June 5, 2021 by Nigel
For the 31st mix in our Guest Series we are delighted to present a mix from one of Ireland’s finest. The one and only Kelly-Anne Byrne.
Her DJ career began over 20 years ago when a large vinyl collection and a love of soul and disco prompted her to drop a mix tape into The Dice Bar. From then on, she has been entertaining crowds from all over the country with top slots at all of Ireland’s festivals including, Electric Picnic, Longitude, Indiependence, Body and Soul, Sea Sessions, Metropolis, All Together Now and Forbidden Fruit. Kelly-Anne appears regularly at Dublin’s top clubs, including a monthly residency at Mother.
In February 2013 she began presenting The Saturday Weekender on Phantom 105.2 which earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the PPI Radio Awards. She presented the evening show on TXFM for two years which also saw her nominated for Best Radio DJ in 2015 and The Beat Goes On on Saturdays and Sundays on Today FM (named ‘the Best Show on Irish Radio’ by Jim Carroll in The Ticket) for 6 years winning silver for Best Specialist Broadcaster in 2016. In the summer of 2015 Kelly-Anne got to share the stage with her music heroes Chic when she supported them at Iveagh Gardens, a dream come true for someone who has spent much of their life dedicated to disco. She recently took The Beat Goes On to New York where she broadcasts the show on The Face Radio from the soul of Brooklyn and worldwide.
For Kelly’s Music For Modern Living Guest Mix she has put together a mix of all new releases from the past few months.
- The Fantastics feat. Sulene Fleming – Hey Mister! (Art Of Tones Mix)
- Joseph Malik feat. Niki King & Chris Greive – I Quit My 9 To 5
- Durand Jones & The Indications feat. Aaron Frazer – Witchoo
- Pockets – Work It Out (Dave Lee Redemption Mix)
- Love Drop – Let It Flow
- Lotti Monet – Touch Me (Craig & Ron’s Breakdance Dub)
- Rocker’s Revenge – Walking On Sunshine (Alan Dixon Mix)
- Horse Meat Disco ft Fi McCluskey – Love If You Need It (Mousse T Mix)
- Kiko Navarro feat. Z.A.M.A & DJ Fudge – Olwakhutando
- D.C. La Rue – Cathedrals (Jamie 3:26 Extended Ballroom Mix)
- East Coast Love Affair – Confrontations
- The Patchouli Brothers – Lead Astray
- Mpharanyana & The Peddlers – Disco
- The Shapeshifters feat. Teni Tinks – It Ain’t Love
- Ten City – Be Free
- Fire Island feat. Loleatta Holloway – Shout To The Top (Hifi Sean Reprise)