• 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;

  • Stream: Sleep Thieves – Sparks (Haüer Remix)

    Eight months on from the release of his (inter)stellar debut EP, Esperbyte, Dublin electro producer John Rooney AKA Haüer has unveiled his remix of Sleep Thieves‘ ‘Sparks’, the b-side to the latter’s latest single, ‘You Want The Night’. A synth-drenched masterstroke, the remix is a retro-futuristic, electro-disco re-imaging of ridiculously danceable proportions, re-igniting our excitement for new Haüer material later in the year. Haüer and Extra Fox support Sleep Thieves at Dublin’s Grand Social tonight (Thursday, May 21) Photos by Loreana Rushe.

  • EP Stream: Haüer – Esperbyte

    Dublin electro wizard Haüer immediately grabbed our attention last week with ‘Merc II’, the lead single from his second EP, Esperbyte. “Cursed with a weakness for nostalgic 80’s music production and synth-based cinematic film scores”, the producer has concocted real retrofuturistic, synth-governed magic on the aforementioned four-track release – evoking everyone and everything from Perturbator to Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s Drokk: Music inspired by Mega​-​City One – set for release on Friday. Ahead of our interview with producer – as well as our review of the EP – stream the Esperbyte via Soundcloud below. Photo by Loreana Rushe.