A new year and new musical treats to look forward to. As ever the hard working promoters, crews and collectives in Dublin are pushing hard to bring you the best artists and the biggest parties. There has been a flurry of dates announced for the first month of the year here we bring you the highlights of the announcements so far.
06/01/12 – Hertz U / Heavy / Dubstortion @ Twisted Pepper
Strong local talent on display here from D&B, Hip-Hop and Dubstep crews. If you are ready for a party after all that turkey then this is the night for you.
12/01/12 – NEXX Launch party with Scratcha DVA @ Twisted Pepper
The launch party for a new bass music night as part of Thursday’s Junior Spesh in Twisted Pepper sees RinseFM and Hyperdub rising star Scratcha DVA role into town. Scratcha hosts the Grimey Breakfast show on Rinse and has a new album coming out in 2012 so expect to hear UK funky, Grime, Dubstep and Bass music galore.
13/01/12 – Mud & Tribe presents Loxy @ Twisted Pepper
Loxy has been DJing, producing and tearing up the D&B scene for the best part of over 20 years. Old school but progressive, if D&B and Jungle are your thing then you need to check this out. Support on the night comes from the ever impressive Executive Steve after his smasher of a set on NYE. You should grab this chance to see top quality international and home grown D&B talent.
14/01/12 – Forward / Slash present The Yard @ Twisted Pepper
This early gig marks the start of a new move for Twisted Pepper. Early gigs that showcase and highlight local talent and this is a strong line up. Frankie Bingo, SertOne, Bantum, Monto, Datadrip, Lemonada and Dogs round out the line up. Our pick of the bunch here is Frankie Bingo, a 21 year old producer who has been making serious waves with his productions. With tips of the hat to dubstep, garage, grime as well as house and techno this POGO resident is one of the Irish talents to keep an eye on for 2012.
20/01/12 – Renegade Noize 2nd Birthday with Icicle @ Twisted Pepper
Shogun Audio’s Icicle is the headliner for Renegade Noize’s 2nd Birthday party. Support on the night comes from Cause n Effect, Quality Mark with MC Kenna hosting in the basement. Cru Hip-Hop Sessions round out what will be a strong night of bass.
21/01/12 – Pogo presents Martyn @ Twisted Pepper
Martyn returns to Dublin and Twisted Pepper bringing his own blend of bass and beats. Martyn has produced dubstep, house and funky over the last few years and this gig should be a great showcase for his impressive 2011 album, “Ghost People”. Residents Niall Dunne and Frankie Bingo are on support for the night that also includes, The Whipround performing live.
21/01/12 – Dubstep Dublin Presents Benton @ The Lost Society
Dubstep producer Benton comes to Dublin for what is sure to be an amazing show in the Lost Society. The crowd in the Lost Society love it loud and love their bass and Benton is just the man to give it to them. Support on the night comes from Statik and Kieran Craddock as well as the Flush crew holding down the second room with D&B.
27/01/12 – Mud Presents Eats Everything @ Twisted Pepper
For those that dont know about Eats Everything then here is your perfect chance to educate yourself. Eats Everything hails from out of Bristol and reps the cities Bass / House scene. Using samples and vocal loops overlaid on the droning bass to build party tunes this marks a rare chance to catch such an innovating and creative producer.
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