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We’ve been meaning to post the new Irish Steph release – so here it is – as you may well know we’ve following this French electro artist since we posted ‘Power’ and if you take the time to go back and listen, it still shines as a perfect example noisey French win.

Irish Steph – Power (EP Teaser) by Irish Steph

So now we come to his new release ‘Crush’ – it’s similar in its adventurousness; with an unusual blend of electro, glitch and……rap – yes. We said rap – we were as disappoint as you are, but it’s not all hoes and 40’s. Quite the opposite.

And when you hear what Eumig & Chinon do with their remix you’ll know it hasn’t stepped across that ill-fated line; it’s not too cheesey.

Crush (feat. Eleven) by Irish Steph

Next is ‘Just Maggie’ and for us is the meat in the musical sandwich – it’s another tip of the hat to Steph’s fascination with Ireland, and well, Irish music. We know it sounds like a poposterous idea. Irish folk music and Electro – it will never work. Well you’d be wrong, he makes it work.

On remix duties you have a plethora of up-and-coming whipper snapper’s. First is Eumig & Chinon – who, rumour has it, is involved in a ruse and is just the one person. Anyway, they, him or it, have done a quite a job on the remix, taking it into the Shook/Breakbot territory – always a good move for us.

Crush (feat. Eleven) [Eumig & Chinon Remix] by Irish Steph 

The other remixes come from NightBreaker; who takes it back to 2007, and does a splendid job – lookout for him. The Blister Boys go a similar route as Euming, but a more disco/electro tip. And to finish LBCK slice and dice and come up with something similar to a Feed Me way of thinking – for us it’s the dark horse of the bunch.

We’re not going to post all tracks….well because we’re not Earmilk. But it’s a very good EP and is worth a solid HBF Rating of 8/10.

Buy the release here: http://bit.ly/rssxzc

Irish Steph: http://listn.to/IrishSteph
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Grab a freebie from Boycom.

Irish Steph – Crush (feat. Eleven) [Boy Com’s ‘Soul To Fuck To’ Version] – Free Download by Irish Steph

Download here.


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.