Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is an EP out today and it’s already caught ears with Mix & Fairbanks’ Daft Punk meets Todd Terje ‘Girls’ and Phare’s deep roller ‘Night-Time’. Here’s the EP in full featuring ‘Searching’, a slow cosmic disco track from Cinema, ‘The Levy’, a hypnotic electronic instrumental from Adultrock and ‘Little And Often’, a dancefloor house track from new talent Conor C.
My hometown of Newbridge has been accused of fishy activity, of an additive in the water, that has accelerated music growth from the town. In recent years, the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Mmoths, DJ Deece Adultrock, Mix & Fairbanks, Conor C, Phare, Lyttet, Cinema and more have made a name for themselves in the Irish dance and electronic landscape.
Maybe, it’s because there’s not a lot else to do in the town so people turn to DJing and production with such force.
Whatever the reason, it’s been turned into a positive thing with 045 Recordings representing artists operating or coming from the town and its surrounding areas (045 is the phone area code).
By way of introduction, 045 Recordings have put a compilation of the active artists mentioned together and will be releasing that digital EP 045 One on 21st April.
Among them are the slow disco of Cinema, the bright house of Conor C, the disco edit magic of Mix & Fairbanks, the hypnotic electronics of Adultrock and this one, a deep vista roller from Phare – ‘Nighttime’.
Look out for more 045 Recordings soon and a takeover at the second room at Lumo Club on April 22nd in Tengu and a stage at Bare in the Woods this year.
1. Searching – Cinema
2. Little & Often – Conor C
3. Nighttime – Phare
4. The Levy – Adultrock
5. Girls – Mix & Fairbanks
M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper. Phare’s version of ‘Take It’ ups the hypnotic swerving rhhythm with snatches of the original’s voices
As one half of Lyttet, Peadar Kearney makes softly-lit shoegazing ambient music with Claire Nicole on vocals.
As Phare, his new project, Kearney is taking off the softer focus and working towards the more clubbier end of sonics. ‘Up’, his first track as Phare is six minutes of euphoria-tinged electronica with a twisted Idris Muhammed sample and is reminiscent of Blondes or Teengirl Fantasy.