Watch | Akora unveil their widescreen electro-soul sound on ‘Blakey’ live performance

Electro-soul outfit Akora have unveiled a special live performance of their track ‘Blakey’. Filmed and recorded live at the Meadow Studios, the one-shot take of Akora performing ‘Blakey’ is a powerful taster of group’s weighty live sound, most recently seen at their sold-out headliner in the Workman’s Club last Thursday night. Melding neo-soul, electro-pop, jazz…

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Review | Edel Meade – Blue Fantasia

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Blue Fantasia, the latest studio album from songwriter Edel Meade.  Blue Fantasia is a fine album. From the production to the songwriting, everything about Edel Meade new record feels like it’s in the right place, comfortably positioned with care. In many ways that may be what left me feeling slightly lukewarm to…

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Premiere | Sun Collective unveil ‘Tides’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Tides’, the first track to be taken from Sun Collective’s upcoming debut album. A song as deep as it is wide sonically, ‘Tides’ lies on a bedrock of shimmering textures that add an ethereal feel to the music of Sun Collective. With its twists and turns musically,…

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Down With Jazz 2017 line-up announced including Robocobra Quartet, Riona Sally Hartman & more

The line-up for Down With Jazz 2017 festival has been announced today including Riona Sally Hartman and Robocobra Quartet.  Set to take place at the Grand Social in Dublin on June 10th and 11th, Down with Jazz 2017 returns with sets from Riona Sally Hartman, Robocobra Quartet, Honor Heffernan, BigSpoon and more. See full line-up details below.…

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Premiere | Edel Meade returns with ‘Blue Fantasia’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the music video for ‘Blue Fantasia’ by songwriter Edel Meade. Taken from Meade’s forthcoming album of the same name, ‘Blue Fantasia’ is dark experimental piece that blends jazz and spoken word into one enchanting soundscape. A definite sonic shift for Edel Meade, the music, alongside the equally…

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Watch | BARQ’s visually striking video for ‘Bear’

BARQ have unveiled a striking new music video for the band’s most recent single, ‘Bear’. Cut to the quick-shifting beat and blended musical canvas that is BARQ’s sound, the video for ‘Bear’ takes on a stylized, almost off-kilter look that compliments the same vein of genre warping artistry that goes into the single itself. The…

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Down With Jazz 2016 | Zaska, Snowpoet & more join line-up

The line-up of artists set to play Down With Jazz 2016 has been confirmed with the inclusion of Zaska and Edel Meade.  The acts announced to play the Dublin city summer music festival this June are: ZASKA, Snowpoet, ReDiviDeR, Edel Meade “Tribute to the Lady”, Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man, Matthew Halpin’s Last Chance…

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Premiere | Strange Attractor release ‘I Got This Feeling (I’m Dead)

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the brand new single from Strange Attractor, ‘I Got This Feeling (I’m Dead)’. A unashamed pop song, ‘I Got This Feeling (I’m Dead)’ is a vibrant blend of soul, jazz and R&B sounds brought to life by Strange Attractor’s on point musicianship and booming brass section. Strange…

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The Mixed-Tape | Emma Lou – One Good Reason

In this latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Emma Lou’s single ‘One Good Reason’. A genre record with a real lived-in sound, Emma Lou’s ‘One Good Reason’ is a slinky slice of soul that slow-burns its way from verse to chorus. With a backing band…

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Interview | Rozi Plain – Q & A

Rozi Plain recently took the time to speak to TLMT about her upcoming Irish tour (including a date at the Workman’s Club on February 9th), songwriting, Pharoh Sanders and Russian Constructivism. As a songwriter, what is influencing you at the moment? Well, right this very moment we’re in a garage hoping the car is getting fixed…

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