Theophilus London & Solange Knowles
The super-hip New York rapper Theophilus hooks up with Beyoncé’s little sister and Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion for this downbeat but smooth night-time pop song. Listen at Nialler9..»
Eleventy Four – The Cake Song
Dublin-based quirky folk singer-songwriter Eleventy Four visited Sicily and discovered all the Sicilians ate was cake. So she wrote a song about it. Listen at Soundcloud..»
Chromeo & La Roux get in a hot mess
The 12” mix of Hot Mess, the latest single from ’80s-tinged electro Chromeo adds extra verses from Elly Jackson aka La Roux.
Cataloguing the incredulous, strange and once-off situations captured by Google Street View cameras while roaming the earth. http://9eyes.tumblr.com
All Day Samples
If you downloaded Girl Talk’s new mashup album All Day (as recommended last week), this site will tell you exactly what sample is playing at any point during the album. http://alldaysamples.com
There is no doubt that Irish music is in a fruitful age at the moment. The country’s musicians are producing massive amounts of high-quality music. No longer is it left up to a troop of unimaginative troubadours to serenade us gently into our twilight years. The country is teeming with innovative musicians performing in all genres ambient instrumentals, cutting-edge electronica, DIY hip-hop, adrenalin-soaked rock, folk, lo-fi indie and guitar pop.
The last time this country was in a recession, we were missing something called the internet. Musicians, whether they have a full-time job or not, now have the advantage of a completely independent path. Computer music software has made it easier than ever to make music and modern music technology on the web makes it easier to share that music with potential fans. There are a huge amount of Irish artists sharing their music online for free using services like Bandcamp and getting the word out via bloggers. Here are some of the most recent artists gaining attention. (more…)
Damn You Autocorrect
Because modern smartphones don’t always get things right, this site celebrates the confusion created by autocorrection in text message dictionaries. http://damnyouautocorrect.com
Recognising that Ikea furniture is ubiquitous, this site offers patterns and designs to distinguish yours from everyone else. http://www.thisismykea.com
Can You Draw The Internet?
A drawing project that pits the imagination of children who have grown up with the internet against the creative industry’s interpretations of same. http://www.canyoudrawtheinternet.com