With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Releases Spotify playlist, updated weekly.


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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

Ruban Nielson’s UMO are band that always moved between psych-rock, frenetic sonics and oddball funk. Sex and Food finds a bit of everything of the band’s established sounds in there along but perhaps with everything pushed to the fringes or testing the limits somewhat. So there’s the aggressively-charged distorted rock of ‘American Guilt’ alongside the positively 70s yacht rock tracks ‘Ministry of Alienation’ and ‘Everybody Acts Crazy Nowadays’. “When it comes to rock, I want to get into dodgier territory.”, is how Nielson has talked about the album.

Nielson’s voice remains as the peculiar whispering floating timbre. It’s a little creepy, a little laconic, and totally unique. With influences drawn from places he visited like Reykjavík, Seoul, Auckland, Hanoi and Mexico, away from the Portland home that informed much of his 2015 breakthrough record Multi-Love, Sex and Food ultimately, is like a patchwork of their sound to date.


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Le Galaxie – Pleasure


The long-awaited third album from Le Galaxie was delayed due to industry machinations as covered in a recent podcast but it feels worth the wait. Where the band’s previous effort Le Club was an retro-electro album that aimed to capture the band’s revered live shows, Pleasure ably sidesteps that focus. It’s still a party, but it feels like a fresher, modern one, of rave pop sounds. The band’s newest member May Kay brings a duality to Michael Pope’s vocals that increases the human presence of the band’s music and makes their music more hook-filled. It’s still an album of absolute dance bangers, as you may expect from this band but richer and more varied, more confident employing piano-house, rave, comedown electro , synth-disco, and an Underworld-esque song called Demi Moore with the title repeated dozens of times that shouldn’t work but does. At a slim 10 tracks, Le Galaxie wear their skin more comfortably than they’ve ever done before.


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Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha


Five years on from his seminal Drone Logic album, the English producer Daniel Avery has largely ditched the anthemic dancefloor grooves in favour of a sound that engulfs itself in retro ambient sounds. It’s not an “ambient” album to chill out to, it shares the same sonics as 1994’s Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2, . It appears to beam itself from another dimension, while grappling with techno and industrial sounds, it remains cavernous and seeking on tracks like ‘Sensation’ and ‘Projector’. ‘Clear’ delves into throwback acid and ‘Diminuendo’ embodies early ’90s minimalism. Song for Alpha is one to get lost in. To help that, there’s an accompanying hour-long visual film.


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Somadrone – Wellpark Avenue

Neil O’Connor’s music has often drawn on synthesizers and analogue equipment to make music that had a soft nebulous quality, with qualities of pychedelia, kraut and ambience. O’Connor’s sixth album as Somadrone finds him moving away from those ingredients and embracing live instrumentation and tape loops.

Wellpark Avenue is named after the place in Drumcondra in which the album was recorded, tying down the album’s floating tendencies to a sense of physical space (as can be seen below in the accompanying video). The process may be different but the textured production remains, yet there’s an experimental feel to many of the songs. Wellpark Avenue isn’t an album in a rush to get to another location, it’s quite happy exploring the journey.


Posted on April 10th, 2018

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As predicted earlier this month in our new albums to look forward to piece, Daniel Avery is indeed following up his excellent 2013 album Drone Logic with Song For Alpha on April 6th this year on Phantasy.

It is preceded by a new four-track EP Slow Fade out today on 12″ vinyl that suggests the new music to come will have more of an ambient vein all in.

As the presser says:

Song For Alpha is Avery’s exploration of the space in which home listening and club music intersect, in no small part inspired by his transient life spent between nightclubs, flights, the passenger seats of cars and hotel rooms. He confirms, “Drone Logic’s spiritual home was the dancefloor. This record’s is definitely the road. Those late nights and hazy mornings, finding inspiration beyond the fog.”

It also promises songs that evoke early rave and a “mesmeric techno assault” while inspirations include William Basinski, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence and Brian Eno.

“I’ve become increasingly interested in those moments in a club when the outside world becomes little more than an inconsequential thought at the back of your head. Eyes closed as opposed to hands in the air. A light emerging from the darkness – this is the idea I repeatedly returned to in the studio. The more time you spend with it the deeper you fall.”

Have a listen to the EP now.

Song For Alpha tracklisting:

1. First Light
2. Stereo L
3. Projector
4. TBW17
5. Sensation
6. Citizen // Nowhere
7. Clear
8. Diminuendo
9. Days From Now
10. Embers
11. Slow Fade
12. Glitter
13. Endnote
14. Quick Eternity

‘Slow Fade’ EP tracklisting:

1. Slow Fade
2. After Dark
3. Radius
4. Fever Dream

Posted on January 19th, 2018

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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.

I’m DJing at the Red Bull Tropical Garden at EP on Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Download links:
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More? Here’s an Electric Picnic Spotify playlist with a song from every artist playing

Nialler9 Electric Picnic Mix 2016

  1. Lynched – Father Had A Knife
  2. Toby Kaar – Snapdragon
  3. Nao – Inhale / Exhale
  4. Muro Masa – What If I Go?
  5. Glass Animals – Youth (Instrumental)
  6. John Talabot & Pional – Destiny (Dubtool)
  7. Jessy Lanza – Keep On Moving
  8. Todd Terje – Alfonso Meskedunder (Deetron remix)
  9. Prince Rama – Bahia
  10. Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair remix)
  11. New Order – Tutti Frutti (Tom Rowlands Chemical Brothers remix)
  12. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Prins Thomas remix)
  13. Shit Robot – End Of The Trail
  14. New Jackson – Shoot Out The Lights
  15. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK remix)
  16. LCD Soundsystem – Home (Loving Good mix)
  17. Gene Dudley Group – Inspector Norse
  18. Super Furry Animals – Wherever I Lay My Phone (That’s My Home)
  19. Animal Collective – Brother Sport
  20. Broken Social Scene – Pacific Theme

Posted on August 26th, 2016

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District 8 have revealed the artists and the dates for the autumn schedule from September to December.

The combined promoters of Hidden Agenda, Subject and Bedlam are bringing over the likes of:

Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery, Pantha U Prince, TEED, Ben Klock, Surgeon and Lady Starlight, Ejeca, Blawan, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dmitri From Paris, Maeve Showcase with Mano Le Tough & more, Luke Slater/Steffi, Huxley, Mr. G, Matador, Paul Woolford, Sunil Sharpe and more.

Check out the dates and listings on the site.

Posted on August 4th, 2016

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Dublin venue District 8 has become the go to place to see visiting international dance and electronic acts with the closure of the Twisted Pepper last year as a venue.

For the upcoming season, a coterie of bookers:Subject, Archetype, Hidden Agenda alongside Bodytonic, Bedlam & Connection have a lot of events coming up including gigs to look forward to from Kerri Chandler, Karenn, Skream, Fatima Yamaha & Jackmaster on the same night, Axel Bowman, Marcel Dettman, Ejeca, Ame, Daniel Avery, Kolsch and The Magician at the end of this month.

All shows are listed on RA and are on sale now.

Fatima Yamaha’s ‘Sooty Shearwater, King of Migration’ is my jam right now.

Meanwhile, next Saturday sees DJ Deece graduates to a headline slot of his own for The Deece Series.

Posted on January 17th, 2016

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Cyril Briscoe & Cian Ó Cíobháin’s 110th Street club is celebrating 17 years and as with last year’s great instalment, they’ve given us a mix to celebrate and it is a doozy. In a nod to the years active it kicks off with a snippet of ‘N17’ before taking us to higher places with Stevie Nicks, Daniel Avery, Sophie, Four Tet x Chvrches and Tame Impala x Soulwax.

The 110th Street Seventeenth Birthday Party happens in The Blue Note, Galway on Saturday 28th November. It’s free in and Augustus & John are playing a set at it too.

Edge Of N17 (110th Street 17th Birthday Mix) by 110th Street on Mixcloud

Download link

Tracklist

01 The Saw Doctors – N17 (excerpt)
02 Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen (Mojo Filter Macwood Mixdown)
03 Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (Kink Remix)
04 Subb-an – This Place (Samu.I Remix)
05 Chris Avantgarde – The Good Old Days
06 Jamie Jones – Planets, Spaceships (feat. Digitaria)
07 Serge Devant & Damiano feat. Camille Safiya – Fearing Love (Club Mix)
08 Kornél Kovács – PantalÛn
09 CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)
10 Real Lies – North Circular
11 Demdike Stare – Patchwork
12 EVM128 – Strangers
13 Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall (Pelikann Remix)
14 Maxime Dangles – Amsterhodes
15 Toddla T Sound – Worst Enemy (Switch Remix)
16 SOPHIE – Just Like We Never Said Goodbye
17 Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)

Posted on November 18th, 2015

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Its been two years since Daniel Avery’s monumental Drone Logic album (“A jumbo-sized old-fashioned dance debut” as I called it) was released by Phantasy Sound.

‘Sensation’ / ‘Clear’ is the first release since the remix series that followed last year and the first track of the two doesn’t give too much away. It’s all pulsating atmosphere, dark movements and dry techno pads.

The vinyl is out on November 27th with a free download.

Posted on November 11th, 2015

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This Saturday, Boxed Off Festival featuring Daniel Avery, TEED, Nina Kraviz, HNNY, Detroit Swindle, DJ Deece, Patrick Topping, Jonas Rathsman, Kaily, and many more are hitting Fairyhouse, Co. Meath for a brand new dance festival by Bedlam – Boxed Off.

4 concrete/indoor stages will host the acts and stage times are here.

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Tickets are currently €54.50 + fees from Resident Advisor but I have a pair of tickets to give away by Thursday at noon. Just enter below.

Facebook event.

2 tickets to Boxed Off

Posted on September 15th, 2015

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Promoters Bedlam launched their biggest event yet – Boxed Off, a new dance music festival in Fairyhouse, Co. Meath.

Playing on Friday September 19th at Boxed Off will be:

Daniel Avery, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Nina Kraviz, Patrick Topping, Detroit Swindle, Andhim, Jonas Rathsman, Pete Oak, Dense & PIka, HNNY, Breen, Kaily, Kophi, Electric Garden DJs, Conor Hanson, Jack Dunne, Conor Hanson, DJ Deece, Nuff Said, Luke Redmond, Mitsu, Barry & Duff, Bedlam DJs, Bekyn, Christy O’Brien, Ciaran Martin B2B Jack Kyo (Toast) , Collum O’Connell, Dorian James, Electric Garden DJs, Gavin Francis , Geoff Millar B2B Dan Lambert, MARAKII, Marcus O’Sullivan, MODUSE, Republik DJs, Room 19, RU, Rosbeg, Theolouge, Tū Tenshi and Tome DJs.

The audio visual electronic day out will take place across 4 stages.

Tickets are currently €44.50 + fees from Resident Advisor.

Facebook event.

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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No gig guide in the first week of January due to honeymooning. 🙂

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Tuesday December 23

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Wednesday December 24

  • Nope, it’s Nollaig.

Thursday December 25 – Christmas Day

  • Nope, it’s Nollaig.

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Friday December 26 – Stephen’s Day

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Monday December 29

  • The Stars are Underground @ The Grand Social (€TBA)
    [Alt-rock] Celebrate the music of the Irish independents of the ’90′s with many of those who made it happen live.

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Tuesday December 30

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  • Soundings: Holy Trinity! @ Irish Georgian Society (Sold out)
    [ live Podcast] hosted by Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan with special guests Panti Bliss, Áine Lawlor & Fr. Peter McVerry and live music from Paul Noonan (Bell X1). 
  • The Ruby Sessions @ Smock Alley Theatre  (€6, SOLD OUT, 6pm)
    [Acoustic /folk] Go to www.rubysessions.com/subscribe to subscribe for tickets. 

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Posted on December 23rd, 2014

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Tuesday December 16

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  • Gruff Rhys, Martin Carr @ Peppercanister Church (€23)
    [Folk/Rock] SFA frontman plays his American Interior album live. Expect stoner pauses.
  • Sinead O’Connor @ Vicar Street (€39)
    [Pop] Shinners has had a musically good year.
  • Madness @ 3Arena (€50)
    [Ska] Suggs and band keep on chugging
  • Gogol Bordello @ The Academy (€30)
    [Rock] Balkan/American mad lads.
  • Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
    [Singer-songwriter/folk night] The Young Folk, August Wells and special guests

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Wednesday December 17

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  • Gruff Rhys, Martin Carr @ Peppercanister Church (€23)
    [Folk/Rock] SFA frontman plays his American Interior album live. Expect stoner pauses.
  • Saint Pepsi, The Bedroom @ Whelan’s (€12)
    [Electro-pop] American blog-friendly electronic pop
  • Glen Hansard @ Vicar Street (€30)
    [Folk/rock] With full band in aid of Simon Community.

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Thursday December 18

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  • Jesus @ The Fumbally (€25 including dinner, 7pm)
    [Party] Café staffers play live with Margie Lewis, Old Moon, Signa,  Buffalo Woman.
  • Alasdair Roberts @ The Workman’s Club Vintage Room (€10)
    [Folk] Scottish folkie sounds like Kermit The Frog, signed to Drag City.
  • We Raise Bears, Edisons, John Cummins @ The Workman’s Club (€Free)
    [Rock] Folk pop band lead the way.
  • Knockanstockan Xmas Show  @ The Sugar Club (Free)
    [Party]  Electronic duo Contour, songwriter Rebecca Collins, four-piece Mama Kasbah and psychedelic-rock act Vernon Jane.
  • Subject:  Kerri Chandler @  Twisted Pepper (€20)
    [Dance] Deep house original.
  • No Spill Blood @ Whelan’s (midnight, guestlist)
    [Rock] hefty synth rock.

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Posted on December 16th, 2014

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Wa-hey. Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic is an album that hasn’t diminished since its release last year so Hidden Agenda are bringing him back for their Christmas party alongside Dutch producer Legowelt at Opium Rooms on December 20th. Tickets are €12 right now. And, Run the Jewels is the next night, in the same venue.

A good excuse to spin the Roman Flugel remix:

More gigs announced today?

Posted on November 12th, 2014

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Click the buttons to launch the TXFM site autoplaying links.

HOUR ONE

  1. Young Fathers – Low
  2. Sea Pinks – Dream Happening
  3. D.D Dumbo – Tropical Oceans
  4. Luh – Unites
  5. Oceaán – Veritas
  6. Halos – Dust
  7. Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
  8. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)
  9. #THROWBACKTHURSDAY: Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
  10. Dorian Concept- The Few
  11. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Remixed by Roman Flügel)

HOUR TWO

  1. Kiasmos – Looped
  2. SCNTST – Velour
  3. Ratking – Canal
  4. clipping. – Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
  5. SUMMONING OF THE SAMHAIN:
    Symmetry – Blood Sport
  6. Goblin  – Tenebre (Main Title)
  7. VHS Head – Red Lens Effect
  8. Zomby – Soliloquy
  9. Nguzunguzu – Vision of Completion
  10. The SM Corporation – Hammer
  11. Arca – Slit Thru
  12. Objekt – Second Witness
  13. Moiré – Attitude
  14. Clu – Mirrors

Posted on October 31st, 2014

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