Irish experimental and ambient producer J Colleran has launched a new label, Oyae.
Kicking off the label with an EP of his own, the RBMA graduate and NTS regular follows his 2018 Because Music LP, ‘Gardenia’, with a five track feat of mind-boggling sound design and dazzling ambience.
John Daly will release his new album ‘We Will Live Again’ via Dublin label All City on 28th September.
As Night Christ (along with Jack Considine) and The Smoke Clears, the prolific Galway DJ/producer has tended to use aliases for his full-length releases. Now however, Daly is set to release his third album his own name, citing the personal nature of the release as his reason for doing so.
Ellen King has been at the forefront of Ireland’s ever-changing electronic music community for a couple of years now.
Both within and outside the crucial conversation around representation, ELLLL is pointedly aware of the challenges and changes that still must be confronted in the Irish scene.
Few artists have been as pivotal in Ireland’s electronic evolution of the past decade as DeFeKT. A formidable producer and live artist, the modular electro dedicant – real name Matt Flanagan – has, along with the likes of Sunil Sharpe, Jamie Behan, John Daly and Donnacha Costello, risen in recent years from the once covert but bustling techno underground into the thriving mainstream of the scene.
“I've had modular since I started to get better at production in college,” he explains of his production background. “I was introduced to it about 12 years ago by my teacher Ken. In terms of getting more into electro, my journey started by collecting techno records and I’d hear some electro B-sides. At that time I’d be blown away by the beats. My love affair with electro grew and grew as I got into Kraftwerk, Anthony Rother and The Advent to name a few.”
“Acts from here don’t get so much coverage. But we wanted to make a statement. And we will make more statements”
Amid the incendiary percussion, volatile acid lines and buzz saw bass grooves, ‘On A Roll’ is embellished with spoken snippets and found sounds that ground the release in the Irish landscape and community, giving a keen sense when listening to the album that it exists proudly within this pivotal time for Irish electronics where this music exists more in the “mainstream” than ever before. ‘Intro’ finds two young midlands accents discussing “patterns” before the ferocious ‘Caravan Life’ kicks off.
Dublin-based label Pear may have only launched in September 2017, but it is quickly becoming one of Ireland’s most exciting, consistent imprints. Having debuted with one of our Irish acts to get to know, R. Kitt and his ‘Jigsaw’ EP, followed by a syrupy, atmospheric acid release from Glasgow’s Big Miz, the label has wasted no time in establishing itself as a tastemaking platform for melodic house sounds.
For well over a decade, Sunil Sharpe and DeFeKt (Matt Flanagan) have been two of the most pivotal artists in Ireland’s clubbing landscape. With DeFeKt being best known for his ferocious modular cuts and masterful live sets, and Sharpe for his inimitable all-vinyl DJ sets, between them, the pair have a deserved reputation as Ireland’s premier techno and electro acts.
Daft Punk tribute band Daft as Punk is fabricating a full-size replica of the iconic Pyramid Stage for an upcoming recreation of the Grammy-winning 2007 Alive tour.
The Irish duo have been spinning from behind the masks for seven years and are now attempting the largest tribute to date, also besting the feats of Stateside tribute act One More Time.
The performance is set to take place 20th October at Dublin’s The Button Factory. Doors open at midnight.