With the first quarter of the year down, here’s an overview of the albums that have resonated most with me in 2018 so far. 20. Palmbomen II – Memories of Cindy Smudged daydream neo-noir electronica A compilation of four EPs from the LA-based Dutch artist Palmbomen II with a concept around a eulogy to a… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2018

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My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News When the Texan singer Leon Bridges first appeared in 2015, his old-fashioned Texan soul music in the mould of Sam Cooke, was so well-executed, it was easy to forgive the throwback style he… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Saudi – ‘X’ “Are you on ten yet?,” Kendrick asks on this Black Panther soundtrack highlight, goading and amping up his fellow MCs Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi until they are… Read more »

Posted on March 5th, 2018

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My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget Berlin-based Peggy Gou is a DJ and producer who has been steadily building her profile over the last couple of years. It was ‘Gou Talk’ and subsequent high-profile building DJ slots at… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Yaeji – Raingurl The NYC-based Korean producer Kathy Yaeji Lee has released two EPs of house-pop music on the God Mode label (Shamir) and ‘raingurl’ is the standout in her discography so far. It’s at once – a banger,… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2018

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It’s time to look to the future. January is all about renewal and looking forward so with that in mind here are 18 acts from around the globe who we reckon will be on your playlist rotation this year. Some you may know, but our criteria is based on picking acts you won’t see in… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

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Time to look into the internet crystal ball and see who may (and who may not) release an album for our ears in 2018. Will Robyn finally release another album? Before we answer that, here’s some we know are on the way… Tune-Yards Release date: January 19th Tune-Yards have announced that their fourth album I… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2018

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections This list of 50 tracks my most-played and most-loved songs I played out while DJing this year. Here’s to many more in 2018. If you like what you hear, there’s a DJ favourites playlist… Read more »

Posted on December 22nd, 2017

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections Here we are: my 100 favourite tracks of the year with a Spotify playlist. Delve deep. 100. Lanark Artefax – Touch Absence Punishing low-end and mechanical Autechre vibes from a Glasgow producer on the… Read more »

Posted on December 21st, 2017

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Irish Sierra Leonean singer Sallay Matu Garnett or Loah picks her top 10. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Mura Masa & NAO – Firefly I adore the Mura Masa / NAO / Bonzai family (they share management) and this is a perfect marriage of NAO’s impossibly serene and effortless songwriting… Read more »

Posted on December 21st, 2017

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One half of Telephones and man behind The Locals John Mahon See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. What Does It Take To Come In First – Lordamercy & d e g o (2000 Black) Green Woods, Can't Remember But I Know, What Does It Take To Come In First by Lordamercy… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2017

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Louis Scully aka Papa Lou is a DJ and promoter of various Dublin nights including Discotekken, Telephones, The RnB Club & The Pictures. Here are his top 10 tunes of his year. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Alexx A-Game – Braver (Swing Ting Smooth Edit) Alexx A-Game – Braver (Swing… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2017

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Photographer and member of The Dip DJ collective Cáit Fahey shares her top tracks of 2017. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Bong Gozling – Between The Slippage Some murky acid thundering it’s way to you from Berlin via Longford. This record technically came out late in 2016 but I had… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2017

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Graham Dolan is a veteran Galway DJ and he’s been a twice-weekly resident in the Roisin Dubh and Electric Garden & Theatre from the get go. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Leikeli47 – Miss Me This song reminds me more of peak-era Missy Elliott than any tune that Missy herself… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2017

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Eamon Harkin is one half of NYC’s renowned party Mister Saturday Night with Justin Carter. He plays the Emigrant Disco in Tengu on Friday night. Here, the Derryman shares his top 10. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Floorplan – Let The Church I’m including this track even though I played… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2017

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