- 09 Sep 19
We caught up for a chat with internationally acclaimed Donegal DJ Rebüke.
What made you want to become a DJ?
I used to watch videos of Tiesto DJing when I was 14 and thought it was the coolest thing ever - I just caught the bug.
What's been the proudest moment of your career to date?
There's been so many the last 12 months, I can't chose one in particular. Definitely up there would be 'Along Came Polly' going to number one on the dance charts and staying there for over two months; playing Tomorrowland and Radio 1 in Ibiza; and recently doing my first US tour.
What's your favourite venue to play and why?
Space Miami is probably my favourite - it's got such a deadly atmosphere. It also has a 24-hour party licence that you donÕt get anywhere else, so everyone is up for it.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the dance scene Ireland?
I think it's doing pretty well. Loads of us are starting to get international exposure, and it wouldn't have happened only for the Irish making so much noise over us. The support I receive from the Irish is unreal - everywhere I go I see Irish flags in the crowd. The scene is definitely improving, although some areas of the dance community could do with being a bit more tolerant to other people's tastes and genre choices. We're all in it for the love of electronic music after all, right?
What can people expect from your upcoming set at Electric Picnic?
Loads of energy, house and techno and of course a bit of rave thrown in.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
I've just finished up my new EP, which will come out pretty soon, and I've also just remixed an old '90s rave record called 'D-MOB - Acieed', out next month. Gigwise I'm really excited to play Terminal V Festival in Edinburgh, the Warehouse Project Manchester; and to head back down under for another tour of Australia and New Zealand at the end of December.
'D-MOB - Acieed' - Out this month.