• Electric Picnic 2014 @ Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois

    With a sickeningly diverse lineup of local and international acts, both old and new, spanning more or less every genre under the glistening sun, Electric Picnic 2014 is the hottest ticket of the Irish summer, and upon exploration of the festival site (it would be unjust to ignore Electric Picnic’s attention to detail) there’s the essential Body & Soul zone, functioning as the hippie commune area of the site – the music and arts festival is, after all, the bedrock of the hippie dream – and the Trailer Park, which offers corn dogs, some cover bands and an assortment of…

  • Watch: 12 Years of DFA

    The very first in a series of music by Red Bull Music Academy, 12 Years Of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be looks back at the last decade and a bit of one of the most iconic record labels of our age, New York City’s DFA Records. Featuring appearances from the likes of The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Sinkane, Shit Robot, YACHT and – yes – LCD Soundsystem and James Murphy, the thirteen-minute mini-documentary is narrated by Marc Mahon and directed by Max Joseph. Watch 12 Years of DFA via Vimeo below.