-Tell us about yourself and How you got into DJing and producing music?
I'm a middle aged techno producer from Ireland. I been djing since the early eighties. I grew up in a small west of Ireland town called Westport, it's a cool place and actually has a really strong music culture. Traditional Irish music being predominant of course as there are over 200 pubs and almost every one there is a music session going on most evenings .. there wasn't much in the way of alternative or dance music events going on of course, but there was a local record shop run by a forward minded music lover called Peter Corcoran and he introduced me and my friends to so much amazing stuff like Talking Heads, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd (even!).. my friends and I were mad into music, we loved ska (the Specials, Madness, The Beat) we loved The Police.. etc. When I was still underage I convinced the local disco to allow
me to run these nights where I would dj all this new and exciting stuff and all our friends would come along.. even the local professional DJ was kind enough to lend me his decks, Dick Bourke, he thought me how to dj! What a legend.
Friends had this great band in town at the time too and I was a total fan! And I started my own band and made crap music..!! But it was a fun time and that's how I got started.. naively and earnestly!
I moved to Australia early 90's and got seriously into the scene in Melbourne around '94 .. djing etc. played at Tresor in Berlin in '95 with Rolando and DJ Hell .. what a blast! Didn't know it at the time of course... but never looked back.. and so it's been many years that I been doing this..! And I still love it !
-How does it feel to be a part of Awesome soundwave?
I feel honoured and privileged.. it's a great privilege to work closely with Carl. He has such passion for the music and his energy is positive and infectious! Every time we get together I feel energised and inspired. And it's exciting to reach out to new artists and talk about new ideas for releases.. both Carl and I really believe in this project. It's just really awesome!
You know the name Awesome Soundwave came from a Buddhist teaching about a Buddha called "Awesome Sound King" .. he used the sound of his voice to inspire people and bring peace.. that's what music can do. Music is the answer :)
-You have been releasing records since 1995, what's your most memorable one and why?
An album called "Digital Primate" .. that's where I got my artist name from.. it was a really weird diverse crossover of techno and rock.. with strings.. :) and then in '99 or 2000 I started releasing eps through the London based Pro-Jex label.. jackin' techno, alongside artists like DJ Rush, Angel Alanis, DJ Funk even!! A bunch of Chicago dudes, and an Irish guy..;)
My most memorable record though is one I released in 2009 called "Keep Calm and Carry On" .. it's a weird dubwise record that I did with Mad Professor, at his studio in London! That was an amazing experience, working with him for a month and watching him mix in such an intuitive and organic way.. just amazing!
-Where do you get your inspiration from? What inspires you?
For this album MNTNS of SLNC I have been inspired by the landscape of my homeland, co. Mayo, west Ireland, the mountains, the mystery, the beauty and the stark vistas.. so dramatic, it's techno!
I wanted to somehow articulate that sonically, create a sonic landscape if you will. I'm inspired by environment, landscape, nature .. I'm also inspired by other exciting music.. from Jon Hopkins (the composer of our time) to Recondite (such emotion) .. and by my friends.. they play me their favourite music and it's inspiring to listen with another's ears!
-What are your plans for the next 10 years?
To live in a cliff top overlooking an azure sea with studio and infinity pool. And to continue to make deep music...
-Any inspiring words for up and coming DJs in the house and techno scene?
Don't get distracted by other stuff
Music is the answer
The Electric Vibes team put together an artist playlist of the best tracks and sets from Honey Dijon.
Phase two includes iconic Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus, German "Super House" duo andhim, Grammy-nominated record producer Danny Tenaglia, Bay area veteran Papa Lu, current Hong-Kong native Gaby Endo, a solo set from Pony of The Fitness & Pony and more!
SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 13 AT 10 AM EST
A TRANSFORMATION EXPERIENCE MARKING ITS EVOLUTION AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVALS
“The goals are the same every year, making great music and playing unforgettable gigs around the world.”
Catch all your favorite artists at this year’s III Points and immerse yourself into a world full of art, culture, and music. Explore the dimensions of what III Points is all about and be sure to check out these Top 5 Musical Acts.
Tour Dates & Venues:
Bay Area 5/4 - Alameda County Fairgrounds
Los Angeles 5/5 - LA Exposition Park
Austin 6/1 - Carson Creek Ranch
Denver 6/8 - Fillmore Outdoors
Brooklyn 6/16 - The Brooklyn Mirage
Initial line up includes Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Amelie Lens, ANNA, B.Traits, Butch, Charlotte de Witte, Enrico Sangiuliano, Ida Engberg, Ilario Alicante, Joris Voorn and Monika Kruse.
Beyond Wonderland is the premiere spring time festival. More than 70,000 headliners last year agreed with me. In this 9th edition of the festival everyone can expect nothing but a psychedelic wonderland filled with everything your mind wants.
Tickets and Saturday single day tickets are now available, don’t miss out! Friday single day passes will be available Friday.
“I live in a city where clubs are popping up in the scene all the time and I’m grateful to experience most of them as each individual club brings something different to the table.”
Friday 1st February 2019
54 Holywell Ln, London EC2A 3PQ
Saturday, July 20th 2019
12 PM - 12 AM
Het Twiske, near Amsterdam
Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 at TD Place in Ottawa, Canada
Featuring Byetone (Live A/V), DJ Harvey, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Mor Elian, Nosaj Thing (Live A/V)+ more!
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 6th, at 1 PM EST
Third edition at stunning lakefront location to feature Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Damian Lazarus, FISHER, Justin Martin, Seth Troxler, Shiba San, Sofi Tukker plus new immersive environments and the return of wellness and summer camp activities!
Mysteryland turns for its 2019 edition. Taking place on Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th,
“As always when I work on new music, my immediate surroundings, my mood of the moment…”
LOCO DICE, MAYA JANE COLES, MK, NASTIA, RICHIE HAWTIN, STEPHAN BODZIN – LIVE, TALE OF US, VIRGIL ABLOH, YAEJI and many more!
House, Techno, and Love… We Are All Desert Hearts.
Tickets On Sale 12 PM PST Friday, January 25th
Tickets available on Wednesday, January 23rd!
Joseph Capriati, Craig Richards, Zip, tINI, Raresh, Vera and more join the bill for the debut edition
February 15-17, 2019 in Wynwood, Miami
From around the world, revealed for elrow's biggest North American Indoor event to date!
Phase Two Features: Amine K, Blond:ish, Dana Ruh, Driss Skali, Ferro, Gescu, Holmar, John Acquaviva, Jon Charnis, Julian Prince, M.A.N.D.Y, Mandana, Neo Human, Nicole Moudaber, Ostrich, Oxia, Rebolledo, Ricardo Villalobos, Sepp, Shaun Reeves, SIT, Sonja Moonear, Spokenn, + UnderHer
Disco Donnie Presents & Sunset Events announce phase 1 artist lineup!
Sremmurd, Rich the Kid, Boombox Cartel, DJ Pauly D, Shaun Frank, Flipp Dinero, + Kid Quill
TOUCHING DOWN IN BROOKLYN, MIAMI, WASHINGTON DC, SEATTLE AND MORE!
The Geordie will also embark on a 9 date Australia and New Zealand tour in February!