Christy and Aimie from electro-pop duo Le Boom share five songs each that they loved this year. They play Waterford’s Factory on December 14th, Dolan’s Limerick on December 30th and Galway’s Roisin Dubh on New Year’s Eve.
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget
I absolutely love this song. This is the first time she has sung on her own record which I always feel is something inspirational in house music as samples are used so much. It also gives the song a very authentic, Peggy Gou sound including the acid bass lines and 90s sounding synths. Creating an original sound for me has always been something I have admired and that’s why I love this song so much.
Æ Mak – Glow
In my opinion, Æ Mak consistently deliver banger after banger. Aoife has a great way of phrasing the rhythm in the vocal melodies in ‘Glow’. Paired with the almost wildlife sounding effects used over the underlying harmony you can’t help but go a little mad and give Aoife’s signature Æ Mak dance a go!
Brame & Hamo – Roy Keane
When I found this tune first, I had to listen to it on repeat for days. The song is just not getting old for me. Everything about it is perfect from production to the structure. The drop going into the chorus actually kicks you in the face, no other way to describe it. Feel good, anthemic, lovely Irish deliciousness.
Biig Piig – Perdida
Aaah, my chiller song of the 2018. ‘Perdida’ by Biig Piig is a cool, multi-lingual piece of hip-hop magic. Perfect, sleepy, bed head coffee music, that describes pain from a break up she is going through.
Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)
I think everyone relates moments in their lives to different songs which gives songs different levels of significance to you. The reason that Four Tet remix of Bicep’s tune ‘Opql’ is one of my top tunes of 2018 is because when Le Boom where gigging at Primavera this year in Barcelona there was a moment on the first day when we had just arrived. We were just having a wander around the festival to see what it was like and then we discovered that there was a beach. As we were walking down to the beach the ‘Opal’ remix was playing and it was building and building until we got onto the beach, and when it finally dropped there was this feeling of this is the most unbelievable moment in my career and i am never going to forget this feeling of “yes I can’t believe we made it this far”. And every time I hear this song it brings me back to that moment so I can’t help but love it.
Beat 54 – Krystal Klear Remix
I love Jungle but, for me, the Krystal Klear remix of ‘Beat 54’ just lifts the song to a new level. I love the energy in the percussion and disco strings. It’s an absolute bop.
Rhye – Feel Your Weight (Poolside Remix)
The Blood Remix album is amazing. Remixes from Moonboots, Mano Le Tough Jacques Greene. I love so many tracks on it but this is the first one I listened to from the album and I remember playing it on repeat on the long drives home from gigs this year.
Saint Sister – Corpses
I saw Saint Sister in Christ Church a few years ago and this was a standout moment in their set. The whole album is great but this song really tears me up.
Kojaque – Love and Braggadocio
I could have named any track on the EP because I love them all. Kojaque is a class act. ‘Love and Braggadocio’ has some of my favourite lines from the EP but it really is so hard to choose just one tune – ‘Bubby’s Cream’ and ‘Eviction Notice’ are amazing too.
Rhye – A Song For You
I didn’t expect to love this tune as much as I do but once I heard that bassline come in under the chorus vocal melody, I was all over it. On quiet days, this is my tune.