‘The Conor McGregor of deejaying” Johnny Moy – March 2017 “Meks’ the fuckin’ boss” Ian Brown – July 2017 “Without DJ Mek there would be no SoundCrowd” – Mr Spring November 2017 “Best DJ mix I’ve heard this year” – Mark Kavanagh The Star November 2017 DJ Mek’s reputation preceeds him. But he still remains… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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Dane Chadwick is the former drummer of Abe Vigoda, and his solo album Cool Intentions is on some liquid programmable electronic shit. Lemonada’s remix of ‘Half Laser’ is a juxtaposition of two main styles for me, the clap trapping beats and the boom bap boom rhythm of ’80s electro. Whatever you call it, it’s further… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2013

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The band’s brilliantly-titled Laserdisc Nights 2 is out today. The album comes with a VHS cover style download card below and the all-round awesome artwork by Stockholm artist Killian Eng. The album is launched in Dublin next Friday the 17th with a takeover in The Workman’s Club with a special light show, support from Kid… Read more »

Posted on June 10th, 2011

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Despite what moany Gavin Friday thinks, Irish music is plenty diverse. We are, however, under-represented in synth-led electro pop, which has seen a resurgence worldwide of late in the likes of Holy Ghost! and Cut Copy. Just spend ten minutes on The Hype Machine or Shuffler and you’re bound to hear an example of this… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2011

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Electro thumpers and mischievous visualists Le Galaxie will release their cheekily-titled debut album Laserdisc Nights II on June 10th and ‘Midnight Midnight’ is the first taster from the album. These lads have been “killing it” live for the last year so it’s certainly something to look forward to. Plus, they’re only MASSIVE in Estonia. Download:… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2011

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Newly signed to Domino, Toronto-based Katie Stelmanis leads the charge in Austra. Along with fellow Canadian musicians Dorian Wolf (bass), and Maya Postepski (beats/programming/production), Austra are making the kind of dark electronica that I’m into. Think The Knife, Zola Jesus, The Golden Filter and iamamiwhoami. Italian operatic composer Puccini, riot-girl, and Nine Inch Nails are… Read more »

Posted on January 6th, 2011

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Babybeef is the solo electro-pop project from Dubliner Sarah Carroll Kelly and her debut self-titled album was just launched on Friday in the Twisted Pepper. The album was produced by Stephen Shannon at his Experimental Audio Studios in Dublin. Babybeef is filled with genuine ’80s inspired synth pop and a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’. Give… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2010

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It’s been a while but Barry is back and once again looking to highlight three albums which you may have missed. Minitel Rose – The French Machine Minitel Rose openly claim their biggest influences are the A-Team and Knightrider which explains why their artwork has a classic C64 game aesthetic. Steeped in throwbacks to a… Read more »

Posted on May 14th, 2009

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The best place in town for a few pints of Buckfast and an electro knees-up in a pub is celebrating its first birthday. Neon Love is happening tomorrow night (Thursday) from 8pm in the Bernard Shaw and it’s FREE. Guests are the neon-like R&B divas The Real Heat from London who rock it like this:

Posted on February 27th, 2008

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