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GIAF w/ I-F, Automatic Tasty & Alice

Undoubtedly, the best time to visit Ireland’s West Coast is during The Galway International Arts Festival. We’re absolutely chuffed to be officially involved for the first time this year.

Also, we are seriously buzzed to get to work with one of our heroes, Inter-Ferrence aka I.F., don numero uno of the Dutch West Coast electronic music scene, which has heavily influenced much of the House and Techno music that we know and love today. 

His radio station Intergalactic FM was pushing quality electronic music online long before the dawn of Boiler Room and its ilk, while labels such as Viewlexx, Murder Capital, and Top Secret/Test Series have released countless sweaty anthems under his stewardship. Add to that his track record as a producer, whether it be under his I-F moniker; aliases such as Jungian Archetype and Beverly Hills 808303; or his collaborative output as The Parallax Corporation with former Epoch guest Intergalactic Gary, and you should be able to grasp why anticipation for this gig is at saturation point. But… all that would count for zilch if the man couldn't string two records together, so you'll be delighted to know that as a DJ, I-F really is the business. I'm not going to try to tell you how good he actually is, rather, you should check all the sets we're going to be dishing out here over the next few weeks for yourselves. The man is a boss!

For support duty, we're recruiting one of Wicklow's finest exports, Automatic Tasty. Armed with a van-load of assorted machinery and numerous signed copies of "Peig", Jonny Dillon is a true artist in the modern sense. In (roughly) his own words, Automatic Tasty’s live set represents “an interpretation of the poetry of Sylvia Platt as recited by Yoko Ono, infused with lashings of pink noise and a healthy shake of ground coriander”. Confused? We are too, but we love his music and so do the dancers. His releases on Photic Field and Dublin’s Lunar Disko labels are Epoch favourites in particular, and we know that his lush electronic soundings will be the perfect preparation for I-F’s set in Factory.

Doors open at 10pm, with Epoch residents Colin Finnegan and Enda kicking off proceedings. Tickets can be bought in advance @, but they’re in limited supply so we recommend getting yours booked quick sharp.

Earlier Event: July 17
Fridays w/ Graham Dolan
Later Event: July 19
Sundays w/ John Daly