Telephones- Food Festival After-party

Join Telephones on Easter Sunday to close out the Galway Food Festival at Electric Garden & Theatre's Biteclub - Streetfood Discotheque. Papa Lou & Joma will take you on a magic carpet ride through disco, soul, afrobeat, RnB, 80s Pop, House, Italo & more. We love Galway, we love food and we love Biteclub. That's a whole lotta love and we are very excited indeed!

LINEUP
Biteclub: Telephones
The Garden: Cathal Seoige
Factory: JohnDaly
Main Room: Paul Belton

Telephones happens in intimate & fun spaces with great music played through heavy sound systems, surrounded by your pals, dancing all night – big parties in small spaces.

Telephones is brought to you by the lads behind Discotekken and The Locals.
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Listings, info and tickets at www.thisistelephones.com

Dimitri from the Parish- Easter Saturday with DIM

Disco king Dimitri From Paris comes to Electric for our massive Easter party on Saturday March 26th. Be there or be square, this is going to be a good one.

Dimitri from Paris (born Dimitri Yerasimos in October 1963) is a French producer and DJ. Contrary to his musical pseudonym, he was born not in Paris but in Istanbul, Turkey. He started out by DJ'ing at the French station Radio 7, before moving on to Skyrock and finally NRJ, one of the top radio groups in France, in 1986. There, he introduced the first ever house music show to be broadcast in France, while simultaneously producing runway soundtracks for fashion houses such as Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès and Yves Saint-Laurent. He's most recently been causing a stir under his Dimitri from Tokyo alias with releases on Disco Deviance and Ebo Records. Music to swing to, lovingly crafted for your Auraul pleasure. It's going to be a good one! 

Tickets available from resident advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?802843

Keep It Irish! Paddy's day at Electric

Keep it Irish! Tóg go bog é ar Lá Fhéile Pádraig i nElectric.

It's that time of year again- Everywhere around us things are turning green. From the leaves on the trees to our milkshakes in McDonalds and to our candidates in the Dail. Which of course means it's nearly time to celebrate and be proud of Irishness world wide on St Patricks day/the day before St Patricks day too. That's exactly what we're going to be doing up here at Electric, with an all star all Irish line up for all of ye hai. 

On Wednesday 16th we bring to you- Creme de la disco edits from the misty shores of Waterford city, County Waterford, Munster- Get Down Edits. Daz and Martin have been in the game for a long time and know their way around a groove with releases on Disco Deviance, Queen and Disco and their own imprint- yep you guessed it- Get Down Edits. They'll be ablely supported by their Galway counterparts Padraic and Keith AKA The Disconauts. Expect deep, dubby disco classics and sleazy house numbers on the Mainfloor all night. Ain't nothing like an Irish Disco Party hai.

In the Garden- having sailed up the Lee and down the Shannon we welcome Mr Colm Kenefick AKA Colm K from Cork City in the Red Republic for a 4hr set. Colm is a graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy and a member of the imitable Sunday Times! crew in Cork and is regarded as one of the best DJs in the country, getting love from Eglo Records henchmen Floating Points and Alexander nut for his extensive collection of Soul, Hip Hop, Dub, Disco and House music. He's also had some amazing releases on Bastard Jazz, including the anthemic 'The Attic' from his 'The Love' EP released in 2013. Expect soulful eclecticism from our favourite Corkonian. All night long hai. 

On a local tip- Bap to The Future willl be getting down in Factory with section5 and Noid the Droid on the ones and twos. The two boys have a pretty ludicrous collection of club music between them so be wide to hearing everything from jacking chi-carlow house to classic dublin-step to lough-crazy banging techno hai. 

On the big day itself our favourite party boys Alice are hosting an (in)famous all day party in the Garden. 10 hours of everything and anything and especially Madonna and Sinead O Connor from 4PM on St Patrick's day. They'll be joined by local-guy gone big shmoke feen Breen too, who has made a triumphant return to the emerald isle from Berlinia. Pauly B holds it down on the MF too with the pary jams hai. 

Sin é! We'll see you on the floor at some stage for some top notch Irish Lá Fhéile Pádraig fun on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of March. Sláinte! 

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Kicking off 2016- January

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016 bbz. Here’s hoping it knocks 2015 out of the park. 

Had a great wee December though so we did. Highlights? The Friends night in Factory. Smoke machine in overload and everyone home for christmas with some seriously back-to-backmatics going on behind the decks too. NYE and the entire christmas period was also madness, as expected. 

So what does January hold in store for us? Hoolie resumes on your Wednesday nights from the 13th. Always a seriously good time. We’ll have that running right up until College finishes up in May. 

Thursdays- we’ve got some pretty cool tricks up our sleeve, mostly in the form of #showusyourkicks. You show us your kicks, we give you some kicks. Come and get some kicks! All will be revealed on our Facebook, make sure to stay tuned to that. 

In the way of Residencies, our two Grahams hold it down nicely. Graham Dolan has Wednesdays and Fridays in the Garden. Paul Belton does the Thursday thing on the mainfloor. Graham Doc looks after Wednesday night and Saturday night.

Joining Graham in his Saturday night residency are a tight little roster of DJs and Promoters doing their dos in Factory and the Garden. Here’s how the weeks break down- Saturday the second sees Tome head honcho Eoin do the Garden. On the 9th it’s Cathal Seoighe, with Get Deeper in Factory. 

The 16th is set to be the biggest party all month with a seriously heavyweight line up. DJ Deece makes the trip from east to west to play the mainfloor, as do messrs Kenny Hanlon (Apartment Records) and Barry Greaves who join Bap To The Future in Factory, while Galway Stalwart P Disco plays the Garden. Solid. 

Keith Disco and Hard Candy play the Garden and Factory respectively on the 23rd, always a good time. It’s Anthony Collins and Epoch who round off the month on Saturday the 30th. A lot of records for one night! 

Last but most certainly not least is our Sunday nights. John Daly of Running Back, Secret Sundaze and Boiler Room fame resumes his residency with four hour slots on Sunday the 3rd,17th and 31st, while The Disconauts and Eoin fill in the 10th and 24th respectively.

So that’s us, for January, it’s looking alright isn’t it? We hope to see for a drink at some stage, even if you’re on the dry. 

Happy 2016. It’s Electric.

It's Christmaaaaaas (At Electric)

Phew, would you believe it’s December already? Mad Ted.

If November was anything to go by we’re on for another great month of fun. Our highlights from last month include Detroit Swindle bringing the house down on the mainfloor. Some extremely fun nights in Factory with Hardy Candy, Epoch and Bap To The Future. We also had some seriously good times on Sundays with John Daly, Alice, Eoin and Keith Disco holding it down over the month. 

So what does December hold? Well our two favourite Graham hold down their residences. You can catch the Dolan every Wednesday in the Garden as part of Hoolie and in the Garden on Friday nights. The Doc can be found on Thursdays and Saturdays on the mainfloor.

We kick off festive party season at the weekends. Three tonnes of fun every Saturday night across three rooms. 

We get the first weekend of the month off to a great start with Get Deeper in Factory and Andrew O Connell in the Garden on Saturday the 5th. John Daly returns to the Garden fresh from a slot at Panorama Bar on Sunday the 6th. One for the heads.

On the 12th we host Anthony Collins and Goodlife in the Garden and Factory. Two well known party starters in the club. Speaking of that- Eoin and Byron will be holding it down on the Sunday for a 5 hour set. The boys know what they’re at. TIP!

The weekend after sees us getting deep into the chrimbo vibes. Bap To The Future return to Factory and Cathal Seoige does the Garden do. On the 19th John Daly resumes his Garden residency.  Lols and Byron hold it down on Monday the 21st- Eoin on the 22nd. Then on the 23rd- our last big night out before christmas we have Graham Dolan and Paul Belton keeping it real. Happy Christmas!

No rest for the wicked though as you all know. On Steven’s day we host the annual Friends christmas craicer in Factory. With everyone home that promises to be a great party. Sunday the 27th sees Cathal Seoighe in the Garden and Epoch back in Factory. We calm it down with Keith Disco in the Garden on the 28th. 

Then for NYE we host a massive, massive party with Good Life in Factory, Disconauts in the Garden, and Graham Doc on the mainfloor. Happy New Year!

That’s about it for December. We hope to see you out and about for a christmas drink or two. Cheers! #Electric

What's On- November

As winter drifts in and the days become shorter and the nights become longer, we take a look at how our November shapes up.


Our own pick of the month? An obvious one but it has to be Detroit Swindle. The Dutch Duo bring their own brand of deep house to the mainfloor as part of Wildlife on Thursday 26th November.  Detroit Swindle have released music on renowned labels like Freerange, Future Classics, Dirt Crew (where they released their well received debut album ‘Boxed Out’), Tsuba, Classic Music Company, Kaoz Theory and many more. This includes notable remixes for Hercules and Love Affair, Chet Faker, Seven Davis Jr. and Romanthony’s track ‘Too Long’ produced by Daft Punk- as well as running their own label, Heist Recordings. Founded in 2013, Heist has released a host of well received EP’s from artists like Max Graef, Brame & Hamo, M.ono, Andy Hart and of course Detroit Swindle themselves.  Tracks like ‘The Wrap Around’, ‘The Break Up' and 'Figure of Speech' have become staples on dance floors worldwide, as well as reaching anthem status in Electric. Tickets are only €5 and are available from Biteclub and Resident Advisor. Not to be missed by dance music fans. See you there?

 

Of course Detroit Swindle isn’t the only thing happening. Other highlights include a 4hr set from John Daly on Sunday 8th November. Fresh from appearing on the Boiler Room, producing February & Mars’ new LP, starting his new Live collaboration with Limerick’s Cian Frawley AND firing out releases on his own One Trak imprint (Phew!), Daly will be resuming his residence in the Garden with a tight mix of his own brand of House and Techno.  

 

Elsewhere? Factory’s new space has finally come into fruition. You can find it right next to the glasshouse with a lovely Funktion One system in there. Over the month you can find Get Deeper, Bap To The Future, Epoch and Hard Candy putting the system through it’s paces.


You can also enjoy all of the regulars on offer- Biteclub at street level is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Hoolie is on every Wednesday. Wildlife is on every Thursday. You can find Graham Dolan in the Garden every Friday and you’ll find entertainment across three rooms on Saturdays. Just check the calendar for details.

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What's on - April

Welcome to the first of our monthly round-ups of what’s going down in Electric.

 

First up; on Easter Saturday, April 4th, we welcome Genius Of Time . This Swedish duo have been making waves after breaking through with their Whitney-sampling ‘Houston We Have A Problem’ on Clone. Their hardware-heavy setup has been gaining equal recognition and promises to fill the stage, while their booming House beats fill the room.

 

The following night, Tome welcome Marquis Hawkes to Factory to help launch this years Life festival into orbit. Mr. Hawkes has some ridiculous House bangers which he’s released on the likes of DABJ and Fabric’s in-house label, Houndstooth.

 

April 10th is the big one this month: Confetti! So there’s this li’l referendum happening on May 22nd. It’s a no-brainer, cos people should be allowed marry who they want, right? we here at Electric are taking no chances and so have decided to throw the mother of all ruckuses in order to raise funds for the Marriage equality war chest. Oh, and did we mention Panorama Bar's Steffi, Virginia & Prosumer will be joining us on the night?

 

The following night Bap To The future welcome Volte-Face aka Casper Clark to Factory. He runs one of the best club nights in London in the form of Bleed Music and has recently started up a label offshoot to showcase his own productions.

 

Jonas Rathsman is not only a sick DJ, but also runs his own fashion brand called Uniforms For the Dedicated, so it’s a wonder that he even fits time in to pump out his awesome remixes for the likes of Sam Smith, Tensnake and London Grammar. He’s gonna blow the roof off Electric when he plays for Wildlife on April 16th.

 

Blooms is an up and coming singer-songwriter who will be launching her new EP in Factory on April 24th. This is an early gig (Doors 9 pm) and promises to be a more intimate affair than the regular bosh-a-thons Factory is famed for. Support on the night comes from Galway duo VOIDS.


As well as all this we have our regular parties Mixtape Mondays (Mondays, duh!), Brooklyn Zoo (Wednesday) and Wildlife (Thursday), alongside Alice’s All Day Party (5th & 26th) and a host of great nights in Factory.

Whew, that’s a lot of partying to be done in the space of a month