I shared a jazzy house track from Kilkenny producer Replete last year and now it’s featured on a vinyl release from Ele Records alongside similar tracks of jazz and soul dance grooves from Contours, the bassline garage-sax of ‘Night Shift’ and the sax- synth track Sameed which shares the same Al Green sample as FaltyDL’s ‘Straight And Arrow’.

Have a listen below and grab the vinyl from Juno to be released on May 5th.

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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The Cork-based Kilkenny producer Replete, Pete Lawlor, last graced this site in 2015 on a compilation cut from the Shifting Peaks label.

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.

Buy the track on Bandcamp.

Posted on June 13th, 2016

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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.

Posted on July 16th, 2015

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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.

The bands

A Lazarus Soul
Acrobat
Affleck
Arborist
Atriums
Benihana
Benny smiles
Brian Casey
Buffalo Sunn
Buffalo Woman
Carriages
Carried By Waves
Cfit
Ciaran Lavery
Cloud Castle Lake
Clu
Codai
Color Sound
Columbia Mills
Conor Walsh
Contour
Deaf Joe
Dear Desert
Death In The Sickroom
Dogs
Dott
DVO Marvell
Eamon bode
Elaine Mai
Elastic Sleep
Elephant
Eoin Dolan
Fallen Rule
Floor Staff
Florence Olivier
Frankenstein Bolts
Galants
Ghost Estates
God Knows + mynameisjOhn
Grim
Hags
Hare Squead
Hauer
Hawk
His New Atlas
Hugh Hick
I have a tribe
I’m Your Vinyl
Imploded View
Jet Setter
Kobina
Kormac
little xs for eyes
Liza Flume
Low Sea
Maija Sofia
Maud in Cahoots
Me & My Dog
Me Auld Flower
Meltybrains?
Mere Moths
MKAI
moossmann
Myles Manley
Neon Atlas
Old Hannah
Otherkin
Paddy Hanna
Participant
Planet Parade
Princess
Red Queen Contest
Replete
Satori Je
Silences
Sisters
Skelocrats
Sleep Mc Evox
Somerville
Spies
Subplots
Tell No Foxx
The Academic
The Bedroom
The Black Sea Fleet
The Boxing Plot
The Clameens
The Debutantes
The Hard Ground
The Late David Turpin
The Loafing Heroes
The Magpies
The Pale
The Run Ons
The Shaker Hymn
The Statics
The Vincent(s)
Tino Ras
Val Normal
Vann Music
Voids
Walpurgis Family
Wild Promises
Yes Cadets

Venues

The Button Factory, The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Twisted Pepper, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social, Meeting House Square.

Tickets

Weekend Tickets €45 + fees, Nightly Tickets €20
http://entertainment.ie/hwch14.

HWCH is also supported by The Arts Council, Failte Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the NDRC.

Posted on August 13th, 2014

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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.

Replete – ‘Green Fields’

Replete – ‘Make Me Want You’

Posted on February 25th, 2014

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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.

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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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.

Posted on October 14th, 2013

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