Young Marco DJ
Wolf Muller + Niklas Wandt Live
Wolf Muller DJ
Gash Collective w/
Cait b2b Lolz DJ
Ciara Harrington DJ
Deena Abdelwahed DJ
How about this for a sensational way to kick off the Arts Festival? A fantastic party for strange times.
On the Mainfloor:
Shivers are pleased to host Amsterdam and Dekmantel DJ Sensation cum Tobacco Connoisseur Young Marco for a DJ set. Marco has slowly but surely taken the world by storm with his “quirky dance music style” which shines through in pretty much everything the guy puts his hand to: his high grade productions for the ESP Institute and Dekmantel, his Safe Trip label (an esteemed platform for a plethora of cool retro dream house reissues and hot off press the productions from some young people in Holland) as well his all encompassing DJ sets which he plays in night clubs and other places. We’ve been trying to make this one happen for a minute now so needless to say we’re looking forward to it.
As if an entire DJ set rooted in otherworldly fantastical sounds weren’t enough for one night, it brings us great joy to host Dusseldorf’s Wolf Muller (who will also DJ upstairs afterwards!) and Niklas Wandt for their Irish debut before Marco. The duo’s set up is pretty sweet: Niklas Wandt plays the drums and some other crazy percussion bits while Wolf Muller gets loose with an MPC, some synths and some more crazy percussion bits. Their debut album of tropical rainforest jazz stylings "Instrumentalmusik Von Der Mitte Der World" came out on the always excellent Hamburg Imprint Growing Bin earlier this year to scandalous critical acclaim, with big dance music fellas like Resident Advisor describing it as "a lovely vessel on which to reach enchanting imagined lands”. Sail away.
In the Garden:
As we mentioned above, the imitable Wolf Muller will be selecting digital files and vinyl disks directly after his live set on the Mainfloor. With releases on all of our labels like Dekmantel (as Bufiman), International Feel and Themes for Great Cities, Mullers taste is hard to pin down, but you can definitely expect organic percussion with a fun and tribal feel- check out his Tropical Drums of Deutschland compilation on Music For Dreams for a better idea. He’ll be supported by Dublin’s fresh-off-the-boat Dream Cycles. Her palette of warm, emotive textures and sounds is sure to paint a lovely picture in the Garden beforehand.
On the River:
Gash Collective throw their first ever boat party with an all-star cast of local DJs. Galway mainstay and Gash Collective party-thrower Lolz will be joined by Dip Resident Cait whose jacking sets at Open Ear, Electric Picnic and Body&Soul will give you a pretty good indication of her ability to rock a dancefloor. Also on the bill are Dreamcycles ( mentioned earlier above) who’ll be setting the vibe right on the river and Limerick/Berlin/Melbourne DJ Ciara Harrington whose collection of forgotten cosmic italo and house records is sure to go down well in the cosy confines of the corrib princess.
As if the boat weren’t enough, Gash are going to be causing one heck of a ruckus in Factory too. GASH founder and Corkonian ELLLL is on the warm up controls for rising star Deena Abdelwahed. Tunisian, but based in Toulouse, Abdelwahed has been making tidal waves over the past year with her own brand of club music, a scorching mix of Techno, Bass music and traditional Tunisian mix, inspired by some of the social issues faced by women in Arabic communities.
Zero excuses not to get down to this. See you on the floor.
London-based artist Jimmy Billingham aka HOLOVR will perform in the “drifting ambient acid techno” style that has laced many celebrated releases on labels such as Firecracker, Likemind, Opal Tapes, Further, Happy Skull, and his own Indole Records. Fresh from featuring on James Zabiela’s recent Balance Series compilation, and from live appearances in Barcelona and at Farr Festival UK, HOLOVR approaches his Irish debut at GIAF in a rich veil of form. Expect machine music for the mind, the body, and the soul.
lastminuteman is a Dublin based musician and producer. His debut solo 12" was released in 2017 on the wherethetimegoes label, which featured five diverse, nauseating, and picturesque odes to the epidemics of his city. The LMM live show, accompanied by his midi ensemble, aims to be an extension of these themes in a more improvised, and never-to- be-heard-again manner.
Italian born but we would suggest of Irish heart, Lerosa has been releasing on esteemed labels such as D1 Recordings, Uzuri, Ostgut Ton, Lunar Disko, and Photic Fields since 2005. His broad range of musical influences is reflected in the diversity of styles expressed in his productions, and indeed his DJ sets. Pop on a Lerosa record, and you are as likely to hear pop-tinged Italo as you are Detroit-inspired electro or spaced-out house music. For this set, we’ve asked Lerosa to dig deep into his collection, so you should expect an extended set of eclecticism to suit the vibe of the Garden.
Tickets: €8 before 12 and €10 after
For our arts festival foray into midweek territory we’re very pleased to hosting an all-irish family affair in the form of some high octane live sets from New Jackson and r.kitt and an all night DJ party with Barry Redsetta.
New Jackson needs little introduction at this stage- he’s played the club twice before and has brought the heat each time. Kittser has had a string of great releases on Permanent Vacation, as well as a 5* album on All City and his live show is better than ever at the moment so we’re pumped to hear how it’ll go down on the mainfloor.
Also on the bill in the big room is rkitt- the Dublin upstart has been gaining notoriety for his highly energetic live shows, which he’s brought to festivals like Other Voices and Body&Soul. The main guy is also a core member of DIP club night (if you haven’t been, go!) and has released some hot records on All City offshoot Pear and Dublin imprint Goldbricks in the last year. Bring your dancing shoes!
Upstairs we’re pleased to welcome the return of Barry Redsetta. The Moycullen native has been key presence in Irish club land for the past 20 years or so- something which is evident in his impeccable taste and mixing. He’s also the brains behind Major Problems records- arguably Ireland’s finest label for forward thinking club music.
Tickets available from Resident Advisor and the GIAF box office. Sorted.
Electric Garden & Theatre
Electric 6th Birthday w/
Disconauts (Main Room)
Intergalactic Gary (Garden), Sync 24 & Aoife O'Neill (Factory)
Electric Garden & Theatre
Is this the biggest party we’ll ever have had in Electric? The answer may be yes. For our sixth birthday celebrations we’ve got a pretty incredible line up across three room of local and international talent.
Moodymann. Needs no introduction does he? The Detroit enigma is a living dance music legend and he’s going to play at our birthday party. Galway moody men Disconauts on support on the mainfloor. Is this really happening?
We’re very pleased to be teaming up with the Epoch brethren to welcome the return of Intergalactic Gary to the club. Having spent over 30 years playing records everywhere from the early squat parties in The Hague, to playing the major European club circuit, this man has done it all. He cohesively weaves from Italo and new wave to the classic sound associated with the Dutch West-Coast pioneered by the likes of Bunker Den Haag, I-F, and of course Gazza himself. He is an unquestionable master of his craft, and we’re delighted to welcome him back after he wowed everyone on his first visit to Galway in 2014. Expect and extended set of party music to fit the mood of the garden.
As with previous years, Epoch will also look after things in Factory with one for the Electro heads in the form of Sync 24 and Aoife ‘O Neill. Sync 24 (Phil Bolland) is an electro artist and DJ, label boss of Cultivated Electronics, and promoter of London based electro night Scand. He has also recorded under the name MMT-8 with Ed DMX, and Signal Type with Matt Whitehead. Phil’s first exposure onto the electro scene as Sync 24 was in 2003 when he had two releases on Andrea Parker’s label Touchin Bass. In 2007 he started his own label Cultivated Electronics which has gone from strength to strength, releasing his own material along with a diverse range of artists such as ERP, DMX Krew, James T Cotton, Radioactive Man, The Exaltics, Morphology, Silicon Scally, and previous Epoch guest, Privacy. Distributed by Clone, the label is now an established underground purveyor pushing the electro sound for over a decade. Sync 24’s production and sets combine dark and moody with the funk. With releases on Electrix, Solar One, C.P.U and his own Cultivated Electronics his music is being championed by respected Dj’s such as Dave Clarke, DJ Stingray and Helena Hauff. His sets are always geared towards getting the party moving.
On support is Munster selector Aoife O’Neill. From small beginnings as a resident in her local bar in Kerry, Aoife O’Neill has now established herself as one of Ireland’s foremost and versatile DJs. With appearances at Electric Picnic and Body & Soul, to Club Nights in Cork, Dublin and Galway as well as her latest residency at ‘Cask’ in Cork city. Her eclectic style has seen her reputation grow countrywide. In addition to DJing, Aoife runs a monthly electronic night called ‘Out of Space’ in Cork city as well as hosting a music show of the same name on Dublin Digital Radio.
Tickets available from Resident Advisor and GIAF box office.
To mark the beginning of the Summer we’re delighted to welcome Sassy J to the Garden for an all night, open to close set.
Hailing from the de facto beautiful Swiss capital of Bern, Sassy J has a colourful and charming sound informed by her simple and honest love of music and emotion. She runs her own Patchwork night, does the art for each party and has a passion for sewing one off pieces of clothing that marry many different textures and styles in compelling ways, much like when she mixes records.
Sassy J has been passionately doing her do for 20+ years now. In that time she has kept a focus on forward thinking electronic and analog sounds, has been a consistently exciting DJ and has earned a reputation amongst esteemed artists and fans that appreciate her unhurried style. Driven by a feel for the occasion, a passion to present new sounds and desire to leave a mark on her audience, Sassy J has played everywhere from Eglo Dance and Dekmantel to OHM and De School.
Always digging for inspiration and for those moments in life that make you go ‘wow,’ Sassy’s hunt takes her into the worlds of tribal art, fabrics, books and more. She has found favour with The Trilogy Tapes, Resident Advisor and Crack Magazine, all of whom she has done official mixes for. A tactile and heartfelt selector, a quest to really take her listeners somewhere defines what she does. Sassy J likes to let her music breath and marinate, to take her time and let the moods and grooves she offers up really sink in. Always shifting through sounds with real dynamism, is all these things that make her a standout voice in the DJ world.
This is going to be 3+ hours of magic!
Meanwhile in Factory, Gash Collective have an extremely special guest lined up who can’t be revealed yet. Keep your eyes peeled. Either way it’s worth coming down for Liz Rooney’s warm up set- her heady blend of Electro, Techno and Wave makes her one of the most criminally under-rated DJs in the country. Come through!
Tickets for this one are €8 before 12 and €10 after.
This is a big one. For only the second time since the inception of MOVE, John will be performing his very own live set.
Once again we'd like to thank everyone that came down and danced last time around, As always it was a night of great music and great people.
Daly draws from all corners of the musical universe to create deep, esoteric, atmospheric sounds, using techno, disco, house and ambient tones as his templates of choice. With releases on Running Back, Secret Sundaze, Drumpoet Community, his own Feel Music Imprint and performances at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Concrete in Paris and on the Boiler Room stage at AVA festival in Belfast in the past, Daly's new Live Set is not to be missed.
MOVE. Freedom | Unity | Surrender
Kicking off our fourth show of 2018 with another MOVE edition. We're so grateful to all of you who showed and gave all you did over the past year. None of this would mean anything without you. The music needs you, the dancefloor needs you and Friday Nights need you. More on the project below in the finer print:
Our main guy has been a stalwart within the Irish and international underground for nigh on 11 years now. As a producer, Daly transcends traditional genre boundaries, focusing on lush, atmospheric sounds spread across various rhythmical templates. His more dance-floor orientated works have been released on labels like Gerd Janson’s Running Back imprint, Francois K's Wave Music, London club-night cum record label Secret Sundaze and swiss house enthusiasts Drumpoet Community- not to mention numerous releases on his own Feel Music imprint which was re-launched in early 2015.
Most recently Daly has been garnering attention for his second The Smoke Clears LP. Released on Dublin’s All City Records last September, the self-titled album is an incredible piece of work, joining the dots between deep house, electro, ambient and dub, with Daly’s signature pads evident in each track.
Move is the next level- great room, dark lights, amazing sound, the best records, even better people and an incredible resident DJ. Who needs international when there’s so much heat on the home front?!
Palmms Paddy Hogan & Refuge Events Mossy Hynes will once again support Daly.
We are very excited to announce that Leon Vynehall returns to Electric after his Galway debut with Shivers in May of 2016 ⚡
Leon Vynehall has already proved himself to be that rare thing – an artist with his own agenda rather than a producer aping the sound of the day. To date, his off-kilter sounds have come in the form of EPs of labels like Brighton's Well Rounded Housing Project, George FitzGerald's ManMakeMusic imprint and Will Saul's Aus Music and have been carefully crafted things layered with musicality whilst never straying too far from an infectious groove.
As someone with formal music training in his youth and a listener of anything from post-punk to classical, funk to disco, soul to techno, all these things and more impact on the music Vynehall makes. His tempos, timbres and sonic palettes always vary with the end results being raw, expressive sounds with their own unique charm.
After such a great trip up the Corrib with Paramida in September we just couldn’t wait to have another. So heck it! We’re going to make good Friday a great Friday and ring in the easter celebrations by having another boat party on Friday the 30th of March with a little afters up in Electric.
We’ve decided to keep it local for this one- there’s an abundance of great DJs in this country and they don’t get enough good parties to play at. So some of them are going to play at this one.
Blessing us with the first bliss of the evening will be D14’s finest, Apres Ski. He’s been responsible for an amazing record on Major Problems and has another hot one coming up. Expect some breezy balearics, luscious ambience and extraterrestrial tropics to get us on our way up the river.
Gash Collective founder and the Bap from Bap from Bap to the Future Lols takes over from there. Her tight mix of Slo-mo techno, Italo and EBM has gone down a treat at some pretty cool gigs like the Rave in the Woods at Electric Picnic, the midnight Circus at Body&Soul and regular appearances in Electric in Galway and Tengu in Dublin.
Rounding things off on the boat will be Alice Resident and DDR co-founder Breen. We’ve wanted to get Breen on board for some time now so we’re excited to hear what he’ll bring to the plate- we’re thinking some high quality house, techno and electro with lots of surprises in store. With a hot record on Vision Collector and nearly 10 years experience under his belt we know it’s going to be good.
Lastly and leastly, Shivers resident Eoin will be finish off the afters in the Garden of Electric with an extended DJ set. You’ll probably be pretty wrecked after the boat but if you do decide to go to the club expect annoying flute sounds, bird noises and didgeridoo music, with some poor quality vocals thrown in for good measure.
As always- tickets for the boat are €20 and are available by contacting the page. That covers:
1 x Complimentary boat cocktail
1 x fabulous spin up the corrib
3 x excellent DJ sets
1 x questionable dj set
2 x parties, on water and on land
1 x priceless evening
80 x new friends for life
⚡️ Electric x GIAF:
SATURDAY 29 JULY
⚡️ Hot Chip DJ Set (Main floor)
⚡️ Telephones w/ Mr Mendel (Garden)
⚡️ Gash Collective w/ Karen Gwyer (Factory)
HOT CHIP DJ Set:
Pioneering figures in London and NYC’s long lasting love affair with indie-tronica, Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) have been responsible for more successful dance-floors than you’ve had avocado toast. Hot Chip, have captivated club and festival audiences both as a duo and alongside a touring band who consist of Felix Martin, Owen Clarke, and Al Doyle. Having formed in 2000, by 2005 the band had already been given all necessary signs of approval from inside the industry as a sign-on with Moshi Moshi was quickly followed by a record deal with NYC’s DFA Records. Hot Chip’s ferocious rise to fame continued, and their sophomore album (distributed by EMI in the UK), landed them the commercial success they’re known for today. Both ‘Shake a Fist’, and ‘Ready for the Floor’, would appear on Made in the Dark and, for those who hadn’t yet acquainted themselves with DFA, Hot Chip’s global appeal was born, almost instantaneously overnight. And, another 3 records on as many labels have put the band in the same conversations as the likes of LCD Soundsystem, and Bloc Party. Joe, Alexis, Owen, Al, and Felix have have flown the flag for a scene that’s steeped in club culture and yet is easy to overlook. They’ve been influencers to, and influenced by, some of club culture’s most the iconic residents: maybe most notably Erol Alkan. But through all of this and perhaps most poignantly, Hot Chip, like LCD Soundsystem remind us that dance is human and that dance music, is an inherently humane expression of the self.
GASH Collective are a collective focused on providing a platform to encourage women to create, share and collaborate together in the field of electronic music in Ireland. Through safe space initiatives, carefully curated parties and events, as well as production and DJ workshops, GASH intends to shine a light on female identifying producers and DJs in Ireland.
Gash bring Karen Gwyer to Galway. Karen Gwyer’s recordings and live performances tread the far edges of techno, and her DJ sets venture out even further. Careening back and forth between beats and ambience, it’s a deeply transporting psychedelic electronic expedition.
On the night supports comes from Gash Collective members Ellll and Lolz
The party throwers and goers, Telephones, return to Electric with Mr Mendel on the 29th July. Their parties happen 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.
Amsterdam native Mr. Mendel continues the aesthetic stroll through Disco, Soul, Afro, Brazil & House music. One of the driving forces in Amsterdam’s scene, Mr. Mendel currently he holds residencies at parties like I Love Vinyl, Wicked Jazz Sounds and Doka. Driven by the philosophy of playing beautiful music because it moves you emotionally and physically and bringing that heartfelt music to the dance floor. Support from Papa Lou.
Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449847325378513/
GIAF tickets: http://www.giaf.ie/events/hot-chip-dj-set
⚡️ Shivers w/ Tama Sumo (Main floor)
⚡️ Express Yourself w/ Graham Dolan (Garden)
SHIVERS w/ TAMA SUMO: Friday 28 July:
“Music is pure communication – stay in contact and follow your heart!"
Long–time Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo, seamlessly blends House, Disco, Afro and Techno with her trademark soulful sound. We are delighted to welcome back TAMA SUMO (Kerstin Egert) after her set with SHIVERS as part of last years festival was a highlight of last year. She began her career in 1993 at the Drama bar in Berlin / Kreuzberg, playing New York style vocal house and quickly became a regular DJ behind the decks at Café Moskau. From the beginning of 1994 she became a resident in the legendary Techno-Club Globus She lives by the motto "I want to be free in approach and play whatever moves me".
Electric resident Graham Dolan will be selecting his usual blend of classic hip hop, funk, soul, disco, re-edits, breaks and beats in the garden#allNightLong
Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449847325378513/
To kick off our lineup as part of the Galway International Arts Festival this year, Electric presents Bill Brewster in the Garden whilst Epoch presents Privacy in Factory #GIAF2017 #allNightLong
Bill Brewster, DJ extraordinaire and human music–encyclopedia consistently demonstrates sheer dance floor dedication. Brewster is a lover of many different forms of music, as well as a renowned writer and journalist.
In a previous life Bill has been a chef, a football pundit (co-editor of fanzine When Saturday Comes) and record collector. Bill cut his teeth DJing in the late 80s playing ‘Low Life’ warehouse parties in Harlem and the East Village. Throughout the latter half of the '90s, he operated a handful of labels: 5XO-294, Sugar Daddy, and the U.K. arm of Twisted.
To large crowds, he can be seen playing tough and funky house music, while at more intimate events he has been known to charm with everything from dubby disco, funk and hip-hop to trip hop and Latin batucadas. Armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few DJs possess, Bill Brewster knows how to work a party in the best possible sense.
The Epoch Clubnight crew bring "Privacy" to Factory on the same night to round out a stellar line up.
PRIVACY by name, privacy by nature. In the age of DJ selfies and heavy press promotion, Privacy stands out as an anomaly. Not much is known about the artist, except for the fact that he is currently operating out of Berlin, and that his music seriously kicks
As well as several well-received releases on labels such as Lobster Theremin, Klasse Wrecks, and Valcrond Video, his touring schedule has seen him play at some of the world’s best parties, from New York to Tokyo and all over Europe. His appearance in Factory for the Galway International Arts Festival marks his much-anticipated Irish debut. Expect Detroit-styled Electro, roughed-up House music, and all forms of electronic body music.
Warming up Factory will be local boy Conor Connolly. Having spent the last few years honing his skills and building his record collection, Conor has already impressed with sets for both Epoch and Bap to the Future. We have high hopes for this guy, and we can’t wait to hear the marker he sets down for Privacy.
This all sounds good, right? Then get down with us on Saturday July 22nd. You can grab your tickets at the following link:
Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/233731467115434/?active_tab=about
GIAF tickets: http://www.giaf.ie/events/bill-brewster-privacy
MOVE. Freedom | Unity | Surrender
After eight amazing parties on Electric's main floor, our next edition of the ever-growing night, MOVE takes place on Friday, July 21st. With your continuing support, filling the dancefloor and help changing Fridays, we bring you a very special GIAF edition.
Our main man and MOVE resident graces the main floor for our 2017 Galway International Arts Festival edition where he will continue to educate us with over a decade of both Irish and international underground experiences.
Daly's Berghain and Panorama Bar residency continues to climb the ladder of excellence and you're going to see for yourself on July 21st.
Backing John since the birth of MOVE is WUA's Paddy Hogan, who's name is known in every bar and venue across the city will once again, support Daly on the night.
Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102635370382178/
MOVE: A change of place, position or state. A new club-night. A brainchild of John Daly.
Our third installment of Move takes place on Friday, December 9th
Thanks for making our last party which was so much fun that we look forward to Moving with you on the main floor!
Our December edition will continue to connect the dots between Techno's inspiring past to create a blueprint of its architecture and predictions of its future. We're so greatful to all of you who show'd and gave all you did last month. None of this would mean anything with out you. The music needs you, the dancefloor needs you and Friday Nights need you. More on the project below in the finer print:
Borrowing inspiration from the NYC party tradition of old, Move looks to reinstate the original downtown culture of Freedom, Unity and Surrender on the dance floor. With resident DJ as provider and Techno music in it’s many shapes, forms and sizes as the message, Move will connect you and the journey between NYC, Detroit, Berlin, Chicago, and Galway Bay. Friday is the night. Give in to the dance.
Not familiar with Daly? The main guy has been a stalwart within the Irish and international underground for nigh on 10 years now. As a producer, Daly transcends traditional genre boundaries, focusing on lush, atmospheric sounds spread across various rhythmical templates. His more dance-floor orientated works have been released on labels like Gerd Janson’s Running Back imprint, Francois K's Wave Music, London club-night cum record label Secret Sundaze and swiss house enthusiasts Drumpoet Community- not to mention numerous releases on his own Feel Music imprint which was re-launched in early 2015.
Most recently Daly has been garnering attention for his second The Smoke Clears LP. Released on Dublin’s All City Records in September, the self titled album is an incredible piece of work, joining the dots between deep house, electro, ambient and dub, with Daly’s signature pads evident in each track.
However, it’s Daly’s prowess as master selector which Move will highlight. His immaculate ability to mix house and techno in the funkiest way possible is the reason he’s played at clubbing institutions like Panorama Bar in Berlin, Deep Space in NYC, Concrete in Paris and the sorely missed Fabric in London. Daly’s residency in the Garden unveils some of the deeper corners of his massive collection; on any given Sunday you can hear Jazz Funk, Jeff Mills, Joe Claussel, Jaguar and Prince in the succession of only a few records. Just a taste of what to expect at Move.
Move is the next level- great room, dark lights, amazing sound, the best records, even better people and an incredible resident DJ. Who needs international when there’s so much heat on the home front? Come and check it out yourself. It all kicks off on Friday December 9th with John Daly and support from Mossy Hynes. Let’s Move.
Full Deets in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/482444305259464/
This is a shout out to everyone who has seen the images, watched the news, read the articles, and felt the helplessness ..this is the shout to do something!
Let’s do something. Let’s get totogether. Let’s have a party. Let’s make a difference - You bring the company and we’ll bring the music…
Syrias Vibes are raising funds for medical and emergency response services in Syria to help save as many lives as possible.
All money raised on the night will go directly towards buying 2 new fully equipped ambulances in northern Syria. As the ‘Al-Raqqah Operation’ begins, the number of casualties in Northern Syria is set to rise. These new ambulances will help the Red Crescent get to and save more Syrians caught in the middle of a drawn out painfull civil war.
The Red Crescent work in an area in Northern Syria of over a million people - that's a million different men, women and kids caught in the middle of a war they didn't start.
Now is our chance to come together and make a difference.
Reach out and get involved!
We have an insane line-up on the night with some of the longest running club nights to some of the newest – The Disconauts, Shake! , Gigantic, 110th Street, Epoch, Graham Dolan, Anthony Collins, Ger Z, Bap to the Future, and Calvin James will be there on the night to play some records.
That’s everyone you have ever danced to and partied with in Galway all under one roof for one night.
Tickets are only €5 and are available from Biteclub. There will also be tickets on the door on the night.
If you can't make it on the night and would like to donate please do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/scoop/syriasvibesambulance
Syrias Vibes is a global movement created by Dublin born DJ - Calvin James and his brother Andy both Founders of the SCOOP foundation. They aim to use the power of music and good vibes to support medical emergency services in order to help victims of Syria’s war.
Find out more about what they do here: https://www.syriasvibes.com/about
** DJ STINGRAY TICKETS [Limited Supply]: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?844168
[Check out Epoch Galway for more details] **
We are super-delighted to celebrate Electric turning Four (WHERE HAVE THE YEARS GONE?) as part of this year's edition of Galway International Art's Festival.
Nightmares On Wax man George Evelyn has been part of the Warp roster since the beginning, first drifting through bleep house with ‘Dextrous’ and ‘Aftermath’ before settling on the hazy, bass-heavy funk of Carboot Soul and Smokers Delight, helping to pioneer the down tempo Trip Hop movement in the process. Since then Evelyn has gone on to release LPs like In A Space Outta Sound and Feelin’ Good to huge critical acclaim. 2014’s retrospective compilation N.O.W. Is The Time served as a come-back of sorts for Evelyn, who has since headlined shows around the globe, from Ibiza to Body Soul, Miami to Mexico, and now, to Galway. Support on the night comes from Electric Residents on the mainfloor.
Meanwhile in Factory, Epoch host a living Electro legend in Factory. DJ Stingray 313 AKA Sherard Ingram has been a mainstay of the Detroit electronic music scene for over 30 years. Having being named ‘Stingray’ by the late, great James Stinson, Ingram cut his teeth on the international circuit as Drexciya’s tour DJ in the early 00s. Since then, his trademark balaclava and relentless DJing style has ensured he stands out amongst his peers. As well as boasting a laudable solo catalogue, through ‘Urban Tribe’ and other projects he has collaborated with luminaries of Detroit such as Moodymann, Carl Craig, Anthony Shakir. Heinrich Mueller, and Lou Robinson, further reinforcing his status as a Techno legend. “From the outpost #313 I'm working to bring you top notch electronic waveforms to fight the zombie thought paradigm.” – DJ Stingray 313.
*Tickets for DJ Stingray will be sold exclusively at the link above as space is limited*
As owner of the record label Whiskey Disco, Sleazy McQueen has helped to give the 'Nu-Disco' scene an element of referential class. With remarkably well produced re-works and originals, the Sleazy sound combines the dirty fun of seventies funk with the hypnotic rhythms of deep house. As a dj, he has travelled from Asia to Europe, both Americas and a constant tour of the United States. His music productions have been licensed to over 100 releases, remixes & edits on labels worldwide, including, but not limited to; Virgin, Siesta, Bearfunk, Headtunes Music, Compost, Paper Recordings & House Arrest. Support on the night comes from Electric resident Anthony Collins.
Elsewhere in the GIAF programme at Electric you can find Bap To the Future hosting impeccable Glasgow selectors Optimo and Shivers have booked Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo.
“Music is pure communication – stay in contact and follow your heart!"
After an AMAZING party with Telephones we're pleased to welcome pretty much our favourite person, and DJ Ms. Tama Sumo on Thursday 21st July on the mainfloor as part of the 2016 edition of Galway International Arts Festival.
Kerstin Egert, aka Tama Sumo, has been honing her craft as a DJ since the early 90s and needs little introduction.
After holding down residencies at Drama, Cafe Moskau and Tresor in Berlin, Egert is now considered one of the world’s finest selectors. She's helmed up mixes for Boiler Room (where's she has used her positon to promote LGBTQ rights- see the 'Kiss In' on youtube) Fact, Resident and Ostgut, as well as releasing on the aforemantioned Berghain imprint. Expect to hear a tight mix of deep, soulful house and techno cuts, with heavy Detroit, Chicago and African influences from the Berghain and Panorama Bar resident.
Support on the night from Shivers resident Eoin.
Grab your tickets here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?846058
Legendary Parisian DJ, Etienne de Crecy is bringing the unique Paris music scene to Electric Garden & Theatre on Saturday June 18th. Paris, famed for fuelling dance floors across the globe with it's disco-inspired French House, is coming to Ireland thanks to Heineken’s passport to global music experiences, Sound Atlas. Following on from two incredibly successful years of bringing Irish music fans a taste of Tokyo, Berlin and Brooklyn, Paris will land in Galway this June.
Etienne de Crecy burst onto the scene with his seminal album, ‘Super Discount’ to major acclaim, and followed it up with ‘Super Discount 2’, which is a must-have in every house DJ’s record collection. Etienne de Crecy is credited as one of the main pioneers of French house music, with its unique use of 70s style sampling, influencing DJs and producers and infiltrating clubs and music collections around the globe. Etienne said: “I can’t wait to show Ireland the free and unique scene that Paris has to offer. Irish people are always the best crowds and I can’t wait to bring the sounds of Paris to them this June.”
The Paris tour will culminate at Longitude where Sound Atlas will host an array of DJ talent, bringing with them the unique sounds of the French capital. In true Sound Atlas style, festival-goers will also be able to skate around a custom-built roller disco and refuel on donuts.
Get a taste of what’s to come, check out our Paris video at: www.heinekenmusic.ie
2016 is Sound Atlas’ biggest year to date as it collaborates with DJs all around the world to bring the most exciting and thriving music scenes to the pubs, clubs and festival fields of Irish music lovers. Paris is the first of four upcoming global scenes on the Sound Atlas radar for this year.
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After having a whopping time at Dimensions Festival in Croatia last August, we’re delighted to be involved again for 2016. With the second wave of artist announcements just released, it’s gearing up to be one of Europe’s top festivals once again, and one that we hope you’ll hop on a plane to join us at.
With crews coming from Dublin and Cork through Bodytonic and Sunday Times, as well all the other sun seekers nationwide, the Irish contingent looks to be strong this year yet again at Fort Punta Christo, one of the most alluring of festival sites imaginable. For our contribution to the launch party series we’ve decided to bring John Heckle to Factory for a jacking night of House and Techno.
Most of you will know of John Heckle at this stage. Since we’ve last had him over his profile both as a DJ and live artist has continued to steadily rise, reflected by recent and upcoming jaunts to the likes of Stattbad, Corsica Studios, Rex Club, Studio 80, Berghain/Panoramabar, and an appearance at the last ever Bloc Festival. His recent release on Hieroglyphic Being’s ever-supreme Mathematics Recordings, “Trema” is one of his strongest to date, oozing every ounce of soul from the machines from first track to last.
Enough of all that, the man’s a don behind a set of turntables and we all know it, so come along on Saturday April 16th for guaranteed killer music. Keep an eye out here for guestlist, drinks, and vinyl giveaways as part of the Dimensions promo. Give the event a share in the mean time if you feel like doing us a turn.
Also, if anyone’s around the Sunday, Epoch are going to take over the Garden. Make a weekend out of it.
Route 94 is back! After two long, lonely years without your boy, we’re proud to welcome Rowan Tyler Jones aka Route 94 back to Electric on Thursday 14th April.
Throwback! We welcomed Route 94 to Electric in 2014 for his Irish debut. He was really gaining momentum at that stage with support from the likes of Skream and Annie Mac- ‘My Love’ was getting rinsed on dance floors and on youtube at your gaf before heading out.
So where is the main man up to right now? Well. He’s started his own record label. He’s headlined loads of festivals. He’s DJ’d all around the world. He has lots of great new music about to drop. And most importantly, he’s coming back to Electric. Tickets will be availabe on Resident Advisor. Get in!
It’s time for our second round of Shivers! After an amazing first party with the imitably sound Mood Hut boys, Pender Street Steppers, we’re very excited to welcome John Daly, New Jackson and Quarion to our floors on Friday 8th April. Not acquainted? Get acquainted!
John Daly- local legend, all round nice guy and Electric resident makes his main floor debut with a what-promises-to-be-spectacular live show. Daly draws from all corners of the musical universe to create deep, esoteric, atmospheric sounds, using techno, disco, house and ambient tones as his templates of choice. With releases on Running Back, Secret Sundaze, Drumpoet Community, his own Feel Music Imprint and performances at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Concrete in Paris and on the Boiler Room at AVA festival in Belfast in the last year or two, John Daly’s live show with us is not one to be missed.
From his studio near the sea, New Jackson makes nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint. After rounding off 2014 with the bustling Balearica of ʻHaving A Coke With Youʼ on Germanyʼs Permanent Vacation label, the Dubliner took a brief break from album recording to return to hometown label Major Problems with the ʻMetroflexʼ 12”. The three-tracker included a remix from US techno auteur Hieroglyphic Being. The 12” was followed by a collaboration with Fort Romeau, ʻNot A Wordʼ, which featured on the UK producerʼs album on Ghostly. It follows a series of well-received releases and remixes for labels and acts including Hivern, Perm Vac, Apartment, the xx and Mano Le Tough. He is due to release his debut album in early 2016. So many reasons to get some Shivers with him.
Berlin-based, Swiss-born QUARION has produced and played with a wide variety of musicians since the late nineties. Then- crafting skilful beats and samples for hip hop MC’s. After that- shaping versatile house grooves as Enterplay (with Geneva’s Rosario and Japan’s Force Of Nature producer DJ Kent) or with jazz keyboardist Leo Tardin. Now- making emotive deep house cuts on his own Retreat imprint and Drumpoet Community. Quarion takes the stage at Shivers for one of his a masterful DJ sets, journeying through obscure aesthetic planes whilst bringing the crowd on a journey. An almost addictive depth, texture and shape exists through his sets- which is why he’s coming to Shivers.
We’ll sort out set times for these three dons of depth ASAP too btw.
Tickets are available here from Resident Advisor and doors are at 10.30PM. See you there.
Join us this 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!
The Garden: Cathal Seoige
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.
Listings, info and tickets at www.thisistelephones.com