State Mix: Cian Ó Cíobháin’s ‘A Fine Summer At Last’

June 19th, 2017 by

It is surely the completion of this, our fourth summer mix tape from Cian Ó Cíobháin, that heralded in the weather we’re having – Ireland as a Riviera paradise full of summer dresses, boys in their shorts and 99s. Wrap this annual treat around these long, warm sunny days. Play it from cars and apartments. Take it […]

Best of Frank Ocean’s Blonded Radio

March 23rd, 2017 by

Anything with Frank Ocean’s name attached to it is bound to generate a lot of noise whether it is the release of a record or opinions shared about award shows. Following the overwhelming success of Blonde, Ocean continues to be a fore figure in defining his generation’s musical sensibility. He has been given a new medium, […]

Sinéad Meaney – GASH Collective Special

September 29th, 2016 by

Returning for her second mix for State, Sinéad Meaney (audiovisual artist, DJ, creative producer, legend, etc.) has come equipped with a mini-session of bangers ahead of this weekend’s GASH Collective party – a platform for women involved in left-field electronica in Ireland to host an all female line-up, continuing to fight the good fight for women everywhere through […]

The Night Institute (Timmy Stewart/Jordan)

June 2nd, 2016 by

As we’d mentioned a few days ago, we’ve been spoiled for guest mixes lately. That remains true as two of Belfast’s finest producers and DJs, Timmy Stewart and Jordan of Extended Play and The Night Institute, cut us this special hour long slice of techno and house ahead of the second incarnation of AVA Festival, which […]

Sinéad Meaney – Open Ear special

June 1st, 2016 by

We’ve been a bit spoiled for mixes lately at State. Our last came courtesy of none other that eclectically minded turntable botherer t-woc, and our latest is similar in stature, in that it’s been lovingly put together by a fellow Open Ear festival artist; Sinéad Meaney, an audiovisual artist, DJ and creative producer from Dublin, Ireland, […]


May 11th, 2016 by

One of the finest producers and selectors in Ireland, Mick ‘t-woc’ Donohoe kindly cut us this eclectic mix ahead of the release of his debut LP As Sentinelas on Rudimentary Records this summer, as well as a rake of unmissable festival appearances, including a stop at Open Ear on June 3-5. Known to blur the […]

Toby Kaar

March 9th, 2016 by

Ahead of the release of his debut Gumbrielle EP, which is out on March 18th via music/is/for/losers, Toby Kaar kindly took the time to do up this electric, eclectic, 46 minute mix for State. Ranging from electronica in its purest forms, to heavy-beat, electro and beyond, the mix not only portrays Kaar as an adept selector, but […]


November 23rd, 2015 by

In advance of U2’s Dublin residency this week, State’s longest serving U2 fan Simon Roche (he wore the headband at Croke Park on 28 June 1987) has created a playlist of his favourite oft-underrated and rare U2 songs.


July 3rd, 2015 by

This week, keeping in line with the rotational nature of the feature, we’re bringing you the best new releases from the realm of electronica (and a classic that we’ve been digging again as of late).  Seeing as how it’s a Friday too, we’d like to help you get into the weekend spirit, so there’s a […]

Hip Hop

June 26th, 2015 by

In the first of a new-fangled, genre-rotating feature here at State, we’re bringing you the finest selection of tracks to get your weekend off on the right foot. In time we’ll have indie, rock, electronica and everything in between but first up is Ross Logan’s selection of some of the finest new hip hop releases, […]

State’s Mixtape # 26 – Cian Ó Cíobháin’s ‘Summer on Venus’

June 24th, 2015 by

We here at State could not be happier to introduce what is now a series. Cian Ó Cíobháin, the captain of the good ship An Taobh Tuathail, celebrates 16 years of the hugely progressive radio show on Raidio na Gaeltachta this year and has produced a midsummer mixtape especially for State to rival, if not surpass, last year’s […]

Not Your Girlfriend

March 19th, 2013 by

Having been a welcome, intriguing new addition to the Galway live music/clubbing scene in the last few months, the Not Your Girlfriend club night is now expanding with a Dublin launch at the Twisted Pepper on Easter Sunday. Organisers Sarah O’Neill and Olan Stephens have taken an interactive, ‘guerrilla’ approach to their NYG nights while […]

State’s Merry Mixmas

December 22nd, 2011 by

Christmas cheer is spreading through the State Office and we’d like to share a little with you. Here we have this year’s Christmas compilation. It’s a collection old and new, contemporary and revamped classics, to sway to over the festive period – there’s also last year’s doozy streaming too. So if you’re done with Shakey, […]

State Mix #37 – Baxter Beez

November 7th, 2011 by

Our latest mix comes from French producer Baxter Beez who specialises in electro and tropical-house and has found himself in Dublin for the next month so is available for gigs until December. Beez takes influence from the likes of Sinden, Hervé, Diplo, Foamo and labels like Trouble & Bass, MAN recordings and Wearhouse records. His […]