Here are Nialler9’s current favourite tunes for dancing. Whether it’s at Lumo Club, our forthcoming new weekly club night Spacer in Lost Lane or this Saturday at Hang Dai Chinese, these are the tracks close to my heart at the moment. Follow the Nialler9 DJ Chart on Spotify for the full list.
The Italian producer continues his fruitful mining of his country’s Italo-disco roots with this bright bop that he says was an attempt “to create some sort of contemporary version of ESG’s classic tune ‘Dance’.” Ballare is of course, Italian for “dance.”
You Can Win
This is the sound of the last sweep of tunes at a fringe summer festival tent that should have ended an hour before but kept going til the early morning. Pure brassy happiness for dancing with friends when you should be in bed.
Irish electronic music has been united in North and South in its international breakthrough status over the last few years as names like Bicep, New Jackson, Krystal Klear and Or:la are among the brightest names in dance music. Not far behind is Hammer, the Belfast producer Rory Hamilton who has been quietly releasing quality roving house music with melodic intent. ‘L’Orange’ is his latest peak.
The Girl & The Robot feat. Robyn
A Robyn deep dive reminded me of this electro-banger, a sharp and bombastic track played at Lumo last week.
Nocturnes – Jordan
Company B Fascinated (edit)
Jordan is back on the edit front with four edits on his own Nocturnes label and my highlight is the euphoric edit of Company B’s ‘Fascinated’. There are turns also for Alisha’s ‘All Night Passion’, Anne Clark’s ‘Sleeper In The Metropolis’ and Deee-Lite’s ‘What Is Love’.
Fanta Korn Tanker
A percussive chugger from the German on Uncanny Valley’s recent release and a followup to his album Power.
Space Dimension Controller
Beyond Pulso IV
SDC doing what he does best for R&S – interstellar space techno grooves.
Roy Of The Ravers
My highlight from the Roy Of The Raver’s latest release is ‘1999’ a slow-rolling acid romp that builds and builds into an almost euphoric French house synth rush to match its 13-minute running time. Epic.
My favourite from BlackBones 004 from last summer, an edit of Patrick Cowley’s ‘Going Home.
Cravo Amargo (Pépe’s “Space Pilot Academy” Remix)
Every Home Should Have One
Every track on New Jackson’s recent EP Romancecar on Permanent Vacation is a doozy so it’s hard to pick a singular favourite but today, I’m plucking for this lush vista.
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.