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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DJ Skarface took beats from DJ Shadow’s discography and paired them with acapellas from Run The Jewels’ first album and it is gift.

It’s a mashup that makes sense as the trio collaborated last year. RTJ3 dropped over the Christmas period too.

Tracklisting

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
DJ Shadow – Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
Run The Jewels – Twin Hype Back
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 4
DJ Shadow – UNKLE Main Theme
Run The Jewels – Job Well Done
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Part 2
DJ Shadow – In Flux
Run The Jewels – Banana Clipper
DJ Shadow – Building Steam With A Grain of Salt
DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
Run The Jewels – Get It
DJ Shadow – You Can’t Go Home Again
Run The Jewels – DDFH
DJ Shadow – Trench Battle Beat/Walkie Talkie
Run The Jewels – Christmas Fucking Miracle
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 3
DJ Shadow – Organ Donor

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new music from Dark0, The Chemical Brothers, Ciaran Lavery, Ekkah, Alyss and more. Follow the playlist here.

This is only a selection of new music – dig into more.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists.


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Daithí – ‘Falling For You’ feat. Sinead White

Galway electronic pop producer Daithí teamed up twice last year with Sinead White on ‘Love’s On Top’ and ‘April’.

It proved a fruitful partnership so the pair are at it again on the lead song from Daithí’s forthcoming EP Holiday Home, due in March. Holiday Home came about when Daithí bought a field recorded and began recording the sounds of the west of Ireland in an attempt to build a unique library of sounds.

‘Falling For You’, his collaboration with White, uses sea sounds from Inch beach in Cork and bell sounds from a wind chime I found in an Air Bnb in Achill. White recorded the vocals on Valentia Island.

Watch the video, also suitably set in the West of Ireland by Feel Good Lost.

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2.

Toofools – ‘Touch’

In a short time, TooFools, a band brought to us by Lorcan O’Dwyer, Steven McCann and their big gang of friends have made a splash on the Dublin music landscape.

They introduced themselves with a live video by Christian Tierney of Insanity.

Now, nearly a year later and with much live experience under their belts, ‘Touch’ is an indication of what comes next – a disco-funking electronic soul stomper that recalls Jungle in its backdrop and falsetto.

The band play a headline show on November 24th in Button Factory and an EP is forthcoming.


3.

Saint Sister – ‘Tin Man’

The atmosfolk duo Saint Sister, Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty have established themselves as one of the best new Irish bands of the last year and a bit.

The pair have now released two new songs to keep us sated.  ‘Tin Man’ and ‘Corpses’ are two songs recorded with Alex Ryan which are released through Communion Music’s Singles Club.

Communion have a habit of illuminating breaking folk artists and these two songs by the band, while they very much fit their harmony-folk aesthetic, there’s more atmosphere at play in the arrangements than before.

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4.

Bonobo – ‘Kerala’

Bonobo has a new album called Migration and a Dublin date as part of a European tour.

Migration is Simon Green’s sixth album and he says it’s “the study of people and spaces.”

“It’s interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and effect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of places evolve.”

‘Kerala’ from it features a sample of Brandy. The video was directed by Bison and features Gemma Arterton.

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5.

DJ Shadow – ‘Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt’ (Salva remix)

DJ Shadow touched down in Dublin on Thursday for a rare live set at Metropolis. A producer with such a revered first album often struggles to stay modern in what follows (Shadow addresses that weight here). Luckily, his latest album The Mountain Shall Fall has some peaks on it (most notably Run The Jewels) but it’s a recent remix album of Entroducing featuring remixes by contemporaries like Hudson Mohawke, Teklife, Lee Bannon, Prince Paul and Clams Casino that attempts a reimagining of the seminal first album. Most successful of the lot is Salva’s footwork remix of ‘Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt’, which Shadow incorporated into his set at Metropolis.


6.

Funeral Suits – ‘Chariot’

It’s hard out here for bands, particularly alternative rock bands. With the closure of TXFM, there’s barely any outlet for such music in Ireland. Last week Fight Like Apes called it a day. The same week, Dublin band Funeral Suits announced that their forthcoming album would be their last.

Which is a pity when they are knocking out songs like ‘Chariot’.


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Roosevelt – ‘Teardrops’

Recent album of the week beneficiary Roosevelt delivers a fresh take on dancefloor classic Womack and Womack’s ‘Teardrops’. He’s on a European tour, though no Irish date.


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  • Posted on November 7th, 2016

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    Sterogum’s 40 best new bands of 2016.


    The xx have been sharing short snippets of tracks on Spotify in the past week. The first one is gone but there’s another on Young Turks now.


    With the news of Fight Like Apes’ disbanding, Una Mullally looks back at the times she had with the band.


    The seven-year stand off between GEMA and Youtube is over. Germans will finally be able to watch music videos in their own country on the platform.


    DJ Shadow talks to The Quietus about the weight of Endtroducing’s legacy on his career


    Boiler Room Weekender shut down by police


    Solange was on Saturday Night Live over the weekend where she performed ‘Cranes In The Sky’ and ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’. Proxy needed for NBC version.


    Space Dimension Controller is the latest DJ to participate in The Guardian’s Harangue The DJ series.


    Mano Le Tough debuted on the Essential Mix a week back. Here’s his mix.


    Twitter bots of note?

    Lyrics from Thin Lizzy’s ‘Boys Are Back In Town’ tweeted regularly.

    Once In A Lifetime Bot – the lyrics of Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’ reimagined.

    Posted on November 7th, 2016

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    POD & Hidden Agenda are bringing back Metropolis Festival in the RDS on November 3rd to 5th this year.

    The Mother City festival takes place indoors at the RDS and this year the music will include:

    • Grace Jones
    • DJ Shadow
    • Solomun
    • Moderat
    • SBTRKT (DJ Set)
    • Booka Shade – Movements 10
    • BADBADNOTGOOD
    • Crystal Castles
    • The Sugarhill Gang
    • Fatima Yamaha
    • Fakear
    • Girl Band

    Tickets

    DJ Shadow will play the opening night on Thursday December 3rd in the Shelbourne Hall. Tickets for that can be bought separately at €39.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

    Tickets for the rest of the festival are priced at:

    DJ Shadow – Opening Party

    Thursday 3rd November

    €39.50

    Weekend Early

    Bird (2 Day)

    Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

    €129.00

    Weekend (2 Day)

    Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

    €145.00

    DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend (3 Day)

    Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

    €164.50

    A Ticket Instalment Plan will be available until the end of August. Pay 50% of your ticket now and settle the remainder of the balance before October 3th.

    Tickets go on sale at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €129 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

    Posted on August 9th, 2016

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    Nils Frahm is the latest collaborator on DJ Shadow’s upcoming The Mountain Will Fall album to get a public preview after last month’s excellent Run The Jewels tune.

    ‘Bergschrund’ features the Berlin-based musician, composer and producer Frahm going to town with Shadow on some percussive rhythms and synths as opposed to the piano music he’s known for.

    “Nils Frahm is an insanely smart composer. He created a sinewy, gated vintage synth line which I then expanded upon, hopefully to complimentary effect. Our track is called ‘Bergschrund,’ an obscure German word for a particular type of crevasse, or ice cliff, usually found on mountains at very high elevations.”

    Other guests on the album include Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and Bleep Boop. It’s out June 24th on Mass Appeal.

    ALBUM TRACK LIST:

    1. The Mountain Will Fall
    2. Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
    3. Three Ralphs
    4. Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm
    5. The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh
    6. Depth Charge
    7. Mambo
    8. Ashes To Oceans feat. Matthew Halsall
    9. Pitter Patter feat. G Jones & Bleep Bloop
    10. California
    11. Ghost Town
    12. Suicide Pact
    13. Swerve (iTunes Bonus Track)

    Posted on June 8th, 2016

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    Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Lil Silva, Bonzai, Hundred Waters, Whitney, Barq, Asa Moto, Jessy Lanza and Anna Of The North.

    Hit the last page for the fullSoundcloud playlist.


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    DJ Shadow

    ‘Nobody Speak’ (Feat. Run The Jewels)

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    A collaboration that raises up Shadow back to where he belongs.

    Last week, DJ Shadow returned with news of an new album The Mountain Will Fall prefaced with a title track that came across like serene trap music. That is to say, it doesn’t give much away for what is to come on the album.

    Along with guests Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall and old-school MC Ernie Fresh, it’s Run The Jewels which piqued the interest of many, myself included. RTJ can’t really do any wrong and their presence on ‘Nobody Speak’ adds some vitality and focus to Shadow’s still able and nimble production.

    ‘Nobody Speak’ is part of the Run The Jewels’ Record Store Day release out tomorrow. ‘VRTJ’ is a Virtual Reality cardboard viewer that comes with a download code for the collaborative track.


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    Lone

    ‘Backtail Was Heavy’

    12973251_1059926174046223_143360532162569739_oWonky electronic day-glo rave style

    Most tracks that employ old-school rave breaks and samples feel like period pieces or homages. Matt Cutler aka Lone has a unique style of his own that he can bend into different existing shapes. For this once-off online release, his penchant for day-glow wavy synths are a great match for some old school rave-to-your-grave snatches and rhythm. The last minute of the track are the bones of the operation but it’s the suitable nod to the past that makes this a winner.

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  • Posted on April 15th, 2016

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    The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. TXFM will close some time this year but the show continues until further notice. Like this website, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite tunes.

    Listen: Part One | Part Two.


    Part One

    1. Imarhan – Imarhan
    2. Lil Silva – Lines
    3. Funeral Suits –  Tree of Life
    4. A. K. Paul – Landcruisin’
    5. M83 – Go! (feat. Mai Lan)
    6. Pumarosa – Cecile
    7. Katharine Philippa – Bieber
    8. Cassius – Go  Up (feat. Cat Power & Pharrell Williams)
    9. Rusangano Family –  Lights On
    10. Chairlift – Ch-Ching
    11. DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
    12. Tourist – Run

    Part Two

    1. Plutonic Dust – Bright Lights
    2. Mura Masa – What If I Go?
    3. Isaac Tichauer – Higher Level (Bicep Remix)
    4. SBTRKT – Ready Or Not
    5. Solar Bears  – Gravity Calling
    6. Michael Kiwanuka – Black Man In A White World
    7. Kendrick Lamar –  untitled 08 l 09.06.2014.
    8. Bibio – Raxeira
    9. sir Was –  Falcon
    10. Jessy Lanza  – vv violence
    11. Leon Vynehall  – Blush
    12. Moon Runner – Interactive Track
    13. Gold Panda – In My Car
    14. Bad Bones – Lang
    15. Liima – America

    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 April 8th, 2016

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