Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum’s Move album is nominated for a Choice Music Prize this week and to mark the occasion, here are two top-quality remixes from Irish artists Mix & Fairbanks and Phare (both from Newbridge, Kildare).

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

Both tunes are a free download on Bandcamp.

Previously:Mix & Fairbanks’ soulful house & disco edits EP will start your weekend

Previously: Phare – ‘up’

Previously: Album of the week: Bantum – Move

Mix & Fairbanks, alongside Adultrock, Cinema, Phare, and Conor C will be starting a label under the name of ‘045 Recordings’ with a few releases already planned for the year.

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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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.

Premiered via Four Four, Made & Played features three soulful disco and house dancefloor edits of Kenix, Sharon Redd and Angie Stone.

Newbridge has been the hometown for a lot of music people of late starting with the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Mmoths, DJ Deece (playing the upcoming Boiler Room) and eh, me.

The town will be formalising its credentials in the form of a new record label, 045 Recordings featuring the newest crop of artists from the area in including Adultrock, Cinema, Phare, and Conor C.

Check out Mix & Fairbanks excellent Nialler9 Linn Drumm mix:

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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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.

Tickets are €10 from Resident Advisor.

Facebook event.

Share the event and comment “Foals DJ set @ Opium” and tag four friends to be in with a chance of winning guestlist + a 50 euro bar tab 👌

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Mix & Fairbanks have been knocking it out of the park in Ireland lately, from their DJ sets all over (they played our Lumo night last month and are in the Sugar Club tonight) to their DJ sets (check their Linndrum special).

They’re still young in the game but they have the smarts and skills too.

Their latest release is this edit of Indeep’s classic ‘Last Nite A DJ Saved My Life’, a retooled edit for the clubs.

Another sweeet mix:

Posted on August 12th, 2016


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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.”

Download it at Zippyshare

You can catch Mix & Fairbanks this weekend at BARE in the woods and then at Body & Soul’s Absolut stage (along with Lumo), at Dublin City Block Party and Longitude. Dates.

Follow Mix & Fairbanks on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

Mix & Fairbanks – Linndrum mix Tracklist

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

Posted on June 9th, 2016


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