The story of Diffusion Lab – The indie label that could, and is, taking over Irish music

The music industry has had a tough year. From the slow death of SoundCloud to the accusations of number-manipulation on the part of Tidal; from Spotify creating fake artists and placing them in popular playlists in order to lower their own expenditure, to rape allegations from Nelly and of course, R. Kelly’s sex slaves. By…

Interview: Stevie G

Over the past five years, hip-hop has taken huge strides towards becoming the defining genre of youth worldwide. In Ireland especially, hip-hop has gone from becoming an outcasts choice to being played in clubs across the country every night, and to having people rapping along flawlessly to tracks from some of the worlds better known…

Interview: Ellen Desmond of Monstrous Regiment

Ellen Desmond is a UCC BA English and Psychology graduate, and former Editor-in-Chief of (the award-winning) Motley Magazine. After completing a publishing masters in Edinburgh Napier University, she started a publishing collective called ‘Monstrous Regiment’ with fellow publishing student, Lauren Nickodemus. Their first project is an anthology of essays & personal stories about bisexuality called…

Interview: Beoga

Over the past ten, fifteen, even twenty years traditional Irish music has been on a steady decline. There was once a time when Irish music dominated the radio, musicians could make a good living off it and were well known across the country, and people were interested in it. People were experimenting with traditional instruments…

Express Interviews: Ellen Murray

Ellen Murray is a 23 year old trans woman from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the founder and current chairperson of GenderJam NI, a trans youth charity, and she is the Youth Support Coordinator for SAIL, a trans family support organisation in the region. She specialises in healthcare and education advocacy, and is involved in…