Category Archives: 2013

The Art of Music 3

Donal released a new Art of Music film, and presented a live version of the proccess as part of Phase One Festival in Leitrim.

The performance of Donal Dineen’s The Art of Music 3 in the galleries of The Dock Arts Centre marked the beginning of the 2013 Phase One Electronic Music and Arts Festival on 19th April 2013. The Art of Music 3 was commissioned by The Dock Arts Centre with funding from The Arts Council. It featured live performances by Kate Ellis and WIFE with live painting by Guillermo Carrio and live vision mixing by Lionel Palun and Donal Dineen.

The video for Sunken Foal is a demo version of the kind of work to be shown at the live installment of the Art of Music and was released in advance of the festival.

Published on Feb 14, 2013
Video by Donal Dineen & Guillermo Carrion.
Edited by Ian Cudmore
Music by Sunken Foal – Calcium Carbonate, which is available for free download from Sunken Foal’s site, as part of his free album Friday Vol 1

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Alan Kelly got into dance music in ’93 during his last year in school. University in Dublin later that year blew the doors wide open, and a few happy months and some failed exams later, Alan was living with Trace DJ and Asylum regular Paul Newhouse. Alan and Paul worked well together over the next few years, and looking back Alan cites putting on the first ever dance music event in his native Roscommon in 1994 as one of the highlights of his career.Those early days proved pivotal as it was there that Alan learned the long smooth mixing style that has worked so well for him ever since. But despite those early beginnings Alan soon discovered he was, and still is to this day, a purely house music man.

A few years later Alan left Dublin (exams passed!), bought his first decks, and shortly after started to get pro gigs on the local circuit. His first DJ residency went off in style at Panama Jacks, Castlebar warming up for the international DJ set flying in and out of the country. During four years at the club Alan acquired further residencies at Delicious, The Clarence, Sligo where he played until it closed in 2012 and Cuba, Galway. 2000 brought a residency at one of Irelands most respected clubs The GPO, Galway which saw him month on month on the same bill as some of the worlds finest decknicians. Radio Nova, Dublin approached for a weekly show, as did Irish scene magazine where Alan reviewed records and covered club nights for the glossy monthly mag.

Autumn 2002 – Heineken Found @Thirst launches in Ireland. Beating off over 300 other entrants Alan becomes the first ever Found @ Thirst Winner, and sets the wheels in motion for the beginning of much bigger things. Taken onboard by Heineken and a friendship formed with Paul Oakenfold, ’03 brought a trip to London to produce with Ian Greene of Perfecto Records. On from there, Alan featured as tour DJ on the Heineken Rollercoaster Tour covering 12 nights around Irelands and over 20,000 punters.

After the success of the Rollercoaster Tour, Alan featured as in house support act at Heineken dance music events worldwide. Club nights in Budapest, Hungary and Oslo, Norway. Two tours of Lebanon and the Middle East to launch Found @ Thirst. The climax for Alan was headlining with Oakenfold, Tong and Tiesto regularly on the Thirst circuit in both Ireland and abroad.

During this period Alan also gained a residency at The Savoy, Cork and guested at clubs including South, Waterford and The Trinity Rooms, Limerick – billing with some of the hottest names on the planet. He featured prominently on Ireland’s premier touring club weekender – Coastal Beats, and launched his own underground club night discoVERY, where the theme was a blend of DJ skills, a percussion rig and an anything goes “open mic” policy. The night ran for three years and was hugely successful, regularly hosting Irelands finest Djs.

The mid 2000’s saw a trip down under and while there Alan landed regular work at Sydneys then finest house club – Tank, and many other venues in Sydney and beyond.

While not as active in the scene as years gone by,  Alan continues to play and produce house music – its what he loves most in life. 2012 saw his latest release on Redbox Records and you can catch him spinning pretty regularly in Sligo or Castlebar.

So you think youve heard house! Yes you’ve been there, done that and bought the mix tape. You’ve listened to every DJ ever mentioned on Radio 1, and you christened your firstborn Little Louis. Well maybe you havent heard it all – yet…………..

Alan never fails to deliver the freshest upfront and pumpin, funky house bliss!



DJ Ash hails from the northwest of Ireland and is quickly becoming a well-known name in the music world.  Her love of music started early on her life with piano, guitar and later on the drums, which all gave her an in-depth knowledge of music but these were simply a gateway to what she does best, playing vinyl. In this mostly male dominated industry, Ash Young has proven that every industry has exceptions and she is most definitely one. Her elicit style and the ease in which she controls her vinyl and mixes tunes is evident to the crowd who can never get enough of her upbeat funky style. The best DJs know that Djing is about being able to read the crowd and this is exactly what she does, knowing what tunes to play is vital and her funky house style always captures the crowds. Influences such as Deep Dish, Chemical Brothers, Sasha&Digweed have moulded her style and new influences such as Neelix, Symphonix and infected mushroom have perfected it. With almost 10 years experience under her belt she has played top venues around the country as well as having an intricate involvement in the underground scene. With recording in the pipeline for DJ Ash, it’s strongly advised to see her in action live to guarantee you’ll get up on your feet!


DJ Ash

Aisling Young


Ph: +353 (0) 872031287


The Somatix Krew project is the brainchild of Dublin-born DJ/producer Joe Murrin aka DJ Pudz/Four Knocks. His love of dance music began when he secured a job working in Abbey Discs at the age of 16.

His taste in electronic music has grown over the years, encompassing many different genres, and as a DJ he has held residencies in Groucho’s Dublin, Pa’s and the A.O.H in Dundalk. He has also played at nights around Dublin and Cork in the likes of the Temple Of Sound, The Ormond Multi Media Centre and The Electric Underground. Along the way Murrin picked up the production torch and has been hard at it ever since.

The group members on Dub Thrian’s Nia Somatix Krew re-construct are Joe Murrin and Alex Lennon (production and engineering) and Andy Gown (harp).


PolyDROID is an Irish electronic artist producing Electronic Tonic to quench your synth thirsts.

Melodic, cinematic electronica, created using inorganic beats and vintage synth noises. With influences from early German electronic music and John Carpenter soundtracks, coupled with the current new wave of 80’s influenced synthwave, PolyDROID’s sound is an exploration of bleeps, blips, arpeggiations, blistering synth riffs and swelling synth pads.

With a huge love of live electronic music, PolyDROID’s live shows are performed using a selection of vintage analogue synths, providing a tasty bit of synth porn for the synth lovin’ fools in the audience.




Zoid is Daniel Jacobson is an Irish composer/musician/producer. He has released electronic music on Boy Scout Audio, Invisible Agent, D1 and his own label Diatribe. As a guitarist and electronic musician he has played with many groups, including tours with Meljoann and Jack L. He founded Diatribe Records in the late 90s to promote the work of local underground artists and is currently one of three directors of the label. He curates the Tronix Series to encourage electronic music makers and composers to collaborate in unusual ways.He is also a guitar teacher.

[ZoiD is} “a free-spirited jazz-tinged electronic wizard” – Louder Than War


Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen, born 1962 in Tromsø, a city within the Arctic Circle in the northernmost portion of Norway. Biosphere has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his “ambient techno” and “arctic ambient” styles, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His track “Novelty Waves” was used for the 1995 campaign of Levi’s. His 1997 album Substrata was voted by as one of the all time classic ambient albums.