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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

LADY GAGA Telephone (Niallist 86 Mixx)

As a request from Lady Munter, I have made a very Menergy-friendly Hi-NRG remix of Lady Gaga's Telephone.
Personally, I think this sounds better than the original, but I will let you make your own minds up.

LADY GAGA Telephone (Niallist 86 Mixx) by theniallist

Club For Heroes April 23rd

23 is the magic number. I had a great time at Club For Heroes in Edinburgh on Friday. Here's to many more!

And here's a few pics that have been floating about on the old interwebs. Thanks to Denise and Chef De Party for these:

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

NIALLIST Menergy "Flip" Mix

My first mix for Menergy - it's done!
This is the kind of Hi-NRG & disco you will hear if you come to the club. Enjoy!

Patrick Cowley & Sylvester - Menergy
Earlene Bentley - The Boys Come To Town (Disco Beard Edit)
Starflight - Dance To The Beat
Azari & III - Hungry For The Power
The Human League - Gold (Bicep Edit)
In Flagranti - Brash 'n' Vulgar (Disco 3000 Edit)
Soft Rocks - The Devil Made Us Do It
Walter Murphy - Tocata & Funk in D Minor
Azul Y Negro - The Night
Den Haan - Night Shift
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive
Boystown Gang - Disco Kicks
The Ring - Savage Lover
Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (Disco Plumber Edit)
Taylor Dane - Tell It To My Heart (Percapella)
Pet Shop Boys - Heart (Disco Mix)

THE NIALLIST "Menergy Mix" 92Mb / 67 mins

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Menergy vs Lock Up Your Daughters THIS FRIDAY

Menergy was great craic on Saturday! Cheers to everyone who came down! I have been asked to do a set list, so here is roughly what I played on Sat night:

Universal Energy - Disco Energy
Carl Bean - Born This Way (Club Mix 86)
Laidback - Ride The White Horse
Carrie Lucas - Dance With Me
Alexander Robotnik - Problems D'Amour
Karen Young - Hot Shot
Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (Disco Plumber Edit)
The Immortals - Ultimate Warlord
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Mix)
Chilly - For Your Love
Whirlpool Productions - From Disco To Disco
Hard Ton - Music
Ronnie Griffith - Love Is The Drug
Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me
Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive
Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk? (86 Remix)
Pete Shelley - Homosapien (Elongateddancepartydubmix)
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
Pet Shop Boys - In The Night (Disco Beard Edit)
Cyber People - Void Vision
Boystown Gang - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

It now looks like we will be doing this regularly - yowsah!

In fact, there's a dance off between Menergy and Lock Up Your Daughters this Friday at the Flying Duck in Glasgow if anyone is around. LUYD is a night for lesbags and general fag-hags, and they also publish an excellent zine (^). I won't be there unfortunately, as I will be doing Club For Heroes in Edinburgh, but it should be a right proper laffff:

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Optimo: An Oral History

There's a great article on Resident Advisor at the moment about Optimo.
I even get a brief mention, thanks to Andy Brown!
There's also contributions from a host of staff, performers, and regulars.
Check it out at:

Thursday, 15 April 2010

MENERGY This Saturday!

Cross posted from Shallow Rave.

It's Menergy time again - and this month we have moved to a Saturday night at the all new location of Bacchus, Merchant City, Glasgow.
To get you in the mood Menergy resident Kid Zipper hs done two brand spanking new mixes showcasing the kind of disco you will hear at the night. The mix comes in two parts, "Power Top" and "Vocal Bottom", both below.
There is a special "Fags vs Dykes" party next Friday too, as Menergy teams up with Lock Up Your Daughters at the Flying Duck, and I hope to have my own Menergy mix ready for then too. Flame on!

KID ZIPPER Power Top Mix

1.By The Riverside – Appleblim and Komonazmuk Remix
2.HarmoniaModerat – Rusty Nails- Shackleton Remix
1.Stereo Image – Dark Chapter
2.Caribou- Niobe
3.Magnus International – Mandass Morran Blus
4.Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood -Summer Wine- Accidental Instrumental
5.Fleetwood Mac - Big Brown Eyes – Easy Lee DJ Edit
6.Efedmin – Acid Bell- Martyns Bittersweet Remix
7.Burial and Four Tet – Wolf Cub
8.Arthur Russell – Keep Up
9.The Teardrop Explodes – Tiny Children
10.Goblin – Suspiria
11.Tunng – The Pioneers
12.Golden Panda – Back Home

KID ZIPPER Vocal Bottom Mix

1.Magnus International – Undulat
2.Cellophane Edit – Misalluba
.Dorothy's Fortress- Coupe De Ville
4.My Mine- Hypnotic Tango
5.Runaway- Black Lable Honey – TBD Remix
6.Invincible Scum – Rise of Invincible Scum
7.Motor City Drum Ensemble- Breath Control
8.Azoto- Exalt
9.Donna Summer – Lucky Me- Horsemeat Disco Edit
10.Lindstrom and Prins Thomas- Tirsdagasjam
11.Goblin- Tenebre- SSUK Edit
12.Depeche Mode- New Life
13.Mr Pauli- Le Crunch
14.Magnus International- Kosmetik
15.Alden Tyrell- What Your Eyes Can Do
16.Elton John – Funeral For A Friend

Sunday, 11 April 2010


So, I've done a new remix of "I Came". It came about because one of the other remixers has had to drop out, so it came together in the space of about 10 days. Even at that rate, I am very happy with the results. It's heavily influenced by the Optimo Turbo Rave a few weeks back and ticks all my current hot boxes. So you get classic breaks, 808 kick bass, wompy lead synth, ravey synth stabs, and of course on top of all that you get Ms Mac D's awesome vocal. I have good feelings for this mix, I think it could be big...


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Menergy / Club For Heroes / Melting Pot

Upcoming gigs:

Saturday April 17th at Bacchus Glasgow:

Friday April 23rd at the GRV, Edinburgh:

Saturday May 1st at the Admiral, Glasgow:

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

4th last Optimo - DAM FUNK

Last night was the fourth-to-last ever Optimo, whose live guest was the none-more-G-Funkier DAM FUNK. I really enjoyed his set and will be taking inspiration from his gerenal vibe (a mixture of djing other people's tunes, performing his own songs, rapping and over-the-top soul singing, which works really well in a live setting).

It is also quite possibly my last ever Optimo, as I am decamping to Manchester for a wee bit. So if anyone reading this is in Rainy City and fancies meeting up, drop me a line!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Spatial AKA Orchestra

I'm writing this in Manchester city center - I came down yesterday to catch the show by Jerry Dammers and the Spatial AKA Orchestra, and I'm very glad I made the trek! The Spatial AKA Orchestra is Dammers' tribute to the might Sun Ra, and obviously what he would rather be doing than joining the Specials re-union tours. The show was a full on musical epic that clocked in at over two and a half hours, and counted up to nineteen musicians on the stage (not to mention a dozen mannequins in Egyptian costume holding guitars and synths). The big-band music covered some of the work of Sun Ra (of course) but also a lot of "outsider music" by the likes of Joe Meek, Eric Satie, Martin Denny and a few choice Specials tunes ("Man at C&A" which was blended into Ra's "Nuclear War" and "Ghost Town" which was moulded into the brooding epic "Ghost Planet"). They are playing Edinburgh tonight and I recommend anyone who's about to head along - you will not be disappointed. Here's a clip of the Spatial AKA Orchestra in action:

And big up to Kelvin for putting me up for the night - cheers geezer!