Byron Yeates is a Galway-based DJ with Alice. As a DJ he plays house, techno, acid, disco and Italo among others. Check his Soundcloud for mixes. This past weekend, he made his debut at Panorama Bar in Berghain, Berlin.
The Groupies – The Groupies Are Insane
DJ Overdose and Cliff Lothar teaming up on this one to create one of my top tracks of the year. The synth/acid/electro/house hybrid sound which reminds me of summer, playing while the sun goes down.
Justin Cudmore – Crystal
Played in probably every one of my sets this year since its release. The Mike Servito remix seems to have gotten all the attention but I wayyyy prefer this version with the camp vocal sample and it’s kind of fun rippling sound.
E Myers – Hate
The 707, the strings and the big cheesy trumpet. It works and it feels goooood!
Marie Davidson – Naive To The Bone
The spoken-word style vocal over those beats, I fell in love with this track the second I heard it, initially thinking it was old until I heard the “It’s 2016, get real lyric”.
Mr. Fingers – Aether
Deep, emotive music from the house music legend Larry Heard. The entire EP is incredible.
Virginia – Funkert
Feel good house music that reminds me of long summer days on Inis Oirr. Production in particular on this incredible and the dub version hasn’t left my bag in a while.
Jirafee -Out tha’ box
Cheating with this one, but it had been on my Wantlist for FOREVER and got repressed this year. It encompasses so many of the things I love in an old record, with that proto-house sound.
Shariff Laffrey – Key Jam (A.C.I.D.)
Again, so many sounds I love in a record wrapped up in one. Always gets the party going when those freestyle synths kick in.
Red Rack ‘Em – Wonky Disco Banger
Super fun party track. The title pretty much sums the record up. I always love seeing people’s reaction as they hear it for the first time.
Voiski – Happy Piece For Happy People Piece
A weird, tingly, infectious track that really resonates through you.