Shit Robot: Dublin’s me­chan­i­cal marvel ready to take over the world

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Mar­cus Lam­bkin knows his way around the houses at this stage of the game.

Af­ter mov­ing to New York from Dublin in the early 1990s, he spent his days work­ing as a cab­i­net­maker and nights learn­ing the ropes as a DJ at sev­eral res­i­dences in the city. This ap­pren­tice­ship in­cluded nights such as Save the Ro­bots and a plethora of gigs un­der the Plant moniker (Plant Records, the Plant bar in the East Vil­lage, etc) along­side Do­minique Kee­gan, now of The Glass.

Lam­bkin was al­ready mak­ing tracks when he met James Mur­phy (of DFA Records and LCD Soundsys­tem) in the Plant bar. It was this hook-up which saw Shit Robot first ap­pear in the racks of a record store, with 2006’s Wrong Galaxy EP show­ing Lam­bkin’s fond­ness for min­i­mal acid grooves.

Lam­bkin is now based in Stuttgart, and his lat­est Robot work­out is Sim­ple Things (Work It Out), a sin­gle fea­tur­ing vo­cals from Wash­ing­ton, DC hard­core vet­eran Ian Sveno­n­ius (Na­tion of Ulysses, The Make Up).

It’s a must-have for fans of fully charged, edgy, pas­sion­ate dance­floor bleeps. Lam­bkin’s al­bum, when it ar­rives, will also be must-hear fare.

Stuttgart-based Mar­cus Lam­bkin aka Shit Robot

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