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 […]

The Mythical Good Friday Afternoon Pint

April 13th, 2017 by

There’s something just so appealing about an afternoon pint on Good Friday. Unfortunately for us, in the North and South of Ireland, the concept of this is about as realistic as an atheist’s view towards the very reason the day is remembered. Easter is a weird time of the year for the Irish. We’re granted […]

Yousef..”Everything still has the heartbeat of house”

April 11th, 2017 by

Few have had an impact on modern dance culture as much as Liverpool’s Yousef. Now, entering its fifteenth year, Circus is well and truly established as one of the UK’s prime party events. The key to any successful brand is its openness to adaptation, and Yousef’s Circus has gone above and beyond, evolving into a global […]

Dialogue 1st Birthday – White’s Tavern, Belfast

March 29th, 2017 by

There’s underground, and then there’s Dialogue. While most events throughout major cities boast a wide and diverse range of underground talent, there are few that go to the lengths and depths that Belfast’s Dialogue do. Each member of the party throwing crew maintains a unique gift, never quite satisfied with the abundance of euphoric noise […]

The Pursuit of Experimentation – RESIST, Belfast

March 22nd, 2017 by

“People often criticise electronic music as being soulless or not having emotion, but my experience of it has been totally different. I have left gigs feeling awe inspired to just to get into the studio and create.” Watch a Koichi Samuels live set and you are truly witnessing an artist at work. In his time […]

Sarah McBriar..”My vision was to create a world-class festival for Belfast”

March 6th, 2017 by

Sarah McBriar is quite the inspiration. Quitting your monthly salary to pursue a non-financially rewarding dream is an anxiety riddled journey, but one that Sarah has passionately battled through. Now in its third year, Belfast’s AVA Festival continues to illustrate the vast amount of local talent that Ireland has to offer, booking diverse and talented […]

The Art of the Bedroom Producer #3

March 2nd, 2017 by

Over the last few months we have played witness to immense workmanship and a refreshingly inspiring DIY attitude, such is the vast and varied abundance of bedroom producing talent throughout the UK and Ireland. The ingenuity and resourcefulness of the boxed in creative must not be neglected. The opportunity to witness an artist discover, grow and […]

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 […]