Following on from their two sold-out shows at Whelan’s this month Delorentos will play a headline show at The Olympia Theatre on Saturday November 10th. Tickets priced at €25.50 go on sale this Friday April 20th via Ticketmaster.ie.
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert play The Grand Social on July 24th with support on the night from Siobhan Wilson. Tickets priced at €18.50 go on sale this Friday April 20th via Ticketmaster.ie.
The Public Image Ltd gig due to take place at the Tivoli Theatre has been moved to Vicar Street. All tickets still valid, tickets for Vicar Street priced at €34.50+ are available now via Ticketmaster.ie.
Biffy Clyro has announced a gig at The Helix for September 15th as part of their MTV unplugged tour. Tickets go on sale May 11th.
Tears For Fears have postponed their gig at the 3Arena which was due to take place on May 2nd “due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders”. They plan to release their first album in fourteen years this Autumn. The gig will now take place on January 31st 2019. Tickets priced at €56+ are available now via Ticketmaster.ie.
Nancy Wang and Shit Robot will play an LCD Soundsystem afterparty at Pyg on Tuesday June 5th. Tickets go on sale this Friday April 20th.
Todd Terje – ‘Maskindans’ (Feat. Det Gylne Triangel)
As the Norwegian electronic buzzer prepares album number two, he decided to cover a icy electro-punk song from Det Gylne Triangel who released his ‘Maskindans’ in 1982. Nearly 35 years later, Terje got Triangel, the original vocalist to appear on his version and in the process, he put some oily disco funk bass into the original while keeping its metallic sheen intact. Terje plays Dublin on Friday night in District 8.
GL – Destiny
The under-rated Melbourne electro-pop duo of Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson return with a new single. The duo’s abilities to weave classic disco, funk and boogie textures into a modern track is evident.
Toro y Moi – ‘Girl Like You’
Chaz Bundick is now calling himself Chaz Bear and he’s returned to his Toro Y Moi project with a fifth album Boo Boo inspired by from Travis Scott and Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never (see below) and Daft Punk. ‘Girl Like You’ is an understated R&B inspired by those aforementioned artists use of space.
Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘The Pure And The Damned’ feat. Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop and Oneohtrix Point Never team up for this beautiful and brittle track from the film Good Time, which was received well at Cannes and stars Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Pop really channels his softer side here and it lifts the song like few others could.
Dioscó na mbó – ‘Are You Busy Enough?’
The Sligo band pop up to deliver a slanted and enchanted song built of analogue synth-funk grooves and vocal callback of the title.
Gordi – ‘Heaven I Know’
A young Australian artist with an album Reservoir on the way on Jagjaguwar (August 25th). Sophie Payten’s music for short-hand has some of the atmospheric epicness of the recent Bon Iver album who she supported in Dublin last Monday.
EMBRZ – ‘Higher’
A new single from the young Irish producer EMBRZ further demonstrates his EDM-leaning starry-eyed electronic sound.
Norway is a surprising hotbed of electronic disco talent with the likes of Prins Thomas, Lindstrom and Todd Terje among the names often cited as leading lights of their home country.
Northern Disco Lights is a documentary film coming on April 29th that tells the story of how that happened starting with a group of teenagers in Tromsø who out of boredom and isolation started a music scene, set up radio stations, parties, built synths and made music that spread all over the world.
It features 67 contributing interviewees including Bryan Ferry, Bjørn Torske, Prins Thomas, DJ Strangefuit, Nemone (BBC 6 Music), Mental Overdrive, Idjut Boys, Lindstrøm, Bill Brewster and many more.
Paper Recordings (the label behind the film) will release the soundtrack of the film covering the most seminal tracks from the scene from the scene wihle Lindstrøm’s Closing Shot will feature on a 7″ for Record Store Day, backed with Erot’s ‘Song For Annie’. Erot tragically died at the age of 23 and this tune was instrumental in the Norwegian disco scene.
Northern Disco Lights – Soundtrack
Lindstrøm – Closing Shot (Original Mix) Biosphere – Novelty Waves (Original Mix) Doc L Junior – Sentimental Breakdown (Original Mix) Rune Lindbaek – Ok, Kjor Romskip (Original Mix) Bjørn Torske – Gullfjellet (Original Mix) Erot – Song for Annie (Original Mix) Mungolian Jetset – Moon Jocks Prog Rocks (Todd Terje’s Schlong Tong Vocal Version) Mungolian Jetset – Quintessential Trip To Bergen (Original Mix) The Torske / Mundal Explosion – In Disco (Original Mix) Rune Lindbaek – Junta Jaegar (Original Mix) Those Norwegians – Kakao (Original Mix) Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band – Think Twice (Original Mix) Blackbelt Andersen – Sandoz (Original Mix) Doc L Junior – Twilight (Original Mix) Lindstrøm – I Feel Space (Original Mix) Prins Thomas – Fehrara (Original Mix) Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Boney M Down (Original Mix) Lindstrøm – Rà-àkõ-st (Todd Terje Extended Edit) (Original Mix) Bjørn Torske – Møljekalas (Original Mix) André Bratten – Be A Man You Ant (Original Mix) Diskobeistet – Birkelunden (Original Mix)
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.
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.
Anderson Paak appears to feature as a guest on one new song every few days. The dude is having a prolific year and also released the album of the year (Irish show please? I was sure a Picnic show was happening). On his latest feature, he sets the bumping airy tone on Mac Miller’s new track from new album The Divine Feminine (September 16). The album also features Kendrick Lamar, Cee-Lo, and Robert Glasper. A classy joint.
Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Luke Abbott remix)
A strong remix on 12″ / download now.
Coming across like a lost Mariah track, Luke Abbott’s new remix of Todd Terje’s 2011 track has a summery stamp all over it.
Massive Attack feat. Ghostpoet – ‘Come Near Me’
Massive Attack released three new songs via an iOs app this week but today, they posted two of those songs on Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes. Hope Sandoval anchors the dreamy trip-hop of ‘The Spoils’ but it’s Ghostpoet’s turn on ‘Come Near Me’ that fits the band’s dystopian downbeat tune.
The songs are the followup to Ritual Spirit which was helmed by Robert Del Naja. These songs were both written by Daddy G and collaborator Stew Jackson, proving that if you are clashing in creative endeavours just take charge of every second release, it seems to be working for the Bristol band for now.
Badbadnotgood & Colin Stetson – ‘Confessions Part II’
A highlight from the Canadian jazz trio’s new album IV.
Badbadnotgood make jazz music that is made with a deeper knowledge of the modern music of hip-hop and electronica. But while those influences are felt on the album with collaborations with Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada and Samuel T. Herring, it’s the Arcade Fire-featured sax player Colin Stetson whose contribution to ‘Confessions Part II’ feels the most natural. Stetson’s reeds bring a nervous underbelly to a tune that seems to spiral out of control, in the way that Miles Davis’ experimental On The Corner feels like it’s falling off its tracks only to be nudged back into focus once more.
De La Soul – ‘Royalty Capes’
A strong track from the rap legends
Still going strong after all these years, De La Soul have never made the kind of music that made people want to forget they’re still around plugging away. There’s always usually something to recommend. For their forthcoming and the Anonymous Nobody… album which was crowdfunded and features David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Usher, Little Dragon, Estelle, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz and Jill Scott, they’ve let us listen to a new song featuring Snoop Dogg, ‘Trainwreck’ and the funky ‘Action’.
‘Royalty Capes’ is another fine track, a brass-assisted jazzy big-beat hip-hop track that doesn’t look to the past in its execution.
Doctr – ‘Tropique’
Sunshine danceable giddiness.
One of those tunes that only makes sense with loads of people around, Doctr’s ‘Tropique’ is pure sunshine giddy energy. The song is italo meets cosmic disco meets tropical house. It gets an official release on August 19th on Music For Dreams. You might hear this at Lumo’s all-day party tomorrow. Ok, you will.
The Cork-born artist drops her second single. The London-based Cork artist Lyra debut with an impressively polished ambient pop song called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ last month that simultaneously recalled Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs and Swedish pop.
Last week, Lyra played her debut gig at Communion Music’s night in London and she dropped ‘Emerald’, her second track. That previous song was largely about embracing her Irish accent – something she does here too. Also embraced, big drums and production, sustained chords and a grand chorus.
Production comes from Rupert Christie (Kate Bush, Coldplay, Aurora, Say Lou Lou).
The British singer takes time out from collaborating with Kanye to release his first track in 3 years.
In the five years he’s been making music in the public, first with SBTRKT and later on his own, there’s been a slow release of solo tunes from Sampha. His last solo material was ‘Too Much’/’Happens’ in 2013 but in the meantime, he’s featured on songs from Kanye West, Drake and Katy B.
New song ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ arrives three years after his last solo track and came with a message that suggested the guy has been having a hard old time (“It’s been a while. I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years, as we all do, and it’s hard to articulate sometimes”). As ever, the honeyed tones of his voice are always emotive and welcome to these ears.
Ahead of some live dates this summer, Todd Terje and his dance troupe/band The Olsens have announced a double vinyl EP of remakes/covers of tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Boney M, Vangelis and remixes of the tracks.
The Big Cover-Up is released on June 17th on Terje’s own Olsen records. The tracklist is velow and this is the remix of the Boney M cover:
Todd Terje & The Olsens – ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso Remix)’
THE BIG COVER-UP’ TRACKLISTING
A1. Firecracker (by Yellow Magic Orchestra / Martin Denny) A2. Disco Circus (by Martin Circus) B1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump (by Boney M) B2. La Fete Sauvage (by Vangelis) C1. Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso remix) C2. Firecracker (Dan Tyler remix) D1. La Fete Sauvage (Prins Thomas remix) D2. Disco Circus (Øyvind Morken remix)
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Todd Terje has released a fine set of remixes of his album tune ‘Alfonso Muskedunder’ from It’s Album Time! which takes the track’s hammy orchestral prog throwback vibes into something less esoteric.
There are four remixes in total from Deetron (who takes it percussive and deep while retaining the melody), a Bullion remix (more dance/funk), Mungolian Jetset (more steel drum style piano house) and my personal favourite Mungolian vs Terje himself (a brass soulful house take on things with a drum breakdown)
‘Simple Life’, is as bare as they come, a piano-lead striking ballad with Niia’s jazz vocals yearning for something else as she “makes her lovers used the back door when they leave.” It’s an effective showcase of a new talent years in the making.
2. Todd Terje – ‘Oh Joy’
Probably the only banger we hadn’t heard from his debut and album of the week, It’s Album Time.