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

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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:

  • RØDHÅD
  • 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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Posted on March 27th, 2013

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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

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