EMBRZ, Maynooth electronic producer Jack Casey has recently released a remix of the 1975 and so continuing the theme before a new EP of original music since ‘Breath’ arrives shortly, Casey has turned his attention to a favourite song of his – Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Drown’.

For his version of the song, he sample 3 different versions of the track – the original, an acoustic version, and a cover.

“I wanted to revisit my old music-making roots, and sample some of my favourite tracks.

I decided to go with ‘Drown’, a really special track by Bring Me The Horizon. My intention was to build my own sound around some of the hooks in the original. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Rather than this being a remix or an edit, I like to think of this as a homage to the original.”

EMBRZ was just announced for the Beatyard and it’d be a “dlight” to see him playing a gig in Dublin soon.

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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Jack Casey aka EMBRZ has been slowly developing his twinkling electronic music over the last two years and ‘Breathe’, his new single marks a turning point, even after a Carly Rae Jepsen remix.

Vocally, it’s the first track from EMBRZ that features a male singer, Pat Byrne of The Voice. Byrne’s emotive voice is not my favourite style (I think it comes down to believability in the tone), but it’s obviously one that is of the zeitgeist.

‘Breathe’ then, is the sound of a producer making a track that aims more squarely for a larger audience. Musically too, Casey’s production moves closer to the EDM style more prevalent in other producers. There’s still enough of that starry-eyed production that EMBRZ is known for present in the track, it’s just been streamlined.

Buy/stream the track.

Posted on May 26th, 2016

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s newest album Emotion was a  hit with more independent-driven music sites when it came out last year. ‘Run Away With Me’ was one of those songs that brought new audiences through its M83 ‘Midnight City’-style sax dynamics. The album executive produced by Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, who has recently been steering the unknown at home young Irish producer Eden to bigger audiences.

On the other side of the desk, Kildare producer Jack Casey aka EMBRZ came to attention via an Ellie Goulding remix in 2013 and has released some evocative EDM-ambient pop tracks. Maybe, Braun and co are keeping a closer eye on things in Ireland than you know.

Casey was given the opportunity to officially remix Jepsen, after all he has form in such things. This is what he came up with.

Posted on April 21st, 2016

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Just in time for the holidays, EMBRZ has dropped a new track. The Kildare man’s music which is a good fit for some pre-Christmas travelling listening, has an evocative quality and his new track ‘Home’ in tone and lyrics (sung by Eleni Drake) perfectly encapsulate the idea of returning home and finding solace there.

https://soundcloud.com/embrz/home

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Posted on December 21st, 2015

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Two of my favourite new artists on the same track. Awesome. Oh Wonder just dropped their debut album after 12 months and 12 songs – their melodic bright spacious pop music is still on rotation amongst it all. Jack Casey aka Kildare producer EMBRZ has been one of the most unique electronic producers to emerge from Ireland in the last two years, cultivating a twinkling modern electronic sound himself.

The EMBRZ remix is indeed like a collision of both their styles with an added higher tempo. Good work:

Here’s the new Oh Wonder video for ‘WithOut You’

Posted on October 28th, 2015

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Maybe you caught EMBRZ, the Kildare producer Jack Casey’s live set at Body & Soul late into Monday morning at Electric Picnic last week?

His productions have a starry-eyed production sound that while is EDM-friendly in labelling, is infinitely more sensual and softer than that tag.

Here, he follows up his first original single ‘Silent’ with ‘Lights’ a track with a similarly polychromatic feel with vocals from an LA singer pennybirdrabbit.

The song is released today on Slow Down Records.

Posted on September 11th, 2015

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify | Stage Times


With a festival like Longitude, you probably already know who you’re going to see from the bigger names (if not: Friday: Todd Terje, SBTRKT, Metronomy, Little Dragon / Saturday: Caribou (+Daphni), Glass Animals, Jungle, Alt-J, Hud Mo, Le Galaxie / Sunday: Chemical Brothers, James Blake, Wild Beasts, Danny Brown, Young Wonder) but it’s further down the bill where things get a bit less clear cut. So here’s your guide to your five a day, five new artists to see to help you keep your finger on the pulse. Plus, there’s also a Spotify playlist for the entire festival lineup to listen to.

I’ll be down at the TXFM stage (Sitemap) on Sunday along with the rest of the crew who are DJing there all weekend long.

Spotify Longitude playlist


1. Leon Bridges

Friday, Whelan’s Stage, 4:15pm
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Old-fashioned soul is Bridges’ thing. The 27 year-old Texan makes no concessions to modernity, even dressing as well as sounding like vintage Sam Cooke. His album Coming Home is what it is – uplifting soul music for sunny days so fingers crossed for Friday afternoon.


2. Ibeyi

Friday, Heineken Stage, 5:30pm
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French Cuban twins with beguiling intertwined voices and instruments. One on a piano, another on percussion (which sometimes extends to her body as an instrument), their worldly songs take in their father’s Yoruba Nigerian tongue, gospel, Buena Vista Social Club styles (who their father played with), jazz and soul. Their XL Recordings debut is a fine album but live, as they did at Other Voices, is where they shine.


3. Haelos

Friday, Whelan’s Stage, 3:30pm
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With only an EP and a single on Matador Records to their name, the English three-piece Haelos have already established their sound. A rush of synths, hanging percussion and a chorus of voices. ‘Earth Not Above’ is my absolute jam, as featured in my songs of the year list.


4. Hubie Davison

Friday, 5pm, RBMA stage
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He might be CdB’s son but let’s not hold that against him. Mr Davison is a modern child versed in electronic music; based in London and releasing music on the Leisure System label that moves between textural electronic ambience and laid back grooves on ‘Get On’ and more dancefloor-edged fare like ‘Khayyam Grey’. Lots of mixes on Soundcloud to peruse.


5. Young Fathers

Friday, Heineken Stage, 6:45pm
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When I watched the Glastonbury highlights and saw Young Fathers live footage, it didn’t come across well. That’s the problem with watching live music on the TV, it doesn’t always translate. I know for a fact, that Young Father’s live set is one of the best around at the moment, a gut-punching, tribal, howling, theatrical, visceral blood-let of a show. Their new album is boss.


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Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda just threw a spanner in the works for your August bank holiday plans with the reveal of The BeatYard happening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 1st and 2nd.

Music guests include:

Sister Sledge, Lindstrom, Four Tet, Neneh Cherry, Madlib, I Am The Cosmos, Public Service Broadcasting, Barrington Levy, Horse Meat Disco, Midnight Magic, Embrz, RiZA, Craig Charles, DJ Marky, Telephones, Optimo vs. Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night), Sim Simma and more.

There are also a whole lot of food and drink options like 3FE Barista Jam, Big Blue Bus, Teddy’s ice Cream (naturally), Angel Churros, Staple Foods, Suhas Falafel, Brewtonic Beer Hall and Wine-yl Ville.

There’s also Graffiti, The Gamesyard with The Back R.A.G.E and Pinball Parlour; Dub City Sneaks (Dublin’s first sneaker fair), vinyl records, crazy golf and more.

Looks ridiculous.

Early bird tickets are €49+ on sale for the weekend or €29+ per day.

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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