Everyone’s favourite “world music” politi-pop star is giving away a free MP3 download of his new single “Rainin’ in Paradize” from his Official Site. The song is an agitated siren-riddled political pop song more in the vein of Manu’s older stuff as Manu Negra but with a deceptive sheen of friendliness. Listen closer and you… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2007

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“Everyone has been bombarded with media. We’ve almost been forced to use it as an art form. It’s like anything. If people were handing out paint for free on the streets, I’m sure there would be a lot more painters right now.” Gregg Gillis – DJ (Girl Talk) I watched this insightful documentary last week… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2007

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I’ve mentioned 3 Voor 12 before but it really is one of the best places to legally listen before you buy. Loads of other albums there too including Bruce Springsteen Live in Dublin. http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/

Posted on June 18th, 2007

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Nice tune from Go! Team label-mate Andy Dragazis from the forthcoming 4th Blue States album First Steps Into… out on 2th August. The album promises to sound: “..rather lovely, filled with thermions, church bells, sumptuous strings and otherworldly vocals.” Blue States – Allies More songs @ Myspace

Posted on June 18th, 2007

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Looking forward to this a lot. Maximum Joy Club on Friday night are having Greg Caz from NYC over to to drop some Tropicalia / 70’s Brazilian Funk tunes. You may have heard Greg’s recent Baile Funk / Samba compilations. The Brazilian connection continues with Super Extra Bonus Party’s Brazilian MC Rodrigo who has come… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2007

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The weather may not suit this song as I type, but it will fit into your forthcoming summer compilations and maybe become as synonymous as partying with friends as much as your favourite LCD Soundsystem song. Which is lucky, because it is directly inspired by them. Jona (aka Yacht) explains: I heard someone saying that… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2007

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You may have heard that Flying Lotus is the latest addition to the Warp family. You may have heard his track “1983” used in the recent Modeselektor Boogy Bytes mix. You may also be aware that his great-aunt is the late truly great Alice Contrane, wife of John Coltrane and an equally seminal jazz musician… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2007

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Following the Garden Party, next weekend sees the arrival of Life Festival, the first three day music and camping festival in Ireland this summer. It’s held in Lough Cutra Castle in Gort, Co. Galway from this Friday the 15th to Sunday 17th June. Despite the overwhelming use of suspect hippie phrases (discovery, harmony, unity, ceremony)… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2007

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Phil Hartnoll of Orbital is playing with his new project, Long Range (accompanied by Propellerheads drummer Will White!), at Galway’s Life festival the weekend after next. Should be interesting judging from the snippets up on his myspace and the free download from his own site. His brother Paul Hartnoll already has his own album out,… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2007

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We featured some of Kid Sister’s kid brother’s music in our April podcast as Flosstradamus but now Chicago MC Kid Sister’s got dibs on the first release from Fools Gold Records (setup by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs). “Control” is a good introduction to her style of club rap with a delivery akin to a female… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2007

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Looking forward to this loads. It’ll be bubblin in Dublin with dubstep tonight! Crawdaddy – €16 – presented by Foggy Feet. With support from DJ Gary (Power FM) and T-Woc. Check out this short set of what to expect from the boy wonder – Skream. Plenty of bass that’s what! MP3 Skream – Dubstep Warz… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2007

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Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes reformed in 2006 and played their first shows ever outside of their native Brazil after 30 years. Now they are coming to Dublin, Vicar Street to be exact on the 26th of July. Tickets are €33.60 but will definitely be worth it. The history of the Tropicalia movement is one of… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2007

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From a free CD given away with Believer magazine comes this gem of a tune from Beirut’s Zach Condon. The downtempo electronic tones may surprise you if you’ve been enjoying his Balkan ways but Condon has delved into this kind of stuff before as The Real People (see I guess I’m floating for samples) when… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2007

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While we’re on the subject there’s a teasure trove of albums by quality electronic artists being released through Netlab which aims to be an audiovisual assault system, fueled by user submission through a Creative Commons License. 27 artists have contributed thus far. Here’s some of the highlights: The Schwarzenegger Series – releases inspired by Arnie… Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2007

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