Loose Joints is new podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to people about the music they love: old and new. For our first episode, we are joined by DJ, artist and photographer Aidan Kelly.

We discuss what really goes on in the DFA house, the majesty and tragedy of Amy, the return of Jazz music, Aidan’s desire to have a cup of tea with Liz Fraser in Bewley’s, why Sally thought Talking Heads were a band for kids and why Paul Simon would make a great secondary school teacher. Some NSFW language in there too.

Download: Loose Joints Podcast #1: Aidan Kelly (100MB, 1hr 44mins)

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  1. Emmanuelle – Italove (Niall)
  2. De La Soul – Trainwreck (Aidan)
  3. Yves Tumor – The Feeling When You Walk Away (Sally)
  4. Breakup song: Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game (Aidan)
  5. Breakup song: Bill Withers – Hope She’ll Be Happier With Him
  6. Anderson Paak. – Celebrate (Niall)
  7. A song that reminds you of good times: Sack – In Flight (Aidan)
  8. Lower Dens – Real Thing (Sally)
  9. Favourite song of the year: Plaid – Clock (Aidan)
  10. Favourite singer: Elizabeth Frazier – Mazzy Star – Pur (Aidan)
  11. Serpentwithfeet – four ethers
  12. An underappreciated song: Paul Simon – Late in the evening (Aidan)

Special thanks to Sean Corcoran for facilitating recording.

Posted on October 4th, 2016

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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.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist.


Bon Iver – ‘(OVER S∞∞N)’ [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version]

A wanderer returns.

Justin Vernon’s shelving of Bon Iver a few years ago never felt absolute. As it turned out, as detailed in this essay by fellow bandmate Trevor Hagen, Vernon was at an emotional impasse. Unsure where to go next, he collaborated with Kanye, James Blake, Francis And The Lights, made music with Volcano Choir, he built a studio in his hometown of Eaux Claire in Wisconsin, he put on a music festival. He sought solace in personal understanding.

It was the second edition of the Eaux Claires music festival that Vernon chose to announce a new Bon Iver record. Having made it through that fraught period, Vernon was ready to start anew. ‘Over Soon’ is a fragile acknowledgement of the thin line between moving on and giving up and the empathy that music offers between us.

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Pional – ‘Casualty’

Percussive live electronica.

Pional began for many, as the right hand man to fellow Barcelona producer John Talabot. But if you’ve paid attention to his solo work, there’s been much more substance inherent than mere coat-tail riding.

A New EP When Love Hurts, out on Counter (Ninja Tune) on September 30th will feature Empress Of on vocals on ‘The Way You Like’ but lead track ‘Casualty’ is a distillation of his appeal: spacious minimal electronic music that recalls Michael Jackson productions and creeps under the skin hypnotically.


KDA feat. Tinashe – ‘Just Say’

A recent Ibiza highlight.

This came on the stereo earlier this week, only to to flash me back to a trip to Ibiza last month (courtesy of Absolut). I heard this at Pacha one of the nights I was there. This is just decent big-room dance music with US singer Tinashe bringing the R&B vibes as played by Claptone (I think) that night.


Emmanuelle – ‘Italove’

A recent highlight from Soulwax’s Dee Wee label

Brazilian-born singer Emmanuelle gave us absolute shade of the highest order on ‘Free Hi-Fi Internet’ a song in which she was more interested in the Wi-Fi password than talking to you the club.

‘Italove’ is a lot warmer in sentiment and leads with a ripe summery synth disco sound. ‘L’Uomo D’affari’ is also on the release.


All Tvvins – ‘End Of The Day’

The Dublin lads channel Talking Heads

From last week’s album of the week, the finally-released debut album from All Tvvins, ‘End Of The Day’ has an undeniable “Once In A Lifetime’ buzz to it both rhythmically and vocally. Hopefully, someone is let loose to make this as club friendly as possible.


Florence + The Machine – ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’

A Final Fantasy XV soundtrack song.

Surprise. Florence + the Machine dropped three new songs last week which are to feature on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game.

Alongside a cover of Ben E King’s ‘Stand By Me’ and the xx-esque ‘I Will Be’, ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ is a sprawling orchestral epic. Welch says her decision to get involved was inspired by a Classic FM radio broadcast.

“I was listening to Classic FM and there was a whole two hour program about classical music in videogames. It was so inspiring and a whole scope of music that I didn’t know about. ” Florence says of her decision to get involved in the project. “It was really fascinating, the music was incredibly beautiful and emotional and I took it as a sort of sign, to see what I can do in this medium.”

Posted on August 16th, 2016

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“Sorry I’m late, I just didn’t want to come. Is there a wifi in here?”.

I’ve been looking out for more information on this track ever since I heard it on a Soulwax Despacio mix for the BBC.

The song is an instant earworm, an electro-bounce featuring the Brazilian-born singer Emmanuelle more interested in the wifi connection than the human connection at this party. She just couldn’t be bothered. “Tonight I’d rather be in my room / getting high on some wifi.” She throws some serious shade. The best part? The sound of Siri being used as a melody in the song.

The Soulwax boys are releasing Emmanuelle’s ‘Free Hifi Internet’ on their DeeWee label digitally on Friday and on vinyl on Monday. A Portugese version is on the B-side.

Posted on November 30th, 2015


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These 10 tracks represent my favourite 10 tracks of the last fortnight but there’s plenty more besides. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Music. Updated weekly.

New music chart

  1. Emmanuelle – ‘Free HiFi’ 2ManyDJs rip
  2. Maud In Cahoots – ‘Cure For The Crazy’
  3. Soft Lit – I Can’t Help It
  4. Empress Of  – ‘Need Myself’
  5. Kodiak Blue – ‘Zapusk’
  6. Chvrches – ‘Clearest Blue’
  7. New Portals -‘Groove Boy’
  8. ZHU & AlunaGeorge –  ‘Automatic’
  9. Saint Sister – ‘Madrid’
  10. The Academic – ‘Northern Boy’

Extended new music playlist:

Like your new music on Spotify instead? Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist. Updated weekly.

Spotify playlist


Posted on September 25th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played last night:

Listen: Hour One | Hour Two

 Part one

Para One –  Elevation
Soft Lit  – I Can’t Help It
ZHU & AlunaGeorge – Automatic
Skylar Spence – Can’t You See
Disclosure – Hourglass (feat. Lion Babe)
Empress Of  – Standard
Pure Bathing Culture – Palest Pearl
Album of the week: Anderson – Cecilia’s Sister
Beirut – Gibraltar
EMBRZ – Lights ft. pennybirdrabbit
Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Part 1
Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express

  Part two

Jungle – Julia (Soulwax remix)
Emmanuelle – Free Hifi
Kodiak Blue – Zapusk
Jamie xx –  Loud Places [Barnt E-Mix] [feat. Romy]
Lone – Rissotowe_4
Owiny Sigoma Band –  I Made You / You Made Me
Le Galaxie – Love System ( Young Wonder Remix)
!!! – Sick Ass Moon
Tangerine Dream –  Love On a Real Train
Phil Collins –  In The Air Tonight (Ben Liebrand 88′ Remix)
William Onyeabor –  Fantastic Man
You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on September 18th, 2015


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