Kenny Hanlon is a DJ and the boss of Apartment Records, who just released a digital compilation of their first 10 vinyl releases. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Nu Era – Space Above Us I came across a video earlier this year of Benny Klock playing a classic DJ Skull… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kelly-Anne Byrne is a regular DJ at festivals throughout Ireland. She’s known for her love of disco and soul, which manifests on the airwaves with her nationwide show on Saturday and Sunday night on Today FM called The Beat Goes On. Kelly-Anne plays the NYE Ball at The Sugar Club. See all the guest selections… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Popular Music, like nigh on everything else, has been dominated with political sentiment in 2017. In a year where issues of race, class and gender were (sometimes painfully) brought to the fore of civic discussion, music has dutifully followed suit. In fact, much of this year’s popular music can be viewed as a reaction to… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly most recently released ‘Hollow’ along with an EP earlier this year. She plays a homecoming show in Westport on December 22nd. 1. Jome – Hollow Jome is a newly launched project, half of which is made up of an old favourite artist of mine, Imaginary Future. His solo music is very… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Galway electronic pop artist Laoise Ní Nualláin grew up playing violin and piano before teaching herself the guitar at the age of 11. She then started writing music at age 15. Her debut EP Halfway, of understated electronic-assisted pop, was released this year and was a regular feature on Nialler9. 1. Banks – Underdog One of… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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Click here for Nialler9’s top 75 songs of the 2017 All of these songs either featured in the Irish music section, my regular updated Spotify playlist or my Irish Times Irish music column. 30. Abovedat – ‘Better’ Low-end thriving electronic house-pop single with pitched silky vocal from Cork’s Stevie G and Ian Ring (formerly of… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Here’s a more in-depth look at 20 of my 75 already-revealed songs of 2017 so far. Get them in a playlist here. 20. Maggie Rogers – ‘On + Off’ It’s a testament to Maggie Rogers’ songwriting that I considered three of the four songs from her debut EP for this. ‘On + Off’ is the… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

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Here are my favourite songs of the year so far in a Spotify playlist. Check out the monthly playlists too.  Here are my albums of the year so far. 75 songs featured including Arcade Fire, Mix & Fairbanks, Kendrick, Ships, Mac Demarco, The Blaze, Haim, Run The Jewels, The xx, Aldous Harding, Overcoats, Maggie Rogers,… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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