Still rav­ing af­ter all th­ese years

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - Jim Car­roll

The ravers are back. When you lis­ten to In Colour, the al­bum of the sea­son from Jamie XX, you’re left in no doubt about the pro­ducer’s fond­ness for past decades of club cul­ture.

This nos­tal­gia for some­thing never ex­pe­ri­enced is also clearly on show in his Boiler Room DJ set from 2014. It’s a set full of old-school vigour thanks to the in­clu­sion of tracks by the likes of Lon­don Posse, New Hori­zons, Ur­ban Jun­gle and many oth­ers.

It’s fair to say that those of us who knew the score back in the day never re­alised we were living through such a sto­ried pe­riod of cul­ture. In­stead of pay­ing at­ten­tion and tak­ing notes, most of us chose to en­joy the mo­ment in Sides, Sir Henry’s, Sugar Sweet, Tem­ple of Sound, the Olympic, Asy­lum, the Or­mond, G1 or what­ever other gaff we were in at the time.

But some of those who were there are still very much around. Back in June 1995, Red Records put on the Dance Na­tion event at Dublin’s Point De­pot (now the 3Arena) with 10,000 peo­ple check­ing out Ir­ish DJs and acts.

Now 20 years later, some of those Point De­pot vet­er­ans are join­ing forces for an­other night out. Mark Ka­vanagh, Fran­cois and Liam Dol­lard will be joined by Johnny Moy, Se­nan Shortt and John Ker­ri­gan at Dublin’s But­ton Fac­tory for A Cel­e­bra­tion of Red Sum­mer on Satur­day June 20th. Lasers will be pro­vided.

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