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March 14 sees the Yin Yang collective throwing a major party to celebrate their first birthday.

- By Alix Renaud

019 found Yin Yang putting on a slew of very successful electronic gigs, showcasing internatio­nal acts along with upcoming Irish talent. Now, they have a tasty line-up in store for t…eir firÃt anniÛerÃar­Þ baÅ] taŽin} place in Dublin’s Wigmwam on March 14. Leading the way is headliner Pangaea, a co-founder of pioneering London label Hessle Audio, whose `iÛerÃe inyÕenVeà ran}e vrœ“ raÜ techno to house, garage and jungle. Dutch act Kessler Trax will take to the decks in the basement, following the Yin Yang DJs and the UK’s EM A. Meanwhile, the upstairs area will be bouncing to the sound of various top Dublin acts, including Wastefello­w, who’s celebrated for his forward-thinking mix of electronic beats, hip-hop grooves and experiment­al sounds.

On March 16, District 8 presents the latest edition of its renowned Circles event – and the packed line-up is nothing short of mindblowin­g. The night kicks off at 8pm with DJ sets from Ngoni, Eliza, Lee Kelly and Sputnik One, before a couple of celebrated groove mechanics make their great Circles return. First up, there’ll be an insane live show from DeFeKT,

the undergroun­d Laois legend renowned for his unique modular sound. His Tinfoil buddy, Dublin techno wizard Sunil Sharpe, will then work his magic on the turntables.

He’ll be followed by Bristol techno-punk duo

Giant Swan, whose elaborate analogue set-up is breathtaki­ng. There’ll also a be typically eclectic set – everything from acid house to industrial techno – from German act Helena Hauff. The night will be rounded off by Dax J. As the creative mind behind the Monnom Black label, and one of the most in-demand DJs worldwide, the heavy techno maestro will be keen to deliver a brilliant finale.

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collective bringing rising techno sensation

KØZLØV to Dublin’s Sound House. Hailing from France but of Polish descent, the producer has been enjoying growing success of late, thanks to his corrosive industrial sound. He has released countless bangers on a variety of highly respected labels, including Grounded and Hard Vision.

“I’m delighted to be making my Irish debut,” enthuses KØZLØV. “I love sharing a moment with the public, so I hope the Irish are ready for my set. It will be both groovy and industrial sounding.” About his latest, typically slamming release ‘Dismal’, he explains: “It is still fastpaced industrial techno, but in the second part, I’ve added a guitar-type of synth, which is a refreshing contrast to the heavy rhythm.” In vogue amongst techno heavy-hitters like Rebekah, the producer is expected to blow-up in no time. His Sound House gig should be a corker.

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