The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. Like this site, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite new tunes.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.


Part One

  1. The Gene Dudley Group –  Inspector Norse
  2. Christine and the Queens – Tilted (her performance. on Later)
  3. LYRA – Rabbit In The Headlights
  4. Arthur Beatrice  – Every Cell
  5. Kygo – I’m in Love (feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
  6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra  – Shakedown Street
  7. Bibio –  Light Up the Sky (new LP)
  8. Kate Bush –  Why Should I Love You?
  9. DJ Shadow  – Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
  10. Skepta  – Man
  11. Kaytranada  – Glowed Up (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  12. Badbadnotgood  – Speaking Gently
  13. Lisa O’Neill  – Red Geansaí (new LP)
  14. Lynched – Cold Old Fire (new video)

Part Two

  1. Feather – Like No Other (full track)
  2. Katy B, Four Tet & Floating Points – Calm Down
  3. Ryan Vail – Never
  4. Mura Masa – What If I Go?
  5. Flume  – Say It feat Tove Lo
  6. Brassica – Tears I Can Afford (Bicep Remix)
  7. Space – Magic Fly
  8. Krobo – Jolx
  9. Taylor McFerrin  – Postpartum (Dorian Concept Remix)
  10. Doomsquad – Who Owns Noon in Sandusky?
  11. Rusangano Family  – Lights On (new video)
  12. Novelist & Mumdance –  1 Sec
  13. J Dilla  – Trucks

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 29th, 2016

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Austrian producer Dorian Concept released the vibrant electric piano and synth-heavy album Joined Ends this time last year and to mark the passing of a year since, he’s dropped a 25-minute mix of music that didn’t make the release but is very worthy of your time.

As I tend to leave a lot of half-finished music behind in the process of making an album, … thought that it’d be nice to share some of the more developed ideas in the form of a mix for the 1 year anniversary of “Joined Ends”.

You can get it from Bandcamp for a name-your-price/free download.

Posted on December 8th, 2015

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With the endless possibilities inherent in the creation of music, it’s a wonder sometimes that so many artists end up sounding all too similar, whether by influence, design, structure or imagination (and lack thereof).

The Austrian autodidact multi-instrumentalist Oliver Thomas Johnson embraces a limited vision on his second Dorian Concept album. Limitations can be negative, but as Eno suggests, they can also be a positive.

Joined Ends suggests that Johnson is a fan of limitations but he’s also aware that his palette and vision for his music are unlike any of the homogenous producers at work in most of electronic music. Dorian Concept has its own signature and it’s exploited at every level Joined Ends. So much so that the album is bursting with melody.

Much of the album is built using the sound that emanates from a Wurlitzer electric piano and analogue synths and the peculiar output of those instruments leave their imprint across Joined Ends.

Press release references to “sonic geometry” are well chosen as the album fits together a series of warped synth lines, jazz-inflected passages, exuberant runs of melodies that recall orchestral dynamics made by a fresh set of instruments, exalted melodies and bright-toned textures.

The music of Hudson Mohawke and Flying Lotus would be close comparisons but in tone, Joined Ends succeeds in conveying its own sense of dazzling uplift, suggesting there’s an expansive power in limiting yourself.

Listen on Spotify

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.

https://soundcloud.com/nialler9/txfm-show-october-23-every-thursday-10pm

HOUR ONE

  1. Flying Lotus  – ‘Never Catch Me’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  2. Mos Def – ‘Hip Hop’
  3. Ghostface Killah & BadbadnotGood –  ‘Gunshowers’
  4. Glass Animals –  ‘Hazey’
  5. King Khan & The Shrines – ‘Squidbillies Theme’
  6. My Brightest Diamond –  ‘Lover Killer’
  7. Talos –  ‘Bloom’
  8. Young Fathers –  ‘Get Up’
  9. Kate Boy  – ‘Open Fire’
  10. Ekkah –  ‘Last Chance To Dance’
  11. Lion Babe –  ‘Jump Hi’ feat. Childish Gambino
  12. Run The Jewels –  ‘Blockbuster night part 1’
  13. Mick Jenkins – ‘Rain’
  14. Krystal Klear  – ‘Squad’

HOUR TWO

  1. The 2 Bears –  ‘See You’
  2. Tiga –  ‘Bugatti’
  3. Les Sins  –  ‘Talk About’
  4. Caribou  – ‘Mars’
  5. Flight Facilities  – ‘Two Bodies’ (feat. Emma Louise)
  6. Onra –  ‘Gonna Make U Mine’
  7. Mr Twin Sister –  ‘Out Of The Dark’
  8. Shit Robot – ‘Take Em Up’
  9. Dorian Concept –  ‘Ann River, Mn’
  10. Lethal Dialect  – ’26 Laws’
  11. Wonder Wonder – ‘Shark’
  12. Kindness  – ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ feat Devonte Hynes & Tawiah
  13. Mmoths  – ‘Yago’

Posted on October 24th, 2014

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Despite the capacity increase of about 8,000 tickets, Electric Picnic sold out yesterday.

I mean, you can see why.

It was also announced that Red Bull Music Academy returns this year. A full lineup will be announced but names include Boddika, Joy Orbison, Dark Sky, Sunil Sharpe, Dorian Concept, Rift, CLU, Republik DJs, Kobina, Handsome Paddy and Colm K.

If you’re one of the unlucky procrastinators, keep an eye out on #ticketfairy, toutless.com or perhaps the only legit way left to get in, by cycling 80km for charity – Tour De Picnic.

Photo from our Electric Picnic GIFs last year.

Posted on August 1st, 2014

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Dorian Concept’s second album Joined Ends is coming in September on Ninja Tune and the first track from the Austrian’s release, ‘Draft Culture’ showcases Oliver Thomas Johnson’s peculiar brand of percussive warped electronica.

The album is being described with references to “sonic geometry”, “a floating lucid dream”, “a deep trip into a synaesthetic wonderland”. ‘Draft Culture’ was the first track worked on the album that made him pursue these ideals using mainly a Wurlitzer electric piano and analogue synths that along with his background in Sound Design & Music Production at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences give the album a studious sonic ambient dancefloor appeal with a jazz edge. Instruments were recorded then sampled in favour of his normally trusted MicroKorg.

There will be live dates with a three piece band later this year in support.

Joined Ends Tracklist:

1. The Sky Opposite
2. Ann River, Mn
3. Mint
4. Clap Track 4
5. Draft Culture
6. —Schadentrauer
7. Nest Nest
8. The Few
9. Trophies
10. —Do, Undo, Redo
11. 11.04.2012
12. Tried (Now Tired)

Posted on July 7th, 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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After her excellent Amada compilation for All City, Mamiko Motto latest mix for Dazed is equally worth your time. Loving the Dorian Concept, Hud Mo remix and the ‘Boss Ass Bitch’ track into Busta in particular.

Tracklist

  1. Jackson & His Computer Band – Vista [ Hud Mo Remix ]
  2. Crookers – Get Exited
  3. Dorian Concept – Toothbrush
  4. Kavsrave – Aerola
  5. DJ Yolo Bear – That Good Good
  6. Travis Porter – Do A Trick [ Suicideyear RMX ]
  7. 207737 – Sexuality
  8. Chits – Looking So Good [ Helix RMX]
  9. Pretty Taking Fades – Boss Ass Bitch
  10. Busta Rhymes – Light Your Ass On Fire [ Instrumental]
  11. Obey City – Fission Mission
  12. Ginuwine – Differences [ 11 Young Mind rmx ]
  13. Photay – No Sass 10/20
  14. Seven Davis JR – Pornostar

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

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Mamiko Motto of NTS has put together a compilation called Amada for All City. Featuring some great underground music from Bobby, Dorian Concept, Georgia Anne Muldrow, James Pants, SCNTST, Obey City and seven other artists, it’s a superb collection of music drawn from the world of electronic, hip-hop and soul. There’s Obey City’s ambient-funk opener, Bobby’s boogie-down pop ‘Tame The Shrew’, James Pant’s twisted kraut-electronica, the stabbin’ trap production ‘Pyschosis’ by Dark E Freeker, Fatima Yamaha’s frenetic hi-BPM synth glider ‘AAA’, SCNTST’s jazzy floorfiller, Claude Speede’s Brainfreeze/AFX’s workout ‘Crushed Rave’ and GMCFOSHO oddball rap of ‘Comupout’.

DJ Tu-Ki put together a 21 minute minimix of the tracks featured on the comp. Check it out. You can get the compilation on vinyl from All City direct and digitally Bandcamp.

Track list

  1. Obey City – Take It Back 04:01
  2. Young Mind – Jennifer 05:06
  3. Bobby – Tame The Shrew 04:21
  4. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Git Thee 03:00
  5. James Pants – Ritual Magick 02:16
  6. Silkersoft – Duel 03:36
  7. Darq E Freaker – Psychosis 03:19
  8. Fatima Yamaha – AAA 07:13
  9. SCNTST – For Forest Play Only 05:50
  10. Mweslee – Una 41 03:50
  11. DZ – Shoulda Coulda 04:56
  12. Dorian Concept – Empty Everything 02:11
  13. Claude Speeed – Crushed Rave 04:48
  14. GMCFOSHO – COMUPOUT 04:08

Posted on November 13th, 2013

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