Peeling a path through Kilmainham this weekend
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.