A new radio documentary series explores the history of Irish dance music.
Across four 50-minute episodes, The Breakdown delves into three decades of electronic dance music produced and performed across the island. At the heart of the series - which is produced by musician and producer Hugh Fowler - are longstanding figures from Irish scene such as Bumble's Dave McDonnol, Mr Spring and Zero T, alongside producers including Bicep, Mano Le Tough and DJ Mag's January 2022 cover star Or:la, who dissect and share the stories behind their biggest tracks.
BBC Radio 1 has announced the next roster of DJs set to take over the station’s long-running Residency slot.
Brame & Hamo’s Tiernan McMorrow, aka Spray, has launched an eponymous label with a reissue of Dimension 23’s 1997 track 'I.M.O.K. R.U.O.K.'
Originally intended to be released in 2020, to mark the track’s 23rd anniversary, the reissue will now land on 1st October, accompanied by a remix from Céad boss Or:la and another classic Dimension 23 cut, ‘12,000 Ravers’.
Or:la’s Céad label returns this month with its seventh release, ‘MMXXI Inferno’.
The line-up for this year's Homobloc festival has been announced.
Lead photo credit: Hannah Metcalfe
Or:la is starting a new Céad sub-label this month, Damhsa.
Damsha – meaning “dance” in Irish – will launch on 2nd October with a four-track V/A EP, featuring tracks from Stratton, Body Beat Ritual, Jay Gadian and Carlton Doom. It’s a heavy-duty collection, with each track offering a hefty dose of EBM-infused techno.
UK producer Kincaid will release his new EP, All My Things Are Broken Because I am Broke’, on Or:la’s Céad imprint this month.
Set for release on 15th April, the buoyant techno two-tracker follows EPs from Blu Terra and Lewski on the Irish producer’s label, as well as a recent charity compilation for initiatives tackling climate change.