Elec­tronic Fruit

Peel­ing a path through Kil­main­ham this week­end

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Jamie xx is one of a num­ber of top elec­tronic acts play­ing For­bid­den Fruit this week­end. Here’s our guide to the other un­miss­able acts on the bill.

Ni­co­las Jaar (Fri­day) The re­cent Nymphs II EP showed that ev­ery­one’s favourite Chilean-Amer­i­can pro­ducer is still at the top of his game. Next one: a Jaar­tas­tic score for Jac­ques Au­di­ard’s new movie Dheepan. Kow­ton (Fri­day) Joe Cow­ton has been on a pro­lific streak lately, with the Lon­don pro­ducer putting in plenty of sweat eq­uity on fas­ci­nat­ing, re­gal and ground­break­ing tech for la­bels such as Young Turks’ Whities off­shoot, Hessle Au­dio and many more.

Mount Kim­bie (Satur­day) Mount Kim­bie showed a lot of pro­gres­sion in terms of their sound be­tween de­but al­bum Crooks & Lovers and fol­low-up Cold Spring

Fault Less Youth, es­pe­cially in terms of a move to more warm, live and or­ganic sounds. Their next jump will be in­ter­est­ing to be­hold Baths (Satur­day) Will Wiesen­feld is Baths, the Los An­ge­les pro­ducer with a widescreen ap­proach to elec­tronic mu­sic’s raft of pos­si­bil­i­ties. His Cerulean and

Ob­sid­ian al­bums are ad­ven­tur­ous odysseys, both full of in­ven­tive sounds and pitches.

Richie Hawtin (Sun­day) The elec­tronic mu­sic don, Richie Hawtin has spent his ca­reer mak­ing in­no­va­tive, for­ward-think­ing techno rather than rest­ing on his lau­rels. Be­tween the blue-chip Plastik­man marque and his work on the Plus 8 and Mi­nus la­bels, Hawtin has demon­strated that

he’s one of a kind. Maya Jane Coles (Sun­day) It hasn’t take long for Maya Jane Coles (left) to rise to the top of the pack. Com­pelling, clas­sic tracks such as What

They Say and Don’t Tell, re­leases as Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine and an in­volve­ment in the She Is Dan­ger col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lena Cullen have shown she means busi­ness.

Mata­dor (Sun­day) If you’re to pick one name on this week­end’s bill as a sure bet for star sta­tus on the in­ter­na­tional techno cat­walk in the fu­ture, go for Dubliner Gavin Lynch. He con­tin­ues to move on­wards and up­wards as a DJ, while re­leases for Perc Trax, Cocoon and Mi­nus have ce­mented his rep­u­ta­tion as one to watch.

East In­dia Youth (Sun­day) Two al­bums in and Wil­liam Doyle is only get­ting started. Both To­tal Strife

For­ever and Cul­ture of Vol­ume were full of fresh swathes, show­cas­ing a lad as much at ease in the am­bi­ent, pop and elec­tron­ica fields as the techno and post-rock hin­ter­lands.

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