Update: 2ManyDjs added to the bill.

It’s a long way off yet but Samhain Festival, the one-day festival buzz around Halloween returns this year and the setting is a fresh one.

Weston Airport is 20 minutes outside Dublin and one of its hangars will host Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Melé, Kelly-Anne Byrne and more on October 28th.

A dedicated shuttle service will be running from the city centre.

Tickets on sale at €49.50 plus fees.

Facebook event

Posted on August 8th, 2017


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Tiga’s ‘3 Rules’ is a snarky club jam from the Canadian’s recent album No Fantasy Required. I play it out a lot and it can mess with people in a nice way through the lyrics (“never dance with your hands up”) and the silent stop.

After the announcement yesterday of new music from Soulwax, the good news keeps on coming with 2ManyDJs and Tiga released this collaborative stripped-down remix of the track under their DeeWee label name.

“We just kept strippin’ it down until it was reduced to a pure energetic essence that only I could hear,” says Tiga. “I eventually agreed to add ‘music’ back into the mix so everyone could enjoy it as much as I did. And that to me is what music is all about: giving people something they can hear.”

The mix sat on a hard drive for months until one fateful night during the closing set of Tiga’s recent residency at XOYO:

“The track just seemed to call out to me. It said, ‘Hey man, try giving me a spin’, then ‘What do you have to lose?’, then ‘It’ll make a great story for the press release’, and finally ‘I am now lodged inside your head and I will not leave until you give me the kind of spin I rightly deserve.’ I don’t usually negotiate with terrorists, but I went for it and the crowd went full-on ape-nuts. Did the track then wink at me and disappear from the hard drive forever? That’s between me and the track and the hard drive, I’m afraid.”

Download from Bandcamp for a limited time.

Posted on November 16th, 2016

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2ManyDJs are very much back making and facilitating great dancefloor music.

With their new label DeeWee releasing tracks that are on point (Emmanuelle, Asa Moto, Phillipi & Rodrigo), their copresent with James Murphy at Despacio showcasing a different style of club, their Waffles edits, the Belgica soundtrack and their new Beats1 radio show, there’s a lot to take in.

So perfect time then to catch them in a smaller space. Abstract are bringing the Belgian brothers to Opium Rooms on December 17th. Support from Marcus O’Laoire and George Feely is in the Garden.

Tickets on Resident Advisor at €17.50 + fees.

Posted on November 8th, 2016



The 2manyDJs brothers have been cranking up their output of late and there’s possibly a new Soulwax release on the way too.

When they’re not showing people what’s possible in club spaces with Despacio, they’ve recently been releasing some of my favourite music from Emmanuelle, Asa Moto, Phillipi & Rodrigo and a new Soulwax featuring Chloe Sevigny on their DeeWee label. Not to mention those Waffles edits, or the Belgica soundtrack where they made up fake Belgian bands and new songs which seem certain to be the Dewaele brother themselves.

For the first edition of their new Beats 1 radio show, the brothers put together two hour long mixes showcasing recent strands of what they’ve been up to. Hour 1 is all DeeWee releases while hour two is all Despacio edits.

You can listen via Apple Beats 1 (if you’ve an Apple Music subscription – bummer i know) or alternatively, someone posted it on Youtube and there’s a D/L too.

Tracklisting via Soulwax Reddit forum – cheers.

Hour 1 (DEEWEE)

Bolis Pupul – Moon Theme
Soulwax – Heaven Scent
Phillipi & Rodrigo – Mantra
Die Verboten – Aquarius
Asa Moto – Stay Awake
Phillipi & Rodrigo – Gueto De Gent
Bolis Pupul – Sun Theme
Laila – The Other Me
Asa Moto – Wanowan Efem
Phillipi & Rodrigo – New Beach
Die Verboten – E40
Phillipi & Rodrigo – Karma
Emmanuelle – L’uomo d’affari
Emmanuelle – Free Hifi Internet
Emmanuelle – Italove

Hour 2 (Despacio edits)

David Bowie – Young Americans (2manydjs edit)
Lou Reed – Disco Mystic (2manydjs edit)
Bee Gees – Nights on Broadway (2manydjs edit)
Brian Eno & David Byrne – Regiment (2manydjs edit)
Su Kramer – Magic Dance (2manydjs edit)
Isabelle Mayerau – On A Trouvre (2manydjs edit)
James Gang – Funk No. 49 (2manydjs edit)
Beauregard, Violletti & Ste-Claire – Ce Soir (Je Sens Que Tout Peut M’arriver) (2manydjs edit)
4 M International – Space Operator (2manydjs edit)
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance (2manydjs edit)
The Turtles – I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (2manydjs edit)
Francis The Great – Look Up In The Sky (2manydjs edit)
Indian Power – Ani-Kouni (2manydjs edit)
Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire (2manydjs edit)
Nagao – Midnight Safari (2manydjs edit)
Gerhard Trede – African Moods 1 (2manydjs edit)
Madman Jaga – Hankuri (2manydjs edit)
Ngozi Family – Sunka Muluma (2manydjs edit)
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie (2manydjs edit)
Pilou – Ca Va (2manydjs edit)

Posted on August 24th, 2016


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Life Festival has just dropped its lineup for the event in Belvedere House from May 27 – 29th this year.

It includes:

Paul Kalkbrenner, 2manyDjs DJ set, John Talabot, Jeff Mills, Virginia feat, Steffi & Dexter, Truss, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Ben Block, Mano Le Tough, Cyril Hahn, Joy Orbison, Bicep, Ejeca, Martyn, Krystal Klear, New Jackson, Sunil Sharpe, The Drifter, Lumigraph, Sias DJ and Barry Redsettaz.

That’s a lot of lads.

Early bird tickets are €119+fees right now.

As it’s Friday and I’ve listened to this twice this week, I’m just going to leave this here as a parting gift from this post:

Posted on February 5th, 2016


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A pretty cool addition to Electric Picnic anyone? Despacio Is Happiness is a new project by James Murphy and the 2manyDJs boys based around six-hour all-vinyl sets played on a soundsystem that was design by Murphy, his engineer John Klett and McIntosh Laboratory and Jordan Acoustics, that manifests itself in 50,000 watts of power across seven 11-foot stacks serving sound. Sounds like fun.

Massive Attack’s Daddy G was added to Valentia Isle Festival last week. The festival in July also includes Don Letts, Norman Jay, Jerry Dammers Of The Specials and more.

The Youbloom festival returns to Dublin next week from June 12th to 14th. Youbloom is a music conference and live showcase in one, featuring 60 acts from around the world playing in Dame District venues including Corner Boy, Buffalo Sunn, WOB!, Imploded View and Youth Mass.

On the conference end, at The Central Hotel, speakers include Martin Elbourne, Glastonbury booker, Donal Scannell on Vlogging and panels on community building.

The entire festival is FREE apart from the conference which is €20.

Full listings.

Those interested in music and books might be interested in a talk at the Dalkey Book Festival on Sunday, June 14th at 2pm, Town Hall with Gareth Murphy, author of Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry will be interviewed by Roisin Dwyer about his book which tells the industry story of popular music. More info.

Darwin Deez, the Aussie indie musician is playing the Workman’s Club on October 14th. Tickets on sale Friday at €15+ fees from Ticketmaster. Here’s his new track ‘Kill Your Attitude’

Portable, the man behind that beautiful tune ‘Surrender’ last year is playing a Live at Robert Johnson’s night at Opium Rooms next week.

Disco edit producer and DJ Alkalino is coming to Dublin for a show on Saturday June 20th. Support comes from Eamonn Barrett, Mix & Fairbanks and Keep Schtum with visual from Generic People. Tickets are €11 + fees from TicketEA.ie. Though if you want to win tickets to it email me on [email protected] with your name.

Alkalino Poster A3 Artwork

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

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The Belgian mashup and remix kings 2manydjs who are also the foundation of Soulwax will be back in Dublin on Friday March 13th for the start of St. Patrick’s Day in The Olympia Theatre.

Tickets €29.90 plus fee are on sale at 9am on Friday 30th January.

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

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For the last two years, Soulwax/2ManyDJs have been releasing visual mixes on their Soulwax iOS/Android app featuring custom-made visual re-interpretations and recreations of the album artwork of each song currently playing.

Well they’ve hit the last chapter, and to round it all off they’ve released a visual mix of their seminal mix album As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2. Nice thing for a Friday.

Soulwax play a DJ set at Forbidden Fruit on Sunday June 1st.

Previously: Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’ (Soulwax remix)

Visual mix Worker bees

Directed by Glyn Peppiatt
Co-Directed by Lewis Kyle White & Laurie Hill
Produced by Glyn Peppiatt.
Lewis Kyle White
Laurie Hill
Michael Zauner
Bill Porter
Glyn Peppiatt
Nuno Costa

Posted on May 9th, 2014


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Yesterday, Forbidden Fruit announced the first names for its Saturday lineup. Today it’s Sunday’s turn. They have:

2 Many DJs, Warpaint, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Public Enemy, Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Klangkarussell (live), Brian Deady

Ticket prices:

Early bird: 1 day €49.50 | 2 day €99.50
General: 1 day €59.50 | 2 day €110.00

Tickets plus fees available from Ticketmaster.

Posted on March 13th, 2014


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Soulwax’s new Radio Soulwax iPhone app might just one of the most impressive artist app you’ve ever seen. It’s certainly up there with Gwylim Gold’s Bronze – a whole new non-static music format in its creativity. Two and a half years in the making, the concept involves one-hour long visual mixes (eventually there will be 24) that come with custom-made visual re-interpretations and recreations of the album artwork of each song currently playing.

One mix will be revealed per week, the app is FREE and you can preview what a “mix” looks like below. The idea came about after they did a 2 Many DJs Introversy mix for the BBC consisting of 420 song intros (downloadable still).

Read more in an interview via The Guardian.

Posted on July 1st, 2011


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The Dewaele Brothers took over Rob Da Bank’s show for two hours on Monday and being known for their eclectic mixes and deep knowledge of music of the last 35 years, they decided to take a different take on things. For the first hour, it was a non-stop intros round where they played the intros of 420 songs in a row. It sounds like they’re taking the piss but it’s a curious listen much like that hidden UNKLE track on Psyence Fiction (but that only had 58 songs so up yours Lavelle). The hour takes in all manner of popular music including Sebastien Tellier, Devo, Japan, Neil Young, Randy Crawford, Jape, Wings, Pivot, Donna Summer and roughly four hundred others.

The second hour sees them focus on disco tunes with the likes of Giorgio Moroder, In Flagranti, Tiga, Love Unlimited Orchestra and loads of others I’m not going to pretend I know. It’s a quality mix of course.

2 Many DJS – Introversy and Disco mixes (via zShare)

2 Many DJS – Introversy and Disco mixes (via Gigasize)

Also Soulwax-related, I highly recommend the tour documentary Part of the Weekend Never Dies which goes something like this:

Tracklistings after the cut. (more…)

Posted on February 4th, 2009


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