Tune of the Week // Fejká feat. Hildur – Twilight

Fejka - tune of the week - nessymon

Fejka - tune of the week - nessymon

Every now and again, you click play and magic happens. It just so happened that I was skimming through some emails and this was buried within them. It was love at first listen.

Tune of the Week – Fejká featuring Hildur – Twilight

From the opening second of Twilight, you get the feeling that this track is something special. Understated, dreamlike, delicate and ethereal, the beat slowly builds and takes you to a happy space. This is a track to get lost in, a track to lose yourself, or even find yourself.

Fejká is a 21 year old producer who is studying audiovisual media in university. Twilight is the title track from his debut EP and has been released on Christian Löffler’s Ki record label.

Knowing that this is a debut release, makes it all the more special. This is a first step for Fejká, an exciting first step. Remember where you heard his name first.

You can follow Fejká on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Listen to Twilight

Spotify Tune of the Week Playlist

I’ve started putting Spotify playlists together, including a Tune of the Week playlist, which includes all the tracks I’ve chose as Tune of the Week here on nessymon.com. You can find the playlist here. Make sure you follow, it will be updated weekly.

Photo from here: by Tobi Siebrecht.

Tune of the Week // James Darkin – Chase

James Darkin Tune of the week nessymon.com

James Darkin Tune of the week nessymon.com

As I was putting this week’s episode of The London Ear together, I received an email from James Darkin with the video for this song. Immediately I emailed back asking for the track to play on the radio.

Who is James Darkin?

James is an extremely talented sound engineer and producer. He’s head guy in Temple Lane Studios in Dublin and has worked on sessions for the likes of Rihanna and Will.i.am and has worked on mixes for Hozier, The Original Rudeboys and Plutonic Dust (who I love).

Why make Chase ‘Tune of the Week’?

I love James’ production and I love the electronic industrial-ness of ‘Chase’. This is an instrumental track and you don’t miss vocals. The track builds and ebbs beautifully. I’ve been playing it constantly since I heard it. Being totally honest, this is the kind of music I’d like to make.

Chase is the follow up to Needle Noise from earlier this year and is taken from ‘Go No Matter What’, James’ album due out on October 31st.

Hat tip also to Conor Donoghue for the ever so cleverly trippy video.

You can find James at his website or on Facebook and Twitter

Photo from here

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 83 // June 17 2015

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TheLondonEar_HannahSchneiderShow 83 and I was delighted to be able to catch up with Hannah Schneider for the show, just before she performed at St. Pancras’ Old Church in London. Such a talented lady and I really enjoyed our chat.

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. Clean Cut Kid: Vitamin C
3. I’m Your Vinyl: Erase Me
4. Maverick Sabre: Walk into the Sun
5. Oh Sister: For The Dales
6. The Walking Who: My Future Wife
7. Holy 57: Island Kids
8. Avec Sans: Resonate
9. August Wells: Here In The Wild
10. Hannah Schneider:Dreaming Kind
11. Chat with Hannah Schneider
12. Hannah Schneider: Weightless
13. The Riptide Movement: Animal
14. The Strypes: Get Into It

Thanks for listening, The London Ear is broadcast every Wednesday and repeated every Sunday night at 9pm. It’s broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 83 // Jun 17 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud

Pic of Hannah from here

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 68 // Feb 11 15

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On this week’s show I had the pleasure of chatting to Meltybrains? on the show. That was a lot of fun… check out their gigs in a town near you, they release a AA 12inch which is released on February 16th through Rough Trade.

Here’s what happened:

1. Slow Motion Heroes: Resolution
2. The Flaws: That’s what you get
3. Glass City Vice: Landslide
4. Marika Hackman: Animal Fear
5. Dalton: New Time Available as a free download from Noise Trade
6. Chat with Meltybrains? Part 1
7. Meltybrians?: Donegal
8. Chat with Meltybrains? Part 2
9. Meltybrains?: IV
10. Hiatus featuring Shura: Lionesque Available as a free download from Soundcloud
11. Hawk: Clock Hands
12. Antony Veneeri: Lucky Star

Thanks for listening, The London Ear is broadcast every Wednesday and repeated every Sunday night at 9pm. It’s broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 68 // Feb 11 2014 by Nessy on Mixcloud

Enfant: Border of Mexico Review

I’m not sure I could ever work with any of my brothers or sisters. No offence, they’re lovely but I couldn’t see me and them getting along for the duration of a working day. For that reason, when I hear that a musical act are siblings my mind slightly boggles. Enter Enfant, a London based duo comprising of twin brothers, Ali and Robin Owen.

Border of Mexico is their second release and it’s a little bit of a whopper. It features chunky basslines, great vocals and breaks that just want to make you dance. The track builds and builds and instead of dropping, brings you to a level of what I can only describe as a stage of floating, where it subtly prepares you to dance your ass off again.

If there’s any bit of justice in the world, this is be huge. Enfant’s reputation for putting on a great live show has been growing this year, I really want to see them! Party round Ali and Robin’s house?

The bad news? You’re going to have to wait til December 3rd to get your mitts on this.

Culture Cafe Podcast: Toby Kaar Interview

Culture Cafe Toby KaarAs promised here is the full interview with electronic producer Toby Kaar as partially broadcast on August 31st on RTÉ 2XM. This is the full interview.

Culture Cafe is broadcast on RTÉ 2XM on Wednesdays at 1000 and repeated on Sundays at 2100, online on digital and on UPC Channel 944.

Enjoy!