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


** DJ STINGRAY TICKETS [Limited Supply]: 
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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.

Earlier Event: July 21
GIAF X Shivers w/ Tama Sumo
Later Event: December 2
Syrias Vibes Fundraiser