Dublin-based freestyle rapper Craig Cooney is dropping a brand new track on July 17th titled “Young Forever”, and we have the inside scoop. Recorded in Windmill Lane Studios by engineer and producer Cormac Kavanagh, “Young Forever” finds Craig reminiscing and reflecting on his childhood. A laid-back track, its mellow beat and catchy chorus create nostalgic vibes. If the beat wasn’t enough, a choir of youths … Continue reading Craig Cooney: Young Forever
I make no qualms about it, I know nothing about rap. I don’t really seek it out either. However, that doesn’t mean that the odd artist or album doesn’t squeeze into my weekly listen (Kevin Federline, Dee Dee King)… This week it’s RUNOFFBROKE. The Dublin native recently returned from two years in Berlin where he recorded and performed extensively. So far this year he’s been … Continue reading Time to catch up with RUNOFFBROKE?
There are many joys to reviewing music. I get to listen to and share music I feel is worth sharing, I go to a heap of gigs, and from time to time I’m sent interesting new music from up-and-coming artists. NITEFISH are the latest act to send their sound my way, and I have to say, I wasn’t expecting this. “Moneyf*ck”, their new single, combines … Continue reading NITEFISH: Moneyf*ck
‘ye’ is the latest release from Kanye West. I didn’t have much interest in his last two records but I do like this one. Sure, it’s still West calling himself a “superhero” but he also discusses drugs and his mental health issues. All to the sound of his often brash, often rough beats. ‘ye’debuted at No.1 in the US and you’ve probably heard the single … Continue reading Kanye West-ye
Alright. I might be inviting ridicule for this one but whatever. I listened through A$AP Rocky’s latest record, ‘Testing’ on the 25th, when it came out, and I’m finding it hard to understand. It’s his third studio record and to date, his most audacious. However, being bold doesn’t always work. For the record, I loved ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ and I thought ‘At. Long. Last. A$AP‘ … Continue reading A$AP Rocky-Testing
Every now and then an artist or group gets in touch with me on the ole Social Media to check out their music! It’s very rare but it’s cool when they do because it gives me a chance to hear new music and ask them a few questions. These artists are usually Irish, but not the one I want to talk about today. I’m also … Continue reading Eye-C-E.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late‘ is the fourth mixtape by Drake. We all know who Drake is in 2017 but it was this record that brought him to my attention in 2015. I hadn’t been a fan of his previous records apart from a few tracks, but when I heard ‘Energy’, the second single released from ‘If You’re…’ I started to take him … Continue reading Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Possibly my favourite track from Logic’s debut ‘Under Pressure’. A well told story of violence, drugs and everyday struggles in his neighborhood, done in a flow only he can do. Check it out. Continue reading TOTW – Logic – Gang Related
‘Currents‘ is the third album by Tame Impala and the first record of their’s that I bought. I picked it up in HMV because I thought the cover looked cool and then the cashier started raving on about them. I then found out how highly rated they are and that they were already pretty big. Also, with this record, Kevin Parker pretty much did the … Continue reading Tame Impala- Currents
‘Santogold‘ is the debut album released by Santigold. It came out in 2008 and was preceded by the single ‘Creator’. She was know as Santogold at the time but changed her stage name slightly since. A whole bunch of producers were part of the creation of the album, but Diplo is the only one I recognise. The album itself spans several genres including hip-hop, pop, … Continue reading Santogold – Santogold