Kildare natives Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth or Mix and Fairbanks met at a house party and have since been making electronic disco productions with edits such as ‘Made and Played’ and remixes of Bantum’s ‘Move’ and ‘Take It’ to date.

Now almost five years since they met they are releasing their debut EP Bavarian Nights on March 3rd via 045 Recordings a label set up by Rob, Peader Kearney (Phare) and Gavin Elsted (Adultrock), named after the dialling code for their area in Kildare.

“There’s a pretty decent standard of electronic music made in Newbridge, so we wanted to create a platform to release it on,” says Rob. “We’ve had releases from ourselves and other locals like Cinema, Conor C and Super Extra Bonus Party.” – says Rob

The pair set up a night in their hometown of Newbridge called Freakuency which was located in the back room of a pub which is where the inspiration for the title of their new EP came from.

“The bar used to do a deal on cans of Bavaria, so the EP is named in memory of those nights.” – Gary adds.

Each track on the EP is named after a moment shared for the duo during their career to date.

‘Hooly’ got its name from a comical Facebook ad for a local bar in Kildare that said: “Now available for 21sts, communions and general hoolies”.

“Through doing edits and over time we developed our own sound gradually, we started to use less and less of the original tracks so that pushed us closer to producing our own music” – Rob

The track takes influence from 80’s music and samples Linndrum machine sounds that shares a similar Inspector Norse-esque as previous release ‘Girls’.

Their EP launch takes place on Saturday, March 3rd at The Grand Social. Tickets priced at €6+ are available from Eventbrite.

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

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Kildare duo Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth or Mix and Fairbanks share the first track off their debut EP Bavarian Nights which is set for release on March 2nd on 045 Recordings.

As a follow up from their last single release ‘Girls’, latest track ‘Sullom Voe’ is of a slower tempo with electrifying synths and soothing piano that will drift you into a dreamy haze while you groove.

Catch them live at their EP launch at The Grand Social on Saturday March 3rd. Tickets priced at €6+ are available from Eventbrite.ie.

Posted on February 8th, 2018

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Once Upon a Time Back West returns to Galway this February 8th-11th. The festival will feature music, comedy and club culture across four venues in Galway’s West End.

Line up includes:

Thursday 8th February

Le Boom @ Róisín Dubh (Free)
Oisa D’Preto Massino @ Massimo (Free)

Friday 9th February

Daithí, Slow Place Like Home, Elaine Mai, Paddy Hanna @ Róisin Dubh (Free)

Glenn Wool, Karl Spain @ Róisin Dublin – Upstairs
Rowdy Brothers @ Massino (Free)
Mix and Fairbanks @ The Blue Note (Free)

Saturday 10th February

Franz Ferdinand@ Leisureland
Andy Zaltzman @ Róisin Dubh
110th Street @ The Blue Note (Free)
DJ Mac @ Massimo (Free)

Sunday 11th February

Sing Along Social @ Róisín Dubh (Free)
John Conneely Inc. @ Róisin Dubh
The Blue Notes @ The Blue Note (Free)
Jade and The Goodies @ Massimo (Free)

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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