Wyvern Lingo’s‘I Love You Sadie’ is the Wicklow trio’s best track thus far, a slinky slice of R&B pop that digs into earworm territory and works harmonies into a buoyant song about celebrating the masculine in the feminine and vice versa.
Now Kildare mixmaster extraordinaires Mix & Fairbanks have taken the song’s vocals and given them a muted tropical dub-pop lift.
First up, it’s Kildare duo and Nialler9 favourites Mix & Fairbanks who have turned up the heat to a considerable level with an Afro blasting slice of carnivale rhythms that nearly loses the run of itself in the build until those horns bring us back into focus. Mix & Fairbanks are having some year and every release whether edit, remix or original is a blast.
Meanwhile, OTE mastermind Jimmy Rouge puts in another fine fine effort that shows he’s not one for relying on the outside talent. His ‘Litmus Groove’ has more of an obvious Afro flavour but it’s absorbing and weighted beautifully for dancefloor explorations.
I’ve been playing both of these songs out in recent months whether at Lumo or a Nialler9 DJ set and they both slay. It’s a vinyl only release so pick it up before it’s too late.
Kildare duo Mix & Fairbanks know the value of a good club edit (and a great debut single) and so too, it seems, do Le Boom. The electro-pop pairing of Christy Leech and Aimee Mallon turned heads with their brilliant debut single ‘What We Do’ and now with summer 2017 approaching M&F have given that tune the extended 10-minute remix treatment before more new material arrives later this year. Catch Le Boom at the Nialler9 Music Cork show on Thursday (comment below for a guaranteed entry wristband) and on May 25th at Bello Bar in Dublin for Nialler9 and Hoembeat’s Future Proof with Ailbhe Reddy and Soulé.
Mix & Fairbanks meanwhile play Vinyl Love for Repeal this Sunday as well as BARE in the Woods and Life Festival.
There’s also a radio edit of the remix too:
Catch Le Boom live festivals this summer including: Forbidden Fruit Festival, Body & Soul, Sea Sessions, Townlands Carnival, Truck Festival (UK), Sunflower Fest, Castlepalooza and Indiependence
Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is an EP out today and it’s already caught ears with Mix & Fairbanks’ Daft Punk meets Todd Terje ‘Girls’ and Phare’s deep roller ‘Night-Time’. Here’s the EP in full featuring ‘Searching’, a slow cosmic disco track from Cinema, ‘The Levy’, a hypnotic electronic instrumental from Adultrock and ‘Little And Often’, a dancefloor house track from new talent Conor C.
Mix & Fairbanks are two young Kildare producers and DJs Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly who in a short time have been nailing electronic disco productions in a live setting, via DJ edits, remixes and mixes.
Well, wait til you hear their first original track…
‘Girls’ the Mix & Fairbanks song from the EP is an absolute dancefloor stomper, a synth-rush tune that melds the bouncing pinging synth of ‘Inspector Norse’ with a Daft Punk style vocoder robot vocal. I can’t stop playing it and I’m going to be playing it all summer long. Come hear it live at Lumo this Saturday and check back Friday for the full EP stream.
M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper. Phare’s version of ‘Take It’ ups the hypnotic swerving rhhythm with snatches of the original’s voices
The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks have been playing and making some of the best edits and remixes around of late and their latest free download EP, offers further proof of their abilities.
Foals’ Edwin Congreave are coming to Dublin for a DJ set at Opium Rooms on Paddy’s Day, March 17th courtesy of Bedlam and Abstract. The band’s Edwin Congreave will be in town to play a set. Congreave is one half of Deep Shit with Friendly Fires’ Jack Savidge. Check out two mixes – one disco mix from Edwin and a Deep Shit one from BBC6 a few years back.
Also lined up for the event are DJ sets from myself Nialler9 along with Ciara Brady, Marcus O’Laoire and Mix & Fairbanks. It’ll be an all-evening affair from 6pm.
Each mix in the Nialler9 Mix Series features feature a theme and will be put together by some of my favourite DJs local or international.
It wasn’t intentional but the first two artists in the Nialler9 Mix Series are from my hometown of Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Something in the water for sure. Following on from DJ Deece’s Warmup Mix, Newbridge disco edits DJs and producers Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth aka Mix & Fairbanks delivered a stonking mix and is all themed around the ’80s Drum machine – the Linndrum.
“After the death of Prince, Facebook was flooded with people sharing their favourite songs and memories. One article that stood out to us was about how Prince revolutionised the use of the LinnDrum, a drum machine from 1982. We chose the LinnDrum as the theme for this mix, and picked some of our favourite tracks where it features. Most of the songs have been edited or remixed, some more than others, although we tried to stay true to the originals.”
Mtume – Juicy Fruit Mr. Mister – Broken Wings Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak Bananarama – Cruel Summer Queen – Radio Ga-Ga Prince – 1999 Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt Roy Ayers – In The Dark Patrick Cowley – Get A Little Bobby O – How To Pick Up Girls Prince – When Doves Cry Sheila E – The Glamorous Life Janet Jackson – Control Peter Brown – They Only Come Out At Night Expose – Come Go With Me Inner City – Good Life Madonna – Burning Up The League Unlimited Orchestra – Things That Dreams Are Made Of Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Starting Something Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together in Electric Dreams