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Premiere: Laurence Kapinga ‘KoraKoraa’

Dublin newcomers Reasons To Dance present eight cuts of devilishly funky club music on their debut V/A compilation, ‘SUNROOM001’

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Dublin label Reasons To Dance will release its debut compilation, ‘SUNROOM001’, later this week. Listen to Laurence Kapinga’s contribution, ‘KoraKoraa’, below.

On its maiden voyage, the brand new label – founded by Dåser and Fionn – brings together eight rising Irish producers for an optimistic and devilishly funky compendium of club music. Tearing pages from bass and techno textbooks, but with the addition of '80s-inspired sound design and blissful synthesisers, it’s is a robust statement of intent from Dublin’s newest dance music purveyors.

Label boss Dåser kicks the release into gear with ‘Salt Rock’, which flaunts bright, syncopated pads and springy dub-tinged percussion, before Laurence Kapinga chimes in with the rosy synth stunner, ‘KoraKoraa’. Continuing to hone his shimmering mode of electronica, first heard on 3024’s ‘It Was Always There, Vol. 1’ compilation, the Dundalk-native stitches pared-back drums into an arpeggiated synth line for maximum stargazing.

Dubliners SPOOKLET and Glimmerman maintain the late night energy with their respective contributions, balancing clubby rhythms with hazy hooks, while SAFEDOSE throw a UKG curveball with their debut single, ‘SD001’. Glimmerman, LOU, and Reasons To Dance co-founder Fionn also feature across the label’s inaugural release.

All proceeds will be donated to UNRWA in aid to support the ongoing Palestinian conflict.

‘SUNROOM001’ is out 9th October. Pre-order the compilation here, and listen exclusively to Laurence Kapinga’s contribution, ‘KoraKoraa’, below.