Hamill's Rant & Rave #1
Only two months in to 2010 and this year is already looking like there's some serious electronic activity being exported from Ireland with Irish producers slotting in to the production schedules of some of the world's finest labels. Every now and again, through the blog, we'll try and keep you up to date on who is doing what and where...
The Japanese Popstars are putting the finishing touches to their second studio album, the follow up to 2008's 'We Just Are' will feature vocal collaborations with among others Jon Spencer and Green Velvet. Expect delivery just in time for this years Summer Festival season.
Phil Kieran is set to drop a huge remix package from last years album on Cocoon 'Shh'. The likes of Dubfire, Audion, Pan-Pot and a whole host of A-list names have all been lined-up to appear.
Donnacha Costello drops a brand new album recorded entirely using analogue gear called 'Before We Say Goodbye' on Steve Bug's Poker Flat label on March 12th, check him out at Twisted Pepper on March 27th too.
The Jet Project look set for take-off this year with their new home at Berlin's uber-cool Get Physical delivering a rake of remixes as well as an original ep with title track 'Understand This' featuring Timmy Stewart on vocals already being touted as being one of the big tunes to look out for at next month's Winter Music Conference in Miami. The lads are also confirmed to appear at the Get Physical party at Sonar, Barcelona in June.
Bored Audio is a new 'slow-mo house/disco' label heading your way from sunny Portglenone. Kick-started by Ronan Scullion and Mark Duffin the label has Derry's Saalim opening up it's release schedule off the back of his appearances on 2020 Vision and Danny Howells Dig Deeper Imprint. Toby Tobias , Acos Coolkas and Maelstrom deliver the remixes for Bored Audio 001. The lads will also be running a series of parties under the Bored Audio banner monthly at Morrison with the likes of John Daly, The Revenge and Toby Tobias all set to appear this side of Summer.
From Portglenone to Limavady next and Loco & Jam whose techno monster 'Medusa' refuses to go away despite being released nearly a year ago. In between gigging all over Europe and setting up their new label Code, The lads have appearances confirmed on Marco Bailey's MB Elektronics, remixes for Tom Hades, new material for Fergie's Rekluse imprint and a 2010 remix of 'Medusa'