This year, it’s the second half of his year that will get busy with with releases on Always Human Tapes later in the summer, followed by a release on British house label Paper Recordings. There’s a set at Body&Soul this weekend too.
‘Government Legislation (Feat. Bini)’ is the first new track since then and his first vocal collaboration with the soulful Bini on the track, which is a jazzy house groover. Nice stuff from Replete.
English label Shifting Peaks has a new compilation coming out which features 50 tracks taken of their output over the last five years including tracks from Hackman, Tessela, Trevino, Hnny, Odessa, Falty DL, Nphonix and this cut from Cork man Pete Lawlor aka Replete, who we last heard of with his release on Champion Sound.
‘Day Off’ is well-titled, a languid and airy dance instrumental buoyed by house percussion and rattling fills with euphoric understated waves of synth at its core.
You can catch Replete DJing at his monthly residency in The Bernard Shaw on July 30th, which will feature Joni, my hot tip of the week, playing live.
Hard Working Class Heroes today unveiled 100+ artists who will play the festival’s 12th year in Dublin from Thursday October 2nd – Sunday October 4th. This year the festival is sponsored by HMV Ireland and as is now established will feature a conference taking in mentoring, panels, advice and involvement from the tech space.
500 bands applied for the festival this year and they were judged by music people at home and abroad (including me).
Here is the list of bands that will play this year. Deeper delving into the lineup will commence here in September.
A Lazarus Soul
Carried By Waves
Cloud Castle Lake
Death In The Sickroom
God Knows + mynameisjOhn
His New Atlas
I have a tribe
I’m Your Vinyl
little xs for eyes
Maud in Cahoots
Me & My Dog
Me Auld Flower
Red Queen Contest
Sleep Mc Evox
Tell No Foxx
The Black Sea Fleet
The Boxing Plot
The Hard Ground
The Late David Turpin
The Loafing Heroes
The Run Ons
The Shaker Hymn
The Button Factory, The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Twisted Pepper, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social, Meeting House Square.
Pete Lawlor aka Cork-based producer Replete has a new EP, Hold Me out on Champion Sound Recordings this Friday and judging on the tracks so far, the title track with its percussive piano-house vibes, the upbeat club house of ‘Appetite‘ as trailed by a Rotor-made video by the artist and the ambient disco bass oddysey of ‘Make Me Want You’, there’s a jump in talent evident.
‘Green Fields’ which rounds off the previews and is a free download bonus track, further relays the depth at play in Lawlor’s latest productions , whether utilising a warped trumpet sample, what sounds like an African highlife or jazz vocal or deep bass frequencies. The EP is available from Juno.
It sounds like Pete Lawlor aka Cork-based producer Replete has been working hard at his craft. Last year’s ‘Never This Way’ was the sound of the Kilkenny man go deep.
New track ‘Hold Me’ digs equally deep in its rhythm and allows some subtle breathing synths, lurching piano-house, vocal samples and digital bass to walk about the haunting club composition. It’s the lead track from the Hold Me EP, which comes out on Belfast’s Champion Sound on March 4th.
I’ve been keeping an ear to Kilkenny man Pete Lawlor’s aka Replete’s productions for a while now. His last EP showed promise but I felt, didn’t stand out from the crowd enough for me to go back to or recommend.
New song ‘Never This Way’ is a step away from that sound towards a more chilled post-club warmer vibe which is a palette in which Lawlor makes more of an impression.