I’ve made an Electric Picnic DJ Mix every year since 2008. It’s always been a blast to make and a highlight of the site for me personally. 2016’s mix features 22 artists on the Electric Picnic lineup over 20 songs in just under 55 minutes.

It’s for bumping for your festival prep for the next week or in the car on the way down to Stradbally. Last year’s mix.

I’m DJing at the Red Bull Tropical Garden at EP on Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Download links:

More? Here’s an Electric Picnic Spotify playlist with a song from every artist playing

Nialler9 Electric Picnic Mix 2016

  1. Lynched – Father Had A Knife
  2. Toby Kaar – Snapdragon
  3. Nao – Inhale / Exhale
  4. Muro Masa – What If I Go?
  5. Glass Animals – Youth (Instrumental)
  6. John Talabot & Pional – Destiny (Dubtool)
  7. Jessy Lanza – Keep On Moving
  8. Todd Terje – Alfonso Meskedunder (Deetron remix)
  9. Prince Rama – Bahia
  10. Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair remix)
  11. New Order – Tutti Frutti (Tom Rowlands Chemical Brothers remix)
  12. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Prins Thomas remix)
  13. Shit Robot – End Of The Trail
  14. New Jackson – Shoot Out The Lights
  15. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK remix)
  16. LCD Soundsystem – Home (Loving Good mix)
  17. Gene Dudley Group – Inspector Norse
  18. Super Furry Animals – Wherever I Lay My Phone (That’s My Home)
  19. Animal Collective – Brother Sport
  20. Broken Social Scene – Pacific Theme

Posted on August 26th, 2016


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The  seventh edition of our monthly club night Lumo is back in Tengu on Saturday April 30th and to get you in the mode we’ve got a mix put together by Lumo’s Gavin Elsted.

Resident Lumo DJs are Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted (Adultrock). It’s a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. Lumo is a club for dancing featuring a good soundsystem, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curveballs. Lumo is not another house and techno night. It’s a club night where you will dance with friends, old and new.  Presale tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite at just under a tenner.

In the mix, we’ve got tracks from the more electronic disco end of Lumo including those you will have heard in recent months at the club from Metro Area, Fort Romeau, Damien Lynch and a preview of a forthcoming Adultrock (Gavin’s electronic project) on Bodytonic Music coming in June.


John Talabot – Machine (JT Synth Edit)
Eric Duncan – Nerve Control
Damien Lynch – The Heights
DJ Rahaan – DirtyBoyz
Da Posse – In the Heat of the Night (Black Madonna Edit)
Fort Romeau  – KONTROL
Adultrock – Push & Pull
Rubber Band – Caoutchouc
Metro Area – Atmosphérique
Jacques Renault – Marilyn’s Gold
Broadcast – America’s Boy

Follow Lumo on Facebook and Twitter.

The LUMO CLUB playlist on Spotify.

Posted on April 20th, 2016


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Life Festival has just dropped its lineup for the event in Belvedere House from May 27 – 29th this year.

It includes:

Paul Kalkbrenner, 2manyDjs DJ set, John Talabot, Jeff Mills, Virginia feat, Steffi & Dexter, Truss, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Ben Block, Mano Le Tough, Cyril Hahn, Joy Orbison, Bicep, Ejeca, Martyn, Krystal Klear, New Jackson, Sunil Sharpe, The Drifter, Lumigraph, Sias DJ and Barry Redsettaz.

That’s a lot of lads.

Early bird tickets are €119+fees right now.

As it’s Friday and I’ve listened to this twice this week, I’m just going to leave this here as a parting gift from this post:

Posted on February 5th, 2016


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These songs represent my favourite new tracks of last week. Check the new music section. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and is updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Emmanuelle  – ‘Free HiFi Internet’
  2. Mmoths – ‘Deu’
  3. Disclosure – ‘Magnets’ (Jon Hopkins remix)
  4. Jaakko Eino Kalevi feat. Farao – Everything Nice (Popcaan cover)
  5. Bagels – ‘To The End’
  6. Aidan Knight – ‘All Clear’
  7. Kodiak Blue – ‘Orbita’
  8. Badlands – ‘Caramisou’
  9. Hawk – ‘Sleep’
  10. Jamie xx – Loud Places feat. Romy (John Talabot’s Higher Dub)
  11. Meltybrains? – ‘New Don’

Soundcloud version

The Nialler9 New Music Weekly Spotify playlist. Updated weekly.


Posted on December 1st, 2015

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Hivern Discs are releasing a 7″ of edits, one each from Roman Flügel & John Talabot, the former is a squelching lo-fi 80s electronic edit of ‘Divine’s ‘Alphabet Rap’ while the latter is a dusty country-disco track by Master.

Sounds good. And they’re only 2 euro each. Only problem is to get the 7″ you have to attend the Hivern party in Berlin on October 16th. Yeah no chance. Someone pick me up one yeah? Thanks.

Posted on October 8th, 2015


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The new music playlist is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. Updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Percussions – ‘Digital Arpeggios
  2. Roots Manuva – ‘One Thing’
  3. Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (John Talabot remix)
  4. Sharer – ‘Body Tonight’
  5. Transviolet – ‘Bloodstream’
  6. Petite Noir – ‘MDR’
  7. Beach House – ‘Space Song’
  8. Floating Points – ‘Silhouette Parts I-III’
  9. Autre Ne Veut – World War Pt. 2 (Age of Transparency Vol. II The Avatar Sessions)
  10. Zomby & Wiley – ‘Step 2001’
  11. Boots – ‘Aquaria’ feat. Deradoorian
  12. Contour – ‘Rearrange & Realign’
  13. Hortlax Cobra – I’m Still Here (feat. Ane Brun)
  14. Julia Holter – ‘Sea Calls Me Home’

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Posted on August 31st, 2015

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The remixes you’ve heard on radio and mixes over the last while of Loud Places are about to be released by Young Turks digitally Friday including those previously heard John Talabot and Barnt remixes, as well as ones from Tessela, Herbert and Special Request.

Get it here it digitally with the vinyl version coming in October.



1. Loud Places (John Talabot Loud Synths Reconstruction)
2. Loud Places (Tessela Remix)
3. Loud Places (Barnt E-Mix)
4. Loud Places (Herbert Louder Dub)
5. Loud Places (Special Request Remix) – Digital Only

Posted on August 26th, 2015

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Maeve Records and RBMA have teamed up for a Maeve Showcase at District 8 on August 8th which will feature the three main producers from the Berlin-based Wicklow-born European house music label: Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal, alongside special guests John Talabot and New Jackson.

Mint. The first batch of tickets are sold out already but the all-day party is €30+ from RA and kicks off at 2pm on the Saturday.

RA Event : Facebook event

Posted on July 16th, 2015

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10 of the best remixes, edits and refixes collected over the month of April.

  1. Todd Terje – ‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ (Mungolian vs. TangoTerje)
  2. Miss Kate – ‘Groovy Baby’ (Hystereo remix)
  3. Jaga Jaggist – ‘Oban’ (Todd Terje remix)
  4. Cashmere Cat & Ariana Grande – ‘Adore’ (MssngNo remix)
  5. Jungle – ‘The Heat’ (Creange remix)
  6. Kelela – ‘Send Me Out’ (Girl Unit remix)
  7. Hot Chip – ‘Atomic Bomb’ William Onyeabor cover (remix by John Talabot)
  8. Lindstrom – ‘Home Tonight’ (Fort Romeau remix)
  9. Color//Sound – ‘The Wolves’ (Holmes Price Pretentious Disco Dub)
  10. José González – Let It Carry You (Holy Ghost! Remix)

All playlists including tracks of the week and month.

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly.

Posted on May 6th, 2015

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The Catalan label Hivern Discs owned by John Talabot and Dani Baughman is bringing a label showcase to District 8 in Dublin on Saturday March 21st with a DJ set from Talabot and sets from Baughman and Marc Piñol.

Tickets from €15 + fees via Resident Advisor, TicketABC & Ticketmaster for the Francis Street-set gig. Doors at 11pm.

Posted on February 25th, 2015



Samhain Festival is back on Bank holiday Sunday October 26th this year in its new home – Loughcrew Gardens, Co, Meath.

Archetype, Hidden Agenda, Bodytonic, & Bedlam are behind the festival that this year will feature :

Jon Hopkins
John Talabot
Maya Jane Coles
Booka Shade
Jimmy Edgar
Leon Vynehall

That’s a good start! The festival will not be BYOB this year and tickets start at €35 from www.samhain-festival.com

There will be more names announced obviously. There’ll be three stages, craft beer and cocktails, “theatrical nooks & crannies” and gourmet food.

The festival setting is “Shadowed by Sliabh na Caillíagh, the “Witch’s Mountain”, bordered by 300 year old Yew trees, grown to ward off evil spirits and centered around the ruined church of Saint Oliver Plunkett.”

Posted on August 25th, 2014


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Tracks of the Week playlist

1. SBTRKT – ‘New Dorp, New York’ featuring Ezra Koening

The song from new album Wonder Where We Land features the Vampire Weekend frontman. Sampha, Caroline Polachek, Koreless, Raury, A$AP Ferg, Jessie Ware, Denai Moore and Warpaint will also guest.

2. Girl Band – ‘De Bom Bom’

A dissonant no-wave/garage rock thriller of a new single from the Dublin band.

3. Slam Dunk’d – ‘No Price’ featuring Chromeo’s Dave 1

Infuential producer Arthur Baker returns with a song he originally recorded in 1979 but has updated with production by MSTRKRFT’s Al-P and vocals by Dave 1 of Chromeo.

4. NehruvianDOOM – ‘OM’

DOOM and Bishop Nehru’s new song ‘Om’ reminds me of something from his early career like King Geedorah which is a good thing indeed. The album is out in mid-September.

5. Adebisi Shank – ‘World In Harmony’

A chorus of voices rings through the track, it twists and turns. Its exuberant rush of energy narrowly managing to avoid the gaping edge of sound. Some people create songs on guitars, Adebisi pull songs out of their Japanese-influenced pop culture rainbow imaginations.

6. Body Language – ‘4 Real’

Typically breezy electronic pop from the American band which draws on 70s summer funk influences. The song is “an anthem for friends and friendships that shine through the toughest of times.” It’s from their new EP Infinite Sunshine .

7. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Chimes’

The title from the Glasgow producer’s new EP is big brass brashness meets bleeps and beeps.

8. Octave Minds – ‘In Silence’

Chilly Gonzales and Boys Noize have teamed up for a collaborative album of ” New Age-Electronic-Romance” which is out on September 14th. This song from it is a free download.

9. Pional – ‘It’s All Over’ (John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix)

A free download from the new release by Pional, which is a refix by partner John Talabot. The release proper is out next week.

10. Slow Magic – ‘Hold Still’

The new single from the masked man’s How To Run Away album out October 3rd. Slow MAgic plays Button Factory this Saturday as part of Feel Good Lost’s gig alongside MeltyBrains?

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend in Marlay Park and while you already probably know the big draws you’re going to see whether it’s Haim, Disclosure, Ben Howard, Massive Attack, Rudimental, Hozier or Chvrches, like last year, here are my recommendations for five acts per day to see that are lesser known but equally worthy of making your festival.

There’s also a Spotify playlist of Longitude artists at the end of the post along with the site map and a timetable.

You can catch me DJing at the TXFM stage on Sunday night alongside Kelly-Anne Byrne and Claire Beck. My show on TXFM on Thursday night at 10pm will be a Longitude special too.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify playlist & timetable


1. Lasertom


Red Bull Music Academy Stage, 3:15pm

When not rocking some sweet electronic funk with his partner in Ships, Simon Cullen delves headlong into elongated gilded space-disco. Last year’s Drift album collated his cosmic grooves into one place and live, recently at Body & Soul, Cullen had pushed the shapes of the songs into more hypnotic synth-laden structures.

2. Snakehips


Heineken Stage, 4pm

From recent collaborations with Sinead Harnett to George Maple, London production duo have shown they have the chops to make head-nodding sunshine summer jams, halfway between R&B and electronic.

3. I Am The Cosmos


Red Bull Music Academy Stage, 15.45pm

Monochrome is one of my favourite albums of the last five years and that’s reason enough to recommend the Dublin pair. Ross Turner and Cian Murphy’s moody disco is infused with the brittle beauty of warm synthesizers of the past. Live, they expand, with members Rian Trench and Glen Keating into a propulsive and sophisticated live electronic band.

4. Krystal Klear


Heineken Stage, 6.15pm

The Irish-born Manchester based DJ and producer has moved from electronic disco into deeper dancefloor weapons on his own label Cold Tonic in recent months and the sound really suits him, particularly when a tune as epic as ‘Squad’ is in his record bag. I would go for this song alone.

5. John Talabot


Heineken Stage, 7:30pm

The Catalan producer’s 2012 album fin brought him international acclaim but he’s mostly spent the last two years DJing around the world since then with the exception of a handful of live shows. Listen to his three-hour set from the Button Factory last December for an idea.

Also recommended on Friday:

Bonobo, Samaris, Parquet Courts, Shane Linehan.

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Posted on July 16th, 2014


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John Talabot has been a frequent visitor to Ireland in the last couple of years, the last of which was at Body and Soul’s December party where the man played a three-hour DJ set, in part to promote his recent DJ Kicks compilation.

Nice man John posted the entire three-hour set as a free download which features the likes of Gui Boratto, Arttu, Pitto, Floating Points and Francois K. Listen below:

Here’s the recording from my DJ set in Dublin last December. It was a great night in one of my favourite cities. Thanks to Shane for the recording and to everybody that came and party hard. It’s a 3

Photo: Oliver Smith for Body & Soul.

Posted on January 24th, 2014