by / February 28th, 2011 /

Red Bull Music Academy coming to Dublin

The Red Bull Music Academy is constantly relocating music movement. Over the past twelve years they have brought hundreds of young, international music talents together with sonic pioneers to explore the landscape of modern sound through intimate workshops, lectures and public performances.

This year’s Red Bull Music Academy will be held in Tokyo from October 23rd to November 25th (previous editions put down roots in cities like Barcelona, Cape Town, Toronto, Sao Paulo, London and Melbourne). Before then RBMA are hosting a workshop in Dublin, T Block Smithfield to precise, on Saturday March 19th.

Potential applicants (producers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and DJs) will have an evening where innovative musical figures will share their own perspectives on life in the musical lane offering advice and generally giving insight.

B +, David Kitt and special guests will play a special club night after the session in The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street.

To reserve your spot at the RBMA Workshop email or check out

Ex-RBMA participant, Olan O’Brien aka OB from All City Records is one such figure. When Olan O’Brien and DJ Splyce opened All City in Dublin in 2001 to sell hip-hop tunes and graffiti supplies, O’Brien knew that he also wanted to start a label. A decade on, the shop is still thriving (unlike so many of its peers), and the All City record label is really going gangbusters.

Joining OB is well known Irish music maker David Kitt. David Kitt’s sixth LP, The Nightsaver, is the result of two years of late-night experimentation, 80-hour weeks, caught in the reverie of writing and recording in a home studio at the top of a winding staircase somewhere along Dublin’s Grand Canal. David plans to take guests at the Workshop through the story of a song from the
moment of original inspiration through to writing and recording.

If that wasn’t enough to whet your musical appetites, we will also feature an exhibition of work from ex academy participant B+ (aka Brian Cross). Author of “Its Not about a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance in Los Angeles” Rolling Stone Music Book of the Year, the Limerick born photographer and painter will show an exhibition entitled GhostNotes: An exploration of the relationship of photography to music through 20 years of music photography, will run on both Saturday and Sunday (19th & 20th of March) which will be open to the public.
Brian+ will join the Workshop as a speaker on Saturday evening also.

DAVID KITT “No Truth in Your Eyes” Official Video, dir. Asad Raza from David Kitt on Vimeo.