, 11.30pm)
Jinx Lennon, Captain Moonlight @ The Sugar Club (€10)
– The K! Club @ Good Bits (8:30 -12:30, Free)
MUSIK @ The Button Factory (10.30pm, €6)

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Posted on March 1st, 2010


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After some conversations with friends about dubstep recently, I thought I’d put up some tunes from last year to serve as a catchup/beginners guide to the genre and its surrounds. I’m by no means an expert but over the next two pages you’ll find my favourites from Burial, Zomby, Joker, Peverelist, Benga, Skream, Samiyam, Darkstar, 2000F, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kode 9, Guido and more.

Please put your own must-listens in the comments.

Burial (with Four Tet)

Enigmatic dubstepper Burial and electronic experimentaller Four Tet combined on a 12″ last year which had two tracks at 18 minutes in length total. ‘Moth’ was the standout track of the two (the other being ‘Wolf Cub’). Perfectly combining Four Tet’s ability to chop up percussion samples in inventive ways with Burial’s ability to produce some growling yet almost supernatural sub-bass. (more…)

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Posted on January 5th, 2010


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joker I LOVE the original of this anyway but as The Fader said Joker’s remix of ‘Cruel Intentions’ turns it into a “electro/house/dubstep/ purple/strip club/early/late/anthem”. Go Go multi-genre straddling dinosaur!

Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker remix)


Also Joker-related, his track ‘Do It’ was appropriated for the recent excellent Dub Rap Vol.1 mixtape by Starski and DJ Ricky Switch which mixes rap with dubstep from the likes of Akira Kiteshi, Scuba, Benga, Chase and Status and Jamie Vex’d to great effect.

Dub Rap mixtape – Come Along

You can download that mixtape here.

Posted on September 22nd, 2009

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GLK Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or a weekly music paper in your grubby music-hungry hands and read a playlist of what the publication’s writers were playing in the office that week? There is power in those recommendation charts. Here is my version. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know.

  1. Amanda BlankMake it Take itI Love You
  2. Eddy HuntingtonUSSRItalo Disco Vol. 7
  3. GirlsLust for Life
  4. Boy 8-BitBaltic Pine (radio edit)
  5. Fool’s GoldSurprise Hotel (Micachu remix)
  6. (more…)

Posted on August 11th, 2009


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bibio You’ve probably heard by now that Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer recently. In a Youtube video on their site, Yauch explained that he will undergo surgery, that it is very treatable and that he should make a full recovery. Naturally, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1’s release has been pushed back to accomodate him. On the same day, a proper version of their track with Nas – ‘Too Many Rappers’ also appeared and you can hear in this week’s chart.

  1. Son GreenThe Soon Future
  2. Atlas Sound feat. Panda Bear – Walkabout
  3. The HeavyHow You Like Me Now (Joker remix) – Out on Counter in August
  4. BibioAmbivalence AvenueAmbivalence Avenue
  5. BorgoreFoes (16bit Fuck Hoes remix)
  6. (more…)

Posted on July 21st, 2009


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Image from Sexy People.

I’ve been listening to loads of tunes from electronic beatmakers; the likes of Zomby, Samiyam, Flying Lotus, Joker, Take and other headswirling instrumental music. It’s represented here. Pay special attention to 2000F’s robotic g-funk anthem. It’ll stick to the inside of your brain. Worth noting is that The Long Lost is Daedelus and his wife Laura Darlington and they’ve an album dropping soon. Also, frantic nostalgic buzz at the end 🙂

2000F – You Don’t Know What Love is

Zomby – I Up

The Long Lost – Woebegone (Flying Lotus Like Woe remix)

Kode9 – Bad

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Posted on February 27th, 2009


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