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Rave New World (27/3)


With Antoin Lindsay still AWOL (he’s ok, though – don’t be panicking and phoning his parents or anything) Aidan Hanratty whittles down the very finest electronic gigs, releases and mixes for this week’s Rave New World


There’s so many gigs this weekend. It’s hard to whittle it down really. Objekt is playing twice – once at Cyprus Avenue in Cork (tonight) and once at Hangar in Dublin (tomorrow, alongside Snakehips and DeFekT), Derrick May is in Dublin tonight, as is George Fitzgerald, while Randomer, Prins Thomas and Mark E all come to town this weekend. In Belfast, residents Defcon and Charles McCann throw it down at the Menagerie while Twitch! play host to Apron’s FunkinEven.

Nonomino, The Friary, Cork
Saturday, March 28

All that said, I want to cover something different. In Cork, new night Nonomino is taking place at The Friary – it’s the second time these guys have put it on, and the quite unsettling poster promises electronic difference and otherness, a diverse tread through dark and heavy electronic music from Drievers and Fortune.

Out To Lunch with Traxx [Nation – Chicago] & Morgan Buckley + Bap To The Future + Simon Conway
Saturday, March 28

In Dublin, Con Artist and Major Problems come together for a special event, mixing food, music and talk. Taking place in Yamamori on the Liffey, it sees Nation’s Traxx in town for a four-hour set, but not before the man sits down with Juno Plus writer Richard Brophy for an in-depth Q&A. Local hero Morgan Buckley, who’s just released a superb split 12″ on Rush Hour’s No Label, will play for two hours – no doubt throwing down some sonic weirdness – before Bap To The Future’s Lolz and Lambo venture from their Galway home to wrap things up. Big. Different.


Miss Kate – Took The Life (Bobofunk’s Addicted Mix)

Irish soul singer Miss Kate gets a superb garage rework from Dublin producer Bobofunk. That single “I’m addicted to you” line thrown over offbeat synth squelches, while a riveting bass line kicks in and leads the way. It’s from MKx: A Collection of Remixes, which features remixes from the likes of Daithi, Hystereo, g_h_o_s_t_b_o_y and more.

Wiley – From The Outside (Actress’ Generation 4 Constellation Mix)

I could listen to this all day. The confluence of Ninja Tune and Werkdiscs sees Actress (pictured) take on Big Dada’s Wiley to chilling effect. The former footballer and pyjama model fashions a murky horror score from an honest and forthright tune in which Wiley takes stock of his peculiar position in the industry – “I only hear my big hits where people go to get tans”. Incoporating elements of grime, Actress creates a world that is rendered in vivid greyscale.

DJ Deeon – House-O-Matic (Out now on Numbers)

DJ Deeon remasters a clutch of DJ Deeon classics. Not much more to say, eh. Frenetic percussion, syncopated synth darts, an utterly simple throwaway vocal – perfection.


Vegyn – Janhui

I was doing some Hessle catch-up and discovered this one when it was played by Pearson Sound on Rinse a fortnight ago. ‘Cancel Cancel’, which featured on the show, like a 21st-Century take on Spastik, with its rolling snares and minimal approach to melody. ‘BB’ is more scattershot, ‘Imran’ more intense and ‘Trybl’ darker, yet each is full of character and excitement.

Infamous Boogieman – Boogieman EP

Some mystery trax from New York’s Infamous Boogieman. The release is all sultry house grooves, drum machine workouts and synth’n’strings. Lush.