For episode 3 in the Nialler9 rebooted podcast series, I present a live recording of my DJ set in two parts, recorded live at Lumo Club’s Second Birthday. If you like what you hear, come on down to Lumo this Friday?

Download: Nialler9 At Night Podcast #3: Lumo Club’s Second Birthday Live

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Tracklist

  1. Jeff Wayne – The Eve of the War (1980 Disco Steve Thompson Remix)
  2. Young Marco – Hetrortopia (YM mix)
  3. Young Marco – Dreamless
  4. Sebastian Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 mix)
  5. Abra – Crybaby
  6. Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx remix)
  7. Fort Romeau – Emu
  8. Yvonne Gage – Doin It In a Haunted House
  9. Charlie –  Space Woman
  10. Quando Quango – Love Tempo (FAC remix)
  11. Mind Enterprises – Idol
  12. Psychemagik – What A Funky Night
  13. Fatnotronic – Margarida
  14. Emmanuelle – Italove
  15. Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost remix)
  16. Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
  17. Gino Soccio – Dancer

Previous podcasts in this series:
Nialler9 Podcast #2: Halloween Synths
Nialler9 at Night #1

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Darkstar, Justice, Swords, AikJ, Talos, Yuksek, Lapsley and more.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist.


1.

Kelsey Lu – ‘Dreams’

A minimal orchestral daydream.

Kelsey Lu is a North Carolinian cellist and singer/songwriter who has just released an EP (Church) of orchestrally-arranged ambient folk music on True Panther.

Comparisons to Alice Coltrane and Bat For Lashes, Lu’s music leans into the avant-garde spectrum yet she has collaborated with artists in the field of pop and R&B like Blood Orange, Kelela and Wet.

Church was recorded in one take at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Kelsey singing, playing cello and utilising a loop pedal.

‘Dreams’, from the EP is a highlight from the EP and a spectacular intro to Kelsey Lu. The Alix Brown-directed desert video heightens the song’s unique daydream quality and marks Lu out as a visual artist too.


2.

Abra – Crybaby’

Rising artist on True Panther.

Once you get past the Irish fast food connection in the name (Irish reference only), there’s much to enjoy in the music of Atlanta’s “Darkwave Duchess.” ‘Crybaby’ is her most instant track – a meld of 808s with ’80s synth and basslines with the voice fluttering above. It’s from her Princess EP out now also on True Panther and Awful Records.


3.

Michael Sembello – ‘Gravity’ (Psychemagik remix)

Michael Sembello is the guy behind ‘Maniac’ from the Flashdance soundtrack so we have him to thank for Irish club cringey classic ‘Maniac 2000’.

‘Gravity’ was another film soundtrack placement, on Cocoon and it came with a Ron Howard-directed music video that couldn’t be more 80s if it tried.

The song has a big electro-funk beat to it so Psychemagik took it and made it sing for the club.


4.

GL – ‘Hallucinate’

The Aussie electro-pop duo just released their debut LP Touch.

Sleek danceable synth-pop is the name of GL’s game ever since I featured them back in 2014. The Melbourne duo of Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson have just dropped their debut album Touch, a collection of synth pop, electro-boogie and funk. Pop dominates it and ‘Number One’ is one of my songs of 2016 so far.

‘Hallucinate’ isn’t far behind in the slinky stakes.


5.

Florian Kupfer – ‘Elle’

New electronica on a Ninja tune imprint

Berlin producer Florian Kupfer has released EPs via Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S., Willie Burns’ W.T. Records and Rush Hour. For his sixth EP, he’s releasing via Ninja Tune’s singles label Technicolour.

‘Elle’ is the opening EP track, featuring an expressive cascading synth line dancing around a lo-fi drum machine beat that is more effective as ambient backdrop than it seems. The 12″ is out today and the digital version arrives August 5th.


6.

Francis Lung – ‘Dance 4 Sorrow’

Yet another Wu Lyf alumni.

Along with LUH and Dream Lovers, Tom McClung is another former Wu Lyfer who has picked up a new baton and sound. ‘Dance 4 Sorrow’, from the Mother’s Son EP, takes solace in sparking taut guitar pop.


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Posted on July 22nd, 2016

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In 2012 and 2013, Psychemagik the duo who are known for supreme disco DJ edits of tunes from Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads as well as their originals, released two compilations, Magik Cyrkles and Magik Sunrise featuring rare 70s and 80s soul, funk, disco and beyond.

Now the pair have Magik Sunset Part Two, a followup on the way, after spending much time clearing and tracking down the original artists for permission and in order to master the tracks from the original vinyl.

The names aren’t well known but the tunes featured teeter on the smudgy edge of the aforementioned genres and psychedelia. Check out The Electric Connection’s funky synth disco track ‘Cry of The Lone Wolf’ and the promo mix.

The album is released on Leng Records via Bandcamp on CD, Vinyl and digital.

About ‘Cry of The Lone Wolf’:

“‘Groovy’ was released as the A-side of a vinyl single in Japan in the fall of 1979 as part of an advertising campaign for an avant-garde clothing company. I was completely free to compose and produce what I felt was appropriate for the B side as long as it was in the same genre, and that is how ‘Cry Of The Lone Wolf’ was created. The sound style highlighted the very avant-garde glossy plastic look and image of the clothing company, utilizing a hypnotic repetitive tight synth oriented groove. The recordings took place on August 29, 1979 at Sound Castle Studios in Los Angeles and I chose the very best recording musicians that I frequently worked with including Jim Gordon on drums who was part of Eric Clapton’s band Derek & The Dominos and co-wrote his hit song ‘Layla’, as well as recording with George Harrison, the Beach Boys and Alice Cooper. David Hungate played electric bass and was one of the founding members of the hit band Toto. Michael Boddicker played all the synths and did the vocoder vocals. Michael was one of the most in demand synthesizer players in L.A. at that time, and played on most of Michael Jackson’s hit albums. Tim May played the electric guitar and has played for the Pointer Sisters and Whitney Houston. Paulinho Da Costa played all of the percussion and he has recorded with the Eagles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Madonna, Donna Summer and Sting.” (John Tartaglia)

Magik Sunset Part Two Tracklist:

  1. John Keating – In Search of Atlantis
  2. Orchester Ambros Seelos – Mondgesicht
  3. Plaisirs Erotique – Special Ero
  4. Francis Lai – Young Freedom
  5. Glenn – Zeit
  6. Jack Adkins – Sunset Beach
  7. Instrumental Group Cabas – Cry In The Night
  8. Frédéric Castel – Open Up
  9. The Electric Connection – Cry of The Lone Wolf
  10. Fabio Fabor – Idolo Moresco
  11. The Primates – King Kong
  12. Tony Sinclair Orchestra – Walkin’ Through The Night
  13. Trepidant’s – Far Away

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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  • Sylvan Esso @ Whelan’s (€15)
    [Electronic/pop] Triumphant return for the pair.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
    [Acoustic club] Basciville, CC Brez and more. 

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  • B.A.R.E. In The Woods @ Portarlington, Co. Laois (€40+)
    [Festival] One day festival feat. Roots Manuva, Overhead The Albatross, little xs for eyes and more.


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Posted on June 9th, 2015

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Tracks of the Week playlist


1. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’

“It’s the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It’s the sound of hashtag winning.” And so, Adebisi Shank returns with more bonkers frazzled epic electro rock that sounds like a particularly jaunty parade march in the year 3032. Their third album This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank is out August 12th on Sargent House.


2. Shamir – ‘Sometimes a Man’

From the Vegas 19 year-old’s excellent debut EP, Northtown out now on Godmode. A ruff-housing disco shaker.


3. SBTRKT – ‘Temporary View’ ft. Sampha

‘Temporary View’ is a reworking of ‘Resolute’, the instrumental released on SBTRKT’s recent Transitions EP, now sounding fully-formed with the dulcet presence of Sampha.


4. Klo – ‘Make Me Wonder’

The debut track from the Melbourne duo Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam was released in March. It’s a free download from Facebook.


5. Daithí Feat. Senita -’ Golden Blush’

From Daithí’s new album, In Flight, an album that deserves to do really well in Ireland on radio. Surely, the next single featuring Danny from The Coronas will do it? As it is, this is superior club pop on anyone’s terms.


6. UNKNWN – ‘Devil’

A shuffling atmospheric garage-house groover from the Belfast duo.


7. Dear Desert – ‘Give It Up’

Dear Desert are a brand new Irish band, based in Dublin consisting of Brendan Millar (Futures Apart), Richie Fenton and James O’Donnell (Hush War Cry). Judging by their debut track, the ‘Give It Up’, this is a trio steeped in heart-on-sleeve ’80s pop.


8. Azoto – ‘San Salvador’

As heard on White Collar Boy’s World Cup-themed mix to promote their new club nigiht in the Grand Social this Saturday,


9. Róisín Murphy – In Sintesi (Psychemagik Remix)

A fine disco reworking of the original track from Ms. Murphy’s recent Italian pop covers EP.


10. The Roots – ‘Never feat. Patty Crash’

My standout track from the new album from Jimmy Fallon’s house band, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, their eleventh studio album.

Posted on June 13th, 2014

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Tracks of the Week playlist

Soundcloud link.


1. Hundred Waters – ‘Down From The Rafters’

I love this band so much and you should too and if not, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?


2. Kiesza – ‘Hideaway’

This video is so great, I’ve watched it a dozen times this week so I’m on board for the song too.


3. Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’

The sound of the summer in February, now on XL. Could be a big year for these guys, especially considering their live show will have seven members. Doing it right.


4. Psychemagik – ‘Black Noir Schwarz’ (Mineo Remix)

It was a bummer to miss Psychemagik in Dublin a couple of weeks ago at Hidden Agenda. Their edits and remixes have given them a great rep. ‘Black Noir Schwarz’ is their new original single on Crosstown Rebel, quality dancefloor electro disco/funk. This is the Mineo remix (Ex Audio Bully Tom Dinsdale) of the single. There’s a Tensnake remix on the release too, out March 10th. This is a radio rip from Skream’s show.


5. Keni Burke – ‘Risin To The Top’

I don’t want this weekly playlist to be all new music, and this song, from the year I was born, 1982, has been on my person this week at DJ gigs and at home. The song has a smooth R&B feel but it’s all about that flute and bassline. It was sampled on Nas’ ‘Hey Nas’ and Medina Green’s track on the Soundbombing II compilation.


6. Sleep Thieves- ‘City Of Hearts’

The second track from Sleep Thieves’ forthcoming album You Want The Night showcases the Dublin group’s progression into more atmospheric electronic textures. Their last album lacked an identity, this one, will not.


7. Glass Animals – ‘Gooey’

As introduced today, this Oxford band have been around a while, but their new single has really captured the imagination.


8. Deadbots – ‘UFRST’

Dublin duo have a big-sounding deep electro-house tune on Ghent label Eskimo.


9. Four Tet + Terror Danjah – ‘Killer’

Solid dancefloor weapons is the name of Four Tet + Terror Danjah’s collaborative TEXT release. I prefer the A-side ‘Killer’ to the B-side ‘Nasty’, which is more like the harsh Beautiful Rewind stuff and is a good balance of both artists’ sound.


10. Taches – ‘Turn Of Phrase’

A big room tech-house tune from a London producer who usually favours more melodic music. This one is a shaker. It’s out on Nurvous Records now.

Posted on February 21st, 2014

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Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.

Track list

  1. Mo Kolours – ‘Mike Black’
  2. Gary Low – ‘I Want You’
  3. Psychemagik – ‘What A Funky Night’ (edit)
  4. Chvrches – ‘Lies’ (Lxury remix)
  5. Kaytranada – ‘At All’
  6. Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’
  7. Isaiah Rashad – ‘Soliloquy’
  8. A$AP Mob – ‘Trillmatic’ feat. A$AP Nast and Method Man
  9. Tinashe – ‘Black Water’
  10. Fatima Al Qadiri – ‘Knight-Fare’ (Post-War dub)
  11. Mssingno – ‘XE2’
  12. Lorde – ‘Ribs’ (Ryan Hemsworth Let’s Have A Sleepover remix)
  13. Burial – ‘Rival Dealer’ (excerpt)
  14. Twigs – ‘Hide’
  15. Lapsley – ‘Station’

Direct MP3 Download: Nialler9 Podcast #45

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Posted on February 4th, 2014

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