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Golden Teacher – Sauciehall Withdrawal

Scottish band Golden Teacher have a Chk Chk Chk vibe going on with them and their just-released debut album No Luscious Life is a fun release of electronic funk and afrodisco vibes. This album opener sets out their ESG-esque punk funk stall. Give me more.


Bicep – Metro

From a new Glue EP, comes this mechanised weapon from the two Belfast boys who know how to cut through the noise like few other producers.


IDER – Body Love

The London-based duo of Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville have been becoming increasingly reliable for releasing sweet electronic-tinged harmonic pop and ‘Body Love’ is further proof.


Yaeji – Drink I’m Sippin On

New York City and Seoul-based producer Kathy Yaeji Lee just releasesd EP2, on the Godmode label, the same imprint run by Nick Sylvester that brought you Shamir (before he signed to XL or turned to drab indie). ‘Drink I’m Sippin On’ is a low-slung percussive trap-esque electronic song with ice-cold house and pop shades with Korean as the main language.


Avalon Emerson – One More Fluorescent Rush

Fresh from her appearance in Dublin over the weekend, Avalon Emerson released this evocative track on the Whities label. It’s a building slice of arpeggiated magic, a rush as the title suggests. I’ll definitely be playing it at Lumo on Friday.


The Juan Maclean – The Brighter The Light

A new track from DFA stalwart that stretches itself out brightly across eight minutes of piano house accompanied by three remixes by Australia’s Len Liese , DJ Tennis and Octo Octa. While The Juan Maclean is both John Maclean and Nancy Wang, the latter has been busy with a certain LCD so that explains the deeper club nature of this track. A new Juan Maclean album will be released in 2018.


YouandEwan – Stranger (Glad Eye mix)

YouandEwan’s There Is No Right Time was a sleeper album hit in 2016, marking Yorkshire’s Ewan Smith as a versatile producer. For this new release for Luna Via, the tracks are deeper house cuts and ‘Stranger (Glad Eye mix)’ is almost like his take on Luke Vibert’s ‘I Love Acid’ in its hypnotic construction.


Complete Walkthru – About to Get Laze

From a new release on Irish label, First Second, New Yorker Max McFerren’s Complete Walkthru project has a throwback breaks club feel on the lead track ‘About to Get Laze’.


The Cyclist – Inhale / Exhale feat. Tanaya Harper

Another track recommendation to follow up last week’s, from the new album Sapa Inca Delirium from The Cyclist. ‘Inhale / Exhale’ is a fast-paced nine-minute track with passages of jilting bass, percussion swerves and Harper’s calming influence on the latter half of the song.


Joe Goddard – Ordinary Madness (Jeremy Greenspan Big Big Loves remix)

From the Electric Lines Remix EP 1, also featuring reworks by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smyth, Rimbaudian (DJ Seinfeld) and Wajeed comes the Junior Boys take on the trck, which has suitably Junior Boys vibes.

3 New Music flavours:

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The larger three-month New Music Playlist.

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Check out the regularly updated Spotify playlists.

Posted on November 6th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more.

3 New Music flavours:

All song added in the past week: Nialler9 Weekly.

The larger three-month New Music Playlist.

New Irish Music Playlist

Check out the regularly updated Spotify playlists.


Krystal Klear – ‘Keith Haring’

Taking its name from the iconic New York graffiti artist and the ’80s New York club scene, ‘Keith Haring’ is a silky synth-funk percussive dancefloor throwback to that era on a Cold Tonic release that also pays homage to the club ‘Danceteria’ with a classic house jam. ‘Keith Haring’ is a tribute to inclusivity.

“No matter an individual’s social status, sexual orientation, colour or creed, there was always explicit enjoyment and inclusivity within the musical surrounding”.

The song is out now on 12″ and digitally later this month.


TODD TERJE – Jungelknugen (Four Tet remix)

A headspinning Four Tet remix for an as yet unreleased Todd Terje song finally gets a full release after numerous radio rip uploads.


The Juan Maclean – ‘Can You Ever Really Know Somebody?’

The return of Nancy Wang and John for some DFA dancefloor grooving. It’s the pair’s first release since 2014’s In A Dream. A remix from LA-4A, aka Ambivalent is on the B-side. A new album is on the way.


Lowly – ‘Mornings’

A highlight from the Danish five-piece’s new album Heba on Bella Union, that crosses sustained synths, frantic drums and sweet vocals.


Girlpool – ‘123’

I’d a soft spot for Leo Tucker and Harmony Tividad’s teenage indie rock music project Girlpool and I played it on my TXFM show often during the two years of broadcasting. A new album called Powerplant is on the way on Anti Records, and the duo have finally added a drummer to their lineup. ‘123’ is on the lovely lilting end of what they do best.


Charlotte Adigéry – ‘Senegal Seduction’

An uncharacteristically laidback atmospheric release on Soulwax’s Dee Wee label from Beglian singer Charlotte Adigéry with production by Bolis Popil, who gave us the absolute jam ‘Wei’ already this year on the label.

Check the full EP here.


Alt J – ‘3WW’

As debuted this morning, Alt-J released the opening song from their third album Relaxer this morning. ‘3WW’ starts out as a quiet atmospheric English folk-song which builds into an orchestral ballad. It’s certainly a change for the band. Guest vocalist is Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell. Visuals are from Playstation game LSD: Dream Emulator.

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Posted on March 6th, 2017

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlist on Spotify | Youtube | Soundcloud

The chart

  1. The 2 Bears – ‘Not This Time’
  2. SBTRKT feat. Raury – ‘Higher’
  3. Alt-J – ‘Warm Foothills’
  4. Flying Lotus – ‘Never Catch Me’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  5. Run The Jewels – ‘Oh My Darling Don’t Cry’
  6. Mr Twin Sister – ‘In The House Of Yes’
  7. Aphex Twin – ‘produk 29 [101]‘
  8. Octave Minds – ‘Tap Dance’ feat. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment
  9. Arca – ‘Thievery’
  10. Hey QT – ‘Hey QT’
  11. The Juan MacLean – ‘Here I Am’
  12. little xs for eyes – ‘Love Gets Lost’
  13. Voids – ‘Begin’
  14. Peaking Lights – ‘Everyone and Us’
  15. Cooly G – ‘Wait Til’ Night’
  16. Lapalux – ‘Movement I, II & III’
  17. Planet Parade – ‘You’ll Be Sorry’
  18. Julio Bashmore – Simple Love Feat J’Danna
  19. Bluntman Deejay – ‘Astat (Real)
  20. Speed Of Snakes – ‘Backbone of Night’
  21. Slow Skies – ‘Ice Field’
  22. Laura Doggett – ‘Phoenix’
  23. SOAK – ‘B A noBody’
  24. Hozier – ‘Jackie & Wilson’
  25. TĀLĀ – ‘Black Scorpio
  26. Prince – ‘Clouds’
  27. Call Super – ‘Sulu Sekou’
  28. The Hard Ground – ‘Deep in Green’
  29. Mansionair – ‘Hold Me Down’
  30. Dimman – ‘Sigmal’

Posted on October 1st, 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.


  1. Adebisi Shank  – ‘Big Unit’
  2. Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’
  3. God Knows + mynameisjOhn  – ‘Standard’
  4. Carriages –  ‘Roots’
  5. Alt-J  – ‘Warm Foothills’
  6. Marika Hackman –  ‘Bath Is Black’
  7. Jennifer Evans –  ‘Colours Of Bruises’
  8. Mr Twin Sister –  ‘Rude Boy’
  9. Paul White –  ‘Where You Gonna Go?’
  10. Flying Lotus –  ‘Coronus, The Terminator’
  11. Dear Desert –  ‘Give It Up’
  12. Planet Parade –  ‘You’ll Be Sorry’
  13. Cooly G  – ‘Wait ‘Til Night’


  1. Audiojack & Nancy Whang –  ‘Like an Eagle’
  2. The Juan MacLean – ‘Here I Am’
  3. Le Galaxie feat. May Kay – ‘Carmen’
  4. Kaytranada –  ‘Leave Me Alone’ (feat. Shay Lia)
  5. The Weeknd –  ‘Often’ (Kygo Remix)
  6. Hudson Mohawke  – ‘Chimes’
  7. Arca –  ‘Thievery’
  8. Aphex Twin – ‘produk 29’ [101]
  9. Bluntman Deejay  – ‘Astat (Real)’
  10. Voids – ‘Begin’
  11. Ten Walls – ‘Walking With Elephants’

Posted on September 26th, 2014


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Red Bull Music Academy is hosting an RBMA weekender in Belfast from 25th to the 28th of September with four days of gigs, club nights, workshops and more in the Cathedral Quarter.

Nils Frahm, SKREAM, Terri Hooley, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Chez Damier, Special Request, Ryan Vail, Terri Hooley, The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart, Chez Damier, Bicep and Twitch are involved.

A series of free workshops featuring Greg Wilson Noel Watson, Bicep and Terri Hooley are also happening. Details for how to get into those is via

RBMA weekender schedule

Thursday 25 September 2014 // 10pm

The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch

The Bunatee, Queen’s University (Student Union)

Tickets priced £6

Friday 26 September 2014 // Time TBC

Workshop featuring BICEP

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed

Friday 26 September 2014 // 9.00pm

SKREAM, Chez Damier (Balance) & Special Request

The Limelight

Tickets priced £6

Saturday 27 September 2014 // 10.00pm

Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Terri Hooley & Noel Watson

Aether & Echo (A&E)

Tickets priced £8

Saturday 27 September 2014 // Time TBC

Lecture featuring Greg Wilson, Noel Watson & Terri Hooley

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free Admission but ticketed

Sunday 28 September 2014 // 5.00pm

Nils Frahm, Ryan Vail

City Hall

Tickets priced £5

Tickets are  available at and usual outlets nationwide. 

Posted on August 19th, 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.


Listen: Hour One

  1. Jessie Ware  – ‘Tough Love’
  2. alt-J  – ‘Every Other Freckle’
  3. Prides –  ‘Out Of The Blue’
  4. FKA twigs –  ‘Two Weeks’
  5. Indiana –  ‘Solo Dancing’
  6. Go Wolf –  ‘Talk To You’
  7. Freak’s –  ‘A Minute More’
  8. Annie Eve –  ‘Basement’
  9. R.S.A.G  – ‘I’ll be there’
  10. Carriages – ‘Roots”
  11. Majical Cloudz –  ‘Childhood’s End’
  12. Kindness  – ‘World Restart’ feat. Kelela & Ade
  13. Lil Silva  – ‘Don’t You Love’ (feat. Banks)

Listen: Hour Two

  1. Hubbabubbaklubb –  ‘Mopedbart’
  2. Body Language – ‘Feel It’
  3. FKA twigs – ‘Numbers’
  4. Mount Kimbie  – ‘You Took Your Time’ (feat. King Krule)
  5. Sinead Harnett –  ‘Paradise’
  6. Kaytranada –  ‘Leave Me Alone’
  7. Booka Brass Band –  ‘BBB’
  8. Rustie –  ‘Attak’ feat. Danny Brown
  9. Daniel Avery –  ‘All I Need’
  10. Caribou  – ‘Can’t Do With You’
  11. The Juan MacLean –  ‘A Place Called Space’

Posted on August 15th, 2014


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Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang have been on a roll of late, on a series of a singles leading up to their new album, In a Dream, out on DFA Records next month out September 12/15/16. It’s a solid electro-disco groover with Whang providing some stellar vocals.

“This is a song about being stuck, paralyzed and unable to move forward, the sort of self-imposed distress that causes you to take five years to make a new album,” says Juan.


Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany’s Museum of Love project have a self-titled album out on October 13th on DFA.’In Infancy’ is a Hot Chip-style dance tune with spiralling reverbed vocals.

Posted on August 13th, 2014


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The Juan Maclean has steadily grown from DFA’s one-man house-electro project to a duo incorporating both Maclean and LCD’s Nancy Wang. Now LCD is done and dusted, Wang has joined the band full-time, which seemed likely after a string of brilliant singles in   ‘Get Down (With My Love)‘ and ‘Feel Like Movin’ recently.

The new Juan Maclean album In a Dream, is out in September features the talents of both and is the first since 2009’s The Future Will Come, which was a solid DFA album.

‘A Place Called Space’ is the opening track of the album and it’s a solid 8-minute disco synth groover, reminiscent of Giorgio Moroder when he was putting crystalline power guitars against synthesizers on tracks like ‘Evolution’. Both Maclean and Wang share vocal duties.

Posted on June 27th, 2014



Real Estate play The Workman’s Club on May 27th. Tickets are €15 plus fee on sale Friday. New album Atlas is out now.

DFA’s Shit Robot & The Juan Maclean are playing back to back at the former’s We Got A Love launch gig in Button Factory on Saturday March 22nd at Hidden Agenda. Tickets €12 on sale now from Resident Advisor.

POD & Abstract Present Greenhouse over two-days on Sunday March 16th and Monday March 17th in Meeting House Square & NEED, opening at 2pm every day and featuring Mano Le Tough, Laurent Garnier, Japanese Popstars and more.

Sunday: Japanese Popstars, Ian O’Donovan, David De Valera, Aaron Nolan, Philip Galvin Jnr, Jonathan Kiely & Melodic DJs, special guest Laurent Garnier + more to be announced

Monday: Mano Le Tough (3hr Set), Cassy, Hidden Agenda V NightFlight DJs, DICE DJs, Bedlam DJs, Abstract DJs, SouthPaw DJs & Sense DJs + more to be announced

Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets priced €22.50 plus booking fee.

After visiting The Academy last week, Danny Brown along with Angel Haze (Irish debut) will support Macklemore/Ryan Lewis and Ellie Goulding at Marlay Park on July 10th. Tickets €49.50 plus fee on sale now.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the subject of Dig! aka one of the best music documentaries around are playing The Academy on July 9th Tickets priced €22.90 plus fees on sale Friday.

Harmonic Presents is bringing a few names to Dublin soon.

First there’s witch-house-style electronic grimeyness from Eyedress who play Whelans Upstairs on May 1st. Tickets €13 plus fee from usual places like and Ticketmaster.

There’s also:

Camera Obscura at Vicar Street on May 26th. Tickets €22 on sale now.

Jordan Lee aka Mutual Benefit will play The Workman’s Club, Dublin on May 19th.

Also, Owen Pallett will support The National in Iveagh Gardens on July 19th. Here’s are two new songs: ‘The Riverbed’ / ‘The Path’ from new album In Conflict:

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

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1. Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’

This producer / singer paired up on last year’s ‘Bo Peep’ which I wasn’t mad about but this track was kept for their upcoming collaborative EP and it’s the best of both: Shlohmo’s unique twisting production with Jeremih coming close to the sound of The Weeknd. Free download from NPR.

2. Little Dragon – ‘Klapp Klapp’

‘Klapp Klapp’ is the first single from the new Little Dragon album Nabuma Rubberband out in May and sticks to the band’s dizzying synth pop grooves with the always-effective vocals of Yukimi Nagano rising above it.

3. Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’

Conor O’Brien singing about being yourself in a Sochi’s only gay nightclub while the winter Olympics is on with production by James Ford? Sounds good to me.

4. Todd Terje – ‘Delorean Dynamite’

A track from the Norwegian man’s forthcoming debut album called IT´S ALBUM TIME bears all the hallmarks of his synth-disco productions. The album’s out in April. He’s playing live here in May.

5. New Jackson – ‘Satisfaction’

From David Kitt’s new EP on Permanent Vacation out next week called Made It Mine, comes the percussive house and vocoder track ‘Satisfaction’.

6. The Juan Maclean – ‘Get Down (With My Love)

After the excellent single ‘Feel Like Movin’ , Nancy Whang and John MacLean deliver some euphoric dance music or “saloon house” as one of Holy Ghost! called it. Big bass. A free download, in its radio edit form, from NPR today too. Giddy Up!

7. Hozier – ‘From Eden’

Andrew Hozier Byrne kicks off a busy year with a new EP and ‘From Eden’ is the first bluesy soulful track from the EP of the same name out at the end of March.

8. Blooms – ‘Skin’

Louise Cunnane and Sacred Animals’ collaboration has resulted in some nice hazy R&B electronic on ‘If I’ and ‘Skin’.

9. Salt Ashes – ‘Little Dove’

Like London Grammar with some sass. A cross between Kylie and Niki & The Dove with some basement disco and R&B soul influence, as featured today.

10. We Cut Corners – ‘Best Friend’

A short and sharp new single which has a more brooding and belligerent disposition than their other new music. Will come out on the second album Think Nothing.

11. Kelela – ‘The High’

First new track from the LA singer since her excellent Cut 4 Me mixtape in October. Production from Gifted & Blessed. I could listen to Kelela all day.

12. Cashmere Cat – ‘Wedding Bells’

I’m stil not sure if Norwegian producer is just an ADD-frazzled kid who is trying to cram every sound into one song but ‘Wedding Bells’ is definitely his most successful attempt and an actual track you would put on regularly. It’s got bells, whistles, flutes, big bass, mad percussion and everything else including the kitchen sink.

Tracks of the Week playlist

Posted on February 14th, 2014

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New songs you should hear this week…

This week’s new music is very Irish-heavy with new music from James Vincent McMorrow, Alarmist, We Cut Corners, Dioscó Na Mbó, Spies, Replete, The Mighty Stef, and Aoife Underwater.

From the world at large this week, there are tracks from Milosh who is returning to solo work after his Rhye collaboration, a new single from DFA’s The Juan Maclean, electro-pop weirdness from London’s Birthday Sex, rising R&B pop UK artist Astronomyy, a highlight from Four Tet’s Beautiful Rewind, more soulful sample pop from Jungle, a mad Mr Oizo Chromeo remix, LA electro duo Pr0files and malevolent electronica from Nguzunguzu fresh from their Kelela collaboration.

Posted on October 18th, 2013

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An assortment of remix fancies for your ears on this Friday from Dublin. Go team. We don’t need no excuse. I’m off to a wedding in Bordeaux today so have at it until Monday.

I talked up Ellie Goulding recently here on the blog and the buzz is starting to build at this moment.

This Jakwob remix takes Starsmith’s production and “dubifies” it, if you will. You’ll know what I mean one minute in.

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Jakwob remix)


Posted on June 5th, 2009


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The original is a total heady Saturday night tune very much in the vein of Human League while the James Curd remix gives has a bit more of a hop and skip electro vibe (whatever that means). Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem seems to have joined The Juan Maclean for this round too. This is the lead track from forthcoming album The Future Will Come on DFA. I’ve been told to look out for the Emperor Machine remix of the same tune.

The Juan Maclean – One Day (James Curd remix)

Posted on March 28th, 2009


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