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.”
As part of the Deep House Dublin Living Room Sessions, we bring you young and talented:
Dylan Hughes (Melodic, Dublin)
”I was always really into electronic music from a very young age as my dad always listened to it. I grew up listening the likes of Sasha and Digweed, Ritchie hawtin, Steve Bug etc… My music today is very influenced from the progressive moody, melodic sounds I’ve always been into.. I like to try and make my sets a journey as much as possible as I think that track selection is more important then being the most technically gifted DJ. I’ve supported the likes of Weiss, Patrice Baumel and the Drifter”
We were supposed to have Collie Mckenna & Ryan Hayden (Illicit Showcase) as part of our DHD Livingroom Sessions but because of the Ophelia hurricane in Ireland that day, Ryan couldn’t make it so Collie had his own showcase and we are sure that the rest of the Ilicit boys are proud.
Starting up in October of 2015, illicit have been hosting underground partys all over Dublin City, starting of with their weekly partys at Sweeney’s Basement in Dublin until its closure back in June of 2016. Since then, illicit has blossomed into one of the most respected up & coming Irish collectives, hosting international guests such as De Sluwe Vos, Kevin Over, Jacob B & Cal Johnstone but to name a few. With sell out shows at the infamous Dublin venue Button Factory aswell as hosting the Baby Box room at Ministry Of Sound in London for their 1st Birthday, 2016 had been a solid year for the illicit team.
2017 has been just as successful pulling of some massive shows including illicit’s District 8 debut with Aussie disco legend Late Nite Tuff Guy, renowned sets at a number of festivals including MASS, Solas & Fuinneamh from a number of residents, aswell as being fresh from their exploits at Sunderland for their second international appearance as they teamed up with the infamous Haze Records to host the Boom Room of Independent in October of this year.
The illicit residents each hold their own unique sound, possesing versitile mixing skills & track selection, making them a perfect team of DJ’s for whatever your taste may be.
Originally from Poland, Maciej Pietruczuk currently calls Dublin Ireland home where he is an active DJ in the deep progressive music scene. Through many different sub-genres of house music that Maciej plays he’s able to perfectly find the dance floor rhythm at any party. House music for Maciej is not simply music, but its also his lifestyle – his compassionate vision of world around him.
Right from the early days when he fell in love with the deeper sounds, it motivated him to hone his skill in his private home studio and once he perfected his flawless techniques he shared his sounds with dance floors big and small.
To describe Maciej’s live DJ sets is a difficult task, but to put it into a few words: they are extremely lush with sound letting your body burst with energy and filling your mind with the warmest memories. Every set he serves up an explosive mixture of house, techno and progressive rhythms. Even the most fussy and picky clubbers will have their needs fulfilled through Maciej’s skill behind the decks. His ability to connect to the crowd and the positive feedback he receives is a testament to the ever growing respect he garners as a rising DJ.
“We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. I can’t stop pissing on fire hydrants…I am an animal like any other. Hazel is different. she walks lightly, old man. She walks lightly upon the earth. She knows the truth: We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.
People will say it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad. It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real heroism?
The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.”
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GPS is back this Thursday at usual time on Phever Radio Ireland. This is my first appearance on my favorite radio waves in last 5 weeks and I have prepared loads of new music. This was my last show at this time so I have decided to be alone and to try to play as much of these new tracks that I’ve got. From next Thursday my show is gonna be starting from 4pm and than every second Thursday. Enjoy.
Summer is almost over, so are my holidays. This is a last month Minimal Downtempo mix that I did since I’m still on holidays. GPS is coming back next Thursday at usual time on my favorite Phever Radio Ireland. I have prepared loads of surprises and very interesting guests so make sure to set up a reminder for next Thursday. Until than….enjoy.
I had a pleasure to host a new friend who is a great music enthusiast and remarkable person, Declan Coleman from Dublin.
Dec 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; Leitrim, 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..