Last year, Future Islands rapped with Madlib on the stonking track ‘Trouble Knows Me’, while Canadian jazzy hip-hop instrumentalists BadBadNotGood did a band reinterpretation of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You’) and made an album with Ghostface Killah that was in my top 10 of 2015. That collaborative streak strikes here on ‘Time Moves Slow’, the first… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2016

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Sampha likes to take his time huh? In the five years he’s been making music in the public, first with SBTRKT and later on his own, there’s been a slow release of tunes. His last solo material was ‘Too Much’/’Happens’ in 2013 but in the meantime, he’s featured on songs from Kanye West, Drake and… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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Dublin R&B singer AikJ is a name that has increasing in visibility of late. AikJ makes soulful R&B pop productions when he’s not in college training as a computer scientist. New single ‘Suite Life’ has a sunshine pop feel to it, perfect for the start of May. It applies a disco sheen to some laidback… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2016

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aboveDat is a new project brought to you by two of Cork’s brightest music talents – OG Stevie G, DJ, vinyl lover and radio presenter with REDFM and his younger Ian Ring, producer with Young Wonder. Last year, Stevie got into the releasing game on his Soul Jamz label with a track worked on by… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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Emma Garnett makes music under the name Feather, sometimes with friends Ben Bix and RiZA and sometimes with her sister Loah. On ‘Like No Other’, the Sierra Leonean Garnett introduces her Feather vibe from a forthcoming solo EP due in the summer. That sound is Afro neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop funk, played by an able… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2016

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Kaytranada has linked up with man of the moment Anderson Paak on a new track from his forthcoming debut album 99.9%. Paak is having some year. From his album of 2016 contender to vocal contributions to tracks from Snakehips, TokiMonsta and NxWorries, he’s killing it. His smoked tones are perfectly suited to Kaytranada’s bumping productions… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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BARQ are a new Dublin band making Alt R&B music or “Agrosoul” as they describe it and fronted by the familiar face of Jess Kav, who in the last few years has sung with Kodaline, Jape, Hozier and appeared on Lethal Dialect’s 1988. Not to mention fronted bands Tongue In Chic and Gin’n’Juice too. Kav… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

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It’s been a term of regrouping for Come On Live Long in the past year or so since the album cycle of Everything Fall felt complete. As a group of people, they’ve moved to different countries, and experienced major life events and as musicians, they’ve explored some once-off projects and tracks like ‘Trough’. Robert Ardiff… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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Yes, Seal. ‘Kiss From A Rose’ Seal (and ‘Killer’), joined rising R&B singer Gallant for a rendition of his song ‘Weight In Gold’. So much emotion. It’s a part of Gallant”s In A Room series. The first episode was a collab with Sufjan. This version of the song has been added to the Nialler9 New… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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If you were paying attention to featured guests and collaborators on rap albums in 2015, the name Anderson .Paak was one that appeared on a few albums – Dr. Dre’s Compton, The Game’s The Documentary 2.5, Busdriver’s Thumbs and his joint effort with Knxwledge as NxWorries for Stones Throw. 2016 is the year that Paak,… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2016

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Katy B has a new album called Honey coming described as “a love letter to Katy’s natural home – the global club underground.” This is who is on it: 1. Katy B x KAYTRANADA — Honey 2. Katy B x Major Lazer x Craig David — Who Am I 3. Katy B x Wilkinson x… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2016

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The 20 year-old English producer Sunil Heera aka XO introduces himself with a sweet headnodding beat that ushers in some piano stabs and the soulful voice of Sydney James Chatburn on ‘Divine Disaster’. The song develops an Kaytranada R&B beat style swing and things continue to seep in from there, sounding like a popper bouncier… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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The new Belgian artist Tsar B released her first track ‘Escalate’ late last year. The song’s chopped and screwed atmospheric electronic style has an Middle Eastern influence with FKA Twigs-style scattered minimal pounding beats. Today, a video shot by Maximiliaan Dierickx in Lisbon accompanies the song. “The hunt of the dark creatures and the fearlessness… Read more »

Posted on January 7th, 2016

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TooFools are a new band from Dublin brought to you by Lorcan O’Dwyer and Steven McCann with the help of Michael Hopkins (in Planet Parade with McCann) and vocals from Remy Naidoo and Ciara O’Connor along with four other musicians: Cian Hanley on Drums, Kevin Corcoran on Keys, Andrew Lloyd on Synth/Guitar and Oisin Murtagh… Read more »

Posted on December 24th, 2015

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The big don behind the imaginative Discotekken parties (Xmas and NYE?), The R&B Club and one-half of the Telephones crew, DJ Papa Lou shares his favourite tracks of the year with us as part of the Best Of 2015 series. 1. Junglepussy – Pop For You Junglepussy was born Shayna McHayle on Halloween Night, 1991…. Read more »

Posted on December 10th, 2015

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