Jape began in 2003 as a solo project of Dublin musician Richard Egan, blending meticulously crafted lyrics with upbeat electronic rhythms. Using an innovative mix of instruments, hardware samplers and sequencers, Jape creates a sound that encompasses many different styles and spans genres, a sort of gothic pop. They won the prestigious Choice Music Prize in 2008 and we look forward to hearing a DJ set from them at Phase One, celebrating their new record “The Chemical Sea” which has gone straight into the Number 8 spot in the Irish album charts and number 1 in the Irish Indie charts.