- 22 Sep 14
It’s all happening in Dublin as new openings and fresh releases sweep the capital.
Irish producers have been ahem... “hard at it” the past few weeks. Mano Le Tough, Chymera and Ian O’Donovan have delivered high profile releases while, on the clubbing front, further changes sweep the capital.
First up, Mano Le Tough. The Wicklow native released a remix with Tale Of Us for Caribou on City Slang. He puts out another track with Tale Of Us on a compilation by Needwant, alongside Guy Gerber, Dixon and Booka Shade – in addition to a remix for Midnight Magic on Permanent Vacation.
Ian O’Donovan’s remix of ‘The Messenger’ for Satoshi Fumi came out on HiFi Stories on August 29 and on the 7 Days Of House Music compilation earlier in the summer for ADSR Records. The latter went out alongside Carl Cox, Umek, Carl Craig and Radio Slave. ‘Firefly’ appeared on the 25th Anniversary of Space Ibiza compilation on Cr2 Records.
Chymera released ‘Ghosts’ on the BBQ Techno compilation by Connaisseur Recordings. His remix of 'Last Day' for Moby and Skyler Grey was released on Little Idiot on August 18.
Bates has issued his Djouce Woods EP on Canadian label Dash Deep Records. Dylan Moran has a track coming out with Romanian label Avec Moi (no, not the comedian). Belfast label Dynamo Recordings has released Ronan Teague’s Hallucination EP and Mick Finucan’s Exit Strategy EP. Both are worth your time.
There’s more change afoot in Dublin clubbing. Hidden Agenda have moved from the Button Factory to the Opium Rooms. They launch on September 20 with Pantha Du Prince. a remixer of Depeche Mode, Philip Glass and Trentemoller. Small Talk celebrate their first birthday the same night in The Pint with Nicholas and Sisterhood of Tief Music.
The Opium Rooms have launched a new Wednesday club night. Subwave. Abstract welcome Benoit and Sergio on September 26; Mano Le Tough takes to the main room stage two days later. Also worth checking out is Flashmob on September 19, performing alongside Jack in the Button Factory.
Outside Dublin ForTech have Mark Greene and Harvey Carnegie at Gogarty’s in Portarlington. Paul Van Dyk returns to the Savoy in Cork and Re:Publik have Hot Since 82 performing in Crystal Nightclub. From September 26 to 28 the Sonic Arts Waterford Festival delivers workshops, installations and performances in St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre.
Red Bull Music Academy delivers four days of concerts, club nights and record fairs in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter from September 25-28. Chez Damier, Skream, The Juan McLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch have been added to the weekend line-up. Andre Lodemann plays in the Loft in Waterford with Esoteric on September 27.