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  1. Julio Bashmore – ‘Rhythm of Auld’
  2. Made In Heights – ‘Panther’
  3. Oh Wonder – ‘Dazzle’
  4. House Of Spirits – ‘Holding On’
  5. New Jackson – ‘Having A Coke With You’
  6. Run The Jewels – ‘Early’ Feat. Boots
  7. Jape – ‘The Heart’s Desire’ (Peaking Lights remix)
  8. Boot & Tax – ‘Fusci’
  9. K.Stewart – ‘Close Enough’
  10. Billie Black – ‘I Don’t Need Another  Lover’
  11. Sylas – ‘Shore’
  12. Romare – ‘Roots’
  13. Loah – ‘Cortége’
  14. iamamiwhoami – ‘Chasing Kites’
  15. Portable – ‘Surrender’
  16. Kiasmos – ‘Looped’
  17. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Chimes’ Remix
  18. Floating Points – ‘Nuit Sonores’
  19. George Maple – ‘Vacant Space’
  20. Niia – ‘Body’
  21. Jessica Pratt – ‘Back, Baby’
  22. Hugh – ‘One Of Those Days’
  23. God Knows + MynameisjOhn Feat. MuRli – ‘Grand Job’
  24. Speelburg – ‘Kline’
  25. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Sunday Candy’
  26. Deers – ‘Between Cans’
  27. Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Ruckus In B Minor’
  28. Meltybrains? –  ‘IV’
  29. Giraffage – ‘Tell Me’
  30. Lxury – ‘Pick You Up’

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Posted on December 2nd, 2014

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Melodic house and garage producer Lxury will return with a second EP on Greco-Roman after this year’s Playground EP. It’ll be called Into The Everywhere and will be out in February and features Deptford Goth on vocals on one of the EP’s six tracks.

‘Pick You Up’, the lead track from the EP, does what he does best, and that’s expansive and rapidfire house music that has an accessible pop edge a la Disclosure.

See also: ‘J.A.W.S.’

Buy it on ITunes.

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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Every Thursday night at 10pm, I get two hours of the airwaves on TXFM to play two hours of my favourite new and some old music. Here’s what I squeezed in last night (May 1st), including a special half-hour of hip-hip towards the end. FUN.

Here’s what I played last night:

Hour 1

  1. GO WOLF – ‘One More Night’
  2. William Onyeabor & Hot Chip – ‘Atomic Bomb’ (Cover)
  3. Jungle – ‘The Heat’
  4. The Preatures – ‘Is This How You Feel?’ (Classixx Remix)
  5. Ikonika – ‘Beach Mode (Keep It Simple)’ feat Jessy Lanza
  6. Banks – ‘Fall Over’
  7. Young & Sick – ‘Heartache Fetish’
  8. Jamie xx – ‘Girl’
  9. #throwbackthursday: Beastie Boys – ‘Sure Shot’
  10. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Shanghai Freeway’
  11. Dat Oven – ‘Icy Lake’ (Original Arena Mix)

Hour 2

  1. Hannah Diamond – ‘Attachment’
  2. We Cut Corners – ‘Every Thief’
  3. Ramona Lisa – ‘Dominic’
  4. Kelela – ‘The High’
  5. SZA – ‘Babylon’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  6. tUnE-yArDs -‘Wait for a Minute’
  7. #throwbackthursday: Nas – ‘If I Ruled the World’
  8. Mykki Blanco feat. Princess Nokia – ‘Wish You Would
  9. Pusha T – ‘Suicide’ (feat. Ab-Liva)
  10. Future – ‘Move That Dope’ (Feat. Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino)
  11. Lizzo – ‘Batches & Cookies’ (Feat. Sophia Eris)
  12. Ratking – ‘Canal’
  13. Salva – ‘Drop That Bitch’ ft. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc

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Posted on May 2nd, 2014

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Tune in to TXFM every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours of new music with me on TXFM.ie, at 105.2FM, via the site, the TXFM app in the iTunes Store, TuneIn, or on your TV if you’re on UPC. A listen back function is coming to the TXFM site shortly.

Here’s what I played last night:

  1. Twin Shadow – ‘Old Love / New Love’
  2. CHVRCHES – ‘Lies’ (Lxury Remix)
  3. Krystal Klear  – ‘Squad
  4. #throwbackthursday: Giorgio Moroder – ‘I Wanna Rock You’
  5. I Am The Cosmos – ‘Monochrome’
  6. Costello, Captain Moonlight, Linco, Reece, and Temper-Mental MissElayneous – ‘The Art Of The Clash’
  7. Captain Murphy – ‘The Killing Joke’
  8. Glass Animals – ‘Black Mambo’
  9. Hundred Waters – ‘Xtalk’
  10. JUCE! – ‘Call You Out’
  11. Blood Orange- ‘Uncle ACE’ (Kindness Remix) [feat. Robert Owens]

Hour 2

  1. The Knife – ‘A Tooth For An Eye
  2. Bok Bok – ‘Melba’s Call’ (feat. Kelela)
  3. Son Lux  – ‘Easy (Switch Screens)’ [feat. Lorde]
  4. Lykke Li  – ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ feat. A$AP Rocky
  5. Chance The Rapper  – ‘Cocoa Butter Kisses’ (ft. Vic Mensa & Twista)
  6. Mano Le Tough – ‘Changing Days’
  7. X priest X – ‘Isn’t It So
  8. Nightbox – ‘In The Rural
  9. Planet Parade – ‘Before And After’
  10. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Gold’
  11. Little Dragon – ‘Paris’
  12. Staring at Lakes – ‘Consanguinea’

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Posted on April 25th, 2014

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Tracks of the Week playlist


1. Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’

Simply one of the best things I’ve heard in ages. The sound of DFA disco house filtered through a 19 year-old Las Vegas kid Shamir Bailey. Playful, danceable and both modern and vintage at the same time.


2. Talos – ‘Tethered Bones’

Cork blooms again with Eoin French, formerly of now-defunct Hush War Cry singing and Young Wonder Ian Ring at the controls.


3. Fort Romeau – ‘Her Dream’

Seven minutes of luscious ambient dance music from the Her Dream EP out on March 17th on German label Live At Robert Johnson.


4. Lxury – ‘Never Love’

Young UK producer Lxury provides one of the standouts of the recent Kitsuné compilation (yes, they’re still making them). Also check out his Chvrches remix and the pretty damn amazing ‘J.A.W.S.’.


5. Hundred Waters – ‘Cavity’

There’s a new Hundred Waters album on the way in May. I’m excited. ‘Cavity’ is probably the closest Hundred Waters have come to the xx-style dynamics The song is on iTunes.


6. Wallis Bird – ‘Hardly Hardly’

First single, from her fourth album, Architect out on April 11th finds Wallis Bird showing signs of sonic progression without losing her core characteristics. The song has a fervent acoustically-rendered rhythmic section that make it sound taut and controlled like a Simian Mobile Disco track. This is definitely a song that could look good on the dancefloor.


7. Rocstrong – ‘Go’Head’

Andre J.P Bangala is a Congo-born Dublin musician and ‘Go’Head’ is his debut track showing some pop swing, some funk, some doomy blues and is a bit of fresh air.

Rocstrong plays State’s Faces gig on Saturday night in The Mercantile with The Clameens and Carriages. Free in.


8. Shura – ‘Touch’

A pleasant soulful R&B debut single from London’s Shura. The video is an absolute shiftfest.


9. Future – ‘Move That Dope’

Pharrell, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q guest on Future’s new single – an absolute jam. First Beats Music product placement in a video I’ve seen too.


10. YOGI – ‘Burial’ feat. Pusha T

This silly big Yogi production is the logical conclusion of Skrillex’ dubstep, Major Lazer EDM and TNGHT’s Trap with Pusha T representing the rap force.

Posted on March 7th, 2014

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Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.

Track list

  1. Mo Kolours – ‘Mike Black’
  2. Gary Low – ‘I Want You’
  3. Psychemagik – ‘What A Funky Night’ (edit)
  4. Chvrches – ‘Lies’ (Lxury remix)
  5. Kaytranada – ‘At All’
  6. Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’
  7. Isaiah Rashad – ‘Soliloquy’
  8. A$AP Mob – ‘Trillmatic’ feat. A$AP Nast and Method Man
  9. Tinashe – ‘Black Water’
  10. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Knight-Fare’ (Post-War dub)
  11. Mssingno – ‘XE2’
  12. Lorde – ‘Ribs’ (Ryan Hemsworth Let’s Have A Sleepover remix)
  13. Burial – ‘Rival Dealer’ (excerpt)
  14. Twigs – ‘Hide’
  15. Lapsley – ‘Station’

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Posted on February 4th, 2014

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While Chvrches‘ debut album Bones Of What You Believe is a decent debut, I’ve found myself returning to the Miaoux Miaoux remix of ‘We Share Our Mother’s Health’ more than the album.

Good news for people like me then, the Lies EP features killer remixes of the song from Ikonika, Lxury and Tourist. Lxury’s is the pick of the bunch, the young UK producer Andy Smith who counts Disclosure as peers in sound and youth, produces a wavy garage/electro cut not too disimilar to his excellent ‘J.A.W.S.’ debut track. Ikonika throws her signature Hyperdub electro style as heard on this year’s Aeropolis album over the track. Tourist’s rework is more serene. The EP is on iTunes from Friday.

CHVRCHES – Lies (Lxury Remix)

CHVRCHES – Lies (Ikonika Remix)

CHVRCHES – Lies (Tourist Remix)

CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share (Miaoux Miaoux remix)

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook for more and pick up the paper to see my entire column this week including a Netflix pick of the week, videos and more.

New artist of the week – Lxury

As introductions go, having your debut song feature on a high-profile mix is a pretty good leg up for any new artist. A feature on Disclosure’s contribution to BBC Radio 1’s long running Essential Mix series is exactly what happened to Andy Smith and his track ‘J.A.W.S’.

At first, listeners thought ‘J.A.W.S’ might have been a Disclosure song. Which is understandable as the track was actually produced by the Disclosure brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence.

The similarities are clear: big wavy synthesizer lines, a garage beat and a streamlined airy atmosphere. Over 450,000 plays later, the song’s dancefloor credentials are now publicly established as is a significiant profile for whatever comes next from Smith.


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Posted on October 25th, 2013

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