Electronic festival Sónar have announced 40 new names for the Barcelona festival taking place in the city on June 15th to 17th, split into two locations, day and night.

New names announced include:

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Arca
  • DJ Shadow
  • Soulwax
  • AJ Tracey
  • Benji B
  • Carl Craig vs. Synthesizer Ensemble
  • Daphni and Hunee
  • Evian Christ
  • Jon Hopkins (DJ set)
  • Heidi
  • Little Dragon
  • Lunice
  • Marie Davidson
  • Nico Muhly
  • Optimo
  • Prins Thomas
  • Roosevelt
  • Seth Troxler & Tiga (6 hour set)
  • Vitalic

Previously announced artists include:

  • Justice
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Moderat
  • Eric Prydz
  • De La Soul
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • Nina Kraviz
  • The Black Madonna
  • Clams Casino
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Nosaj Thing
  • Forest Swords
  • Nadia Rose
  • MC Tommy Cash

Ticket info.

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night. My review of Airwaves is all here.


 Part one

New Order- Tutti Frutti
Vök – Waterfall
Augustus & John – There Goes My Train
Grimes – Realiti
Nao – Golden
Reykjavíkurdætur – Reykjavíkurdætur
Hundred Waters – Down From the Rafters (Huxley Remix)
Braids – Blondie
Banks – Better
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control

 Part two

Santigold – Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C)
The Fixx – One Thing Leads to Another
Sheer Mag – Fan The Flames
Shura – White Light
Hot Chip – Love Is The Future
Richard Egan- Never Seen You
Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
Slove – Le Danse
East of My Youth – Only Lover
Sophie – Nothing More to Say (Vox)
Grimes – Venus Fly feat. Janelle Monáe
Overcoats – Smaller Than My Mother
Saint Sister – Blood Moon

Cut Once – Playing With Fire
Para One – Girlhood
Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on November 13th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night. The second hour was a Halloween spesh:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Grimes – Flesh without Blood
  2. Jack Garratt – Breathe Life
  3. New Order – Tutti Frutti
  4. Chance The Rapper – Angels
  5. Mura Masa – Love for That (feat. Shura)
  6. Hælos – Pray
  7. Julio Bashmore  – Rhythm Of Auld (feat. J’Danna)
  8. Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing
  9. Hot Chip – Dancing in the Dark
  10. Elephant  – 14 Crows
  11. Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out
  12. Augustus & John – Ombre

 Part two – Halloween Special

  1. Mica Levi – Love
  2. Symmetry – Blood Sport
  3. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush
  4. John Carpenter – Night
  5. The Knife – The Captain
  6. Disasterpeace – Title
  7. Arca – Held Apart
  8. Burial – In McDonalds
  9. Visionist & Fatima Al Qadiri – The Call
  10. Zomby – Bloom
  11. Jamie xx –  Loud Places (Mike Simonetti Dark Places Remix)
  12. Forrests –  Teeth
  13. Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
  14. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 30th, 2015

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I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will be buzzing too much with work and plans that I can’t relax. Music can help then.

Here’s a 3-hour Spotify playlist featuring music for such an occasion, for sleep-inducing, quiet times, for background noise, for night-marches into a deep consciousness or whatever you’re having your self.

It features music, ambient, atmospheric and minimal from Aphex Twin, M83, Brian Eno, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jon Hopkins, Ebauche, Burial, John Foxx, Julianna Barwick, Tangerine Dream, Air, Stars Of The Lid, Boards Of Canada, Harold Budd, Laraaji, Arca, Nils Frahm and more. It will be updated again in future so subscribe. In the meantime, press shuffle and drift off when appropriate.

Next up on the themed playlists? Halloween, Running, morning time or something else? Let me know.

Listen to the ambient playlist

Nialler9 on Spotify.

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Empress Of – How Do You Do It
  2. TPM  – All The Boys on The Dole
  3. Girls Names – Chrome Rose
  4. Erykah Badu – Hotline Bling
  5. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control (Radio Edit)
  6. Kisses – A Groove
  7. Katie Laffan – Ego
  8. Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi  – Shapeless
  9. Saint Sister – Blood Moon
  10. Sorcha Richardson – Petrol Station
  11. Mano Le Tough – Empty Early Years and the Seed
  12. Jamie xx SeeSaw –  (featuring Romy)

  Part two

  1. Conor Walsh –  The Front
  2. Låpsley – Burn
  3. John Grant – You & Him
  4. Sales – Renee
  5. Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
  6. Kelela – Rewind
  7. Leon Bridges – Better Man
  8. Owiny Sigoma Band  – I Made You / You Made Me
  9. Raury – Forbidden Knowledge (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
  10. Iglooghost – Gold Coat feat. Cuushe
  11. Wiley & Zomby – Step 2001
  12. Stormzy –  Shut Up
  13. Warriors Of The Dystotheque – Hashtag
  14. Oh Wonder – Landslide
  15. Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
  16. Majical Cloudz  – Downtown

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 16th, 2015

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These songs represent my favourite 10 tracks of the last week but there’s plenty more besides. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music and is updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Erykah Badu – ‘Hotline Bling But You Cain’t Use My Phone mix’
  2. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – ‘Lose Control’
  3. The Drink – ‘No Memory’
  4. Murlo – ‘Moodswung’
  5. Arca – ‘Soichira’
  6. Owensie – ‘Dramamine’
  7. Run The Jewels – ‘Rubbe Kings Theme’
  8. Raury – ‘Forbidden Knowledge’ ft. Big K.R.I.T.
  9. Ficci – ‘Lost’
  10. Iglooghost – ‘Gold Coat’ feat. Cuushe

Extended new music playlist:

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist. Updated weekly.

Spotify playlist

 

Posted on October 12th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  2. Neon Indian –  Annie
  3. Roots Manuva –  Don’t Breathe Out
  4. The Drink – No Memory
  5. ODESZA – Light (feat. Little Dragon)
  6. Owensie – Dramamine
  7. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
  8. Saint Sister –  Madrid
  9. Daughter – Doing the Right Thing
  10. #tbt: Chromeo – Hot Mess Ft Elly Jackson
  11. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Soulwax Remix)
  12. Evvol – Your Love

  Part two

  1. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
  2. Rejjie Snow –  Blakkstskn feat Rae Morris (prod. Kaytranada)
  3. Run The Jewels – Rubble Kings (Dynamite On The Street)
  4. Seven Davis Jr – Good Vibes feat. Julio Bashmore
  5. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive
  6. Floating Points – Nespole
  7. Murlo – Moodswung
  8. FKA twigs – Hide
  9. Kelela – Rewind
  10. Arca – Soichiro
  11. IYVES – Wilinout
  12. Ficci – lost
  13. New Order – Plastic
  14. Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 9th, 2015

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Kelela is releasing a deluxe vinyl version of her Cut 4 Me mixtape on Fade To Mind next month but the LA singer also has a new EP called Hallucinogen on the way too.

The EP was entirely produced by Arca who Kelela met “on a boat” in 2012. “We sought one another out across a dance floor and within five minutes agreed to meet each other as soon as possible to collaborate,” she says. “I had one song released to my name and had just heard one of his mixes, but we knew we’d found something in one another. We spent the next three days, 14 hours a day talking about our artistic visions and how it intersected with our personal lives, making songs that reflected that while dancing around the room to let it all out. ”

‘A Message’ is the slow-moving aquatic R&B opener, a song about “the despair that I was experiencing at the time,” says Kelela. To that end, the raw emotion is felt in the video, directed by Daniel Sannwald, in which Kelela cuts off her dreads. A debut album is also due this year.

Kelela is playing Forbidden Fruit too.

Posted on March 5th, 2015

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Yesterday, Björk announced her new album Vulnicura for a March release with a short handwritten note that announced the release with some small details including that two of the songs were co-written with the Venezuelan producer Arca and one by The Haxan Cloak alongside Arca.

The name John Flynn also appears as a cowrite on one of the tracks, which is cool and odd because Mr Flynn is a little-known Irish producer who operates under the name Spaces, who was formerly a part of Alphabet Set act Solen (who did a great Wu Tang / Autechre mix years back). He helped out with the album’s last track ‘Quicksand’.

Quite how the musician with a scant number of tracks and gigs ended up on the new Björk album isn’t quite clear but it was suggested to me by Kaboogie’s Sixfoot Apprentice that it may have come about from the lady listening to Spaces‘ recent release on Bleep which has ties to Warp Records of course.

Either way, that’s a cool and random Irish music related bit of trivia.

6 songs written by björk, 2 songs co-written with arca, 1 with john flynn
string arrangements by björk
6 songs produced by björk & arca, 1 by björk & arca & the haxan cloak, 2 by björk
mixed by the haxan cloak except 2 songs mixed by the haxan cloak and chris elms
mastered by mandy parnell

Vulnicura Tracklist

1 ‘Stonemilker’
2 ‘Lionsong’
3 ‘History Of Touches’
4 ‘Black Lake’
5 ‘Family’
6 ‘Notget’
7 ‘Atom Dance’
8 ‘Mouth Mantra’
9 ‘Quicksand’

Here’s the recent Spaces EP:

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Posted on January 14th, 2015

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