Nightclubs in Ireland will be able to fully reopen from 22nd October, the Government has confirmed.
A four-stage reopening plan has been approved by the cabinet, with "high-risk activities", such as clubbing, being allowed to return as one of the final stages in the country's reopening from its COVID-19 lockdown.
A pilot nightclub event will also take place sometime this month, though details on the event are yet to be announced.
Irish DJ Sunil Sharpe has penned an open letter to senior Irish politicians about what he describes as a neglect of the events industry.
Sharpe, a campaigner for change in licensing rules and other matters surrounding Ireland's nighttime industry as part of the group Give Us The Night, has addressed the letter to Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland; Leo Varadkar, the deputy prime minister and minister for enterprise, trade and employment; and Catherine Martin, the minister for tourism, culture, arts, Gaeltacht, sport and media.
A new campaign has been launched to support the Northern Irish night-time economy.
Spanish techno duo NX1 are next up on Sunil Sharpe’s ever-reliable Earwiggle label.
A four-track selection of caustic, banging techno, the simply titled ‘EW’ EP is a typically heavy offering from the label. Each cut here is more than capable of sending club floors big or small into a frenzy.
It marks what will be the final release on Earwiggle for 2019. It’s been another stellar year for the label with the continuation of the Eel Behavrious V/A EP series, as well as a Brenecki EP.
Last year, Irish techno and electro stalwarts Sunil Sharpe and DeFeKT teamed up once again as Tinfoil to release their debut LP, ‘On A Roll’.
Released in March 2018 via their own Tinfoil label, we premiered the relentless electro cut ‘Friendly Safe Fumes’ at the time and it’s still getting regular speaker time along with the rest of the album in DJ Mag HQ.
Sunil Sharpe’s Earwiggle label has six new compilation EPs lined up under the curious title, ‘Eel Behaviour’.
Each release will be named after a particular type of eel – why not eh? – and will feature a selection of tracks from emerging and established producers in the gritty, acerbic techno realm the label has been celebrated within since launching in 2011.
Individually, CTRLS and Solid Blake have been causing a stir in underground techno and electro spheres for some time now. Danish DJ/producer CTRLS has become known on the Copenhagen circuit for his hectic, fearsome sets and equally ripping productions, the techniques behind which he recently showcased in a Beatport Studio Session.