Last October, former Halfset members Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell returned to music under the name Mount Alaska.

The duo have a long-standing friendship (having met each other the week McDonnell moved to Dublin in 1994) and Mount Alaska allows the pair to indulge in a fully electronic recording process using analogue synths and equipment.

‘Radius’ is Mount Alaska’s third such track a song that is dense in its production with digital drum hits, undercurrents of cloudy synth lines, stormy vocals and patches of melody lines. It’s like Burial crossed with Moderat.

The duo are planning on playing live very soon.

Posted on July 31st, 2017

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‘Inner City Life’ is a classic 1994 drum and bass track from Goldie, one of the defining dance records from the decade as featured on the Timeless album.

With Record Store Day coming tomorrow (what’s happening live in the shops around Ireland), the enigmatic producer has remixed the song especially for Record Store Day on a release by Goldie that features the originator rebuild his own track.

It’s on a limited run of 1,500 12” 180 GSM vinyl at participating RSD shops so look out for it.

Posted on April 21st, 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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Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.

Track list

  1. Mo Kolours – ‘Mike Black’
  2. Gary Low – ‘I Want You’
  3. Psychemagik – ‘What A Funky Night’ (edit)
  4. Chvrches – ‘Lies’ (Lxury remix)
  5. Kaytranada – ‘At All’
  6. Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’
  7. Isaiah Rashad – ‘Soliloquy’
  8. A$AP Mob – ‘Trillmatic’ feat. A$AP Nast and Method Man
  9. Tinashe – ‘Black Water’
  10. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Knight-Fare’ (Post-War dub)
  11. Mssingno – ‘XE2’
  12. Lorde – ‘Ribs’ (Ryan Hemsworth Let’s Have A Sleepover remix)
  13. Burial – ‘Rival Dealer’ (excerpt)
  14. Twigs – ‘Hide’
  15. Lapsley – ‘Station’

Direct MP3 Download: Nialler9 Podcast #45

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Posted on February 4th, 2014

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December was all about End of Year lists so there was still lots of music I didn’t feature on the site last month. Most of it, you’ll find below…

The 30 tracks:

  1. Tev’n  – ‘Callous Heart’
  2. Marika Hackman – ‘Cinnamon’
  3. Sunken  Foal – ‘As Hot As Fresh Milk’
  4. Chrystyne – ‘Time Is An Arrow’
  5. St. Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
  6. Flying Lotus – ‘Flotus’
  7. Burial – ‘Come Down To Us’
  8. Grimes x Four Tet – ‘Human Once Again’
  9. Warpaint – ‘Biggy’
  10. Run the Jewels – ‘Pew Pew’ (feat. Q-Bert)
  11. We Cut Corners – ‘Every Thief’
  12. Major Grave – ‘Keep On’
  13. Con Vos – ‘Coast’
  14. Laura  Groves – ‘Waterfall’
  15. Gardens & Villas – ‘Bullet Train
  16. Clu – ‘Jade’
  17. French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – ‘The Fire’
  18. Young Fathers – War’
  19. Njena Redd Foxx – ‘Needful Things’
  20. Py – ‘Swimming Slow’
  21. Lorde –  ‘Ribs’ (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
  22. No Monster Club – ‘Damn The Weather’
  23. Bondax – ‘Fires’ feat. Josh Record
  24. Burial – ‘Endorphin’ (Bodwan remix)
  25. Mmoths – ‘Untitled’
  26. Jape – ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’
  27. Niia – ‘Generation Blue’
  28. Graphics – ‘I Know You’re Ready’
  29. Rejjie Snow – ‘Nights Over Georgia’
  30. Disclosure – ‘January’ (Kayatranada remix)

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

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Yes, this is legit. Burial adds some atmosphere and a dark-shaded mood to Massive Attack’s previously unreleased ‘Four Walls’ at an epic-length of 12 minutes while on the yet unheard equally long B-side he re-dresses Heligoland favourite ‘Paradise Circus’. The limited to a 1000-only heavyweight vinyl with artwork designed by Robert Del Naja is already sold out since yesterday by the looks of things.

If copies do come available again at 10am, get the from The Vinyl Factory.

Download:Massive attack & Burial – ‘Four Walls’

Posted on October 11th, 2011

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Adult Swim are offering an 18-track free compilation of rare and unreleased tunes called Unclassified from the likes of Ikonika, Actress, Cooly G, Burial (not particularly rare), Babe Rainbow, Geoim, Untold, SBTRKT, Starkey, Boxcutter and more.

I quite like Starkey’s contribution:
Download: Starkey – Eris

Babe Rainbow’s song reminds me of Austra:

Download: Babe Rainbow – Give You Time (feat. Ashley Webber)

Download it.

Tracklisting

  1. “World On Mute” – Ikonika
  2. “Kerpow” – XXXY
  3. “Peaky” – Untold
  4. “Pure Bristle” – Geiom
  5. “Chrome” – Ginz
  6. “Running from the Demons” – Lukid
  7. “Knife & Gun” – Geeneus feat. Riko, Wiley and Breeze (Dusk & Blackdown 2step mix feat. Farrah)
  8. “Golddigger” – SBTRKT
  9. “Eris” – Starkey
  10. “Murder Plaza” – Actress
  11. “Hexagons” – Zomby
  12. “Ikopol” – Dauwd
  13. “Waiting For The Lights” – Boxcutter
  14. “Give You Time” – Babe Rainbow feat. Ashley Webber
  15. “Street Halo” – Burial
  16. “Just Inside” – Kode9
  17. “Blow Out the Candle” – Pinch
  18. “R U Listening” – Cooly G

Posted on September 28th, 2011

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Boxcutter

The last time I mentioned Jamie Woon on this site was a 2007 podcast where Burial had remixed his Appalachian folk song ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ into a superb remix.

This time around, Burial is involved again as Will Bevan provides a bed of ambience, choirs and bass for Jamie Woon’s soulful croon on ‘Night Air’. The 12″ will be must sought after.

Jamie Woon – ‘Night Air’

The B-side is the Ramadanman refix which is equally awesome.

Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)

Listen to Burial’s Wayfaring Stranger remix ..»

Posted on October 11th, 2010

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After some conversations with friends about dubstep recently, I thought I’d put up some tunes from last year to serve as a catchup/beginners guide to the genre and its surrounds. I’m by no means an expert but over the next two pages you’ll find my favourites from Burial, Zomby, Joker, Peverelist, Benga, Skream, Samiyam, Darkstar, 2000F, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kode 9, Guido and more.

Please put your own must-listens in the comments.

Burial (with Four Tet)

Enigmatic dubstepper Burial and electronic experimentaller Four Tet combined on a 12″ last year which had two tracks at 18 minutes in length total. ‘Moth’ was the standout track of the two (the other being ‘Wolf Cub’). Perfectly combining Four Tet’s ability to chop up percussion samples in inventive ways with Burial’s ability to produce some growling yet almost supernatural sub-bass. (more…)

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Posted on January 5th, 2010

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somerwhoI’m not even sure who I’m introducing here, such is the mystery (or lack of information, whichever sounds coolest) surrounding this band. Even their online PR person couldn’t give me any more than that. I can’t seem to find a Myspace either, bloody heathens.

What we do know:

1) Joe Goddard of Hot Chip remixed their debut tune.
2) That’s it.

I’m sure it’s not Burial though and some information will pop up soon. With regards to the debut song in question, it sounds like Jimmy Somerville has returned to save us all.

MP3: Silver Columns – Brow Beaten

Posted on October 13th, 2009

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