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JWY - Top 10 Picks Of The Year

Founder of Foxgluv, JWY, shares her top ten picks of 2023. The Dublin based DJ was key to big nights out this year for Rathaus, Ar Ais Arís, and Honeypot Club, as well as playing support for artists such as Bakey, Conducta, and DJ Priya. She aims to bring unity through her platform by highlighting female, non-binary, and trans creatives and through her picks, you'll see her wide range of musical interests!

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Bonus Mentions:

Rory Sweeney has absolutely been killing it for years now!! Some of the releases I loved this year were BISMILLAH! by E THE ARTIST which was produced by Rory Sweeney (listen here), the Ultrapollen remix of Needy by Rory Sweeney ft. Kayleight Noble (listen here), and much more! Special shout out to khloë maddisynn for dropping her debut single, cinderella's gone (prod. jonah bru). Such a Bop!!

Cover photo creds to Cian Bolger.


1. Prozak - Romantic Donk

1. Prozak - Romantic Donk

Absolutely fell in love with song. A must listen to. PROZAK CONTINUES TO SMASH IT!

More here: https://prozak.bandcamp.com/

2. ??????? - Wannabe

2. ??????? - Wannabe

Your daily dose of medicine prescribed by the doctor for you IYKYK

3. Ozwald - Degrees Of Freedom

3. Ozwald - Degrees Of Freedom

Hit after hit after hit. I love me some drums so this EP was heaven. Huge fan!

More here: https://ozwald.bandcamp.com/album/degrees-of-freedom

4. SAOR EP by Lúnasa

4. SAOR EP by Lúnasa

Amazing EP debut that incorporates the kinda drums I adore for a great cause (transharm reduction).

More here: https://lunasa-wav.bandcamp.com/album/saor-ep

5. Ethereal Skies - Aerga VOL 01

5. Ethereal Skies - Aerga VOL 01

Aerga aka "the air or the ether" (as Gaeilge) comes in the form of a huge VA compilation featuring twenty one artists presenting avant-garde and genre bending electronic music.

As best described by the talented creaters of the label, Ethereal Skies, this release is a "A sonic journey that defies genre boundaries, contrasts the newskool with the old skool, and presents the dysfunctional possibilities of electronic music".

More here: https://etherealxxskies.bandcamp.com/album/aerga-vol-01

6. Ylroy - 'Three Flowers For My Beloved'

6. Ylroy - 'Three Flowers For My Beloved'

4 songs that explore the themes off identity, loss, and love.

Simply beautiful is all I can say. This is also for a good cause as the proceeds went to Palestine.

More here: https://ylroy.bandcamp.com/album/three-flowers-for-my-beloved

7. WZY3.5 - woozy

7. WZY3.5 - woozy

10 absolute bangers from 10 legends across the globe brought together by local legend Ema. Good to mention too that the proceeds went to MAP - Medical Aid for Palestinians.

More here: https://woozydublin.bandcamp.com/album/wzy35

8. Bless Interior Heart Awash With Flames - Ghost Residue

8. Bless Interior Heart Awash With Flames - Ghost Residue

The 33 minute track from Dublin producer, Lighght, is a cinematic masterpiece for the ears.

More here: https://lighghtmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-residue

9. Reasons To Dance - SUNROOM001

9. Reasons To Dance - SUNROOM001

It's a 8 tracker V/A setting in a place of sonic intentions going forward, a meeting point of rhythmic weirdness and uplifting sound design. Absolute tunneesss by local heavy hitters. All proceeds will be donated to UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) in aid to support the ongoing Palestine conflict.

More here: https://reasonstodancelabel.bandcamp.com/album/sunroom001

10. D*mp - dumping ground vol.1

10. D*mp - dumping ground vol.1

Love the pureness of this album which features a lot of Irish talent including Saoirse Miller, Téga, Lonely Chap, Ahmed, With Love., and Paul Gabriel Banks.

More here: https://open.spotify.com/album/3A8ZS8O740wnywIFX6LaYc