Dubliner Aidan Kelly is not only an acclaimed DJ and photographer, he's making inroads into the world of fashion, with an exclusive new range for Dublin label Fresh Cuts.

Earlier this year, he created an essential series of Bluffer's Guides to various musical genres for RTÉ Culture - the series is currently being broadcast on RTÉ 2XM, ahead of a new season this Autumn.

We asked the man in the hat for his choice cultural picks...

FILM

The Jungle Book, the 2016 version - I know this is very late to be bringing up in conversation, but I went back to have a look at Jungle Book the revamp, and since that Sunday afternoon (it's a Sunday thing) I've been trying to perfect my impression of Bill Murray's Bear Necessities - and honestly if you haven't seen it because somehow it slipped under the radar, go back and be spellbound.

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MUSIC

I'm rifling through two genres at the moment: hip hop/r'n'b by leading ladies like Jill Scott and Erykah Badu and the origins of ska music with Laurel Aitken up 'till new sounds coming out of Dublin like Interskalactic, all for this show I'm doing for RTÉ Culture and the lovely people over on RTÉ 2XM called the Bluffers Guide. Otherwise, I'm zoned out on ambient excursions by a Japanese artist Cheihei Hatakeyama.

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BOOK

I'm always checking in on How Music Works by David Byrne or 17 by Bill Drummond, and Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a great start for those who really want to become a DJ and find out that it's not all Tomorrowland, but more local bars and dirty basements. All books on music are safe bets for gifts to others.

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PLAY

I'm a big fan of Harold Pinter and was lucky enough to see him years ago in The Gate. I'd tie this in with book reading and recommend anything in printed format that has his name attached. On the other side of things, anything Philip McMahon is writing, is always joyous.

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TV

I love anything that's got the dark thing going on - Mare Of Easttown was really sharp and funny and real. Amazing that great actors don't have to be as glamorous as we're lead to believe in order to tell great stories. I know it's way too late, but I'm still flashing back to the HBO series The Night Of.

GIG

I saw Interpol in The Olympia before the big lights out, and I heard every single element of the band clearly in the mix. They sum up a time in New York for me and continue to be big and bold. Their artwork and photography are always ahead of time.

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ART

Dr. David Kronn has amassed a collection of photographs and in particular many from the north of Ireland including works from one of my favourite photographers, Tony O'Shea, this exhibit is on in IMMA in their courtyard galleries till October. I need to go and see it.

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RADIO/PODCAST

To help with the anxiety that everyone was feeling during lockdown I went across the pond to Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time, which is an endless treasure trove of knowledge - also, you can't beat RTÉ Lyric FM's dedication to the art of classical music. Life saving.

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TECH

I'm hampered by the intake of sugar and always looking to manage this, A life-changing exercise is to do the same and cut your intake dramatically. Nobody talks about this enough because it's everywhere in our food and drink, which is part and parcel of our culture. I use MyGI a lot which is a list of all foods and their Glycemic Index level, It has helped me immensely.

THE NEXT BIG THING...

I think if it doesn't happen soon and post-Covid It'll be a shame, but we need to open Dublin and cities around the country to a longer night of entertainment, food, music and culture. This of course means drinking, but I think we're seeing, particularly in Dublin, a change toward a different energy that needs to be embraced and looked after, as opposed to being feared.

Tune into Aidan Kelly's Bluffer's Guide to Music on RTÉ 2XM on Sundays at 8 pm until August 29th, with repeats the following Tuesday at midnight - listen to them all here.