by / November 9th, 2010 /

Transmission: Tiga, Carte Blanche – Tripod, Dublin

Transmission at Tripod Launch Party
Tiga & Carte Blanche (Mehdi & Riton/4 Decks/909 Set)
The Button Factory, Saturday 4th December, Doors 11pm / €24.50

After over 2 years of now infamous parties at The Button Factory, Transmission takes things forward and brings its weekly parties to Tripod, every Saturday. Launching with one of the biggest DJ’s on the planet, TIGA and with support from CARTE BLANCHE, the new project from DJ Mehdi and Riton, there’s no better way to step up to the big stage and this lineup is a statement of intent.

Montreal born DJ & Producer Tiga’s DJ sets in Ireland have become very rare of late but after his brilliant set at Electric Picnic we’re being treated to a second performance from one of the most sought after DJ’s in the world. He has risen the ranks to become one of the most in demand DJ/Producers out there, whose remix talents have been called upon from the likes of Depeche Mode, Human League, Scissor Sisters, and Soulwax to name a few. His second album Ciao was released last year and featured collaborations from Soulwax, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Jesper Dahlback and spawning crossover hits such as ‘Shoes’ and ‘Mind Dimension’.

To make this a truly special party Transmission has also managed to secure the services of one of the most talked about collaborations in quite some time; Carte Blanche. A duo comprising of DJ’s Mehdi & Riton who are both individually big stars of the scene in their own right.

Ed Banger head honcho Busy P snatched the demos that were bouncing back and forth between the two, the result? Five tracks of game changing beats, a shout-out to the masters that doesn’t overly rely on nostalgia. Mixed by big bass master Alex Gopher, the record includes club monster ‘Gare Du Nord’ as well as the vexatiously catchy ‘Do! Do! Do!’, featuring Kid Sister.

DJ Mehdi has been involved in music since 1995 but he first came to our attention proper with 2006’s ‘Lucky Boy’ album on Ed Banger. Since ‘Lucky Boy’ he’s been in demand worldwide ever since, touring with Justice and A-Trak, remixing people like Santigold and Busta Rhymes, as well as dropping his own major dancefloor bombs in the name of ‘Signatune’, ‘Pocket Piano’ and ‘I Am Somebody’.

The Second part of the duo, Riton started out with the Northern vibrations of Grand Central Recordings to become the most stable asset in the Radio Soulwax family and tour. Remixing LCD Soundsystem and Crookers to breaking the number one spot in the Kraut Rock charts in 2008 with his Eine Kleine Nacht Musik project on Modular Records. He’s also a part-time model (but that’s not important).

Three of the world’s most in demand DJS, four decks, one mixer and a TR 909 drum machine.
Transmission takes place every Saturday at Tripod. Look out for more big guest announcements soon.