- 29 Aug 19
In the new Hot Press, Marcus O'Laoire, the creative mind behind some of Dublin's favourite club nights, including Hijinks and Sicko at Tramline, discusses the Irish nightclub revolution - and gets excited for his upcoming Electric Picnic set.
In our new issue, we talk to Dublin-based DJ Marcus O'Laoire about his rise to the top of the club scene with his community-oriented nights at Dublin's Tramline: Hijinks and Sicko. He also gives us the low-down on his Sunday night set at Electric Picnic.
“This summer I had a month-long residency in Vancouver with Hijinks, which was amazing, and I did a show in Vietnam too,” he says. “Since coming back here, I’ve played festivals pretty much every weekend. Electric Picnic will be the last one.
"I’m really excited to be playing the Heineken Live Your Music stage at Electric Picnic. Last year the set was one of my highlights, and this year I’m handing over to Maya Janes Coles, who’s a legend. I’ve played with her before and she’s just amazing.”
Marcus also took time to enthuse about the emerging talent in Ireland's dance scene.
“As a country, we’re punching really high – both in terms of the acts that are coming to play, and in the calibre of the local talent,” he says. “It might be the big names that sell tickets, but it’s the locals whose sets I enjoy the most. Just look at the Boiler Room at Higher Vision this year – it was all Irish DJs. Everyone just smashed it and people were going mental."
Marcus plays Heineken Live Your Music stage at Electric Picnic at 10pm on Sunday night.
To read the full interview, in which Marcus discusses his involvement in Give Us The Night and the fight against club closures, pick up the new Hot Press in stores now, or buy it online here: