Weekly Playlist: Le Boom

Dublin duo Le Boom makes quirky, understated electro-pop that’s just plain fun. Comprised of Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon, Le Boom is set to release their eclectic debut EP “All Of My Highs” next month. Their third EP single “Just Want To” is a great introduction to the pair for first listeners. Stripped of any excess and frolics, the song features melancholic vocals against stabs of thudding house beats with lyrics that look to dispel anxiety and trepidation.

We asked Christy and Aimie to share some songs that inform the sound of Le Boom so if you’re digging “Just Want To,” then check out their picks below.

Aimie’s selections:
Warpaint – Undertow

This song will always have a special place in my heart. It brings me right back to when I was around 15. Jams in friends sheds. Summer feels on my iPod video. Amazing song!

Close – Beam Me Up (feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba) [George Fitzgerald Remix]

This song is 1st Year in college all over for me. Plenty of gaffers with this absolutely blaring. Solid craic!

XXYYXX – About You

I got really obsessed with this song when I was in school not only listening to the original but also to weird slowed down versions of it and versions of it in reverse. Ended up changing my cover photo of Facebook to the video and I don’t know why but I still haven’t changed it in the last 6/7 years! Definitely an extreme chiller tune for me.

Oxia – Domino

No one can deny how brilliant this song is. A friend of mine has this song on vinyl and no matter how many times it’s played at after sessions at his it always has the same effect. Absolute banger!

T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
When I was a kid I loved the movie Billy Elliot and the soundtrack to it. I used to have my friends over after school when I was around 8 years old and I would take videos of us dancing on a little camera I had. Then I would piece them together on the families big, old PC and play this song on a CD player and watch the footage like it was the music video.

Christy’s selections:
Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)

This is a deadly track. We saw Daphni play a set on a beach at Primavera last year and this was the tune he closed with. Now, every time I hear it, I’m brought back to that beach. I think that’s one thing that makes music so powerful. We attach an experience or a memory or a feeling to a song and then every time we hear it are reminded of that experience or feeling or whatever it might be.

Caribou – Back Home

I am a huge Caribou fan. He is a master at building a track tastefully from something small and intimate to something epic without losing the core feeling of the tune.

Lykke Li – Little Bit

I still go back to this album a lot. I love everything about this tune: the songwriting, the production and Lykke Li’s carefree vocals.

Peggy Gou – Starry Night
I’m a bit obsessed with Peggy Gou at the moment. I just love how small and immediate and often lo-fi her tracks sounds. Everything sounds so close and tight.

Jungle – Casio

This track is just so so smooth. I love the bass and the vocals are class as always.

For more Le Boom tunes, head on over to Spotify.