DjRUM (2nd Drop Records)
2013 is upon us, the sky didn't come crashing down, there are still no zombies, nor did we transcend to a higher level of spiritual awareness. We had prepared Macronite for the post apocalyptic wasteland by prepping parties like they were going extinct... but we're all here to continue into the best year of electronic music Limerick will ever see. Macronite returns to the rejuvenated Dolan's on January 26th for one we're really excited about!
Firstly, one of the UK's hardest risers of recent years, the mighty Randomer. In a short time, North Londoner Randomer has built up a small but heavy hitting catalogue of work – releasing ‘Brunk’ (on Hessle Audio’s 116 & Rising compilation), the acid tinged ‘Obtuse’ and most recently his dance mania-on-steroids EP for Numbers, ‘Real Talk’.” His debut for Hemlock Recordings found him taking things even further back to basics, dropping two heavyweight trax of pure beats and bassline indulgence. With more uncompromising raw cuts to follow this year, Randomer is set to redefine the boundaries of House, Techno and Jungle.
That's not all though, we also have DJ Rum in the Warehouse too! Felix Manuel informs me that his alias is pronounced ‘Drum’ - the ‘j’ is silent. It used to be ‘Deejay Rum’, but he decided he didn’t like it. Either way, it’s a name that has increasingly registered on people’s radars since Manuel’s 2010 debut, the gorgeous, so-relaxed-it’s-horizontal ‘Plead With Me’ b/w ‘Emerald (The Antidote)’ on Smokin' Sessions. Since then, his take on the deep sea hybrid of dubstep and techno - perhaps inspired by the rash of innovation coming out of Bristol circa 2008 (see Appleblim’s Dubstep Allstars mix) - has become increasingly finessed and distinctive. To kick the proceedings off, Tokin'Whiteboy makes an overdue return to the Warehouse.
The Terrace sees the sublime Handsome Paddy take control of the 1's & 2's along with the scarily-skilled Mickey Fingers. Handsome Paddy been DJing outside of his bedroom since 2003, along the way playing support to De La Soul, MF Doom, J Rocc, Scratch Perverts, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Edan, Souls of Mischief, Beardyman, Digable Planets, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and DJ Food to name but a few. He has an old-school hip-hop aesthetic when it comes to DJing and his genre-hopping sets are built around tight, quick mixing with elements of turntablism. Mickey Fingers should need no introduction to hip-hop heads, the man really is in the upper crust of Irish talent, expect fire!
Doors at 10pm and its just €10 before 11.30 and €12 after