by / January 6th, 2010 /

Electric Underground 3rd Birthday: Clark, Loops Haunt, P45, Donal Dineen – Liquid Lounge Cork


CLARK (Warp)
LOOPS HAUNT (Blackacre – UK)
P45 (Ouevre – UK)
DONAL DINEEN (Small Hours – TodayFM)

+ More TBA

Tickets €17 + booking fee, available from Plugd Records and

Electric Underground bio:

Over the past three years Electric Underground has established itself as Cork’s finest club night, bringing a fornightly fix of the best in underground electronic music to the people’s republic. What began as a platform for independent Irish producers to showcase their talents quickly grew beyond its original modus operandi and began to attract guests from all over the world. With an eclectic music policy, encompassing dubstep, techno, electro, house and electronica (with a little smattering of breakcore thrown in for good measure), Electric Underground has served up some absolute legends alongside the rising stars of the underground music scene.

Some highlights of the past few years include UK Bass legends Neil Landstrumm and Milanese, Planet-Mu boss Mike Paradinas (Musique), Benga, Hudson Mohawke, Bass Clef, Boxcutter, Distance, Kenny Larkin, Dinky, Redshape, Jamie Vex’d, Luke Vibert, Nathan Fake, Alex Smoke, Prefuse 73 and tons others….

This January 8th sees EU celebrate three years of raving with a stellar line-up:

CLARK (Warp)
Clark burst on to the electronic music scene with his acclaimed 2001 Warp album ‘Clarence Park’ , and now eight years and four albums later, his dazzling 2009 release ‘Totem’s Flare’ is another triumphant mesh of breakneck dance music, simmering melodies and virtuosic sound design.

As a teenager nabbing his sister’s ‘Warp-when-they-were-in-Sheffield’ tapes, soaking up rare groove and hip-hop, Clark’s musical epiphanies were found walking to college in the winter with his headphones on really loud and the air all fresh and frosty. The three pieces that changed his life forever? Pavement’s ‘Slanted & Enchanted’, and fittingly, Squarepusher’s ‘Theme From Ernest Borgnine’ and Autechre’s ‘Vletrmx21’.

At 20 year old, he signed with Warp Records while still studying at Bristol University. Clark is content to distance himself from the oft-maligned term ‘intelligent dance music’ or ‘IDM’, a term most associated with his label-mates Aphex Twin, Squarepusher or Autechre. ‘I was writing music before that term really existed I suppose, but when I first started writing electronic music I just thought of it as techno. Even the sort of ambient stuff, using violin samples and strings with no beats, I still thought of it as techno. Most of my friends are kind of real musicians, and we do collaborate on things like that.’ And there is plenty of that musicianship at work in Clark’s output – he uses guitar, drums and piano, albeit unrecognisable and heavily processed, and his programming is ambitious and completely unique. Again, not content with ‘clever’ music only for the cognoscenti, he readily admits ‘the ridiculous brute force of modern pop engineering is definitely not something I’ve ever shied away from.’

LOOPS HAUNT (Blackacre – UK)
Right, genuinely we’re nearly as excited about loops haunt as we are about Clark.
Managed to catch him live in Brighton and he blew the heads off us.

“LOOPS HAUNT is a 23 year old Scottish based producer working with a “make it fit” approach to electronic music, manipulating and sampling up sound from old hardware, twisting it untill it sounds right. finally finding a home between the shifting scenes of dubstep, hiphop and electronic.
Loops has been receiving support from Radio1’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Lucky Me, The Glitch Mob, Wrong Music and Rustie just uploaded his new mix which features 2 LH tracks.

He’s been playing all over Europe for the past year, most notably supporting Aphex Twin on his string of English dates. Reviews report him to drop jaws with his mangled drums, space synth, and deep ugly bass”
Watchout for fourthcoming releases on Black Acre Records, Fortified Glasgow, EkleKtiK france.

P45 (Ouevre -UK)
P45’s genre transcending dexterity takes in the experimental dubstep trip of Vex’d, industrial techno of Surgeon, the future glitch of Flying Lotus and the scattered experimental drum and bass of Amon Tobin.