Every week, the Nialler9 Spotify Weekly Playlist is updated with new music, and in this corner, we share the playlist and highlight some some select songs from the list below.
A great tune from the South East London rapper and singer Enny. On point lyrics and a tune with verve and swing.
Polo & Pan, Channel Tres
France meets the US. Atmospheric dance is Channel Tres’ M.O. and on ‘Tunnel’ he pairs up with French dance duo for his moody vocals over their tension-filled electronic rhythms.
Electricity (Harvey’s Nightclub re-edit)
The 20th Anniversary version of The Avalanches’ seminal sample tapestry album debut from 2001 has been an opportunity to revisit a classic with an increased knowledge of source material and influences that informed it, that were not known to me at the time.
The album’s second disc features a few remix standouts from Carl Craig, Cornelius and this DJ Harvey edit, who as the name suggests, puts a dancefloor-friendly structure on ‘Electricity’.
How Can I Make It OK?
I don’t think Wolf Alive are the saviours of UK music or close to the level of “important band” critical acclaim that has been heaped on them in recent weeks for their third album Blue Weekend. They are a fascinating group, one who push themselves beyond the guitar-rock genre that set them on their path, and in Ellie Rowsell they have a magnetising lyricist and singer. ‘How Can I Make It OK?’ is anthemic in the way that ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ was – a timeless song that is as much Cocteau Twins as it the song you will want to hear at a festival when it all comes back.
DJ Seinfeld, Teira
U Already Know
DJ Seinfeld has announced a forthcoming album on Ninja Tune on September 3rd and there’s no hazy lo-fi house happening on new track ‘U Already Know’. It’s a shimmering outdoor summer song.
“My dad had a stroke a few years ago which means I need to be home more to help. Aside from the obvious tragedy of the situation, it’s also helped ground me in reality. Even when I was at the peak of touring, I’ve always had something I’ve had to come home to and contribute to and it’s meant I’ve grown up a lot and really seen the importance of having a happy relationship and a good group of friends around who will nurture you and appreciate your idiosyncrasies.”
“I saw this quote from Cortázar recently, which says ‘You were always my mirror, to see myself I had to look at you,’ and it just made sense in relation to this album. I don’t know who I am but perhaps it’s easier to see the silhouettes through things like heartbreak, family trauma, but also through the peculiar flickers of light and love that enter your life. If the first album was about getting past a breakup, this one is trying to understand who’s standing on the finish line. This album is my mirror.”DJ Seinfeld
Peggy Gou feat. OHHYUK
Yes, this does sound like St. Etienne’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’.
Pa Salieu, Slowthai
BBC Sound of 2021 winner Pa Salieu hooks up with Slowthai on a bonafide rap banger, that deserves decent speakers.
Spirit Of The Beehive
The Server Is Immersed
The Philadelphia band Spirit Of The Beehive’s new album Entertainment, Death reminds me of the spirit of early experimental Animal Collective music. Psych, druggy, hazey, weird guitar tones and production that sounds like it’s crushing the music to bits, but in a pleasingly woozy way.
‘Do You Mind?’
A Nialler9 favourite releases a new song to coincide with the announcement of that debut album Woman on the Internet is out 20th August 2021.
“Announcing my debut album feels like a moment I’ve been waiting for for years. Something clicked into place last year – I grew into my role as a producer and lyrically I knew what I wanted to say. Although this album was made in 2020 it isn’t laced with lockdown blues – it feels more like the soundtrack of new time to me; a sunnier time, a more hopeful time.Gartland
Check out my other favourite new tracks in the playlist below: