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There’s a hectic schedule of clubbing action on offer over the bank holiday weekend, with Death in Vegas, Leftfield and 2ManyDJs among the heavy hitters performing. By Wil Kinsella
The October bank holiday is one of busiest and most exciting weekends in Irish clubbing. This year doesn’t disappoint, with .GHVƂGNF, Richie Hawtin,
Len Faki, Omar S, *WZNG[ and Sasha among the heavyweight talent hitting our shores.
Firstly though, Irish artists and labels have been hard at it as always. Distrackt Records are back in action with a four track EP from #P&AQ4, Paradise, due for digital release on October 26. Building on EPs from Deviate and Simon Foran, the Irish collective continue their impressive assault on the techno scene.
Irish vinyl label Modern Magic have a new release out from Armonics titled
Look Alive. Support for the EP comes from a wide range of major names, including Sasha, Erol Alkan, Marcel Dettmann,
AME and more. Elsewhere, Robert
&GNCPG[ released his album Numbers on
September 29. His debut LP, Rising Tide, was released in 2012 and featured on several Irish TV programmes. Numbers showcases Roberts’ trademark deep and soulful lyrics against an electronic L>V`À«] `iÃÌÀ>Ì} yÕiViÃ vÀ electro to funk and soul.
Derry native Gary Curran has announced his own label Four One Records, launching it with an EP under his Confute alias. Coincidentally also titled Numbers, the release is available now from all digital outlets. Confute is a core member of the Japanese Popstars, who enjoyed huge success on labels such as Virgin
EMI, Ministry of Sound and Bedrock Records. His latest works have garnered the support of John Digweed, Maceo Plex and Stephan Bodzin.
)GQTIG (GGN[, meanwhile, released the Apache 909 EP on UK label Re-Play Records on October 8. One of Dublin’s leading DJs/promoters, Kaily, has already gotten behind the release and it was also picked up by YouTube channel Houseum.
Onto clubbing news, and October 27 sees Shivers host Detroit house legend
Omar S and Tornado Wallace at the Electric Garden and Theatre in Galway.
KiNK, meanwhile, returns to District 8 in Dublin following his massive performance at Forbidden Fruit. If you haven’t seen KiNK live, he is simply one of electronic ÕÃV½Ã wiÃÌ Ûi «iÀvÀiÀÃ° / i Ã>i night, Out To Lunch host Inga Mauer at Yamamori Tengu in Dublin, while Bastardo Electrico bring techno legend Ben Sims to Cyprus Avenue in Cork, with support from curator Jamie Behan.
On October 28, psy-trance pioneers PT Connections bring Spec3 Live & Clovto to the Sound House. This is another top end booking by Pedro Squee and his team, who continue to lead the charge for Irish psy-trance. The same weekend, Metropolis opens its doors again at the RDS, with a heavyweight line up featuring .GHVƂGNF, Laurent Garnier, Death In 8GICU, Richie Hawtin and more. This is the fourth edition of the festival, which boasts two days of music, art installations, performances and conversation.
The Samhain festival, meanwhile, takes place at the amazing Weston Airport site in Lucan, with headline sets from Annie
Mac, 'CVU 'XGT[VJKPI and /CP[&,U.
Finally, congratulations to Waterford collective RePublik, who celebrate their 12th birthday at Project Nightclub on the 29th, with an appearance from
Sasha. Support on the night comes from residents Warren and Kenno.