One of Ireland's top electronic producers, Elaine Mai has just announced that her much-anticipated debut album Home will be released on Friday the 8th of October.

Collaboration is a strong strand running through Elaine’s album, with vocalists like MayKay, Ailbhe Reddy, Sinéad White and Loah all featuring on Home.

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Elaine’s latest single Go Slow, featuring Sinéad White on vocals, is out now - on Saturday 18th September, she performs at the Mother Summer Block Party in Collins Barracks, Dublin.

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We asked Elaine for her choice cultural picks...

FILM

Another Round. This was my wife’s first trip back to the cinema in over a year and a half, and it was a great re-introduction. We both loved it.

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MUSIC

Woman on the Internet by Orla Gartland. An excellent first album from an incredible artist.

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BOOK

Calypso by David Sedaris. I listened to the audiobook of this which I highly recommend because David narrates - it made me laugh out loud many times.

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THEATRE

Our last visit to the theatre was to see A Christmas Carol in The Gate, right at the end of 2019. The staging was so beautiful and the show was really immersive, with the cast moving through the crowd.

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TV

The White Lotus. I love a good mini-series and this is a fantastic one. Excellent cast and you can’t stop watching once you’ve started.

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GIG

We have tickets for Bicep who I absolutely adore. We’re waiting on rescheduled dates, but that one will be a cracker.

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ART

Grayson Perry. I got into his show Grayson’s Art Club through lockdown and it was such a joy. If you’re looking for an uplifting show this is a brilliant watch.

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PODCAST

Finding Q: My Journey into QAnon. I’m just getting into this one, but it’s a brilliant listen so far.

TECH

Smash hit. An oldie but a goodie. A mobile game with a therapeutic side and beautiful sound design.

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THE NEXT BIG THING...

Check out Ireland Music Week in October. Some of the best up and coming artists this country has to offer.

Go Slow by Elaine Mai (feat. Sinéad White) is out now - find out more here.

Pic: Ruth Medjber