- 21 Oct 16
A look at some of the top labels in the world of Irish dance.
In this edition we take a look at Ireland’s underground labels and what they have coming out over the coming months. Matador launched his Rukus imprint in 2016 with a four track EP featuring Chicago’s Felix Da Housecat on vocals. Since then, he has released his album Ructions on the imprint, and followed that up with a series of remix EPs by some of the world’s leading house and techno artists, including Paco Osuna, Hot Since 82 and Julian Jeweil.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Kiely’s Strictly Deep imprint is putting together a various artist compilation to celebrate their fifth release. Just in time for the Amsterdam Dance Event, it will feature tracks from Jamie Roy & Makanan, Dene Antony, Colman Buckley (Dog Days), Paul Hosey, and Hoodrat & Richard James & Krissky.
Moving on to Appian Sounds, they will mark their 10th release with a deviation from their usual various artist format. Instead, they are offering Irish producer o.utlier an extended platform for his first full artist EP. The London-based groove technician has crafted tracks for the release, which are reminiscent of early Basic Channel/Maurizio recordings. After appearances on Efdemin’s Naif and Fred P’s Soul People Music, o.utlier’s EP makes for a remarkable full debut.