• Red Bull Music Academy 2018 x Bodytonic Dublin Launch

    On Saturday, July 1, Red Bull Music Academy and Dublin’s Bodytonic will team up to present a day-long event at the Bernard Shadw brimming with guest lectures and a Q+A RBMA alumnus and Belfast DJ Timmy Stewart. Later in the evening, Timmy, French electro-funk wizard Gary Gritness, Fort Romeau and the Bodytonic DJs will keep the party going until late. Want in? Entry is via RSSP on the Bodytonic website right here. Revisit T-Bone’s Boiler Room set from 2015’s AVA Festival below.

  • Maeve Showcase Ireland

    Some great photos from the Maeve label all-dayer in association with Red Bull Music Academy featuring John Talabot, The Drifter, Baikal, David Kitt and more on the Tivoli and District 8 grounds in Dublin. Photos by Francisco Michel.

  • RBMA Reveal Electric Picnic Line-Up

    With less than a month to go, Red Bull Music Academy has announced its line-up for this year’s sold out Electric Picnic. Daire Carolan, Paul Woolford and Space Dimension Controller will get things off to a first-rate start on the Friday, Saturday will see sets from Todd Terry, Lerosa and Morgan Buckley and Boya AKA Wino Boyz. Finally, on the Sunday, New Jackson, Krystal Klear (pictured), Tr One, Lunar Disko and The Gentleman’s Academy host the Red Bull Disco Brunch.

  • Mano Le Tough, Special Request, Chez Damier @ Limelight

    Cultural arbiters and part time energy drink company Red Bull have seen fit to spend some of their considerable savings throwing a weekend-long event in Belfast, with a huge array of talks, workshops and film screenings every day, and big name producers and DJs like The Juan MacLean, Greg Wilson and Space Dimension Controller playing every night. Friday night was set to be the biggest event on the bill, with Dubstep-pioneer-turned-Disco-peddler Skream headlining, alongside Paul Woolford under his Special Request alias, house legend Chez Damier and Belfast stalwart Jordan. I was curious to hear for myself what a Skream DJ…

  • RBMA Interview: Ryan Vail, Noel Watson & Boxcutter

    Nothing short of a downright unmissable four-day mini-festival, Belfast will host its first ever Red Bull Music Academy Weekender at the weekend. Ahead of the showcase – set to take in a whole host of workshops, screenings, lectures, live shows and DJ sets – we talk to three of the acts set to perform from Thursday, September 25 to Sunday, September 28: Derry producer Ryan Vail, shapeshifting electronic maestro Barry Lynn AKA Boxcutter and House pioneer Noel Watson. Check out the full schedule for the Weekender, as well as our chat with the trio below. Go here to buy tickets. So, your set to play…

  • Red Bull Music Academy Weekender

    From September 25 to 28, Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter will host its first ever Red Bull Music Academy weekender. Set to see four days of concerts, club nights, talks and film screenings with some first-rate genre-defining, forward-thinking artists and musicians, German electro-classical musician Nils Frahm (supported by Derry’s Ryan Vail) at City Hall on Sunday, September 28 stands out as highlight. Check out the full line-up below and buy tickets here. Thursday, September 25 – 10pm The Juan MacLean, Timmy Stewart and Twitch The Bunatee, Queen’s University Student Union (Tickets £6) Friday, September 26 Workshop featuring BICEP Oh Yeah Music Centre (Free Admission)…