- 24 Oct 19
Forbidden Fruit have announced the first act for their 10th Anniversary Festival.
Forbidden Fruit returns for its 10th anniversary on the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Today, October 24, they've announced their first waves of acts:
UNDERWORLD, AKA Rick Smith and Karl Hyde, are a true one-off - at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and warehouses, sound-tracking theatre productions or taking over art galleries, disused shoe shops, and Japanese department stores. Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. From playing a sold-out Forbidden Fruit in 2016 to then headlining the debut year of All Together Now in 2018, this marks Underworld’s return to Dublin in 2020 to headline what will be a very special 10th anniversary for the festival!
LOYLE CARNER first appeared on the scene back in 2014, with his debut EP ‘A Little Late’, which cemented him in the UK's rap scene as one to watch. He followed that up in 2017 with his BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.
‘Not Waving, But Drowning’, Loyle’s new album, gives yet more evidence - as if it were needed - of his razor-sharp flow and his unique storytelling ability. Yes, he can rap, but he allies that with the sensitivity of a poet, the observational skills of a novelist, and warmth of your best friend.
FATIMA YAMAHA is one of many aliases used by Dutch producer Bas Bron, under which he releases understated electronic dance tracks that have a retro, synth-led aesthetic. The alias originally emerged in 2004, for the release of an EP, What's a Girl to Do, on D1 Music. Soon after the EP was released, Bron put aside the Fatima Yamaha moniker, instead, focusing on several other pseudonyms, including Bastian, Gifted, and Seymour Bits. As the years rolled by, the title track continued to circulate, gaining new momentum from various reissues, including a release on Bron's own label, Magnetron Music, and Dekmantel, both in 2015. By then the record had gained an underground following, resulting in the resurrection of Fatima Yamaha for a string of festival appearances and a full-length debut album, Imaginary Lines. Having had no tour dates throughout 2019, this is Fatima Yamaha’s first show announcement to mark his return in 2020!
박혜진 PARK HYE JIN
Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, house and techno DJ 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN blends elements of dream-state house & raw hip-hop and mixes her own English and Korean vocals over dreamy synths & thick beats for a forward-thinking dancefloor experience. A resident DJ at Seoul’s Pistil Dance Club, with broadcast performances on Korean independent radio SCR, 박혜진 park hye jin exploded into world view in January 2019 with her late-’18 debut EP ‘IF U WANT IT’. The five-track EP with breakout tracks “I DON’T CARE” and “ABC" finds 박혜진 park hye jin singing duets with herself in both Korean and English over left field soundscapes, thunderous 4/4 beats & smoky digital piano lines, and has sparked popular interest in the emergence of "k-house" as a potential cross-over form of electronic music, while also introducing the voice of new underground sensation.
With many more announcements to be made over the course of the summer, hold tight and keep an eye on forbiddenfruit.ie/ for more details.