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:
Zippyshare
Bigfile

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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New Order have had a fine year and half with the release of Music Complete so now they’re getting into the beer game by releasing a beer in the Autumn.

Stray Dog, named after a song on the recent album was made with Moorhouse’s Brewery in the UK and is described as a “premium 4.2% beer, a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale, with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness. Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with the finest English Maris Otter malt, it was developed by head brewer Dan Casaru at Moorhouse’s new $6.5 million state-of-the-art brewery after a series of tastings earlier this spring.”

It’ll be available on tap and in bottles in UK pubs later in September.

The beer will be launched officially at a special New Order-themed evening at The Sawyer’s Arms in Manchester on Sunday August 28th, from 7pm, with DJs and competitions to win special merchandise.

Maybe they’ll bring some cases to Electric Picnic?

Posted on August 11th, 2016

Artists:

Electric Picnic’s 2016 lineup has just been revealed for Stradbally from Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September this year.

Lineup for Electric Picnic 2016

  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • New Order
  • HAIM
  • Super Furry Animals
  •  Years & Years
  • Todd Terje
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Animal Collective
  • Gavin James
  • Wolf Alice
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Wild Beasts
  • Glass Animals
  •  Jack Garratt
  •  Savages
  • Pantha Du Prince presents The Triad
  •  Phosphorescent
  • Broken Social Scene
  •  Ezra Furman
  • Mount Kimbie DJ Set
  •  Daniel Avery
  •  Blossoms
  • Aurora
  • NAO
  •  Girls Names
  • Meilyr Jones

Area wise, expect the return of all the main stages, Salty Dog, Body & Soul, Trailer Park, Trenchtown, Theatre Of Food, Casa Bacardi, Just Eat Retreat, Electric Ireland and Global Green.

Tickets

Tickets are on sale at the full-price of €234 + fees or in instalments in three payments.

Family Weekend camping tickets are sold out.
Sunday day tickets are sold out.
Campervan/Caravan + Car passes are sold out.
Family Campervan/Caravan + Car passes are sold out.

Phone and Internet bookings are subject to 12.5% service charge per ticket (Max €6.10).

Alternatively, You you can register to cycle or run to Electric Picnic. See RaboDirect Tour De Picnic 2016 . It’s a €50 deposit to secure your place for a ticket to Ireland’s biggest and best festival this way and then you fundraise a minimum of €380 for charities: ISPCC, Headway and The Jack & Jill Foundation.

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

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It’s been a busy November for me so far. Between Iceland Airwaves for a week, a trip to Belfast last weekend and a lot of catching up, there’s been less time to do everything I wanted to do on the site. So with that in mind, here are some songs I’ve been digging recently over the last two weeks taking in  Santigold, Rustie, Bibio, Saint Sister, I Have A Tribe, FaltyDL, Reykjavíkurdætur, New Order and more.

The new music playlist is available on Spotify and is updated weekly.

Spotify playlist

 

Posted on November 18th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night. My review of Airwaves is all here.


 Part one

New Order- Tutti Frutti
Vök – Waterfall
Augustus & John – There Goes My Train
Grimes – Realiti
Nao – Golden
Reykjavíkurdætur – Reykjavíkurdætur
Hundred Waters – Down From the Rafters (Huxley Remix)
Braids – Blondie
Banks – Better
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control

 Part two

Santigold – Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C)
The Fixx – One Thing Leads to Another
Sheer Mag – Fan The Flames
Shura – White Light
Hot Chip – Love Is The Future
Richard Egan- Never Seen You
Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
Slove – Le Danse
East of My Youth – Only Lover
Sophie – Nothing More to Say (Vox)
Grimes – Venus Fly feat. Janelle Monáe
Overcoats – Smaller Than My Mother
Saint Sister – Blood Moon

Cut Once – Playing With Fire
Para One – Girlhood
Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on November 13th, 2015

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My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify, Playmoss and Soundcloud.

The songs

  1. Hot Chip – Dancing in the Dark
  2. Erykah Badu – ‘Hotline Bling’
  3. PG Goes Dance – ‘Kontrol’
  4. Charli XCX & Sophie’s ‘Vroom Vroom’
  5. Saint Sister – ‘Blood Moon’
  6. Kisses – ‘A Groove’
  7. Conor Walsh – ‘The Front’
  8. Daithí – ‘Mary Keane’s Introduction’
  9. Chairlift – ‘Ch-ching’
  10. New Order – Tutti Frutti
  11.  !!! – I Feel So Free (Citation Needed)
  12. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – ‘Lose Control’
  13. Chance The Rapper – Angels
  14. Grimes – Flesh without Blood
  15. Augustus & John – ‘There Goes My Train’
  16. Katie Laffan – ‘Ego’
  17. TPM – ‘All The Boys On The Dole’
  18. Pleasure Beach – ‘Dreamer To The Dawn’
  19. Mano Le Tough – ‘Early Years and the Empty Seed’
  20. Savages – ‘The Answer’
  21. Sophie – ‘Just Like We Never Said Goodbye’
  22. Forrests – ‘Teeth’
  23. Hælos – Pray
  24. Owensie – ‘Dramamine’
  25. Majical Cloudz – ‘Downtown’
  26. The Drink – ‘The Coming Rain’
  27. Paddy Hanna – ‘Underprotected’
  28. Goldlink – ‘Spectrum’
  29. Tops – ‘Hollow Sound Of The Morning Chimes’
  30. Keep Shelly In Athens – ‘Silent Rain’

Listen on Spotify

Posted on November 10th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night. The second hour was a Halloween spesh:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Grimes – Flesh without Blood
  2. Jack Garratt – Breathe Life
  3. New Order – Tutti Frutti
  4. Chance The Rapper – Angels
  5. Mura Masa – Love for That (feat. Shura)
  6. Hælos – Pray
  7. Julio Bashmore  – Rhythm Of Auld (feat. J’Danna)
  8. Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing
  9. Hot Chip – Dancing in the Dark
  10. Elephant  – 14 Crows
  11. Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out
  12. Augustus & John – Ombre

 Part two – Halloween Special

  1. Mica Levi – Love
  2. Symmetry – Blood Sport
  3. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush
  4. John Carpenter – Night
  5. The Knife – The Captain
  6. Disasterpeace – Title
  7. Arca – Held Apart
  8. Burial – In McDonalds
  9. Visionist & Fatima Al Qadiri – The Call
  10. Zomby – Bloom
  11. Jamie xx –  Loud Places (Mike Simonetti Dark Places Remix)
  12. Forrests –  Teeth
  13. Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
  14. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 30th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Empress Of – How Do You Do It
  2. TPM  – All The Boys on The Dole
  3. Girls Names – Chrome Rose
  4. Erykah Badu – Hotline Bling
  5. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control (Radio Edit)
  6. Kisses – A Groove
  7. Katie Laffan – Ego
  8. Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi  – Shapeless
  9. Saint Sister – Blood Moon
  10. Sorcha Richardson – Petrol Station
  11. Mano Le Tough – Empty Early Years and the Seed
  12. Jamie xx SeeSaw –  (featuring Romy)

  Part two

  1. Conor Walsh –  The Front
  2. Låpsley – Burn
  3. John Grant – You & Him
  4. Sales – Renee
  5. Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
  6. Kelela – Rewind
  7. Leon Bridges – Better Man
  8. Owiny Sigoma Band  – I Made You / You Made Me
  9. Raury – Forbidden Knowledge (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
  10. Iglooghost – Gold Coat feat. Cuushe
  11. Wiley & Zomby – Step 2001
  12. Stormzy –  Shut Up
  13. Warriors Of The Dystotheque – Hashtag
  14. Oh Wonder – Landslide
  15. Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
  16. Majical Cloudz  – Downtown

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 16th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two


 Part one

  1. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  2. Neon Indian –  Annie
  3. Roots Manuva –  Don’t Breathe Out
  4. The Drink – No Memory
  5. ODESZA – Light (feat. Little Dragon)
  6. Owensie – Dramamine
  7. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
  8. Saint Sister –  Madrid
  9. Daughter – Doing the Right Thing
  10. #tbt: Chromeo – Hot Mess Ft Elly Jackson
  11. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Soulwax Remix)
  12. Evvol – Your Love

  Part two

  1. Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
  2. Rejjie Snow –  Blakkstskn feat Rae Morris (prod. Kaytranada)
  3. Run The Jewels – Rubble Kings (Dynamite On The Street)
  4. Seven Davis Jr – Good Vibes feat. Julio Bashmore
  5. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive
  6. Floating Points – Nespole
  7. Murlo – Moodswung
  8. FKA twigs – Hide
  9. Kelela – Rewind
  10. Arca – Soichiro
  11. IYVES – Wilinout
  12. Ficci – lost
  13. New Order – Plastic
  14. Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on October 9th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour.

Part One

  1. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  2. Alt-J – Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)
  3. Oh Wonder – Livewire
  4. Nao – Inhale Exhale
  5. Ben Khan – Zenith
  6. Shamir – Hot Mess
  7. Boot & Tax – Fusci
  8. Hot Chip – Love Is The Future
  9. Hælos – Earth Not Above
  10. The Slits – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  11. Fierce Mild – Small Talk
  12. Girlpool – Ideal World

Part Two 

  1. Mt. Wolf – Hamburg (Turtle Rework)
  2. Fight Like Apes – The Schillaci Sequence
  3. Tame Impala – Eventually
  4. Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
  5. Tomorrows – Free
  6. Young Wonder – Time
  7. Dornik – Rebound
  8. Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
  9. Jo Tongo – Jangolo
  10. GL – Won’t You See
  11. Made In Heights -Slow Burn
  12. Klo – Make Me Wonder
  13. Nicolas Jaar – No One Is Looking at U
  14. Lyttet – Saint Etienne

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on May 15th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour.

Part One

  1. The Chemical Brothers – Go
  2. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  3. All Tvvins – Too Young To Live
  4. Pleasure Beach – Go
  5. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  6. Torres – Sprinter
  7. Tame Impala – Disciples
  8. Super Furry Animals – Ysbeidiau Heulog
  9. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 7″ Remix)
  10. Real Lies – Seven Sisters
  11. Ratatat – Cream on Chrome
  12. Towkio – Involved ft. Vic Mensa (prod. Kaytranada)
  13. Kali Uchis – Rush (prod. Kaytranada / Badbadnotgood)

Part Two 

  1. Kendrick Lamar – These Walls
  2. Shamir – On The Regular
  3. Julio Bashmore – Holding On (feat. Sam Dew)
  4. Braids – Taste
  5. Stealing Sheep – Deadlock
  6. Sylvan Esso – H.S.K.T.
  7. Kelela – Send Me Out (Girl Unit Mix)
  8. St. Germain – Real Blues
  9. Mr Mendel – Who Do You Love?
  10. Boot & Tax – Brace Brace
  11. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remixomania)
  12. Jon Hopkins – I Remember
  13. Lakker – Mountain Divide

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on May 8th, 2015

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Paulo Gonçalves photo
Paulo Gonçalves photo

Grimes and Chairlift Forbidden Fruit photos by Paulo Gonçalves.

If there’s anything this weekend reminded me, it’s when it comes to festivals, you don’t have to travel to get the experience. With Bloom in the Park taking up a large space in the Phoenix Park to Forbidden Fruit in the Royal Hospital Gardens in Kilmainham, the green west part of the city was home to many more people’s weekends than normal, an encouraging display of the sentiment that the city is there for us to use.

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Posted on June 5th, 2012

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Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit Festival has revealed its initial lineup which takes place at the Grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Sat-Monday) across five stages.

Sat 2nd June: Leftfield, Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, The Field, Factory Floor, Bear In Heaven, Le Galaxie, Toby Kaar.

Sunday 3rd June: New Order, Death Cab For Cutie, The Rapture, Death In Vegas, Modeselektor, Austra, Atlas Sound, Rarely Seen Above Ground, Grimes, Kool Thing.

Monday 4th June: Wilco, Beirut, James Vincent McMorrow, Mazzy Star, Andrew Bird, Field Music, Julia Holter, Windings.

More to be announced.

Early Bird Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at €45 per Day /€85 for Two Day ticket and €110 for the Weekend. General Tickets will be priced at €49:50 for one day / Two Day Ticket: €89.50 / Weekend Ticket: €115

The festival will also have comedy stages, food markets, craft, fashion stalls and more. Gates 2pm-10.45pm daily.

Posted on February 21st, 2012

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This morning on Twitter, I asked people to submit their song to a mixtape to the theme:

Songs to beat the Monday blues?

Here are 22 songs handpicked to cheer you up on any given Monday.

One of the bands picked, Local Natives play The Academy 2, Dublin tomorrow night. WE SHOULD ALL GO. I’ve a feeling it’s going it be amazing.

  1. New Order – Blue Monday [@GavinFeeney & @colmbracken]
  2. Local Natives – Airplane [@domBrog]
  3. The Flirtations – Nothing But a Heartache [@Jessieluvaction]
  4. Nathan Fake – Basic Mountain [@Swyh]
  5. Listen to the mixtape >>

Posted on September 28th, 2009

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