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					                                                                                                                                                       THE STAR, Friday November 20, 2009       57




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      By MARK
                              Your essential guide to dance music


SURGE OF
      KAVANAGH




ENERGY                                                                                                                                                         Lisa’s
                                                                                                                                                               gonna
                                                                                                                                                               Pin it

                                E
                               Techno kings take over
                                              MERGING Irish           Locked in Manchester.
                                              techno promoter           He also runs the Dave Clarke-
                                              Surge tonight           approved Mantrap imprint and has a
                                                                      regular guest slot on RTE Radio
                                              heralds                                  2FM.
                                              the return                                 Opening up is the
                                              of Spanish                               hugely       popular
                                techno king Oscar
 NEW
                                                                                       Spanish-born,
                                Mulero to Irish shores                                 Dublin-based DJ
                                with its latest party at                               Danny Alonso.


ALBUMS                          Dublin’s hottest new                                    The setting for the
                                                                                       party is The Good
                                venue The Good Bits.                                  Bits, a Berlin-styled
                                  Mulero’s appearance is part                         bar, restaurant and
                                of a Tresor world tour pro-
■PAULLas Vegas
   OAKENFOLD:
Perfecto
                                moting his new mix CD for
                                the German techno label.
                                                                                      late night club locat-
                                                                                      ed on Store St.
                                                                                        The team behind
(Perfecto/New State)              It’s an extraordinary mix of                       the new venture,
AHEAD of a rumoured             Tresor classics, many delet-                         including veteran DJ
Irish show in December
and a new artist album,
                                ed and some never released
                                on CD or digital formats.       GOOD STUFF:
                                  Artists featured on the mix Mulero (above)
                                                                                     Johnny Moy, have
                                                                                     given the space a                                                                   ● LUSCIOUS
                                                                                                                                                                             Lisa Pin-Up
                                                                                                                                                                     (pictured) teams
this trance-dominated                                                                stylish makeover,
mix album (pictured             include Jeff Mills, The and Sharpe                   with new supper                                                              up with fellow hard
above) is already a huge        Surgeon, Model 500 and                               club-style interiors.                                                        dance heroine Anne
hit in the US, where he         X-101. Mulero’s set will doubt-                         The Good Bits                                                              Savage at The
is resident at Rain in Las      less encompass some of                                offers a full night out                                                      Temple in Carlow
Vegas.                          these timeless works of art.                          — dinner, DJs, exhi-                                                          next Saturday
                                  The Surge team promises                             bitions and dancing.                                                          November 28.
                                full Funktion One sound to                                                                                                           It should be a
■RobbieToRivera:
   Closer
(New state)
            the Sun             intensify Oscar’s bass heavy
                                style, which will no doubt also
                                                                                        Tomorrow sees the
                                                                                      launch of Punch                                                              memorable double
                                                                                                                                                                  header following
                                                                                      downstairs in the old
THE Puerto Rican’s new          get a thorough workout from                           home of Radio City,                                                         last month’s
album is like the cooler        Sunil Sharpe, who plays the                           with DJs Arveene,                                                           sold-out show from
cousin of David Guetta’s        middle slot on the night.                              Lorcan Mak and                                                             Lisa Lashes.
latest effort, with lots of       Sharpe is one of Ireland’s                                                                                                           Support comes
big room vocals and riffs       most celebrated underground
                                DJs, having played at many of
                                                                                       JoshJoshJosh.
                                                                                       ● Surge presents                                                            ●   from aspiring
                                                                                                                                                           Dublin producers Andy
underpinned by a twist-                                                                Oscar Mulero,
ed house approach.              Europe’s most dedicated                                Sunil Sharpe and                                                  Richmond and Mark Young —
                                techno clubs such as Tresor           Danny Alonso at The Good Bits                                                     along with local hero Leon
                                in Berlin, U-Club in Bratislava and                                                                                    Clarke.
■Project skyward:
  Moved by
Opposing Forces
                                                                      tonight. Doors 10.30pm, 12/15

(Rocket Girl)




                               In the mix... In the mix...
PROJECT Skyward’s
second album has the
feel of an electronic
dream-pop opus a 21st
century Cocteau Twins
would have made.


■Various Artists:
   Disco Heat 2
                                         Thursday November 26
                               ■ NEXTMark le Sal’sDJ Mog
                                   marks the release of
                               featuring                Not For
                                                                        ■New No 24 DJ inhas announced ■ Discoverhas just releasednew
                                                                        his
                                                                            The
                                                                            O’Callaghan,
                                                                                year’s
                                                                                         the world, John
                                                                                                         Askew
                                                                                                                 Records mainman John

                                                                                                                          superb
                                                                                                                                  the
                                                                                                                                                       the three-level Dublin club are techno
                                                                                                                                                       aces Mano le Tough and Eddie
                                                                                                                                                       Brennan. Doors open at 10pm.
(Bargrooves)                   Long on Ego Records.                     Eve plans. He                                               single Bad
SUBLIME house from               The club package features exciting     will perform                                                apple with some
the likes of ATFC, Joey
Negro and Full Intention
                               remixes from Tyler Philo and John
                               Gibbons and Scimon Tist.
                                                                        exclusively at
                                                                        The Temple in
                                                                                                                                    ace remixes
                                                                                                                                    alongside his
                                                                                                                                                                    an Ibiza reunion
                                                                                                                                                       ■ There isweekend.O’Brien’s weekend
                                                                                                                                                           running at Sally
                                                                                                                                                       Arklow this
                                                                                                                                                                                      in
                                                                                                                                                                              DJs include
in full unmixed glory.           But Clubmix has had a sneak            Carlow and                                                  own version.       Gavin K and Today FM’s Phil
                               preview of the original version – on     tickets are on                                                                 Cawley.
     Point B:
■    Suicide Beauty
Spot (Combat B)
                               the forthcoming debut album from DJ
                               Mog (pictured) – and can confirm it is
                                                                        sale now priced
                                                                        at 20.                                                     ■ Jrespected ■ ExpozureKillarneytoon November
                                                                                                                                          Rocc,
                                                                                                                                       one of the                returns Mustang
                               a premium grade slice of electro-pop                                                                 most              Sally’s in
FUNKY dubstep grooves          that will turn a lot of heads.
with plenty of melodies
sit aside more experi-             Tech-dance lover Andy
                                                                        ■ Vinylthe last
                                                                        today is
                                                                                  lovers
                                                                            note that
                                                                                                                                    and talented
                                                                                                                                    hip-hop DJs,
                                                                                                                                    producers and
                                                                                                                                                  27. Top of the bill is rising trance star
                                                                                                                                                       Gary Maguire.
mental bass workouts
and minimal techno.
                               ■   Richmond embraces guitars
                               and Japanese style beats on his
                                                                        day of the City
                                                                        Discs seventh
                                                                                                                                    turntablists,
                                                                                                                                    appears at Pogo    ■ It costsDublin Unabombers DJ
                                                                                                                                                                   nothing to see Manchester
                                                                                                                                                           legends The
                               storming new single Ain’t Talkin’ Bout   anniversary sale                                            at Twisted         at Solas in       next Thursday
■Jack de (Module)
   Marsaille:
Inner Visions
                               Love. Out now on trackitdown.net via
                               his Dirty Stop Outs label, it is being
                                                                        offering 30 per
                                                                        cent off all vinyl
                                                                                                                                    Pepper
                                                                                                                                    tomorrow night.
                                                                                                                                                       alongside Mr Razor. See
                                                                                                                                                       remedyireland.com for more details.
                                                                                            V




THE French acid house          caned by Yoji, among others.             new and                     DJ MOG                            Choice Cuts’
                                                                        second-hand.                                                lovable resident
pioneer serves up an
intoxicating brew of tech-
                               ■   Hard dance hero Alex Kidd will
                                   be at the GPO in Galway tonight
                                                                          The Temple
                                                                        Bar store
                                                                                                                                    DJ Scope will
                                                                                                                                    support the
                                                                                                                                                                        fourth
                                                                                                                                                       ■ Big Dish Go’scontinuebirthday
                                                                                                                                                          celebrations         at
                                                                                                                                                       Kennedy’s tomorrow. 20:20 Vision’s
no beats and grooves on
his second album.              alongside I Radio’s Michael              houses the best selection of dubstep,  Stones Throw artist.                    Crazy P Soundsystem are the
                               Doherty.                                 techno and electronica in the capital.  Entertaining clubbers elsewhere in     special guests.

				
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