District 8 have revealed the artists and the dates for the autumn schedule from September to December.
The combined promoters of Hidden Agenda, Subject and Bedlam are bringing over the likes of:
Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery, Pantha U Prince, TEED, Ben Klock, Surgeon and Lady Starlight, Ejeca, Blawan, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dmitri From Paris, Maeve Showcase with Mano Le Tough & more, Luke Slater/Steffi, Huxley, Mr. G, Matador, Paul Woolford, Sunil Sharpe and more.
How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 1pm latest for weekend gigs.
IMRO – The Business of Music Panel @ IMRO (5:30pm) [Panel] taking your music overseas from the line-up with Patrick Boyle (Milwaukee Irish Fest), Anita Daly (Daly Communications), Cathy Jordan (Dervish), Martin Nolan (MPI Bands & Essential Artists) and Paddy McPoland (Tour Manager for The High Kings).
Minimal Film: performed by Kirkos Ensemble @ Samuel Beckett Theatre (€10/€12) [Classical/contemporary] an audiovisual performance of celebrated minimalist film scores accompanied by visuals. Curated by Natasha Paulberg
Life Festival takes place this weekend in Belvedere House, Co. Westmeath for its fourth year and promises a lineup featuring some of the biggest names in dance and electronic music including Four Tet, Jamie xx, Maya Jane Coles, LFO and Ben Klock amongst local talent like New Jackson, Lasertom, Adultrock, Frank B, Loud Mouth, UNKNWN, Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, R.S.A.G., Sunil Sharpe and more.
In recent years, the festival has shifted focus from its psytrance roots to a more eclectic lineup of dance taking in house, techno, disco, electro, breaks and live bands. There’s a Red Bull Music Academy Stage as well as curated stages by Twisted Pepper, Bedlam, Liquid and Neutronyx.
If you’re going and aren’t sure what to go see, I’ve done the hard work for you with the Soundcloud playlist below featuring most of the artists on the lineup.
If you’re not going but want to, tune into my show on TXFM Thursday night at 10pm as I’ll be giving away five pairs of tickets to listeners. Tickets are worth €146 each.
Nialler9 x Life Festival Playlist
Jamie xx – Girl
Percussions – Ascii Bot (TEXT030A)
Maya Jane Coles – Comfort
Mano Le Tough Everything You’Ve Done Before (Dixon Remix )
Joy Orbison – Donell
Nina Kraviz – I’m Week
Ben Pearce – What I Might Do
Kowton – TFB (Karenn Remix)
LFO – Freak
Ben Klock – Subzero
Ejeca ‘Rick Flair’
Dusky – Careless
Hot Since 82 – Like You (Get Physical)
New Jackson – Jam On Summer
Rhye – The Fall (Maurice Fulton Alt Mix)
Lasertom – Drift
DJ Koze – My Plans feat. Matthew Dear
Waze & Odyssey – Mind & Body
Ten City, “Where Do We Go? (Jacques Renault All Night Edit)
Tensnake – Love Sublime feat. Nile Rodgers and Fiora (Radio Edit)
Highlights: Tune-Yards, Wu-Tang Clan, Joy Orbison, Low, 10 Days In Dublin, Paul Simon, Monster Truck fundraiser, Le Galaxie EP launch & Teengirl Fantasy.
This is the weekly list of recommended Dublin gigs taking place over the next seven days published every Tuesday. All times are 7.30/8pm unless stated. Feel free to recommend events not present in the comments below. If you’re looking for tickets to sold out gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter.
This weekly chart consists of ten of favourite tunes right now including a killer Ellie Goulding remix from Penguin Prison, a Stones Throw gem from Madlib and Strong Arm Steady, a web-only Erykah Badu track, a Delphic remix and a cut each from new releases from These New Puritans’, Four Tet, Yeasayer, Joanna Newsom, Hot Chip and Joy Orbison.
Now that There Is Love In You is most likely seeping into your ear canal, you’ll probably be experiencing a lot of love for the record.
If you’re still looking for more, Mr. Hebden graced the airwaves of BBC Radio 1 with an outstanding two hour Essential Mix over the weekend to promote the release. It starts with my favourite track at the moment, ‘Angel Echoes’ and goes on to include tracks from Floating Points, Joy Orbison, Moodymann and is pretty much a must-hear from start to finish. Tracklisting below.
What follows is four pages of my personal picks for artists I’m looking forward to hearing much more of in 2010. Featured artists include RUBIK, Baby Monster, I Am the Cosmos, Two Door Cinema Club, May 68, Sam Amidon, O Emperor, Manus Goan, Jay Electronica, MNDR, Surfer Blood, Lonelady, a host of Box Social-related artists and more. Enjoy.
Practically unheard of before CMJ in October last year, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss’ punky take on lo-fi dance-rock made an impression with many at that festival. The fact that they are currently working with Diplo gives me hope that they can turn these rough demos into something that’ll translate equally room-shaking yet less abrasive on the ears (i.e – something you can actually play in a club).
After some conversations with friends about dubstep recently, I thought I’d put up some tunes from last year to serve as a catchup/beginners guide to the genre and its surrounds. I’m by no means an expert but over the next two pages you’ll find my favourites from Burial, Zomby, Joker, Peverelist, Benga, Skream, Samiyam, Darkstar, 2000F, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kode 9, Guido and more.
Please put your own must-listens in the comments.
Burial (with Four Tet)
Enigmatic dubstepper Burial and electronic experimentaller Four Tet combined on a 12″ last year which had two tracks at 18 minutes in length total. ‘Moth’ was the standout track of the two (the other being ‘Wolf Cub’). Perfectly combining Four Tet’s ability to chop up percussion samples in inventive ways with Burial’s ability to produce some growling yet almost supernatural sub-bass. (more…)
The BBC’s annual poll of most-promising artists arrives around again with an air of inevitability and if you follow blogs and music closely, a sense of deja vu. The longlist was released today with 15 names (with 7 of them having featured here before) and is probably a fairly well-rounded new bands list. Already established artists like Marina and the Diamonds appear with more leftfield choices like Joy Orbison. For an alternative, try Neon Gold’s own list, of which I am digging Freelance Whales at the moment.
This week taking in new tracks from Cold Cave, the Tricky meets South Rakkas Crew remix album, Ellie Goulding, Nancy Elizabeth, Final Fantasy’s Heartland, Anti-pop Consortium and a few other most played tracks. Let’s go: