DJ Seinfeld – Time Spent Away From U

November 10th, 2017 by

In recent times, it’s become almost as popular to dislike the term ‘lo-fi’ as it once was to love it. As the sun goes down and rises up again, along with it comes a series of new dance music trends that the popular must abide by. Meme like aliases and television show inspired monikers seem […]

Twitch x Hessle Audio – Mandela Hall, Belfast

October 18th, 2017 by

The Hessle Audio gang have come a long way since bumping into each other in a queue outside London’s Plastic People. A mutual fascination with dubstep was the foundation for David Kennedy (Pearson Sound), Ben Thomson (Ben UFO) and Kevin McAuley’s (Pangaea) cross-pollinated imprint. A decade on and Hessle Audio finds itself at the forefront […]

Black Bones

October 12th, 2017 by

There is always so much debate when it comes to the past and the present. No matter what the art form, a nostalgic battle between the two remains ever present. Time is littered with comments such as, “aye, but it’s not as good as the original.” A concept exists within the urban landscape of Belfast […]

Corbin – Mourn

September 6th, 2017 by

Mourn is an apt title for the debut Corbin album. The artist, formerly known as Spooky Black, is a master of emotion. Early tracks such as ‘Without U’ and ‘Worn’ carry a heavy load. On the latter we hear a tormented soul explode in rage while on ‘Without U’ we hear an almost sympathetic tone, […]

Jayda G – Inside Moves, Belfast

September 5th, 2017 by

Y’know what’s weird? People criticising a DJ for dancing behind the decks. I just don’t understand it. Have we become so dismally depressed as a society that we actually feel we have the right to criticise someone for having fun? I see comments flag up all the time criticising Nina Kraviz’s moves, and as Vancouver-bred […]

Bicep – Bicep

September 1st, 2017 by

“Bicep, unreleased.” Those two words have been popping up quite a lot in the infamous Identification of Music Group of late. Few can boast the level of consistency that Andy Ferguson’s and Matt McBriars’ work maintains. The anticipation for Bicep’s debut eponymous album is rife. It’s a purposeful and artistically arranged body of work. Ninja Tune’s […]

SunflowerFest 2017

July 26th, 2017 by

One of Ireland’s finest local arts and music festivals returns to the enchanting, rural surroundings of Tubby’s Farm this weekend in the form of SunflowerFest 2017. There are few concepts in Ireland that can match the Sunflower gang for diversity. The blend of comedy, music, art, poetry and all round family fun results in a strange […]

The Pursuit of Experimentation – Disco é Cultura

May 4th, 2017 by

“Vinyl is Culture” Mick Donohoe, Jeremy Murphy and Marina Alves reside over a concept that’s a little different from your standard club night. Disco é Cultura was originally a small label found on Latin American records during the 60s and 70s, and translates to the above quote.  “The Rock’n Roll scene was growing around the world […]

AVA Castle Party – Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint

April 18th, 2017 by

The hills that surround the Clanrye River are still. A magnificent building, built in 1212, stands tall, its empty corridors soaked in silence. The low grumble of basslines and the chatter of an ecstatic crowd grow ever louder. As we drive up the winding lane that leads to Narrow Water Castle, a wave of excitement […]