A 10-minute extended version of the song was released on 12″ but now there’s a video for the radio edit directed by Cherise Payne and conceived by Låpsley.
“The video Is inspired by an amazing night after my first ever Berlin show, when a group of friends took me out and introduced me to the city’s drag scene. That night’s stayed with me ever since and I wanted to pay homage and say thank you – this video’s as much for that scene as it is for me. Berlin’s also the city that first embraced Koze’s brilliant Operator edit so I wanted to return there to make the video, and try and create something that feels really timeless.”
DJ Koze’s version of the track beefs up the track’s club dynamics and stretches it out over 10 minutes of lush disco. Check out the extended disco remix of the track as aired on Annie Mac in a shorter forms. The official release is to come but it is a doozy.
Clams Casino – ‘All Nite’ feat. Vince Staples
The producer is back with a vengeance.
From his long-awaited debut album 32 Levels (July 15) which features a impressive guest list: Kelela, Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands), Joe Newman (alt-J), A$AP Rocky and Lil B. ‘All Nite’ has more bite than Clams’ entire clouded output prior to this.
Portishead – ‘SOS’
Portishead dedicate their bleak Abba ‘SOS’ cover to Jo Cox.
Portishead’s dystopian and brilliantly bleak cover of Abba’s ‘SOS’, from the soundtrack to the movie High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is a chilling soundtrack to the very real Brexit leave vote that’s happening in the UK today. The video ends with a quote from Jo Cox, the UK Labour politician killed last week. “We have far more in common than that which divides us,” it offers. On dark days like this, strangely, the ever-bleak Portishead attempt to offer some sludged hope.
Adultrock – Push And Pull
Adultrock’s Talabot-esque analogue dance cut is out now.
His debut EP on Bodytonic two years ago, found its way to the hands of Annie Mac, James Holden and John Talabot and this Friday, the label will release his second EP Push And Pull, three-tracks of melodic analogue electronic synth music with a chillwave haze and a dancefloor vision.
Lead track ‘Push And Pull’ is Elsted’s first vocal track with the refrain “How can you do it? How can you be so strong? Even if it all feels wrong,” set to synth arpeggios, crisp house rhythms and a rolling bassline that recalls Talabot at his best.
DJ Koze’s version of the track beefs up the track’s club dynamics and stretches it out over 10 minutes of lush disco. Check out the extended disco remix of the track as aired on Annie Mac in two shorter forms. The official release is to come for this but you can hear all 10 minutes of the song on my TXFM show Thursday night from 10.
How to enter – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig.
New Music Dublin Talks Programme @ National Concert Hall (Free, various times)
[Talks] Discussions and talks every day featuring Roger Doyle, Hans Abrahamsen, Laurence Mackin and more til Sunday. See link for details.
Madlib is coming to town for a DJ set in The Sugar Club on Holy Thursday, April 17th. Tickets are €20 and the venue will be kitted out with a Funktion One soundsystem and visuals by Practice and Theory who also did the lovely posters in full below.
The same month, Kurt Vile is in Ireland. There are two solo dates so far: Whelan’s, Dublin on Monday April 7th and The Pavilion, Cork on Wednesday April 9th. Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) supports. Tickets are €22 for Dublin /€20 for Cork on sale Friday.
It was a late entry to my albums of the year but Forest Swords’ Engravings is a fine album and its creator is playing Hidden Agenda on February 15th, an early show. Tickets €12 on sale now.
Iceland’s Asgeir plays The Sugar Club on Friday April 11th. Tickets €16 plus fees on sale tomorrow from Ticketmaster.
Before his slot at Life Festival, DJ Koze plays a four hour set at Hidden Agenda in Button Factory on Saturday March 8th. Ticktes €15 + fees (€18 general admission) on sale now from Resident Advisor.
Just in time for the end of the year, the 44th Nialler9 podcast features great tracks that didn’t make my top 50 albums or top 100 songs list that deserved a bit more love. 14 tracks and 70 minutes in total with me babbling in between. Enjoy.
The top 25 tracks that made my month, whether they were posted on the site, heard live, on a radio station, repeating in my head, an iPod, from an album or elsewhere… Listen to the Soundcloud playlist below.