In a bid to encourage myself to run more regularly, I’ve been focusing more on the soundtrack to my fitness while running.

So in effort to increase the commitment, here’s the start of a new Spotify playlist series, the Running Mix.

It’ll be updated monthly (or as often as possible). It’ll feature music that is electronic and disco-based, music I find suitable for a run.

The updtated edition features tracks from Midland, Black Madonna, Juan Maclean, I Am The Cosmos, Romare, Tuff City Kids and more

Let me know if it works for you!

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See all the special Spotify mixes in one place.

Posted on January 11th, 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:

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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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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Influential producer and musician Arthur Baker has worked with Afrika Bambaataa, Hall & Oates and New Order, has returned to music with Slam Dunk’d, a classic disco project made in the modern era.

The song ‘No Price’ was originally made in 1979 but the label due to release it went bankrupt and the multitracks for the song was lost. Baker found it three decades later in an archive of tape reels in a New Jersey storage unit.

So he asked AL-P of MSTRKFT to help turn the song into a finished cut and they added Dave 1 of Chromeo on vocals. The result is a strutting string-laden synth-disco stomper.

There’ll be more Slam Dunk’d music and live shows in the coming months.

Posted on July 21st, 2014

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Chromeo’s White Women is certainly one of my most anticipated albums of 2014. We’ve already heard two killer tracks from it – ‘Sexy Socialite’ and ‘Over My Shoulder’ and the Canadian electro funkateers have also promised collabs with Ezra Koening, Solange, Pat Mahoney and Mtume’s Tawatha Agee.

You can hear Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi on the vocals for ‘Come Alive’, an ’80s electro jam true to the duo’s style.

Posted on January 6th, 2014

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Artwork by Fatti Burke.

20 remixes or edits from my year that made it into my DJ playlists and got the most regular play: from bangers to disco edits to floorfillers and wamp wamp rap remixes.

  1. Letherette – ‘D& T’ (Dorian Concept remix)
  2. Bondax – ‘Giving It All’ (Joe Goddard remix)
  3. ASAP Ferg – ‘Shabba REMIX’ (feat. Shabba Ranks, Migos & Busta Rhymes)
  4. Bande Apartment – ‘Lubricating Rita’
  5. HAIM – ‘Don’t Save Me’ (Cyril Hahn remix)
  6. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel’ (Classixx remix)
  7. White Collar Boy – ‘SUUU’ (Frank B remix)
  8. Janet Jackson – ‘If’ (Kaytranada Remix)
  9. FaltyDL – ‘She Sleeps’ (Martyn remix)
  10. Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip remix)
  11. Phoenix -‘ Trying To Be Cool’ (Breakbot remix)
  12. Liza Flume – ‘Poison’ (Daithi remix)
  13. Rhye – ‘Open’ (Maurice Fulton Alt mix)
  14. Mano Le Tough – ‘Please’ (New Jackson remix)
  15. Grimes –  ‘Skin’ (Four Tet remix)
  16. Ciara – ‘Got Me Good’ (Monto remix)
  17. Donna Summer – ‘Love Is In Control’ (Chromeo & Oliver remix)
  18. Hot Chip – ‘How Do You Do’ (Todd Terje remix)
  19. Blackstreet – ‘No Diggity’ (Bondax edit)
  20. Classixx – ‘Fortunate Star’ (Madonna Remake)

Posted on December 18th, 2013

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Chromeo dropped into Boiler Room’s New York wing for a fun hour set of electro dance-funk back in September. The set kicks off with a dance mix of ZZ Top’s – Legs, their recent remix of Donna Summer’s ‘Love Is In Control’, a Les Rythmes Digitales remix of A-Trak (who also gets involved with his brother’s Dave One’s set), Chromeo’s own ‘Over Your Shoulder’, a Todd Terry Prince rework, a Jim Burgess remix of Change’s ‘A Lover’s Holiday’, Zapp and Roger and more.

Free download via Soundcloud but it’s always fun to watch via Youtube.

Posted on November 11th, 2013

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We’ve already established that ‘Sexy Socialite’ is up there with Chromeo’s best work. For their Late Nite With Jimmy Fallon performance, they kicked it up a notch with a stonking funky talkbox-flaunting rendition with the help of Death From Above 1979’s Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler and a gospel choir. The only downside is Jimmy says the track is on iTunes now but only if you’re in North America. What a tune.

Posted on October 31st, 2013

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New songs you should hear this week…

I’ve decided to switch up the format here a bit so you get to read about about the tracks in question for some more context if wanted. I’m going to feature 10 of the tracks in that way and then post the playlist every week with bonus tracks worthy of your time (if you have more of it to give). So here are my top tracks of the week:

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Posted on October 25th, 2013

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“I could be your boyfriend and your counsellor because tonight might damage ya.” sings Chromeo’s Dave 1 on the cheeky ‘Sexy Socialite’, a track which at first tries on a disco-funk bassline before morphing into the kind of synth pulse that Chromeo became known for on their breakout album Fancy Footwork. There’s a lady (the sexy socialite) in question defending herself and some funk jamming outro that takes the track past six minutes. Never change Chromeo.

Their new album White Women also features Ezra Koening, Solange Pat Mahoney to singer Tawatha Agee of Mtume who sang ‘Juicy Fruit’. No release date yet.

Posted on October 23rd, 2013

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Every Friday, I’ll publish my new music picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine in print. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook.

FKA Twigs

There’s not that much genuinely provocative music out there these days despite what Gaga and Miley might think. But then FKA Twigs (formerly known as Twigs) might well be from another planet. The London-based singer’s music is amorphous, hypnotic and modern: R&B in GIF format. Literally in the case of the new video for ‘Papi Pacify’, which features a man putting his fingers inside her mouth as she sings. The act is ambiguously either violent or loving, it’s hard to tell. Her previous video for ‘Water Me’ found her with extra-terrestrially enlarged eyes and a captivating melody. Her new EP, titled just EP2, features production from Yeezus collaborator Arca. FKA Twigs makes brutally forward-facing music.


All picks this week →

Posted on September 20th, 2013

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Awesome. One of the most fun bands around, Chromeo debuted a trailer for their new album White Women album last week, now, with new song ‘Over Your Shoulder’ they want you to relax. The Hall And Oates-esque track spends its duration complementing its potential new lady friend: “It’s those little imperfections that mean beauty in my eyes / I want to be in the intersection of your thighs.”


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Posted on September 16th, 2013

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