BELIEVING single launch! Out digitally May 10th
A night of neo soul and hip hop from two of Dublin's finest live acts, followed by groove specialist vinyl DJs
Danny G & the Major 7ths
Following up from the acclaimed 2014 debut album Love Joints, 2019 will see the release of 'The Lookout' - a collection of songs featuring the cream of Irish soul musicians and several wonderful guest vocalists. First single 'Say When' has been on rotation since it's release in late 2018 - RTÉ recommended playlist, Radio Nova, Today FM, WLR, KCLR 96FM, Flirt FM, 8 Radio, Dublin City FM, RTÉ Pulse, Raidió na Life etc. 'Believing' is due for release May 10th.
Shy Mascot are a Dublin based quintet that combines funk, jazz, and hip-hop styles to create a uniquely provocative sound.
Drawing influence from artists such as The Fugees, Weather Report, and Lianne LaHavas Shy Mascot’s music lives in a realm where complex jazz harmony, free flowing melody and interlocking grooves meet. Varying between boisterous, fast-paced songs to minimalist, spaced-out jams, the band has performed at a range of venues around Ireland. From the intimate setting of the curated sofa sessions in Kilkenny to the rowdy, rain-soaked grounds of Knockanstockan, Shy Mascot are notorious for their ability to impress audiences in any setting.
The rhythm section, led by Keith Tobin, act as a dynamic improvisational trio, and lay the perfect foundation for both Jamel’s fast-paced, hypnotic rhymes, and Fiadh Rua Gregg’s soulful vocals. The end result is an versatile quintet that weaves between melodious, ethereal spaces, and deep, filthy grooves.
"(Jamel) Franklin confounds the MC stereo-type - bashful rather than boastful -but that just makes this elision of rap and electric jazz all the more engaging." - Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times
"A melding of rap and jazz that combines the murky, spare grooves of Wu-Tang Clan with the invention and harmony of fusion." - All About Jazz
We Three Kings
WE THREE KINGS is a trio of vinyl selectors made up of Hipdrop Records co-founder, Keith Fennell aka KEEF MOVIN’, 70’s Funk & Soul specialist and South American connoisseur, James Keating aka KEY TING and Yacht Rock enthusiast and the hip-hop/funk scene’s premier beat man, Dennis Cassidy aka D.CASS
Dublins newest music venue,open in September 2017. A hub for independent musicians and artists and a place to call home for all. And run by Abner Brown !