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.
Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from all the below along with Glass Animals, Skott, Chance The Rapper, Ardyn, Father John Misty and Hvmmingbyrd.
Anderson Paak appears to feature as a guest on one new song every few days. The dude is having a prolific year and also released the album of the year (Irish show please? I was sure a Picnic show was happening). On his latest feature, he sets the bumping airy tone on Mac Miller’s new track from new album The Divine Feminine (September 16). The album also features Kendrick Lamar, Cee-Lo, and Robert Glasper. A classy joint.
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Luke Abbott remix)
A strong remix on 12″ / download now.
Coming across like a lost Mariah track, Luke Abbott’s new remix of Todd Terje’s 2011 track has a summery stamp all over it.
Massive Attack feat. Ghostpoet – ‘Come Near Me’
Massive Attack released three new songs via an iOs app this week but today, they posted two of those songs on Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes. Hope Sandoval anchors the dreamy trip-hop of ‘The Spoils’ but it’s Ghostpoet’s turn on ‘Come Near Me’ that fits the band’s dystopian downbeat tune.
The songs are the followup to Ritual Spirit which was helmed by Robert Del Naja. These songs were both written by Daddy G and collaborator Stew Jackson, proving that if you are clashing in creative endeavours just take charge of every second release, it seems to be working for the Bristol band for now.
Badbadnotgood & Colin Stetson – ‘Confessions Part II’
A highlight from the Canadian jazz trio’s new album IV.
Badbadnotgood make jazz music that is made with a deeper knowledge of the modern music of hip-hop and electronica. But while those influences are felt on the album with collaborations with Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada and Samuel T. Herring, it’s the Arcade Fire-featured sax player Colin Stetson whose contribution to ‘Confessions Part II’ feels the most natural. Stetson’s reeds bring a nervous underbelly to a tune that seems to spiral out of control, in the way that Miles Davis’ experimental On The Corner feels like it’s falling off its tracks only to be nudged back into focus once more.
De La Soul – ‘Royalty Capes’
A strong track from the rap legends
Still going strong after all these years, De La Soul have never made the kind of music that made people want to forget they’re still around plugging away. There’s always usually something to recommend. For their forthcoming and the Anonymous Nobody… album which was crowdfunded and features David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Usher, Little Dragon, Estelle, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz and Jill Scott, they’ve let us listen to a new song featuring Snoop Dogg, ‘Trainwreck’ and the funky ‘Action’.
‘Royalty Capes’ is another fine track, a brass-assisted jazzy big-beat hip-hop track that doesn’t look to the past in its execution.
Doctr – ‘Tropique’
Sunshine danceable giddiness.
One of those tunes that only makes sense with loads of people around, Doctr’s ‘Tropique’ is pure sunshine giddy energy. The song is italo meets cosmic disco meets tropical house. It gets an official release on August 19th on Music For Dreams. You might hear this at Lumo’s all-day party tomorrow. Ok, you will.
The Cork-born artist drops her second single.
The London-based Cork artist Lyra debut with an impressively polished ambient pop song called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ last month that simultaneously recalled Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs and Swedish pop.
Last week, Lyra played her debut gig at Communion Music’s night in London and she dropped ‘Emerald’, her second track. That previous song was largely about embracing her Irish accent – something she does here too. Also embraced, big drums and production, sustained chords and a grand chorus.
Production comes from Rupert Christie (Kate Bush, Coldplay, Aurora, Say Lou Lou).
The British singer takes time out from collaborating with Kanye to release his first track in 3 years.
In the five years he’s been making music in the public, first with SBTRKT and later on his own, there’s been a slow release of solo tunes from Sampha. His last solo material was ‘Too Much’/’Happens’ in 2013 but in the meantime, he’s featured on songs from Kanye West, Drake and Katy B.
New song ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ arrives three years after his last solo track and came with a message that suggested the guy has been having a hard old time (“It’s been a while. I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years, as we all do, and it’s hard to articulate sometimes”). As ever, the honeyed tones of his voice are always emotive and welcome to these ears.
Ahead of some live dates this summer, Todd Terje and his dance troupe/band The Olsens have announced a double vinyl EP of remakes/covers of tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Boney M, Vangelis and remixes of the tracks.
The Big Cover-Up is released on June 17th on Terje’s own Olsen records. The tracklist is velow and this is the remix of the Boney M cover:
Todd Terje & The Olsens – ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso Remix)’
THE BIG COVER-UP’ TRACKLISTING
A1. Firecracker (by Yellow Magic Orchestra / Martin Denny)
A2. Disco Circus (by Martin Circus)
B1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump (by Boney M)
B2. La Fete Sauvage (by Vangelis)
C1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso remix)
C2. Firecracker (Dan Tyler remix)
D1. La Fete Sauvage (Prins Thomas remix)
D2. Disco Circus (Øyvind Morken remix)
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Todd Terje has released a fine set of remixes of his album tune ‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ from It’s Album Time! which takes the track’s hammy orchestral prog throwback vibes into something less esoteric.
There are four remixes in total from Deetron (who takes it percussive and deep while retaining the melody), a Bullion remix (more dance/funk), Mungolian Jetset (more steel drum style piano house) and my personal favourite Mungolian vs Terje himself (a brass soulful house take on things with a drum breakdown)