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MathMan – “I want what I create now to have longevity” Read More

MathMan – “I want what I create now to have longevity”

MathMan is easily one of the most talent producers we have in Ireland. His recent collaborative project with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble was an insight to his prowess as a producer. The ensemble momentarily ditched their brass instruments in favor of beats and for good reason too. MathMan’s production is supremely crisp and while the influence from […]

A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope Read More

A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope

There is a point on “A Band On Hope”, the new album by front man Ill Literate and multi-instrumentalist producer Kristian Sharpe, that caused this writer to pause the music, take off the headphones, take a step back and think. This point occurs toward the end of the eighth track, “Russian Dolls” and it was […]

Sage Francis Interview Read More

Sage Francis Interview

Ireland’s own spoken word festival, Lingo Festival, kicks off next month from October 21st-23rd. One of the performers set to take to the stage in the Workman’s Club in Dublin is Sage Francis, owner of independent record label Strange Famous and a massive figure in the mixing of hip hop and spoken word. He’s fresh off […]

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, the Sugar Club Read More

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, the Sugar Club

Pete Rock and CL Smooth are probably one of the best representatives of hip hop’s golden age. They experienced massive success but were never were ones to glorify violence, as was quite popular at the time. They instead choose to let the music itself do the talking. Their previous creative differences have been left in […]

Watsky – x Infinity Read More

Watsky – x Infinity

Music and poetry have always been intertwined. From the likes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen putting such focus into their lyrics that they have even admitted they just put poetry to music, to Seamus Heaney publically praising Eminem. However, rarely has the link been as strong as it is in George Watsky, the American […]

Vince Staples – Prima Donna E.P Read More

Vince Staples – Prima Donna E.P

Vince Staples is a complex artist. His last two releases gave us a clear representation of his gang affiliation as a teenager and some of the harsh realities he had to live through. On Prima Donna, he does not dwell on the same subject matter as before. As the E.P title might suggest, a lot […]

Reading Festival 2016 Read More

Reading Festival 2016

For almost as long as we can all remember, there has been the Reading and Leeds Festival. Two different locations across England, the same acts on all different days but the same level of excitement and atmosphere throughout both. The festival has played host to some of the biggest rock bands in the world. The […]

Frank Ocean – Blonde Read More

Frank Ocean – Blonde

The wait for this Frank Ocean album was excruciating for many. He’s not exactly the type of artist to enjoy the spotlight, understandably, and for all we could have known at the time, he might not have been going to release anything. A week before the release of ‘Blonde’, he debuted his visual album ‘Endless’. […]

Live Reviews

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, the Sugar Club Read More

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, the Sugar Club

Pete Rock and CL Smooth are probably one of the best representatives of hip hop’s golden age. They experienced massive success but were never were ones to glorify violence, as was quite popular at the time. They instead choose to let the music itself do the talking. Their previous creative differences have been left in […]

Reading Festival 2016 Read More

Reading Festival 2016

For almost as long as we can all remember, there has been the Reading and Leeds Festival. Two different locations across England, the same acts on all different days but the same level of excitement and atmosphere throughout both. The festival has played host to some of the biggest rock bands in the world. The […]

Invisible Scratch Pickles – The Sugar Club Read More

Invisible Scratch Pickles – The Sugar Club

We don’t get too many international scratch DJs performing in Ireland. This meant that this weekend in The Sugar Club with the Invisible Scratch Pickles was a special occasion for many to bask in the glory of some of the best to ever do it. With a huge lineup of local talent on the bill […]

album Reviews

A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope Read More

A Band On Hope – A Band On Hope

There is a point on “A Band On Hope”, the new album by front man Ill Literate and multi-instrumentalist producer Kristian Sharpe, that caused this writer to pause the music, take off the headphones, take a step back and think. This point occurs toward the end of the eighth track, “Russian Dolls” and it was […]

Watsky – x Infinity Read More

Watsky – x Infinity

Music and poetry have always been intertwined. From the likes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen putting such focus into their lyrics that they have even admitted they just put poetry to music, to Seamus Heaney publically praising Eminem. However, rarely has the link been as strong as it is in George Watsky, the American […]

Vince Staples – Prima Donna E.P Read More

Vince Staples – Prima Donna E.P

Vince Staples is a complex artist. His last two releases gave us a clear representation of his gang affiliation as a teenager and some of the harsh realities he had to live through. On Prima Donna, he does not dwell on the same subject matter as before. As the E.P title might suggest, a lot […]

Interviews

MathMan – “I want what I create now to have longevity” Read More

MathMan – “I want what I create now to have longevity”

MathMan is easily one of the most talent producers we have in Ireland. His recent collaborative project with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble was an insight to his prowess as a producer. The ensemble momentarily ditched their brass instruments in favor of beats and for good reason too. MathMan’s production is supremely crisp and while the influence from […]

Sage Francis Interview Read More

Sage Francis Interview

Ireland’s own spoken word festival, Lingo Festival, kicks off next month from October 21st-23rd. One of the performers set to take to the stage in the Workman’s Club in Dublin is Sage Francis, owner of independent record label Strange Famous and a massive figure in the mixing of hip hop and spoken word. He’s fresh off […]

Jesse Heffernan Read More

Jesse Heffernan

Jesse Heffernan is a singer-songwriter from Dublin. He was once a part of hip hop group the Animators but in recent years has been exploring soul, blues and funk music with some very interesting results. We were lucky to get a chance to speak with Jesse about his previous music, working with ChoiceCuts and much […]