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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>VŽ`Àœ«] `i“œ˜ÃÌÀ>̈˜} ˆ˜yÕi˜Vià vÀœ“ 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 “ÕÈV½Ã w˜iÃÌ ˆÛi «iÀvœÀ“iÀð /…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.

Left­field: Me­trop­o­lis-bound

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