Thursday, March 19, 2009

Electronique Tonight!

Some may remember a few months back that a new electronic and dubstep night Electronique was abruptly called to a halt when some renvoation work started at Daffy's. A no-nonsense name that did exactly what it said on the tin etc, it was a night run by Code and Bee from Nu Killa.

Thankfully, the guys are back in action from tonight in their new home of Issac Taylor's (Bentley's Basement) smack bang in the middle of town on O'Connell Street. It's an interesting choice of venue and further proof that during these times of gloom and doom, several city boozers may become a little bit open-minded as to what they let happen in their rooms.

Admission tonight is a ridiculously cheap €3. Yes, that is probably less than the price of a lucozade folks. The much-respected Nu Killa sound system will cope with the luscious selection of tracks on offer.

Some info from the press release lashed on here:

ELECTRONIQUE – Thursday 19th March / Isaac Taylors (Bentlys Basement), O’Connell St.

Diverse Electronic Beats

This new night kicked off in Limerick last September with the intent of broadening the cities soundscape. Dj’s Code and Bee are on a mission to make the Treaty City more receptive to the sounds of Dubstep and Electronica and on the evidence of their first venture, it seems that they might have some success. Their task has been made somewhat easier by media acclaim for the burgeoning Dubstep scene worldwide. This coverage has stimulated interest in the alienated electronic music scene and young minds seem to be more enthusiastic about experimental beats again these days, as is evident in the popularity of new music technology courses in local colleges.

If you’re not familiar with Dubstep or Electronica in it’s wider context this night presents the perfect environment for absorbing the culture. The vibe will be chilled enough early in the night with the emphasis being on the social side, while the ‘tacky-shakin’ beats will get played towards the end of proceedings.

Expect to hear the likes of Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Burial, Benga, Boxcutter, Carl Craig, Orbital, The Future Sound Of London and other electronic music luminaries in the mix on a specially installed sound system.

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