Each mix in the Nialler9 Mix Series features feature a theme and will be put together by some of my favourite DJs local or international.
It wasn’t intentional but the first two artists in the Nialler9 Mix Series are from my hometown of Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Something in the water for sure. Following on from DJ Deece’s Warmup Mix, Newbridge disco edits DJs and producers Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth aka Mix & Fairbanks delivered a stonking mix and is all themed around the ’80s Drum machine – the Linndrum.
“After the death of Prince, Facebook was flooded with people sharing their favourite songs and memories. One article that stood out to us was about how Prince revolutionised the use of the LinnDrum, a drum machine from 1982. We chose the LinnDrum as the theme for this mix, and picked some of our favourite tracks where it features. Most of the songs have been edited or remixed, some more than others, although we tried to stay true to the originals.”
You can catch Mix & Fairbanks this weekend at BARE in the woods and then at Body & Soul’s Absolut stage (along with Lumo), at Dublin City Block Party and Longitude. Dates.
Mix & Fairbanks – Linndrum mix Tracklist
Mtume – Juicy Fruit
Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Queen – Radio Ga-Ga
Prince – 1999
Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita
Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat
Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt
Roy Ayers – In The Dark
Patrick Cowley – Get A Little
Bobby O – How To Pick Up Girls
Prince – When Doves Cry
Sheila E – The Glamorous Life
Janet Jackson – Control
Peter Brown – They Only Come Out At Night
Expose – Come Go With Me
Inner City – Good Life
Madonna – Burning Up
The League Unlimited Orchestra – Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Starting Something
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together in Electric Dreams
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.