Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with another roundup of some Irish electronic activity of late…..
LAKKER – ‘Containing A Thousand EP’.
Dublin duo Lakker have been slogging it out since the early 00’s and been getting some serious payoff the last few years with the likes Aphex Twin being quite the fan, and often playing their tunes in his sets. Numerous well-received EPs over the past 3 years have upped their status, and now this new one “Containing A Thousand” is dropping on the legendary Belgian label R&S Records. Check out the title track gettin’ some BBC Radio airplay from Mary-Anne Hobbs.
EEOO – ‘Workout EP’.
One half of the above duo is the ludicrously productive Ian McDonnell, who as well as being busy with Lakker and his solo work as Eomac, is also bangin’ out tunes under the EoOo moniker. Last year he dropped the ‘Angel EP‘ and next month sees the release of the ‘Workout EP’ on DJ Haus’ Unknown To The Unknown imprint which you can stream here. A more wonky and ravey beast than his usual output.
ED DEVANE – ‘Ascent’.
Good to hear some new material from Ed Devane, a Dublin based jack-of-all-trades who a few years back gave us the staggering, mind-twisting long-player, ‘Molten Membrane’. This tune, ‘Ascent’ is a dark but beautiful head-nodder, rising all the way. The lad makes a lot of his own instruments which you can check out on his website.
T-POLAR – ‘Streetcar Named Desire (freebies)’.
Up north now, with some free-to-download tunes from Belfast lad T-Polar. 3 great tracks of quirky, bouncy 2-step. ‘Hot Lips’ has been stuck in my head all week. Catchy fecker of a tune.
BANTUM – ‘Live @ Mabos’.
Bantum is back with a 26-minute 7-track live jam recorded at Mabos for Homebeat’s 2nd birthday, with live drums from TenPastSeven’s Ger Mangan. Also a free download. Get inta ya.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Vitamin V (a Various Vegetables Compilation)’.
Amazing stuff here on this 34-track name-your-price release from Berlin label/promoter Various Vegetables. Irish heads are well represented with the likes of T-woc, Automatic Tasty, Swarm Intelligence, and S_P_A_C_E_S. Download instantly. A fine cross-section of top-notch electronic music here.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – ‘Loud Mouth Compilation Volume 6’.
Another quality name-you-price compilation from the Loud Mouth Collective. The previous 5 comps, and their output in general, has always thrown up some absolute gems from the likes of Luke B, Gemsmiff and Calzone Kelly. They’re launching this one on the 21st in The Twisted Pepper. More info here.