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Here’s a list of my most 50 played club records, remixes, edits and dancefloor jams I played out this year, old and new. Get the list in three flavours:

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Nialler9’s top club tracks of 2016

  1. Anderson Paak – Am I Wrong?
  2. Isaac Tichauer – Higher Level (Bicep remix)
  3. Paul McCartney & Wings – 1985 (Timo Maas & James Teej mix)
  4. Emmanuelle – Italove
  5. Monika – Secret In The Dark (Juan Maclean remix)
  6. Fatima Yamaha – Love Invaders
  7. LOR – Moon
  8. Chance The Rapper – All Night – Kaytranada remix
  9. Brassica – Tears I Can Afford (Bicep Remix)
  10. Polica – Kind (Boys Noize remix)
  11. Roosevelt – Colours (Prins Thomas remix)
  12. Philippi & Rodrigo – Gueto De Gent
  13. Waffles – Ca Va
  14. HubbabubbaKlubb – Mopedbart
  15. 808 State – In Your Face (Bicep remix)
  16. Rubberband – Caoutchouc
  17. Moon Runner – Interactive Track
  18. Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
  19. Doctr – Tropique
  20. Mura Masa – What If I Go?
  21. PG Goes Dance – Kontrol
  22. Marcus Marr – Rocketship
  23. KDA feat. Tinashe – Just Say
  24. Lapsley – Operator (DJ Koze)
  25. Kauf – Through the Yard (Fort Romeau remix)
  26. Bwana – Generation Nostalgia
  27. Young Marco – Dreamless
  28. Tiga – 3 Rules
  29. Lauer – Antinat
  30. Suzi Lane – Harmony
  31. Red Axes – Sun My Sweet Sun
  32. Parple – Sacred
  33. I Am The Cosmos – Letting It Go
  34. Ray Mang – Orchestral Manuevres
  35. Misiu Edits – All A Dream
  36. Designer + Four Tet – Mothers
  37. Dimitri From Brooklyn – Right My File
  38. Roy Of The Ravers – Emotinium
  39. Bacao Steel Band – PIMP
  40. Bottin – August (Bangkok Impact Turrican2 Remix)
  41. Romare – Je T’aime
  42. Lime – I Don’t Wanna Lose You
  43. Red Dragon Band – Let Me Be Your Radio
  44. DJ Dook – Togo Disco
  45. Adultrock – Push And Pull
  46. Ninetoes – Finder
  47. Nao – Trophy (feat. AK Paul)
  48. Marie Davidson – Good Times
  49. Skyy – Movin Violation
  50. Quinton Campbell – FM Patterns

Posted on December 19th, 2016

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Tara Stewart is a DJ and radio presenter with 2FM /2XM, a writer with District Magazine and top buzzer.

See all the top 10 tracks of 2016 guest selections.


1.

Nadia Rose – Skwod

Nadia Rose is an artist I’m love so much (I’m a bit too obsessed with her actually). She has so much swag, style and effortless talent. When I heard this song I was like, man I wish I could rap like that (or rap in general I should say). Every song she’s featured on or released so far has been a great track.


2.

Royksopp + Susanne Sundfor – Never Ever

I’ve been a huge fan of Susanne Sundfor’s vocals and original music for ages (listen to ‘Ten Love Songs’ you might cry a lil so sorry in advance).
Susanne featured on a soundtrack by M83 for a Tom Cruise movie called Oblivion, the song is also called Oblivion. I heard it and I was like ‘oh my god this track is unreal’. So I decided to go to the movie because the song was so epic and you’d assume the film would be just as epic and exciting.

I went to the movie by myself…fell asleep for a few minutes and woke up and left half way through ,the movie was absolutely horrific (I won’t apologise). But the only positive from it was I was introduced to Susanne Sundfor and fell for her music deeply. To cut an already long story short…this Royksopp track ‘Never Ever’ is brilliant and I love it.


3.

Keke Palmer – Hands Free

Keke has been around a really long time mostly in acting and starting off as a Disney star and onto many other teen tv shows. But for somebody that is such a mainstream star, her new music is really not mainstream and she’s really refreshing. I heard this song and watched the video and just fell for her. Side note, her style is very fab too.


4.

Skepta – Lyrics

Skepta is just fantastic, I have a lot of love for him and I’m so happy to see him finally getting amazing recognition for his work. I saw him at Electric Picnic and it was one of the best gigs I’ve been to. To be honest, it was hard for me to pick one particular song off Konnichiwa but this is definitely on rotation between a couple of favourites.


5.

D.R.A.M – Misunderstood

I’m a pretty new fan of D.R.A.M, not because I wasn’t a fan of his before but I only heard of him this year. All I can say about this is as soon as I heard it I got halfway through and restarted it because I was like, oh shit….this is fantastic. The rest of his album is just as good. But this is my top song.


6.

Banks – Gemini Feed

Again I’m a new fan of Banks, and this time it’s because I actually wasn’t a fan of her previous album, I just couldn’t jump on board. However, things changed dramatically when I heard this song, so much so I’d safely say I’m her biggest listener on Spotify.


7.

Little Green Cars – Good Women Do

I’ve been a massive fan of Faye O’Rourke’s songwriting and singing for a long time. Her vocals are just out of this world (and I don’t use that dramatic phrase lightly). I got a sneaky listen of this before it came out, but like a year in advance and I was actually raging because I wanted it to myself so I could listen over and over. Unfortunately I had to be patient and wait for the full album.


8.

Bruno Mars – Calling all my lovelies

I have absolutely no shame in saying his new album is one of my favourite albums of 2016. It’s just fun and brilliant. This song is pretty cheeky but Bruno is just a cheeky dude (heya Bruno 😉 ). Don’t knock this song or the album just yet if you haven’t listened, just because it’s Bruno Mars. Give it a chance and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


9.

Mabel – Thinking of you

Mabel is pretty new and still unknown in the music world but she is another artist that I really believe is set for massive things next year. She is creating deadly music with a heavy sprinkle of 90s rnb in there too. She’s the daughter of Neneh Cherry, but EXTREMELY talented in her own right.


10.

Hare Squead – Long Way To Go

These guys have had an absolutely massive 2016 and with the way things are going, I hope 2017 is even bigger. This has to be my favourite song so far released, but I’m just dying for an album because I want to hear more.


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Posted on December 19th, 2016

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Wigwam (formerly Twisted Pepper) is increasing its club activity slowly since turning the tables and chairs and this Sunday sees the launch of Alamo, a new gay club night.

Alamo purports to by a night unlike any other on the gay club scene with “Scandinavian Electro, Louisiana Bounce, Chicago House” singled out among classics and current gems.

DJs on the night are Will St Leger (Faune) & Tara Stewart (Poptarts on RTE 2XM). Entry is €5 and it starts at 10:30pm. On a Sunday night and all.

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Will St Leger has made us another spectacular video! The excitement for Sunday is coming to a boiling point now as Alamo, Wigwams new monthly gay night launches. Pop down to hear great music, have some laughs and have a new, alternative experience.

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