Colm K is a producer out of Cork who has been at it a long time. He was in the Red Bull Music Academy way back in 2004 and since, he’s been crafting releases that cross the genres of funk, soul and jazz with a American West Coast vibe. The Corkman’s newest EP has four tracks of summer soul, jazz and electronic funk. ‘The Attic’ features light synths and a bumping rhythm and pays homage to Cloud 9’s house track ‘Do You Want Me’, ‘Space’ works that West Coast boogie while the middle tracks leave the biggest impression. ‘Nothing’ uses brass tones, bright guitar, vocal samples and synthesizer bleeps to conjur up the sunshine while ‘Good Friday’ is like a digitised version of a piano funk jam. Colm K’s The Love EP is out on 12″ and digital through Bastard Jazz. The artwork is by Choice Cuts/Practice & Theory‘s Donal Thorton.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.