Phil Kieran & Timmy Stewart

February 17th, 2017 by

What began as an infatuation with an alien sound and an escape from the backdrop of a polluted civil war has grown into a supportive network of talented creatives and a scene that is legitimately on the map. Belfast is well and truly in bloom. Timmy Stewart and Phil Kieran have been a part of […]

Spires – K.2

February 3rd, 2017 by

The natural world. All too often it is savaged by the manipulation of modern technology. Who would have thought that nature and the product of man could make such wonderful music together? The Belfast based duo of SPIRES (Phil Kieran & Koichi Samuels) follow their debut project with the K.2 EP, a concept focused on […]

The Art of the Bedroom Producer #2

January 17th, 2017 by

Some of the greatest records of all time have been created within the sub-universe of a bedroom. Four walls within four larger walls that represent an escape to a world where the soundtrack is entirely your own. Craftsmanship can often go unnoticed, but the bedroom producer ploughs on, creating their own brand of art through […]

DSNT’s Oisin O’Brien

January 7th, 2017 by

“We throw visually intense techno parties, release records & love doof.” There’s a wonderful simplicity to DSNT. Not for one second am I suggesting that running a label and event is easy. Far from it. I’m merely highlighting that the no frills, anti-hipster atmosphere that the concept maintains is beautifully direct. We’re not here for […]

The Art of the Bedroom Producer

December 6th, 2016 by

The bedroom producer incites images of creative freedom. An alternative world, existing between four walls, where the clutches of label restriction and the blinding light of the mainstream can’t reach. Some of the most forward thinking sound has been created right next to where an artist lays their head. In a world dominated by the […]

Recondite – Corvus

November 28th, 2016 by

Techno doesn’t always have to be intense, concrete shattering noise. Venture further into the depths of the electronic forms sub genres and you will find that a melancholic paradise, possessed with looping, melodic sound and abstract textures, exists amongst the madness. A planet of hypnotic tranquillity and otherworldly atmospheres. This is the world to which […]

Or:la – UK Lonely

November 9th, 2016 by

The ability to tell a story through sound is a talent that few possess and even fewer master. In Or:la (DJ and producer, Orlagh Dooley) we witness a truly underrated talent when it comes to wisdom over the decks. Nights at her co-owned Meine Nacht in Liverpool, alongside a few hard copy releases, have nurtured […]

NxWorries – Yes Lawd!

November 2nd, 2016 by

The fusing of creative minds is often a beautiful thing. The production of Knxwledge and the soulful sound of Anderson .Paak bridge the minuscule gaps that sit between funk, soul and hip hop like a series of wooden bridges intersecting along the urban rapids. .Paak’s debut studio album, Malibu, showcased the vast capacity of ideas […]