Kelly-Anne Byrne is a regular DJ at festivals throughout Ireland. She’s known for her love of disco and soul, which manifests itself in a monthly club night called Burnin’ Up in The Grand Social and a nationwide show on Saturday and Sunday night on Today FM called The Beat Goes On.

The Beat Goes On Christmas Party happens this Friday night in The Sugar Club.

See all the top 10 tracks of 2016 guest selections.


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Lapsley – Operator (DJ Koze Mix)

This record blew my mind the first time I heard it, it sounds exactly like something from the 70’s, something I’d expect DJ Harvey to play- Koze’s production is unreal. I think I played it about 20 times in a row when I was first sent it. Lapsley has a beautiful voice, even though it’s about rejection, it has such an upbeat tone & the lyrics are so quirky.


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Faze Action feat. Zeke Manyika – Mangwana

I picked this up back in the summer & played it at a number of festivals, it’s different to the other stuff that Faze Action have done (although I like almost everything they do), more of an afro-beat feel, in many ways it reminds me of a William Onyeabor track and I love William Onyeabor.


3.

Anderson Paak – Am I Wrong?

Malibu is one of the best albums of 2016 for me, Anderson Paak is like Q Tip meets Marvin Gaye, there are so many layers to the album & this is my favourite track on it, you can’t help but groove to it.


4.

Feather (Fehdah) – Like No Other

This is a stunning, soulful record by Dublin-based singer Emma Garnett, aka Feather. I love this track because it takes you on a journey, ending in a completely different place to where it started. I happened to be djing at a wedding during the summer for two people who listen to my show, Feather sang their first dance song, ‘At Last’ by Etta James, she has an amazing voice & I hope to hear a lot more from her.


5.

Whitney – No Woman

Taken from the brilliant album Light Upon The Lake, this track by Whitney really warms my heart. I remember reading an article with Damon Albarn in which he spoke about the power of the perfect pop song, mainly those written in the 60’s by The Beatles, The Kinks, The Beach Boys etc, the magic of those songs was their simplicity, sincerity & subtlety, that’s what this track is like for me.


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Pantha Du Prince – The Winter Hymn

There’s something about this song that really moves me, it’s like it has a heartbeat. The album The Triad is one of my favourite albums of 2016, when I put it on I drift away. I saw Pantha Du Prince at Primavera & Electric Picnic this year, both shows were excellent.


7.

Paddy Hanna – Underprotected

This is my favourite Irish song of 2016, the guitar just grabs you from the start and what a voice, some of the lyrics are quite melancholic but I still find it hopeful, maybe it’s the ‘sha la la’ throughout.


8.

Solange – Don’t Touch My Hair

I don’t know if there’s a finer record this year than Solange’s A Seat At The Table, in many ways it reminds me of Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill or Marvin Gaye’s What Going On in its subject matter. I get a lump in my throat every time I listen to this. I love the words and her voice is so soft but really what’s a magical about this record is how gentle it is, even though its subject matter is anger, that’s what makes it powerful.


9.

Lauer – Antinat

Lauer is one of my favourite producers of now, I love almost everything he does. I’ve been playing this out a lot lately, always get a great reaction, it’s like Depeche Mode meets Inner City.


10.

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

This track is so haunting, as ever with Leonard Cohen, I was hooked on the words when I first listened to it. What a way to leave the world, by giving us this incredible album and this song, which ironically throughout, says ‘I’m ready my Lord’.


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Tuesday November 29

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  • Slick Rick the Ruler @ The Sugar Club (€32.50)
    with live band. A member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew/ old school hip-hop.
  • Hinds @ The Academy (€17.50)
    Charmingly sloppy indie-rock band from Madrid.
  • Kate Tempest @ Whelan’s (SOLD OUT)
    UK rapper and spoken word artist. 
  • Glen Hansard and Friends @ Vicar Street (€35)
    Glen and friends as it says. Second show this week.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm)
    Acoustic club: secret guests this week.

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  • CUAR & Danny Diamond @ Royal Society of Antiquities, 63 Merrion Square (€15, 4:30pm)
    Cuar is an ensemble led by Neil Ó Loclainn that explores composition and improvisation within the framework of irish traditional music.
  • Beardyman presents: MC Leen & Rob Lewis (Cello) @ The Sugar Club (€20)
    UK beatboxer and live band make up audience songs.

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Posted on November 29th, 2016

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Tuesday November 22

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  • Jess Glynne @ 3Arena (€40+)
    UK dance/pop
  • Wayne Shorter quartet @ National Concert Hall (€35+)
    Respected Jazz performer with band.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm)
    Acoustic club: Heroes In Hiding, Farah Elle, Luke Wade, David Costello

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Monday November 28

  • We-Bloom @ The Workman’s Club (Free)
    new music showcase: Soulé / Melina Malone / Erica Cody
  • Glen Hansard @ Whelan’s (€35)
    Full band show.

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  • ABC @ Olympia Theatre (€45)
    80s UK pop – Poison Arrow.
  • Dinosaur Jr @ Vicar Street (€30)
    90s alt-rock.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm)
    Esmé Patterson // RUTH // Laura Elizabeth Hughes // Luke Clerkin

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  • Design And Violence After Dark @ Science Gallery (Free, booking essential)
    Naoise Roo, Wastefellow and more
  • Squarehead, Me and My Dog @ The Grand Social (€8)
    Rare headline set from the indie-rockers.
  • TLMT Lost Tapes: Paddy Hanna, Beauty Sleep & Montauk Hotel @ Bello Bar (€5)
    The Last Mixed Tape’s new series of live music
  • Ensemble Ériu @ Belvedere House, Dublin (€10)
    Trad/folk. The “Imbas” Tour
  • Oddsocks @ The Sound House (€10)
    Groove-filled four-piece from Sligo
  • KRS One @ Voodoo Lounge (€25+)
    90s NY rapper and originator.
  • EDEN @ The Academy (SOLD OUT)
     Irish boy on Justin Bieber’s management is already huge.
  • Tom Misch @ The Workman’s Club (€15)
    UK rap/electronic/soul. Reverie EP.
  • Ryan Elliott @ Tengu (€10, 10:30pm)
    DJ /producer on Berghain’s house label Ostgut Ton.
  • Secondcity @ Opium Rooms (€12, 11pm)
    House and techno. Kaily, George Feely, James Hannan
  • Dixon[email protected] Wigwam (€15, 10pm)
    Sold out. Waiting list.
  • Basecamp (Live), Bad Bones (Live) & Eve @ Wah Wah Club (€8+, 11pm)
    Hidden Agenda presents  Irish debut of Nashville dance trio.

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  • Paul Simon @ 3Arena (€76+)
     American Songwriting legend.


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  • Lordi @ Button Factory (€26)
    Finish novelty rockers

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  • St. Germain @ Olympia Theatre (€36.50)
     French world electronica.
  • Danny Brown @ The Academy (€26.50)
     Warp Records alt-rapper of note.


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The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. Like this site, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite new tunes.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.


Part One

Christine and the Queens – Tilted
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – First World Problem
Wild Beasts – Get My Bang
Paul McCartney, Wings, Timo Maas & James Teej – Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
Todd Terje & The Olsens – Firecracker
Whitney – No Matter Where We Go
Lyra – Emerald
Exit Pursued By A Bear – Rabbit With Hat
Feather – Like No Other
FLUME – Say It feat Tove Lo
Flume – Smoke & Retribution
NAO – Girlfriend
Grace Lightman – Faultless


Part Two

Metronomy – Old Skool
Roosevelt – Colours
Factory Floor – Dial Me In
Klark Cant – Future Love
Kauf – Through The Yard (fort romeau remix)
Skepta – Numbers (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Anderson .Paak – Lite Weight
Chance The Rapper – No Problem (Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Fatima – It Keeps Raining
Gold Panda – In My Car
Pantha Du Prince – The Winter Hymn feat. Queens – WATERMARKED
Marissa Nadler Divers of the Dust

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

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Looking for more new music? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. Updated weekly. Hit the last page for the Soundcloud playlist.


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Kanye West

Ultralight Beam

He’s possibly unravelling but he’s capable of suspending disbelief in more than on way.

Let’s call it. The release of The Life Of Pablo (Swish, Waves, whatever) was one of the most infuriating things to have experienced in a long time for any release. The impression of an album with no restrictions or deadlines felt amateur; at best, a sympathetic look into an artist’s process which they are never finished tinkering with.

Then that Bill Cosby tweet. It was the last straw for many, including me. I wasn’t going to listen to this irritating egomaniac anymore.

But of course, once TLOP dropped, I did. Curiosity got the better of me. The album is largely a mess, with Kanye’s words finding less meaning and substance than ever before (why rap about your wife’s ex when you’ve just had two kids?) but what redeems a listen to any Kanye album is his executive production, which is always interesting to hear how he weaves the ideas of multiple producers into one song. It’s conflicting to enjoy any of it still.

I watched SNL as I do every week. The performance of ‘Ultralight Beam’ shone regardless. The gospel choir add some magic but it’s Chance The Rapper (one of the greatest new artists of the last five years) who lifts the performance and brings a new raptured energy to Kanye’s music, as his own state seems to crumble around him.

Hear the song on Tidal.


2.

J Dilla

The Introduction

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Dilla’s lost album gets a release date

Three years on from the news, and a week on from the 10th year since he passed, it was announced that Nas’ Mass Appeal label will finally release the album in conjunction with Dilla’s Estate as PayJay. To be released on April 15th, 14 years after it was originally scheduled to come out ( the album was literally shelved and Dilla moved to LA where he made his name), The Diary features ‘Diamonds’, ‘Ice’, ‘Fuck The Police’ and ‘Trucks’.

‘The Introduction’ is the first song from it, produced by House Shoes with Dilla, is a wavy synth stomper.


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    • Dragonforce @ Whelan’s (€21.50)
      [Speed metal] You would go for the laugh.

     


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    • Vance Joy @ The Academy (SOLD OUT)
      [Folk/pop]  Dude sells out a big venue off the back of Riptide.

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    Hidden Agenda last week announced that they’ll be moving out of the Button Factory in September while still putting the odd gig in there like Kaytranada and Clu and T Williams, most of the regular nights will now move to Opium Rooms (formerly The Village).

    The first announced gig is on Saturday September 20th, with Pantha Du Prince returning after his Bell Orchestra appearance to play live. Tickets are €10 on sale from Resident Advisor. It’s a late gig with an 11pm start.

    The move means that Hidden Agenda will now be a multi-room night with old-school disco dudes Space Camp playing in The Garden of the venue.

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