Phil Boyle aka Ghostboy is a DJ resident at Mother in Dublin and a producer and remixer. Catch him on NYE at Mother’s Femme Ball.

See all the top 10 tracks of 2016 guest selections.


Underworld – If Rah

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that a new Underworld album would herald a track in the year’s top 10. In fact I could have picked more than one from the Grammy nominated Barbara, Barbara We Face A Shining Future, but If Rah gets the nod for its looping nonchalance and stacking synths.


James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water

I’m admittedly very late to the JVMM game but on hearing this song and the subsequent album I was an instant convert, which, oddly, is a rare enough event for me. Sparse, insistent, melancholy. It ticks a lot of my boxes.


Beranek – Dra Te Haelvete (Todd Terje Acid Remix)

I haven’t a clue what the song’s about, and the music itself, courtesy of Todd Terje’s remix in this case, seems to suffer from multiple personality disorder, and yet it all works amazingly. A 303 and a wurlitzer? OK then.


Radiohead – Daydreaming

A song that feels like its name, a staple in my lullaby listening, a meticulously sculpted soundscape. I get lost in this song.


Frank Ocean – White Ferrari (JG Edit)

Frank Ocean is another act that passed me by for the most part until I played this edit out in Mother and it hooked me in. Reminiscent of the Surrender Sounds remix of UNKLE’s Heavy Drug, but with a vocal. It works for me.


Villagers – Wichita Lineman (Live At RAK)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Villagers, and for this song, so right time, right place, this makes it straight into the list. It could end at any second of the minute-long outro, but stumbles beautifully to the last. Pick up the whole album too – lovely.


Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions (Purple Disco Machine Remix)

Purple Disco Machine were going to make it in via their remix of Clouds until this new one from TDCC came and stole its thunder. French house vibes + indie vocals has always worked me, and this is a great example.


Metronomy – Night Owl (Juan Maclean Remix)

In a similar but slightly tougher vein to the TDCC track above, The Juan Maclean take on Metronomy’s already awesome Night Owl and add a loopy synth for a no-holds-barred uptempo stomper.


Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper Mix)

The Grace Jones gigs at the Olympia this year will be a lifetime highlight so it’s a delight to be able to include one of her tracks here thanks to Joey Negro’s Remixed With Love album. Stretched out exercise video vibes give way to one of the most recognisable tunes of the last 40 years. Awesome.


Lapsley – Operator (DJ Koze 12 Inch Extended Disco Edit)

A timeless sound, an amazing vocal, and Koze’s editing nous all add up to one of the tastiest slices of modern disco in years. This was big and deserved to be even bigger still I reckon.

See all the top 10 tracks of 2016 guest selections.

Posted on December 30th, 2016



Casa Bacardi have sent out the stage times for their Electric Picnic area and announced the winners of the #trystopme final that took place in the Sugar Club.

The Casa Bacardí Electric Picnic stage times:


22.00 – 00.00 Dimitri From Paris
20.00 – 22.00 Billy Scurry
18.00 – 20.00 Disconauts
16.00 – 18.00 Leigh Farrell


22.30-01.00 Greg Wilson
20.30-22.30 Ejeca
18.30-20.30 Jonas Rathsman
17.00-18.30 Ghostboy
15.00-17.00 Get Down Edits
13.00 – 15.00 Discotekken
12.00-13.00 Monophat


22.00-00.00 The 2 Bears (pictured)
20.00-22.00 Pleasurekraft
18.30-20.00 Nancy Whang
16.30 – 18.30 Mother
15.00 – 16.30 Decent Perks
13.30-15.00 Kelly-Anne Byrne
12.00-13.30 Eddie K

Congratulations also to Leigh Farrell who was the DJ winner of the #trystopme comp. He gets to play as above on Friday afternoon at Electric Picnic as a result. Congrats also to the the #TryStopMe Photography winner Erica Coburn and the ‘Wildbat’ Monophat. Erica will have her images projected on to the walls of CASA BACARDÍ, while Monophat will have his piece worked into the overall set design of CASA BACARDÍ throughout the weekend

Myself and mixed martial artist Cathal Pendred were the judging panel for #trystopme.

With Greg Wilson playing, there’s another opportunity to post this brilliant Essential Mix:

Posted on August 20th, 2014


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The lineup for Casa Bacardi at Electric Picnic has been announced today.

Nancy Whang (Sunday), Dmitri From Paris (Friday), Pleasurekraft, The 2 Bears (Sunday), Jonas Rathman, Ejeca (Saturday), Greg Wilson, Billy Scurry, Discotekken, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Mother DJs, Billy Scurry and Ghostboy are among the DJs lined up to play.

Bacardi is also looking to give someone an opportunity to showcase their talent at Casa Bacardi this year via their #trystop me campaign, which aims to give a platform to creative talent that share Bacardi’s untameable spirit. Their are four distinct categories: DJ/Musician, Photography, Design and a wildcard ‘Wild Bat’ category which can be any piece of work that people might enjoy at the festival.

Entries to all categories can be submitted through video, sound file or photo format to the #TryStopMe site. I’m one of the judges of the comp:

More on Electric Picnic

Posted on July 7th, 2014


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