- 21 Feb 20
A preview of the exciting dance action happening around the country over the next fortnight, including shows by I Hate Models, Eats Everything and more.
On February 12, Alt8 present Eats Everything in Waterford's Project nightclub. Hailing from Bristol, the acclaimed producer is well known for his eclectic sound, mixing elements of techno, house, garage and jungle. Enjoying a breakthrough in 2011 thanks to his track 'Entrance Song', in 2015, the globe-trotting DJ launched his own house label. He followed it up with the launch last year of EI8HT - a label founded along with Andres Campo, which focuses on techno with a funky twist.
Up in Belfast, the Pulse and Haze Boys are teaming up for a special night on February 13. Called 'Rave To Save', the event will take place at The Menagerie, with the aim of raising funds for the Australian Bushfire Appeal. "You were probably going to head out anyway," reads the pitch, "so why not turn up and dance your socks off for charity." It's a sentiment we heartily agree with.
Moving on to Valentine's Day - isn't celebrating with some heavy drum kicks about as romantic as it gets? On February 14, techno sensation I Hate Models will put on a serious show with one of his typically hard-hitting DJ sets in Dublin's District 8 (Jam Park). The French producer has been hugely praised over the last few years for his fantastic productions and impeccable mixing skills. Having quickly built a solid global reputation, he began headlining massive festivals and releasing tracks for revered labels such as Dax J's Monnom Black. Last year also saw him release his first LP, L'âge Des Métamorphoses, on London's renowned Perc Trax label. If there's one techno event absolutely not to be missed this month - this is the one.
Also on February 14 in the capital, Common Ground bring over the highly promising Sentimental Rave. She is yet another French producer, whose growing success culminated into a Possession x Boiler Room slot last year, during which she demonstrated great skill in mixing rave-tinged techno with more experimental sounds. She will take to the decks in 39/40's main room, following a B2B from locals Kaycee and Sonia, and a DJ set by Mav666 - an all-girl line-up for once, which will nicely set the mood!
And on February 22, the newly-founded Embedded collective present heavy techno maestro KRTM at The Soundhouse, Dublin. The Belgian DJ has enjoyed growing success of late, thanks to his uncompromising sound and a slew of tracks on respected industrial imprints such as PRSPCT. Expect hardcore techno that resonates like a slap to the face - but far more enjoyable, of course!