The festival offers an abundance of talent from afar and a fine selection of the best homegrown talent our shores have to offer. Not only is this lineup an attractive feast for the ears but the festival’s return to it’s central home in Kilmainham is an attractive proposition. Located in the heart of the city just 3.5km up the Quays from O’Connell Bridge, the grounds of The Royal Hospital is an easily accessible site for the flock of Irish natives and tourists alike to reach from the centre of the Capital where the summer atmosphere is building day after day.
Frank B – Sunday – Undergrowth 20.45
Having been shot into the limelight in the fashion Frank was, it was always going to be difficult to follow up a track like Chain of Fools and we’re sure he was biding his time ensuring that the next release was up to his self-set high standards. So we were delighted to see a clip of his latest production Trieste pop up on SoundCloud recently and we were even happier when we gave it a listen. With a gigantic groove, an infectious melody and tight control of the hi hats, Trieste is worthy of it’s place on the opening release off exciting new label Newington. Certainly well worth the wait and most definitely will go down a storm with festival goers when it gets a spin on Sunday!
very potent combo!
Le Galaxie – Saturday – Lighthouse Stage 21.55
Another excellent homegrown talent. The hype about this man hasn’t ceased this weekend. His new track “Chameleon” with Raye is proving a huge summer hit both here and in the U.K. Also announced was his deal with Sony Music and an upcoming album which has us very excited. To get you in the mood for the weekend, check out his recent release “Poison” with Liza Flume and his remix of JT “My Love“.
We couldn’t let this one slide. Niall Rodgers is very much the man of the moment. Not only has he just finished collaborating with Daft Punk but he is also set to hit the studio with some of the finest Electro and House producers in the world. But what really does it for us is his amazing history in the business. You can’t ignore the legendary status of The Hitmaker and disco outfit Chic. Their impact of the world of music has been simply incredible. This is the perfect chance to catch a genius at work and it’s not something that will come around too often, We encourage everyone to bop along and dance, dance, dance!
The XX, Bonobo and recently Justin Timberlake also. For us the take on Ultraísta – Smalltalk was spectacular but one which features prominently in his live sets is the remix of Rocketnumbernine – Matthew & Toby. If this big builder of a track goes down as well as it did here live in London, Four Tet live at Forbidden Fruit this Sunday is set to go off!