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Rave New World (18/03)

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St Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and we’re a man down today. Aidan Hanratty is back to bring you the best gigs, tracks and releases of the week.


Mmoths – ‘Luneworks’ Album Launch Party at District 8, Dublin
Saturday 19 March

Everyone’s seemingly nursing a hangover or taking it easy this weekend, so this launch party for the latest album from Mmoths should be do nicely. As well as the main man himself, there are performances from Somerville and Toby Kaar, and The Cyclist aka Buz Ludzha and DJ Deece will keep the energy up for those inclined to dance. Mmoths did a Monday Mixtape for us this week too.

Earwiggle Showcase with Manni Dee, C Mantle & Residents at The Wiley Fox, Dublin
Thursday 24 March

Multi-talented Manni Dee is as handy with ambient bliss as he is with pounding techno, but it’s for the latter style that he’s in town next week. He’s found a home on Sunil Sharpe’s Earwiggle, and the label is bringing him over alongside C Mantle. Expect heavy stuff.



Full of brash stomp, this track comes from mysterious character Vanilla Hammer. Wild drum patterns and raucous synths come together for an uncomfortable banger.

Octo Octa – LF 4 Whut_DeStress jam

Octo Octa, recently subject to this wonderful profile on RA, just shared this brief and summery cut, all ‘Think’ breaks and vibey pianos. “Quick jam on a night of too many sad pads,” she says. We’ve been playing it all morning.


Zamilska – Undone

Polish artist Zamilska’s latest self-released release is thick and brash, loud electronics and heady, infectious beats. With titles like ‘Suffocation’, ‘Smash’ and ‘Ruin’, it’s suitably dark and oppressive.

Ondo Fudd – Blue Dot [The Trilogy Tapes]

It seems we haven’t featured this one yet. With tracks floating about in mixes and radio shows for some time, the latest release from Call Super’s Ondo Fudd alias is one we’ve been waiting for. The title track is a wondrous mix of gamelan and clarinet, organic found sounds meeting deft synths. ‘The Fludd’ takes things towards the floor, a plaintive wail soaring over cascading broken beats, while ‘Veto Plank’ closes things with a wry smile, a lopsided motif falling awkwardly throughout. Ondo Fudd, Trilogy Tapes — instant cop.