THE BELFAST SHOW
Northern Ireland’s electronic scene has been enjoying increased exposure internationally, with groove technician Jordan leading the way. A music collective who host events in the northwest focusing on disco, house and techno, Wilma welcome Boots & Kats at Ruby’s in Strabane on November 11. Meanwhile, Jordan (above) – another key player in Northern Ireland’s blossoming scene thanks to his weekly party, The Night Institute – has a forthcoming release on Loose Fit Records. He's been instrumental in the recent boom in awareness of
Belfast internationally, with the producer playing a well-received Boiler Room set and receiving support from BBC Radio One. Remix duties on his latest release are handled by FEEL MY BICEP superstar Brassica.
Elsewhere, MOOVE host Dublin collective Eve for the Future Females DJ Workshop & Club Night at Ozone Athlone. This is a special event offering a beginner’s DJ workshop, followed by a club night, as part of an all-inclusive package. For more information, see facebook.com/ moovetechnoparty.
Emigrant Disco have revealed the fourth edition of their annual get together, taking place at Yamamori Tengu in Dublin on December 22, with Eamon Harkin.
Moving to New York in 2004, Harkin teamed up with Justin Carter to form Mr Saturday Night, a label and party which quickly built a loyal following in the city, before its reputation spread around the world. Support comes from Jon Averill and John Mahon.
With his previous extended performance at District 8 proving a massive success,
Sunil Sharpe plays a six-hour set in the same venue on December 23. Sunil has a remix out now on Blocaus Series for ABSL, which also features a remix by I Hate Models. In addition, he has a split vinyl EP on the way with Minimum Syndicat.
DeFeKT releases an EP, VHS Romance, through French label Zone on November 17. He follows that with a split EP with French producer, Maelstrom, on Acid Avengers on November 24. Sunil & DeFeKT have also announced the sixth release on their Tinfoil imprint.
Full Funktion will release their next
EP, Dubhlinn, on Kevin Saunderson’s legendary Detroit imprint, KMS. It includes collaborations with Alberto Ruiz and Dublin’s Moduse. This massive release for the Dublin duo hits stores on November 14.
Dublin-based label Strictly Deep have released the Dig This EP by FreedomB &
Juanito. The four-tracker features remixes from Fancy Inc & Tommy Vercetti. Another name to look out for is Meath’s Mark
Greene, who puts out his debut release on the legendary Bush Records on November 28.
While in Ibiza, I met Irish trance promoter and producer Alex Ryan. He's signed to Pure Trance, Go On Air and Grotesque, and recently linked up with Paul Van
Dyk’s label Vandit. He's also working on a collaboration with Andy Moor. Ryan has just returned from a busy season in Ibiza, where he played 32 events and ran 26 parties under his Connect brand.
Andrew Azara has announced his Jola
EP on 8 House Records, which is run by Son Of 8. A big release for the Irish producer, it's available on Beatport from November 10. Elsewhere, Jay Riordan releases his Never Alone EP on Goldmin Music on December 4, which features a remix from Nukubus. Finally, Contour has released Appropriation] Ì e firsÌ full length work from visual artist and musician Conan Wynne, which boasts the sultry Ûocals of Ƃnna oran° nyuenced LÞ a deep dive into Mick (TWoc) Donohoe’s vast record collection, it features sundry samples and cuts, from Venezuelan funk to Brazilian sounds and afrobeat, fused with field recordings and found sounds from Iceland to Havana. This incredible work is available at contoursounds.bandcamp. com/album/appropriation.