As the year creeps on and sunlight is in short supply it becomes increasingly harder to keep the cruel cold out. To help, we’ve whipped up a short but punchy 9 track playlist.

There are some new tracks from King Krule and The Cyclist on there, joined by some old favourites and some new to us entirely. Boards of Canada and Aphex are (perhaps, too) frequently featured in these playlists but that simply cannot be helped.

Keep an ear out for El Kid’s track. A well deserved name! 

10 years since Burial’s Untrue

Admittedly, I only began to properly understand Burial’s music in the past year, but as the saying goes, it’s better late than never. After hearing some of his stuff and reading all of the hype back around 2011 when dubstep was the buzzword of the day, I could never understand why his stuff was so revered. Thankfully my tastes have matured a bit since I was 14 and now I can really appreciate just how good this mans tunes are. 

What I personally love the most about Burial’s stuff is his ability to sonically capture that sometimes beautiful, sometimes depressing post-rave state. Those days after the rave when your mind’s a bit fragile and you’re wondering what the fuck you’re doing with your life. At times like those this record really helps to soothe the mind.

To mark a decade since this seminal album was released, RA made this great wee video on the album, its creation and its legacy.

Timmy Stewart’s Inside the City Mix for Belfast

It’s safe to say that Timmy Stewart is one of the biggest legends in the Belfast scene and someone we continuously look up to due to his longevity, passion and commitment to music of all types. This excellent inside the city mix he put together recently paints a picture of the sound of Belfast from all corners of music. It features a ridiculous 60 tracks in 30 minutes, and really is a treat to the ears.