DANCE STAGE

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FRI­DAY

There’s al­ways a sense that the dance stage is Ox­e­gen’s poor re­la­tion, and it cer­tainly doesn’t help mat­ters that it’s usu­ally housed in a ter­ri­ble con­crete shed. Tonight, as Ox­e­gen be­gins its three-night stand, you get the James Lavelle-helmed Scot­tish disco wiz­zard

and Dublin lass who has gone on big­ger and brighter things at BBC Ra­dio One. There’s also elec­tronoize of a high cal­i­bre from ex-Death From Above dudes sonic booms from plus Bris­tol act Kosheen and Burn.

SATUR­DAY

The crack when to the stage with their flash­ing gi­ant cross, big tunes such as D.A.N.C.E. and Stress and ef­fort­less cool will be only mighty. Af­ter all, their show at the Mar­quee in Dublin’s Phoenix Park last De­cem­ber was one of the high­lights of the year. They’re joined on the bill by the

take ex­cel­lent ever­green Scot­tish tech­nonauts and Kom­pakt la­bel main­stay and all-round in-de­mand pro­ducer in French elec­tro dude Norn Iron wired

and and you’re trio the good to go.

SUN­DAY

An­other in­ter­est­ing bill of fare on the dance stage at the end of the Ox­e­gen uni­verse. It’s head­lined by French DJ and pro­ducer but we’re more ex­cited about the ap­pear­ance half­way down the bill of Detroit techno roy­alty Oth­ers mak­ing a dash to­day in­clude reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to th­ese shores

Swiss DJ and Blind Be­hav­iour pro­ducer Body­rocker house hooli­gans and the ex­cel­lent the act to call on when you want epic house. Also on the bill are

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