- 03 Apr 19
There have been some cracking Irish dance releases of late, with new label Move Slow Records leading the charge.
Move Slow Records are a new Irish label with a fondness for house, disco and boogie, brought to you by the team behind This Greedy Pig agency and Hen’s Teeth art & lifestyle store. The first release titled Poolhall Lovers was released on February 15 – it comes courtesy of Naeth, following an EP release on Memphis label Future Everything in 2017. The Dublin-based producer wears his ’90s and early 2000s influences on his sleeve, and has delivered something truly special with this two-track house EP.
Produced in the middle of a rare Irish heatwave, the title track of Poolhall Lovers brims with the optimism of youthful summers, while b-side ‘It’s My Job’ shows a more sombre side of the promising young producer. The release is accompanied by an animated series by Mason London (former Boiler Room art director). Check out more at moveslowrecords.com.
TR One have released the EP The Swim Meet on Canadian label Solar Phenomena, featuring a remix from Lerosa. Don’t Be Afraid, Bodytonic, Apartment and Lunar Disco are among the other labels on which TR One has issued releases. In addition, he has a track on legendary Dublin techno label D1 Recordings’ 25th anniversary compilation. Pencilled for March 16, that collection features a wide range of Irish house and techno artists, such as Derrick Carr and founder Eamonn Doyle.
Cerillo has upcoming releases on Kerri Chandler’s Madtech Records, Kevin Sauderson’s KMS Records, and a forthcoming EP release on Marshall Jefferson’s Freakin’ 303. His summer edit of the house classic ‘Naked Music NYC – I’ll Take You To Love’ enjoyed support and plays from Adam Beyer, Joris Voorn and Roger Sanchez at the likes of Awakenings, Ushuaia Ibiza and Elrow. Follow him at cerillomusic.com.
Leo Dynamic1 released ‘Let Me Love You’ with Kobalt Music group on February 14. Leo’s previous two releases in late 2018, ‘Jigsaw Pieces and ‘Run & Hide’, were added to over 40 playlists on Spotify, with an audience of over half-a-million listeners. ‘Jigsaw Pieces’ reached number five on the Dutch Dance Top 40 Chart on Spotify, and remained on the chart for six weeks.
New imprint Hothouse Label launched on January 25 at the Bernard Shaw in Dublin. A local collective consisting of PrYmary Colours, Dave Kerr, Dark Trax, Reveller and H&G Creations, the label was established on the back of their monthly parties at Berlin Bar in Dublin 2.
Elsewhere, Dublin techno label Distrackt Records celebrate their tenth release with a three track EP from Oisin, an emerging artist on Ireland’s underground circuit. The release is titled München Beginnings and will be available on Beatport from March 19. Find out more at facebook.com/distracktrecords.
Adrian Bilt, meanwhile, released the Lost Desert EP on February 18 with Quanticman Records. It’s already made some waves with support from Horatio, Russell Deeks, Marco Carola, Larsen Factory and Richie Hawtin, amongst others.
Another recent release of note was the Angel Calls EP, issued by Dublin-based producer and DJ Glenn Molloy on Hungarian label Eternalism. Featuring the title track and another original called ‘Lost Tribe’, the EP is available on Beatport.
Finally, recent times also found Benjamyn releasing his debut EP, TwentyThree, on Blue Tide Music. Recorded during summer 2018, Benjamyn’s sound draws on aspects of house, funk, jazz and surf-rock; the producer himself calls the sound ‘surf-house’. Using lyrics written by Ben from age 19 to 23, the EP tells a story of fun-loving youth, loss, and trying to find your own way.