Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist or the Nialler9 New Music Weekly playlist on Spotify.

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Check out the Songs of the week playlists for more songs from London Grammar, Code Walk, Mac Demarco, M83, Fionn Regan, Future Islands, Chinah and more.


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1.

Syd – ‘Nothing From Somethin’

From the excellent debut album from The Internet’s Syd, who makes sensual modern R&B feel easy. ‘Nothing From Somethin’ is my current favourite.


2.

Missy Elliott – ‘I’m Better’ featuring Lamb

Every now and again, Missy Elliott returns to claim your ears for a long weekend and provide talented kids with songs to dance to. ‘I’m Better’ is a Missy jam of the highest order. Get low.


3.

Bolis Pupul – ‘Wei’

Soulwax continue their run of releasing mega records on the Dee Wee label. Bolis Popu’sl ‘Wei’, currently riding high in my DJ chart, is my absolute favourite, a pure Soulwax electro-roller.

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4.

Sampha – ‘Kora Sings’

Current highlight from the long-awaited debut album from Sampha. More on the album.

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5.

Dirty Projectors feat. DAWN – ‘Cool Your Haart’

The DPs’ forthcoming self-titled album hets its most pop and most intriguing moment yet with ‘Cool Your Heart’ a collaboration with D∆WN Richards. “An anthem against co-dependency and about feeling cool by yourself”, the song (and video) leads by example. Tyondai Braxton helped out on the production and Mauro Refosco “brings the Bahia beat.”

6.

Soulé – ‘Good Life’

Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and to further prove it she has dropped her follow up single ‘Good Life’, a song inspired by ’90s house, 2step and garage.
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7.

Joshua Burnside – ‘Tunnels Pt.2’

The Northern Irish alt-folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside has a new album forthcoming on Quiet Arch called Ephrata on May 5th.

Ephrata‘s lead single ‘Tunnels Pt.2’ is awash with urgency, imagination and immediacy.


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Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Best of 2015: Albums | Songs | Videos | Readers’ Albums | Readers’ Songs Readers’ Gigs, Clubs & DJs | Your Intl. albums & songs | Top 10 Lists | Nialler’s Irish choices


Despite the rise of Spotify and streaming services, The music video continues to dominate in terms of artist marketing due to the domination of Youtube,  the major label’s push of Vevo and the independent artists making cracking videos on small budgets released through Vimeo. Music videos are still hugely effective for establishing an artist’s brand. For this list, I kept that in mind, while also representing the videos for songs that either I loved or liked previously, or videos that lifted or introduced a song to me. The power of a good idea and great execution is what is celebrated here.

A Youtube playlist of the videos.


Live TV performance of the year

Kendrick Lamar performing on Late Show with Stpehen Colbert

Lamar and his band played a To Pimp A Butterfly medley (or “The Very Horny Caterpillar” as Colbert called it) on the second episode of Stephen Colbert’s tenure at Late Show filling in permanently the big boots of Dave Letterman. It was a powerhouse of a performance, featuring the tracks ‘Wesley’s Theory’, ‘Momma’, ‘King Kunta’ and ‘u’ and performed with a tight band that includes Anna Wise, Bilal and Thundercat. Proof that Kendrick pushed his music and himself as much as possible this year.


Best use of video to promote an album

Anderson tries door to door sales

Video by: Colm Russell


20. Missy Elliott – ‘WTF (Where They From)’

Directed by: Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott

What better way for Missy to return that with a kickass dance video?


19. Sleep Thieves – ‘You Want The Night’

Directed by Mike P. Nelson

A brilliant collection of horror-mongering imagery to suit a foreboding song.


18. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ)

Video by: Tim Erem

MØ’s limber dance moves and the lads attempt at doing what the professionals do is a right laugh. More than anything though, the video and the dancing suited the song down to the ground.


17. Charli XCX – ‘Famous’

Video by: Eric Wareheim

Charli XCX’s saccharine bright pop is counteracted by Eric Wareheim’s warped mind which infects the neon space of the music video with ideas about the negativity of our reliance on our social media feeds, mobile devices and vanity.


16. Le Galaxie – ‘Love System’

Video by: Feel Good Lost

The song endures as a recent Irish classic but Brendan Canty gives its 2015 sax-version a new dimension that explores an unhinged couple’s escapade.


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Posted on December 10th, 2015

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These songs represent my favourite 10 tracks of the last week but there’s plenty more besides. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music and is updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Talos – ‘In Time’
  2. Hot Chip – ‘Huarache Lights’ (Soulwax Remix)
  3. Alice Cohen – ‘Backwards’
  4. Janet Jackson – ‘BURNITUP!’ (feat. Missy Elliott)
  5. Wounded Healer – ‘Panic About Love’
  6. Daughter  – ‘Doing The Right Thing’
  7. Martyn – Falling For You
  8. Liss – ‘Always’
  9. !!! – Bam City
  10. Rejjie Snow – blakkst-skn feat Rejjie Snow (prod. Kaytranda)

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

Spotify playlist

 

Posted on October 5th, 2015

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Yesterday, eminent remixer and Montreal beat producer Kaytranada dropped a ZIP file featuring 19 different remixes, edits and off-cuts.

There’s lots of good stuff in there for your ears and DJ sets including remixes of Missy Elliott, Jay Dee, Jill Scott, Azealia Banks, Ciara and more. There’s original tracks in there too as well as an edit of Chaka Khan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’ titled ‘Forever Lasting Night’

It’s all badly tagged but all very worth your effort. He also separately dropped his remix of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ this week. Kaytranada has a new EP coming on XL Recordings this summer and plays Electric Picnic this year.

Download the ZIP bundle.

Lots more gold on his Soundcloud.

Posted on May 15th, 2014

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