Photos from The Grand Social facebook page. Dublin’s northside gets a new clubbing space in The Grand Social. If you’ve been in The Grand Social lately you may have noticed the work being done on the ballroom downstairs. The refurbishment sees the venue change tack and aim to draw in a regular crowd of dance music enthusiasts. Taking over the reins are Hidden Agenda and This Greedy Pig. They’re launching … Read More
An Aquarius, Irish boys in Berlin and another new name for The Pint all feature this weekend.
Friday night sees the Dialogue crew back in action, they bring over Italian digger Niff to play with their usual residents in White’s Tavern, Belfast. The venue on Eden Quay formerly known as The Pint, and briefly as The Wiley Fox, has been renamed The Sound House. It’s there that Mutate kick off their autumn/winter season with Tripeo’s Irish debut. Check out the event page for a chance to win four passes to every show.
Ireland’s longest running techno night, Bastardo Electrico, is turning 14 this Saturday. To celebrate they’ve booked Wolfskuil bossman Tripeo/Darko Esser for Saturday the 24th in Cyprus Avenue. In anticipation of the event Jasper Mathews caught up with Tripeo for a bit of a chinwag.
There’s a strong local showing this weekend in Belfast as Tw!tch gear up for their birthday bash.
Tw!tch celebrate turning ten by inviting a selection of DJs from the island that have played at their parties previously. If you can’t make it, check out the event page for the big international line-up next month. In Dublin, Barry Redsetta is taking a short break after the Out To Lunch weekender from throwing the parties and getting back behind the decks, on Friday he plays with Melly.
Pyg continue with their great bookings in Dublin, and up north it’s a big weekend.
With the bank holiday up north this weekend there’s a good selection of big bookings. Blawan plays Belfast, Prosumer plays The Bunatee with Tw!tch and Shine have Marcel Dettman on Sunday too. Over in Derry, Cocoon have Josh Wink, Sven Vath, Dana Ruh and more at their party.
Above: A picture from a rabble party for Culture Night in one of the city’s out of the way spaces, Jigsaw. Dancing in a restaurant this weekend? Listening to techno in a gallery at 6pm? Afraid your venue will get shut by Garda tonight? Ireland’s much-vaunted after-hours scene is indeed great, but it’s worth reiterating that it’s the upshot of a draconian licensing regime. Beggars and Beardy chatted to folk … Read More
It’s all about that lunch time menu this weekend.
The Out To Lunch Weekender is finally upon us and we are extremely excited. A selection of the best DJs around at the moment, both at home and abroad. Plus, nearly all of them playing decent length sets.
A lot of the DJs such as Traxx, Mr. Ties and Laurel Halo were top quality when they graced the Out To Lunch parties previously so we’ve high expectations. Those who haven’t, Ben UFO, Lena Willikens and Mark Ernestus would command big audiences in their own right. So, get lunch. Go out.
We’re taking it slow this week after bank holiday, but there’s still some great events to keep you busy.
Flipside and Tengu welcome back XDB to Dublin, and the Dave Hargadon half of Slowburn will be on support. It’s nice and cheap and there’s tunes from early on so make sure to drop in.
It’s Beatyard time of year in Dún Laoghaire and there’s a jam-packed party schedule for the bank holiday weekend.
Dialogue crew have Jake Hodgkinson over from Bristol tonight with the usual high calibre support. It’s the place to be in Belfast according to The Guardian, but don’t let that put you off. Kicking off the long weekend down in Dublin tonight are Answer Code Request in Hangar and Dynamo Dresden in Tengu.
Four of the best in house and techno this weekend across the island. While last weekend Bap To The Future had Optimo over, this week as part of the Galway International Arts Festival there are two more top class bookings. First up it’s Shivers bringing over Tama Sumo to play on the Thursday, while Epoch have DJ Stingray 303 to play on the Saturday. Up in Belfast on Friday … Read More