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Watch Chósta perform ‘Vox’ live at Swords Castle 

Watch Chósta perform ‘Vox’ live at Swords Castle 

Chósta - Vox (Swords Castle Sessions)

The Dublin producer Conor Kelly aka Chósta is set to release his debut album entitled Twilight Transmission this Friday on his own Midnight Tapes label , after a series of singles and videos.

Twilight Transmission is a concept record about a fictional network of interconnected radio stations, inspired by the outliers of radio station programming in an increasingly homogenous radio landscape, including Donal Dineen, NTS and Dublin Digital Radio. The album was written and recorded through lockdown.

Kelly says the album, which features collaborators including Jape and Fears, is influenced by trip-hop era Portishead, Boards of Canada, post-dubstep, jazzy 1990s hip-hop production, William Basinski, Tim Hecker’s ‘Radio Amor’ and Madvillian. 

With a launch show promoted by Foggy Notions at Workman’s Cellar in Dublin this Friday, Chósta shares here his live version of ‘Vox’, a song about Dublin’s gentrification, captured at Swords Castle.

Buy the album on Bandcamp.

About Swords Castle:

The castle was built by the Archbishop of Dublin, John Comyn, around 1200, as a residence and administrative centre. The extensive complex of buildings is in the form of a rough pentagon of 0.5 hectares and is enclosed by a perimeter wall of 260 meters. It is a National Monument, and it is the best surviving example of an Archbishop’s Palace in Ireland.

Performance: Chósta
Producer: Conor Kelly & Jack Martin
Director: Jack Martin
DOP: Pauric Mullen
Camera assistant: Reese Martin
Live Sound Recording: Ciaran McCarthy
Production assistant/Stills photographer: Rachel Gwiazda