Phil Kieran will debut on Berlin’s Maeve this month with his ‘Life Cycling’ LP.
A stalwart of the Belfast scene, the DJ/producer joins the label, run by fellow Irishmen Mano Le Tough and The Drifter along with Baikal, with a stunning 13-track album. It finds him exploring an array of styles, stepping away from the dancefloor throughout the album to draw from genres like kosmische, krautrock, ambient and classical.
Belfast's AVA Festival has confirmed its first set of names for what will be its fifth edition.
Featured amongst the first announcement, which takes in more than 60 acts, are DJ Mag UK cover star Rebekah, Ben UFO, Mall Grab, Avalon Emerson, Blawan, Palms Trax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Call Super, The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, Len Faki, Daniel Avery and Courtesy.
As one of two residents at Belfast’s legendary The Night Institute parties, Jordan has established himself as one of the most promising DJs to come out of Northern Ireland in recent years. No small claim when you consider the calibre of artist the city has been producing of late.
Last month we premiered, ‘D a N S E’, the second single to be lifted from Arvo Party’s vibrant and expansive new album, ‘II’. The track, with its robotic vocals, chiming arpeggios and maximal atmosphere was a testament to the former punk bassist’s electronic ethos, one rooted in luxurious ambience, robust drums and exhilarating synths.
Belfast club stalwart Phil Kieran will release his new EP, ‘World War Four’, this Thursday 4th October via his own label.
With over 20 years production and DJing experience, the Northern Irish artist has time and again proved himself as a vital talent in the country’s scene and further afield. Last year saw him venturing away from the club and composing for stage-play, East Belfast Boy. He also collaborated with the Ulster Orchestra and had tracks synched to hit BBC America drama ‘Killing Eve’.
Belfast’s Herb Magee AKA Arvo Party will release his second album ‘II’ in October.
With a prolific catalog of versatile electronics under his belt already, including a sprawling self-titled debut LP in 2017, the former punk bassist has been nothing if not prolific in recent years. ‘II’ finds the producer and multi-instrumentalist branching further into the varied electronic landscape, veering from ambient, vaporwave and komische to more heady, dancefloor ready forms.
Belfast’s Ejeca has been carving his name as a multifaceted DJ/producer for the past number of years, becoming known for his blistering club sets that veer contentedly between house, techno and trance.
With productions and DJ sets that always burst with triumphant energy – Not to mention live sets under his Trance Wax monicker – it’s no surprise that this latest outing from Mr. McCartney is as electrified as they come.
Martin Garrix and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello are teaming up for a late-summer blowout at Belfast Vital music festival.
The 25th August show will take place at Boucher Road Playing Fields and features Dutch EDM star Garrix as headliner. But some very special guests will also join him on the last Saturday of the season.
Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Swedish pop star Zara Larsson and fast-rising talent Loop have all been confirmed as support for the night.
Belfast’s AVA festival is headed south and touches down 16th March at Hangar in London Fields. The two-day festival spans through 17th March and includes tech workshops, free talks, panel discussions and extended performances by the likes of Saoirse and Optimo.