Arveene is a DJ, producer and sneaker collector based in London with silky hair and grooves galore. Read my interview with him last year. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Karizma & Marcel Vogel – Work it out Been doing playing this one since 2016 but it finally got a full… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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2017 Best of | Best songs | Best albums | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections Here are my 25 favourite Irish albums from 2017 whittled down from a shortlist of 40 or so. Number 1 was a surefire since I heard it earlier this year but there were a… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Cian Ó Cíobháin is the presenter of An Taobh Tuathail five nights a week on Radio na Gaeltachta and is a sometime wedding DJ too. (read about his love for cassette tapes here ). See all the guest selections of 2017. 1. The Jimmy Cake – Tough Love Part 1 Tough Love by The Jimmy… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Gugai is the owner and promoter of Roisin Dubh in Galway. He also runs Strange Brew Rekkids and has a show on 8 Radio by the same name. DOI – Gugai manages Daithi, Paddy Hanna, Elaine Mai and Slow Place Like Home and Paddy & SPLH are out on Strange Brew Rekkids, so he definitely… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Music journalist, host of the No Encore podcast and end-of-year listicle fan. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. The Horrors – ‘Something To Remember Me By’ I still don’t know why The Horrors aren’t the biggest band in the UK and Ireland. Their journey has been fascinating to watch and enriching… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Niall D’Arcy aka Dj Deece is one of the most in-demand DJs in Ireland. Before the end of the year, Catch him in Navan, Galway and District 8 in Dublin for New Year’s Eve. See all the guest selections of 2017 so far. 1. Burnin Beat feat. Olive Masinga – Searchin’ Bit of a cheat… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2017

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Kelly-Anne Byrne is a regular DJ at festivals throughout Ireland. She’s known for her love of disco and soul, which manifests on the airwaves with her nationwide show on Saturday and Sunday night on Today FM called The Beat Goes On. Kelly-Anne plays the NYE Ball at The Sugar Club. See all the guest selections… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly most recently released ‘Hollow’ along with an EP earlier this year. She plays a homecoming show in Westport on December 22nd. 1. Jome – Hollow Jome is a newly launched project, half of which is made up of an old favourite artist of mine, Imaginary Future. His solo music is very… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2017

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My favourite songs of the past month – all in one place. Listen on Spotify 1. Yaeji – Raingurl The NYC-based Korean producer Kathy Yaeji Lee has released two EPs of house-pop music on the God Mode label (Shamir) and ‘raingurl’ is the standout in her discography so far. It’s at once – a banger,… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Wyvern Lingo – Snow II This track from the Wicklow trio has melodic and vocal similarities to that of Hiatus Kaiyote, with a soothing mix of bass synths and soft drum beats, written in response to the… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2017

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Nialler9.com is 13 years old this month. This site has always been about new music but I wanted to mark 13 years in the business of music writing and recommendations by picking a song from each year the site has been active since 2005. The song choices aren’t definitive in representing that year as a… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Yaeji – Raingurl A bass-heavy banging club track from New York City and Seoul-based producer Kathy Yaeji Lee off her new EP2, which kicks off with bilingual Korean and English vocals. 2. Khruangbin – Maria Tambié Texas… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Bitch Falcon- Of Heart Bitch Falcon give us their new track ‘Of Heart’, a Nialler9 favourite. Fans will recognise this one as a stand out from live shows giving a slow dirge of rock that creeps across… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. George Fitzgerald – Burns London-based dance producer George Fitzgerald leaves a mark with this layered ambiance-driven track ‘Burns’ which started off as a studio experiment and morphed into its own thing over time. It’s… Read more »

Posted on November 13th, 2017

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Our club night Lumo Club is back earlier than usual this month on Friday night in Yamamori Tengu. We’ve got the best damn edit label in Ireland Orange Tree Edits taking over upstairs with Afro and disco from Jimmy Rouge, R.Kitt and Eddy, while Lumo residents myself, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted hold it downstairs…. Read more »

Posted on November 9th, 2017

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