For what is now an annual tradition, I present the Nialler9 Electric Picnic DJ mix put together by myself. Featuring 22 songs and 26 artists all playing at Electric Picnic this weekend, this mix is for your pre-festival work prep, your packing, your journey down, your campsite (not too loud now), your car and your… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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The Peace Pagoda is an alternative music sanctuary at Electric Picnic. Found in the Healing Area of Body&Soul, the area offers a programme of ambient and electronic music for the first two days while Sunday ramps things up for its closing party. The Peace Pagoda is curated by Algorithm for Body&Soul with a projection mapped… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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Three great DJs doing a B2B set at Optimo’s 20 party as the grand finale for an all-day event that had a hefty lineup. This is my kind of set featuring LCD Soundsystem’s Lindstrom Tribulations mix, Moda’s ‘Retro & Grade’, Giorgio Moroder, Margarida and many more including that Optimo favourite – Madonna’s ‘Hung Up’. Dig… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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With this Saturday’s Lumo Club night featuring a whole room of Beastie Boys tunes and videos, we asked Dennis Cassidy (We Three Kings / The Record Spot) to put together a mix of tracks that were sampled by the Beastie Boys over the years. This is the result. Tracklist below. Come along to Tengu in… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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Soulwax were the guests on the Essential Mix this past weekend. It was the Dwelele brothers first Essential Mix in 12 years and it takes the form of two parts. The first part is ALL-NEW original material that clocks in at an hour with the word ‘Essential’ as inspiration. The second part is billed as… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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The hip-house trio of Bon Voyage, Brooklyn rapper Shamon Cassette and the two young producers from Finglas; in Dublin The Supreme and Gucci Cortez as the name suggests take their inspirations from ’90s house and hip-hop. Like last year’s ‘African Voices’ and their Hare Squead remix m the latest installment in the Nialler9 Mix Series,… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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It was 20 years ago this week. Before they became the robots, before they became mega-selling global artists, before they were known as dance music mavericks to most, and just weeks after they released their seminal debut album Homework in 1997, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo recorded their first and only Essential mix on… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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CK is a Dublin DJ who originally put together a podcast for Bodytonic back in 2011 inspired by Daft Punk’s Homework track ‘Teachers’ in which they shout out to all the masters that came before in the fields of house and techno in particular. CK went on to expand that in a second mix that… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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DJ Skarface took beats from DJ Shadow’s discography and paired them with acapellas from Run The Jewels’ first album and it is gift. It’s a mashup that makes sense as the trio collaborated last year. RTJ3 dropped over the Christmas period too. Tracklisting Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels DJ Shadow – Napalm Brain/Scatter… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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Each mix in the Nialler9 Mix Series features feature a theme and will be put together by some of my favourite DJs or musicians, local or international. This edition, came to me through by inbox by sometime DJ and tune enthusiast Gavin O’Sullivan. I listened, thoroughly enjoyed and decided it needed a bigger audience so… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Teki Latex’s new DJ mix 100% Radio Hits is billed as “the sound of the radio station that plays 24/7 inside my brain.” and to that end, the 2-hour mix is chock full of tunes that you’ll likely hear on the radio anywhere in the world mixed up with lesser known songs. It’s like a… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016

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Gavin Elsted AKA Adultrock recently put out his second Bodytonic release earlier this summer featuring Push And Pull. Last year’s release featured a remix by one half of Optimo so it makes sense then that he is supporting Optimo this Friday as part of the Bernard Shaw’s 10th Birthday celebrations alongside Mister Saturday Night, K15,… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2016

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Benji B’s radio show, as I often enthuse around these parts, is a regular show I try to delve into every week – taking in hip-hop, dance, electronic, house, grime and general underground club tracks. Most weeks he has a guest of some kind whether in the studio or in the mix. This week’s is… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2016

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Krystal Klear is joined by his father Peter Lennon, who used to be Irish pirate radio broadcaster and was last in a radio studio 33 years ago. As well as playing some choice records like Misiu’s ‘All A Dream’, Steely Dan, and Gibson Brothers’ ‘Ooh What A Life’, father and son reminisce about his dad’s… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2016

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The Peace Pagoda is “an alternative sanctuary” at Electric Picnic in the healing area of Body&Soul at the festival featuring live ambient and electronic music, talks yoga, workshops, DJ sets and projection mapped visuals. Curated by Kevin A Freeney & Body&Soul with production by Algorithm and food by Native Spaces, it will feature sets from… Read more »

Posted on August 30th, 2016

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