EPOCH presents Leonid & José Rico [Freebeat- Madrid]
Dec
16
10:30 pm22:30

EPOCH presents Leonid & José Rico [Freebeat- Madrid]

  • Electric Garden & Theatre

In the first of a series of Friday night sessions, we welcome two skilled craftsmen to the club:
Leonid (Dolly/ Sistrum) & José Rico (Semantica/ Aesthetic Audio/ Off Minor).

Both are residing in Madrid and have collaborated together under the Cygnuss guise on Freebeat. The album is a masterful collage featuring a wide spectrum of sounds that covers, ethereal house, all the way through to dense driving techno with the odd ambient element for balance.

Leonid and José will be manning the turntables from doors open through to the time the plug gets pulled.

A pre-party will be going down before it. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information on that.

"Music isn’t meant to be at a consistent volume and flat frequency. It’s meant to be dynamic, to move, to fall and rise and to take you with it, physically and emotionally."

MOVE w/ John Daly
Dec
9
10:00 pm22:00

MOVE w/ John Daly

  • Electric Garden & Theatre

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/ 

Syrias Vibes Fundraiser
Dec
2
10:00 pm22:00

Syrias Vibes Fundraiser

  • Electric Garden & Theatre

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

Jul
23
10:00 pm22:00

GIAF X Electric: Fourth Birthday w/ Nightmares on Wax, DJ Stingray 313, Sleazy McQueen

TICKETS: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?846048

** 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.

Jul
21
10:30 pm22:30

GIAF X Shivers w/ 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

Jun
18
10:30 pm22:30

Heineken Sound Atlas w/ Ettienne De Crecy

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.

Tickets priced at €10 + booking fee are available from:

www.heinekenmusic.ie

Get involved in the conversation:

Facebook.com/Heineken | Twitter.com/Heineken_IE

Apr
16
3:30 pm15:30

Epoch w/ John Heckle

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.

Apr
14
10:30 pm22:30

Hoolie: Route 94

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!

Apr
8
10:30 pm22:30

Shivers w/ John Daly, Quarion, New Jackson

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. 
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?804737

Mar
27
9:00 pm21:00

Telephones—Galway Food Festival After Party

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!

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

Mar
27
12:00 pm12:00

Galway Food Festival: Disco Brunch

It's nearly Easter! That means it's nearly time for the annual Galway Food Festival and we're damn excited and proud to be involved in this year's edition.

So what are we up to? Well, Biteclub will be representing strong down at Spanish Arch from Friday to Sunday. You can sample out some of our favourite dishes and dance to our favourite DJs. 

AS WELL as that we'll be throwing a Disco Brunch on Sunday with a full extended brunch menu and exclusive Disco Brunch Cocktails. Amazing! Accompanying our breads will be Anthony Collins on the Jams. 

To round the whole thang off we'll have the Telephones boys coming down from Dublin to throw one of their (in)famous parties, check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/237277409949834

Mar
26
3:30 pm15:30

It's Electric w/ Dimitri From Paris

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

Feb
10
3:30 pm15:30

Hoolie

Wednesday night in Electric is a HOOLIE. 

Think your favourite house party, with your favourite music, with your favourite people. In your favourite place.

Feb
3
10:30 pm22:30

Hoolie

Wednesday night in Electric is a HOOLIE. 

Think your favourite house party, with your favourite music, with your favourite people. In your favourite place.