The Blaze – Territory
I cannot get enough of this track at the moment and the video is incredible.
Tourist – Run
I love the evolution in this track and the hook is so simple, gets you right from the start.
Daithí – Aeroplane
Great track, great video. Irish producer at the top of his game.
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
A house party isn’t a house party without this song.
Jamie XX – Gosh
It’s just a total tune, don’t need to say much else about this one.
Hare Squead – Herside Story
Another fantastic Irish act, this track always puts a smile on my face.
Gloworm – Carry Me Home
Totally under apprecaited 90s gem.
Toby Kaar – Snapdragon
A third Irish one for your list. This guy is such a great producer with a fantastic energy live.
Bjork – Declare Independence
No chance I wouldn’t make everyone listen to this at some point in the night.
The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
Irish artist Elaine Mai has been crafting a reputation for atmospheric and melodic electronic music. She follows up the release of ‘Enniscrone’, the first track taken from her upcoming EP with the title track ‘The Colour of the Night’. A deeply personal track for Elaine, the song builds and builds until Elaine’s voice enters, offering salvation and respite from the introspective sound of what had proceeded. Elaine says ‘Over the last few years, I have encountered close personal grief for the first time and this track is about that experience. The melody and movement in the strings are a musical representation of the journey from sorrow and despair to acceptance and hope. Although the person you loved is gone, there is joy in their memory, solace in the time that was shared together and ‘The Colour of the Night’ captures that for me.’ Since the release of her last EP in 2014, Elaine has been expanding upon her previous critically acclaimed live performances, experimenting with her live show as well as her approach to song-writing and production. Another single and the release of her highly anticipated EP will follow after this release.
The Workman’s, Dublin // 5th May //
EP launch Roísin Dubh, Galway // 6th May //
EP launch Body and Soul festival, Westmeath // 23rd – 25th June