For episode 3 in the Nialler9 rebooted podcast series, I present a live recording of my DJ set in two parts, recorded live at Lumo Club’s Second Birthday. If you like what you hear, come on down to Lumo this Friday?

Download: Nialler9 At Night Podcast #3: Lumo Club’s Second Birthday Live

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  1. Jeff Wayne – The Eve of the War (1980 Disco Steve Thompson Remix)
  2. Young Marco – Hetrortopia (YM mix)
  3. Young Marco – Dreamless
  4. Sebastian Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 mix)
  5. Abra – Crybaby
  6. Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx remix)
  7. Fort Romeau – Emu
  8. Yvonne Gage – Doin It In a Haunted House
  9. Charlie –  Space Woman
  10. Quando Quango – Love Tempo (FAC remix)
  11. Mind Enterprises – Idol
  12. Psychemagik – What A Funky Night
  13. Fatnotronic – Margarida
  14. Emmanuelle – Italove
  15. Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost remix)
  16. Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
  17. Gino Soccio – Dancer

Previous podcasts in this series:
Nialler9 Podcast #2: Halloween Synths
Nialler9 at Night #1

Posted on November 8th, 2017


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Lumo is back in Tengu for its monthly party this Easter Sunday for dance-friendly club of music assortments.

Last month we had tunes from Anderson Paak, MJ, Daft Punk, Fatima Yamaha, Caribou, Deacon Blue, Monika, Daphni, Disclosure, James Brown, Four Tet, William Onyeabor, Grimes and Kraftwerk in the mix.

Resident DJs are Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted (Adultrock). It’s a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. Lumo is a club for dancing featuring a good soundsystem, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curveballs. Lumo is not another house and techno night. It’s a club night where you will dance with friends, old and new.

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Lumo Club Chart


Talking Heads – Life During Wartime
Gwenno – Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki
Pional – It’s All Over
Yacht – Second Summer (RAC mix)
Madonna – La Isla Bonita (Extended)


Dawn Of Midi – Nix
Four Tet – Buchla
Moon Boots – Off My Mind
Round – Glass
Concept Neuf – The Path (Sofrito Edit)


M – Pop Musik
Cassius feat. Cat Power and Mike D – Action
Luca C & Brigante – Invisions feat. Roisin Murphy
Rubberband – Caoutchouc (Soulwax)
Electribe 101 – Talking With Myself (Frankie Knuckles remix)

Here’s a promo mix too:

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Posted on March 23rd, 2016


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If you’re the kind of person who likes fun, then you will very much be interested participating in and/or dancing to, the live music show as performed by Yacht. Jona Bechtolt and Clare Evans are in town with band tomorrow night in the surroundings of the Workman’s Club in Dublin before they hit Belfast, the UK and mainland Europe. I’ve got some passes to giveaway to the DFA-approved all-out dance party which will feature Tieranniesaur, Catscars and afterparty DJ sets from Hidden Agenda and myself. Just drop me a mail – [email protected] before tomorrow at noon to be in with a shout of getting the tickets.

Yacht dropped a new track last week, a cover by “an icon of the French avant-garde” Brigitte Fontaine.


Posted on May 2nd, 2012


Highlights: Bodytonic’s Beatyard Weekender, SBTRKT, Solar Bears with Letherette and SertOne, Yacht, Alabama Shakes, Matthew Dear, Kuedo, James Pants, Lapalux, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis; Last Days of 1984,  Cian Nugent…

This is the weekly list of recommended gigs taking place over the next seven days in Dublin published every Tuesday. All times are 7.30/8pm unless stated. Feel free to recommend events not present in the comments below. If you’re looking for tickets to sold out gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter.

Ticket giveaways:

See the full 7 day guide…→

Posted on May 1st, 2012


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Jona Bechtolt and Claire L.Evans aka Yacht will release Shangri-La, the followup to See Mystery Lights, one of my favourite albums of 2009. Continuing the quasi-mystical celestial theme of that album, Shangri-La finds the duo exploring the concepts of utopia and dystopia leading to the idea that “the future is a blank slate upon which anything can be imposed.” They may be going too far into the conceptual side this time around but Shangri-La is a fun danceable DFA-type record.

The album is released on June 24th through DFA Records. Here are the two songs released from it so far:

YACHT – Utopia

Download: Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) by RADIO YACHT

Also definitely worth a listen is Claire Evans’ DFA Radio show:

Claire L. Evans – dfa radiomix #16 by DFA Records


  1. Message from the Stars – Snob
  2. Space Disco – Cosmic Hoffmann
  3. Spacer – Sheila & B. Devotion
  4. Supernature – Cerrone
  5. Automatic Lover – Dee D. Jackson
  6. Spacer Woman – Charlie
  7. Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix) – Midnight Magic
  8. Tout Petit La Planete – Plastique Bertrand
  9. I’m Ready – Kano
  10. Future World – Ganymed
  11. Fly On UFO – Chromium
  12. In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans

Posted on June 9th, 2011

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Yes, it’s still list season. As State kicks off its Top 50 of the year, here are my own top 30 albums of the year in four-page epic form.

30. Channel OneSound to Light
29. ClarkTotem’s Flare
28. The Phantom Band Checkmate Savage
27. MicachuJewellery
26. DM StithHeavy Ghosts
25. The Holy Roman ArmyHow the Light Gets In
24. Florence and the MachineLungs
23. Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca
22. Dan DeaconBromst
21. The HorrorsPrimary Colours

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Posted on December 21st, 2009


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Yacht Yacht’s new album See Mystery Lights is a huge leap forward in my estimation from Jona Bechtolt’s previous Yacht album I Believe in You, Your Magic is Real. Now signed to DFA, the new album is steeped much more in the electro, disco and dance of that label. It has more in common with DFA’s other release this year The Juan MacLean’s The Future Will Come especially now that Claire L Evans has joined Jona full-time so you get that boy-girl back and forth thing.

In this interview Jona says the UFOs and lights in the sky that inspired the title also influence the chords used in the music in terms of patterns of chords making up a the shape of a triangle.

Posted on September 29th, 2009

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flo_drum Remember those times when you picked up a music magazine or a weekly music paper and read a playlist of what that publication’s writers were playing in the office that week? Here is my nod to that staple. No great fanfare, just ten of the best song around right now I’ve been playing lots of.

This week: That Boy-8-Bit remix refuses to leave my ears alone, new cuts from albums you should buy from Sleeping States and Yacht. A great Jay-Z album track from the disappointing The Blueprint 3, some more recent remixes and a new short but sweet almost Massive Attack-esque track from Various.

  1. Florence and the MachineDrumming Song (Boy 8-Bit remix)
  2. YachtThe AfterlifeSee Mystery Lights
  3. Jay-Z – On to the Next One – The Blueprint 3
  4. Sleeping StatesGardens of the SouthIn The Gardens of the North
  5. Django DjangoStormBuy 7 inch from Rough Trade
  6. Jamie TChaka Demus (BEN BONES remix not Toddla T)Kings and Queens
  7. (more…)

Posted on September 15th, 2009


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There is a bookshop in Rathgar I pass occasionally. It has the opening hours marked on the door. Usually when I pass, it is a Sunday and the shop is closed. No Bernard Black hiding behind the curtain sneering at potential customers, just a simple, cute message printed on Sunday’s timetable – ‘Reading Time!’.

Similarly, Sunday is frequently ‘Listening Time’ in my house. I gather up all the demos, albums, digital files, vinyl (if I’m lucky) and spend a large part of the afternoon catching up with what I did not have time to listen to during the week. Yesterday afternoon, I picked out a slew of tunes for this April’s podcast to be recorded this week when there is time. I still have an inbox stuffed with about 120 emails I haven’t read yet.

My mate asked me once – “Do you ever get sick of listening to music?”, which I thought was interesting coming from him, being a bass player in a moderately well-known band. It knocked me back a bit though, when I quickly realised that the answer was no, I never get sick of listening to music. Ever. Unless I’m incapacitated by some crippling cryogenic mishap which hasn’t happened just yet, I’ll probably take the chance to play a few tunes on a stereo. I no longer listen to music before I go to bed but I never reach a saturation point.

I’m fascinated when I meet people who know this blog and express gratitude for turning them onto some tunes. Two and a half years this blog has been running – 730 posts and 4378 comments. On average, 3000 unique visitors a day visit the site. I often think of how people take these songs away with them, how the songs affect them, where they may listen to these songs – whether it be an iPod, a car or a house party (It’s happened – I’ve been told). Are people as obsessed about music as myself?

Posted on April 21st, 2008


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Then don’t miss support act Yacht. His live shows look excellent in a slightly madhatter Dan Deacon kind of way. I think I’ll be giving it a miss myself as the four-in-a-row over the weekend means I need a rest. Plus, I know nothing of Deerhunter to be honest although the dream I had involving them made me feel like I SHOULD be going. I’d only be going to see this song though and that’s not cool or economically viable. Animal Collective gig ponderings on the way.

Posted on November 5th, 2007

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