Since launching in 2016, Dublin Digital Radio has become one the most vital cornerstones for Ireland’s burgeoning underground music scenes.
With a wide array of shows, hosted in both Irish and English and covering a range of music from house, techno, d&b and electro to ambient, experimental, folk and beyond, the young station was voted Europe’s Best Online Radio Station in last year’s Mixcloud awards.
As well as championing homegrown DJs, producers and presenters, DDR has become a force for positive change in the capital, with its young community using the platform to amplify women’s voices in the arts as well as raising money for charity.
This Friday 19th April, the station will release a new compilation comprised of 11 tracks by artists affiliated with the station. As with a previous comp released last March, all money raised from sales will go to Dublin charity, Inner City Helping Homeless.
Featuring tracks from the likes of Blusher, TR One, Repeater, Natalia Beylis, Dowry and The Drifter, it’s a rich and varied collection that showcases just some the myriad styles at play in Ireland’s underground.
Below, you can hear Fio Fa’s lush house cut ‘Dance With Me’. As co-founder of the marvellous Pear label, Fio Fa has been knocking it out of the park lately and this new track proves no different. Buoyant percussion and glimmering melodies make this festival sunset ready gem. Expect to be hearing it all summer.
Pre-order ddr. Compilation 02 here.
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