If you were looking for an album to would suit the description ultra-chilled electronic disco-funk that won’t annoy anyone in an office but is equally deftly constructed, then you could do a whole lot worse than Poolside’s Pacific Standard Time album from this summer. “Daytime disco” is what they call it and if that means inoffensive but very pleasant pop music then so be it.
Then there’s this. Taken from last week’s Fall/Winter mixtape, the Poolside edit of Laid back’s 1983 song ‘Fly Away’ knows how to take its time. At 8 minutes, it slows down and makes vertical an already chilled out sunshine soundtrack, pushing the atmosphere and that great beat to the fore of hypnotic.
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.