Archive - dance / electronic

Mmoths finds fame

16 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

20 YEAR OLD Mmoths is electronic producer Jack Colleran: the first M is silent, the name being a reference to a colloquial Dublin term for girls, ‘motts’. The Newbridge, Kildare artist signed a record deal while sitting his Leaving Cert. He has toured with The XX, played SXSW in Texas and has opened for Apex Twin and At The Drive-In and remixed for Villagers. Over the Summer, Mmoths played festivals in Germany (Prince Charles, MS Dockville), Holland (Lowlands) and Indiependence in Cork.

Jack Colleran began playing piano as a five year old. After playing in different bands in school he began to develop the Mmoths sound in 2010 using a demo version of Abelton Live on his laptop. His sparse sounding demos described as “blissed out electronica”, released on Soundcloud, got a stream of positive reviews from fans, bloggers and a tweet from producer/ DJ Flying Lotus saying he really liked what he was doing.

Now signed to Los Angeles label SQE Music, Mmoths self titled debut EP was released in 2012. In March this year Mmoths released his second EP ‘Diaries’ featuring vocals by Holly Miranda (XL Recordings) and Young & Sick. The EP chronicles the lush maturing sound of Colleran’s melodic introspective electronica.

An extended version of his track ‘Over You’ appeared on the Island Records compilation, Annie Mac Presents 2012.

For his Limerick debut support comes from Limerick producer Nubus (Macronite) performing a live set. He just released his ‘Enter Morning’ LP. mynameisjOhn will be on DJ duties to keep things ticking over until bedtime.
Mmoths plays Dolan’s on Saturday October 19.

Limerick’s Nubus in a lush dreamland

10 July 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

MACRONITE resident/ promoter Paddy Mulcahy a.k.a nubus released his new album ‘Enter Morning’ this week via Bandcamp.

The eight track album is a collection of lush dreamscape electronica that was nine months in the making. Talking to Limerick Post, Paddy Mulcahy said, “‘Enter Morning’ was recorded in my home studio. Its sound developed over the course of roughly nine months as I acquired more hardware synths and began to experiment with them.”

While ‘Enter Morning’ is a listening experience and not designated for the dance floor, Paddy plays his own Jungle/Drum ‘n’ Bass productions when performing live. The Limerick man played his first gig just two years ago in Baker Place and has a since DJ’d at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper and supported Paradox at Macronite, to name a few of his venues.

“I began to write music when I was 14. I have released two EPs and one album on the Canadian record label ‘Limbic Records’, however I am self-releasing this one.”

You can check out two tracks from ‘Enter Morning’ on Paddy’s soundcloud page, / and on Nubus will play at Nancy Spain’s, Cork on August 10 and Summer Saturnalia Festival, Yorkshire from July 19 to 21.

DJ John Kelly in Ibiza shortlist

28 March 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

LIMERICK DJ John Kelly is in the last 15 finalists for this years Ibiza Rocks DJ Competition. The winner receives a residency at the Ibiza Rocks club for the 2013 season on the balearic island.

Rocks DJ Competition by Johnkelly on Mixcloud

On the Ibiza Rocks website organisers explained, “It’s been tough but after hundreds of entries and thousands of plays the Rocks team have deliberated and narrowed down the entries to a shortlist of just 15 mixes.”

You can check out the 15 DJs at

Out On a Limb Summer Party

17 August 2012 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Melodica Deathship at OOAL Summer Party

THE annual summer party curated by Out On a Limb brought together a fascinating line-up of alternative acts on three floors last weekend. Formed in 2000, headliners The Jimmy Cake brought their instrumental space-prog-post-apocalypse rock to Dolan’s to show the young pretenders how it’s done.

The prize for the loudest band of the night goes to Jogging, the trio played a no nonsense set of tracks from the new album, ‘Take Courage’ which just went on release on the Out On A Limb label.
The strangest sight and sound of the evening was Melodica Deathship, the Dublin duo mixed hip hop with tripped out electronic doom using an oversized melodica to brighten the gloom. A lot like watching a scary Scroobius Pip through a purple haze.
Tieranniesaur delivered a funky set of disco inspired indie pop. Despite some sound issues early on in the set, the Popical Island six-piece got into their stride with Rockblocker and Here Be Monsters from the debut album and DIYSCO is a hit record in waiting showcasing, band leader, Annie Tierney’s strong vocal range.
Closing proceedings on the Upstairs stage was Clare based DJ/producer Mynameisjohn playing a stunning set of breaks, hip hop and his own productions mixed with a passion and building up the intensity with skills very few DJs possess.

Mynameisjohn will be playing Electric Picnic on the Earthship Stage as part of Body & Soul on Friday night August 31 with MC Dunna laying some verbals over the set.

Rockin’ Ibiza

5 April 2012 by musiclimerick, No Comments

A DJ set well worth checking out is the Ibiza Rocks set from Limerick’s John Kelly. JK has always had the knack of combining his love of House and Indie music into a credible DJ set. This set mixes dance music that rocks with indie sounds that make you wanna dance. This Ibiza Rocks set is quite similar to his Saturday night set in an indie club in Ennis. John explains, “Nearly every track here is a personal edit/mix to get them into the time frame without, I hope!!, messing up the track’s fluidity, the edits and samples were burned to 3 CDs, three hotcued CDJ MK3s/a DJM 600 and some very annoyed neighbours later … here we are … If in 30mins time you have a smile on your face … it’s job done.”


23 June 2011 by musiclimerick, No Comments


BASED in Galway, Welfare is a 29 year old Irish Dubstep and Jungle Producer/DJ. He started mixing and DJing techno originally but has been focused on Jungle and Dubstep for the past 5 or 6 years. Welfare started producing tracks about 18 months ago and recently had his first release on !Kaboogie Records (Sampler Vol 3). He has graced the decks alongside the likes of Distance, Pinch, Youngsta and many more. His productions as well as a wide range of live mixes can be found at and Walfare plays Macronite this Saturday June 25.

Welfare Tracks by Welfare

Maighread – New beginnings

26 November 2010 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Electro pop artist Maighread is originally from County Limerick, now based in London for the last five years. Maighread has been telling Limerick Post about her new record, “The EP, In the Beginning’ was released this week though Aztec Records. They’re an independent label here in London, I really like the other artists involved in the label, mostly electro, pop and dance artists; so I’m happy to be under their umbrella for this release. The title track is a collaboration with Disco Damage, a London based electro duo. It’s been great working them and a video we made is on the way too. Also on the EP is a remix by TNTT which I’m loving.”

In The Beginning by Disco Damage

In The Beginning (TNTT Remix) by Disco Damage

We came we saw we killed the crowd

15 February 2010 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Sounding a little like a cross between Just Jack, Mike Skinner and Dizzee Rascal, Example ( Elliot Gleave to his folks) hit the charts with ‘Watch the Sun Come Up’ last summer and now comes to Trinity Rooms this Tuesday 23rd of February. First coming to prominence with ‘Girl Can’t Dance’ riding on a cheeky sample of David Bowie’s Jean Jeanie and telling us “if she can’t dance, she’s rubbish in bed”, Example featured on the stompin’ funky ‘Hooligans’ for Don Diablo with the refrain “We came we saw we killed the crowd”. examplewontgo A definite one to watch in 2010, Example will drop his new album in April, but in the meantime the current single ‘Wont Go Quietly’ is another scintillating cut mixing beats and rap that remains edgy but with overground appeal. He has toured with Mike Skinner (The Streets), Hadouken, Just Jack, Fratellis, Get Cape Wear Cape fly and Arrested Development to name just a few. Currently signed to Ministry of Sound and working with the Metrophonic production team, hit making on a global scale is just around the corner for Example, catch the show before it goes massive.

Zealots – Green and Live Sessions 22

17 January 2010 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Zealots CD art
DUBLIN outfit Zealots will headline the first Live 95FM Green and Live Sessions gig of 2010 with support from kick-ass Limerick bands Secret Police and Labatts.
Zealots have been compared to Depeche Mode, Interpol and Wire although it is difficult to pinpoint a direct influence, as theirs is an undeniably unique concoction. Ruth Kennington’s angelic vocals drape over soundscapes that can shift from expansively liberating to claustrophobically paranoid. The quartet’s debut EP, ‘Flowers For My Broken Head’ captures both vulnerability and bombastic grace in a vice like grip. Zealots have had rapturous responses from the growing crowds at home and away and are steadily building a loyal fan base. Their gigs are intense, energetic, vibrant and above all else loud as hell! Don’t miss them when they headline Green and Live Sessions 22 on Thursday January 28. Doors open at 8pm and admission is free. Check out two tracks from the ‘Flowers For My Broken Head’ EP here.
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