Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller has a new EP out on R&S Records in March.

Judging from ‘Exostack’, it’s a return to the galactic electronic funk of 2013’s Welcome to Mikro-sektor-50.

It’s from a 4-track release that will feature remixes from Kornél Kovács and Minimal Ciolence. It’s the first release from Hamill on R&S since that album.

Last year, the Space Dimension Controller album Orange Malamine was more on an ambient tip:

Buy it.

Posted on February 21st, 2017


Belfast’s Ava Festival is an electronic city festival happening on Saturday June 4th in T13 Belfast, Titanic Quarter on Saturday June 4th.

Last year’s event had the Boiler Room down on the docks, where this happened and this year it returns along with:

  • Bicep Live (UK Debut)
  • Mano Le Tough
  • Gerd Janson
  • Optimo
  • Phil Kieran
  • Sunil Sharpe
  • Psycatron
  • Brame & Hamo
  • T-Bone B2B Jmx
  • Terriers Live
  • & more.

There’s a free conference that day and the music starts at 3pm. if you want to win a pair of tickets worth £30 each. Enter via Gleam below:

Two tickets to AVA

Posted on February 26th, 2016



After last week’s Body & Soul, Other Voices and Comedy additions, Red Bull Music Academy have now added more names to the sold out Electric Picnic.

The artists are:

Friday: Daire Carolan, Paul Woolford, Space Dimension Controller

Saturday: Wino Boyz (Morgan Buckley and Boya), Lerosa, Todd Terry,

Sunday: New Jackson, Krystal Klear, Tr One, Lunar Disko and The Gentleman’s Academy hosting the Red Bull Disco Brunch.



Posted on August 5th, 2015


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The inaugural Ava Festival (Audio Visual Arts) in Belfast was already looking like a fine gathering of electronic music on Saturday May 30th with Bicep, Ejeca, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Space Dimension Controller and more lined up.

Today, they’ve just added Boiler Room for their first Irish filming/showcase, at the outdoor stage at t13 with Bicep, Space Dimension Controller, John Daly (live), Timmy Stewart and Schmutz.

Tickets are available from www.avafestival.com/tickets.

Posted on March 24th, 2015


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Podcast artwork by 400 Facts. Podcast artwork by 400 Facts.

Just in time for Summah, it’s the latest podcast featuring a solo run from me (Aoife is a bizzy lady at the moment). 14 songs taken from recent and greatest releases this year and beyond.


Posted on June 16th, 2013

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Let’s talk about concept albums for a minute. Taking an overarching concept or theme more suited to a cinematic medium and applying it to an audio experience is one thing, but to do it so, a) it doesn’t come across as a pompous pretentious mess; b) endures on repeat listens without getting tiresome; and c) adds to the actual music, is a difficult thing.

When it works, it helps an album’s legendary status and feeds the mythology, see Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon or Sgt. Pepper. Or on more recent examples, Daft Punk’s Discovery, Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots or the loose thematics of El-P’s Cancer 4 Cure, it adds a unifying thread to a record that lifts them up beyond a collection of songs to an album. When it doesn’t work? You get an entire ’70s prog album about King Arthur.

While Belfast producer Jack Hamill’s debut full-length LP, Welcome to Mikrosektor-50 echoes Discovery in its retro sci-fi glow and concept, musically the Space Dimension Controller album explores the exotic world of ’80s sci-fi techno/funk rather than kitsch sounds. Welcome to Mikrosektor-50 is on the surface, in thrall to the sounds of the ’80s rap breakbeat explored by Afrika Bambaataa and Egyptian Lover.


Posted on March 27th, 2013




If ‘You Can’t Have My Love’ wasn’t ridiculous enough in its ’80s electro funk ways, the title track from Space Dimension Controller’s new album is really going to teach you all about intergalactic funk.

‘Welcome to Mikrosector-50’ takes its cue from ‘Planet Rock’ era, electro-funk with Hamill channelling the vocals of the era in a lovingly tongue-in-cheek way. From its sci-fi intro to its slow building chopper synth to the subtle treated guitar in the background to its drum machine beats, everything about this track says ’80s nostalgic fun. Can’t wait to hear the album.

Welcome to Mikrosektor-50 is out on R&S Records on March 4th. Pre-order.

Posted on February 19th, 2013




Check out this ridiculous ’80s electro jam from Belfast’s Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller from his forthcoming Welcome to Mikrosektor-50 album on R&S Records in early March. The first time I saw SDC was years ago in Belfast and he was pulling this type of suave vocodered vocals (aka Mr. 8040) and rocking a gold chain. The difference now is, the song is totally killer too. Incroyable.

Posted on January 28th, 2013



The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form.

A Classic Education – Call It Blazing
Atlas Sound – Parallax
Beach Boys – Smile
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – Mr. Machine
Buraka Som Sistema – Komba
Cass McCombs – Humor Risk
David Lynch, – Crazy Clown Time
Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
Goodtime – The Colours Of Darkness
Joker – The Vision
King Midas Sound – Without You remix album
Laura Veirs – Tumble Bell
Little Xs For Eyes – S.A.D.
Kuedo [Jamie Vex’d] – Severant
M.E.D. – Classic
Nobody Beats The Drum – Currents

Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica by Mexican Summer

Phantogram – Nightlife
Space Dimension Controller – The Pathway to Tiraquon 6
Spectrals – Bad Penny
Summer Camp – Welcome to Condale
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Wild Flag – Wild Flag
Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation

Posted on November 1st, 2011


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All this week, there will be guest posts from various people involved in different strands of Irish music – record shop owners, writers, bloggers, promoters, radio presenters, bands and more, telling us what Irish bands or artists they are really into right now.

Chris Jones is editor of AU Magazine in Belfast and also runs his own blog. You can find him on Twitter.

“So I’ve been asked to list the five Irish acts I’m most excited about. Being a reader of this fine blog, I’m going to stick my neck out and assume that you don’t need me to tell you about And So I Watch You From Afar, Two Door Cinema Club, BATS, Boxcutter or Adebisi Shank. Here, then, are a few box-fresh acts that deserve your love:”

1. Space Dimension Controller

Jack Hamill is from Belfast, he’s only just turned 20 and he’s quite possibly a genius. He started at 16, channelling ambient and IDM under the name of RL/VL, but he’s since absorbed a world of early electro, funk, dub, disco and house and he has the potential to go stratospheric. Boxcutter, Martyn, 2562 and Detroit prodigy Kyle Hall are fans, and a series of high-profile releases and remixes are in the works. Say no more.

The Love Quadrant – Space Dimension Controller (KGO002) –

Posted on April 20th, 2010


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