Loose Joints is new podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to people about the music they love: old and new. For our first episode, we are joined by DJ, artist and photographer Aidan Kelly.

We discuss what really goes on in the DFA house, the majesty and tragedy of Amy, the return of Jazz music, Aidan’s desire to have a cup of tea with Liz Fraser in Bewley’s, why Sally thought Talking Heads were a band for kids and why Paul Simon would make a great secondary school teacher. Some NSFW language in there too.

Download: Loose Joints Podcast #1: Aidan Kelly (100MB, 1hr 44mins)

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Tracklisting

  1. Emmanuelle – Italove (Niall)
  2. De La Soul – Trainwreck (Aidan)
  3. Yves Tumor – The Feeling When You Walk Away (Sally)
  4. Breakup song: Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game (Aidan)
  5. Breakup song: Bill Withers – Hope She’ll Be Happier With Him
  6. Anderson Paak. – Celebrate (Niall)
  7. A song that reminds you of good times: Sack – In Flight (Aidan)
  8. Lower Dens – Real Thing (Sally)
  9. Favourite song of the year: Plaid – Clock (Aidan)
  10. Favourite singer: Elizabeth Frazier – Mazzy Star – Pur (Aidan)
  11. Serpentwithfeet – four ethers
  12. An underappreciated song: Paul Simon – Late in the evening (Aidan)

Special thanks to Sean Corcoran for facilitating recording.

Posted on October 4th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from all the below along with Glass Animals, Skott, Chance The Rapper, Ardyn, Father John Misty and Hvmmingbyrd.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist.


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Mac Miller feat. Anderson Paak – ‘Dang!’

A summer breezy joint.

Anderson Paak appears to feature as a guest on one new song every few days. The dude is having a prolific year and also released the album of the year (Irish show please? I was sure a Picnic show was happening). On his latest feature, he sets the bumping airy tone on Mac Miller’s new track from new album The Divine Feminine (September 16). The album also features Kendrick Lamar, Cee-Lo, and Robert Glasper. A classy joint.


2.

Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Luke Abbott remix)

A strong remix on 12″ / download now.

Coming across like a lost Mariah track, Luke Abbott’s new remix of Todd Terje’s 2011 track has a summery stamp all over it.


3.

Massive Attack feat. Ghostpoet – ‘Come Near Me’

Massive Attack released three new songs via an iOs app this week but today, they posted two of those songs on Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes. Hope Sandoval anchors the dreamy trip-hop of ‘The Spoils’ but it’s Ghostpoet’s turn on ‘Come Near Me’ that fits the band’s dystopian downbeat tune.

The songs are the followup to Ritual Spirit which was helmed by Robert Del Naja. These songs were both written by Daddy G and collaborator Stew Jackson, proving that if you are clashing in creative endeavours just take charge of every second release, it seems to be working for the Bristol band for now.


4.

Badbadnotgood & Colin Stetson – ‘Confessions Part II’

A highlight from the Canadian jazz trio’s new album IV.

Badbadnotgood make jazz music that is made with a deeper knowledge of the modern music of hip-hop and electronica. But while those influences are felt on the album with collaborations with Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada and Samuel T. Herring, it’s the Arcade Fire-featured sax player Colin Stetson whose contribution to ‘Confessions Part II’ feels the most natural. Stetson’s reeds bring a nervous underbelly to a tune that seems to spiral out of control, in the way that Miles Davis’ experimental On The Corner feels like it’s falling off its tracks only to be nudged back into focus once more.


5.

De La Soul – ‘Royalty Capes’

A strong track from the rap legends

Still going strong after all these years, De La Soul have never made the kind of music that made people want to forget they’re still around plugging away. There’s always usually something to recommend. For their forthcoming and the Anonymous Nobody… album which was crowdfunded and features David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Usher, Little Dragon, Estelle, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz and Jill Scott, they’ve let us listen to a new song featuring Snoop Dogg, ‘Trainwreck’ and the funky ‘Action’.

‘Royalty Capes’ is another fine track, a brass-assisted jazzy big-beat hip-hop track that doesn’t look to the past in its execution.


6.

Doctr – ‘Tropique’

Sunshine danceable giddiness.

One of those tunes that only makes sense with loads of people around, Doctr’s ‘Tropique’ is pure sunshine giddy energy. The song is italo meets cosmic disco meets tropical house. It gets an official release on August 19th on Music For Dreams. You might hear this at Lumo’s all-day party tomorrow. Ok, you will.

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Posted on July 29th, 2016

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival takes place across Belfast from May 1st to 11th and some of the names lined up include:

De La Soul, Fuck Buttons, Wild Beasts, Shonen Knife, Rubberbandits, The Selecter, Tinariwen, Marc Mulcahy, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), The Third Policeman and the True Detective-theme song artists The Handsome Family.

Those are the early bird shows and there’s more to be announced so keep an eye out.

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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We’ve had the Ghostface Killah vs African Highlife mashup album. Now, it’s De La’s turn as they are paired up with Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti by Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway. Fela Soul is a very listenable 33 minute mix of mashups over 8-tracks.

Listen and download below:

Posted on October 3rd, 2011

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A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.

This week, I am giving away a pair tickets to Hyperdub’s Cooly G (pictured) courtesy of Ignored Playaz on Friday night. Email me to enter.

Top 3 gigs this week:

  1. Thurs 11th Nov: Gorillaz, Little Dragon, De La Soul @ The O2 (€59.80)
  2. Sat 13th Nov: Chilly Gonzales @ The Sugar Club (€19.85)
  3. Sat 13th Nov: Cap Pas Cap, Catscars, Meljoann @ The Workman’s Club (€10)

See the week’s full listings ..»

Posted on November 9th, 2010

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Someone has uploaded the whole BBC stream from Gorillaz’ Glasto performance on Friday night to Megaupload. At 97 minutes long, the set took in 17 songs with guest appearances from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown, Kano, Bashy, De La Soul, Mark E. Smith, Shaun Ryder, Lou Reed and of course, half of The Clash in the Gorillaz live band alongside Damon Albarn. Stellar. I can’t wait to see them at The O2 in September. Full set-list below. [Via]
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Posted on June 28th, 2010

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The ‘We Fight We Love’ Q-Tip remix is another hot rework after the recent ‘Renaissance Rap’ remix.

Q-Tip – We Fight We Love remix (zShare)

Tip rocked the house at The Button Factory a few weeks ago. If you’re digging this or Q-Tip and Tribe in general, definitely get the Q-Tip approved free download mixtape J.Period Presents… The Best of Q-Tip, a mammoth 49-track retrospective done right with new rhymes and versions of loadsa Abstract-related classics. The mixtape also features the same woman’s voice from the Midnight Marauders intros. Limited time only so get it.

Check out ‘Excursions’ as retold by De La Soul and ‘Buggin’ Out’ redone by Consequence and Kid Cudi.

Q-Tip – Excursions with De La Soul

Q-Tip – Buggin’ Out feat. Consequence and Kid Cudi

Photo from Voss.

Posted on March 26th, 2009

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