Hidden Agenda, Subject and Research are hosting a whopper Paddy’s Day Block Party gig at District 8 this year across three stages.


Forbidden Fruit have announced their third round of acts for the festival on June Bank Holiday weekend in Kilmainham.

Joining the likes of Grizzly Bear, The War On Drugs, Vince Staples, Justice and Bicep are:

Richie Hawtin
Mike D (DJ Set / Beastie Boys)
Four Tet (live)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Dj Deece
AE Mak
R. Kitt
Willaris K

The line up looks like this:

Saturday 2nd
Richie Hawtin
Glass Animals

Sunday 3rd
Vince Staples
Four Tet

Across the weekend

Mike D (Dj Set)
Bicep (Live)
Denis Sulta
Ben Ufo
Ibibio Sound Machine
Ross From Friends (Live)
Willaris K
Dj Deece
Ae Mak
R.Kitt (Live)

The War On Drugs
Grizzly Bear


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Saturday Day (2nd)
1st Release – €64.50

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1st Release – €64.50

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Posted on January 20th, 2018


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Niall D’Arcy aka Dj Deece is one of the most in-demand DJs in Ireland. Before the end of the year, Catch him in Navan, Galway and District 8 in Dublin for New Year’s Eve.

See all the guest selections of 2017 so far.


Burnin Beat feat. Olive Masinga – Searchin’

Bit of a cheat to begin with because it was originally released in 1979, but it got a repress this year so that counts, right? Incredible piece of disco funk from South Africa. Clocks in at just over 10 minutes long but it’s worth every second. Get it in to you!


Arkajo – Fathomless Music

One half of Genius of Time with some deep, acid house heat. Really hypnotic club track, with a great vocal sample. Really simple, but super effective and one of my favourites to play out in the last few months.


TOPS – Petals

According to Spotify this is the song that I’ve listened to most in 2017, so I guess I’ve got to include it. Dreamy indie pop from TOPS, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The whole album is great, but this is the standout track for me.

Bit of an obvious one considering all the critical acclaim this record got, but a beautifully written song that never fails to make me stop and listen. I think if I could steal anyone’s voice, it would be Sampha’s. Magic.


Azura – Paraíso ’89

There’s been huge hype on this one since Hunee played it at Lost Village earlier in the year, and rightfully so. There’s debate on Discogs and other online music forums about whether this is an unearthed gem from the 80s, or just a new track made to sound like it’s from that period. Either way, it’s bloody great, and sure to be a hit at festivals in 2018.


Beaver Sheppard – Tornado Brain (Villalobos Inretro Baby Remix)

Does Villalobos make tunes any shorter than 10 minutes? Let’s hope not. The ninth release on the Set Es Drum label, with Ricardo working his magic on a folk tune by Beaver Sheppard. Catchy, pumping, emotive house music.


Big Thief – Mythological Beauty

Not my most listened to tune of the year (according to Spotify) but probably my favourite. Can’t wait to catch these guys in Whelan’s next year. Stole this one from my lil’ brother Joe, haha! Indie folk delight with one of the best choruses I’ve heard in a long time. Really lovely music.


Mano Le Tough – Your Heavy Head

This one seems to have gone under the radar a little bit. I’ve been obsessed since hearing it on Mano’s Beats In Space mix from earlier in the year. I annoyed Lil’ Dave (Maeve label boss, and one of Mano’s best mates) for months to send it to me before I finally got my hands on it, and I’ve been playing it nonstop ever since. Features Mano on vocals sounding like Thom Yorke. Make sure to listen on good speakers/headphones for full effect.


Axel Boman – Geeks

Another that I feel was really slept on. I think it’s limited vinyl only thing so maybe that’s why. The first of the tune is this hypnotic steel drum melody that reels you in, and then about half way through it explodes into this banger that never fails to get hands in the air. Been playing this one a lot this year.


Patrice Bäumel – Glutes

Banger of the year for sure. Building from the first kick drum, it turns in to this monster that just keeps giving. This has been responsible for some of my favourite moments from my own DJ sets this year. Tops off, hands in the air, crowd surfing and all the rest. This one has definitely been rinsed to bits this year but for good reason. Massive club tune!

See all the guest selections of 2017 so far.

Posted on December 11th, 2017



The sold out Electric Picnic has announced the lineup for each night of it’s Anachronica stage – which is based in the woods and themed on an abandoned and forgotten city.

Friday 1st September

Gash Collective – they are women DJs and producers involved in left-field electronic music in Ireland. Representing the collective will be Cailín, Ellll, Cáit and Lolz. Read my interview with Elll about the collective.

Saturday 2nd September

District 8 programmes some of the best Irish DJs in house and techno. Headlining will be local techno legend Sunil Sharpe, joined by Moduse, Long Island Sound and Mode_1.

Sunday 3rd September

Deece Series, an event set up and programmed by DJ Deece, joined by John Daly, Sage and Jonnie Foley.

Posted on July 12th, 2017


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Lumo’s all-day summer outdoor and indoor party returns for its second year this Saturday in the Garda Boat Club in Chapelizod.

We’ll be starting on the lawn from 2pm and moving inside the function room for the night at sundown.  We’ll have a full bar too (it’s not BYOB).  We’ll also have Surf’n’Fries – Ireland down on the food front. There’s also be some free Absolut + Lime drinks on arrival for early partiers. Please note: THE BAR IS CASH ONLY.

We’re delighted to present for you dancing shoes, mind and feet:

I Am The Cosmos (Live)

 Cian Murphy and Ross Turner’s live analogue synthesizer dance music has drawn from the best of synth-disco, house rhythms and electronic music. This is a rare live set from the boys.

DJ Deece

Kildare’s finest. Niall D’arcy is a DJ who has become the most wanted in Ireland with appearances on Boiler Room,Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival and regular all-night long sets in Dublin. He just made a mix for Feel My Bicep. We’re proud to host the Inspector Norse-loving dude who probably DJs in his sleep too.

Lumo Club DJs

Nialler9, Gavin Elsted and Simon Roche will be keeping things moving with individual and B2B sets throughout the day and night.

Here’s a playlist of our Lumo summer jams:

Sing Along Social (Yacht Rock special)

Aoife McElwain’s commitment-free choir singalong is a riot of lyrics, lungs, passion, props and participation. For the Summer Party, we will be singing along to Yacht Rock classics like Michael McDonald, Toto, Steve Winwood and the Doobie Brothers.

Lads…. the craic. Thank you 💕🏆 #singalongsocial #bodysoul17 #singalongsocial

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Olivia Chau

Olivia Chau has been part of the music scene in Limerick for over a decade now. If she isn’t running, promoting or playing at gigs, she is at gigs. She’s been DJing around Limerick for the last 6 years and brings her own unique and kitsch-y blend of Disco, Pop, Indie, and House music to the masses.


Early birds: SOLD OUT
All-day & night: €15 + Fees
On Door price: €20.

Stage Times

2 – 4:30pmLumo DJs
4:30 – 5:30pmSing Along Social
5:30 – 7:30pmOlivia Chau
7:30 – 8pmLumo DJs
8:30 – 9:00pmLumo DJs
9:00 – 11:00pmDJ Deece
11:00 – 12:00amI Am The Cosmos
12:00am – 2.30amLumo DJs


Venue is near Phoenix Park, Chapelizod Road and War Memorial Park.

Regular buses passing include: 25, 26, 66, 66a, 66b, 67

Posted on June 30th, 2017


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Boiler Room returns to AVA at T13 for their third year in a row and the lineup is looking spicy with some deecent Irish and UK talent on the lineup for the day.

Playing live will be:
Ejeca, Denis Sulta, OR:LA, Jordan, Saoirse, DJ Deece, JC Williams (Live) and Twitch DJs.

Here’s the full festival lineup.

To get in you have to have a ticket to the festival, which is a good idea. AVA Festival is on June 2nd and 3rd.

Check out DJ Deece’s Nialler9 Mix.

Posted on March 2nd, 2017


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I’ve spent 11 years writing about and documenting Irish music, with an emphasis on Dublin, my hometown and capital city.

The music scene has changed a lot in those times, not only from the industry side: with the revenue in flux, streaming music changing the landscape and a greater emphasis on the experience that can’t be downloaded – the live music and club scene.

An increase in bands and artists buoyed by the possibilities that digital access affords has lead to a varied music scene no longer anchored by a monotone stream of singer-songwriters. Dublin’s music scene and the acts playing it represents an embrace of sound, a widening of the net, an exploration of the possibilities.

Nialler9 in association with Absolut came together to talk to the people who work in music and the people who promote, play and make it, about how they feel the music made here. There’s a sense of energy brewing once more. Dublin’s small size makes it a perfect place to play. You get to know other musicians and promoters. Artists cross-pollinate and collaborate. No one genre exists in their own bubble as in a city this size, especially at a festival like Metropolis; the possibility two bubbles can intersect and form a more interesting place, is never far away. A sense of collaboration and size means the prism of Dublin’s music can be discovered with ease.

In this video by Allen Kiely, we talked to the likes of Loah, Bitch Falcon, Le Boom, Homebeat, Ruth Medjber, DJ Deece, Hidden Agenda, DJ Sally Cinnamon, Kelly-Anne Byrne and Bantum.

We got a sense of how a city collaborates, influences, intersects, builds community, energises, grows, makes spaces and places for magic to happen.

The leading city lights mentioned by the assembled include Cinema, Yamamori Tengu, Metropolis, Saint Sister, Girl Band, Wastefellow, Damola and Akora.

Music is by Le Boom – ‘What We Do’

Posted on December 12th, 2016


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The Nialler9 mix series has been long overdue. Each mix will feature a theme and will be put together by some of my favourite DJs local or international. For this inaugural mix, DJ Deece is warming up the series with a mix that is themed on tracks he would play to warm up the room. He says:

“I put this mix together with the theme of the warm up DJ set in mind. I do a lot of warming up for international acts in the city at the moment, which is something that I’ve really grown to love. It gives me a chance to play tracks that are more like actual songs, rather than just peak-time club bangers. You can give tracks room to breathe, and actually listen to what’s being played. I would usually do a longer warm up set than 1 hour, but I’ve tried to get as much of my warm up style across as possible in this mix. I think it’s important during that opening DJ set to create a few moments of higher intensity but then creatively bring it back down again. It builds the room nicely, and leaves the crowd wanting more when the headline DJ goes on, which they can then provide. It’s a really under appreciated thing; the warm up. I feel it’s a great skill to have, and something that all DJs should try and master the art of.”

Download it at Zippyshare

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DJ Deece is a resident at Somewhere Club? on Wednesday nights in the Workman’s Club, he is a resident with Hidden Agenda where he also runs the Deece Series which brings in an international guest to play with him. He can be found at most Irish festivals and also plays with Colin Perkins as Decent Perks.

Up soon, he’ll be playing Forbidden Fruit on June bank holiday weekend, where he’ll also host an afterparty with Jackmaster in Tengu.

Follow DJ Deece on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

DJ Deece – The Warmup mix Tracklist

Ben La Desh & Norm De Plume – Lotion
Chez Damier – Why (Classic Edit)
Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road (Beat Edit)
Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Vocal Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix)
Moon B – PV Hills (Fudge Fingas Remix)
Lauer – Hump Acid (Lexx Remix)
Brother G – Dominatrix (Pump Mix)
Dego and Kaidi – Black Is Key
Cleveland – Shine

Posted on May 11th, 2016


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Niall D’Arcy aks Dj Deece is a resident at Somewhere Club? on Wednesday nights, with Hidden Agenda and one half of Decent Perks. He is a Kildare man. Here are his top 10 tunes of 2015.

1. Tame Impala – Eventually

The best song released in 2015, in my opinion. I know this is a very easy track to pick as my best of year, as so many other people have it as their favourite too, but that’s simply how good it is. “EVENTUALLY! AAAAHHHHH” has pretty much been stuck in my head since I first heard it. An amazing tune, from an amazing record. Missed them at EP but hopefully they’ll be back soon.

2. New Jackson – Having A Coke With You

This is my favourite dance track of the year, 100%. There is something so incredible about how it builds from start to finish. The strings are perfect. I’ve always been a massive David Kitt fan, but he’s taken it to new levels with his New Jackson productions this year, and I think he’s going to turn into a massive name on the European house/techno scene next year.

3. Nu Guinea – Exotica Dance Club

Probably my favourite house track of the year. It came out back in June, on a really cool Danish label called Tartelet Records, who constantly put out great records. I love the the bass line in this so much. It’s so clever the way it dips in and out, constantly grabbing the attention. This has been my go-to track to get the floor moving in my warm-up sets this year.

4. Jack J – Thirstin

I probably haven’t got this as my number one track of the year purely because I had “Looking Forward To You” by Jack J as my top track of last year, so I can’t have the same artist number 1 two years in a row. This is probably the one record that hasn’t left my bag since I picked it up back in July. Released on one of the best labels around at the moment, Future Times. It’s got that signature Jack J sound to it. It all sounds natural and live. Amazing.

5. Fort Romeau – Saku

Another man who has taken a massive leap forward in 2015 is Fort Romeau. This one came out in May on Running Back, which is another label I have all the time in the world for. There’s a few of his tracks that I could have put on this list, but Saku is his standout production of 2015 for me. Such a simple club track. A really catchy melody paired with a really solid beat, and an uplifting bass line. Makes it sound so easy, but if it was then everybody would be doing it.

6. MMOTHS – Deu

I am SO HAPPY that Jack is putting music out again. He’s the most talented guy I know. He’s been sitting on the new record for so long, and I think I’m as excited as he is at this stage for it to be out. It’s amazing. This is a great choice as the first single from the album. It’s so euphoric, and I think it captures his sound perfectly. Wait ’til you hear the album.

7. Vince Staples – Lift Me Up

Firstly, nice one to Handsome Paddy for putting me on to this tune. This is my favourite hip-hop record of 2015 for sure. It’s soooo heavy, but still incredibly catchy. I’ve been playing this one every Wednesday down in Workman’s for the last few months, and the place goes crazy every time. Heard the show at Metropolis was incredible, so hopefully he comes back next year.

8. Denis Sulta – L.A. Ruffgarden (Terrace Mix)

This one has to be the biggest club track of 2015. It came out on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, back in June. It’s been a massive year for that label actually. Everything they’ve put out has been brilliant. I’ve heard this one out everywhere and it sounds absolutely massive every time. It’s got that massive electro synth that drives the track from start to finish basically. An absolute monster of a tune.

9. Thundercat – Them Changes

An absolutely incredible funk track from one of the best around. This has been my jam this year for when you’re just out of the shower and you’re getting ready to head out. It’s so smooth. It puts me in the mood to party every time. Can’t get enough of it!

10. Skrillex & Diplo – Where Are Ü Now feat. Justin Bieber

Lastly, the best pop record of this year by an absolute mile in my opinion. A lot of people have their opinions on all 3 of these guys, but you can’t deny that they are all very good at what they do. This track is so bloody catchy. The way they sampled Bieber’s voice for that screechy bit is genius. I’ll have a very strongly worded argument with anyone who tries to tell me this tune is shit.

Posted on December 14th, 2015


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This Saturday, Boxed Off Festival featuring Daniel Avery, TEED, Nina Kraviz, HNNY, Detroit Swindle, DJ Deece, Patrick Topping, Jonas Rathsman, Kaily, and many more are hitting Fairyhouse, Co. Meath for a brand new dance festival by Bedlam – Boxed Off.

4 concrete/indoor stages will host the acts and stage times are here.


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Posted by Boxed Off on Wednesday, 9 September 2015

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2 tickets to Boxed Off

Posted on September 15th, 2015


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