• Stream: Chris Hanna – Twitch Set

    Comprised entirely of new material made in the two/three months ahead of the appearance, Belfast producer Chris Hanna has released a stream of his hour-long set at Twitch last week. Also set to make an appearance at Culture Night in Belfast tonight at Left (well worth swinging by if you get the chance) have a stream of Hanna on fierce form below.

  • Stream: Chris Hanna – And All Shall Be Well

    Ahead of playing Sunflowerfest this weekend, Belfast producer Chris Hanna shared this track on SoundCloud. A bright and bouncy affair, it’s part of a live set he’ll be playing next month, made entirely of new material — having lost all his work he’s making everything again from scratch. Hanna describes it as “a wee Songs of Praise house tune”, and it’s not hard to see why. Hands in the air.

  • Premiere: Chris Hanna – B.K.I.T.B

    Set to feature on Belfast electronic imprint Extended Play’s EP50: STATEMENT OF INTENT – out Monday, November 30 – we’re pleased to premiere ‘B.K.I.T.B’ by Belfast producer Chris Hanna. Standing for ‘Broken Knuckles In The Bunatee’, Hanna said of the track: “‘Broken Knuckles In The Bunatee’ is my nod to the room in the Queens University Student’s Union. It regularly hosts Belfast’s rowdiest nights. When things kick off in the place the low ceiling always takes the brunt of it and I wanted to make something as a tribute to that exact moment. They’ve happened so frequently now they’ve started repairing…

  • Stream: Chris Hanna – Bullied

    “There’s things I haven’t told you. I go out late at night. And if I was to tell you. You see my different side.” In your late twenties? There’s a good chance you’ll recognise those lyrics from Audio Bullys‘ 2003 single ‘We Don’t Care’. Even if you don’t, have a listen to this and there’s a good chance memories of you feeling vaguely hardly listening to this track in your late teens will come flooding back, along with the smell of Cool Water aftershave, dax wax and Lynx Africa. Good, good-smelling times. The latest in a series of remixes, Belfast-based producer and DJ…

  • Festival Preview: AVA Festival

    Billed as a “one day-&-night grass roots Audio Visual Arts festival”, AVA Festival aims to promote the wealth of talent in Northern Ireland’s electronic music and visual arts scene. Taking place in the Titanic Quarter’s formidable T13 Building on Saturday, May 30, the one day event will be split into two broad sections: a daytime conference from 11am-4pm with a series of keynote speakers and panels, and an evening showcase from 4pm with some of the stars of Northern Ireland’s impressively healthy electronic and club scene. The likes of Bicep, Space Dimension Controller and Optimo are all involved in what…

  • Stream: OneKnown – Jektify

    The latest in a spate of new material, Belfast electronic producer Chris Hanna AKA OneKnown has unveiled a new track, ‘Jektify’. Speaking of a forthcoming EP, titled Blue Galaxy, Hanna said, “I might just release it on Bandcamp as a Pay What You Want thing. I wanted the EP to be a bit spacey and weirder. Maybe I’m hanging out with Jack (Space Dimension Controller) too much.” Stream the track via Soundcloud below.

  • Sick Records’ First Birthday

    Having featured in the first issue of our physical magazine, Belfast’s finest independent dispenser of wax,Sick Records celebrate their grand first birthday from 2pm on Saturday, March 7. Having steadily established itself as the city’s most comprehensively tasteful record store, psych-inflected rockers Thee Penny Dreadfuls, acoustic doom master Robyn G Shiels, new-fangled Derry duo Fabric and Bloomer White will all perform on the day, with DJ sets coming from Chris Hanna (Oneknown) and Jamie Nelson. Check out a video interview with Sick Records’ owner Kenny Murdock by The Thread below.

  • Watch: UNKNWN – BBY

    Bound for Electric Picnic at the end of the month, Champion Sound-signed electronic duo UNKNWN have unveiled their debut music video, for the track ‘BBY’. Directed by Daniel Holmes, it is a nicely edited, suitably phantasmal affair, wonderfully accompanying the track’s hazy, drifting air. ‘BBY’ is taken from the duo’s DEVIL/BBY EP, which you purchase right here. UNKNWN – comprised of producer Chris Hanna and vocalist Gemma Dunleavy – have steadily grown in stature and acclaim over the last few months, something that will come into sharp focus when they play alongside labelmates Ryan Vail, Contour, Ghosts, Talkboy and Replete at the Body & Soul tent at…

  • Premiere: Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter (UNKNWN Remix)

    2014 is shaping up to be an extremely promising year for Belfast-based electronic duo Unknwn AKA producer Chris Hanna and vocalist Gemma Dunleavy. With the likes of South by Southwest and a forthcoming EP in the pipeline, we’re happy to premiere the twosome’s wonderfully understated remix of ‘Thunder Clatter’ by Wild Cub. “We were really chuffed when Wild Cub asked us to do the remix as I’d actually heard the original on a TV ad before and thought it was so catchy,” said Hanna. “We wanted to put our own sort of spin on it, and maybe try and take…

  • Gig of the Week: Daniel Avery, Replete & Chris Hanna @ Aether & Echo

    Set to take place at the new-fangled Aether and Echo in Belfast, our Gig of the Week this week is a bill topped by electronic artist Daniel Avery, a man responsible for one of the genre’s finest albums of last year, Drone Logic. Supporting Avery on the night is Champion Sound-signed, Kilkenny artist Peter Lawlor AKA Replete and Belfast-based producer and DJ Chris Hanna. Tickets cost £10 and are available at the door. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page.