Ste Flynn (1st h), Carl Dunne (2nd h), Ste Flynn b2b Carl Dunne (3rd h)- DHD Livingroom Sessions #11

On January the 26th, Dublin’s Melodic​ are celebrating their 6th Birthday with Lindstrøm [Live] & Luca Bacchetti at Yamamori Tengu. That was reason enough to invite Melodic residents Ste Flynn​ and Carl Dunne​ to join us in our 11th Living Room Session next Monday.

From humble beginnings come great things. Melodic is 6. It has grown from a one-off party in a 150 capacity basement into one of Dublin’s most respected clubbing brands.Melodic has thrown parties in practically every club in the city, brought their sound around Europe – from London to Ibiza and Berlin. More recently, they have settled comfortably into a monthly residency in the intimate surrounds of Yamamori Tengu​.

Founders Mulljoy​ have carefully curated their events from the beginning. They have had the pleasure of debuting many acts and welcoming some of their own heroes into the booth for some hugely memorable nights. Stand out acts over the years include Guy J​, Nick Warren​, François K​, Ian Pooley​, Patrice Baumel​, Aril Brikha​, Kenny Larkin​, Ripperton​, Marc Romboy​, Kölsch​, Sebo K​ … to name a few.

“Given the occasion, we felt it appropriate to celebrate it properly and have enlisted the help of two of our very favourite DJ / Producers in Lindstrom​ and Luca Bacchetti​. Two very different acts but two very much at the top of their game in each of their respected musical fields. One is the undisputed Space-Disco King. The other a master of deep, rhythmic melody.”

“We urge you to join us in celebrating 6 years on January 26th across two floors in Yamamori Tengu. It will be house, techno, disco, deep, emotive – but always Melodic.”

MBryan – DHD International Series #06

His mixes are truly mesmerising. His musical journeys have gained huge fun base accross the globe and you’ll see why everyone calls him a ‘Day Dreamer’. After chasing him for few months, he finally found some time to do a mix for our International Series. Ladies and gents…our dear friend from sunny Portugal, M Bryan. Enjoy!

Disco Screaming In Me – mixed by Viktor Marina

Disco is a musical style originating in the early 1970s that remained urban and largely underground until the middle of the decade when it began to emerge from America’s urban nightlife scene, where it had been curtailed to house parties and makeshift discotheques, and began making regular appearances mainstream, gaining popularity and increasing airplay on radio. It achieved popularity during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Its initial audiences in the U.S. were club-goers from the gayAfrican AmericanItalian American,[1][2] Latino, and psychedelic communities in PhiladelphiaChicagoSan Francisco, and New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco can be seen as a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Disco was popular with both men and women from many different backgrounds, with dances including the Bump and the Hustle.

The disco sound often has several components, a “four-on-the-floor” beat, an eighth note (quaver) or 16th note (semi-quaver) hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line. In most disco tracks, string sections, horns, electric piano, and electric rhythm guitars create a lush background sound. Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used for solo melodies, and lead guitar is less frequently used in disco than in rock. Many disco songs use electronic synthesizers, particularly in the late 1970s.

Well-known 1970s and 1980s disco performers included: Vicki Sue RobinsonYvonne EllimanGrace JonesDivineLimeThelma HoustonDiana RossCherCheryl LynnDonna Summer, the Bee GeesBoney M.Claudja BarryBilly OceanCerroneDan HartmanMadonnaMiquel BrownChaka KhanKC and the Sunshine Bandthe TrammpsMarlena ShawSylvesterVillage PeopleGloria GaynorAmii Stewart, and Chic. While performers and singers garnered much public attention, record producers working behind the scenes played an important role in developing the “disco sound”. Many non-disco artists recorded disco songs at the height of disco’s popularity, and films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It’s Friday (1978) contributed to disco’s rise in mainstream popularity. Disco was the last mass popular music movement that was driven by the baby boom generation. Disco was a worldwide phenomenon, but its popularity drastically declined in the United States in 1980, and by 1982 it had lost most of its mainstream popularity in the states. Disco Demolition Night, an anti-disco protest held in Chicago on July 12, 1979, remains the most well-known of several “backlash” incidents across the country that symbolized disco’s declining fortune.

By the late 1970s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes, where DJs would mix a seamless sequence of dance records. Studio 54, a venue popular among celebrities, is a well-known example of a disco club. Popular dances included the Hustle, a sexually suggestive dance. Discotheque-goers often wore expensive, extravagant and sexy fashions. There was also a thriving drug subculture in the disco scene, particularly for drugs that would enhance the experience of dancing to the loud music and the flashing lights, such as cocaine and Quaaludes, a drug that was so common in disco subculture that it was nicknamed “disco biscuits”. Disco clubs were also sometimes associated with promiscuity.

Disco was a key influence in the later development of electronic dance music and house music. Disco has had several revivals, including in 2005 with Madonna‘s highly successful album Confessions on a Dance Floor, and again in 2013 and 2014, as disco-styled songs by artists like Daft Punk (with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers), Justin TimberlakeBreakbot, and Bruno Mars—notably Mars’ “Uptown Funk“—filled the pop charts in the UK and the US.

Alex Gram – DHD Livingroom Sessions #07 (2)

Originally from Russia St Petersburg, Alex was studying music since she was 6 years old. With piano being her favourite instrument, classical music definitely had impact on her musical preferences now. She moved to Dublin to get her degree in Interior design and Architecture in Griffith College. After finishing college she changed her professional career completely. Started DJing on a local radio station and raves. At the moment she is studying music business in Ballyfermot College, focusing on her career growth as a DJ, producer and event organiser. At the moment she is working on a project called AXXS Visual and Performing arts. Their upcoming event is in the generator hostel on the 16th of December. ”It is going to be a different way of experiencing techno as we are combining art of music and visuals. Projection mapping is an important part of the event”, says Alex as we spoke to her just after her yesterdays gig in District 8 where she player with Nicole Moudaber.
Her style of music is innovative techno.

Vlad Miler – DHD Livingroom Sessions #07 (3)

Vladimir Miler Jr.​ is a Croatian DJ with Dublin address, born in the 80’s. He’s been involved in electronic music scene since the late nineties. Vladimir is a religious record buyer and entertainer with a distinguished taste in music, from house to techno, from deep to acid. The music Vladimir plays is on the edge. Not too fast, not too slow, not too hard, not too mellow. Promoter of raves, club nights, concerts & festivals. Being involved with the scene for such a long time makes him a chronicler of times as well.

Antonio Rincon – DHD Livingroom Sessions #07 (1)

Antonio is a DJ/Producer/Promoter born in Caracas, Venezuela. When young Mr Rincon was 15 years old he started to attend to his first events and get more and more involved in the techno movement. This is how his passion to DJ’ing began. In 2003 he start to create and mix his first set’s and mainly develop his own musical style. Being unique was always something that he really wanted to achieve. That’s why his mixes are distinguish for being energetic, powerful and without leaving behind that “groove” for which Latin’s are better known. In 2013 Antonio has moved to Ireland, and got involved in the local Techno scene leading him to expand his career as a DJ in the heart of Irish capital. He was a creator and resident DJ at his “Deep Forest Night” which took place every week in the famous Turks Head Club. Antonio had the opportunity to share the decks with many internationals and locals as Redd, Siasia, Jurek Przezdziecki, Arte Artur, Klaudia Gawlas, Egbert, Marcel Reix, and many more.

Declan Coleman – DHD Livingroom Sessions #06 (1)

Declan fell in love with dance music at an early age, he grew up listening to mix tapes handed down from his cousin who went to the Asylum/Sides and the Olympic ball room which was where the dublin /irish dance scene emerged. He didn’t realise he wanted to be a DJ until he attended his first rave in the legendary Ormond multi media centre. It was an under 18s dance event with DJs Orbit, Keno Flanagan,DJ Pressure and MC Danny Kearns.. “ It is what he had been looking for and finally he was in a place were he felt he belonged” From that night on he knew what his calling in life was.

Aquiring a set of Decks became Dec’s top priority, so he landed his first summer job and started saving. Buying records became an addiction, he would race in on Thursday evening to Abbey Discs to get his hands on the newest releases, Music Power, Tag and HMV were also on his hit list for new music and he didn’t stop there, Friday Saturday & Sunday were also record days.
He spent most of his youth perfecting the art of mixing and playing at house parties or anywhere the opportunity came about to play and share new music. Dec was asked to come on as a guest DJ on Nova Fm’s DJ Tempo’s show, from that experience Dec got the radio bug and decided he wanted his own show. Kiss Fm, Dublin was where he began his first radio show. He hosted this show Every Thursday night and was privy to a lot of exclusive music kept by especially for him by his close friend who worked in Abbey Discs.. He felt great pride at the fact that he managed to play a lot of promos test pressings and white labels first on the scene.

It was time to expand his passion & talent & soon Dec co -founded MDJ Entertainments with some friends. They began hosting their own parties in small clubs and Venues in Dublin and Kildare. MDJ became many different things associated with Djing in general. They took over a premises and created MDJ Studios, a place for DJ’s to come and network, share music and Ideas. Before social media arrived,this was a real network of like minded people who shared a love for Djing and Music. MDJ wasn’t only about Dance Music it also welcomed Hip Hop Dj’s and Mc’s to do their thing. It became a popular hang out and caught the attention of the film makers within RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. They wanted to shoot a day in the life of Dec and MDJ Studios. Dec thought it would be great to showcase some of the DJ’s and Mc’s who came to the studio and to promote these alternative music styles. The documentary was aired on RTE the countries national broadcaster on one of their shows about different topics / projects and alternative lifestyles called Capital D.

The years to come saw Dec back doing what he loved, playing music to people who really appreciated it. This journey lead him to conquer most of the top venues & clubs nationwide including Pygmalion, Radio City, SFX Theatre: Dublin,Temple Theatre Main room & The Crypt,Temple Bar Music Centre ,The Academy ,The Cave ,The Vaults ,The Pint ,Twisted Pepper ,Traffic ,The Bernard Shaw ,Room 19 ,The Lost Society Main room & Basement ,The Mezz ,The Hub ,Tivoli Theatre Dublin – Area 51 Festival – Mystic Festival Ireland,Ballinamore Fringe Festival; Letrim ,Eclipse Festival, Life Festival.
Dec has an infectious energy & skill when in action behind the decks, his ability to fully immerse & connect with his crowd while delivering accurately timed displays of beat juggling, scratching & a multitude of subtle Dj effects ,is inspiring.
Is it any wonder that Djing became his chosen profession with his birth name being Declan Joseph Coleman… DJ is in the name..

Zarko Rebac – DHD Livingroom Sessions #05 (2)

It is our great pleasure and honour to announce our next guest DJ Zarko Rebac who will be joining us for his Irish debut this Monday. Although he is new to Dublin we are sure you will be seeing more of him over the coming months.
He has released EPs on Mihaia Popoviciu’s Cyclic Records but also on Monocord Records, Kina Music, and Family Grooves.
Names like Nick Curly, Andrey Pushkarev, Blondish, Mario Aureo, and so on love to play his tracks in their sets.
With an eclectic mix of tunes which encompass the darker spheres of minimalist techno and house, his sets push boundaries, they’re spontaneous, they’re unpredictable.

Krissky – DHD Livingroom Sessions #05 (1)

We owe you this one from few weeks ago. Krissky is a Polish artist and performer based in Ireland.The inspiration for his unique blend of sound comes from genres as diverse as house and techno – Always on a lookout to experiment with different sounds and ideas. Krissky allows diverse influences to help him shape up his tracks, from the deep underground electronic music to the free-form freedom of jazz.
His sound is cinematic and textural, yet extremely direct and relatable, bridging the gaps between dance-friendly tunes and his more experimental side.