- 16 Oct 18
Deadbots’ debut album Love Unlimited leads the way in a plethora of exciting new releases from Irish acts.
Irish-Canadian band Deadbots have announced the release of their debut album Love Unlimited for November 5. The Deadbots aesthetic is driven by analogue synths, drum machines and noisy cables. They plough a unique furrow, releasing exclusively from their own website. Notably, two tracks from the album have already been snapped up by Absolut and Smirnoff.
Stylistically, Love Unlimited flits between disco-influenced, dreamy vocal house and down-tempo broken jazz, with additional elements of Italo and techno. Previously, Deadbots have worked with the likes of Arthur Baker and Erol Alkan, The Emperor Machine (who remixed the album’s title track for single release). Keep up to date with them at their website, deadbotsmusic.com
Irish electro and modular supremo DeFeKT has a track upcoming on Jensen Interceptors’ debut album Mother, released on Maceo Plex’s label Lone Romantic on October 26. There is also a remix on Feel My Bicep in the pipeline, due for release later in the year. I recently picked up a copy of DeFekT’s EP Battery Blast, available on vinyl via Sunil Sharpe’s Earwiggle imprint. It’s an incredible piece of work, available on Discogs and All City Records.
Hybrasil, meanwhile, has recently released two vinyl EPs. The Sentinel EP was issued on the self-titled Hybrasil imprint on September 3; it’s a four-track EP featuring two-vinyl only tracks. It was followed by the Ascended EP on Gregor Tresher’s Break New Soil imprint on September 17, a four-track affair featuring select tracks from the Hybrasil live show. There is also a three-track EP on Sian & Aardy’s Hydrozoa imprint, titled Helios, scheduled for release on October 15. The exceptionally busy producer also has another release scheduled with Ronnie Spiteri’s Kenja Records for November/December, and you can expect another release on the Hybrasil label by the end of the year.
Elsewhere, Berlin-based Irish techno producer Millhouse released his album Reset on Variant Electronic on September 10. Millhouse has been on the scene for over 15 years, playing in venues throughout Ireland, and more recently Germany. Releasing music since 2010, his first solo effort was on Irish label Gobsmacked Records. Reset is his first LP, and features 13 fantastic original tracks.
Another noteworthy recent release was Limerick producer/DJ DAYL’s collaborative EP with Damon Hess, Retrovision. Hess and Dayl together have held residencies at clubs such as Eden Ibiza, Sankeys, Itaca Ibiza, Pukka Up and Tropical Wonderland. The two-track Retrovision is available now from all good digital stores. Also worthy of investigation is Danny Sin’s new track ‘Blast It’, the follow-up to his successful debut ‘Move Your Body’.
Another forthcoming release worth checking out is Gordon Bates’ Aimsir, which will be issued on Yin Yang Recordings. The three-track EP features a remix by Luke Creed and has already caught the attention of people like Joseph Capriati.
Finally, Kiva Oates is an up-and-coming producer from Tramore who has been honing her craft over the past seven years. Kiva is now stepping out with her debut EP on newly formed Dutch imprint Techno V. The track is titled ‘Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit’, and will hit digital stores on October 12. It is refreshing to hear from young artists who have gone about things the right way, working on their skills and sound before rushing to market. Let’s hope more acts follow Kiva’s inspiring lead.