• Sensorium: BLOCK T 5th Birthday

    Dublin creative arts organisation BLOCK T are throwing one heck of a 5th birthday party/fundraiser at the Tivoli Grounds on Saturday, July 4. Curated by BLOCK T, Ensemble Music and Nialler9, the party will feature I Am The Cosmos, Lasertom, Donal Dineen, Attention Bébé, Rusangano Family (pictured), Trinity Orchestra, RiZa, BANTUM, Haüer and SignA across two stages. There will also be DJ sets from Adultrock, Benny Smiles, Djackulate, Nialler9, Rob Le-Nan and Somadrone, as well as art installations, visuals, a live show from Slipdraft, gourmet food stalls and more. Ranging from €17.50 (early bird) to €28.00, go here to buy tickets. &nsbp;

  • Insert Coin: Benny Smiles

    In our second installment of Insert Coin, Eoghain Meakin chats to Ross Fortune AKA Benny Smiles about being featured in the Hotline Miami 2 video game soundtrack and the major influence games have on his music. Photos by Aaron Corr. Mr. Ross Fortune is a busy man these days. When not racking up a no.1 single as a member of Vann Music he fills the rest of his time as the electronic solo artist and producer Benny Smiles. As the latter he’s accumulated a strong following and critical response to his achingly pretty, synthy, sparkling musical output. It is also as Benny…