Nialler9’s favourite songs of the past month, all in one place.
SG Lewis, Robyn & Chanel Tres
I just wish we had a summer so I could hear this in the night air. 😶
East Coast All Stars remix feat. Mango, Nealo, Skripteh & Rebel Phoenix
This month’s Irish rap whopper from God Knows and East Coast friends.
Marie Davidson & L’Oeil Nu
This is an oily tune. A slippery song from Marie Davidson and friends & L’Œil Nu a trio with Marie, Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille (Essaie Pas), ‘Renegade Breakdown’ takes inspiration from funky space-disco of the ’80s. Superb bicep-pumping dance music that inspired a Disco Rock playlist on Patreon.
Hud Mo put out some odds and ends last month and this kicked it off with a bang.
Laugh Now, Cry Later
As if you needed another reason to get excited for the debut PQs album on September 25th. ‘Holy Show’ is a beaut and real strong album highlight material.
“Holy Show is a song that relays the feeling of regret and insecurity about past words spoken and actions taken, even when they’re ultimately meaningless. The song tries to articulate the heavy burden of being the only person who is concerned about the minute details of how you present yourself to the world.”
Kelly Lee Owens
Very much enjoying Kelly Lee Owens’ new album Inner Song.
Whole New Mess
Don’t Start Now (Yaeji Remix)
From Dua Lipa’s Club Future Nostalgia‘s remix album. Yaeji played this on her inventive Boiler Room recently.
El Michels Affair
A Bollywood psychedelic jam from El Michels Affair released as a 45 record.
i dance in the kitchen
‘Shmelly’ is a fine example of why the Dubliner is one of our finest MCs, not bowing to the zeitgeist and running in his own lane.
A big rap banger from Ghetts.
A confident summery solo debut – see full post.
A Certain Ratio
Yo Yo Gi
A Certain Ratio are due to release their first album in 12 years on September 25th entitled ACR Loco, and the tight punk-funk of ‘Yo Go Gi’ is a reason to mark your calendars for that date.
I Just Wanna Live (feat. Andra Day, Lucky Daye and IDK)
Keedron Bryant is a 12-year-old, who posted a video of him singing a song written by his mother, on Instagram the day after the killing of George Floyd. The song has now been re-recorded with a full studio version produced by Dem Jointz and it’s a beautiful cathartic song for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Soft Boy is looking to bum a smoke.
One of the albums of 2021 keeps on giving.
Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion
You’re only human. Undeniable.
James Vincent McMorrow
I Should Go (with Kenny Beats)
Malaki & Nealo
The last track from Malaki’s Cocoon series is his best yet, centered nights out to escape the underlying angst you feel inside.
The Paul Institute back on their ’80s buzz. From the Paul Institute’s new Summer EP that also features AK Paul, Reinen, Hira, Ruthven and Fabiana Palladino. ‘Dynasty’ is my standout of the six.
Say The Name
Clipping follow up the dark and dystopian album There Existed An Addiction To Blood with more foreboding rap. New album Visions of Bodies Being Burned is out on October 23rd on Sub Pop.