FOAL LOTTA LOVE

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There’s a se­ri­ous line-up of club­bing ac­tion around the coun­try this month, with Foals, Left­field and David Holmes lead­ing the St. Pa­trick's Week­end charge. By Will Kin­sella

On March 2, Prospect present KC Lights at Habi­tat in Lim­er­ick. Prospect re­leases on Hervé’s Cheap Thrills im­print, and his track ‘Lose It All’ gained sup­port from well-known house artists like Rudi­men­tal, MK, and Danny Howard. ‘No No No’, mean­while, re­ceived a de­fin­i­tive yes in Ibiza, where it was the an­them of 2015.

Down in Cork the same night, So­lace host Traumer at Cyprus Av­enue. France’s Traumer has re­leases on Ven­ture Records, Skryp­töm and Stephan Bodzin’s la­bel Herzblut, on which is first LP came out in 2014. His two lat­est EPs, mean­while, are on Deso­lat records and he’s seen reg­u­larly at Paris’s Rex club.

Shiv­ers Present Sound­stream at Elec­tric Gar­den & Theatre in Gal­way on March 3. De­scribed as a “true-school” Ber­lin artist, heav­ily in­flu­enced by Detroit and Chicago mu­sic.

They run their own la­bel ti­tled Sound­stream and have re­cently re­leased two 12 inches with Smith’n Hack. They have upcoming shows at Berghain (Ber­lin), Canal Mills (Leeds), Pyg­malion (Dublin), No­order­licht (Am­s­ter­dam). Down in Clare that night leg­endary Ir­ish Hip Hop DJ Eric Moore is per­form­ing at Hide­away, En­nis, Co. Clare Turn­ing to Dublin, on March 4, Ge­orge Fitzger­ald will de­liver a three-hour set at the But­ton Fac­tory. English-born, Ber­lin-based, Fitzger­ald has re­leased on Hot­flush, Aus, Hyper­colour, and his own im­print ManMake

Mu­sic. He’s also signed to Domino sub la­bel Dou­ble Six Record­ings, which re­leased his al­bum Fad­ing Love in 2015.

On the same night, Vi­sion Col­lec­tor bring Schop­pen Wittes to the Choco­late Fac­tory. Wittes is a Ber­lin heavy­weight club pro­moter and revered house and techno DJ. Lo­cal sup­port on the night comes from Pineal Nav­i­ga­tion and Breen.

Also on March 4, De­but at Mu­tate bring Lewis Fautzi to the Wi­ley Fox. Fautzi has re­leased with Faut Sec­tion, Pole­group, Slam’s Soma Records and Len Faki’s Fig­ure. In ad­di­tion, he has per­formed at Tre­sor, Gare Porto, Lux Frágil and Berghain.

In what is a se­ri­ously busy night of club­bing ac­tion in the cap­i­tal, Divi­sion & Sub­ject also host leg­endary Ber­lin DJ Tama Sumo at Pyg­malion. Sumo is a res­i­dent at Panorama Bar and Berghain, and made her name as a DJ in the ’90s through her genre-bend­ing sets at Dance with the Aliens par­ties, as well as her res­i­dency at Globus (Tre­sor). You can find her re­leases on Ra­bid Records, Hot­flush Record­ing, Di­a­mond & Pearls and OstGut Ton.

Mov­ing on to March 8, and the bril­liantly named Anti-So­cial Acid Club bring An­some to The Loft Venue in Gal­way. An­some runs his own la­bel, South Lon­don Ana­logue Ma­te­rial, which fea­tures the likes of ABSL, Ayarcana and Bas Mooy. He has also re­leased on im­prints such as Files Rec, Mind­cut and Mord.

Mean­while, on March 9, Elec­tric have Bi­cep at the Elec­tric Gar­den & Theatre in Gal­way.

The Belfast duo have re­leased on Rush Hour, AUS, Wolf Mu­sic and their own FEEL MY BI­CEP im­print. They’ve also made ap­pear­ances on Boiler Room and BBC Ra­dio One’s Es­sen­tial

Mix, in ad­di­tion to be­ing a driv­ing force be­hind AVA Fes­ti­val in Belfast. The fol­low­ing night, March 10, they make their way to Dublin for a set at District 8.

Else­where, club­bing fans should note that Wah Wah Club has moved to the South Wil­liam Bar, where Sense host Art’s House on March 10.

Also, across town that night, Sub­ject have Amp Fid­dler per­form­ing live at The Su­gar Club. Of course, there is a se­ri­ous line-up of club­bing ac­tion on St. Pa­trick’s week­end, with two of the most mouth­wa­ter­ing gigs be­ing the stun­ning one-two of Foals and Left­field DJ sets at Opium Rooms. The indie-dance he­roes hit the venue on Paddy’s eve, while Neil Barnes will be pro­vid­ing some scin­til­lat­ing dance­floor ac­tion the fol­low­ing night. Also on March 17, there’s a mouth­wa­ter­ing dou­ble bill at the Su­gar Club, with Donal Di­neen and Myles O’Reilly host­ing This Ain’t Disco New York, and David Holmes pre­sent­ing God’s Wait­ing Room, a choice se­lec­tion of sound­track num­bers, li­brary mu­sic, psych, rock and roll, ex­per­i­men­tal and other left­field gems.

Fi­nally, Hid­den Agenda host Detroit Swin­dle at District 8 on March 23. Detroit Swin­dle run Heist Record­ings, whose ros­ter in­cludes Fouk, Nebraska, Max Graef, Andy Hart and Ire­land’s Brame & Hamo. The Detroit Swin­dle boys have an im­pres­sive remix CV, hav­ing re­worked the likes of Her­cules and Love Af­fair, Chet Faker, Seven Davis Jr and Daft Punk. In ad­di­tion, they have also re­leased on la­bels such as Freerange, Fu­ture Clas­sics, and Dirt Crew, and also run their own night at Am­s­ter­dam’s Claire club.

Also on March 23, We Are Just US host a Half Baked Show­case at Ya­mamori Tengo with Greg Brock­man. French-born, Lon­don-based Brock­man has per­formed at no­table venues such as Con­crete in Paris, Ber­lin’s Club der Vi­sionäre and Vi­enna’s Prater­saune.

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