- 18 Aug 16
There's a host of international and local DJs on show as the summer draws to a close
After what has been a busy summer festival season, we turn the spotlight back on a very vibrant local scene. There’s a lot to look forward to as the summer draws to a close, with the likes of Patrice Scott, Killekill, Boyz Noize, Cleric, Fred Everything, Prosumer, Legowelt, Sven Vath and Josh Wink visiting these shores in the coming weeks. There’s also releases on the way from Irish producers Hybrasil and Sirkus Sirkus.
Mmbrship celebrates its second birthday on August 19, with Detroit house music producer Patrice Scott dropping by Bar Tengu. Scott is a firm favorite with Dublin’s house music community, and this should be a storming night. The second instalment of Umlaut takes place in the South William Basement the same evening. Umlaut is a new project from a group of local Dublin DJs including Adam Hide; Karl Power will fly in from Amsterdam for this one too. Up in Sligo Houselore takes place in McGarrigles, which is another night driven by local talent.
On August 20, Bastardo Electro bring Berlin techno outfit Killekill to Cyprus Avenue in Cork. Killekill are currently touring their eighth birthday show around Europe, and they’ve played in some of the continent’s best clubs, including Berghain Kantine, Suicide Circus and Horst Krzbrg. Berlin residents Alienata and DJ Flush are in support, alongside Cork’s very own ELLLL. She’s been making her mark recently, playing at Boiler Room in Dublin, Life Festival and Open Ear – definitely one to watch.
There’s a really strong close to the month in the capital. On August 26, Building Society and Abstract bring Boyz Noize to Opium Rooms. Techno & Cans host Cleric at Hangar. Mint Crush present Fred Everything in the Wigwam basement (formerly known as Twisted Pepper), while Pygmalion welcomes Panorama Bar resident Prosumer, who first emerged on Frankfurt’s legendary Playhouse imprint in 2005. He cut his teeth working at the legendary Hardwax Records store, and has released tracks with Ostgut Ton and Running Back.
On August 27, house legend Chez Damier plays Opium Rooms with Subject and Abstract. Damier setup Prescription Records with studio partner Ron Trent; which is widely regarded as one of the greatest house music labels of all time. Damier is recognised as a deep house pioneer and played a role in the development of Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records and the Music Institute. Ever present since 1989, he has been leading light in the world of house music – this is one gig not to miss.
Across town that night DiVISION Live hosts Legowelt at Pygmalion. His sound occupies a space somewhere in between Chicago house, electro, Italo disco and ghettofunk. A prolific producer since the ‘90s, boasting an album a year over the past five years, he also releases tracks on his own Strange Life label.
Up in Derry, Cocoon takeover Ebrington Square on August 27. Cocoon are bringing their A-Team for the event, with Sven Väth, Josh Wink, Christian Burkhardt and Dana Ruh all performing at what will be a huge night for the city.
Hybrasil will released his Robot House EP on Bush Records in September. Bush is a legendary techno imprint boasting some of the ‘90s most seminal records, including Dave Clarke’s Red Series. Robot House EP features four tracks and has already won support from Richie Hawtin, Reset Robot and Jon Rundell. Finally, Sirkus Sirkus will release “I Know” featuring vocals by Mark Zowie on Whartone Records on September 2.