Frequent live collaborators Ben Bix (Meltybrains?) and Feather have teamed up on a new six-track EP on Bodytonic. It’s not the first time the pair have released something together – their last recorded output was 2013. ‘Thirsty’ is the the fifth track from the EP, a slow-building track that builds from a buzzing synth rhythm… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Gavin Elsted is my DJ cohort in Lumo Club (Body & Soul went well [video] so we’re looking forward to this Saturday), a Newbridge man (along with myself, Mmoths, DJ Deece, Knoxville Morning, Mix & Fairbanks, and Cinema to name a few, the Kildare town clearly likes its tunes), a former Super Extra Bonus Partyer… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2016

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Bodytonic have been focusing on enriching Dublin city with bars of late but they are returning to the practice of releasing music in 2016 with releases forthcoming from Ocho, Adultrock and Hmeflght. On April 15th, the label wing of the promoters will release an EP from Manzana Kicks, an Irish producer who operates under another… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2016

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Kormac’s new album Doorsteps features Speech Debelle, Irvine Welsh and Micah P Hinson among others and is out on October 17th on Bodytonic. ‘Another Screen’, the jaunty Lemon Jelly-style track featuring Irvine Welsh lamenting our reliance on the virtual (he says while writing on a blog) with lyrics like “don’t buy me a kindle for… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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Adultrock has a new EP called Chants coming out on 12″ vinyl on March 31st on Bodytonic Music (digital – April 14th) and the package will feature a couple of high profile remixes from Optimo’s JG Wilkes as Naum Gabo and L.I.E.S.’ Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost as Ghost 202. The latter has been tagged the… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2014

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Neil O’Connor’s fourth album as Somadrone feels like his most complete body of work yet. Analogue instruments run through The First Wave’s veins, marking its presence felt with vintage synthesizers that feature on every track, percussion programmed on drum machines and arrangements that are awash with technical nuance and ability of a musician who has… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2013

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Dublin electronic musicians Gavin White and Mark Cummins aka White Collar Boy have their second EP out next week on Bodytonic. The SUUU / TIDE EP contains two original tracks from the pair that they’ve been playing live along with two remixes from Simon Bird and Frank B, which debuted back in July and has… Read more »

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

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The Beatyard is back next month and this time, Bodytonic are really pushing their festival beyond their own walls with an expansion not only physically but with collaborations between promoters like Choicecuts, Harmonic, u:Mack, Note, Block T, Irish Moss, Emergence and Junior Spesh as well as emphasis on more than music. The collaborative city festival… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2013

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Bodytonic are celebrating 10 years in music this weekend with parties in both the Twisted Pepper and The Bernard Shaw. But before that, have a listen to various parties reminiscing about their time they played for or worked for Bodytonic. It’s a great listen. Here’s to the future dudes, I’ve had loads of great nights… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2012

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Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I’d shift the focus to international and ask a similar question – “Who are your top 5 new artists of 2011?”. Kicking off today and… Read more »

Posted on December 2nd, 2011

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Bodytonic’s Beatyard, in association with Nialler9 are bringing Star Slinger over for his debut Irish show on April 29th at Scribble in The Bernard Shaw and it’s FREE. Support on the night comes from All City DJs. More info here. This is the same night as Baths and Solar Bears in The Workman’s but Star… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2011

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Fair play to Bodytonic for putting this on. Great to see cool stuff happening in Dublin city on a Saturday afternoon. I’ve only managed to make it to one so far. This month’s Beatyard kicks off at 3pm and includes: Live Shows and demos: Automatic Tasty, Crayonsmith, Out On A Limb (Label presentation). Workshops: Ableton… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2010

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